11 TV Shows and Movies to Cure Your Downton Hangover

03/07/2016 AT 06:05 PM EST

Downton Abbey has come to an end – both across the pond and here at home – but the period piece binge is just beginning.

While Downton writer and creator Julian Fellowes has two projects in the pipeline – a miniseries, Dr. Thorne, and a show for NBC, The Gilded Age, fans still have a bit to wait until those will hit their screens (Gilded Age has been said to be aiming for a 2017 release, while Dr. Thorne may be coming at the end of the year.)

In the meantime, here are 11 movies, TV shows and miniseries that will quench your period piece thirst.

Grantchester
After World War II, a handsome brooding army officer turned vicar, Sidney Chambers, and a detective, Geordie Keating, solve crimes in his hometown of Grantchester (near Cambridge). Romance and drama ensue.
Available on: Amazon Video




Indian Summers
This series just premiered on PBS's Masterpiece (which, of course, was also home to Downton) last summer. Set in India in the final years of British control, it follows both the story of Indians seeking independence and the English socialites who are making their way in the foreign country.
Available on: PBS


A Place to Call Home
This Australian soap has been lauded as a down under answer to Downton. The is set in 1953 in the wake of World War II, and follows a nurse, Sarah Adams, who returns to her home country after two decades away. On her way back, she encounters the Bligh family – an Australian version of the Crawleys – and gets caught up in their lives (including some deep dark secrets!)
Available on: Acorn.tv


Upstairs, Downstairs
This show was Downton Abbey before Downton Abbey. The first incarnation debuted in 1971 and followed the lives of the Bellamy family and their servants. Unlike Downton, however, this show's family lived in a townhouse in the Belgravia neighborhood of London rather than on a country estate. The show was such a hit in the '70s that it spawned a recreation in 2010 – the same year Downton premiered. While we all know which one audiences preferred this time around, it's still worth a viewing to get your corset fix.
Available on: Acorn.tv


Call the Midwife
Diehard Masterpiece fans are likely already well acquainted with Call the Midwife, but those who've been waiting to tune in, now is the time. The show follows the trials and tribulations of a group of midwives in 1950s East London.
Available on: Netflix


The Buccaneers
Curious about Cora's life pre-Downton? Tune into The Bucaneers, a 1995 mini-series about four wealthy American sisters who arrive across the pond, seeking titled English husbands – a real-life phenomenon of the time. The series is based off of an unfinished novel of the same name by legendary author Edith Wharton.
Available on: Netflix


Gosford Park
Fellowes proved that he was to the "manor" genre born with his Oscar-winning screenplay to this Robert Altman film from 2001. It's essentially a murder mystery set at a country estate, but in tone and humor it closer to novelist Evelyn Waugh in one of his most misanthropic moods. You can feel the stomach acids churning. Unlike Downton, Gosford doesn't find the aristocrats upstairs all that endearing, and the most touching moment is reserved for the staff down below. The huge cast includes Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Eileen Atkins and – Violet?! Is that you!? – Dame Maggie Smith.
Available on: Amazon Video


Rebecca
Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1940 film is, at the least, a useful case study of what follows when a young mistress lacks the spirit and resolve to wrest control of her grand house from a mad, delusional maid – one who also has a fetishistic regard for fine lady's underthings. (Your real estate loses value, is the ultimate consequence). Joan Fontaine is the simp, Judith Anderson is Psycho Servant.
Available on: YouTube


The Jewel in the Crown
Enjoyably vicious, somewhat overripe soap opera about the members of the British Raj in India during World War II. The most vivid characters here are all rotters: racist, snobby, drunk, self-loathing and kinky. This miniseries was a huge, buzzy hit when it first aired in 1984.
Available on: PBS


The Remains of the Day
Something like the relationship between Downton's Carson and Mrs. Hughes, but without the feels. In this 1993 movie, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson play a head butler and housekeeper. She loves him, he may or may not love her, and the tension between them is exquisite, sad, full of regret and, ironically, rather aristocratic in its determination to stiffen the upper lip.
Available on: Netflix


The Forsyte Saga
The American craze for indulgently long TV dramas about rich British people began in 1969, when PBS launched this 26-episode, BBC adaptation of John Galsworthy's novels about the ups and downs of a prosperous London family. Unfortunately, the old black-and-white episodes can feel like watching tiny late Victorians moving around in a shoe box. There was a second, acclaimed adaptation in 2002, starring Damian Lewis. Think you might care to embark on that instead, mm, chap?
Available on: PBS

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