Help me make a list of must see costume dramas/period films/tv. I love costume dramas and period films/tv and I'd like to see more of them. Recommendations please?
I like things with lavish costumes and elaborate sets that are set in any time period before say, 1920. I love the BBC and Masterpiece theater.
I tend to prefer movies/tv that have been made fairly recently, after 1985 or so, but if there's good ones made before that and aren't "dated", please recommend it. When I say "dated", I mean that when I'm watching the film I want to feel like I'm watching something from the time period it's set in, not watching a 70's movie set in 1870. For example, I watched a version of Jane Eyre that was made in the 1970's and I was really distracted by the 70's-ish hair of the actors and actresses.
On the other hand, I'm not that freaked out about historical inaccuracy or a movie differing from a book (if it's done with skill). So if it's a medieval piece and they're using forks I'm not going to care.
I like anything from historical dramas, to romances, adventure, even horror as long as it's set in the past and has awesome costumes for me to look at.
Some things I've enjoyed:
Pride and Prejudice (both the 1995 BBC version and the Keira Knightley version)
Sense and Sensibility (both the Ang Lee and the 2008 BBC version)
Merlin (BBC TV Series)
Lark Rise To Candleford
The House of Mirth
Shakespeare In Love