• Deadwood (2004) Seasons: 2, Episodes: 8 Last Aired: 2005
    Description of the series
    Deadwood is the story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an organized wild-west civilized town. The story focuses on the real-life characters Seth Bullock and Al Swearengen.
    8.8/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Crime, Drama, History
  • Roots (2016) Seasons: 1, Episodes: 4 Last Aired: June 2, 2016
    Description of the series
    An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.
    6.1/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Drama, History
  • Drunk History (2013) Seasons: 1, Episodes: 10 Last Aired: November 29, 2016
    Description of the series
    Drunk History is an American television comedy series produced by Comedy Central, based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner in 2007. In each episode, an inebriated narrator struggles to recount an event from American history, while actors enact the narrator's anecdote, lip syncing any dialog. The series premiered on Comedy Central in July 2013. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are among the show's executive producers. In addition to creator Derek Waters and celebrity guest stars, the show's additional characters are played by regulars Bennie Arthur, Sarah Burns, Maria Blasucci, Craig Cackowski, Michael Cassady, Tymberlee Hill, Adam Nee, and Jeremy J. Tutson.
    7.8/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Comedy, History
  • The Crown (2016) Seasons: 1, Episodes: 10 Last Aired: November 4, 2016
    Description of the series
    The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
    /10
    Language: English
    Genres: Drama, History
  • Vikings (2013) Seasons: 4, Episodes: 39 Last Aired: November 30, 2016
    Description of the series
    Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.
    8.6/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Action, Drama, History
  • Ancient Aliens (2010) Seasons: 3, Episodes: 7 Last Aired: May 13, 2016
    Description of the series
    Ancient Aliens is an American television series that premiered on April 20, 2010 on the History channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment, the program presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact. The show has been criticized for presenting pseudoscience and pseudohistory. The series' de facto pilot was a TV special of the same name that aired on March 8, 2009. The second season began on October 28, 2010, and the third season began airing July 28, 2011. Season four premiered on February 17, 2012 but on H2 instead of the History channel. In June 2012, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos announced on Coast to Coast AM that the series has been renewed for a fifth season. Season 5 premiered on December 21, 2012.
    7.4/10
    Language: English
  • Marco Polo (2014) Seasons: 2, Episodes: 20 Last Aired: July 1, 2016
    Description of the series
    An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.
    8.1/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Adventure, Drama, History
  • Victoria (2016) Seasons: 1, Episodes: 8 Last Aired: October 9, 2016
    Description of the series
    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 the longest-serving monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II on 9th September 2016. Rufus Sewell was Victoria’s first prime minister; the two immediately connected and their intimate friendship became a popular source of gossip that threatened to destabilise the Government – angering both Tory and Whigs alike.
    /10
    Language: English
    Genres: Biography, Drama, History
  • Boardwalk Empire (2010) Seasons: 1, Episodes: 1 Last Aired: 2014
    Description of the series
    Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.
    8.6/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Crime, Drama, History
  • The Making of The Mob (2015) Seasons: 2, Episodes: 2 Last Aired: July 18, 2016
    Description of the series
    A docudrama series chronicling some of America's most notorious mobsters, each season dealing with a different city/region.
    7.8/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Crime, History
  • Indian Summers (2015) Seasons: 1, Episodes: 4 Last Aired: May 15, 2016
    Description of the series
    Epic drama set in the summer of 1932 where India dreams of independence, but the British are clinging to power. Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. At the heart of the story lie the implications and ramifications of the tangled web of passions, rivalries and clashes that define the lives of those brought together in this summer which will change everything.
    7.3/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Drama, History
  • Underground (2016) Seasons: 1, Episodes: 7 Last Aired: May 11, 2016
    Description of the series
    A group of slaves plan a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.
    7.9/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Drama, History
  • Poldark (2015) Seasons: 2, Episodes: 18 Last Aired: November 6, 2016
    Description of the series
    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 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.
    8.4/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Drama, History, Romance
  • Ghost Adventures (2008) Seasons: 3, Episodes: 10 Last Aired: July 16, 2016
    Description of the series
    Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his crew, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, search for haunted locations both domestically and internationally. During their investigations, Zak and crew acquaint themselves with the general area; interview locals about the hauntings; and go face-to-face with the evil spirits who reportedly haunt these locations.
    7.7/10
    Language: English
    Genres: History, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • War and Peace (2016) Seasons: 1, Episodes: 6 Last Aired: February 7, 2016
    Description of the series
    A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.
    8.2/10
    Language: English
    Genres: Drama, History, Romance
  • Medici: Masters of Florence (2016) Seasons: 1, Episodes: 6 Last Aired: November 8, 2016
    Description of the series
    The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
    /10
    Language: English
    Genres: Drama, History, Thriller