‘Like Bridgerton, but better’: Why everyone is obsessed with new period drama, The Great

Period dramas are having a real moment right now.

Perhaps it all started with the epic success of Gentleman Jack last year; perhaps it was ever-growing popularity of The Crown. Or maybe our obsession with costume dramas started taking off way back with Poldark.

Wherever it stemmed from, our newfound love of the old timely tales seems to know no bounds. Since it launched onto our TV screens/ Netflix accounts on Christmas Day, Bridgerton has been the, ahem, hot topic of entertainment conversation. But what to do if you’ve already completed the raunchy, gossipy period drama of the moment, given that future seasons are a while off yet?

Fans are turning to Hulu drama The Great, which is available to stream on All 4. Like Bridgerton, it’s a costume drama with a contemporary twist; telling the story of the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history with a satirical, comedic perspective.

The Great stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult in the leading roles of the Empress Catherine II and Emperor Peter III of All Russia respectively.


The show is even being praised as better than its Netflix counterpart.

One fan posted on social media: “so good !! Should be getting more credit than Bridgerton.”

“The Great on All 4,” another fan recommended to a fellow Twitter user. “It’s just started, so only one ep available so far, but it’s fab and ready-made to ‘bridge’ the gap after Bridgerton!”

In order to see this embed, you must give consent to Social Media cookies. Open my cookie preferences.

In order to see this embed, you must give consent to Social Media cookies. Open my cookie preferences.

In order to see this embed, you must give consent to Social Media cookies. Open my cookie preferences.

In order to see this embed, you must give consent to Social Media cookies. Open my cookie preferences.

During a discussion comparing the two shows, one Twitter user noted: “Bridgerton was entertaining enough but ultimately quite vapid. The Great is honestly so good. The acting are [sic] writing are incredible.”

So, if you’re looking for your next great (sorry) period drama, head to All 4 and get binge-watching The Great!

Plus, the series was renewed for a second season by Hulu last year, so there’s even more satirical costume dramz to come! We can’t wait.

Lifestyle

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

‘The Muppets Mayhem’ Crew Involved In Accident During Filming Of Disney+ Series
Independence Day Weekend Binge Bonanza: Four Series For The 4th + Canada Day
Crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital plunges into liquidation as market crash takes toll
Lionsgate Studios Yonkers Owner Great Point Buys Big Broadway Set Designer Hudson Scenic
SAG-AFTRA Extends Contract Talks With Netflix Under Media Blackout

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.