I don't want to be boring - it's just thrust upon me.
UKTV History, or whatever it's called, used to be full of high-quality history documentaries of the Schama type. Then it started to sneak in, once in a while, historically-based dramas. Today, the running list over five hours is Poldark (drama), Metropolis (terrible, overwrought history doc of the kind the channel didn't stoop to three years ago), Reilly Ace of Spies (drama), Cambridge Spies (drama) and Antiques Roadshow (perfectly permissible on the channel, but hardly its raison d'etre).
People already have enough trouble differentiating between history (an attempt to tell the truth which understands that it is inevitably compromised and makes clear its areas of uncertainty) and drama (certainty, certainty, certainty). It makes me feel worried about writing a historical novel (which I am doing), because I don't want to make this thing worse.