We all need a little romance in our lives. At least from time to time. Even if it’s one sided. basically us loving our favorite character who seems to be prancing around half naked with a sword in hand or maybe just shirtless. Wearing an immaculate suit hugging him at all the right places. We can’t help but gush over the long wavy hair as the wind kisses their face. *ahem* lets not get carried away.

Can you blame me? 

There’s a part in every girl who secretly wishes to be a part of that era where balls and gowns envelope her and the damsel in distress waits or fights to get the prince she deserves. And because we live in a world we only need a television show to make us become a part of it. Since we are lucky enough to be blessed by such amazing writers. Book adaptions have been a trend for quite some time. Some of our favorite books have been turned into our now favorite tv-series. Here are a few shows that will make you feel like you’re living a life filled with gowns and dances and crowns and a loving Prince or a Duke.

1. Outlander

It’s a British-American television drama based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. A woman is transported back to Scotland in 1743. She encounters a Highland Warrior who looks like a greek god. We can’t help but stare at his abs. She’s then tangled in the politics of the Jacobite Risings. Your legs turn to jelly every time the lead male actor greets the screen but that’s not all you have to look forward to. You see the highs and lows of a love triangle and an enchanting journey to find each other again and again.

 

 2. Poldark

Does it have another love triangle? Why yes. But there’s more to it. Based on the book series by Winston Graham. The book is set in the 18th Century. It’s about a soldier only to find the love of his life had thought him dead and is now engaged to someone else. He then decides to take matters of his life seriously and tries to restore it. The series is action packed and its of love triangles. Love, betrayal, duels. It’s surely going to make your toes curl.

3. North and South

This is a British television drama. It only consists of four episodes. It is based on a Victorian novel, by Elizabeth Gaskel’s situated in 1855. A young woman from South moves to North with her family and they struggle to fit in. Living amongst proud and rich families they try to find their place. There’s a handsome man from the upper class and her unavoidable attraction towards him can only get her into trouble. Is it just me or does this remind you of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

4. The Buccaneers

Old is gold. The Buccaneers is a 1956 drama series about four young American girls moving to England for a better chance at marriage. Its is based on the novel by Edith Wharton. It was unfinished at the time of her death. It was later finished for the mini series. Consisting of only five episodes it has enough drama, romance and betrayal to last you a lifetime. One thing: the gowns are to die for. The men aren’t that bad either.

5. Mr. Selfridge

 You know that MASSIVE department store at Oxford street called Selfridges? Yup. That’s what it’s about based on the adaptation of Lindy Woodhead’s biography Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge. Well the owner and his scandalous life play a huge part in it. A little insight in the American family who changed the way one shops. And yes it’s filled with beautiful gowns and head pieces to make you cry.