This spring and summer has been fabulous for all of you period drama fans!
Magic is Afoot and Very Regency
On BBC America, a fantasy tale of two of Britain’s magician’s trying to bring magic back to the island and helping the nation in the war cause (1812). Great costumes, fun magic ideas and a Faerie King. Late 18th century costume for some of the older characters with Regency younger men and women. For more on the series, check it out at
Poldark Returns and will Steal a New Generation’s Heart
Dark and brooding Captain Ross Poldark is revamped for a new generation. Starring Aiden Turner (The Hobbit, Being Human UK), who definitely cuts a fine figure in his military and civilian costumes. Fabulous cinematography. Running on PBS this summer, you can catch it on the Masterpiece website.
Turn Finishes Season 2
For those of you hooked on mysteries and spies, going back to our fledgling country’s first spies under George Washington is filled with intrigue and some pretty good costuming to boot. Not to mention a lot of regimental uniforms on both sides, as well as our allied France. The story continues with our characters getting deeper into spying for the general, and we see how soldering on both sides was very different than today, however the same betrayals and loyalties get turned when some lines blur. I have to say the History channel has done very well with this one, and the spy gadgets are very wacky and interesting.
Mr. Selfridge Season 3
Can’t tell you how much I love this series, it’s up there with Downton as one of my favorites. And the fashion! This season it’s going into the roaring 20s, post WWI time and much goes on for a favorite characters, and Harry has two grown daughters to contend with, both with great fashion sense and of course it doesn’t hurt that their Dad is a department store magnet.
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