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'The Universe' - History Channel's awesome tv series deals with all things cosmology: the sun, stars, supernovae, interstellar travel, the solar system, black holes, earth-like planets, dark matter, dark energy, gravity, quasars, nebulae, galaxies and galaxy clusters, and more! It also deals with the big questions; What is space? What is time? The search for intelligent life. The beginning and end of the universe. Time travel. Quantum physics. Parallel universes. The colonization of space.
The Fringe. A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. The series is reminiscent of the X-Files, and deals with scientific themes that incorporate time travel, quantum physics and entanglement, multiple universes, and more.
'Through The Wormhole' - Brilliant series much like the History Channel's 'The Universe', but in my opinion done better. The series is more detailed, the graphics are more involved, and it includes top-notch scientists/physicists such as the brilliant Paul Davies and Michio Kaku. The show is narrated by none other than Morgan Freeman...what better voice to convey the mysteries of the cosmos? The show delves into parallel universes, whether the universe is a simulation, and other big questions.
The Pillars of the Earth is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against the backdrop, love-stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring...
The Tudors. The story of one of the most interesting historical figures of all-time, Henry VIII, and of the up and coming English Empire which is just becoming one of the preeminent powers in the world. The series presents life at court, the scheming of the high lords and nobles, the sexual passions of the different characters, and the battle for power within court, between nations, and Henry's quarrel with the Pope. Sam Neil (as Cardinal Wolsey) is one of the most brilliant actors there is.
True Detective is an American television crime drama series on HBO created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, with the first season directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Season one stars Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson (both executive producers of the series), Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles, and uses multiple timelines to trace two Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives' hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years...