5 Marvelous TV Shows Like Downtown Abbey To Get Lost In

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Downtown Abbey fans are a dedicated bunch, but with this magical period drama ending last year, you might be looking for other TV shows like it to feel the void. I understand, I was super sad to see Downton Abbey finish too. How do I live without watching the Dowager Countess get another one of her one-liner digs in? ”At my age, one must ration one’s excitement.” It’s giving me life every.single.time she throws out one of those lines. I’ve put together of a few TV show I’ve watched to distract me from the fact that one of my favorite shows is gone, and I bet you’ll like watching these tv shows like Downtown Abbey too! Check out the list below.

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5 Marvelous TV Shows Like Downtown Abbey To Get Lost In


Downtown Abbey is a historical period drama television series that aired for 6 seasons starting on iTV on September 26, 2010 and concluded on PBS on December 25, 2015. The series showcases the Crawley family and their domestic servants in the early part of the 20th century, as they deal with some of the biggest events in history. Downtown Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley and Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley. Here are some other TV shows like Downtown Abbey.

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Mr. Selfridge

Mr. Selfridge is a period drama television series that aired for 4 seasons starting on iTV on January 6, 2013 to March 11, 2016. The series showcases the real-life story of Harry Selfridge, the founder of London’s department store Selfridge, set in the 1910’s. Mr. Selfridge stars Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge.

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Call the Midwife


Call the Midwife is a period drama television series that concluded its 5th season on March 6, 2016. The series premiered on January 15, 2012 and airs on BBC One. It showcases the lives of a group of nurse midwives in London’s East End from the latter part of the 1950’s through the early part of the 1960’s. Call the Midwife stars Helen George as Beatrix Franklin, Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne, Laura Main as Sister Bernadette, Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Jean and Jessica Raine and Vanessa Redgrave as Jennifer Lee. I watched this show on Netflix. This is totally worth watching, but I found the episodes to be very emotional too! Keep the tissue box handy, but it’s so good!

The Paradise

The Paradise is a costume drama television series that aired for 2 seasons on BBC One from September 25, 2012 to December 8, 2013. It showcases the personal and private lives in and around The Paradise, department store, set in 1875. The Paradise stars Joanna Vanderham as Denise Lovett, Emun Elliott as John Moray, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine Glendenning, Peter Wight as Edmund Lovett and David Hayman as Jonas Franks. Why did they stop this show, it was so good! I just finished binge watching it on Netflix! As I wrote this post, don’t worry I won’t ruin the ending!

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home is a television drama series that premiered on Seven Network on April 28, 2013. The series is now shown on Showcase and season 4 is set to start on September 11, 2016. The series is set right after the end of the Second World War and surrounds on Sarah Adams, who moves back to Australia after being aboard for 20 years. She ends up clashing with Elizabeth Bligh, a wealthy matriarch. A Place to Call Home stars Marta Dusseldorp as Sarah Adams and Noni Hazlehurst as Elizabeth Bligh. I’ve only season season one of this series, but I’m excited to see more!

Lark Rise to Candleford

Lark Rise to Candleford is a costume drama television series that aired on BBC One for 4 seasons, from January 13, 2008 to February 13, 2011. It is based on the semi-autobiographical books Lark Rise in 1939, Over to Candleford in 1941 and Candleford Green in 1943 by Flora Thompson. The series and the books showcase the lives of the folks that live in the countryside in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire England, at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford stars Olivia Hallinan as Laura Timmins, Julia Sawalha as Dorcas Lane, Claudie Blakely as Emma Timmins, John Dagleish as Alf Arless, Linda Bassett as Victoria May Warrener Turrill, Karl Johnson as Thomas Turrill and Mark Heap as Thomas Brown.

So are you a Downton Abbey fan? What do you think of these TV shows like Downton Abbey? I myself loved the Paradie and Call The Midwife, I think those are my favorites on the list! Tell me your favorites down in the comments!

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28 thoughts on “5 Marvelous TV Shows Like Downtown Abbey To Get Lost In

  1. I will have to check these out – once I watch Downtown Abbey that is. I heard great things, so it’s definitely on my list.

  2. There have only n been 6 episodes so far, but Mercy Street was FABULOUS. It’s been renewed, I think. The KNICK has two seasons (planned ending) and was one of my favorites – about the same time period, but set in NYC.

  3. Lots of good suggestions here! I haven’t heard of many of these, but it sounds like I have some binge watching to do.

  4. I loved Downton Abby and have seen any of these. I’ll have to check these out.

  5. I am always curious about what others watch and what is really popular at the moment! I have to admit…I dont watch Downtown Abbey. However, my mom does and loves it and so I think I should check it out soon!

  6. I have never seen Downton Abbey but I really should. My grandmother just loved this show. She even has a T-Shirt. It is adorable.

  7. I watched one season of DA but never really got hooked. Some of these others, the one set in Australia, has my attention though!

  8. To be honest the only show that I’m familiar with here is Downtown Abbey. I think it would be nice to check these other shows out. I love shows and movies that are set in a different time.

  9. I’m so disappointed that Downtown abbey is finished. Must get a replacement… soooon. Thanks for the tips

  10. I love shows that I can get lost in! I DVR them and watch them when I am on the treadmill. It’s perfect for marathon training.

  11. My former boss talked about Call the Midwife all the time. I always want to go back and start watching it but never get to it! I have never heard anyone else talk about it! =)

  12. I love period dramas like Downton Abbey so thank you for the recommendations! I will definitely have to add these to my watch list.

  13. Call The Midwife is one of my favorites! I binge watched the whole thing while I was waiting for my third baby to finally join us!

  14. I loved Downton Abbey! I’m still trying to catch up on all the seasons! I’ve only heard of a few of the shows you mention, I’ll have to go check them out! 🙂

  15. I’ve actually never watched Downtown Abbey or any of these other shows. I may have to see if some of these are on Netflix or Hulu and give them a try!

  16. i haven’t heard of any of these! i’ll have to check them out.

  17. ah! i so wish i had time for tv right now — the minute my life calms down, totally checking some of these out!

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