Category Archives: Historical

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song (PBS) Rated NR

This series follows the story of the Black church through history and culture in order to have cultural change. Starring Henry Louis Gates Jr., Cornel West, and Reginald L. Barnes. I was not impressed with this series. However, the historical … Continue reading

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Baseball (1994) Rated TV-PG

Ken Burns’ documentary on the history of Baseball through the years. Starring John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, and Ossie Davis. Ken Burns really researches his topics for documentaries. This series is no exception. We begin with the legend that started it … Continue reading

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A Merry Tudor Christmas with Lucy Worsley (2019) Rated NR

Lucy Worsley takes us back to the Tudor dynasty and the 12 days of Christmas. We celebrate with food, presents, dress, dances, music, celebrations, and customs. Starring Lucy Worsley. Lucy Worsley does a wonderful job at taking us into the … Continue reading

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Murder Maps (Netflix) Rated NR

This series takes a look at some of the most notorious crimes in history. Starring Nicholas Day, Alan Moss, and Donald Rumbelow. I’m actually addicted to this show. A lot of these cases took place in the UK, so they are not … Continue reading

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The Good Lord Bird (2020) Rated TV-MA

The abolitionist John Brown takes an enslaved boy as a member of his family, who becomes a witness at the raid of Harpers’ Ferry. Based on the book by James McBride. Starring Ethan Hawke, Joshua Caleb Johnson, and Beau Knapp. … Continue reading

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Blood Feuds (AHC) Rated NR

A series documents the iconic feuds in U.S. history. Starring Gregory Cioffi, Cameron McIntosh, and Eduardo Pagán. This series is interesting in the fact that we get the history between the rivalries that made America. We follow how these rivalries … Continue reading

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Saints & Strangers (2015) Rated NR

This miniseries presents the story of the Mayflower and the first year of the pilgrims in America. Starring Vincent Kartheiser, Kalani Queypo, and Tatanka Means. This miniseries does a fairly good job and gives us an even view of the … Continue reading

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An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates (Smithsonian) Rated TV-G

Julie Montagu is an American who married a Viscount from Britain. She explores the history and caretaking of historic homes and estates that come with the aristocracy of Britain. Starring Julie Montagu, Torquhil Campbell, and Eleanor Campbell. This show is … Continue reading

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Eating History (History) Rated TV-PG

Vintage food experts find and taste the oldest foods that have survived history. Starring Josh Macuga and Gary Mitchell. Two men who enjoy collecting vintage food decide to taste the food that they collect. They taste food from the 40s … Continue reading

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Indian Summers (PBS) Rated TV-14

A drama set in 1932 in the final years of British colonial India. Starring Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, and Julie Walters. This show is beautifully shot and told. We see the racism and colonial rule of a nation while the … Continue reading

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