Category Archives: Historical

One Child Nation (2019) Rated R

Nanfu Wang is a product of China’s one-child policy. After moving to the U.S. and becoming a filmmaker, she decided to come home and look at the policy that she grew up with in comparison with other countries’ stances on … Continue reading

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Lucy Worsley Investigates (PBS) Rated NR

Lucy Worsley investigates major chapters in British History. She looks at the witch trials, the Black death, the madness of King George III, and the princes in the tower. She explores the contemporary perspective and looks at gender politics, class … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents (2018) Rated NR

A father and son duo become the first secret service in the world during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Starring Colin Tierney. This miniseries has talking heads walk us through the beginning of the first secret service that started … Continue reading

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Rebellion (2016) Rated TV-MA

This miniseries follows a group of fictional characters who lived through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rebellion. Starring Michael Ford-FitzGerald, Jaelynne Wallace Ruane, and Jordanne Jones. This film is a wonderful telling of the Irish independence. It’s a … Continue reading

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (PBS) Rated NR

The history of the U.S. National Parks from the first park to the expansion across 150 years. Starring Peter Coyote, William Cronon, and Dayton Duncan.  This series is brilliant. We follow the history of the U.S. National Parks as the … Continue reading

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Pride (FX) Rated TV-MA

A six-part series chronicles the history of LGBTQ in America. Starring Ceyenne Doroshow, Susan Stryker, and Tez Anderson. This series, surprisingly, starts in the 1950s, at a time when the gays and lesbians were in the closet and families turned … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind (1939) Rated NR

  An affluent woman tries to uphold her lifestyle while the Civil War rages around her. Based on the book by Margaret Mitchell. Starring Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O’Neil, and Vivien Leigh. This film, to me, is still one of the … Continue reading

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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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