This is my little round-up of the best TV that I watched this year.
I think I probably saw more decent TV than movies, but that may be only because I did not get to go to the cinema as often as I wanted.
I binge-watched a lot of television. A lot.
My favourite TV shows of the year:
The Honourable Woman
My fluffcast, if you’re interested, is here. It’s almost half and hour, which is ridiculously long.
If you’re wondering why it’s in grainy black and white, in part it’s because my webcam is not very good, and in part because this is the only way I will ever get to pretend I’m a character in a Jim Jarmusch film.
I think that Mad Men, though still wonderfully made, has jumped the shark, and I am glad that it’s coming to an end. I start whining about it at the 11:00 mark.
I also discuss the Channel 4 conspiracy thriller Utopia as well as diss The Big Bang Theory
True Detective and The Honourable Woman are discussed in the first eight minutes.
I have to thank Cathy of 746 Books: she has recommended a lot of great television, and she has excellent taste. Years ago I started to watch Mad Men at her urging, and it was she who recommended Utopia and The Shadow Line.
Cathy also recommended Black Mirror, which I had never heard of, and which is great. It’s like The Twilight Zone for the digital age. As I write this, they are filming a Christmas special which will feature Jon Hamm.
What about you? What were your favourite (and least favourite) TV shows.