5 Period Drama Gemini Will Love (& 5 They Will Hate) | ScreenRant
The period drama, as a genre that looks backward, may be a bit of an odd choice for the Gemini, but there are some movies they still may enjoy.
The free-wheeling Gemini is one of the more impulsive signs of the zodiac. The Gemini is also a bit of an impatient sign, and they’re well-known for never wanting to sit still or to spend too much time dwelling on the past, preferring instead to always be looking forward to the future and the next opportunity.
The period drama, as a genre that self-consciously looks backward, may be a bit of an odd choice for the Gemini, but with patience, they can find one that they love, as well as more than a few that they hate.
10 Love: The Favourite (2018)
When it was released in 2018, this film was met with a lot of love from the critics, and no wonder.
Its central story about the efforts of two noblewomen to gain the affection and patronage of the unstable and demanding Queen Anne (played by Olivia Colman with such panache that it earned her an Oscar), is perfect for Gemini: full of fire and fury and energy. It’s also a beautiful film to watch, with some stunning visuals and costumes.
9 Hate: Elizabeth (1998)
Though Cate Blanchett won quite a few accolades for the portrayal of England’s Virgin Queen, this period drama will most likely not be to most Geminis’ liking.
It’s a bit of a dark drama, full of poison and passion and politics, and the visuals tend to reflect this. It immerses the viewer in a sinister world of claustrophobic hallways and sinister plots. This might appeal to a sign like Scorpio, but the airy Gemini would be well-advised to steer clear of this period drama.
8 Love: Doctor Who (2005)
Though it is more often known as a science fiction series, this venerable television serial has actually had several episodes dedicated to the past. There is a good-heartedness to the entire Doctor Who universe that makes it the perfect viewing for Gemini, who always wants to look on the bright side of things.
What’s more, this series is also one that is full of a lot of heart, with characters that are incredibly engaging.
7 Hate: Vanity Fair (2004)
At first glance, this airy confection, based on the Thackeray novel of the same name, might seem to be a good fit for a Gemini viewer. After all, it made a number of changes to the novel, including making the title character a more sympathetic character.
However, it’s a bit of a slow-moving film, and at 141 minutes long, it’s quite a time investment. It’s thus rather unlikely that the impatient Gemini would have the stamina to sit through the entire film.
6 Love: The Madness of King George (1994)
Geminis are well-known as being one of the more emotionally intelligent signs of the zodiac. Despite the fact that they are often a little flighty, they are also deeply empathetic.
Thus, Geminis will love this film, which focuses on the tragic mental decline of England’s King George III, along with his conflicts with his son. The performances and the look of the film are absolutely gorgeous and stunning, and they will be sure to win over every Gemini viewer.
5 Hate: Outlander (2014)
This Starz series, based on the series of books by Diana Gabaldon, has become a bit of a ratings blockbuster for its home network Starz. Unfortunately, it has a bit of a darker edge that will be a big turn-off for Geminis.
The first season pays a little too much attention to the depredations of the character of Jack Randall, who seems to thrive on being a sadist and torturing the main characters (including in ways that are sexual).
4 Love: Moulin Rouge! (2001)
This hyper-charged musical is a perfect fit for the Gemini. Despite the fact that its central narrative is one of doomed romance, the rest of the film is a frenzy of beautiful visuals and energetic musical numbers.
The Gemini, with her love of emotion and her deep empathy, will find herself caught up in this film. The fact that it features show-stopping and soulful performances by both Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman is just icing on the proverbial cake.
3 Hate: John Adams (2008)
It is perhaps unsurprising that HBO, with its penchant for big-budget projects and epics, would decide to adapt David McCullough’s magisterial biography of the second president into a miniseries. The result is a solid drama that gives us insight into what motivated the men who led the Revolution.
Unfortunately for the Gemini, it’s a bit of a brainy series, with more emphasis on politics than feelings per se. Most Gemini would find it to be a bit staid and boring, more of a history lesson than a historical drama.
2 Love: Queen Christina (1933)
Reaching back into the 1930s, Gemini would probably very much enjoy this film, which focuses on the struggles of the titular queen as she struggles to reconcile her position as a queen with her own desires.
It stars the famous actress Greta Garbo in one of her most iconic roles, and she manages to imbue this somewhat tragic figure with a powerful nobility that Gemini won’t be able to help but identify with. The ending is both triumphant and more than a little sad, and Gemini will love it.
1 Hate: The Age of Innocence (1993)
There is no question that this film is a beautiful creation, though that is hardly surprising, given that it was directed by a craftsman like Martin Scorsese.
Unfortunately for the Gemini, it’s a rather bleak story, and beneath all of the beautiful costumes and the rousing performances, there is more than a hint of bleakness to it. Given Gemini’s fundamental optimism, it would be a bit difficult for them to sit through this film, let alone take pleasure in watching it.
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