So, if you're looking for a new summer show to watch, I've become addicted to one. "Call the Midwife"-disclaimer: being a midwife show there are many birthing scenes. It's memoirs of a midwife in London in the 1950's. If you're feeling the Downton Abbey hole, this just might fill it.
Each episode is a bit controversial, just enough to keep it juicy for me-without being reality tv. You can find the first season on Netflix, and the second on PBS.com :)