Eventhough US shows rule the TV screens, British television offers some great entertainment that really shouldn’t be missed. The mini-series below offer original, intriguing storylines and are all only made of 6 to 8 episodes , which means they never get boring.
So far only the delightful Downton Abbey and the excellent Sherlock have made it big in the US (and rightfully so!) , but there are some gems that may never cross the ocean, so it is my duty to come to the rescue and introduce you to these awesome series:
**brand new** The Missing: only one episode so far (out of 8), but a very promising one: the reviews are raving about this dark tale of a child’s abduction. It also stars James Nesbitt, who is an absolutely amazing actor, so give it a go!
- Peaky Blinders: a brilliant 6-part series set in 1919 Birmingham about a gangster family epic struggle to rise. No doubt “The Godfather” learnt all his tricks from the Peaky Blinders! Season 2 now on!
- Broadchurch: the 8 episodes mini-serie centers around the murder investigation of a young boy in a small seaside town, where everybody becomes a suspect. That show is so great that the US felt obliged to do a remake of it ( and renamed it Gracepoint). No surprise though, the British series is way better and was showered with awards. A second season is being filmed.
- The Wrong Mans: classic british humour at its best. A priceless comedy thriller about two well-meaning idiots who become entangled in a hideous world of crime, conspiracy and corruption. With short 20-minute episodes, you have no excuse not to watch it!
That should be enough to keep you busy for a while. Don’t thank me!
We have more exciting British shows in store, watch out for our next post : Best of British, Part 2