My birthday recently passed, and my BIL and SIL sent me a gift certificate to the Canadian big chain bookstore. Of course I was delighted! One would expect me to spend it on books, and I was tempted.
Downton Abbey has made a big splash and I see fans all over the web. I did manage to catch part of an episode one night, but I'm not sure if it's shown regularly in Canada, or what station I even watched it on! Plus, it was a season two episode, so I was lost. For those of you not familiar, this show is based upon a family and its servants, early 1900s, England.
Another show I've been really wanting to check out is Land Girls. This takes place during WWII and follows the lives of women who are part of the Woman's Land Army (women went to work in agriculture, replacing the men who went off to war) in England. WWII is a very fascinating period for me, as I do read a lot of novels set in this time period.
So, instead of buying books, I bought the first seasons of both shows. I'm very excited! I really, really wish the US would come out with period dramas. The CSIs and the cop/crime investigative shows really need to start petering out. If the US and Canada started to produce shows like this, maybe they'd woo some viewers back.
Are any of you fans of either show? Can any of you in the UK recommend other shows such as these?