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Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

  • Anne with an E
  • 8,8/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

Sanditon

Drama United Kingdom 2019

Sanditon

Drama United Kingdom 2019

  • Sanditon
  • 8,5/10

1 season, 8 episodes

The spirited and impulsive Charlotte Heywood moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.

Peaky Blinders

Crime Drama United Kingdom 2013

Peaky Blinders

Crime Drama United Kingdom 2013

  • Peaky Blinders
  • 8,5/10

5 seasons, 30 episodes

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Charité at War

Drama Germany 2017

Charité at War

Drama Germany 2017

  • Charité at War
  • 8,4/10

3 seasons, 18 episodes

Berlin, 1888. After penniless Ida’s life is saved at the Charité Hospital she must work off the treatment costs. While she becomes acquainted with the most brilliant physicians of this era at the world-famous hospital, the self-determined young woman discovers her passion for medicine.

Baccano!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Crime Mystery Japan 2007

Baccano!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Crime Mystery Japan 2007

  • Baccano!
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 13 episodes

Baccano! is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. The series, often told from multiple points of view, is mostly set within a fictional United States during various time periods, most notably the Prohibition era. It focuses on various people, including alchemists, thieves, thugs, Mafiosi and Camorristi, who are unconnected to one another. After an immortality elixir is recreated in 1930 Manhattan, the characters begin to cross paths, setting off events that spiral further and further out of control. The first novel was released in February 2003 under ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint, and as of March 2013, twenty novels have been released. The novels were adapted into a sixteen episode anime television series directed by Takahiro Omori and produced by Brain's Base and Aniplex. The first thirteen episodes were aired on WOWOW from July 26, 2007 to November 1, 2007; the final three were released direct-to-DVD. The series was also adapted into a two-volume manga, an adventure video game for the Nintendo DS and two drama CDs. An additional novel was released with the first drama CD and two gaiden novels were released in parts with the DVDs of the anime adaption.

I, Claudius

Drama War & Politics United Kingdom 1976

I, Claudius

Drama War & Politics United Kingdom 1976

  • I, Claudius
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 12 episodes

Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.

Baccano!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Crime Mystery Japan 2007

Baccano!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Crime Mystery Japan 2007

  • Baccano!
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 13 episodes

Baccano! is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. The series, often told from multiple points of view, is mostly set within a fictional United States during various time periods, most notably the Prohibition era. It focuses on various people, including alchemists, thieves, thugs, Mafiosi and Camorristi, who are unconnected to one another. After an immortality elixir is recreated in 1930 Manhattan, the characters begin to cross paths, setting off events that spiral further and further out of control. The first novel was released in February 2003 under ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint, and as of March 2013, twenty novels have been released. The novels were adapted into a sixteen episode anime television series directed by Takahiro Omori and produced by Brain's Base and Aniplex. The first thirteen episodes were aired on WOWOW from July 26, 2007 to November 1, 2007; the final three were released direct-to-DVD. The series was also adapted into a two-volume manga, an adventure video game for the Nintendo DS and two drama CDs. An additional novel was released with the first drama CD and two gaiden novels were released in parts with the DVDs of the anime adaption.

Baccano!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Crime Mystery Japan 2007

Baccano!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Crime Mystery Japan 2007

  • Baccano!
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 13 episodes

Baccano! is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. The series, often told from multiple points of view, is mostly set within a fictional United States during various time periods, most notably the Prohibition era. It focuses on various people, including alchemists, thieves, thugs, Mafiosi and Camorristi, who are unconnected to one another. After an immortality elixir is recreated in 1930 Manhattan, the characters begin to cross paths, setting off events that spiral further and further out of control. The first novel was released in February 2003 under ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint, and as of March 2013, twenty novels have been released. The novels were adapted into a sixteen episode anime television series directed by Takahiro Omori and produced by Brain's Base and Aniplex. The first thirteen episodes were aired on WOWOW from July 26, 2007 to November 1, 2007; the final three were released direct-to-DVD. The series was also adapted into a two-volume manga, an adventure video game for the Nintendo DS and two drama CDs. An additional novel was released with the first drama CD and two gaiden novels were released in parts with the DVDs of the anime adaption.

Splash Splash Love

Comedy Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2015

Splash Splash Love

Comedy Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2015

  • Splash Splash Love
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 10 episodes

Dan-Bi is a senior high school student. She has a special ability which allows her to transport to anywhere on rainy days. For her university entrance exam, Dan-Bi can't deal with the pressure and runs off to a playground. Without knowing why, she goes into a puddle and finds herself transported to the Joseon period. There, she meets Lee Do. He is a young King of the Joseon period. Lee Do is in a difficult situation due to droughts and the spread of an epidemic.

Bleak House

Drama United Kingdom 2005

Bleak House

Drama United Kingdom 2005

  • Bleak House
  • 8,2/10

1 season, 15 episodes

The generous John Jarndyce, struggling with his own past, and his two young wards Richard and Ada, are all caught up, like Lady Dedlock, in the infamous case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, which will make one of them rich beyond imagination if it can ever be brought to a conclusion. As Tulkinghorn digs deeper into Lady Dedlock's past, he unearths a secret that will change their lives forever, and which is almost as astounding as the final outcome of the Jarndyce case.

The Best TV Shows: period drama on Netflix

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

  • Anne with an E
  • 8,8/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

The Frankenstein Chronicles

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2015

The Frankenstein Chronicles

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2015

  • The Frankenstein Chronicles
  • 6,9/10

2 seasons, 12 episodes

Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.

La Révolution

Drama 2020

La Révolution

Drama 2020

1 season, 8 episodes

1787, France. While investigating a series of mysterious murders, Joseph Guillotin - the future inventor of the world famous ‘Guillotine’ - uncovers an unknown virus: the Blue Blood. The disease, quickly spreads amongst the French aristocracy, driving them to murder ordinary people and soon leads to a rebellion.

Someone Has to Die

Drama 2020

1 season, 3 episodes

In the 1950s, a young man returns to his home in Madrid after a long stay in Mexico. He’s accompanied by Lazaro, a mysterious ballet dancer.

Someone Has to Die

Drama 2020

1 season, 3 episodes

In the 1950s, a young man returns to his home in Madrid after a long stay in Mexico. He’s accompanied by Lazaro, a mysterious ballet dancer.

Bridgerton

Drama USA 2020

Bridgerton

Drama USA 2020

2 seasons, 8 episodes

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Jaguar

Drama War & Politics Spain

Jaguar

Drama War & Politics Spain

1 season, 6 episodes

In 1960s Spain, a Holocaust survivor joins a group of agents seeking justice against the hundreds of Nazis who fled to the nation to hide after WWII.

La Révolution

Drama 2020

La Révolution

Drama 2020

1 season, 8 episodes

1787, France. While investigating a series of mysterious murders, Joseph Guillotin - the future inventor of the world famous ‘Guillotine’ - uncovers an unknown virus: the Blue Blood. The disease, quickly spreads amongst the French aristocracy, driving them to murder ordinary people and soon leads to a rebellion.

The Best TV Shows: period drama (2019)

Deewar-e-Shab

Drama Pakistan 2019

Deewar-e-Shab

Drama Pakistan 2019

1 season, 20 episodes

Historical drama following the lives of a group of courtesans and the people around them.

The Tale of Nokdu

Comedy Drama South Korea 2019

The Tale of Nokdu

Comedy Drama South Korea 2019

1 season, 32 episodes

This romantic comedy drama set in the Joseon dynasty is about Jeon Nok-Du, a man who disguises as a woman to enter a mysterious women-only village, and Dong Dong-Ju, a young woman who does not want to become a gisaeng.

The Tale of Nokdu

Comedy Drama South Korea 2019

The Tale of Nokdu

Comedy Drama South Korea 2019

1 season, 32 episodes

This romantic comedy drama set in the Joseon dynasty is about Jeon Nok-Du, a man who disguises as a woman to enter a mysterious women-only village, and Dong Dong-Ju, a young woman who does not want to become a gisaeng.

Sanditon

Drama United Kingdom 2019

Sanditon

Drama United Kingdom 2019

  • Sanditon
  • 8,5/10

1 season, 8 episodes

The spirited and impulsive Charlotte Heywood moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.

Gentleman Jack

Drama USA 2019

Gentleman Jack

Drama USA 2019

  • Gentleman Jack
  • 8,0/10

1 season, 8 episodes

Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.

Vienna Blood

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2019

Vienna Blood

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2019

  • Vienna Blood
  • 6,4/10

2 seasons, 6 episodes

Max Liebermann, a student of Sigmund Freud, helps Detective Rheinhardt in the investigation of a series of disturbing murders around the grand cafes and opera houses of 1900s Vienna.

Beecham House

Drama United Kingdom 2019

Beecham House

Drama United Kingdom 2019

1 season, 6 episodes

On the cusp of the 19th century in Delhi, we follow the fortunes of the residents of the titular mansion. The story begins as handsome and soulful former English soldier John Beecham has acquired the house to start a new life for his family and a business as a trader.

The War of the Worlds

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2019

The War of the Worlds

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2019

  • The War of the Worlds
  • 5,9/10

1 season, 3 episodes

In Edwardian England, George and his partner Amy attempt to defy society and start a life together as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.

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Murdoch Mysteries

Drama Mystery Canada 2008

Murdoch Mysteries

Drama Mystery Canada 2008

  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • 7,3/10

15 seasons, 222 episodes

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.

Little House on the Prairie

Drama Family Western USA 1974

Little House on the Prairie

Drama Family Western USA 1974

  • Little House on the Prairie
  • 7,5/10

9 seasons, 204 episodes

Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.

Emperor Wang Gun

Drama War & Politics South Korea 2000

Emperor Wang Gun

Drama War & Politics South Korea 2000

1 season, 200 episodes

Taejo Wang Geon was a 200-episode Korean drama starring Choi Soo Jong in the title role. It became very successful, reaching very high ratings, around 60%.

Tears of the Dragon

Drama War & Politics South Korea 1996

Tears of the Dragon

Drama War & Politics South Korea 1996

1 season, 159 episodes

This drama depicts the turbulent period spanning from the reign of King Taejo (born Lee Seong Gye), the founder of the Joseon dynasty, to King Sejong.

Conde Vrolok

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Soap Chile 2009

Conde Vrolok

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Soap Chile 2009

1 season, 104 episodes

A tragic legend that will change forever the lives of the people of a peaceful town in the countryside of Chile.

Conde Vrolok

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Soap Chile 2009

Conde Vrolok

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Soap Chile 2009

1 season, 104 episodes

A tragic legend that will change forever the lives of the people of a peaceful town in the countryside of Chile.

Jumong

Drama War & Politics South Korea 2006

Jumong

Drama War & Politics South Korea 2006

1 season, 81 episodes

Jumong  examines the life of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo. Few details have been found in the historical record about Jumong, so much of the series is fictionalized. The fantastic elements surrounding the original Jumong legend have been replaced with events more grounded in reality.

The Royal

Drama United Kingdom 2003

The Royal

Drama United Kingdom 2003

8 seasons, 79 episodes

Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.

Call the Midwife

Drama Family United Kingdom 2012

Call the Midwife

Drama Family United Kingdom 2012

  • Call the Midwife
  • 7,1/10

10 seasons, 77 episodes

Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.

The Americans

Crime Drama USA 2013

The Americans

Crime Drama USA 2013

  • The Americans
  • 7,8/10

6 seasons, 75 episodes

Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.