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This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 24th September 2017

It's time for our regular news round-up after a birthday-induced week off for Lost In Drama. I hope you've all had a lovely two weeks and are looking forward to a packed few months of film and TV. After all, with Victoria back on our screens and regular period dramas in the cinema, there's plenty of entertainment on offer. Let's see what's going on in the industry... Trailer unveiled for adaptation of Stephen King's 1922  It may feel like adaptations…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 13th August 2017

It's been a crazy week with no less than two huge bombshells in the world of period dramas, along with the usual updates and articles. There's loads to look forward to - give the stories below a read and get caught up... Season 2 of The Crown gets its first trailer This was the sort of news that couldn't wait! Netflix released the first trailer for season 2 of The Crown and it is 90 seconds of pure thrilling drama.…

Review: Cable Girls – Episodes 4 & 5

Don't forget to catch up on our review of episodes 2 and 3! In episodes 4 and 5 of Cable Girls (aka Las Chicas Del Cable), the stakes became a lot more real for our four leading women. The feminist message behind the show is coming face-to-face with real situations, as Alba and her friends must figure out what they're going to do with the cards they've been dealt. As ever, spoilers ahead... Cable Girls is still a beautiful show,…

Review: Cable Girls – Episodes 2 & 3

Completely new to the series? Check out our review of Cable Girls episode 1 first! After a delightful first episode, the next two hours of Cable Girls (or Las Chicas Del Cable) took the smart step of zooming out from our primary protagonist and spending more time on developing surrounding characters. It bodes well for the rest of the episodes, since this approach demonstrates a commitment to really creating a tangible setting, rather than just a simple main story. Watch…

Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) – Episode 1

Cable Girls, or Las Chicas del Cable to give the show its original name, is Netflix Original's first Spanish language drama and true to the streaming service's productions so far, it's a refreshing and lavish affair. A period drama that steps in the shadow of Baz Luhrmann whilst pushing an earnest message of feminism, it proudly stands apart from traditional British and American shows. Set in 1928, the story follows Lidia (Blanca Suarez), a mysterious woman who starts work as…

Review: The Crown – Episode 8 & 9 “Pride & Joy” & “Assassins”

Episode 8 of The Crown brought me to something of an epiphany. Despite positivity among many, some of the reviews circulated online of this series have decried it as dull. At times, I get an inkling of it, and I realised why. As much as I enjoy my gossip, this show is, and was never going to be, an expose of the royal family's affairs. This is part due to the fact that we know their gossip already, know the main…

Review: The Crown – Episode 6 & 7 “Gelignite” & “Scientia Potentia Est”

Picking up from the slight mid-season lull, episodes 6 and 7 of The Crown succeed with excellent character studies and the exciting prospect of Queen Elizabeth learning how to be in charge around a crowd of manipulators and flatterers. The focus for episode 6, titled “Gelignite”, was Princess Margaret and the culmination of her affair with royal equerry Captain Peter Townsend. It’s a treat, not least for the fact that we get our first dramatic (solo) gallop on horseback, courtesy…

Netflix Announces Premiere Date For New Historical Drama Frontier

Promising to brighten up the post-Christmas slump, Netflix has set a premiere date for an exciting new historical period drama Frontier, due to be released 20 January 2016. Starring Game of Thrones' Jason Momoa, it looks at the violent battling between groups during the 1700s Canadian fur trade. This is great news for those fans of bloodier historical dramas, as early pictures have indicated a no-holds barred looked the wild life of Canadian frontiersman. Momoa, who has already perfected brutality and…

Review: The Crown – Episode 4 & 5 “Act of God” & “Smoke and Mirrors”

The next two episodes of The Crown turned out to be completely different creatures, with episode 4 sinking into dull melodrama before episode 5 arrived to make everything so much better. In fact, they showcased the weaknesses and strengths of this drama quite neatly in just two hours. Episode 4, "Act of God" went into full metaphor mode, using the famed Great Smog of London in 1952 to bluntly illustrate struggles under dark times. It focused mostly on Winston Churchill,…