Feeling restless in quarantine? Thanks to the magic of streaming television, you can transport yourself without having to break social distancing rules.
But forget tropical vacations, how about traveling to another time? Historical dramas are the way to go, and there are some great ones available to stream right now. Here they are:
- “Vikings”: Inspired by the Norsemen of early medieval Scandinavia, “Vikings” is as “true to history” as creator Michae Hirst says he could’ve made it. Available to stream on Amazon and Hulu.
- “Mrs. America”: This limited series brings it back to the 1970s battle for women’s rights… and Cate Blanchett plays Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative constitutional lawyer who opposed the amendment. Available to stream on Hulu.
- “Hollywood”: Ryan Murphy’s latest project brings together a slew of his favorite actors as filmmakers during the Golden Age of Tinseltown… an alternative Hollywood history. Available to stream on Netflix.
- “The Great”: Oscar-nominated “The Favourite” screenwriter Tony McNamara revisits the life and rule of Russian Empress Catherine the Great, where Elle Fanning plays a younger version of the aspirin ruler adjusting to royal life.
- “Deadwood”: This celebrated Western drama explores real and fictional lives of the lawless South Dakota camp in the 1870s. There are three seasons, and a follow-up film for you to catch up on. Available to stream on HBO Now and HBO Max.
- “Dickinson”: Hailee Steinfeld plays Emily Dickinson in this coming-of-age series, which portrays the American writer as an unexpected hero of a millennial era.
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