WITH a dearth of good cinema releases, I thought it would be a great time to give readers a few top tips on the best shows currently being shown on our television screens.
A few weeks ago I wrote a detailed breakdown on some of best shows that were soon set to featuring on Sky+ planners up and down the country.
One of the shows that I said to look out for was The Blacklist and now, after watching only four episodes, it is easily one of the best new things on the box.
James Spader owns the screen as rogue spy Red Redddington and the twists, turns and intriguing storylines already have me hooked in for what should be an excellent new series.
The Walking Dead roared back onto screens only two weeks ago and it is already reestablishing itself as the best show on television.
The cast led by Brit Andrew Lincoln are all so well rounded in the roles that the show is effortlessly flawless.
The setting, story, visual effects and the whole show in general is a triumph of the silver screen and, if it did not feature zombies, would be held up as one of the great dramas of the last five years.
Another American show that has also been a bastion of greatness is Araon Sorkin’s The Newsroom.
After a so so first season, the show came back with a point to prove and boy did it do just that.
Jeff Daniels is excellent in the lead role as Will McAvoy and, for a show that uses real world events throughout, it always manages to offer a fresh and new spin on news events that we have all watched unravel before our eyes.
I did worry that Sorkin had lost his touch but this series shows that he has not and, with a third season on the way, The Newsroom could find its way being held in the same company as television juggernauts such as my favourite show of all time - The West Wing.
Post-apocalyptic drama Revolution has also returned to Sky 1 this month and picked up where it left off featuring ridiculous storylines and over the top acting.
It might be cheesy but it is a guilty pleasure and an enjoyable one at that.
However, it is not all sweetness and light as I have decided to give up on two shows that were high on my must watch list.
Marvel: Agents of Shield started off on a high point and has fallen off a cliff ever since.
The characters are not believable, the scripts are poor and the acting is very wooden.
Ratings have plummeted as a show that many thought would be the hit of the autumn has actually turned out to be damp squib.
The other show that I have decided to drop is Channel 5’s Under the Dome.
The drama, based on an excellent book by Stephen King, has been beset by similar wooden acting to Agents of Shield, storylines altered beyond recognition from the book and very dodgy visual effects.
I love the book but hate the television show.
In the coming weeks, we will be treated to the television event of the year, in my opinion, which will be the Day of the Doctor, the 50th anniversary celebration episode of science fiction stalwart Doctor Who.