10 retro series that you MUST watch on Netflix right now

With plenty of retro series on Netflix that will keep you glued to your screen for hours, it might be a good idea for you to cancel all of your other plans! I’ve made a list of the best series you can watch on Netflix right now. How convenient is that? 😉 All you need to do is buy or make some popcorn, get your blanket and dig into that pint of ice cream.  Enjoy!

1. Mad Men
Enjoy 7 seasons of this drama series about the personal and professional lives of Don Draper and his colleagues at a New York advertising firm in 1960s New York. And chances are you will feel inspired by the outfits worn on this show, they are absolutely stunning. I simply adore Betty Draper’s outfits.

2. Las Chicas del Cable
This TV series is set in the 1920s and centres around a group of women working as switchboard operators in Madrid. All hailing from different backgrounds, they are determined to chase their dreams and fight for their freedom. A very moving, yet exciting series (and more gorgeous outfits)!

3. The Crown
A British historic and slightly romanticized drama series focusing on the life Queen Elizabeth II. This series depicts her reign as Queen of the United Kingdom and the challenges she faces trying to balance her duties as the Queen with her life as a regular woman. 

4. Dynasty
Dynasty is an American soap opera reboot based on the 1980s series of the same name. The series follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series is centred around Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington and her soon-to-be stepmother Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. Enjoy!

5. One day at a time
Need a laugh? Then this remake of the series ‘One day at a time’ is the perfect choice for you! This comedy series follows a newly divorced Cuban-American woman, living in the same house as her teenage daughter, her tween son and old-school mother. And it won’t always be plain sailing. 😉

6. Peaky Blinders
Set in the aftermath of the First World War, it follows the Peaky Blinders gang that wreaks havoc on the streets of Birmingham, England. The gang members are recognizable by the razor blades they have sewn in the peaks of their caps. Their boss is the dangerous Tommy Shelby. Inspector Chester Campbell is called in from Belfast and tasked with cleaning up Birmingham.

7. Call the midwife

Lots and lots of babies! This series chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in 1950s London. The story follows recently-graduated midwife Jenny Lee and the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, a nursing convent in the slum of Poplar, in London’s East End.

8. Velvet
In 1950s Spain, Alberto Márquez, the heir to a prestigious fashion house romances Ana Rivera, a seamstress who works for the company. I cannot really recommend this Spanish series to you as being really well-written or well-acted, but it’s guaranteed to get you hooked. Especially on rainy days, you will keep watching to get your fix of Ana and Alberto’s eternal, unrequited love.

9. The Bletchley Circle
This murder mystery set in 1952 & 1953 centres around four regular women who are very smart and have an exceptional talent for breaking codes. Need I say more? Super exciting and a must-watch! 😉

10. Land Girls

Last but not least; the series Land Girls. During World War II, thousands of British men went off to fight and it was up to women to keep the country running. Women took on a variety of jobs, including farm work. In Land Girls four women leave the safety of their homes to start working on a country estate with all that entails.

Which retro TV-series do you feel is missing from this list? Let us know in the comments below! 🙂


As a vintage lovin' lady, I write about everything relating to retro fashion & lifestyle and mix it with a pinch of humour (because why take life so seriously?). My motto: Live life to the fullest!


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  • Maren

    The spanish series Grand Hotel is a nice one too.

    • Anne Dolman

      Hi Maren, oh I don’t know that one yet. Thanks for the tip. 😀 x Anne

    • Anne Dolman

      I don’t know that one yet! Thanks for the tip. <3

    • Anne Dolman

      Nice! Thanks for the tip, Maren. <3

  • Zoé

    Outlander is a very good one, and Miss Fisher Mysteries too! There is also Poldark missing in your list

    • Anne Dolman

      Good one! Thanks for your comment Zoé. 🙂 <3

  • Alice

    I enjoyed Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries set in 1920s Melbourne, Australia.

    • Anne Dolman

      Can I find this serie on Netflix? I don’t know it yet! X

  • Eva

    Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is on Netflix (at least in Germany). Set in the 20s with gorgeous clothing, set design and lots of diverse, strong, powerful women 😊

    • Anne Dolman

      Hi Eva,

      Sounds good! I’ll add it to the list. 🙂 X Anne

  • Agneta

    The marvelous Mrs. Maiden us a Must See 😉

    • Anne Dolman

      Hi Agneta, thanks for the tip! Don’t know that serie yet. 🙂 I’ll add it to another blog!
      x Anne

    • Anne Dolman

      Hi Agneta, thanks for the tip! 🙂
      I’ll definitely watch it and write another blog about it. X Anne

  • Annelien

    I also like Alta Mar (Spanish), The Restaurant (Swedish – post WW) and Self Made. Nice clothes and fun to watch.

    • Anne Dolman

      Hi Annelien,

      I’m currently watching The Restaurant (Love it).
      I don’t know the other two series yet. Thanks for the tip!
      X Anne

  • Margy

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel <3

    • Anne Dolman

      Hi Margy, thanks for the tip! I’ll add it to another blog posting. 😀 X Anne

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