Ready for Downton Abbey season 5? I know I am! Don’t watch the premiere alone; watch it with me through the live chat here or on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Desperate for Downton blog tonight from 9 p.m.-10:40 p.m.
Period TV shows used to be dull snoozers that usually aired on PBS. Boy have times changed! Led by hits like “Downton Abbey” and the History Channel’s “Vikings”, period piece shows are experiencing a renaissance. Here is a short guide to four period tv shows worth watching and what histories they are based on.