Like Downton Abbey....

(47 Posts)
PopsPlanet Thu 07-Oct-21 20:53:41

Please help me find something soothing and engaging. I can't find anything on Netflix, Prime or BBCiPlayer and am in great need for some wonderful escapism.

If there's nowt, would I be unreasonable to start DA all over again?

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PopsPlanet Thu 07-Oct-21 20:54:33

*start watching DA all over again?

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AlexaShutUp Thu 07-Oct-21 20:54:54

YANBU. I might do the same myself.

Love DA!

Theimpossiblegirl Thu 07-Oct-21 20:57:36

I've just rewatched it, I'm on the last but one episode.
Then I can watch the film, finally!

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Thu 07-Oct-21 20:58:44

I'd rewatch. But I love DA.

Completely different style of show but my go to escapism is The Good Place.

absolutelynotfabulous Thu 07-Oct-21 20:59:35

Gosford Park. Great cast and also by Julian Fellowes (I think).

Snowdropsandbluebells Thu 07-Oct-21 20:59:57

The Duchess is a good film of a similar era. Don't know if it's still on Netflix but we watched Poldark last year.


buntywindermere Thu 07-Oct-21 21:00:21

Call The Midwife and Father Brown are my additional two comfort programmes. Call The Midwife can be a little too tear jerking at times though!!!

MacMahon Thu 07-Oct-21 21:02:23

The Durrells was good comfort tv for me during a tough patch.

DebbieDaniels Thu 07-Oct-21 21:03:29

Larkrise to Candleford.

Purpleseaside Thu 07-Oct-21 21:05:20

Downton Abbey is my favourite and nothing quite beats it. Similar programmes that I have enjoyed:

Mr Selfridge
The Crown
Call the Midwife (not exactly Downton Abbey but very interesting)


IfImLyingImDying Thu 07-Oct-21 21:05:39

All Creatures Great and Small

IfImLyingImDying Thu 07-Oct-21 21:06:03


Mosaic123 Thu 07-Oct-21 21:07:08

Gilmore Girls.

CiaoForNiao Thu 07-Oct-21 21:10:43

I enjoyed Belgravia which was also by JF.
Maybe The Crown?
And as PPs have said Call the Midwife, Mr Selfridge, Poldark, Call the Durrells.

Sairafina Thu 07-Oct-21 21:12:24


TheDuchessOfBeddington Thu 07-Oct-21 21:19:30

Upstairs Downstairs. Both the original soap opera and the new movies. Almost identical plot points based around the history of the time, and the daily lives and lives of the families both upstairs and downstairs.

Also Below Deck LOL

Elderflower14 Thu 07-Oct-21 21:24:28

Miss Scarlet and The Duke is fab!!

MacMahon Fri 08-Oct-21 06:16:56

The Duchess is a good film of a similar era.

I wouldn’t say the latter. It must be set in the 1700s.

TheMarzipanDildo Fri 08-Oct-21 17:55:03

Yeah I like The Duchess but I suspect there is a good 150 years between that and Downton!

thevassal Fri 08-Oct-21 19:29:44

Ha glad someone else pointed that out - we are closer to DA time now than it is to the Duchess!
OP, yes you'd probably like the Durrels, Upstairs Downstairs, or most of the Jane Austen adaptations which are on various places. I just watched sanditon (ITV player) which was good. Mr Selfridge is set at the same time as Downton too. Bridgerton? Poldark? I like a lot of historical dramas but lots of them are a bit dark/violent so not what you're after if you want nice/soothing!

babouchette Fri 08-Oct-21 19:39:42

Enola Holmes on Netflix is great. I liked the recent updated versions of Emma and Great Expectations too.

Tara336 Fri 08-Oct-21 19:45:14


MacMahon Fri 08-Oct-21 20:36:21

I'd love to see an Upstairs Downstairs / Downton Abbey kind of series that was more gritty and realistic. The difference yet proximity of different classes would be fascinating with lots of scope for plenty of storylines.

Standrewsschool Fri 08-Oct-21 21:10:09

House of Elliott
Monarch of the Glen
To the Manor born

- not recent dramas but good ‘Sunday evening viewing’

(Not sure if they’re on Netflix, iplayer etc)

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