It is a bit hard to pinpoint exactly why we love ‘Downton Abbey’. While there are critical and intelligent reasons like the harmony of its story-line with the history of that time, its attention to detail towards the costumes and the overall life style of the then-English aristocracy. Maybe it was for the sarcastic one-liners of the Dowager Countess of Grantham, or simply because we loved to watch Matthew and Mary in love.
It has been a while since we last saw the Crawleys, and if you are one of the people who just can’t get over them, a dozen of recommendations should do you some good. While there is an abundance of period dramas like ‘Mercy Street’, ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’, ‘Mr. Selfridge’, ‘Ripper Street’, ‘The Knick’, ‘Anzac Girls’, ‘The Duchess of Duke Street’, ‘Foyle’s War’, etc. here’s the list of TV Shows similar to Downton Abbey that are our recommendations. You can stream some of these shows like Downton Abbey on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
12. Legion (2017- present)
Alright, before you go all haywire about how this show is not even remotely related to ‘Downton Abbey’, let me have a say. When I finished ‘Downton Abbey’, I was seriously hungover. It was such a sweet show in the beginning, and then suddenly in the third season, it killed off two of my favorite characters. Matthew Crawley’s death was a knife to the heart, and I watched ‘Legion’ for one reason alone: Dan Stevens, our very own Mr Crawley. This show is one of the best shows to debut this year. Downton fan or not, it should definitely be on your list. For the fans, however, watching Matthew up and about in some other life is a heart-warming consolation.
11. A Place to Call Home (2013- present)
Set in the aftermath of the Second World War, this Australian period-drama follows the story of Sarah Adams, who returns home after 20 years. Her clash with Elizabeth Bligh, a wealthy matriarch, takes center stage, and the show explores their relationship as they both move forward in their individual lives. This critically acclaimed show is gaining considerable fan-base internationally, and is definitely something worth giving a chance to.