Browse - Most popular shows featuring: 19th centuryx






Taboo (UK)Taboo (UK)
BBC One, 2017 On Hiatus | Drama, Action, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Set in 1813, this show follows Tom Hardy's James Keziah Delaney who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds and seeking to avenge his father's death. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.


The Gilded AgeThe Gilded Age
HBO Max, 2022 Running | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

A new show from the creator of Downton Abbey. The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand-new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, young Marian Brook moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old-money aunts. Accompanied by Peggy Scott, an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war, between one of her aunts, a scion of the old-money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife. Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?


WarriorWarrior
Cinemax, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Crime, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco's Chinatown in the aftermath of the Civil War, "Warrior" tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy, newly arrived from China, who finds himself caught up in the bloody Chinatown Tong wars.


18991899
Netflix, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Horror | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

1899 revolves around a migrant steamship heading west to leave the old continent from London to New York. People from many different countries are on board. The passengers are united by their hopes and dreams for the new century and their future abroad but when they discover another migrant ship adrift on open sea, their journey takes an unexpected turn.


Lawmen: Bass ReevesLawmen: Bass Reeves
Paramount+, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Western, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

About the legendary lawman of the wild West, Bass Reeves, the first Black deputy U.S. marshal west of the Mississippi River.


DeadwoodDeadwood
HBO Max, 2004 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

In an age of plunder and greed, the richest gold strike in American History draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything - and everyone - has a price. Welcome to Deadwood - a hell of a place to make your fortune.


Billy the KidBilly the Kid
Epix, 2022 Running | Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The series is set at a time when America was in its vibrant and colorful adolescence - from the 1860s slums of New York to the violent and lawless American West of the 1870s. Yet, despite its historical backdrop, "Billy the Kid" is a story with surprising relevancy, focusing on America's twin obsession with two seemingly timeless subjects: celebrity and guns.


Hell on WheelsHell on Wheels
AMC, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Western | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Hell on Wheels will follow the story of Cullen Bohannan, a southern soldier who heads west to avenge the death of his wife, murdered by Union soldiers. In the wake of Reconstruction, he travels to the work site of the Transcontinental Railroad, tracking his wife's killers along the way.


VictoriaVictoria
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

The ambitious eight-part drama follows the early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was our longest-serving monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II on 9th September this year. Rufus Sewell stars as Lord Melbourne, Victoria's first prime minister. The two immediately connected and their intimate friendship became a popular source of gossip that threatened to destabilize the Government - angering both Tory and Whigs alike.


When Calls the HeartWhen Calls the Heart
Hallmark, 2014 Running | Drama, Family, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

This show is about a wealthy woman in the 1800s who gives up her comfortable class station in order to head West and be a school teacher. Elizabeth Thatcher trades high society life for a classroom post in the prairie, determined to prove she is brave enough to live on her own. She learns through her aunt's secret diary that she had been a pioneer woman herself, and uses it as a guide to embark on her own adventures.


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