Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Visual: British TV is Awesome

Here's my 'British Television is Awesome' photoset, celebrating 3 of my favourite TV shows: Sherlock, Misfits, and Luther. While most of what I watch comes from North America, I can't deny that the British seem to be just a little better at making quality television entertainment.

Sherlock transcends what I thought television could be, with outstanding performances, highly intelligent mysteries, and masterful cinematography. Misfits is unlike any other show on television, with its genre-bending madness, unpredictability, and some gore and sex to satisfy our more primal urges. Then there's Luther, a dark and twisted crime drama that adds depth and complexity to the typical genius-detective-with-demons genre.

Currently, Sherlock is on hiatus until 2014, Misfits just ended their 4th series, and Luther is expected to return with a 3rd series later on this year. As we wait for these shows to return, let's take a moment to appreciate some amazing British television.

Image #1/#2: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Martin Freeman as John Watson (Sherlock was created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, 2010)

Image #3: Nathan Stewart-Jarret as Curtis, Robert Sheehan as Nathan, Lauren Socha as Kelly, Antonia Thomas as Alisha, and Iwan Rheon as Simon

Image #4: Natasha O'Keeffe as Abbey, Nathan McMullen as Finn, Matt Stokoe as Alex, Karla Crome as Jess, and Joseph Gilgun as Rudy (Misfits was created by Howard Overman, 2009)

Image #5/#6: Idris Elba as John Luther, and Warren Brown as Justin Ripley (Luther was created by Neil Cross, 2010)

Full credit to whoever is responsible for these images

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