Period dramas. Costume dramas. Historical dramas. We love them all (even the bad ones) and created Sword and Scandal to share news and reviews of our favorite genre. We also hope that the site will become a reference point for the diverse collection of TV shows and movies that fit our broad definition of the genre. Any production that is set in a distinct non-contemporary period is fair game. This includes so-called “sword and sandal” epics, but it also includes many other shows that fall under our umbrella term “scandal,” like adaptations of classic novels of manners, true crime dramatizations, and comedies.