When you live in the US, you sometimes assume that television and movies are the same in other parts of the world. The reality is that even the shows you regularly watch can be different elsewhere, not to mention that they have shows you have likely never heard of. To realize the differences, consider looking for box sets of DVD for the UK. You might just find a new favorite.

You are probably familiar with the incredibly long-standing hit, Law & Order. What you may not know is that there is a series developed for British Television. Now American audiences can also see this with Law & Order UK box sets. Start with season 1 and work your way up through the many seasons.

Another option is the Downton Abbey Seasons 1 & 2 Limited Edition Set in Original UK Version. This is a domestic US release of the original, uncut UK broadcast version of this unique show. Downton Abbey is the splendid home of the Earl and Countess of Grantham and their daughters. With servants and the Dowager Countess, this is one complicated household full of romance, ambition and heartbreak. If you suspect you’ll fall in love with this series, there is also a boxed set that includes season three, and single season disks for later seasons.

While there are various shows in the US about the famous Sherlock Holmes, you’ll love the Sherlock series where the BBC puts its own stamp on Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary sleuth. With Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, this series plunks Sherlock into a modern London filled with cell phones and laptops. It is thrilling, funny and fast-paced.

If you are in the UK, you also have the luxury of finding box sets of DVD in the UK that are the UK format of American shows. Either way you’ll find plenty of unique entertainment options when you think beyond what you are accustomed to.