I am on a period drama binge which is unusual for me.
I started with
The grand hotel
Downton abbey (i had never watched it before)
Sense and sensibility
Rebellion (i just couldn't get into it)
North and south
Gunpowder. Treason and plot. (Like the first episode but not the second)
Currently watching wives and daughters
After watching all these i am glad the pick Dan Stevens (downton abbey and sense sensibility)to play the beast in the new beauty and the beast. He does period drama so well.