This is what it was like to be self-obsessed, rich, petty, and on Twitter a hundred years ago.
With all the drama of the upstairs-downstairs life of Downton Abbey and all the narcissism of the Kardashians, Another Period is a hilarious exposition of social-climbing sisters amidst a world of dramatic characters and their spectacular idiocies.
“We wondered what these hilariously terrible people of another time would do with modern technology,” said Lu Chekowsky of Comedy Central, “and wanted to play with all the ingredients of the show that make it great—the gilded age, the reality show excess and the hip-hop sensibility.”
It’s another duo of female comedians poking fun at a culture overrun with an obsession for the superficial, but with absurd gags and interesting storylines.
Another Period is an American period sitcom. It follows the lives of the Bellacourts, the first family of Newport, Rhode Island, at the turn of the 20th century. Lillian (Natasha Leggero) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome) are sisters “who care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous, which is a lot harder in 1902.” It is intended to be a spoof on reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, while in terms of era, roughly contemporaneous to Downton Abbey and satirizing many of the same themes of class and social standing.