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Downton Abbey - Best Drama TV Shows on Amazon
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 30: (L-R) Actors Phyllis Logan, Tom Cullen, Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, Joanne Froggatt, Raquel Cassidy, Kevin Doyle, Julian Ovenden, Allen Leech and Jeremy Swift, winners for Outstanding Performance By an Ensemble in a Drama Series ‘Downton Abbey’, pose in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_015 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner) /

10. Downton Abbey

Release Year: 2011

Seasons: 6

Creator: Julian Fellowes

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Kevin Doyle, Allen Leech, and others

If The Royals isn’t quite your cup of tea, then one of televisions most popular series of the last five years surely will be. For the more high-brow television viewers among us, the historical period drama Downton Abbey exists to satisfy the fancies of the serious binge watcher.

Downton Abbey takes place in a country estate in Yorkshire during 1912 and 1925. Although the series is set in a time period when you think there wouldn’t be riveting drama, never underestimate the tensions that can arise between an aristocratic family and their domestic servants, especially in a time when world events affected the British social hierarchy.

As a heavily awarded series and a record breaker for most Emmy Award nominations for an international series, Downton Abbey quickly penetrated the mainstream with its bold vision, talented cast, and fresh take on period dramas. Join the Crawley family for six seasons and 52 episodes on Amazon Prime Video!