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Best Russian TV

We're not Putin you on, there are some great TV shows coming out of Russia.

Shows like Parade's End: Best TV Adaptations of Classic Novels

In an era where every peripheral comic character has their own series, these shows go in a different direction, looking to great novels for their inspiration.

Shows like Medici: Political Intrigue through the Ages

Cutting across time periods and settings, these shows have one thing in common--lots and lots of political plotting and intrigue.

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 War & Peace: Finally, Some Continental History

It seems like every period drama made these days is about the British aristocracy; these shows broaden the scope, and focus on continental history, from Carolingian era to the Napoleonic.

Greatest Modern British Drama TV

The United Kingdom has produced some of the greatest series in television's Golden Age, including Sherlock, Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Luther, and of course Downton Abbey, and we've rounded up the best of the lot based on audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Shows Like Reign: Getting in with the Courtiers

If you're a fan of childish monarchs and tittering courtesans, then these court dramas are for you...not to be confused with court dramas about our democratic legal system, something which would make these aristocrats vomit on their perfumed lap-dogs.

Best Period Dramas

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

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.

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