Downton Abbey (written and directed by Julian Fellowes) is a wonderful British series, revolving around the every day life of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. The cast is great, the characters are all very interesting, the costumes are amazing and each scene is like a well-taken picture.
I like most of the characters, but Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by Maggie Smith, always makes me laugh. Τhis video I found on YouTube is a great sample of how enjoyable she is:
(for her best moments from season 2 click on the link in the beginning of the video but beware of spoilers!)
Thanks Darcy for recommending the series!