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TV Review: Is Netflix's 'Barbarians' A Worthy Genre Void-Filler?

If you require something to whet your appetite in between battle-driven costume dramas, “Barbarians” is a prized opportunity. The German-language Netflix original series is a powerfully presented TV show more worthy of comparisons to Ridley Scott’s 2000 classic, “Gladiator,” than even the finest-cr…

TV Review: Netflix's 'The Last Kingdom' Sensational In Season 4

“The Last Kingdom” storms back into action in the long-anticipated Season 4, and it proves itself more than worthy of the wait. To say it is a defining season would be accurate. It is the series’ first without a key player throughout its first three seasons and its third on Netflix. How does it ha…

TV Review: 'The Last Kingdom' Season 1 - 3 (No Major Spoilers)

One of those series that has tended to fly below the radar the past few years, “The Last Kingdom” has proven why it deserves to be buzzed about with the best of them.

Best TV of 2018: 'You,' 'Last Kingdom,' 'Tidelands,' And More!

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It has been a huge year for television on both streaming and broadcast platforms. The quantity of quality has made for a fun 2018. Netflix’s “The Last Kingdom” pleasantly returned for a breakout third season. While over on Lifetime, Penn Badgley riveted on the outstanding and criminally underrated thriller “You.”

Best TV Of 2017: 'Bates Motel,' 'GoT,' 'Alias Grace,' 'Reign' & More

Another year of quality television has come and gone, and thankfully, there was no shortage of top-notch programming. There were costume dramas that thrilled with edge-of-your-seat danger and beautiful costuming. Action dramas that provided riveting intrigue. While long-running series bid television a fond and “bittersweet” farewell.

10 Top Costume Dramas: Part I

It is a great time to be a fan of costume dramas. There are new ones currently airing and older ones available for new audiences to enjoy, thanks to Netflix and Amazon Prime.

What makes a costume drama exceptional? Gorgeous costumes, grand romance, and powerful performances are just a few of the attributes that go into making you grateful for having watched one. In no particular order, this is Part 1 of a list filled with 10 outstanding costume dramas. You can read Part II by clicking here.

Writing About: 'The Last Kingdom' Season 2 On Netflix

“The Last Kingdom” Season 2 recently bowed on Netflix, after its initial run on BBC Two. For fans of the medieval series the wait has been arduous. “The Last Kingdom” Season 1 premiered in October 2015.

Covering the return of the Netflix/BBC series on the Inquisitr meant highlighting Season 1, and teasing and reviewing Season 2. So without further ado, let’s dig into what I have been writing about “The Last Kingdom.”

TV Rundown: Nov 16 - 22: 'The Blacklist' Signs Off, 'Reign' Moves Forward - Plus, Reactions to 'The Last Kingdom' & 'Vampire Diaries'

The Blacklist signed off on the fall portion of its third season’s 2015 run with an episode that took several unexpected detours, the most significant being Red’s abduction at the hands of a gang of highway bandits who attempted to barter him for a hefty payoff. Not seeing the mechanics of how on earth Red was taken by a band of hooligans as inept as the ones depicted, made the storyline difficult to buy into.

Plus, who would’ve expected that after 8 episodes spent with Liz and Red on the run evading federal authorities, their undoing would be a caravan of crazies? It’s unclear if it was the jarring nature of their introduction or just the set up to begin with, that made the plot twist hard to accept.

Let's Discuss: 'The Last Kingdom' Season 1

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"The Last Kingdom" is BBC America’s answer to “Vikings” and “Game of Thrones”, an ambitious action-adventure series based on Bernard Cornwell’s extensive tome of novels. The series reached its fifth episode last week and it was a strong installment, fraught with tense showdowns and testy loyalties. The show is zooming through at a steady and progressive pace, whilst maintaining a sense of intense suspense; a sort of dance on knife’s edge.