More shows like Downton Abbey and Wives & Daughters?
January 14, 2014 2:23 PM Subscribe
So sue me, I've taken a liking to period dramas like Downton Abbey and Wives & Daughters. Can you help me find more shows like this? More specific likes/dislikes....
posted by ancient star to Media & Arts (54 answers total) 108 users marked this as a favorite
I really, really enjoyed Wives & Daughters and Parade's End, and I currently love Downton Abbey. I also liked The Borgias, The Tudors, Rome, Spartacus and, in the realm of fantasy, Game of Thrones. For whatever reason, I don't like American period dramas as much. I started on North and South and was immediately turned off. I didn't want to watch a show that portrays American slavery as a commonplace, normal thing, and I think it was made a bit too long ago, as the low quality video was distracting. I also don't like Boardwalk Empire or Hatfields & McCoys that much, either. Perhaps I don't like watching things that are outrightly morally wrong to me or now-illegal activites? But I like modern day shows involving crime quite a bit... if you can figure that one out, please let me know. :)
Certainly if the show is a little "smarter", all the better, but I'm all for soap operas, too. So, preferably shows made within the last 20-30 years, preferably not American (or perhaps just not pre-Civil War or not crime-related?), but could take place at any pre-modern (say pre-WWII) time OR be it could be fantasy. Shows are what I'm looking for, but movies are good, too. Thanks!