Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Luther, Orphan Black, Sherlock, Foyle's War, Poirot, Broadchurch, The Bletchley Circle... I love them all.

The serving of new Fall shows have been less than appetizing.  A few early entries this September have had a promising start, "How to Get Away with Murder".. and maybe Gracepoint (American adaptation of Broadchurch) but I'm still sitting on the fence.  I have no problem dropping a series after 1-3 seasons,  Lost, Girls, Madmen, True Blood, and even Dexter have all lost my interest over time.

This fall however, BBC will broadcast "THE GAME", a British spy thriller six part series created by Toby Whithouse.  Brian Cox (Rushmore, Xmen, and Bourne Supremacy) will play the head of MI5, supported by Tom Hughes, Paul Ritter, Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Aris, Shaun Dooley and Chloe Pirrie.

I love watching shows like this, and quite often they prove to be the stomping ground of future British star imports to the Hollywood market.

Don't believe me?

Foyle's War - James McAvoy
Foyle's War - David Tennant
Wallander - Tom Hiddleston
Poirot - Hickory Dickory Dock/ Forsyte Saga - Damian Lewis
Poirot - Death at the Funeral - Michael Fassbender
Sherlock - Bennedict Cumberbatch
The Hour - Ben Whishaw

The Game premieres on BBC America, Wednesday November 5 at 10pm ET.