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Shows like Fleabag: Best Dramedies

The ancient Greeks divided their plays into comedies and tragedies, but the smiling and frowning masks are more extremes of a spectrum than binary variables, and some of the best TV shows of the past two decades, like Fleabag, Atlanta, Succession, and Shameless, find humor in deep pain and poignancy in funny situations.

Best Drama TV

Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Greatest Modern British Drama TV

The United Kingdom has produced some of the greatest series in television's Golden Age, including Sherlock, Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Luther, and of course Downton Abbey, and we've rounded up the best of the lot based on audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Best Period Dramas

A list of the highest-rated period dramas spanning across eras and countries, although the UK is particularly well represented.

Romantic Drama TV

A round-up of romantic dramas from the bodice-ripping period pieces through steamy supernatural romances.

Shows like Pride and Prejudice: TV Shows in the Spirit of Jane Austen

Shows and miniseries adapted from or inspired by the great author's works; perfect for Downton Abbey fans in withdrawal--these shows feature women bravely fighting prejudice and hardship to win the day--brooding lords, windswept moors, and manor hall intrigue feature prominently.

Shows Like Fanny Hill: Gorgeous Georgian Dramas

Before Queen Elizabeth, before Queen Victoria, there were the four Georges who ruled Great Britain from 1714 to 1830--think Jane Austen, with female-led dramas and sumptuous settings.

Shows Like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Jane Austen TV

Includes shows and miniseries adapted from, or inspired by the great author's works; perfect for 'Downton Abbey' fans in withdrawal, or anyone who has pined for their Mr. Darcy.

Shows like Call The Midwife: Period Dramas about British Women

These lush period dramas revolve around groups of women--sometimes sisters, sometimes friends, sometimes even both--and their relationships with each other and the world.

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