I highly recommend *Murdoch Mysteries. *
This takes place at the end of the 19th century. Murdoch is a police detective in Toronto. It’s more Quincy than *CSI. * For older people, with a good memory, it’s a lot like Hec Ramsey.
I recommend it because it is very well written and the lead actor is VERY handsome.
The above is the reason I would recommend this TV series. The series comes with an added bonus, the Murdoch character is a Catholic.
Although I have only seen the first season, and just started the second season, I have not yet heard a negative comment against the Church. Det. Murdoch talks about going to Mass and confession. When he approaches a dead body, he makes the sign of the cross.
The only negative thing, could actually be interpreted, as not negative. Murdoch’s boss is Scottish (or maybe English). There is an episode where the boss would not give Murdoch a promotion just because he is Catholic. The boss refers to Murdoch and other Catholics as papists. The reason I say that it is not a negative is because it is showing the prejudice against the Catholics of that time.