If you like Downton Abbey…

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I don’t know about you, but I loved this season of Downton Abbey. Somehow it was even better than last season. But after watching Sunday’s finale, I am already feeling a sense of loss. What am I supposed to watch now?

So I figured, with the end of this season of Downton, other people might have the same question. Lucky for you, I have some suggestions.

Mr. Selfridge

Another PBS Masterpiece series, Mr. Selfridge has 2 seasons out, with season 3 scheduled to start March 29th. This show takes place in London in 1919, the same period as Downton. It begins with American Harry Selfridge opening his first department store in London. The story follows the drama of Harry’s wealthy social circle as well as the lives of his shop employees. (Available on Amazon Prime.)

Call the Midwife

Also on PBS, Call the Midwife is quite possibly my favorite show of the last couple years. It’s had three seasons so far, with season 4 beginning March 29th. The show follows Nurse Jenny Lee, a young woman from a well-to-do family who moves to London’s impoverished East End to become a midwife in 1950. If you like heartwarming (and heartbreaking) stories about women, try this one. (Available on Netflix.)

Bomb Girls

I had never heard of this show when I stumbled upon it on Netflix. Once I got into it I was heartbroken that it only has 3 short seasons because it is so good. It takes place in Canada during WWII and tells the story of the women, from all walks of life, who work in a bomb factory. (Available on Netflix.)

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Sadly, this list doesn’t help me because I have already watched (and loved) these shows. Now what suggestions do you have for me?

-L

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2 thoughts on “If you like Downton Abbey…

  1. You could try “Bletchley Circle”, “Upstairs, Downstairs”, “The Paradise”, or “Duchess of Duke Street”. 🙂

    – Kristine

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    1. Thank you, Kristine! I just started watching Bletchley Circle; The Paradise didn’t do it for me but my sister liked it! And I haven’t heard of the others so I will definitely look into them! 🙂

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