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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It’s time to head to 18th century San Francisco for the next one. Warrior takes place in China Town and just on the outskirts. We see how the Chinese were ostracized by everyone else around them, and what it led to with the government and within China Town itself.

The story starts with Ah Sahm, a Chinese man who happens to speak extremely good English. He comes to America in search for his sister, and he quickly ends up becoming a hatchet man for a rival tong that his sister is in charge of. He needs to figure out how to help his sister while remaining loyal to the tong that gave him a chance.

As all that goes on, he starts up a relationship with a white woman outside of China Town. This woman isn’t single, though, and it threatens everything.

Watch Warrior on Max.

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The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die. (L to R) Alexander Dreymon and Mark Rowley in The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

The Last Kingdom

Need to go even further back in history? There is no doubt that you’ll want to watch The Last Kingdom then.

This series follows Uhtred, son of Uhtred. You’ll get used to hearing that! He is a Saxon who is sold into slavery to the Danes. From there, he grows up with the Danish way of life, but he routinely finds himself struggling with his wish to get his ancestral home back and follow the ways of the Danish people. At the same time, he struggles with his loyalty to King Alfred, who is also struggling with his unexpected friendship with Uhtred.

Watch The Last Kingdom on Netflix.

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