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Explore these Top 5 Historical Dramas That Transport You Directly To Ancient Times.

Dive into the world of historical dramas with these captivating picks! From the scandalous affairs of "Colette" to the passionate love story of "Lady Chatterley's Lover," and the gripping tales of "Outlander" and "Bridgerton," there's something for every fan of period pieces. Don't miss out on the timeless elegance and captivating narratives of these best historical dramas!

Edited By : Entertainment Desk | Updated: May 11, 2024 14:50 IST
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5 Historical Dramas That Transport you to Ancient times

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the grandeur and intrigue of ancient civilizations with these five historical dramas. From the majestic courts of Rome to the battlefields of medieval England, each series offers a captivating glimpse into the lives of legendary figures and the tumultuous events that shaped the course of history. Get ready to dive on a journey through time as we explore these enthralling dramas that transport viewers to ancient times.


In “Colette,” starring Keira Knightley as the titular character, we witness her journey after relocating to Paris. Colette reluctantly agrees to ghostwrite a novel for her husband, portrayed by Dominic West, which unexpectedly becomes a sensation. However, this success leads to her husband pushing her to write more novels under his name. Thus, begins a struggle between Colette and her husband as she fights for creative recognition and battles against the societal and gender constraints of the early 20th century. 

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

In Netflix’s adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s once-scandalous novel, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” Emma Corrin from “The Crown” and Jack O’Connell from “Skins” deliver captivating performances. The film follows the story of Lady Chatterley, an unhappily married aristocrat, who dives into a passionate affair and finds true love with the gamekeeper on her husband’s estate. It’s an emotional roller coaster, so make sure to have a box of tissues handy when you watch.


Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon’s series of historical novels, has garnered a dedicated fan base due to its captivating storylines and beloved characters. Now in its seventh season, the show follows British nurse Claire Randall, who unexpectedly time-travels from the 20th century to 17th-century Scotland. There, she discovers romance and excitement with the charming Highland warrior Jamie Fraser. However, beneath the surface lies a complex web of intrigue and secrets. If you enjoy romantic comedies, period dramas, and immersive series that evoke nostalgia, Outlander is a must-watch, perfect for bookmarking and binge-watching.


Undoubtedly, Bridgerton has emerged as one of Netflix’s most beloved period dramas, capturing the hearts of viewers worldwide. As the platform’s most-watched English-language show, it shattered records and found a permanent place in households globally. Adapted from Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, the series delves into the romantic pursuits of the influential Bridgerton siblings within the competitive marriage market of Regency London. Offering a glimpse into high society’s intricacies, societal expectations for women, and steamy romantic encounters, the first season follows Daphne’s debut and her quest for true love amidst societal pressures. In the eagerly anticipated second season, the focus shifts to her older brother, Anthony, whose romance ignites a town scandal when he falls for his intended bride’s sister. With anticipation building, fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bridgerton’s third season.

Howards End

In the 2017 adaptation of E.M. Forster’s timeless novel, “Howards End,” a compelling miniseries unfolds, illuminating the lives of two sisters as they navigate the complexities of life and love within high society. Set against the backdrop of the turn of the 20th century, the narrative unfolds through the intertwined perspectives of three families from disparate social backgrounds: the intellectually inclined Schlegels, the affluent Wilcoxes, and the working-class Basts. Driven by their ideals, the Schlegel sisters embark on a mission to assist the Bast family and challenge the entrenched views on class upheld by the Wilcoxes.

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First published on: May 11, 2024 02:50 PM IST

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