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Penny Dreadful: City of AngelsPenny Dreadful: City of Angels
Showtime, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.1/5

A spiritual descendant of the Penny Dreadful story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels explors an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop. This chapter is a bold new vision that employ all-new characters and storylines.


Derry GirlsDerry Girls
Channel 4, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

Set in the early 1990s, this sitcom features the personal exploits of a 16 year old girl, her family and friends during the Troubles.


FeudFeud
FX, 2017 Running | Drama, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Feud is an 8-episode series that will offer a seductive, insightful look at what lies behind legendary personality conflicts.The first installment of Feud stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon and tells the story of the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time-Joan Crawford (Lange) and Bette Davis (Sarandon), and how they came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers. The result, the critically acclaimed and box office smash What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ultimately received five Academy Awards nominations and became a cult classic. But for its leads, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, the real horror was working together.


VinylVinyl
HBO Max, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Music | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Vinyl is a Drama Series following the drug and sex-fueled music business and its players in New York in the 1970s.


A League of Their Own (2022)A League of Their Own (2022)
Prime Video, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Military/War, Sports | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Comedy series about the WWII All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.


The War of the WorldsThe War of the Worlds
BBC One, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Sci-Fi | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

Set in Edwardian England, this adaptation of H.G. Wells' seminal tale - the first alien invasion story in literature - follows George and his partner Amy as they attempt to defy society and start a life together. The War of the Worlds tells their story as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.


Babylon BerlinBabylon Berlin
Sky DE, 2017 Running | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

The show is based on the best-selling novel Der Nasse Fisch (The Wet Fish) by German writer Volker Kutscher, the first of his Gereon Rath novels. Set in 1920s Berlin, they follow police detective Rath, who is transferred to Berlin and tries to solve crimes in a city torn by social and political upheaval in the years leading up to Adolf Hitler's rise to power.


The Bastard ExecutionerThe Bastard Executioner
FX, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Thriller, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

The show tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward III's charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.


VikinganeVikingane
NRK1, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Set in 790AD, "Vikingane" features the daily challenges of people living in a small Viking village, from power struggle, brother rivalry, gender equality, to betrayal and friendship. "It's the story of people from our time, but living during the Viking era. Of course everyday choices have far more dramatic consequences and that makes for great comedy material.


Rutherford FallsRutherford Falls
Peacock, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.8/5

A small town in upstate New York is turned upside down when local legend and town namesake Nathan Rutherford fights against the moving of a historic statue.


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