It's strange to admit, but one of the things that I miss most about not living in the UK anymore is British Christmas television. There's something about the way that the networks there really push the boat out that I find myself nostalgic for after a decade in the US, and it's not just because the Yule Log does nothing for me.
With Hallowe'en out the way, we can finally start turning out attention to the inevitable oncoming onslaught of the holidays, and the question of whether or not we're going to be able to escape our families during these stressful periods with televisual distractions. The answer…? Of course so. Here are five highlights of November's new shows.
We're almost midway through the year, and more importantly, we're also almost finished with one of the more dull months for TV premieres of the year. July holds a lot more promise, with plenty of old favorites making a triumphant return. Here are just five you should tune into.
It's Sweeps Month in televisionland this month, but that doesn't mean that every network is playing it safe. Sure, sweeps means new episodes of the top-rated shows as everyone tries to put their best foot forward, but that doesn't mean there aren't some all-new things to be watching in November, as well...
It's June, that time of year that is generally considered a television wasteland: Broadcast networks lapse into re-runs and shows that they didn't think were going to be popular enough to get a big enough audience at any other time of the year, and we're all supposed to be thinking about what's going to debut come the new fall season. So why am I excited about the next few months of viewing?
For all the misgivings I have about the shared Marvel Movie Universe - which pretty much comes down to "It's all fun now, but it'll probably seem like a drag ten movies down the line, just like the comics" - I have to admit, there really is a thrill in seeing characters from one place suddenly pop up where you least expect them. In fact, I have to admit, if I had my way, movies and television shows would crossover much more often than they already do - and here are five examples of what I'd want to see.