What to watch: Best Netflix Shows if you love Outlander

Once you’ve binge watched Outlander (now on Netflix) – we don’t want you to get bored. Here’s some that can fill the void:


Anne with an E.

Originally I was put off by the Anne of Green Gables tie-in … remembering that I didn’t enjoy that older series. But I gave it chance recently and LOVED it. The characters are lovable in different ways – and as a heroine, Anne is energetic, cringe-y and heartwarming. There’s history, drama, relationships and romance. Plus I could watch this with my 7-year-old without worry.

3 Seasons on Netflix. Though I’ve even signed the petition to get an 4th season. Click here.


Cable Girls.

Listen with subtitles or translated, it’s still great! In 1920 women are just starting to step outside the home and work and these ladies come together from a variety of backgrounds to overcome all the struggles. Lots of drama, history and romance from a slew of great characters in 1920s Madrid.

4 Seasons on Netflix with the final season debuting soon.


Most Beautiful Thing.

Another foreign film that inspires. A housewife travels to Rio de Janeiro to meet her husband, to find he’s left her penniless. She perseveres and stays, despite the challenges of being a woman in 1950s Argentina.


Looking for a little less romance and more gunfights? Godless features an old West setting, with a dark, grittier filter throughout. It’s bloody and features a likely-familiar face from Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery with plenty of fighting.

Limited series on Netflix.

The Last Kingdom

Another less romantic, and dark and gritty drama is The Last Kingdom. It’s dirty and bloody but equally emotional and political during the Viking-Saxon struggle. Despite his bloody and appalling upbringing, you’ll love Alexander Dreymon.

3 Seasons on Netflix with another coming.

Modern dramas that you may like on Netflix

Virgin River

Took me a few episodes to get into, but it took off from there. A big town doctor

1 Season on Netflix. Another season coming.

Dead to Me.

Equally humorous and sad, a stressed out mother deals with the sudden loss of her husband with a new friend. Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini are adorably opposites and each loveable in the modern drama.

1 Season on Netflix with another season coming.

Honorable Mentions:

High Seas, The Crown, Outlaw King, Bodyguard.

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