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TEN BEST LIVE-ACTION DC CHARACTER PORTRAYALS (ARROWVERSE and GOTHAM)

Superhero TV shows have generally been a strong force in animation form for many years. With certain exceptions such as Batman 1966, Lois and Clark and Smallville, there has never been such high quality comic based shows on TV at one time. With DC ruling the roost on The CW and Fox, Marvel’s MCU taking Netflix and ABC by storm and Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead and Outcast making some damn fine TV! So, the first in a number of countdowns, I wanted to give some top 10’s based on more current comic book shows and the characters that feature within them. With the short lived Constantine being hugely popular, Arrow creating a massive TV universe and Gotham giving us some great origins on much loved characters.

This list was not easy to write, but there was so many to choose from. Honorable mentions go to Morena Baccarin’s Dr Leslie Thompkins in Gotham, her partner and good cop Ben McKenzie’s Jim Gordon and Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells and Reverse-Flash in The Flash. I want to know who you would say was portrayed best as opinions will always vary. This is my personal list, so take this as you will.

  1. Harold Perrineau – Manny (Constantine)

Portraying an original character in a comic book show is not always seen as a great idea, but Harold Perrineau pulls it off so well as the angel Manny. Guiding Constantine on his journey to prepare for the oncoming war with evil, Manny appears at times of great need (even when John really could do without seeing him). Sometimes a very insightful character and a moment or two of comic relief, it is a shame that we may not see him spread his wings in Constantine’s future anytime soon.

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  1. Teddy Sears – “Jay Garrick”/Hunter Zolomon/Zoom (The Flash)

Trying to top the brilliant work by Tom Cavanagh in season one was never going to be easy, but Teddy Sears takes you on one hell of a journey in season two. Revealing himself to be Jay Garrick at the start of the season, he claims his speed was stolen by another known as Zoom! The twist here is that Jay is actually Hunter Zolomon AKA Zoom and he has hatched a plan to destroy all universes and speedsters…including Barry. Who knows if he will run again into the lives of the STAR Labs team.

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  1. Emily Bett Rickards – Felicity Smoak (Arrow, The Flash)

Originally a minor character, Felicity grew to be one of the most important characters in the Arrowverse. Originally an employee of Oliver’s step-father Walter, Felicity proves herself to be a welcome addition to Team Arrow. Originally only wanting to save Walter, Felicity eventually joins the team full time and is vital in helping Oliver become more understanding and find new methods to deal with crime. Though many see their romance as annoying, Felicity really does make a big impact in the show and I hope she will do for a long long time to come.

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  1. David Harewood – “Hank Henshaw”/J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter (Supergirl)

One of the biggest surprises of Supergirl was the revelation that head of the DEA Hank Henshaw was actually the Martian Manhunter. Having been nearly killed by the real Hank Henshaw, Kara and Alex’s father saved J’onn and in return J’onn promised to look after Alex and Kara as much as he could. A character with a huge heart and one of the most heartbreaking backstories in comics, he fights his inner demons and becomes a true hero who eventually gets the recognition he deserves.

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  1. Manu Bennett – Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (Arrow)

Probably the greatest rival to come up against Oliver, Slade Wilson originally helped Oliver Queen survive on the island and gave him the help he needed to escape and find his family. After Slade was injected with the “mirakuru”, he finds himself stronger than ever before, but his mind suffers from the chemical. He personally wants revenge against Oliver after what happens to him in regards to Shado and losing his eye. Killing Oliver’s mother and almost destroying the city was indeed enough to push The Arrow to his limit!

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  1. Danielle Panabaker – Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost (The Flash, Arrow)

When she had her cameo in Arrow, I was not too sure how much I would like this character. But from her first episode, Caitlin is shown to be a great part of the STAR Labs team. She is shown to be very distraught over the particle accelerator explosion which seemingly killed her fiancé and at times being cold towards her friends. Though Caitlin is indeed, in at least one life, destined to be the villainous Killer Frost, she proves a true friend and a heart to the show. She knows how to take on enemies without powers of her own and will do anything to help you.

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  1. Stephen Amell – Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Arrow, The Flash. Legends Of Tomorrow)

The man behind the Arrowverse, Oliver Queen returns to Starling City after five years being presumed dead. When he returns, he takes on the mantle of The Arrow to fight the crime in the city as part of his promise to his father. Originally wanting to take on this crusade alone, Oliver later gets assistance from John Diggle, Felicity, Roy Harper, Sara Lance, Laurel Lance and even his sister Thea. Though Oliver may be sometimes hard to trust, he does care about his friends and family and does show a lighter side with his friend Barry/The Flash.

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  1. Grant Gustin – Barry Allen/The Flash (The Flash, Arrow)

After getting caught in his lab as the STAR Labs accident happened, Barry Allen became The Flash. Originally unsure if he deserved his powers, Barry would go on to become one the greatest heroes in existence. With a pure heart and mind, Barry is definitely the best person to have on your side when in trouble with a meta-human. When Barry developed his powers and begun travelling through time, we see him truly get emotional with anything around his deceased mother when he sees her in the past. We want Barry to have a happy ending, but has he destroyed the world to get it?

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  1. Robin Lord Taylor – Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Gotham)

The only Gotham character to make it into the list, but there is a good reason why he is this high! Robin Lord Taylor from episode one managed to make Penguin probably the best portrayal of the character in any medium. Danny DeVito done a great job in Batman Returns, Nolan North makes a great performance in the Batman Arkham games but it is Taylor’s take on the character which is unique and intriguing. Starting as an aspiring gangster, he eventually takes control of the Gotham underworld and uses many means to get what he wants. Whenever his version of Oswald Cobblepot takes to the screen, I am glued!

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  1. Matt Ryan – John Constantine (Constantine, Arrow)

You know you have done a character right when you have a fan and cast campaign to get you to be the character again (eventually appearing in Arrow Season 4) and then becoming the character again for an animated movie (2016’s Justice League Dark). Am I right? Matt Ryan embodies the character perfectly and does everything right. He smokes like a chimney, isn’t afraid to be rude, enjoys being an arse to people and fights demons with ease. The look is also done right, down to the hair colour and the clothes. We may have only had 14 hours of TV with John Constantine, but I am sure Matt Ryan’s version of the character will be around for a long time…and maybe that petition to get a season two of Constantine will also become reality one day!

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Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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DC at Comic-Con

DC’s Extended Universe may only be two films in, but there was a lot to show off at Comic-Con this year. With the release of Suicide Squad just a matter of days away, there was some more clips and a trailer to keep teasing this movie. We also got to see a proper first look at Wonder Woman and a Justice League trailer already? Also, how about the DC shows on The CW? Let us see what was shown in San Diego this weekend!

Suicide Squad

With the film out on August 5th, we don’t have too long to wait for this big release. Bringing together a huge selection of DC villains for this release, we are guaranteed a superhero movie unlike any film we have seen before. With a huge selection of clips and a new trailer, the hype for this film could not be higher! We have got so much to look forward to in the DCEU, and this movie looks to be the turning point for all films to come!

The Flash

We know that the start of Season Three will be an adaptation of the Flashpoint storyline, and the initial trailer shows Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen really taking on a different world when the show returns. With new additions such as Tom Felton and the return of the Reverse-Flash, there will be plenty to enjoy in the new season. The Flash has never been about simple storylines, but if we have learnt anything, it is that the Arrowverse knows what the fans want! And, it is Flashpoint!

Arrow

Without this show, the run of DC shows we have now just wouldn’t exist. Arrow season 5 will continue with the fracturing of Team Arrow as Oliver Queen looks to build a new team. We have Curtis about to become Mr Terrific and we also have a potential Artemis and Wild Dog as new members of the team. Where we get a good a good tease at what is to come, I can’t wait to see what affect happens from the Flashpoint storyline

Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is fresh from her fantastic appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice to bring her to the big screen for her debut as a lead in a film. We get a great tease in the few minutes of the trailer which features a fantastic cast and some great action scenes. It’s safe to say that the warrior from Themyscira will indeed make a great splash in 2017 in both Justice League (we will get to that) and with this movie! Did I mention the humour and action is just spectacular? Because it is!

Justice League

Well this one was unexpected! We don’t get this film for another 16 months (Sixteen Months!!!!!), but we got a great look at what is to come. We see Bruce Wayne begin to assemble the league in this movie and learn more about the members who will be coming in! Aquaman does indeed look intimidating, and this will work well for the character. Wonder Woman is on hand to help, and will do all she can to help Bruce. The Flash seems very keen to be part of this group, and almost fangirls over the fact he just met Batman. Then there is Cyborg who actually does look rather awesome! Cyborg ain’t as flashy (no joke intended) as I thought he would be, but does look impressive. We get a good idea of what to expect, but I think you should watch the trailer now and begin your hype train!

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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Constantine is coming to Arrow!

After the upsetting cancellation of Constantine after only 13 episodes, there is finally some good news for fans of the supernatural fighter. Matt Ryan will be reprising his role as John Constantine in the fourth season of Arrow. How amazing will it be to see the “Self-Proclaimed exorcist and master of the dark arts” and the “Emerald Archer” come together? Well episode five, titled ‘Haunted’, will see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) get critical support from John Constantine (Matt Ryan, reprising his role from the short-lived TV series) when arrows aren’t enough!

It has been reported at this time that this will be a “great, one-shot episode” by CW president Mark Pedowitz, so doe’s this mean this is the only time we will Matt Ryan take on the trench-coat again as Constantine? Well, here are five things I would like to see happen with the character.

  1. Don’t erase the past

It seems likely that a soft reboot will take place to bring Constantine into the world of Arrow/Flash/Legends Of Tomorrow. Though it may take a few changes on board, let it not completely erase what came before it. The show, though had its critics, was enjoyable and at times rather gripping. Matt Ryan coming back as John Constantine is definitely a push in the right direction. But, don’t make it a whole new slate for those who followed the character previously.

2. Embrace the mystical side

Marc Guggenheim, co-showrunner of Arrow, has said that the mystical side of DC would be visited in season four. Though this promise was made, it is easy to sometimes not push an area too far. But, I think Constantine showed that it can work, and it will be great to see a new dimension come to the well-established show. Hopefully, we may see Papa Midnite pop up to cause a bit of chaos too.

3. Please don’t leave this as a one-off

I am not saying I want Matt Ryan to just pop up in Arrow anytime they can put him in! But, wouldn’t it be great for him to become a recurring force in the show? This may convince the CW to do one of them backdoor pilot’s to bring him into a TV show of their own creation. If a new show doesn’t come, let us at least have Constantine as an ally to The Arrow (or should that now be Green Arrow?) in the same way as The Flash has came back to Starling City on occasion.

4. Don’t be afraid to share Constantine in the universe

Wouldn’t it be fun to tease a Justice League Dark team within Legends Of Tomorrow? Well, I reckon just adding Matt Ryan to the already impressive cast in the show would be fantastic. With the immortal Vandal Savage, a slight touch of mysticism may be floating about this show. Also, the time-travel aspect could bring some great storylines about Constantine’s past and bring him face to face with some previously unseen characters in his mythology.

5. Bring him to be the central force in ‘Haunted’

We may be going into spoiler territory, but it is believed that Constantine will in some way be central to the revival of Sara Lance. Sara (Caity Lotz), who will be a main character in Legends Of Tomorrow, has yet to be revived in the continuity and it seems likely that Oliver Queen will be getting John Constantine to assist in something around the resurrection of the former Black Canary. But, what will be his part in this, if any?

Arrow Season Four will be returning 7th October 2015 on The CW in the US and at a slightly later date on Sky One in the UK.

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

The Biggest Moments On TV In The Last Year

This could be filled with some major spoilers, so read at your own leisure.

An EYE Popping Display – Gotham

after a number of deaths and multiple story threads, we finally get to see Miss Mooney as she goes from being at the top of her game to becoming a prisoner. When she is held by The Dollmaker and his mercenaries, she knows that they are taking body parts. Knowing they require an eye, she goes to scoop it out with a spoon and stomps on it. Not as graphic as you may think, but seeing an eyeball squashed is not a pretty sight (not an attempt at a joke there).

Jimmy Vs. Tuco: Battle For The Twins – Better Call Saul

Before becoming Saul Goodman, Jimmy McGill was a struggling lawyer who tried his best to climb the ladder. One scam he tried to pull went wrong when he hired Cal and Lars to do a “hit and run” con. The con goes wrong when they try to trick the grandmother of Tuco Salamanca. Tuco then abducts Jimmy and the twins and threatens to kill them all for the scam. Jimmy gets out of it because of his Lawyer status, and then manages to leave the twins with a broken leg each instead of a bullet in the head.

The Black Canary Comes Crashing Out Of The Sky – Arrow

Season Three of Arrow has provided many big moments. We had the return of Slade Wilson, the rebirth of a character via the Lazarus Pit and the exposure of Oliver Queen’s secret identity to the one man who could destroy him. But, in the opening episode we saw Sara Lance as she was confronted by a mystery assailant (worth checking out who did it) who then went to shoot arrows into her chest and Sara then fell from a rooftop to the ground below, and was found by her sister Laurel. A shock death, which may be far from the end if the Legends Of Tomorrow trailer is anything to go by.

Danny Dies…And Dies Again! – Doctor Who

Series Eight of Doctor Who was a big curve. We got a new Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi and we also got some great stories in the form of ‘Listen’ and ‘Flatline’. But, we had possibly one of the most shocking moments when Clara Oswald’s boyfriend Danny Pink died after getting hit by a car. Death is not final, as we see Danny’s mind (attempt to) and body changed to become a Cyberman. The tragic character then gets a chance to finally shine as he saves the world from destruction and sacrifices himself to free the world from the plan created by Missy.

A Massive Headache For One Series Regular – The Walking Dead

Beth Greene has unfortunately never had a huge presence in her time on the show. Actress Emily Kinney is such a sweet star and I think demanded more of a role, which is possibly why it wasn’t until the prison was destroyed that Beth really shined. After being kidnapped, she ends up in a hospital in Atlanta and finds it is led by a group of survivors (a number of them formally cops). The leader Dawn is seen to take interest in Beth, and manipulates her to help her plans. Eventually, the two come head to head and Beth stabs Dawn out of anger with a pair of scissors. Dawn instinctively shoots Beth in the head and is shocked herself at her actions, which results in Daryl putting a bullet through Dawn’s head.

Bunkie Takes A Dunkie – Empire

Probably one of the biggest surprises in this TV season, Empire came from nowhere and became one of the most talked about shows of the year. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson lead the fantastic cast about a former couple who own a record company and Howard’s character Lucious Lyon looks to name a successor between his three sons after he receives news that he has ALS. With all the clashes between brothers and the arrival of scene-stealer Cookie, it is when we see Lucious gun down Bunkie (Cookie’s cousin and his assistant) after Bunkie threatens him for three million dollars. Can you come back after committing murder?

Getting The Truth Without Saying A Word – Black Mirror

Black Mirror returned over Christmas with an extended special. We first see the two stars Matt (Jon Hamm) and Joe (Rafe Spall) as they are in a remote outpost. It is Christmas and they share stories about their pasts. It isn’t until the end we learn that the remote location is not real, and is in fact a digital creation which houses a copy of Joe’s consciousness. Matt is hired to learn the truth about the death of his former father-in-law and the child Joe believed to be his daughter. When the copy of Joe’s mind finally admits his part in the deaths, the real Joe is then arrested and Matt is then allowed to go after his own troubled past saw him arrested.

Foggy Can’t Turn A Blind Eye – Daredevil

Matt Murdock gets into a rather bad fight; he winds up nearly dead after facing off against Wilson Fisk. Struggling to get to safety after the attack, Matt escapes home before he succumbs to the injuries he has suffered. Matt then collapses in his apartment just as Foggy arrives there to go and see him. Foggy is shocked to see that the intruder in the apartment is actually his long-time friend. The shock is hard to take for Foggy, but the emotions really flare up when Matt is patched up and they finally begin to talk. It is at this time that Daredevil really hit a peak, and we get to see a friendship come to pieces.

The Snow Finally Falls – Game Of Thrones

Well, this is only a surprise if you hadn’t read the books beforehand (or saw the internet at any time between 2011 and now). Jon Snow met his end when the men of the nightwatch acted out mutiny against their Lord Commander and all got their opportunity to stab him “…For The Watch”. Whether or not this truly is the end for Jon Snow remains to be seen as the storylines in the books have very much been seen on screen up to date. 2016 should see what happens next in both Season Six of Game Of Thrones and the sixth book ‘The Winds Of Winter’. For now, let us remember that solemn oath…

“Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.”

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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The Top Five DC Villains On The Small Screen

So, I begun thinking about the takeover the DC Comics shows have had recently. With Arrow and Flash sharing a rich universe, Gotham bringing a fresh-faced look at those villains we remember and multiple cartoons which intrigued and gripped us. Well, I decided to make a list on here of my top five villains. I tried to be fair and keep it to one from each show. Let me know your own thoughts, but for now this is what I have put on…

  1. Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress – Arrow

I am sure many may not agree, but Helena Bertinelli is a very interesting character. Being a love interest for Oliver Queen, Jessica De Gouw brings a vigilante to life in Helena and we find her as more than a match for Oliver Queen. When they begin a relationship, it seems that Oliver can help keep her in control, but eventually The Huntress continues her mission to take down her criminal father and anyone who gets in her way. Helena Bertinelli is shown to be tough, dangerous and untrusting. When all happens, she finds that her revenge doesn’t change her, and this makes us anticipate what will happen in future appearances.

  1. Leonard Snart/Captain Cold – The Flash

So this is possibly the newest villain, but someone who has made a great impact on 2014’s The Flash since his debut. Wentworth Miller portrays a brilliant villain as Leonard Snart, the first rival for The Flash who isn’t a meta-human and definitely one of the most dangerous. Leonard Snart is the first man to actually stop Barry Allen with the ice gun; he uses his brains and has become a recurring menace for the STAR Labs group. Teaming up with other villains in the Rogues Gallery, be sure to see Captain Cold for a long time still as his menace and gravitas continues.

  1. The Joker – Batman: The Animated Series

The Joker has been popular for many years, though he didn’t really see his character fleshed out on screen as much as when Mark Hamill took to voicing him in the 1990’s cartoon series. The character, though in the series was slightly restricted to how far he could go, his menace shines through in each appearance and each time you hear that laugh is a feeling of both discomfort and fun. His appearances in the Batman animated films and Batman Beyond continued his menace on a more terrifying scale and his inclusion in the Batman: Arkham Video Game series showed just how far The Joker can go while keeping Mark Hamill to cement the most popular villain in Batman history.

  1. Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin – Gotham

I will start by saying that Penguin has never been my favourite villain. I enjoyed Burgess Meredith’s portrayal in the 60’s and Batman Returns saw Danny Devito really bring in the creep factor, but one man beats them all. Robin Lord Taylor. Bringing Oswald Cobblepot to a pre-Batman Gotham showed us a snivelling, cowardly character who is being an obedient little servant. But, we slowly see he is actually clever, treacherous and dangerous. Seeing him kill a number of people and also plant himself into both of the big gangs in Gotham, The Penguin is also shown to be caring to his mother but heartless to everyone else. Robin Lord Taylor is the best actor to take this role, and arguably the best actor on the show.

  1. Slade Wilson/Deathstroke – Arrow

Starting as a friend to Oliver Queen while on the island Lian Yu during his first year being “dead”. Oliver is told to find Slade Wilson to help save Yao Fei from his imprisonment. Oliver and Slade become good friends, working together to eventually get off the island. Later, Slade Wilson is injected with the Mirakuru serum and becomes super-strong, but his mind evaporates and he begins to see visions of Yao’s dead daughter Shado whom he loved. He blames Oliver for his death and seeks revenge. Though Oliver thinks he has killed Slade while on the island, he returns five years later to seek revenge on Oliver and makes him suffer. Manu Bennett may not be the most known actor, but he makes a really tough character and a formidable foe for any hero.

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

THE TEN SHOWS TO SEE IN 2015

2015 looks set to bring a lot of TV shows which will be hooked on over the next 12 months. This is the ten shows I will be watching

Arrow/The Flash

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Ok, I begin this list by cheating a bit. As they are in the same universe and also have shared multiple crossovers, it’s hard to say where to begin for these two superhero dramas. First off, Arrow left us with possibly it’s most shocking cliffhanger following Oliver’s meeting with Ra’s Al Ghul and The Flash saw Barry Allen finally come face to face with the man who killed his Mum. Be sure to keep up to date with both of these high quality shows and see what happens next when this DC Comics inspired world returns (and more crossovers would be nice).

Doctor Who

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Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will return as The Doctor and Clara Oswald for the ninth series of the revived Sci-Fi Doctor Who. This year celebrates ten years since it re-emerged to the world to high viewing figures and rave reviews. Doctor Who is all about change and now people seem to be embracing the new Doctor more and his second series as the time lord looks already set to bring big changes (filming starting with a two-parter, please let there be more of these again).

Marvel’s Agent Carter

(No UK Broadcaster at the time of writing)

Hayley Atwell returns to front her own mini-series as the heroic Peggy Carter. First seen in Captain America and cropping in other Marvel movies and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. developed her character and made way for her to return. Set after World War II, Peggy is helping her friend Howard Stark when he is being made to look like he is selling his weapons on the black market and enlists Peggy’s help to clear his name while also tackling the organisation Leviathan. When is the UK gonna get this show? Please let it be soon!

DareDevil

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Netflix a couple of years ago announced their plans to create four Marvel-based TV shows which would have links to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the first of these is Daredevil. British actor Charlie Cox leads the cast as Matt Murdock, a blind man who works as a lawyer but is also a crime-fighter. Set to debut in April, the show has got a positive buzz around it and I can’t wait to see the end result to this usually underrated comic character.

Fortitude

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A show that will bring together Christopher Eccleston, Stanley Tucci, Sofie Gråbøl and Michael Gambon should be enough to sell this one! Set in the arctic in an almost isolated town. Fortitude is a place where it is rather peaceful and safe, but one day a murder happens and everything changes. Dark secrets are exposed and lots of twists and turns are expected in this psychological thriller. Simon Donald is behind this one and looks to replicate the success of his now iconic Channel 4 show Low Winter Sun.

Better Call Saul

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Breaking Bad took us on an adventure and showed us that the dad from Malcolm In The Middle could become one of the world’s top actors. Set before its parent show, Better Call Saul brings back lawyer Saul Goodman and shows his life before he came face to face with Walter White. Bob Odenkirk returns as Saul and is also joined by Jonathan Banks as Mike, his loyal private investigator. The question of whether or not Bryan Cranston and/or Aaron Paul will feature may still be up in the air, but the show already looks like addictive viewing. Roll on February.

The Walking Dead

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The zombie apocalypse, it’s bleak. It is never getting any better, people are dying one way or another. But, you can’t help but be captivated throughout. Continuing on from probably one of the best run of episodes in recent memory, the group of survivors continue to find a new home after visiting the supposed haven that was Terminus. The gang are back together, but can they stay together? The Walking Dead has been renewed for a Sixth Season and I hope it retains the magic formula which has got us to this point.

Bojack Horseman

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Another Netflix show, this animated comedy struck a chord from the very first episode. A quirky adult cartoon about a famous actor (the titular Bojack Horseman, voiced by the very funny Will Arnett) who was the star of a sitcom in the 1980’s-90’s sitcom Horsin’ Around. If you hadn’t guessed already, yes, he is a horse. Funny, different and at times very strange, the show manages to keep itself from being too serious but also makes you feel for the character who seemingly only cares for himself.

Game Of Thrones

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There was no way I was going to miss this one out. Possibly one of the greatest shows (if not just the greatest) HBO has ever produced. We return to Westeros for the fifth season of Game Of Thrones and things are about to get all shaken up. With Season Four giving us the trial of Tyrion Lannister, the battle on the wall and that fight between The Mountain and The Viper, there is a lot for it to live up to. But, if we trust the show like we have before, we can expect even more memorable moments to come.

Mrs Brown’s Boys

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Probably one of the best British Sitcom’s today, Mrs Brown’s Boys is just good belly laughs and a great way to bring you up. Brendan O’Carroll brings his iconic character to life in this sitcom effortlessly and makes the show funny. The show may be restricted to Christmas specials at the moment since they are continuously touring their live stage shows (which are also great) and the release of the recent movie also taking their time, but I am glad to think that I will be finishing my Christmas day with a big smile on my face.

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

And as we have no official UK broadcaster for it yet, here is a sneak-peek of Marvel’s Agent Carter