Dear ladies and gents,
had this post saved in drafts for weeks. WEEKS. Blogger fail. This merits a double face palm obviously.
(It’s never not a good time to use this gif).
At any rate – here are some UK shows to check out this November/December.
First stop – Christmas. BBC is pulling ALL the stops this Christmas and they commissioned a number of Christmas specials including but not limited to Call The Midwife, Still Open All Hours, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Citizen Khan, Boomers, Not Going Out and Nan.
Then there is Doctor Who.
Then there is Sherlock. On a side note – totes not feeling this Victorian special. Am I the only one? It’s like meh whatever can we have a proper season? I’m kinda like there is so much great TV, do you really want to wait that long between seasons? Yes, yes I know, I know Doctor Strange and all that, Cabbagepatch is busy, but as I said whatever.
I will tell you what I am excited about.
Yes, that’s how excited I am about Luther.
Ok here is some other stuff that aired recently that might be worth a look.
I watched River and lemme tell ya – it’s dark. And heavy. So please don’t say I didn’t warn you. It stars Stellan Skarsgård as Detective John River who… well… sees dead people? Before you start shouting at me for being a spoilery cow – it’s right there in the trailer, they give it away!
At any rate, it’s a solid police drama, but the emphasis is on drama, if that makes sense. River is available on Netflix in case anyone is interested.
I quite liked Unforgotten – so they discover a skeleton in this house, right? And the police discovers this poor bugger was murdered some 30 odd years earlier. So one detective makes it her mission to find out who murdered him. Stars Nicola Walker and Trevor Eve (of the Waking the Dead fame).
Jekyll and Hyde
Jekyll and Hyde is about Robert Jekyll (played by Tom Bateman), the grandson of Dr. Jekyll, who is trying to learn more about his family’s history. Obviously that will end well. The show seems to be a bit gory as a bunch of people in UK complained it was too bloody to be shown before 9pm. Hm just a suggestion, don’t watch then?
Now London Spy. I still haven’t gotten round to it, will probably save it for the holiday period. At any rate – it’s about two guys who meet and fall in love, but it soon transpires that one is a spy. And suddenly goes missing. So his boyfriend decides to find him. The thing is – the cast is stellar – Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling (among others) so I think this will be worth the watch. Also? London p*rn As in the city.
The Frankenstein Chronicles
The latest show for ITV – it stars Sean Bean as John Marlott, an inspector investigating a series of murders in London in 19th century that may have been committed by a doctor who is determined to reanimate the dead.