Have you seen the show Downton Abbey? It's a classic upstairs/downstairs British period drama from the BBC. The cast is amazing (Maggie Smith!) the sets and costumes gorgeous, and the period facinating. They just put in electricity and installed a phone and women are starting to wear (ridiculous) pants and fighting for the right to vote.
Thanks to Chiara, I am totally addicted. Only bad bad thing is there were only 7 episodes in the first season, I've watched them all and the second season hasn't come out yet. Torture!