Let’s talk about anything bookish!
As most of you probably know (or don’t know if you’re new to my blog), my favorite genre is historical romance. This is the genre that hooked me to the romance genre since I was 12 and I haven’t looked back since.
There have been times where I would read other genres, but historical romance will always be my go to during epic reading slumps because they always get me out of that funk.
Now, the reason for this discussion is because I have a confession to make. This may be a shock to a lot of you because I have gotten this reaction before from others who I told this to.
Anyway. Here goes.
I DO NOT LIKE DOWNTON ABBEY. I DO NOT LIKE OUTLANDER.
BLASPHEMY, you say!
How can you claim to love historical romance when you don’t like ALL THESE PERIOD MOVIES?!
I just. I don’t know WHY I don’t like it. And it’s not as if I didn’t TRY to watch them, you know?
For example, I watched the first season of Outlander and I loved it, but I just couldn’t bring myself to watch the second season. I wasn’t tempted at all. NOT. ONE. BIT.
And then there is Downton Abbey. This series has all the marks of what I absolutely LOVE. But I only watched the first 5 episodes and I wasn’t hooked. And this was SUPPOSED to me MY THING, right?!
Yeah. Call me a TRAITOR to all historical romance lovers.
Here’s another popular historical drama that I binged a couple of years ago: Poldark.
That first season was SMASHING! I was also like YAZ QUEEN DEMELZA! And DEMELZA FTW! And what do you know, I stupidly Googled the book this was based on and discovered what happens in the series to my Queen Demelza. So, it went downhill from there and I NEVER started season 2 at all!
Another popular historical drama that I binged and enjoyed was The Crown. Can you give me another YAZ QUEEN?! It was such a riveting historical drama that I gobbled it up over 3 days! And I don’t normally do that! But now that season 2 is out, I haven’t even watched even one episode yet! #fail
In fact, the only historical/period drama that I have seen past the first season (however, I haven’t EVEN finished) is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Because Miss Fisher is THE NANCY DREW of the 20s! Also, let’s not forget Detective Inspector Jack Robinson.
Here are other historical dramas that I haven’t seen yet. I mean, I should at least have watched any of these for the hunky eye candy, right?
So, here’s the deal. Help me pick what series to binge on NEXT! I swear, and I promise I WILL watch it!
On a lighter note (or not so lighter note), I love watching historical documentaries and probably binged quite a few! The History Channel is one of my favorite channels and now while subscribing to a few streaming services, I have access to a few amazing ones.
Uh. So, I guess it’s pretty obvious how much I love documentaries?
Am I a gnat and a half because I haven’t seen these period dramas? Should I be punished as a historical romance lover because I haven’t seen these series?
Which ones have you seen? Which ones have the best eye candy?