The 9 best TV dramas about the British royal family, ranked according to critics
Keyaira BooneJul 3, 2022, 17:32 IST
"Wolf Hall" is the best-reviewed royal drama. It appeared on Masterpiece theater in six parts in 2015.
"The Crown" premiered on Netflix in 2016. It is the second-best royal drama, according to critics.
"Victoria" is the third-best royal drama, according to critics. It premiered in 2016 on ITV in the UK and the following year on PBS in the US.
The CW show "Reign" is the next best-rated royal drama. It aired in 2013 and focused on the life (and later death) of Mary Queen of Scots. Some critics found it frivolous and offensive, but others defended its frothy appeal and fun costumes.
"Becoming Elizabeth," which premiered on Starz in June 2022, is another top-rated royal drama.
The Starz series "The White Queen" starts in 1464 during the treacherous War of the Roses. It is the sixth-rated royal drama. It was adapted from the novel of the same title by Philippa Gregory and aired in 2013.
"The White Princess," which aired in 2017, is an adaptation of another of Philippa Gregory's works. It is ranked seventh by critics.
Ranked eighth by critics is "The Spanish Princess." Like its predecessor on Starz, it focused heavily on the perspective of women. It premiered in 2019.
In ninth place is "The Tudors," a sexed-up high-stakes romp on Showtime that was met with mixed reviews. It premiered in 2007.