DI Rachel Bailey e DS Janet Scott, alias Suranne Jones e Leslie Sharp, are back for the fifth season of Scott & Bailey: it’s only a three parter but we’re gonna enjoy it anyway….
Begins tonight at 9 pm on Itv Doctor Thorne, the period drama created by Julian Fellowes, well known for his recently ended creation, Downton Abbey. Starring among the others Tom Hollander, Ian McShane and Alison Brie, Doctor Thorne is a three part miniseries based on Anthony Trollope’s novel
Doctor Who Christmas Special – The Husbands of River Song
Call the Midwife – Christmas Special
Downton Abbey Series Finale – Christmas Special 2015
Agata Christie’s And Then There Were None
Sherlock Christmas Special- The Abominable Bride
Vista l’abbondanza dell’ottimo materiale a disposizione, stilare una classifica delle migliori serie tv del 2014 è stata particolarmente dura, e ha comportato scelte difficili, basate a volte più sull’affetto che provo per alcune (e per i loro autori) piuttosto che per la loro qualità intrinseca. Testimone della non facile scrematura è la lista che trovate in fondo di quelle che ce l’hanno quasi fatta ad entrare nella top ten. Ma andiamo a cominciare!!!
10 – The Newsroom (HBO)
9 – Mad Men (AMC)
8 – Game of Thrones (HBO)
7 – Utopia (Channel Four)
6 – Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC)
5 – You’re the Worst (FX)
4 – Sherlock (BBC)
3 – TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)
2 – THE HONOURABLE WOMAN (BBC)
1 – FARGO (FX)
Ed ecco l’elenco di quelle che c’è mancato un pelo ma non ce l’hanno fatta, in ordine sparso ma divise per provenienza:
The Crimson Field
Call The Midwife
Masters of Sex
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One of the best series of 2013, ITV’s Crime Drama Broadchurch is coming back for a second season, starting January 5th. After reprising his role in the (utterly pointless) USA remake of the series, Gracepoint, David Tennant will be back as DI Alex Hardy along with Olivia Colman as DS Ellie Miller (who won a Bafta Awards last year for this role) and most of the cast of the first season. Joining the cast, new entry Charlotte Rampling, James D’Arcy and Marianne Jean-Baptist. Once again, the small coastal town will be at the center of a mistery, this time about the disapperance of two girls, as hinted in the trailer.
In the beginning there were Cagney & Lacey, two women working as police detectives in New York, (therefore the italian title New York, New York) solving crimes while struggling with their personal problems in the same-name CBS tv series, aired in USA for seven season in the Eighties. The two main characters, Christine Cagney (the blond one) and Mary Beth Lacey (the brunette one) , couldn’t be more different: the first one was a single, independent woman which often made poor choices choosing her boyfriends (not always to her fault), the second one a married woman with children, with all the problems of a working mother and wife. Strongly influenced from the feminism movement of the seventies, it was the first buddy-cop tv series EVER with two women as main characters to air on national television, and the two (great) actresses, Tin Daly and Sharon Gless, combined managed to win for SIX years in a row the Emmy for Best Actress in a Lead Drama.
In the 2011, on the english channel ITV debuted a crime series strongly influenced by this american series, starting from the title, Scott & Bailey, with two great british actresses as the female lead, Suranne Jones and Leslie Sharp. This time the blond Janet Scott (Sharp), is the one married, and the brunette, Rachel Bailey (Jones) is the single one. But time has changed and so they both have their good share of trouble at home, and at work too, with husband, lovers, brothers and men in general, even if the most troubled and cursed with bad luck is Bailey. The main difference with the american series is that now also their boss, detective inspector Gill Murray, is a woman, a situation simply not conceivable back in the Eighties…
Here’s the promo for the fourth series of Scott & Bailey,
starting tonight in Uk on ITV at 21 :