Netflix is one of the largest providers in the competitive streaming market. The American provider excels particularly in the area of series. For all those who like to watch historical series or just want to be inspired, the TECHNOLOGY BUTTON editorial team has put together particularly worth seeing series in front of a historical backdrop.
Historical dramas can be incredibly diverse. In addition to an exciting plot, they convey an impression of historical circumstances and, if we are honest, a triangular relationship surrounded by knights, swords and in front of a historical-mystical backdrop is also much more entertaining. TECHNOLOGY BUTTON has therefore compiled a list of historical series on Netflix that are particularly worth seeing.
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Best Historical Series on Netflix List
The Cook of Castamar (1 season)
The series, produced in 2021, is set in Spain around 1720. A young woman named Clara Belmonte learns of her father’s execution and is no longer able to go outside. But since she has to pay for her living, she gets a job in the kitchen of Castamar Castle with the help of her priest. A highly respected duke resides here, who two years earlier lost his pregnant wife in a riding accident and is marked by the incident.
From now on, Clara has to prove herself in the kitchen, where she not only meets new friends but also those who are envious. Because of her exceptional culinary skills, she quickly gains the role of chefs and supremacy over the kitchen. The Duke also soon became aware of them. What sounds like a cheesy relationship between the employee and the Duke is amazingly exciting. The everyday life of the servants contrasts with the noble life of the upper class, it is about intrigues, extraordinary characters and the question of where Clara actually comes from. Because she doesn’t seem to be a simple cook.
Bridgerton (1 season)
London, early 19th century. The Bridgerton family – made up of mother Violet and her eight children – are preparing to introduce their eldest daughter, Daphne, to London high society. Daphne made an extremely good impression in front of the Queen, which the mysterious Lady Whistledown reported in an article a day later. It is not known who is behind the name. What is certain is that Lady Whistledown knows many secrets that upper society would prefer to keep to itself. The reputation of many a lady or gentleman stands or falls with their reports – Daphne will soon have to experience this first hand. In addition, she is expected to make a good match and get engaged in the summer season. She doesn’t feel like doing it until Simon Basset Duke of Hastings, and a friend of her brother’s, suddenly shows up in London. He never wanted to get married either. Doesn’t that go together perfectly?
And by the way: Season 2 of “Bridgerton” has already been announced by Netflix.
The Baker Street Gang (1 Season)
“Sherlock Homes” meets “The Four Question Marks”. This is how the story in “The Gang from Baker Street” could be summed up. The master detective is not as smart as expected in this series. Instead, he has given himself up to drug addiction, lives off his good name and earns praise for many cases that others have actually solved. More precisely, the Baker Street gang, consisting of Bea, Jessie, Billy, Spike and Leo, on behalf of Dr. Watson. The series captivates with a mixture of crime and mystery against the historical backdrop of 19th century London.
Outlander (5 seasons)
Who wouldn’t want to be transported back to the eventful Scottish past, to the magnificent Highlands? It is not as romantic as you imagine it to be for the nurse Claire (Catriona Balfe). When she and her husband were on their second honeymoon in Scotland in 1945, they came across a mysterious stone circle that sent them back to 1743. There the young woman is surrounded by war, enmity and violence, but also quickly gets to know and love the Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). From then on she is torn between her two lives in two different times. Admittedly, the series does not really faithfully reproduce the historical events,