The Best Period Drama (and Comedy) Shows Of 2023

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Even though all these shows take place in the past, the best period dramas of 2023 are fresh, relevant, and surprisingly relatable. Whether you're invested in the more historically accurate slow-movers or prefer a modern sensibility in an aesthetic package, there's definitely something for everyone on this list.

This year, Taika Waititi's adventure on the high seas Our Flag Means Death is back to more pillaging. Hulu's very loose take on Catherine The Great is also back, sure to provide more stellar performances from Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. Other popular period dramas on this list include Bridgerton, The Gilded Age, and Vikings: Valhalla.

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