TV series about the 20th century

TV series about the 20th century
List of the best TV series about the 20th century according to viewers: My Mother and Other Strangers, Vikings, The Great, Upstairs Downstairs, M*A*S*H, Rome, Magnificent Century, The Tudors, Bloody Mistress, Moonlighting.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Military, Soldier
PlotSecond world war, Love triangle
StyleFascinating

Drama series set in 1943 following the Coyne family and their neighbours as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:45
CharactersKings, Vikings, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventures, Intrigue, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotIntrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Based on real events

A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersRich
PlaceEngland, Mansions

Set in 1936, the show takes viewers, old and new, back to the lavish world of Belgravia, London. A new set of occupants reside at 165 Eaton Place and viewers see how external and internal influences of the tumultuous pre-war period shape and mould the lives of this wealthy family and their servants.‬

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors
PlotMedicine

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:55
CharactersWarriors, Emperors
PlotIntrigue
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey
Duration01:40
CharactersRich
PlotLove, Relationship, Intrigue
PlaceTurkey
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric

Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and his wife Hürrem Sultan, a slave girl who became a Sultan.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53
CharactersKings
PlotLove, Politics, Love triangle, Intrigue, Uprising
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
PlotDeath
PlaceRussia

18th century, The Russian Empire. The series tells the life story of Darya Saltykova, who was called Saltychikha by serfs. The landowner brutally tortured about one and half hundreds peasants, for which "Russian Elizabeth Bathory" was imprisoned at underground prison, where she spent 33 years until her death. How a young girl who was brought up in a monastery turned into a monster?

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersModels, Partners
StyleTo cry

After being duped and going bankrupt, model Maddie is convinced by David to become a partner in a detective agency. Together they solve various cases, while getting comfortable with each other.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersFamily, Sisters
PlotLove, Death
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA

Explore American cinema through the decades and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed its evolution.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:56
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Heroes
PlotTravel
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFor girls, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTrainers, Friends, Psychiatrists, Accountant
PlotBaseball

The story about a blue-collar Boston bar run by former sports star Sam Malone and the quirky and wonderful people who worked and drank there.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:05
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Death
PlaceRussia

A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersFamily, Princesses
PlotRelationship, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleRomantic, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

The story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII. Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotFBI, Sects, Shootouts
PlaceUSA
StyleShort, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Based on real events

The harrowing true story of the 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and the Branch Davidians, a spiritual sect led by David Koresh in Waco, TX that resulted in a deadly shootout and fire.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCzech Republic
CharactersSpy
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
StyleAction, Fascinating

In this spy thriller, Marie and her husband Victor return from exile to Czechoslovakia on the cusp of the Velvet Revolution — but when the couple gets in a car accident, Marie wakes up from a coma to find her husband mysteriously gone.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWriters
PlotInvestigation, Travel

An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersRich, Orphans, Emperors, Historical doramas
PlotLove, Love triangle
StyleDorama

The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, independent woman who goes to extreme lengths to protect those she loves.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration08:48
CharactersKings
PlotPolitics
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating

The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V. The Second Season is subtitled "The Wars of the Roses" as a reference to its scope. It is based on Shakespeare's first tetralogy: Henry VI: Part I, Henry VI: Part II, Henry VI: Part III (treated as two films in the series) and Richard III.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Partners
StyleEasy, To cry, Fascinating

21 Jump Street revolves around a group of young cops who would use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration06:00
PlotPolitics, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleBased on real events, Makes me think, Patriotic

The Kennedys is an Emmy-winning Canadian-American television miniseries chronicling the lives of the Kennedy family, including key triumphs and tragedies it has experienced. It stars Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson among others, and is directed by Jon Cassar. The series premiered in the United States in April 2011 on ReelzChannel and on History Television in Canada.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:52
CharactersSerial killers, Journalists, Veterans
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Based on real events

Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother, begins to investigate the secrets to her past, following a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist connected to the legendary Black Dahlia murder.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military
CountryCanada
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotWar, Second world war
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they're fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it's one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:45
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons
PlotMedicine
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Dark, Fascinating, Touching

Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration00:15
CharactersBrothers
PlotMotorcycles
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

Based on a true story, "Harley and the Davidsons" charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
StyleTo cry, Touching

Four Southern Florida seniors share a house, their dreams, and a whole lot of cheesecake. Bright, promiscuous, clueless and hilarious, these lovely, mismatched ladies form the perfect circle of friends.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotPolitics, Power
PlaceEngland
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Vampire, Lesbians, Demons
PlotLove, Supernatural, Magic, Time travel, Mystery
StyleRomantic, For girls, Twisted plot, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.





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