You know what hasn't been done here at all? An article about somebody's favourite series! (if you didn't notice it, fue sarcasmo)
But you know what else? I don't care. Because honestly, it's a pretty good way of discovering new series which I love doing and spend wayyy to much time on. What I like about most of these articles is that I'll probably know a few of the shows and consequently, if I like them I'm more likely to check out the other ones I don't know. I've organised them into different genres and here's the first one.
Enough with intros; here we go!

Historical

Downton Abbey
British
fictional
6 seasons (finished)

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This is one of my favourite shows of all time. I can't express how much I love it, how much I have suffered, laughed and jumped up and down with joy. What a rollercoaster of emotions it's been.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Australian
fictional
3 seasons (when's the next one coming out??)

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Also one of my absolute favourite shows, set in Australia in the roaring twenties. Miss Fisher is a badass, fashionable, confident but still vulnerable Lady Detective.

The Crown
US-American/British
biographical
2 seasons

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A show that stays true to reality and is still a delight to watch - stunning costumes, sets and very well chosen actors.

Pride and Prejudice
British
fictional (based on the book by Jane Austen)
mini series - 6 episodes

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Yes, it's old-fashioned, yes it's cutesy but hey, it's kinda historic so you could classify it as education!

Reign
US-American
biographical
4 seasons

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A more modern take on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots and maybe not so historically accurate but still something to get into!

Las Chicas del Cable
Spanish
fictional
2 seasons

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set in Madrid, following the lives of Alba, Ángeles, Carlota and Marga we learn about how hard life was for women in the roaring 20s and fall in love with the characters, dealing with blackmail, intrigues, heartbreak and the limitations of women in the workplace and the public

Lark Rise to Candleford
British
fictional
4 seasons

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When my friend first mentioned this show I didn't think much of it but just watching one episode immediately changed my mind. It's such a warm, lighthearted show depicting the lives of people living in the late 19th century.

War and Peace
British
fictional (based on the original by Leo Tolstoi)
mini series - 6 episodes

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I haven't read the book yet but watching this series made me really want to read it. In the centre are five aristocratic families during the French invasion of Russia

Victoria
British
biographical
2 seasons

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also maybe not the most accurate depiction of reality but still quite interesting and romantic and Rufus Sewell is a great Lord Melbourne

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That's it for now!