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Best A&E Network Shows

A&E is best known for its reality TV shows, but the network has also produced some terrific dramas including Longmire and Bates' Motel.

Shows like Ripper Street: Dark Historical Detectives

You won't find any missing pearls or butlers who done it, but you' will find the hard-boiled detectives who caught criminals every bit as sick and twisted as their modern counterparts.

Shows like Broadchurch: Best British Crime

The birthplace of Sherlock Holmes has produced some of the greatest crime and detective series in recent years, including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty, Happy Valley, Luther, Broadchurch and of course Sherlock--don't forget to check out related lists including British Women on the Case, Grizzled British Detectives, Cracking the (Inspector) Morse Code, and Agatha Christie and her Admirers.

Shows Like Ripper Street: British Detectives of Yesteryear

History wasn't all frilly hats and leisurely carriage rides, it was also murders, thefts, and all sorts of nefarious yellow-toothed ne'er do wells. These shows tell the stories of the detectives who caught the baddies.

Shows Like Victoria: Revisiting the Victorians

Ah, the Victorian age: a time of comically large hoop-skirts, creative facial hair, and legally enforced sexual repression. Unfortunately, we can't go back to such halcyon days, but we can at least revisit them with the following shows.

Shows like Endeavour: Period Cop Shows

Set against historical backdrops, these police procedurals look at the early days of law enforcement, and the mutton-chopped cops who had to nab baddies before even the concept of DNA.

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 Ripper Street: Victorian Shows for Dudes

Welcome to the dark side of the Victorian era - where smoggy air, muddy streets, and street gangs abound.

Shows Like Penny Dreadful: The Gothic Proper

In Victorian England readers would have to pay a penny to see macabre tales of monsters, bloodshed, and witchcraft. Today we have to pay $8.99 a month for a Netflix subscription, which even adjusting for inflation seems a bit pricey.

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