5 period dramas you need to watch instead of Super Bowl 2024

It's almost time for the Super Bowl, but that doesn't mean you want to watch it. Here are five period dramas to check out instead.

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Outlander is just one of the period dramas to watch instead of Super Bowl 2024

Just because everyone you know is watching Super Bowl 2024 doesn’t mean that you have to. There are so many great shows and movies to watch instead. We know you love period dramas, so we’re bringing a great selection of them.

There is something for all interests when it comes to period dramas. We have the epic love story, the modern-style telling of a story, and the darker look at the realities of the past.

Outlander

Oh yes, we have to start with Outlander. This epic love story takes us through many time periods, and gives us a look at what marriage really means. It’s time to start it all from the beginning. While you won’t get through all six and a half seasons in one night, you’ll be able to get through a good chunk of the first season…and once you start, you won’t want to start.

Not heard of Outlander yet? Where have you been? This story follows Claire Beauchamp Randall, a nurse from World War II. While on her second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank Randall, she falls through time and finds herself in 1743 Scotland. There she meets not only her husband’s sadistic ancestor, but she also meets the love of her life, Jamie Fraser.

Watch Outlander on STARZ.