Autumn/Fall Period Dramas 🍁🍂
We're well into November now, and I'm loving it as Autumn is my absolute favourite season. I'm all in when it comes to cosy sweaters, ankle boots, the leaves turning brown and a bit of a chill in the air. And what better time to celebrate some of my favourite period dramas that have that 'fall feel' about them. So grab your cosiest blanket and something warm to drink and snuggle in with this autumn-inspired collection:
Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)
I feel like a lot of us period drama fans freely acknowledge that this FFTMC is one of the most aesthetically beautiful films going. (If you like 2005 Pride and Prejudice, you'll love this). The plot follows a young and spirited heroine, Bathsheba Everdene as she inherits a farm and encounters three potential suitors vying for her hand. There's the loyal and kind shepherd Gabriel Oak, the charming and lively Sargent Troy, and the sensible gentleman Mr Boldwood.
It feels very rural and rugged and with it's themes of farming and the harvest I think it's a good one for this season! Oh, and the soundtrack is spellbinding! AND the COSTUMES are *chef's kiss*. So yes, I really love this film and you might too!
Anne With an E (2017-2019)
I am yet to see a more autumnal show than this. Based on the books by L. M. Montgomery, the series follows young Anne Shirley as she adapts to life in Avonlea with her imaginative and adventurous spirit. It really is a joy, from start to finish. It's set in the late 1800s, so it's perfect for anyone that's a fan of programmes like Larkrise to Candleford, or The Paradise and that sort of style. It's cosy and heart-warming, whilst still having good drama that deals with topics like slavery, sexuality and gender rights.
I really can't recommend this one enough, and I'm almost mad at myself that I didn't watch it sooner! And what's more, the setting and the natural colour palette make it perfect viewing this season. There's three series on Netflix, so get watching and become a kindred spirit.
Wolf Hall (2015)
This might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Autumn, but I think there's something a bit autumnal about this mini-series. The production team used lots of candles to light the evening/night time scenes and we all know that candle light is one of the key features of Hygge (the Danish concept/lifestyle that embraces cosiness and comfort). There's also plenty of roaring fires and the characters are dressed in huge shoulder-defying jackets, so I reckon there's a fall vibe about it... even if it is a bit tenuous... (It's also just very good, and you should watch it anyway).
The series follows Henry VIII's key advisor Thomas Cromwell during the process of annulling the King's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and subsequent marriage to Anne Boleyn. It is the best Tudor period drama I've seen and crackles with wit and scheming.
A few other quick recommendations:
Reign (TV Series) - it's a pretty easy show to watch, it focuses on the life of a teenage Mary Queen of Scots. Is it accurate? oh nah, but it is fun and exciting and set in a nice castle 🏰
Merlin (TV Series) - more castle content, but also magic and knights, and it's really funny - good for the whole family ✨
Downton Abbey (TV series) - is there ever a bad time of year to watch this? 📺
I hope you're enjoying the Autumn season & keeping safe!