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1/15 The Chosen (9.7) Although Jesus Christ is no doubt the main feature of this free-to-watch series, it's the disciples and other characters that truly make this series shine like salt and light. Viewers are exposed to events like the healing of Mary Magdaline, the calling of the apostles, and Jesus's other miracles, but they are all shown through the eyes of Nicodemus, Peter, Matthew, and other biblical supporting cast members. Seeing these New Testament events unfold in front of not just the main cast, but side characters and supports like the high priests, the Roman legions, and the commonfolk of Jerusalem puts a different yet inspiring spin on Jesus's narrative, as well as showing how far his influence touched the multitudes. 2/15 Band Of Brothers (9.4) A collaboration between Tom Hanks and Steven Speilberg, Band of Brothers followed in close proximity to the iconic Saving Private Ryan in terms of content, setting, and historical material. The series follows the lives of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division and their involvement and service during WWII. From the time the soldiers first arrive at basic training up until Japan's surrender in 1945. In that span of time, the series allows the audience to grow with its cast and witness historic and devastating events such as the invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Eagle's Nest all through the eyes of the troops. 3/15 The Crown (8.7) The Crown is definitely one of the best-known historical series right now, so it should be no surprise that this show came in at the number one spot on this list of historical TV shows. This show premiered on Netflix in 2016 and stars Claire Foy as a young Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II took the throne when she was 25 years old and this series follows her life as a young member of the royal family back in the 1940s. The show follows her life through the years and gives us a glimpse into the way that political rivalries and personal relationships impacted the way of life in the 20th century. 4/15 Vikings (8.6) Vikings is a historical drama that began airing on the History Channel in 2013. The sixth and final season premiered in 2020 and Netflix is working on producing a sequel series called Vikings: Valhalla. The series is based on various Norse myths and legends. The show follows a warrior named Ragnar Lothbrok who is known for being one of the bravest Viking warriors of his time. The series follows Lothbrok's rise from being a simple farmer to being a legendary warrior who many people believe to be a direct descendant of Odin himself. Later seasons of the series feature his family and children. 5/15 Boardwalk Empire (8.5) Boardwalk Empire aired from 2010 through 2014 and is set in Atlantic city during the Prohibition Era. Steve Buscemi stars in this series as Nucky Thompson, a sly politician who runs Atlantic City with the help of the mobsters that are working in the seedy underbelly of the city. This crime drama follows Nucky's rise to prominence as a politician in Atlantic city through the 1920s until the early 1930s when Prohibition came to a close. The main character of this series is loosely based on Enoch L. Johnson, a real-life politician from Atlantic City in this era. 6/15 Spartacus (8.5)