Coming off the high spirits of the Edwardian era, the best television shows set in the 1910s use the events of history itself to create emotional whiplash that is both the best and worst thing. Television series set in the 1910s are just as full of drama and action as the decade itself was. Even though the 1910s sometimes get overshadowed by the flapper era that followed, the best television series gloss over the glitz and get to the heart of the start of the century.
No matter what other problems are happening in a television drama set in 1910, you know it's just going to get worse when they introduce WWI in 1914. Downton Abbey and The Village both find main characters caught up in the conflict - adding another delightfully nerve-wracking layer to the drama already unfolding. Even if a show is set in the early 1910s or at the end of the decade, like Rebellion, everything is caught up or affected by the world-changing events to come or which the characters have just survived. The 1910s couldn't even handle something as simple as a cruise ship, which is why there are two shows fictionalizing the events surrounding the sinking of the Titanic.
Which of these top TV shows set in the 1910s are the best? Check out the list below and vote up your favorite period dramas and series, while voting down the shows that aren't as great.