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10 Best Shows Like ‘The English’ To Watch If You Liked the Western Drama

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Prime Video’s brilliant new western drama The English starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer has become one of the most talked about series of this year. The American-British miniseries is written and directed by Hugo Blick, and it follows an Englishwoman as she comes to America to take revenge on the man who is responsible for her son’s death. Co-produced by BBC and Prime Video, The English is definitely one of the best series of this year. So, if you liked The English, here are some more shows you should watch next.

Godless (Netflix)

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Synopsis: Notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang of outlaws are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widower Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery), an outcast herself, in a worn-down, isolated mining town of La Belle, NM — governed mainly by women. When word reaches La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier.

Taboo (Crackle)

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Synopsis: Adventurer James Keziah Delaney, long believed to be dead, returns home to London from Africa in 1814 in order to inherit his late father’s shipping empire. All is not what it seems, however, as Delaney encounters numerous enemies intent on making his life back in the United Kingdom very difficult. Focused on building a shipping empire to rival the imperious East India Company, Delaney’s other wish to seek vengeance for his father’s death means conspiracy, betrayal and bloodshed are also in the cards. As he works to accomplish that, Delaney must also navigate increasingly complex territories in order to avoid his own death sentence.

Justified (Hulu)

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Synopsis: Based on Elmore Leonard’s novella “Fire in the Hole,” Justified was developed by Graham Yost and stars Timothy Olyphant as Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens, a lawman who finds himself drawn back to his home state of Kentucky.

Deadwood (HBO Max)

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Synopsis: It is 1876 and the richest gold strike in U.S. history draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Welcome to Deadwood–a hell of a place to make your fortune. Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane lead the cast in this drama series about the surly inhabitants in this dangerous frontier town.

Frontier (Netflix)

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Synopsis: The series is an action-packed adventure drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.

Hell on Wheels (The Roku Channel)

Shows Like Boardwalk Empire
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Synopsis: The Civil War is in the past, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount, Lost) can’t put it behind him. Fresh are the horrific memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers setting Bohannon on a course of revenge.

The Good Lord Bird (Paramount+)

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Synopsis: Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs and Joshua Caleb Johnson star in a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America based on the award winning novel by author James McBride. Told from the point of view of Onion, a newly freed teenager who joins abolitionist John Brown on a holy crusade to end slavery and finds himself part of the famous 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry, the Limited Event Series is an adventure equal parts absurd and tragic, spotlighting the ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.


Also Read: Shows To Watch If You Like Paramount+ ‘1883’


1883 (Paramount+)

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Synopsis: 1883, a Yellowstone origin story, follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of Yellowstone, 1883 is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana.

That Dirty Black Bag (Prime Video)

Shows Like The English
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Synopsis: A story over eight long days describes the encounter and clash between two men: McCoy, an apparently incorruptible sheriff with a dark past, and Red Bill, a dirty, taciturn bounty killer trapped in a desire for vengeance that cannot be fulfilled.

The Son (Hulu)

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Synopsis: The sweeping family saga The Son follows Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan) as he builds a Texas oil dynasty.

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