The classic historical fiction story, "Patience and Sarah," written by Alma Routsong under the pen name of Isabel Miller. It is based on the true story of painter Mary Ann Wilson and her lover and companion Miss. Brundage.
You don't want to love it but you will. It is maddeningly brilliant, explicitly ugly, and fascinatingly watchable. I have seen only the first four episodes and I want more, more, more ASAP. A show like this is why cable was invented.