With winter showing no sign of letting up it’s no wonder that we’re all spending more time indoors. Fortunately there have been plenty of first-class TV shows to keep us entertained in recent months. From home-grown soaps to overseas comedies, we’ve been whiling away the hours curled up in front of the box. We’ve laughed, cried, hidden behind cushions and shouted at the screen. And here’s what we’ve been so addicted to.
Starring man-of-the-moment Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent locked in battle with serial killer James Purefoy (who has a thing about Edgar Allen Poe) this gory thriller has had us glued to the screen. It follows on the heels of Dexter and American Horror Story and is yet another US export that we can’t get enough of. Gory and psychological it ticks all the buttons.
The six-part series from Doctor Who writer Chris Chibnall was always going to be a hit with the likes of David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill on board. A small coastal town was shook by a child’s death, and the media frenzy that followed paired with the family’s struggle to cope make for rough seas. Colman and Tennant make an excellent pair as the police team investigating the death.
The jury is still out on whether the US take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories is as good as the BBC version Sherlock, but we think Elementary puts up a very good fight.
Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu work really well together. The stories have just the right number of twists and turns and, although the connection to the original Holmes stories get rather loose at times. Sherlock is set to return to our screens later this year so we’ll be able to compare the two again soon.
Yet another import, Arrow is a comic book superhero story for grown-ups. Based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow it follows Stephen Amell as billionaire playboy Oliver Queen who returns home after five years stranded on an island to fight crime. Using that most modern of weapons, a bow and arrow. Armed with a list of his targets and battling family complications at the same time, he takes up the role of secret vigilante with passion.
These are just a few of our favourite TV shows of the moment. We’re still hooked to the British soaps too, and classics such as Embarrassing Bodies and Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners give us plenty to scream and shout about. Plus there’s never a shortage of vampire and sci-fi series to get our teeth into – Vampire Diaries and True Blood will always be firm favourites. And for a bit of period drama we’re loving Mr Selfridge too. The costumes are to die for and that classic department store helps us get our retail therapy fix when payday is still too far away.
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