I started watching more British shows recently. Some of been amazing, others not so much. Here are some of the shows I've seen:
This show has now become one of my absolute favorite dramas that I've seen in recent memory. The relationship and chemistry between Watson and Holmes is perfect. It really felt like they were friends. Sherlock listens to John's opinions and doesn't treat him like a complete doormat. The modernization of Sherlock Holmes was also very thought out. The only downside was episode two, The Blind Banker. The plot was very stereotypical with shifty Asians, triads, and smuggled goods. While watching, I couldn't stop going, "Really?" throughout the episode.
This show...I don't even know. I've just seen the first two seasons, and it's very mediocre. The story is about Merlin and Arthur growing up, and how they start becoming the legends in folklore. In the beginning, the show was was a bit campy but still fun to watch. It was nice to see Merlin and Arthur's budding friendship and trust in one another. Since the show follows the legend of King Arthur, they started to foreshadow events to come. Unfortunately whoever writes this show does it in such an abrupt and shoddy manner. Through season two, I just kept getting more and more annoyed by most of the characters especially Morgana. Her plight was understandable, but I could not care less about it.
Doctor Who (Season 5)
This is the only season of Who I've ever seen. I found most of it a little underwhelming. I think all the hype I've heard about the show made me expect more. It's a perfectly adequate sci-fi series. There are a few amazing episodes sprinkled throughout. I loved the episode with the Weeping Angels. It was truly frightening. I was a bit surprised since I thought Doctor Who was a family oriented show. If I was a kid watching, I'd probably have nightmares for days. The first and last episodes were also great. I love little Amelia Pond and wished they showed more of her.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
I don't know at least sixty percent of the guests, but I still find this show hilarious. I wish Simon Amstell was still hosting, but the guest hosts have been pretty good. I found out that Josh Groban is actually a funny guy from watching Buzzcocks.