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2010
   FARGO season 3
Based on real historical facts!
A lot of Stussy's get killed; most of them intentional, but with divergent purposes. An Eden Valley Police Officer, Agent Gloria Burgle, takes up the challenge where others do not.
2006
   FARGO season 1
Based on real historical facts!
When a hitman helps an insurance salesman for free, it turns out to be the beginning of an escalation of suspenseful events. Soon it becomes a puzzle for Agent Solverson; will she solve this?
1993
   WACO
This serie lays out the ins and outs of the final last couple of months of the religious Branch Davidians.
1986
   CHERNOBYL
A tremendous touching mini-serie about an unconceivable disaster due to an explosion at a nuclear plant near Kiev (Ukraine).
1979
   FARGO season 2
Based on real historical facts!
A butcher and his wife are about to be drawn into an unavoidable situation; the hunt on them is on. Though, who will find them first: the Kansas City mobs, the Gerhardt family with its associates (?!) or the Minnesota Police?
1961
   VIETNAM WAR
Vietnam was since 1954 separated in a communistic northern and a democratic southern country. American militaristic interference increased with the changed foreign policy by the new president J.F. Kennedy.
1950
   FARGO season 4
1947
   THE CROWN
'Doing nothing is most often the best course of action'.

A very touching serie - with an extraordinary high level of acting - based on the biography of Queen Elisabeth II, her family and closest friends. The Crown Must Win; Must Always Win.
1946
   CALL THE MIDWIFE
Life in an East End Neighborhood in London.

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1945
   OUTLANDER   
Based on a written story by D. Gabaldon.
Outlander begins after the 2nd World War in the Scottish Highlands. A dynamic and very fascinating story evolves on which the following tags can be pinned: Scottish culture, fighting, romance, breathtaking landscapes, time travel, passionate acting... and more.
1942
   BAND OF BROTHERS
Based on a written story by S.E. Ambrose.
This serie takes many actual facts of an American Parachute Regiment during the 2nd World War into account. Thereby, it is moreover performed and directed in a persuasive way so it feels like you are drawn into it, so it feels like you are part of the team; so it feels like you are ..... let's say ..... a brother to them.
1941
   THE PACIFIC
Based on memories of an American Marine Corps, this serie shows the sorrowful battles fought in the Pacific rain forests and deserts. It also focuses on psychological burdens for those who almost died trying to regain our freedom.
1919
   BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Based on a non-fictional book by N. Johnson.
A convincing serie about the downside of the prohibition of alcohol in the USA. Moreover to think about in general:
when items are banned, the illegal side of society gets richer!
1918
   PEAKY BLINDERS
The first World War has come to an end. Definitely not all soldiers find it easy to resume their ordinary lives in Birmingham. This, and the troubles and strives of running an illegal betting organization are very interesting basics for an extremely exciting show. By Order Of The Peaky Blinders!
1916
   REBELLION
This serie comprises the period of time between the Easter Risings and the actual commencement of the Irish Free State; still part of the British Commonwealth, though officially a self-governing nation.
1914
   THE ROAD TO CALVARY
Based on a written story by A. Tolstoy.
It spans a part of the lives of two well-brought-up sisters during the rough period of the First World War and the consecutive Russian Civil War; concerning rioting, love and care, politics, actions in war and much more...
1914
   'IN VLAAMSE VELDEN'
A realistic mini-serie about the lives of an upper-class family in Gent (Belgium) during the First World War.
1914
   THE GREAT WAR
A realistic documentary about the 1st World War.

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1912
   DOWNTON ABBEY
In the Old-English hierarchical structure people somehow lived in separate social classes. However, in Downton Abbey interactions not only take place within a layer, no, the well laid out story-lines show that they are excitingly intertwined. Times have changed.
1904
   GENIUS
The life of Albert Einstein.

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1878
   WARRIOR
Rival Chinese gangs fight each other to gain more control for the distribution of opium (the Tong Wars). In the midst of all the action the San Francisco Police can not turn its eye away.
This serie is based on writings by Bruce Lee.
1878
   GODLESS
This mini-serie concerns interactions between an outlaw gang and the inhabitants of a mining village.

'Welcome to no man's land.'
1875
   DEADWOOD
People with different stature, divergent allure and dissimilar intentions come together in a small settlement in the Dakota Black hills. The unavoidable problems are going to come about.
1863
   HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
This well laid out serie concerns two families. Ran'l McCoy lives on the Kentucky side of the Tug Fork River and on the West-Virginian side Anse Hatfield. A disorder between the two families, their friends and employees escalates in unconceivable proportions whilst the American Civil War is still raging on.
History connotates: The Hatfield McCoy Feud.
1844
   THE TERROR
Based on a novel written by Dan Simmons.
About an expedition to the Arctic.

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1844
   NORTH AND SOUTH
Based on a trilogy written by J. Jakes.
A 20th century serie about the American Civil War between the loyalists to the Union (in dark blue) and the Confederate States in the South (in greenish grey).
1837
   QUEEN VICTORIA
The basis of the British Empire grew during the Victorian Era on the account of science and culture.

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1825
   INTO THE WEST
This serie takes in consideration the harsh and difficult times for the already acclimatized indigenous people and the wandering pioneers who tried to find a good place to settle down.
1805
   WAR & PEACE
Based on a famous novel written by L. Tolstoy.

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1794
   HORNBLOWER
Describes the naval career of the fictional character Horatio Hornblower against the historical background of the Napoleonic Wars.
1787
   FRONTIER
It is just after the American Revolutionary War. The fur trade with mainly the Cree and Iroquois has been going on for much more than a century. The English are somehow organized (HBC) whilst the French and Scots are taking up opportunities. All this, together with its unavoidable complications, has obviously been an inspiration for Frontier.
1783
   POLDARK
A retired American-War-of-Independence veteran is about to restart his life in Cornwall.

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1776
   TURN: Washington Spies
Based on a written story by A. Rose.
The first 13 colonies have declared themselves independent. During the unavoidable war the English retake Long Island, though citizens of a small village in the State of New York are about to turn the tide.
1772
   ROOTS
Based on a novel by A. Haley.

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1770
   JOHN ADAMS
A serie about the political life of the 2nd president of the USA.

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1743
   OUTLANDER   
Season 1 & 2 mainly take place in the Scottish Highlands from 1743 until the prelude to the Battle of Culloden. After advancing through a time span of 20 years in the beginning of season 3 and a thereby following emotional climax, it concludes with another adventurous journey. Whereas season 4 evolves in the wilderness of a North Carolinian mountain ridge from 1767 onwards.
1715
   BLACK SAILS
Not only piracy life before and just after the 'Kings Pardon' has definitely inspired the Production-Team. No, it is more than that: passionate acting, interactions with England, (dis)loyalty, intrigues, lots of action, changing relations, governmental problems, deceptions, 'jealous captains, mutinous crews, angry lords' and more... ....and above all FRIENDSHIPs.
1667
   VERSAILLES
A serie about the extravagant life of Louis XIV of France.

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1632
   MUSKETEERS
One for all, and all for one.
During the transition of the Renaissance to the Enlightenment it was Louis the XIII'th who organized a new Household Guard: full-time soldiers equipped with light Armour and muskets. this serie shows that indeed efficiency improved. Though it is not only that, no, it is nicely mixed with love-stories and helping people in need.
Based on novels written by A. Dumas.
1620
   SAINTS & STRANGERS
The Mayflower Voyage brought the 1st Pilgrims to the New World. Mainly because they were seriously short on supplies they had to take landfall before reaching their planned destination. Despite skepticism a settlement was founded; they called it New Plymouth. This and the sequence of interactions with local tribes has clearly been an inspiration for Saints & Strangers.
1558
   THE VIRGIN QUEEN
A serie about the life of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

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1557
   REIGN
A serie about the life of Mary, Queen of the Scots.

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1529
   WOLF HALL
Based on a novel by H. Mantel.
Seven even more chaotic years in Henry VIII's period of Reign; from the replacement for the King's advisor Wolsey with Cromwell to the replacement for Anne Boleyn with Jane Seymour as Queen consort.
1526
   THE TUDORS
A serie about the tumultuous life of King Henry VIII of England and his six wives.

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1494
   THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY
A serie about the life of Sultan Suleiman of the Ottoman Empire.

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1492
   THE BORGIAS
A serie about the Borgia family.

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1485
   THE WHITE PRINCESS
Based on a novel by P. Gregory.
A serie about the life of Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII.

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1480
   DA VINCI'S DEMONS
A serie about the life of Leonardo Da Vinci.

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1446
   THE WHITE QUEEN
Based on a novel by P. Gregory.
A serie about the life of Elizabeth Woodville.

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1425
   MEDICI: Masters of Florence
A serie about the Medici family.

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1395
   THE HOLLOW CROWN
Based on written plays by W. Shakespeare.

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1388
   NAUI NARA
"On the edge of history, life and death are all in one moment."
This imposing serie, with impressive emotional scenes, comprises the transitional time span in which the Goryeo Dynasty in Korea was overthrown. The start of a New Age; the Joseon Dynasty.
1335
   WORLD WITHOUT END
Based on a novel by K. Follett.
A serie about who is to rule France; the English House of Plantagenet or the House of Valois.
1288
   KNIGHTFALL
A serie about interactions of the Knights Templar and the French Court led by 'Le Roi de Fer' King Philip IV.
1260
   MARCO POLO
A striking and impressive serie about how the Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, expanded the already gigantic Mongolian Empire with Chinese Dynasties. Focus is also on contact with Europe and on internal disagreements.
1135
   THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
Based on a novel by K. Follett.
A serie about a period in time called the Anarchy; an Anglo-Norman civil war.

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1045
   GAME OF THRONES
Based on a book-serie written by G.R.R. Martin.
This very famous serie has its focus on complex relations ('backstabbing, scheming, arselicking and money-grabbing'). Moreover, more than occasionally these might change. This all leads to challenging adventures and fighting. However, the main theme is the use of all sorts of fiction. True, in a way so much fiction that it can hardly be defined as HRF. With hesitation it is done nonetheless, because events are all projected on a High Medieval background.
866
   THE LAST KINGDOM
Although King Alfred's rule (as successor of Aethelred I) was more than a century before the period of adulthood of the well-remembered Uhtred of Bebbanburgh who repulsed an attack on Durham (in 1006), it is quite possible that this character, though definitely life in England, has been an inspiration for a book-serie by Mr. B. Cornwell. The BBC is producing an outstanding TV-serie about his story.
793
   VIKINGS
Based on the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons (mixed with real events; though timing has been played with). This brilliant serie covers the first century of Viking-raids. And, of course these raids are about manslaughter and the grabbing of relics f.e. True, this and even wars are an important thread, but another main theme is worked on quite well: the two totally different religious cultures.
161
   ROMAN EMPIRE; Reign of Blood
A serie about the life of Commodus.

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   ROMAN EMPIRE; the mad emperor
A serie about the life of Caligula.

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- 49
   ROME
This exciting serie, in which high level actors have very diverse roles, not only comprises the life of Gaius Julius Caesar as Dictator of Rome and the rise of Augustus Caesar (Octavius Thurinus) as Emperor. No, there are more hierarchical levels in society which have a major impact; on one hand aristocratic families and on the other the lives of two very well befriended Roman soldiers.
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   SPARTACUS
A serie about the life of Spartacus; from Thrace to Rome. Indeed, lots and lots of action. Though, it is much more than that. The many characters paired with the also many overlapping story-lines are the basis for this brilliant series.
- 80
   ROMAN EMPIRE; Masters of Rome
The Rise of Julius Ceasar.

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-403
   THE QIN EMPIRE
Based on a novel written by Sun Haohui.
A serie about the life of Qin Shi Huang.

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-1200
   ASEUDAL YEONDAEGI
Aka the ARTHDAL CHRONICLES.
In a complete fictional setting many interesting characters interact with each other in a very diverse though always fascinating setting; a tremendous catching serie about the Bell, the Sword and the Mirror (in an era in which Bronze Working is going to be replaced by Iron Working).
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