Ways to Fill Non-Downton Abbey Hours
the first season of the original Upstairs Downstairs
the 80s episodes of Inspector Poirot starring David Suchet
Geraldine McEwan Miss Marples from ITV (mid-00s)
The Forsyte Saga, season one
Poldark, season one
Once your British fix options have been depleted, all the Mad Mens are on Netflix as well. Watching them four or five times is completely acceptable: once for plot, again for costumes, another for character development and a fourth for clues as to what in tarnation might happen once this freakin' 5th season gets under way and a fifth before the fifth season to remember everything forgotten in the year plus hiatus. I've gotten off track, from Downton, to Mad Men but I think they're similar in their strange pandemographic appeal and the fact that they're "period dramas".