Entertainment - Historical TV Dramas - Strip.jpg

Historical TV Dramas

This page is under initial construction, and will grow into an extensive list of historical television series and movies.  Repeat visitors can visit the Update History on the About page to see what was added by date.  The summaries and my comments about each series are dynamic, and might be updated over time, so a date is listed when each was updated. 

   

Ancient Period

The general theme of this category is the ancient history time period.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

Centurion (Theatrical Movie 2010)


Centurion is British historical action drama movie that was released theatrically. The movie is set in year 117 when the Roman Empire was occupying Great Britain, which was Britannia at the time. The Roman legion is sent to conquer the Celts in the north. The Romans are greatly defeated, and the story concerns the survivors. The movie was released in 2010, and runs about 100 minutes.

This was an average film. My two biggest criticisms would be the cinematography which had unsaturated and washed out colors throughout, and low budget CGI effects. Summary updated August 14, 2021





The Last Kingdom (TV Series 2015-2020+)


The Last Kingdom is at television series which originally began on British television network BBC, and shifted to being produced by Netflix after the first season. The series is historical fiction based on novels from Bernard Cromwell. The setting is England during the late 800s and early 900s, and the primary character is Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Uhtred was born a Saxon, and was the son of an earl. He was taken as a slave by the Danes (Vikings) when he was a boy. He later returns to the Saxons, and repeatedly attempts to claim his family's land, and drawn into battles between the Danes and Saxons. The series has aired since 2015, and so far there have been four seasons. The fifth and last season has finished filming. This is an outstanding series, and extremely well produced. It is probably one of my favorite series of all time, and one that I've watched repeatedly. Summary updated August 14, 2021




Maximilian (TV Mini-Series 2017)


Maximilian is a foreign language historical television drama that was produced by Austrian network ORF and German network ZDF, and aired in the USA on Starz. The series is a loosely based account of Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy who married in 1477. The mini-series aired in 2017, and consist of six episodes that run about an hour each.

This was a solidly entertaining and well produced series that contains dialgoue in both German and French. There is a pleasing balance of drama, political intrigue, and action. Summary updated August 14, 2021





   

Middle Ages & Medieval Period

The general theme of this category is the middle ages and medieval time period.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show further details.

The Last Kingdom (TV Series 2015-2020+)


The Last Kingdom is at television series which originally began on British television network BBC, and shifted to being produced by Netflix after the first season. The series is historical fiction based on novels from Bernard Cromwell. The setting is England during the late 800s and early 900s, and the primary character is Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Uhtred was born a Saxon, and was the son of an earl. He was taken as a slave by the Danes (Vikings) when he was a boy. He later returns to the Saxons, and repeatedly attempts to claim his family's land, and drawn into battles between the Danes and Saxons. The series has aired since 2015, and so far there have been four seasons. The fifth and last season has finished filming. This is an outstanding series, and extremely well produced. It is probably one of my favorite series of all time, and one that I've watched repeatedly. Summary updated August 14, 2021




Maximilian (TV Mini-Series 2017)


Maximilian is a foreign language historical television drama that was produced by Austrian network ORF and German network ZDF, and aired in the USA on Starz. The series is a loosely based account of Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy who married in 1477. The mini-series aired in 2017, and consist of six episodes that run about an hour each.

This was a solidly entertaining and well produced series that contains dialgoue in both German and French. There is a pleasing balance of drama, political intrigue, and action. Summary updated August 14, 2021





The Last Kingdom (TV Series 2015-2020+)


The Last Kingdom is at television series which originally began on British television network BBC, and shifted to being produced by Netflix after the first season. The series is historical fiction based on novels from Bernard Cromwell. The setting is England during the late 800s and early 900s, and the primary character is Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Uhtred was born a Saxon, and was the son of an earl. He was taken as a slave by the Danes (Vikings) when he was a boy. He later returns to the Saxons, and repeatedly attempts to claim his family's land, and drawn into battles between the Danes and Saxons. The series has aired since 2015, and so far there have been four seasons. The fifth and last season has finished filming. This is an outstanding series, and extremely well produced. It is probably one of my favorite series of all time, and one that I've watched repeatedly. Summary updated August 14, 2021




Maximilian (TV Mini-Series 2017)


Maximilian is a foreign language historical television drama that was produced by Austrian network ORF and German network ZDF, and aired in the USA on Starz. The series is a loosely based account of Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy who married in 1477. The mini-series aired in 2017, and consist of six episodes that run about an hour each.

This was a solidly entertaining and well produced series that contains dialgoue in both German and French. There is a pleasing balance of drama, political intrigue, and action. Summary updated August 14, 2021





    

    

 

© Copyright  -  Timothy J. Barron  -  This page was updated August 14, 2021