|Aiden Turner is Poldark|
But don't despair, the entertainment industry is looking beyond UK set shows.
|Seth Numrich plays colonial military officer and spy, Ben Tallmadge|
AMC will continue next spring with their colonial spy ring saga, Turn. The same network gives a nod to the old west with Hell on Wheels. Then there's History Channel's Vikings for some Dark Ages drama. FX offers viewers a grim take on the Middle Ages with The Bastard Executioner (calling all Game of Thrones fans, minus the fantasy).
|Maisie Richardson-Sellers plays Michal|
ABC's going further back in time with its midseason edition Of Kings & Prophets, a take on Israel's first monarch, King Saul as he falls from grace and the subsequent rise of King David.
|Adelaide Kane plays the youthful Mary, Queen of Scots|
If that's too far back in time for your royals, don't despair. The CW network presents Reign, a show about a teen monarch from Scotland moving to France to formalize her arranged marriage to a prince.
Can you feel television's love for YA? With a dash of romance? Maybe we're getting away from dystopian teen drama and sticking with old fashioned historical angst?
There's still plenty of crime and hospital dramas in the line-up along with situation comedies.
But, could it be there's a love surge for all things historical? Dare I say historical romance?
Books, movies, and TV change like trends in fashion. All these historical settings make me wonder: If viewers yearn for the old days on the small screen, maybe they'll want this in their books as well?
What do you think? Is there a surge ahead for historical romance? If so, what sub-genre do you most want to read? Give me your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices and I'll share mine!
*Early 20th Century Romance (includes Edwardian, WWI and WWII)
*Old West Romance
*Civil War Romance
*Colonial America (1600s - late 1700s)
*Pirate Romance (1600s thru mid-1700s)
*Late Medieval Romance (1066 - late 1400s)
*Dark Ages Romance (Fall of Roman Empire - 1066)
*Roman Empire Romance
*Ancient World Romance
*Historic Asian World Romance (any era)
*Did I forget a place or time? Add it in the comments below.
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