A good TV show can transport you to another time and place; it’s the perfect way to relax right now. I
have a few series on rotation that I’d recommend as evening entertainment. Set up a few bowls of
homemade chips and dips, and enjoy the pure escapism of a lavish period drama or a present-day love
The creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, is back with a long-awaited new series. Belgravia is another historical drama, set in 1840s London and beginning on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo. It’s a tale of secrets and scandals, with the added attraction of beautiful period costumes.
If you liked Big Little Lies, chances are this drama will appeal to you too. Little Fires Everywhere is
based on Celeste Ng’s best-selling novel, and stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington as two very
different mothers whose lives start to unravel after they meet in an idyllic town in Ohio.
Based on Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, My Brilliant Friend follows the lives and loves of Elena Greco (Margherita Mazzucco) and her “brilliant friend” Lila (Gaia Girace), from elementary school in Naples in the 1950s, through the next 60 years. The second series is now available, inspired by Ferrante’s second book, The Story of a New Name.
This six-part historical drama by Gurinder Chadha is set at the dawn of the 19th century in Delhi, India. It follows the life of trader John Beecham (Tom Bateman), who is challenged by past and present-day enemies.