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Barbarians (2020)Barbarians (2020)
Netflix, 2020 Running | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

In the famous battle of the Teutoburg Forest, Germanic warriors in 9AD halted the spread of the Roman Empire in its advance north. This bloody encounter of two worlds is tragically interwoven with the destinies of three young people whose fate will lead them from innocence to guilt, from loyalty to betrayal, and from love to hate.


The KnickThe Knick
Cinemax, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Medical, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

The setting: downtown New York in 1900, a tumultuous time of massive change and great progress. The series centers around the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff at Knickerbocker Hospital, who are pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.


The Serpent QueenThe Serpent Queen
Starz, 2022 Running | Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Considered an immigrant, common and plain, Catherine de Medici is married into the 16th century French court as an orphaned teenager expected to bring a fortune in dowry and produce many heirs, only to discover that her husband is in love with an older woman, her dowry is unpaid and she’s unable to concieve. Yet, only with her intelligence and determination, she manages to keep her marriage alive and masters the bloodsport that is the monarchy better than anyone else, ruling France for 50 years.


The PacificThe Pacific
HBO Max, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The Pacific is a ten-hour miniseries about three American marines fighting in World War II in the Pacific. It is produced by the same team behind Band of Brothers. The series follows the experiences of the marines as they navigate the brutal and unforgiving conditions of the Pacific Theater, facing both the enemy and the harsh environment.


Poldark (2015)Poldark (2015)
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.


Spartacus: VengeanceSpartacus: Vengeance
Starz Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance | ► Trailer

Spartacus: Vengeance is the Starz epic series which continues the story of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The rebellion continues, and Gaius Claudius Glaber rallies his troops to Capua to stop Spartacus and his band of freed slaves. Will Spartacus choose vengeance or keeping his army together?


FrontierFrontier
Discovery, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

The series follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.


The Last DanceThe Last Dance
ESPN, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Sports, History, Documentary, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

The Last Dance will chronicle the simultaneous rise of Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and the popularity of the NBA during the 1990s. The docuseries, made with the full participation of Jordan and other key figures from the Bulls' championship teams, features more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from the's team's championship run in the 1997-98 season, along with commentary from dozens of others sports luminaries.


Catch-22Catch-22
Hulu, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Action, Adventure | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. If Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specified that people who were crazy were not obliged to fly missions, but anyone who applied to stop flying was showing a rational concern for his safety and was, therefore, sane and had to fly. Catch-22 is in fact the origin story of the geopolitical here-and-now.


The TudorsThe Tudors
Showtime, 2007 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

A historical drama series that depicts the reign of King Henry VIII, exploring his marriages and the politics of the Tudor court. The show delves into the religious and social upheaval of the time, showcasing the power struggles and personal relationships of the royal family and their advisors.