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The Best New Period Piece TV Shows of the Last Few Years

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Vote up the best shows that tell fictional stories set in previous eras that premiered their Season 1 on or after January 1, 2019.

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? The Netflix series Bridgerton is full drama, romance, and gorgeous costumes. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels moves its setting up from Victorian London to the late 1930s Los Angeles. Other good current period piece TV shows include Sanditon, The Great, and The Wonder Years.

Which period piece is your favorite? Give the best series a thumbs up and please add any good shows we may have missed.

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