I often google …“best streaming TV series on Netflix”. Fortunately, this phase has led me to many excellent hours of quality TV viewing. One such series is a 2002 production titled The Forstye Saga. I’ve had this PBS production in my queue for at least a year, but despite its four star rating, I consistently passed over it. That is until last week when I decided to give it a try. Although the plot develops slowly, once in motion I found the story line magnetic. Episode after episode, it just kept drawing me in. Damian Lewis, whom I loved in Band of Brothers and Homeland, demonstrates what a remarkable actor he really is playing the crusty, aloof Soames Forsyte. English actress, Gin McKee (Borgias) brilliantly plays Soames ex-wife Irene. The story revolves around the rocky relationship between these two characters. The Forstyes Saga touches on “obsession, unhappiness, adultery, rape, and possessive, unrequited love” (imdb.com)…I’m almost afraid to say it, but I liked it better than Downton Abbey.