Don’t you love that feeling of getting utterly lost in a world that is entirely different from yours? It’s time for a follow-up of shows you should watch if you’re into historical fiction #1! I’m an absolute sucker for historical and fantasy tv shows, because they allow me to escape from my day-to-day life into storylines that involve adventure, passion, bravery, true love and even sadness and violence. These kind of shows both give you an insight in that particular period of time and allow you to go on a journey that would literally be impossible in real life. Read along and find out if these shows might be something to add to your to-see list.
If you haven’t seen this show yet, run to your Netflix device and start watching it ASAP. It’s gunna be fuckin biblical sweetheart! Peaky Blinders has become my favourite show, and I’m not the only one. Loads of people around me are slightly obsessed with it too, indicating how it’s a show that appeals to many. Brilliant actor Cillian Murphy plays Tommy Shelby, head of the Peaky Blinders gang, a criminal gang in Birmingham. It is set in the aftermath of World War I. It’s violent, it’s shocking, it’s intruiging, it’s great television. It did take me a couple of episodes to get into, but boy did I binge this first season in just two days. Stick around and you’ll find yourself talking like a brummie in no time…
The Last Kingdom
This one is still on my ‘to-read’ list, but I’ve heard from a couple of people that The Last Kingdom is definitely a good show to watch. I quote IMDB here: The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the command of King Alfred. Against this turbulent backdrop lives our hero, Uhtred. Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested. Can’t wait to start this!
The same time period as Peaky Blinders, the same country, but a very different setting! As opposed to grimy Birmingham, Downton Abbey is set in the country estate. It is about the lives of a British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. It’s very British, full of drama and posh-ness; I very much enjoyed it!
It’s been years since I’ve watched The Tudors, but I do remember liking it a lot. Ever heard of Henry VIII, King of England who had 6 wives (ine died, one survived, two divorced, two beheaded)? This show follows the young Henry and his tumultuous life as a 16th century ruler. Drama, sex, intrigues, lies and deceit… if you’re into that, you’ll no doubt enjoy this show.
Which show is missing in this list according to you? Are you planning to watch one of these?