Loved Bridgerton? Here Are Six Shows To Watch For Some More Scandals

In the meantime, you can fill the Bridgerton-sized hole in your heart with some equally dramatic series. 

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The Netflix series Bridgerton surely created a void as the first season came to an end and left us craving for more of Lady Whistledown's scandal sheets. The period-dramas tells the old-fashioned stories of the monarch and the peer of the realm along with a pinch of scandalous events that probably didn’t make it to the history books.

The show adapted from Julia Quinn's novels series, in the first season focuses primarily on Daphne Bridgerton, who is determined to marry for love but comes across obstacles a young high-society woman is rarely aware of. She is presented in the court to let know the eligible suitors of the new face. And along with immense attention what's drawn towards her is the focus of an anonymous gossip columnist, bring the limelight on her life (and lot of trouble).

Although the next season of Bridgerton has already been announced by the creators, it's undeniable that the wait seems too long. In the meantime, you can fill the Bridgerton-sized hole in your heart with some equally dramatic series.

Here are the binge-worthy series to watch while you wait for Bridgerton season 2:

Downton Abbey

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

The award-winning series is set in the early part of the 20th Century in the Yorkshire countryside and centers around the lives of the aristocratic Crawleys and their domestic staff. Their story kicks off in 1912 and has continued to the '20s. The original inspiration for the show lies in the 1970s BBC series Upstairs, Downstairs, which told the story of how upstairs nobles interacted with downstairs servants.


Including other actual historical events, the first season begins with the sinking of the Titanic and Lord Robert Grantham learns that the heir of his estate has died aboard the ship.


Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Like Bridgeton, this show also brings sex, drama and politics into one wildly dramatic series. Reign follows the rise of the young Mary, Queen of Scots, who is sent off to France to marry Prince Francis. Set in the late-sixteenth century, the series traces her rise to power in the French court.



Where to watch: Apple TV+

The show gives a comedic spin to the life-story of the then aspiring writer Emily Dickinson, portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld, who would become a world-renowned poetess. We love indulging in the literary works of famous writers and the stories based on their own lives never fail to intrigue us. Dickinson acquaints us with the young writer who is riled up by her family’s constant attempts at finding her a suitor.

The series set in 19th century Amherst, explores the rampant chaos and societal constraints while Dickinson juggles between her love-life and becoming a successful writer.



One thing this show has majorly similar to Bridgeton is the frantic match-making process. The 2009 series is an adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel of the same name.

The show revolves around Emma Woodhouse, who believes she is a skilled matchmaker and busies herself  to pair up her friends and acquaintances in the small provincial world of Highbury. She delightfully meddles into the love lives of others until she takes protégée Harriet Smith under her wing and her involvement proves destructive.


Where to watch: Netflix

The hit drama-series is the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's book series starring Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan. The story follows a British World War II nurse Claire Randall who is mysteriously transported to 1700’s while she is  on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband, Frank, after the war. She finds herself stuck in two different time periods and two different men.


Where to watch: Apple TV+

The latest period-drama that comes from the creators of Downton Abbey put itself on the streamable list owing to the reputation of the OG series. The series based on the novel of the same name by Julian Fellowes is set in the 19th century, and begins with one of the most famous parties in history.

The six-part series' jumping off point, a magnificent ball thrown by Duchess of Richmond coincides with the day Napoleon’s troops stormed into Belgium. The historical drama based around real-life events follows two families whose fates are intertwined for forever at the legendary party in Brussels.

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