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The BorgiasThe Borgias
Showtime, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Crime, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

"The Borgias" is a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history's most intriguing and infamous dynastic families.


The Looming TowerThe Looming Tower
Hulu, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

The Looming Tower, a drama based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book that chronicles the events that led to the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.


Legend of the SeekerLegend of the Seeker
Syndicated, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Action, Adventure | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Based on Terry Goodkind's best-selling fantasy series, The Sword of Truth, this Disney series follows woodsman Richard Cypher as he transforms from woods guide to magical leader, with a task to stop a vicious tyrant.


The Spanish PrincessThe Spanish Princess
Starz, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

The Spanish Princess, the latest chapter in the dynastic saga of Tudor England, is a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history - the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London.


Murdoch MysteriesMurdoch Mysteries
CBC, 2008 Running | Drama, Crime, Mystery, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.


WacoWaco
Paramount, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Waco will explore the true life details leading up to and chronicling the siege between the FBI, the ATF and the religious sect, told from several perspectives of those involved. The series is based on two biographies: A Place Called Waco, by Branch Davidian survivor David Thibodeau, and Stalling For Time: My Life As An FBI Hostage Negotiator, written by the FBI's Special Agent in Charge of Negotiations Gary Noesner.


Franklin (2024)Franklin (2024)
Apple TV+, 2024 Running | Drama, History, Mini-Series, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

The drama will explore the thrilling story of one of the greatest gambles of Benjamin Franklin's career. At age 70, without any diplomatic training, Franklin convinced France - an absolute monarchy - to underwrite America's experiment in democracy. By virtue of his fame, charisma and ingenuity, Franklin outmaneuvered British spies, French informers and hostile colleagues, all while engineering the Franco-American alliance of 1778 and the final peace treaty with England of l783. The eight-year French mission stands as Franklin's most vital service to his country, without which America would not have won the Revolution.


History of the World: Part IIHistory of the World: Part II
Hulu, 2023 Running | Comedy, History, Variety | ► Trailer
Rating: 2/5

History of the World, Part II is described as a sequel to the 1981 film.


Prehistoric Planet (2022)Prehistoric Planet (2022)
Apple TV+, 2022 Running | History, Documentary, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The show is narrated by Sir David Attenborough and recreates the last days of the dinosaurs and uses CGI to take viewers back in time, experiencing the wonders of planet Earth 66 million years ago.


Mrs. AmericaMrs. America
FX, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly. Through the eyes of the women of that era - both Schlafly and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus - the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.


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