Period pieces can transport viewers back in time to a radically different era and, perhaps due to the stressful nature of modern times, a litany of new period piece TV series have emerged in recent years. Some enjoy period pieces for nostalgic reasons, to escape to a seemingly simpler time. Others find it comforting to see how humanity has faced and dealt with problems in the past, a reminder the world can overcome great difficulty. Reviewing the past is a wonderful way to glean wisdom for the present and the best new period piece shows make relevant points about the here and now with source material from bygone eras.
What shows will you find on this list of new period piece shows? From the way characters dress to how they talk to what they eat, the Netflix series Stranger Things is full of '80s nostalgia. Many fans have compared the show's throwback feel to the works of Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter. Better Call Saul, set about 15 years ago in the early 2000s, is another good period piece TV show on now. The first season of American Crime Story was set in the '90s and dove deep into the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Other good current period piece TV shows include The Crown, Another Period, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
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