TV Drama The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite historical drama TV shows that aired in the '90s

These are they best 1990s historical drama series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some good 1990s historical drama TV shows that  are about a very specific global event, to others that take place during a broader era of history, all of these shows shed light on the lives and issues of the time period in which they take place.

What shows will you find on this best 1990s historical drama series list? The West Wing is one of the best written historical shows of all time. This modern look at politics serves as a dramatization of what the White House was like in the 1990s. Coming Home is another good historical drama show that aired in the 1990s.

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman took viewers back to frontier times during its six season run. Other great shows that appear on this top 90s historical drama series list include The Wonder Years, Berkeley Square and Falling for a Dancer.

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more
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The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set ...more
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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in ...more
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Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Sharpe is a British series of historical war television dramas starring Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe, a fictional British soldier in the Napoleonic Wars. Sharpe is the hero of a number of novels ...more
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Charlemagne, le prince à cheva... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Charlemagne, le prince à cheval is a 1993 television miniseries about the life of Charlemagne. It consists of five episodes and covers the period from the death of his father, Pepin the ...more
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David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
David Copperfield is a two-part BBC television drama adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield, adapted by Adrian Hodges. The first part was shown on Christmas Day and the second on ...more
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Abraham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Abraham is a 1994 television movie based on the life of the Biblical patriarch Abraham. It was shot in Ouarzazate, Morocco.
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Rough Riders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Rough Riders is a 1997 television miniseries directed and co-written by John Milius about future President Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment known as the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry; aka the ...more
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Hornblower is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Hornblower is the umbrella title of a series of British television films based on three of C. S. Forester's ten novels about the fictional character Horatio Hornblower, a Royal Navy officer ...more
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The Hanging Gale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
The Hanging Gale
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Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Pride and Prejudice is a six-episode 1995 British television drama, adapted by Andrew Davies from Jane Austen's 1813 novel of the same name. Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth starred as Elizabeth ...more
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Falling for a Dancer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Falling For a Dancer is an Irish 1998 romantic drama television movie set in rural Ireland in the 1930s. It first aired on BBC One in four 50-minute episodes on September 13, 1998.
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Coming Home is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Coming Home
Coming Home is a 1998 British serial directed by Giles Foster. The teleplay by John Goldsmith is based on the novel of the same name by Rosamunde Pilcher. Produced by Yorkshire Television, it ...more
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a 1996 British television serial adaptation of Anne Brontë's novel of the same name, produced by BBC and directed by Mike Barker. The serial stars Tara ...more
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Berkeley Square is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Historical Drama Series
Berkeley Square
Berkeley Square is a 1998 British dramatic television series that was originally broadcast by BBC One. Set in 1902, it focuses on three young women who are employed as nannies by wealthy ...more