[Note from Frolic: Today, Frolic co-founder Sarah Penna is sharing her new favorite show: Belgravia! Take it away, Sarah!]
If you’re looking for something engaging but not demanding to watch, might I suggest the new Epix series, Belgravia. Below are 3 reasons why I think this is the perfect show for right now!
Belgravia is mainly the story of two mother’s grappling with secrets and scandals of their two families. It starts when the Trenchards (who are new money and not very welcomed in high society) accept an invitation to a famous (and real) ball that occurs the night before the Battle of Waterloo. Events occur at this ball that sets in motion a series of events that unravel over the course of decades.
1. It’s only 6 episodes
I’ve been a huge fan of limited series during quarantine because I have found it hard to focus on anything for too long. So when I sat down to try to find something to watch and saw that Belgravia was only 6 episodes I clicked on it right away.
2. It was written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes…
So it has the signature banter and societal intrigue that I’ve come to love in Downton Abbey.
3. Even the villains get good story arcs
Every story like this needs villains to work, but Belgravia manages to contextualize their actions, not make them all bad and give them interesting story arcs that make them compelling. Without spoiling anything–everyone gets what they deserve in the end.
Bonus reason: The prominently featured dachshund
I have a dachshund and needless to say I loved seeing this little pup snuggled up in bed and eating from the table as all good doxies do.
Tune in for the dachshund and stayed for the great acting, story telling, costumes and of course, romance.