Been stressed out lately? Period dramas might help you escape some of your worries. Whether it’s the lavish costumes, storylines, or the landscape, there’s just something about period pieces that provide us with comfort and desire to live in the eras they depict. Thanks to TV series and movie streaming sites like Netflix, we can choose from a variety of these ~*portals*~ into the past.
Below are six of the heartwarming period pieces you can binge-watch on Netflix:
1. Little Women
THE CAST: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet
THE PLOT: Set in In the 1860s, a determined writer reflects on her teenage years in her attempt to have her story with her three spirited sisters and a childhood friend published.
2. Love in the Moonlight
THE CAST: Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung, Jung Jin Young, Kwak Dong Yeon, Chae Soo Bin
THE PLOT: A young lady disguised as a man does everything to earn money— she even counsels men on dating. After writing a letter for a client, she met the Crown Prince. Unaware of his real identity, she encounters him more after loan sharks forced her to be a eunuch.
3. Anne With an E
THE CAST: Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R. H. Thomson, Corrine Koslo, Dalila Bela, Lucas Jade Zumann, Aymeric Jett Montaz, Dalmar Abuzeid, Cory Grüter-Andrew, Joanna Douglas
THE PLOT: A spinster and her bachelor brother decided to adopt a boy to help out on their ancestral farm. However, the orphanage mistakenly sent a high-spirited girl who later on did not only transform their lives but also the small town they live in.
4. Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung
THE CAST: Shin Se Kyung, Chae Eun Woo, Lee Ji Hoon, Park Ki Woong
THE PLOT: In the early 19th Century in Joseon, a female apprentice tries her best to be a palace historian despite the discrimination against women in the field. While fulfilling her duties, she also develops a bond with the prince who anonymously wrote romance novels.
5. Enola Holmes
THE CAST: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Louis Partridge
THE PLOT: Sherlock Holme’s teen sister sets off on a journey to find their missing mother. With her own sleuthing skills, she managed to outwit his brother and help an enigmatic young lord.
6. Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
THE CAST: Park Seo Joon, Go Ah Ra, Park Hyung Sik, Choi Min Ho, Kim Tae Hyung, Do Ji Han
THE PLOT: Worried about the young King’s safety, a queen regent planned to form Hwarang, an elite group of young male warriors to protect him in Silla. As the young men train to be one, they are unaware that the King is among them.