What to Watch

Looking for some great things to watch while you wait for Doctor Who and Downton Abbey to come back on the air? Here are some of my personal recommendations:

If you love Downton Abbey you might like-

Bleak House (2005) [pictured above]- Lovely costume drama, lots of familiar faces, complicated Dickensian plots.

The Foryste Saga (2002)- Drama, dark plot, beautiful relationships (and not so beautiful).

North & South (2004)- Richard Armitage, miscommunications, strong female characters and Mr Bates.

Gosford Park (2000)- Written by Downton’s Julien Fellows, Dame Maggie, murder mystery, lots of upstairs and downstairs storylines.

If you’re a Whoovian you might enjoy-

Outcasts (2011)- Future human settlement on the planet of Carpathia, killer dust storms, Daniel Meade (minus Ugly Betty) and a beach full of diamonds.

Hyperdrive (2006)- Misfit, demoted British space warship travels the galaxy selling retail space back home in England. Hilarity ensues.

Merlin (2008)- Young magician hides his skills, takes advice from a dragon and serves as Prince Arthur’s whipping boy. Lots of wisecracks.

The Decoy Bride (2011)- Romantic comedy set in the outer Hebrides. The 10th Doctor and the voice of Brave’s Merida engage in a verbal sparring match. There are also bagpipes.

Agree? No? Have other suggestions? Leave a comment!

2 thoughts on “What to Watch

  1. Becky Day

    I LOVED Bleak House & North & South. Need to catch those other two. Another that you might like is Lark Rise to Candleford. Bates is the father of the main character & it’s just lots of fun to watch 🙂
    And The Decoy Bride is just hysterical, so much fun 🙂


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