One of the shows I watched recently which is more of a period piece rather than a historical story is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell which is based on the book.
An alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, it is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange. Centred on the relationship between these two men, the story investigates the nature of "Englishness" and the boundaries between reason and unreason, Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Dane, and Northern and Southern English cultural tropes/stereotypes. It has been described as fantasy, an alternative history, and a historical. It inverts the Industrial Revolution conception of the North/South divide in England: the North is romantic and magical, rather than rational and concrete.
Did anyone else watch this?