If you had to recommend someone watch 5 TV series, what would you pick? (here are mine)
Lots of good choices here and I won't argue with them but Here is one not there. "Wolf Hall", its the Ann Boleyn story from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell. The guy rose from being the son of a blacksmith, to becoming the 2nd most powerful man in England.
This is at a time of great changes. The introduction of Protestantism into the English speaking peoples and subsequently the US. At a time slot relative to where Islam is now (about 1400 years in). With all the factional infighting and bloodshed over dogma .
Beautifully written and filmed, a must see.