10 PBS Masterpiece Shows to Feed Your Mind and Calm Your Soul This Summer

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Masterpiece turned 50 at the beginning of this year. The PBS Sunday night slot that programs mostly British dramas and adaptations of classic literary works has amassed 83 Primetime Emmys over the years — and in 2021 has some new suggestions for viewers.

Not familiar with this public broadcasting anthology series? "The key ingredients of a MASTERPIECE are A-list talent, masterful scriptwriting and spectacular settings. We have always taken the approach that drama is like great literature: It reveals emotional truths like love, death, betrayal. Our audience knows they can expect all of these things from our shows," says Masterpiece Executive Producer Susanne Simpson about what constitutes a Masterpiece show.

If you’re craving a dose of the dramatic or a helping of the historical, Masterpiece delivers. We’re taking a look over some of the most popular titles from the last decade, in case all you want right now is a dose of comforting TV programming that goes well with tea and biscuits.