For all history buffs out there we have a special treat today – 11 best history channel documentaries on Netflix streaming in 2015.
While it may be true that History Channel has long ago moved its focus from history to reality TV – with shows about pawn shops and aliens – there are still plenty of watchable documentaries on air. And yes, it is easy to take pot shots at them for their programming, but let’s face it, it is very hard making history a popular watch for the average viewer. If aliens and pawn shops get them to watch few real history shows, then so be it. It is a small price to pay, after all. At least these shows aren’t as grim as the best health documentaries on Netflix.
To rank history channel documentaries on Netflix streaming in 2015, we had to devise a system. Going simply by IMDb rating just wouldn’t cut it, although we did include it in our final ranking. We also went over a dozen of lists on most popular sites to get an accurate feel for public opinion. We mixed it all together and came up with a genuine Insider Monkey ranking. Let’s see who made it to our list of 11 best history channel documentaries on Netflix streaming in 2015.
11. The Lost Book of Nostradamus
Site score 1, IMDb score 1; Overall score= 2
Directed by Kreg Lauterbach
Based on a 1994 discovery made by an Italian journalist Enza Massa at the Italian National Library in Rome, the show depicts a mysterious document named Nostradamus Vatinicia Code. It was signed by Michel de Notredame in 1629. Michel de Notredame is, of course, famous Nostradamus and his book quickly seized the imagination of the audience. Kreg Lauterbach’s shows us how the book came to be forgotten in the archives, as well as trying to decipher its content.