Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 - A Year In Review

With 2012 near over, here are some of the things that piqued my attention over the last 12 months. I should warn you, there are some different choices/opinions here ...

Best TV Show (UK): Doctor Who. I know we only got six episodes so far but Series 7 truly has been incredible.

Worst TV Show (UK): TOWIE. Because ITV2 really do need to axe that pointless pile of shite.

Best TV Show (US): Homeland. Mainly it’s first season more than it’s second though at times.

Worst TV Show (US): The Inbetweeners. Watch at least five minutes and you’ll see why the damn thing got canned after one season.

Best Villain: Jim Moriarty in Sherlock. I know Andrew Scott’s version of the character is polarising to some but I enjoyed him.

Worst Villain: Salome/The Authority in True Blood. Too much Lilith dithering and not enough kills made them a dull bunch to watch at times.

Effortless Cast Shake-Up: Being Human losing Mitchell/George/Annie/Nina and having Tom/Hal/Alex fit so naturally into the mix.

Best TV Death: Lori’s in The Walking Dead and that’s despite the unfair vitriol that character’s generated.

Worst TV Death: Russell Edgington in True Blood. Such an anticlimax for a wonderful character.

Surprising TV Moment: The audacious way that Doctor Who decided to introduce new companion Clara Oswin Oswald in it’s seventh series so far.

Unsurprising TV Moment: Emily’s mother being alive in Revenge. I think everyone saw that one coming, didn’t they?

Best Finale: Game Of Thrones second season finale certainly delivered once again.

Annoying Kids Alert: Frankie in Skins at times during it’s sixth series.

Useless Character: Quinn in Dexter. And he’s still on this show, why again?

Awesome Couple (Gay): Vastra and Jenny in Doctor Who.

Not Awesome Couple (Gay): Brittany and Santana in Glee.

Awesome Couple (Straight): Tyrion and Shae in Game Of Thrones.

Not Awesome Couple (Straight): Finn and Rachel in Glee.

Improved Show: Dexter, bouncing back wonderfully with it’s seventh series.

Least Improved Show: Glee. Now I still watch it but you know, it’s been a bit disappointing in certain areas for a while.

Best Male Characters: Hal Yorke (Being Human), 11th Doctor (Doctor Who), Nolan Ross (Revenge), John Watson (Sherlock) and Dexter Morgan (Dexter).

Worst Male Character: Adam in Girls.

Sexiest Male: Joe Manganiello in True Blood.

Best Female Characters: Clara Oswin Oswald (Doctor Who), Emily Thorne (Revenge), Carrie Mathieson (Homeland), Deb Morgan (Dexter) and Lana Winters (American Horror Story: Asylum).

Worst Female Character: Hannah in Girls.

Sexiest Female: Lara Pulver in Sherlock.

Best Duo: I’m giving it to Sherlock/Watson in Sherlock. Other candidates include Hal/Tom, Eleven/Clara and Emily/Nolan.

Worst Duo: Merlin/Arthur in Merlin. I hate to say it but I kind of went off them this year, despite the excellent acting from Colin Morgan and Bradley James.

Sad To See It Go: Merlin, because despite some dodgy writing in Series 5 at times, it is sad to see the show end.

Glad To See It Go: Gossip Girl. One less vacuous CW show off the air. Rejoice.

Missed Opportunity: I wish we had gotten more of Jason and Steve in True Blood.

Shoutout 1: The Bridge. Now there was a Danish drama I got into.

Shoutout 2: RAW. I would’ve picked Love/Hate but everyone gushes about that one, so let’s be different, eh?

2013 Hopeful: Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D if it airs in time on ABC. The Americans also looks pretty promising.

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