The Best 2010s Historical Drama Series

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Vote up the best period drama series that aired new episodes between 2010 and 2019.

These are the best 2010s historical drama series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some good 2010s 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 - and they do it in painstaking, beautiful glory.

What shows will you find on this list of the best 2010s period drama series? Downton Abbey showed that while classism may exist, everyone has to cope with unexpected bumps in the road of life, while The Queen is still dazzling audiences as it continues its historic reign on Netflix. Prohibition-era problems created plenty of drama on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire which aired from 2010 to 2014, while The Americans focused on a much more recent part of American history by delving into the Cold War. Other great shows that appear on this top 2010s historical drama series list include Mr. Selfridge, Mad Men and Masters of Sex.

What are the best 2010s historical TV dramas? Did the period dramas you think were the best make this list? Vote up the 2010s historical drama TV shows you think are the best of the decade and see where the period dramas of the 2010s you loved to watch rank.

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