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Shows like Band of Brothers: Greatest Historical Mini-Series

There's nothing miniature about the scope of these historical mini-series; from 'Roots' to 'I, Cladius', they bring history to life in digestible chunks, without dragging on interminably (like some TV shows we know).

Starz Original Dramas

While not as well known as HBO and Showtime, the premium network Starz has produced some high quality original dramas including Power, Black Sails and Outlander.

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.

Best Drama TV

Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Shows Like Outlander: Starz Period Drama

What they lack in the spelling department, Starz more than make up for in the swashbuckling and wind-swept moors.

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.

Best Period Dramas

A list of the highest-rated period dramas spanning across eras and countries, although the UK is particularly well represented.

Action from the Middle Ages

Throw on your best doublet, tune up your lute, and soak your hair in urine - you're in for a treat with these action-packed medieval shows.

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