5 The Buccaneers-esque TV Shows To Watch While Waiting For S2

5 The Buccaneers-esque TV Shows To Watch While Waiting For S2
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For those who enjoy their period dramas fun.

Who said period dramas had to be slow-paced? The Buccaneers, the latest addition to the genre on Apple TV Plus, proves once again that if you look hard enough, you can find something that's right up your alley.

From modernized clothing to slightly altered character morals, there are many ways to make period dramas more appealing to today's audiences. If the lack of historical accuracy in The Buccaneers didn't bother you, check out 5 similar shows below.

1. Harlots (2017)

In The Buccaneers, we were already introduced to the problems faced by upper-class young women as they reach marriage age. Harlots, on the other hand, explores a very different world, the world of the ladies of the night. Women who have been conditioned to sell their bodies, but who are in fact as witty and ambitious as any wealthy lady.

2. Bridgerton ( 2020)

When it premiered, The Buccaneers was seen as the biggest rival to another vibrant and slightly modernized period drama, Bridgerton. Adapted from Julia Quinn's series of novels of the same name, the show is set in the early 1800s and follows the romantic, chaotic, and passionate love stories of 8 siblings from an honorable family of London's ton.

3. The Artful Dodger (2023)

This new Hulu hit has already captured the hearts of viewers by combining perfectly choreographed action scenes, exciting medical procedures, and a beautiful emotional romance between a genius surgeon, Jack Dawkins, portrayed by Tomas Sangster, and a lady with big ambitions, Belle, portrayed by Maia Mitchell.

4. Our Flag Means Death ( 2022)

If you've always been obsessed with pirates and don't suffer too much from seasickness, this show is perfect for you. You will be able to embark on the adventure of a lifetime with a true gentleman who was unhappy with his current life and decided to shake things up by becoming a pirate.

5. The Great (2020)

Don't be fooled by the show's premise. Although it is a story based on real people, Empress Catherine the Great, and her marriage to Emperor Peter III, it has very little to do with real history. The show is beautifully done, but just as beautifully absurd in its provocative humor. The story ends far too soon, but it's still worth your time.