Best Streaming TV Series
That You Probably Haven't Seen Yet
Damian Lewis stars in this sprawling epic that evokes the period dramas of Merchant Ivory Productions.
The Forsyte Saga is a six-part PBS series based on the John Galsworthy books that follow the life and times of a well-to-do London family at the end of the Victorian era ... and it is indeed a saga. Whether it's the pressure of changing social status, the secret betrayals between family and friends or a never-ending love triangle that will break your heart with exquisite pain, this period drama has all the elements of a Merchant Ivory film for the small screen: Sublime performances (Damian Lewis is a maddening marvel), lush cinematography and enough drama to last more than the three generations that the show spans.
Where to watch it: If you have missed it on PBS, you can watch it on Amazon.