What are the best TV shows to watch after bingeing Downton Abbey?

Perhaps you've already watched the movie and all the episodes of Downton Abbey, and you might be looking for new shows to watch that are just as brilliant as this period drama. Fret not! Here are some of the best shows like Downton Abbey that you can start watching.

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    Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Claire Randall, the main character, lives two love stories in two different centuries. 
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    Jeffrey Fox
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "Outlander is just as interesting as Downton Abbey if not, better. I love that this show has a unique plot that keeps me watching and it's one of my favorite shows at the moment."
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    Poldark is a British-American television series based on the novel of the same name written by Winston Graham. The show first aired on BBC One in UK and on PBS in the United States. It stars Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall, and more. 

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    Beverly Ross
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "Poldark is actually one of the few shows like Downton abbey that's actually worth watching. It's also set in a waaay older period and makes you wonder about life hundreds of years ago."
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    #3Wolf Hall

    Wolf Hall

    Wolf Hall is a drama TV series directed by Peter Kosminsky. It was first released 2015 under PBS network and was produced by Collin Callender, Mark Pybus, and Company Pictures. It starred famous actors such as Mark Rylance, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Tom Holland.

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    Elizabeth Davidson
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "If you're a junkie for British History and shows like Downton abbey, Wolf Hall is defs a must-watch! It's also really educational and entertaining at the same time. Also, tom holland is on this show hahaha!"
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    #4War & Peace

    War & Peace

    War & Peace is a British-American mini-series that was broadcasted on BBC One. It was aired on January 3, 2016. Directed by Tom Harper, the series stars Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jessie Buckley, Jack Lowden, and more.

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    Raymond Sullivan
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "you must be familiar with leo tolstoy's war and peace, if you are, you should be watching this already since it's basically the visual representation of a classic. honestly loved this show more than downton abbey."
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    #5Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian historical mystery crime television show aired on ABC in 2012. It is based on the novel of Kerry Greenwood and about a detective Phryne Fisher in Melbourne 1920s.

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    Diana Su
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "My favorite crime series! It has the same energy as Downton Abbey but like it's BETTER ngl every episode is intriguing asf"
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    #6The Crown

    The Crown

    The Crown is a Netflix original series wherein we discover Britain's royal family's romances, political rivalries, personal intrigues, and events that shaped the world during the 20th century. It is, particularly about Queen Elizabeth II.

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    Randy Pearson
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "The crown is a good watch for fans of Downton Abbey since it's basically set in the same time and place. It explores the monarchy then and gives you an insight into their lives."
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    #7Peaky Blinders

    Peaky Blinders

    Peaky Blinders is a British TV drama that tells the story of the Peaky Binders crime gang, set in Birmingham during the aftermath of the First World War. The show centers on the fight of this criminal gang against the police.

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    Adela Olvera
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "If you haven't watched Peaky Blinders yet then what are you doing with your life? This is one of the first British shows I watched (way before Downton Abbey) and I continue to love it to this day."
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    Victoria is a historical television show based on the early life of Queen Victoria. The biography drama is created by Daisy Goodwin and stars Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, and Jordan Waller. The pilot episode aired on August 28, 2016.

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    Tiffany Yu
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "Victoria is a must-watch if you loved Downton Abbey as much as I did! There's something about this era that is portrayed so elegantly and truthfully in the same light."
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    #9Call the Midwife

    Call the Midwife

    Call the Midwife is a British drama TV series created by Heidi Thomas. The show tells the story of the lives of midwives during the 20th century from the 50's to the 60's. It stars  Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, and Vanessa Redgrave.

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    Armando Ríos
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "Call the Midwife feels like a story you hear from an old woman who lived to tell the tale of her harrowing younger days."
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    Legion tells the story of David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, he must suddenly confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees are the result of him being a mutant.

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    Katherine Hopkins
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "Legion ain't anything like Downton abbey it's like the opposite of the show! Lmao still a good watch tho"


Best What are the best TV shows to watch after bingeing Downton Abbey
1OutlanderTV Shows 20 Paid
2PoldarkTV Shows 12 Paid
3Wolf HallTV Shows 11 Paid
4War & PeaceTV Shows 3 Paid
5Miss Fisher's Murder MysteriesTV Shows 3 Paid
6The CrownTV Shows 2 Paid
7Peaky BlindersTV Shows 2 Paid
8VictoriaTV Shows 2 Paid
9Call the MidwifeTV Shows 1 Paid
10LegionTV Shows 1 Paid

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