As they say, 'History favors the bold'. But really, were the lives of certain historical figures that bold, to the point that it deserved to be pondered upon by television? Well, we may never really know, simply because we live in the present. But at least, you can come closer to the era of royals, scavengers, or tribal conquests when you start binge-watching historical dramas. So, allow us take you to the past with some of the best shows that feature bits and pieces of historical facts as you will find on this list. But mind you, not everything that you'll see from these shows are a hundred percent accurate. But who cares? A little bit of imagination and creative license added to history still sounds fun, don't you think? Enjoy!
Vikings is one of the most addictive historical dramas you'd get to watch because of its great plot and complex characters. Watch the series and be transported to the European heartland from way back. There, you'll gladly follow the story of how Ragnar Lothbrok became the ultimate leader of the Viking tribes.
Downton Abbey is a drama series that beautifully explores the intricacies of bloodlines and social status in the post-Edwardian era of the 1900's. Throughout its full six-season run, you'll get to follow how the lives of the Crawley family has impacted great events in history and the entirety of the British social hierarchy.
There's too much to like about Outlander, but you probably need to watch all of its seasons to fully understand what it's all about. Based on Diana Gabaldon's novel of the same name, the series features a series of stories which combine fantasy, romance, and drama, all set in different timelines of history.
Well, it's a series with a very daring subject, but its also considered by many as one of the most historically-accurate dramas you'll find on television. The Borgias follows the story of a family who was able to take hold of the Catholic Church through a series of murders and other crimes, all taking place in one of the darkest periods of history.
With their intricate costumes and production designs, historical dramas can cost a lot. But did you know that one well-known title from the genre actually spent a whopping $13 million for each episode? Yes, the 2016 historical drama series 'The Crown' actually spent that much. In fact, it became the most expensive Netflix original series after its three seasons. But, with brilliant performances from its lead actresses Olivia Colman and Claire Floy, partnered with a knack for historical accuracy, nobody can really question the tremendous cost of production for this Queen Elizabeth II epic.
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