Tired of Bridgerton? Laugh at Period Dramas with This Sitcom Instead

Tired of Bridgerton? Laugh at Period Dramas with This Sitcom Instead
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You can’t even imagine who else they’re satirizing!

While some Netflix viewers are looking forward to seeing the second part of Bridgerton Season 3, others are already sick of these vintage romances and dramatic sighs. Nevertheless, we can’t deny that people's interest in period titles is still strong.

Imagine what if a story set more than 100 years ago would also rock it as a satirical comedy? Oh, then it would be a Comedy Central sitcom that aired from 2015 to 2018 and perfectly mocked both period dramas and today’s reality shows, so let’s take a closer look at it.

We’re talking about the show titled Another Period, and its plot revolves around the Bellacourts, Rhode Island's first family of the Gilded Age. This clan is rich in not only money, but also imagination and ideas on how to spend time doing nothing. Their days are filled with laziness, intrigues and, of course, sex.

The main characters here are Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt, two sisters, who take care only of how they look and how they can make their names known worldwide, but, as we all know, at the turn of the 20th century it was a little bit harder than nowadays.

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You can guess that this synopsis is quite reminiscent of our favorite guilty pleasure reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The characters of Lilian and Beatrice were obviously made up with an idea to spoof Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

However, it’s still very much of a period drama, and here we can find allusions and jokes about classic period drama movies and shows, like Jane Eyre and Downton Abbey. Every genre veteran will be in awe while trying to notice all these hilarious easter eggs.

Overall, the show calls back a number of essential themes that are still relatable. These include class and social standing, growing up and understanding your identity, etc.

The female-led sitcom is still loved by fans, who gave it a decent score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.

“I’m a history nerd who loves dark comedy so yeah. This show is like a dream come true,” admits Redditor @GeorgeDogood.

You’ll definitely like it if you’re a fan of Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult’s The Great show, that also blend the intrigues of a period drama and high-class satire on the genre.

Check out Another Period, as it’s available for streaming on Prime and Apple TV+ .