What to watch if you liked Downton Abbey



Not many shows are made like Downton Abbey anymore. This is one show that will force you to binge-watch it. The story is about a rich aristocratic family, the Crawley's, and their struggle to find their heir after the one running the estate dies as he has only daughters. The story may sound like any other show but Downton Abbey has all that makes it a great show. The relationship between the Crawleys and their staff, the larger-than-life looks, and the will to do what is right over wrong makes it a special show. If you fell in love with Matthew and Mary or are fascinated with Tom Branson then you must watch the shows mentioned below as they will remind you of love, duty, responsibility, and a lot of scandals.

The cook of Castamar
This is a very romantic series based on the novel by Fernando J. Munez. This is a Spanish drama and is set in 1720 Madrid. The story revolves around a girl who is a gifted cook and knows exactly how to prepare exceptional dishes. She is hired in a castle of a widowed duke who is engaged to be married to some other princess. In the series, he falls in love with the cook and both of them defy all the rules to be together. The series is full of drama, hate, crime, sacrifice, and a load of romance.

The Borgias
If you loved the twisted family drama in Downton Abbey then watch The Borgias. It is set in the Renaissance era, Italy, and revolves around the Bogia family who is willing to do anything to stay in power. You will get to watch scandals, betrayal, and a lot more through the three seasons. You won’t miss Downton while watching The Borgias the incest and larger-than-life characters will keep reminding you of it. It is quite popular on Netflix, so check it out.

The Reign
If you are fascinated by the royal people and their lives then you must watch The Reign. This show is based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scotts. The show is more fiction than real but is very entertaining. It follows her reign as queen of France and Scotland. This show can inspire you to be courageous like Mary and to follow her dreams. You will get to see how women were treated as an object in that era and how Mary managed to win through all odds. The four seasons of The Reign is one of the most popular romantic dramas based on royal lives.

Bridgerton
This is another hit series filled with British period scandal, love, sex, and politics. It is an adaption of Julia Quinn’s romance novel series and is full of juicy gossip in high society London. It is more of a historical fantasy but runs around rich British people who are always the center of the crowd.

Outlander
If you have not seen Outlander on Netflix, you’ve got to watch it at least once. It is one of the most talked-about shows in a mix of fantasy and history that will remind of a lot about Game of Thrones. Outlander started in 2014 and is based on book series written by Diana Gabaldon. This is a great show about Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) who is a nurse in WWII and accidentally travels through time 200 years back to the 1700s. She ends up in a fight between the Scots and English where she meets the love of her love, the ever so handsome Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). The show takes you through an adventurous journey of the couple. If you thought Jamie and Claire made the best couple wait till you meet Matthew and Mary from Downton Abbey.
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