BINGE WATCH BLING
What shall I watch next?
This is a prevailing pandemic question for stay-cation nesters and quarantine cohabitants. Seasoned viewers are always on the look-out for new programs to explore, and there is a wide variety. Binge-watching series shows on cable and streaming to one's tablet, or smart TV can easily become a lesson in period style and spotting historic trendsetters. Shows run the gamut of eras from the 1800s to contemporary parity.
Here are a few of the most popular binge-worthy series as of late accessorized with inspiring prospects.
Relatively new to the scene is a mini-series ten years in the making. The Queen's Gambit is an American coming-of-age period drama based on Walter Tevis's 1983 novel of the same name. Beginning in the mid-1950s and proceeding into the 1960s, the story follows the life of an orphaned chess prodigy on her rise to the top of the chess world while struggling with drug and alcohol dependency. Classic black and white, wood, and clean geometric lines make winning the accessory game easy.
Pose is an American drama series about New York City's African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming drag ball culture scene in the 1980s through the early 1990s. Featured characters are dancers and models who compete for trophies and recognition in this underground culture and support one another in a network of chosen families known as Houses. 80s jewelry is in the spotlight with large statement necklaces, huge earrings, jelly bracelets, and big brooches. Color and shape dominate the stage.
Based on an award-winning play ("The Audience") by showrunner Peter Morgan, The Crown is a lavish, Netflix-original drama that chronicles Queen Elizabeth II's life from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the queen's early reign, who ascended the throne at age 25 after her father's death, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century. Royal jewels are the real deal and encrust a hierarchy of Haute couturier.
Grace and Frankie is an American comedy streaming television series created for Netflix. The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein's title roles, two unlikely friends who are brought together after their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. While Frankie's style is large chunky bohemian jewelry that embodies her artistic free spirit, Grace is chic in a series of solid contemporary classics and shapes.
Just premiering a week ago on Christmas Day, Bridgerton is an American streaming television 19th-century drama produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is based on Julia Quinn's novels set in the competitive world of Regency London high society's ton during the season when debutantes are presented at court. The drama centers on the Bridgerton family featuring the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton. Lover's eye brooches, Georgian hearts, silhouette jewelry, and pearls are period perfection.