The first in the series was 1900 House (in US), which was followed by a favorite of mine, Manor House (in UK). Manor House really focused on the 'Upstairs, Downstairs' world of the Edwardian period and was riveting for the way people really started to become their roles. Frontier House (US) took it in a new direction, namely, the pioneering 1880s. Finally, that brings us to Colonial House (in US, but with a mixed US/UK cast). Throughout all of the projects, they bring in people of all ages and races (even kids!) and really try to explore what their position and heritage means for them. As far as I know, us Americans haven't yet gotten Regency House, where young maidens try to snag a husband in true Austen fashion, or 1940 House, which focuses on Britian in wartime, but I can't wait. Maybe I'll get get the DVDs.
Newsflash: Living in 1628 is hard work So that big reality show that had us all on the edge of our seat is finally over: that's right Colonial House! This is the latest in a series of programs done joinly with PBS and Channel 4 in the UK that explores what it would be like to live in a certain historical time period - modern people try to recreate that time with as much accuracy as possible. Hilarity, controversy and awesomeness insue (with video diaries!).