Poldark ended after season five, but fans of historical drama need not give up hope. Check out these other shows if you’re a fan of Poldark.
Poldarkoffered something completely different to viewers than what they might have expected from a period drama.. There are many reasons why this show deserves all the praise we can give it. It could be the superb acting, Eleanor Tomlinson’s mesmerizing eyes, or Aidon Turner’s rich voice. Since the fifth season appears to be the last for Poldark, fans will have to turn to other shows for comfort.
Despite the fact that watching the five seasons again and again is an excellent solution, we have another idea that may be of assistance to you. Even though the series ended just a few months ago, you’re probably feeling a void in your heart due to the absence of period drama. The reason we came up with a list of 10 shows to watch is because we lovePoldark!
Mariana Fernandes’s latest update is date: April 13th, 2020. Inpoldarkis absence, it will be challenging to fill. There is no Poldark and Demelza to fulfill historical British drama fans’ desires now that Poldark and Demelza are no longer in the picture. And we’re willing to bet that you’ve already seen most of the shows on this list…but fortunately, we’re in the midst of a television Golden Age. Now you can indulge your Poldark-loving heart once more by binge-watching other series.
1. The White Queen (2013)
Despite the fact that it takes place a long time beforePoldark, The White Queenis still well worth seeing. Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, and Max Irons all shine in this show, which is a treat for fans of British television in general.
Follow the story of Elizabeth Woodville in the 15th century in this 10-episode miniseries full of drama, suspense and even some witchcraft thrown in. The historical accuracy has been greatly distorted, but the story still holds up to scrutiny and will satisfy historians of any stripe.
2. The Paradise (2012)
This 16-episode drama from BBC goes a little deeper into historical settings thanPoldark’s, and it will appeal to history buffs who simply can’t live without some good old-fashioned historical shows.
Featuring the story of country girl Denise who takes a job at The Paradise, one of the country’s largest department stores, this Primetime Emmy-nominated show is essential for those who miss the days of hard-working British people in the past.
3. Land Girls (2009)
Although Demelza and Elizabeth are present, the Land Girls give Poldark the extra female power it sometimes lacked. While other shows have stayed on the safe side, this one takes place during World War II and goes where none have before.
Women in the Women’s Land Army (WLA) struggle in all areas of life against a violent war in fifteen episodes spanning three seasons, Land Girls will leave any viewer wanting more.
4. Home Fires (2015)
Home Fires only lasted two seasons, with a total of twelve episodes, but the incredible content more than makes up for the lack of episodes. We come face to face with a group of women who were alive during World War II once more.
A new group of inspiring and awe-inspiring characters shows us how to survive in a rural Cheshire community amid war-torn turmoil. This movie has the potential to make you cry, so be prepared with tissues!
5. Mr. Selfridge (2013)
How much do you missPoldark’s story of the underdog, rags-to-riches kind of hero? Mr. Selfridge, on the other hand, is just what the doctor ordered! If you’re looking for an upbeat and yet heartbreaking show based on real events and the story of Selfridge’s founder, look no further.
In spite of its lack of traditional British charm, this show features top-notch performances, jaw-dropping sets and top-notch dialogue, making it a worthy addition to any fan’s watch list. It’s a good idea to stock up on snacks before watching this season’s forty episodes.
6. Little Dorrit (2008)
Most of the television series on this list, like Poldarkitself, are based on novels. This is probably no surprise to you. Little Dorrit, named after the Charles Dickens novel it was inspired by, is our first recommendation from the Golden Globe-nominated list.
Fans of Poldark will relish the in-depth treatment of social class and romance that this novel offers. It also features some of the most talented British actors of our generation in the lead roles, such as Claire Foy and Mathew Macfadyen. Can you picture those tense, passionate love scenes?
7. Wuthering Heights (2009)
WUTHERING HILLS is a must-discuss when discussing literature classics.
More than a dozen times, the big and small screens have adapted this English masterpiece, and with every adaptation, we’ve gotten something new and special. We advise you to start with the 2009 edition.
It features one of the best performances of Tom Hardy’s career as the infamous Heathcliff. Hardy and Charlotte Riley, the actress who portrays Cathy, met on set and have been married for many years. Insane chemistry is what you’d expect, right?
8. Jane Eyre (2006)
Jane Eyre, another magnificent 19th-century classic, has also been the subject of numerous films and TV shows over the years. For many fans and academics, the best version is still the one from six years ago because of how true it is to the source material.
It will feel familiar to fans of Poldark because of the show’s grim and dark tone, which is reminiscent of the tumultuous relationship between Jane and Rochester. Even though it’s only a miniseries, the acting is excellent, and it’s well worth watching. If you love historical dramas, this is the movie for you!
9. Victoria (2016)
As a change of pace, fans of historical drama should check out the critically acclaimed seriesVictoria. The likelihood is that this is a show that’s been on your radar for some time now, but you just never got around to watching it. So, what are you waiting for?
The show’s quality is undeniable, as evidenced by the numerous nominations it has received. The costumes and sets are stunning, and the new perspective on Queen Victoria’s early years is exactly what fans have been waiting for.
10. Reign (2013)
Reign may contain a slew of historical inaccuracies, but if you’re only interested in the game’s entertainment value, you’ll be more than satisfied. There are plenty of shows that depict the lives of royals in the 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s that use a lot of artistic license, but we don’t mind.
Despite the absurdity of the plots, they are engrossing, and you’ll find yourself emotionally invested in Mary, Queen of Scots’ life and love affairs. Not to mention that the costumes are fantastic and the music is fantastic as well.
11. The Musketeers (2014)
Since when has Alexandre Dumas’ classic been performed in so many different ways? There are quite a few. No matter how many times they are adapted, people will always be drawn to the three musketeers, especially when they are as alluring as they were in The Musketeers (2011).
There will be three seasons of this show, which will keep fans of Poldark enthralled with plenty of attractive and talented actors and actresses as well as the authentic feel of 17th-century Paris.
12. And Then There Were None (2015)
To this day, Agatha Christie is one of the most successful authors ever, thanks largely to the detective character she created in her mind, Hercule Poirot. Christie, on the other hand, was a master of suspense and horror, as evidenced by her work on And Then There Were None.
In this three-episode adaptation, Aidan Turner plays a role he’s never played before: Poldark himself. Aside from making your heart sing when you see Turner, this suspenseful mystery set in the late 1930s will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.
13. The Woman In White (2018)
Wilkie Collins is underappreciated, to be honest. Granted, he didn’t write as many novels or mysteries during his lifetime as some of the other writers in the genre, butThe Woman in Whitehas to be among the genre’s best. This year’s film adaptation will shock and terrify you just like the book did.
Featuring romance, drama, and mystery all set against the magical backdrop of 19th-century rural England, it’s everything you’d want in a show of this type!
14. Pride And Prejudice (1995)
Even if you’ve never read it, chances are you’ve heard ofPride And Prejudice. Much like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, Austen’s most famous work has been adapted countless times, each one unique while still capturing the essence of the story’s main themes and plot points
The BBC’s 1995 adaptation is worth a try, in our opinion. This film portrays Austen’s 18th-century England beautifully, and it features Colin Firth as the enigmatic Mr. Darcy. There’s romance, there’s a discussion about social hierarchy, and there are some interesting costumes.
15. Downton Abbey (2010)
To get over the loss ofPoldark, why not watchDownton Abbey, one of the most compelling and lovable depictions of social class disparity in the early twentieth century?.. A quality show with three Golden Globe awards and a six-season run (plus a movie) is hard to argue with.
In terms of sheer volume, there’s more drama and romance to be found here than in the entire series of Poldark.
Make sure you watchDownton Abbey if you haven’t already. It’s deserving of your attention!