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15 Period TV Shows You Need to Be Streaming Right Now

Whether or not we like to admit it, we often watch TV shows to escape and distract from our everyday lives. From the palpable romances that make us forget all our dating struggles, to the breathtaking settings that transport us someplace completely new, there’s nothing like a good TV show to hit pause on our lives for a bit.

And, of course, no TV show does that better than period TV shows. After all, period shows not only transport you to a new story but also to a new era.

On May 4, the long-awaited prequel to the Netflix hit Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, finally arrives on the platform. The show will tell the story of when a young Queen Charlotte (India Ria Amarteifio) rose to power at the end of the 18th century. Romance, extravagant gowns, and intrigue are just a glimpse of what we’ll enjoy about the new show.

So, in honor of this Netflix release, we’ve compiled a list of period TV shows you could be streaming right now. From the time-traveling romance of Outlander to the unapologetic Midge in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, check out some of our favorite period TV shows below. Happy watching!

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