Drama

Charlotte Jenkins, Mary Phinney, and Samuel Diggs on 'Mercy Street.' (Courtesy of PBS/Erik Heinila)

Which 'Mercy Street' Character Are You?

Now that the second season of Mercy Street is over, find out which character is most like you! Are you knowledgeable like Samuel or compassionate like Emma? Hardworking like Mary or mischievous like Hale?
Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. (ITV Plc)

'Victoria' Recap: Keep on Riding

As Victoria enters the final weeks of her pregnancy and Victoria the final episode of its first season, the Queen feels cooped up and stifled. What dangers lurk on the streets of London -- or worse, amongst Victoria's own family? 
Samuel Diggs and Charlotte Jenkins on Mercy Street. (Courtesy of PBS/Erik Heinila)

'Mercy Street' Recap: Fight or Flight

In the wake of the Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation, the lives of the characters of Mercy Street change drastically in this finale, as some undertake journeys and some decide to stay put.
A ballroom set from "Victoria." (Courtesy of ITV Plc)

All of Playlist's 'Victoria' Content

Now that season one of Victoria is over, catch up on everything we've posted about the series: recaps, recipes, features, and more.
Inside the set of Mansion House on "Mercy Street." (Courtesy of PBS)

All of Playlist's 'Mercy Street' Content

During this week off from Mercy Street, before the finale of season two airs on Sunday, March 5 at 7:00 pm, catch up on everything we've posted about the gripping Civil War drama.
Albert embraces the future: he hunts with guns. (ITV Plc)

'Victoria' Recap: Full Speed Ahead

The palace is embracing change, as Victoria copes with a pregnancy, Albert and Sir Peel tout locomotives, and Francatelli and Skerrett innovate in the kitchen.
Jimmy Green plotting with the two Confederate henchmen. (Courtesy of PBS/Erik Heinila)

'Mercy Street' Recap: Suffer Me Not

Some people exploit the suffering of the war for their own advantage, while others strive only to alleviate pain and end the conflict. Where do the denizens of Alexandria fall?
Gary Cole plays James Green, Sr. in PBS's 'Mercy Street.' (Courtesy of PBS/Erik Heinila)

From Storefront Theater to PBS Drama: Gary Cole

Actor Gary Cole began his career in the small experimental theaters of Chicago, became famous for roles like the bureaucratic monster Bill Lumbergh, and now plays the patriarch of the Green family on Mercy Street.
Which Victoria character are you? (ITV Plc)

Which 'Victoria' Character Are You?

Upstairs or downstairs, loyal husband or charming playboy, no-nonsense house manager or complicated mother?
Victoria and Albert. (Courtesy of ITV Plc)

'Victoria' Recap: The Dinner Party

Folk contraceptive methods, forbidden romances, an outbreak of plague, squabbles over court hierarchy, noble oration: this episode's got it all. 
Chaplain Hopkins and Emma Green brave a battlefield to rescue wounded soldiers. (Courtesy of PBS/Erik Heinila)

'Mercy Street' Recap: Women at War

Being a decent person in this war is dangerous. Being a woman just adds to the difficulty, but the women of Alexandria don't let that stop them from helping their side.
Actress AnnaSophia Robb (Alice Green) with Co-Creator and Executive Producer Lisa Q. Wolfinger. (Courtesy of PBS/Erik Heinila)

"The Great Force of History": An Interview with a Creator of 'Mercy Street'

Lisa Q. Wolfinger, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of  Mercy Street, talks about the stories behind the series, the importance of history, and the difficulties of creating an elaborate period drama.
Prince Albert and Queen Victoria resplendent at their wedding. (ITV Plc)

'Victoria' Recap: Of Mistresses and Money

Victoria and Albert's relationship hits some bumps. Mainly because Albert doesn't want to be dependent on Victoria, and so demands a large allowance. It also doesn't help that Victoria is learning how many extramarital affairs occur at court.
Hannah James as Emma Green. (PBS/Erik Heinila)

'Mercy Street' Recap: Not to Yield

Changes of heart abound in this episode as characters are thrust into trying circumstances and witness events that cause them to begin to question their loyalties. 
Gloomy, self-serious Albert and delightful, fiery Victoria: seems like a perfect match. (ITV Plc)

'Victoria' Recap: The Romantic Age

Victoria and Albert are slowly overcoming their dislike of each other and growing closer. This episode is a literal bodice-ripper, a classic opposites-attract story. Too bad Albert is a bit of a prig-Victoria's word, not mine.
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