Masterpiece Theatre is just that, a masterpiece.
It has been one of the few defining shows in my lifetime. It exposed to me culture, literature, and a whole new world that I would have never found on a regular network television series. MPT brings the classics to life, even making some people who would never consider reading something by the likes of Tolstoy enjoy some of the most famous works of literature of all time.
Each episode is beautifully produced, the writing is strong, and the actors are some of the most talented people in the world.
If you have never watched MPT, please take my advice and give it a try. I'm positive that you will not regret it.