Does anyone else miss Downton Abbey?
I’ve got a tide-you-over until next season plan I think you are going to like.
Witty British quips + period costuming = I’ve got your Downton Abbey dry spell covered.
I’m recommending you brew yourself a cup of Earl Grey and load up your Netflix queue with any of these great British dramas:
Emma – Beautiful, clever, and rich Emma Woodhouse is convinced she is good at matchmaking after her older sister and her governess both marry suitable husbands. Certain of her talents, Emma plays a dangerous game as she persuades her new friend, the young, pretty and socially inferior Harriet to reject an advantageous marriage proposal to a local farmer in favour of dashing Mr Elton.
Lark Rise to Candleford – Follow Laura Timmins as she says goodbye to her friends and family in Lark Rise to start her first job at the Post Office in the nearby town of Candleford.
The Grand – Set in the most opulent hotel in Manchester, England, during the decadent Roaring ’20s, The Grand is more than a building. It’s a nexus for schemes, scandals, romance, and intrigue among guests and staff members alike.
Upstairs Downstairs – This series starts in January 1936 as diplomat Sir Hallam and Lady Agnes Holland move into 165 Eaton Place, closely followed by his widowed mother and her wayward sister. But they also need a full serving staff, for which Lady Agnes turns to an agency run by none other than Rose Buck, who used to work at the house. But the arrival of an unwelcome guest puts a strain on relations both, upstairs and downstairs.
Tess of the D’Ubervilles – When the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting the manipulative Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent.
Now your only worry is: How to find the time to watch them all!
And since we are talking FREE – how many of my 7 Food Documentaries to Watch Now have you seen?