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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.


GintamaGintama
TV Tokyo, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Action, Adventure
Rating: 4.9/5

Based on the manga series of the same name created by Hideaki Sorachi, this show is a Japanese animation that takes place in Edo, Japan (former name of present day Tokyo). In the early 17th century, Japan adopted strict isolation policies and severed almost all ties with foreign countries.


Gyeongseong CreatureGyeongseong Creature
Netflix, 2023 Running | Drama, Thriller, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

A thriller about survival and human dignity. It tells the stories of youth who lived during a time when sovereignty and human rights were taken away from them, and they had to put their lives on the line just to achieve the most basic happiness. Jang Tae Sang is a wealthy man of Bukchon. Rather than being interested in justice, the current reality of his life is most important to him. However, a threat appears when he encounters a woman who will completely change his life. The drama will follow that process in detail and raise the question of how to live like a human.


The Playboy ClubThe Playboy Club
NBC, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Set in the early 1960s in New York City, the Playboy Bunnies who work at the Playboy Club show their views of the changing times.


The Wonder YearsThe Wonder Years
ABC, 1988 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the 60's; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.


Spy CitySpy City
MagentaTV, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

1961. In the middle of the Cold War, an English spy was sent to Berlin shortly before the Wall was built. Berlin was then a nest of double agents.


DickensianDickensian
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens' novels in half-hour episodes, including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin's Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.


Il Nome della RosaIl Nome della Rosa
RaiUno, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

The Name of the Rose centers on William of Baskerville, the 14th century Franciscan monk who investigates a series of grisly murders in the high-end TV adaptation of Umberto Eco's bestseller The Name of The Rose.


RevengerRevenger
AT-X, 2023 Running | Drama, Action, Anime, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

As master assassin Usui Yuen looks into a series of assassinations made on the grand samurai clan, the Satsuma, he encounters Kurima Raizo, member and survivor of one of the attacks. Together, they discover the true nature of these murders is bigger than over stolen resources. As they get closer to the truth, will they come out alive to exact revenge?


Jericho (2016)Jericho (2016)
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Western | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Yesterday wilderness. Tomorrow civilisation. In the Yorkshire Dales in the 1870s, the shantytown of Jericho is the home of a community that will live, thrive and die in the shadow of the viaduct they've been brought together to build.


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