Autumn TV

I love a good TV drama so I was excited to see the new BBC trailer for Autumn TV. TV is usually far better once August ends and there are several goodies on the horizon. Here are my must-see picks:

1. Torchwood – Miracle Day

Okay this is a bit early for Autumn as the series is well under way but I couldn’t keep it off the list as it’s been utterly brilliant so far. Moving the show to America was a good move but the concept of this series is the real genius – one day no-one on Earth dies and the days roll on and everyone lives. The Torchwood team set about finding why the Miracle happened and trying to stop it as the world’s healthcare crumbles. Eve Myles and John Barrowman as Gwen and Captain Jack have great chemistry and keep up some smiles as the plot twists become more and more tragic. Pick it up on BBC I-Player or grab the box set!

2. Doctor Who – Series 6 Part 2

The second part of the new series starts again soon and I can’t wait to see it. Part one ended on an amazing cliffhanger finally telling us that Riversong is Amy and Rory’s daughter plus we have the issue of the Doctor dying in the future and just what The Silence are. Add in a forthcoming episode about killing Hitler and this series promises to be one of the best.

3. Spooks – series 10

I came to Spooks from series 4 onwards and have loved it ever since. It’s a solid British drama about MI5 with numerous twists and turns, topical debates and a willingness to kill off main characters to keep the suspense levels high. Sadly the BBC has announced this will be the last series but I’m sure it will go out with a big bang.

4. Great Expectations:

I love a good costume drama and the BBC usually deliver so I’m looking forward to this one. This is the only Dickens novel I’ve actually read as well. Gillian Anderson follows her role in Bleak House playing Miss Havishman and Douglas Booth plays Pip. I’m sure this will be a classy treat.

5. Downton Abbey:

Series 1 was a surprise treat – a costume drama not based on a classic novel filled with twists and turns and detailing the lives of both the upper class and their servants. Series 2 will have some high expectations attached. There will also be a Christmas special yay.

6. Young James

A new BBC drama about a young James Herriot, the future vet. I used to enjoy the series All Creatures Great and Small (the main character played by Christopher Timothy pic above) when I was younger so I’m looking forward to this prequel series set at vet college in 1933. I haven’t heard of much of the cast before so I’ll be interested to see whether I can invest in the characters or not.

7. The X Factor

I got pretty annoyed with the show last year and don’t bother voting or getting too excited about the acts but it’s hard to refuse to watch when everyone talks about it. This year I am curious about the new judges especially Gary Barlow as I’ve always liked Take That and I think he’ll be good plus he gets better looking as he gets older! The mix of him with Louis Walsh, Tulsa from N-Dubz and Kelly Rowland should be interesting. Who I am kidding? I know I’ll be glued, it’s like a car crash you just can’t stop watching πŸ™‚

Any other shows you’re looking forward to?

Vix
xx

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16 thoughts on “Autumn TV

  1. Can’t wait for Doctor Who and X-Factor!!!

    Plus, we’re watching series 1 of Downtown Abbey on STV as we missed it when it was on itv (we watched the last ever series of Taggart instead on STV – sob sob!!) – UK viewers who missed it the first time round can catch up on STV on sundays at 4pm (I have STV north programmed in on Sky) or can watch via the website http://player.stv.tv/ (it works wherever in the UK you are! yay!)

    Out of those three, I can’t wait for X-Factor!! Woohoo!! πŸ˜€

    Have a great weekend! x

  2. I’m definitely looking forward to Doctor Who! Literally counting down the days! πŸ™‚ I haven’t started Torchwood yet but it’s on my list to start soon. I’m also excited for the shows Merlin and Sherlock. Though I heard rumors that Sherlock’s not coming back til later next year. Another show I’m excited for is called Psych that was have here in the US, it’s a brilliant show about two hilarious best friends where one pretends he is psychic and solves a bunch of police cases. πŸ™‚

  3. We don’t have tv as we cut cable costs. However, a friend turned me onto Netflix for just $8.00/month! So now I just pull whatever I want online,if they have. They are building up their library still. However, most tv shows make it there and I’m hooked on Weeds, Dexter, and in Canada, I got hooked on Defying Gravity. Now I gotta mail order it on Netlfix.

    Another dark funny series, that is now no longer, DeadLike Me.

    Sandi
    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com
    Lake Forest, CA USA

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