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International Drama TV

A round up of the best non-English drama series from around the world including Bollywood classics, K-dramas, and Nordic Noir, that are definitely worth the subtitles or dubbing.

Shows like Spartacus: Historical Action Series

If you prefer your fight scenes with swords over guns, and love a good carriage chase, this list of action-packed shows set in the past is for you.

Shows like Kingdom: Historical Action outside Europe

Game of Thrones, Vikings, the Witcher, and countless other series are set in Europe (aka Westeros, "the Continent"). These terrific series take a global perspective--and include shows from the Ottoman Empire, ancient China, and Korea. Don't worry, they still have sword fights (and the occasional attack from the undead).

Best K-Dramas to Stream: Best Korean TV

Check out this round up of some of the most addictive K-dramas available to stream--wholesome fare, good-looking stars, K-pop soundtracks, single-season formats that don't stretch out the story, delicious food--"gamsa" Gomawo to Netflix for streaming these gems!

Shows Like Peaky Blinders: Period Shows for Dudes

Forget the emotional life of butlers and wind-swept moors. These gritty shows are all about sword-wielding soldiers and Victorian bad guys.

Shows like Spartacus: Live by the sword, Die by the Sword

What do Ancient Rome, Medieval Florence, and the Eastern Han Dynasty have in common? No not great art or literature--sword fights. Lots and lots of sword fights. Sure some of them gratuitous in terms of advancing the plot, but how else are you going to kill your enemies (or zombies, or vampires)?

Period Dramas Outside of England

If you love period dramas, but are a bit bored by wind-swept heaths and manor houses in Surrey, try this list of historical dramas set outside the UK.

Historical K-Dramas: Korean Period Dramas

Lavish production values, sword fights, and of course plenty of historical romance.

Korean Action TV: Action Packed K-Dramas

Sword fights, deadly VR games, special operations soldiers, counter-terrorism units, and deadly criminals round out this list of K-Dramas with a heavy dose of action.

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