What event in history deserves it’s own HBO Series?

  1. Hernán Cortés and the Conquistadors’ contribution to fall of the Aztec empire.

  2. I’d love to see the life of Napoleon. It would take an entire 13 episode series, if not two seasons to do it justice.

  3. The second Punic war, with the crossing of the Alps, the battle of Cannae, Scipio’s conquest of Spain, what more do you need?

  4. The fall of the Russian royal family, starting with the death of Rasputin. It would easily fill a 10 episode order and help dispel a lot of myths about the death of Rasputin and the family.

  5. Rise of Genghis Khan.

    Should be shot from alternating Muslim and Christian perspectives, preserving the mystery of the Mongols for as long as possible.

  6. I’m thinking The Hundred Years’ War would make a pretty epic series.

    From Wiki:
    >It was one of the most notable conflicts of the Middle Ages, wherein five generations of kings from two rival dynasties fought for the throne of the largest kingdom in Western Europe. The war marked both the height of chivalry and its subsequent decline

    It’s knights in armor, and epic battles, and political intrigues, and alliances forged and broken. The Black Plague and Joan of Arc both play parts.

  7. All of them, I’d watch the shit out of anything historic and HBO, I loved BoB, Generation Kill, John Adams and The Pacific.
    But if I had to pick one event I’d love to see the conquest of Alexander the Great.

  8. The discovering of the New World, rather the “Space Race-esque” competition that was going on between countries to establish colonies on said land.

  9. The Great Emu War, in 1932 Australia.

  10. The Nika riots.

    Constantinople, 532.

    Chariot-racing hooligan gang street-brawls spilling out of the hippodrome and into the streets and into the palace, all decked out in bright silk gang colors, bringing the empire to the brink…. until….

    Well, I’d hate to spoil the ending.

  11. The Sengoku Period of Japan, during which the daimyo (local warlords) engaged in near-constant fighting for control of the country. It was essentially Game of Thrones with samurai. A series could center on the three most prominent daimyo, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

  12. Definitely has to be the French Revolution. The entire ordeal with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette is pretty much a drama in itself and the political corruption of Robespierre and his “Cult of the Supreme Being” can all help to make the series interesting :’D

  13. The Thirty Years War. It was one of the most devastating conflicts in European history until the world wars. Mercenary armies were in vogue then and because their only loyalty was to coin, they would ravage and ransack whatever towns they came upon, especially if they lost and coin was not guaranteed. A large part of the fighting took place in the German and Italian states and it was a major depopulation event for them. Entire villages and hamlets simply ceased to be and disappeared off the maps. Famine and disease ran rampant. It was so bad, the people believed God had been dethroned and Satan sat on the seat of power in Heaven.

  14. War of the Three Kingdoms. End of the Han dynasty, China was divided into different factions and territories. Eventually they began to merge into three kingdoms. The Shu Kingdom, whose leader claimed blood ties to the old dynasty, the Wei Kingdom, who had installed the previous emperor as a puppet ruler, and Wu Kingdom, who had declared independence from Wei. It reminds me a bit of Game of Thrones, but with less emphasis on outright combat scenes and more on subterfuge and tactical maneuvers.

    There was a pretty good Chinese TV series made about it in 2010. I think you can find English subs of the series on YouTube.

  15. Nice try, HBO intern.