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Where are all the documentaries about real history?
History International fortunately shows a lot of documentaries, most of them about mainstream history with reputable talking heads. And when National Geographic has history documentaries they're pretty good too.
But the best documentaries on TV are the reruns from several years ago. The problem with that, of course, is that some of them are starting to get outdated.
Having said that, I have seen a few great new documentaries lately. I loved the History Channel's "The Real Face of Jesus," both as a Christian and a history buff. And a few days ago I saw "The Madness of Henry VIII," which was also brilliant. The filmmakers had obviously put a great deal of care into the documentary. The clothing and sets were lavish. I loved it, although I do wish they had spent a little more time on Henry's madness and a little less time on his first two wives.
Have you seen any recent documentaries that you liked? Do you think that the quality and quantity of historical documentaries are declining, or do you disagree?