Intrigue, betrayal, forbidden love - we have prepared for you a list of excellent TV series similar to The Magnificent Age.
The action of the series Magnificent Century takes place in the 16th century, and the main character is a real historical figure, Suleiman the Magnificent, the tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire, under which it reached its heyday. In terms of reliability, historians have many claims to him, but again there are not so many sources of that time, so the rich imagination of the scriptwriters is the only way to tell about Suleiman, his campaigns and his Russian concubine Alexander-Khyurrem.
Despite the fact that the series is dedicated to Suleiman the Magnificent, the great conqueror, there is very little war here. All the most interesting takes place in the palace, more precisely in the harem, but here they constantly poison, strangle, kill and substitute someone. It will not be boring, every day brings new discoveries. The main character - the Slavic slave woman of Alexander - quickly wins the attention of the Sultan, but this is not enough, attention still needs to be kept, because literally everyone is fighting for him - from the little son to the last servant. And in addition to holding attention, you must also make sure that you are not sent away from your rival or sent to prison for disrespect. So there is enough drama here!
The series The Magnificent Century is definitely for romantics. Here and forbidden love, and unrequited love, and jealousy and, of course, love letters - a genre forgotten in our time. Real letters that went to the addressee for weeks and months and which describe the depth of longing and suffering of a man in love or a woman in love. Straight here "there is no life without you." "You are my sun and stars", "I am dying next to you and you bring me back to life with your kisses." It's very exotic, you involuntarily begin to think that maybe they really have such a special love there, not like ours.
No wonder the show has so many fans all over the world! Well, if you have already watched all the series and miss Alexandra Anastasia Lisowska and her sultan, it's time to pay attention to other equally interesting series about passions.
The public and secret life of the representatives of the Tudor dynasty - a controversial period in the history of England. Biography of one of the most popular British monarchs - Henry VIII, here he is young, handsome and full of hope. But he inherited his wife "as an inheritance" from his brother and now cannot give birth to a healthy son. Henry is tormented by the fact that their marriage is sinful and the absence of an heir is his punishment. What a beauty
Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn becomes his "salvation".
At the end of the 15th century, the Pope had practically unlimited power: he could crown and overthrow kings, decide the fate of ordinary people and entire empires. The once good name of the church has now become associated only with corruption and immorality. In 1492, after the death of Pope Innocent VIII, the throne of St. Peter was occupied by Alexander VI (in the world of Rodrigo Borgia), who inscribed the name of the Borgia clan in history by no means good deeds.
Medici: Lords of Florence
The story of the transformation of the titled Medici family from ordinary merchants into an incredibly powerful clan, which, often disregarding the laws of morality, had a significant impact on the spiritual, economic and cultural revolution and made many enemies for itself. The anachronisms of the series can be forgiven for "Rob Stark", Richard Madden is very good here!
Second half of the 15th century. A threat looms over the Florentine rulers and patrons of the Medici: the head of the family is seriously wounded during the assassination attempt, enemies from the Pazzi clan are trying to take power, and the Neapolitan army is at the city walls.All hope is in the young Lorenzo de Medici: it is he who must save the family's position, protect Florence from destruction and face a love choice between the noble Clarice Orsini and the beautiful Lucrezia Donati. All this will not be easy - wild morals here easily coexist with very strict notions of honor. This is the time of the outgoing Middle Ages and the coming Renaissance. Here they fight with swords, besiege cities, weave intrigues, but create masterpieces, love purely and unselfishly. However, the beauty of old palazzo, works of Botticelli and Machiavelli will not stop the bloodshed.
Magnificent century. Empire Kesem
This series is even more dramatic than The Magnificent Age. Young Anastasia ended up in the harem of Ahmed I from Greece. She has earned the name Mehpaker (Lunolikaya) for her beauty. From the sultan, Mehpeiker received the name Kyosem (The Most Beloved), however, according to some sources, she was never an absolute favorite. For 14 years, next to Ahmed I Kosem, she gave birth to 13 children. The real power came to Kyos only after the death of her husband in 1617. The Janissaries removed the following sultans - Mustafa I, the mentally ill brother of the Sultan, and Osman II, the eldest son of Ahmed and Makhfiruz, the first love of the padishah. By this time, Kyosem, being far from the palace, managed to pass off her matured daughters as influential Ottoman Pasha, surrounding herself with a strong party of allies. After Osman, who had no children, the son of Ahmed I, Murad, ascended the throne. Thus began the reign of the most famous Valide, who received the title of regent three times.
Kinglet is a songbird
Famous novel and famous heroine Feride, who doesn't remember her? This time the main male role was played by the favorite of women, Burak Ozchivit, even a mustache suits him! Well, the story is the same: Feride lives with his aunt and her son Kamran. Matured Feride unexpectedly falls in love with her cousin. Her secret becomes known to the villagers. True, along with this it turns out that Kamran also loves Feride.
The Sultan of My Heart
Here the action takes place in Istanbul in the 19th century. Anna, the daughter of one of the officials working in the embassy of the Russian Empire, accidentally meets the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II. Fascinated by the girl's intelligence and knowledge, the ruler invites her to work as a teacher for his children, but at first she refuses and gives way only after the Russian ambassador Dmitry begins to put pressure on her. While working in the palace, Anna realizes that she is beginning to fall in love with Mahmud. But she faces a lot of problems, because the children of the Sultan do not obey the stranger, and the inhabitants of the harem perceive her as a rival. There is a reason for this: Mahmoud himself also falls in love with a new teacher.
The Russian TV series about Catherine the Great turned out to be not as ironic as the version with El Fanning, but much more believable. It tells the story of the formation of the personality of the autocrat Catherine from the moment of her arrival in Russia as the bride of Grand Duke Peter Fedorovich and up to her ascension to the Russian throne. Almost 20 years of palace intrigues, conspiracies, power struggles and personal dramas, as well as the beautiful Julia Snegir.
England had just recovered a little from the Hundred Years War when a new conflict began to mature, called the "War of the Scarlet and White Roses." The main confrontation takes place between the Lancaster and York dynasties, but the goal, as usual, is the throne. The series tells about three different and at the same time equally ambitious women striving to achieve power by any means - they are Elizabeth Woodville, Marguerite Beaufort and Anne Neville.
One of the best Spanish historical series about Isabella of Castile or Isabella the Catholic. Childhood, adolescence, maturity of the one who decided that the place of a woman was not somewhere but on the throne. It was she who created the Spanish Empire and sent Columbus to discover America (well, that is, they did not send it for this, but he discovered America). A wonderful series with intrigue, betrayal, love, and morality. Isabella is still a Catholic.
The main character Maria has been living in a monastery since childhood, where she was sent to save her. The fact is that Mary is the Queen of Scots, and now she must return to her homeland to take the throne and rule the country. But, of course, palace life bears little resemblance to the one to which she is accustomed: conspiracies, betrayals and intrigues. The nuns did not prepare her for this. But Mary has no choice - he called himself the queen, get into the basket with snakes!