Eyes On The Box:: 2012 Highlights
Red Dwarf X
When television shows return from the grave there's often reasons why they shouldn't have. For the tenth season of Red Dwarf, back after a very long absence it was a largely triumphant one. With a back to basics approach, stripped down cast and more focus on the characters that made it truly memorable it was an excellent watch. The sight of Lister putting out a burning console with beer was truly one to rejoice...
The Killing III
When we first saw The Killing we were unsure. But this third (and final) season has convinced us that it's a gem. With production values to put a host of bigger shows to shame and a cast that works together perfectly it really was an edge of the seat joy to watch. The sheer atmospherics of the show plus the excellent incidental score made this essential viewing.
Another Nordic Noir show concludes our highlights and it's the gripping but perfectly far fetched The Bridge. The chalk and cheese relation ship between the two leads made for much humour and the clinical portrayal of the murders added immensely to the suspense. A second season is apparently on the way...