We Brits love TV. There’s nothing we like more than cracking open a box set on a rainy Sunday afternoon and ‘vegging’ out in front of the box. Fortunately in the UK we make lots of great TV and we also get the pick of the crop stateside as well. For this blog we thought we would look at the top 5 most popular TV series in the UK at the moment to see what’s floating our boat:
At number 1 we have ‘Games of Thrones’. This tale about nine noble families fighting for the mythical land of Westeros has had us enthralled from day one. Serving up a large slice of political and sexual intrigue, Games of Thrones contains all the thrills, spills, backstabbing, lies, deceit, power struggles and spectacle we like in our dramas.
Currently airing on Channel 4 ‘Humans’ is set in a parallel present where every busy family must have a ‘Synth’ to help them do the chores. Synths are human-like robotic servants that have been made to serve humans but some have been given ideas far beyond their station. Exploring ideas of identity, the human experience and relationships with our robotic counterparts, Humans is currently proving to be one of Channel 4’s most popular TV series.
At number 3 we have ‘Sherlock’. This modern adaption of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories is set in a 21st century London that is teeming with the types of complex crimes and mysteries that the famous Sherlock Holmes loves to solve. Assisted by his amiable sidekick Dr Watson, the pair set about the task of solving the countries most puzzling crimes. Sherlock Holmes has always been a popular character portrayed numerous times on our screens and this modern adaption is a worldwide hit.
Coming in at number 4 we have ‘Doctor Who’. This enduring tale about a time traveller who travels through space and time in a blue police box has been delighting audiences since the 1960s and this modern-take continues to captivate viewers across the world. Encountering many different worlds, aliens, and villains during his travels, the irrepressible and ever-regenerating ‘Doctor’ and his changing companions fight evil wherever they go.
At number 5 we have ‘Hell on Wheels’ which follows the exploits of Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, who is following the tracks of a group of Union soldiers who were responsible for killing his wife. Facing an America that is going through radical change, the building of the railway and the contrasts of the wild west and an east that is modernising at a pace, we follow Cullen on his journey.
If you haven’t caught any of these programmes yet, then maybe it’s time you tuned in. And where better to watch them than on the very latest 4K TV models where you can watch TV the way it is supposed to be watched – with crystal clear clarity and world-beating sound quality.