Please suggest a nice tv show with wizards and fancy dresses!
December 11, 2013 7:57 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a good TV show for my parents to watch that has at least a few seasons available for streaming on Netflix. They really like medieval, wizardy, lords and ladies types of shows, and period dramas in general. Nothing too complicated or upsetting, though.
posted by silverstatue to Media & Arts (37 answers total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
So my parents have recently been devouring the show "Merlin" on Netflix. Oh man, do they love it. Unfortunately they're just about finished. I really need to find something like that for them to watch obsessively on Netflix streaming. Other shows they really like are "Game of Thrones", "Boardwalk Empire", and "Downton Abbey". So.... period pieces, stuff with diverse casts, accents, interesting costumes, etc. And, it has to be availble for streaming.
Here's the wrinkle - my dad was recently in a bad accident and suffered pretty significant brain trauma. He is back home now, thank god, and slowly regaining his health and cognitive ability. So he really needs a show that isn't too complicated, isn't hard to follow, doesn't jump back and forth in time or have really convoluted plots. Also, nothing too upsetting or violent or death-heavy. So, no Breaking Bad or The Wire. I was considering Once Upon a Time, but I think the whole going back and forth between the real world and Fairy Tale world might confuse him.
Help! They only have one more episode of Merlin to go!