British TV shows To Watch

Monday, October 23, 2017
British Tv shows To Watch
Ok, before I go any further, let me get this out of the way, I am a certified Anglophile. Maybe, it has to do with the fact that as a student of Literature, you read a lot more of British Lit and end up falling in love with this little country. Or, maybe it's just the gorgeous british accent, I don't know. Now that you know that I am totally objective when it comes to British TV shows, let's look at the tv shows that you should absolutely watch.

Here's the list and I haven't included the usual suspects (Downtown Abbey, Sherlock etc.) because everyone and their mother know how great these shows are.

DOC MARTIN: It's about Dr. Martin Ellingham, a big city surgeon who moves to a small village as a GP after developing a fear of blood. He is grumpy and has zero people skills, much like Dr. House. You'll fall in love with the Doc and the villagers of this beach-y little town. I really want to visit Port Isaac after watching this show. The eighth and the final season airs in 2018. So, you have seven seasons to binge-watch and I say that as a good thing. It's available on Netflix.

BROADCHURCH: If there's one thing I have learnt form watching these shows, it's that the British do crime shows really well. And this is no exception. The show is about two detectives investigating the murder of eleven-year-old Danny Latimer in this quaint, small seaside town of Broadchurch. It has everything you need: drama, suspense, great acting. It has 3 seasons in total and the first two seasons are available on Netflix. 

DOCTOR FOSTER: It follows Dr. Gemma Foster, who suspects and later discovers her husband is having an affair. It's a great drama and sometimes, it gets borderline soap-ish, but since it only has 10 episodes, it gets away with it. The first season is available on Netflix. 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: As the name suggests, this is a series that takes a look at the British Legal System, from the moment a person is charged with a crime to the verdict. It has two seasons, 5 episodes each, so it's not too long. The first season follows Ben Coulter, who is charged with the murder of a girl, and who has very little memory of the night. The Emmy-award winning HBO show, The Night Of, is based on this show. The second season follows housewife Juliet Miller, whose husband is found stabbed in the bed. Now available on Hulu.

APPLE TREE YARD: It's a four-part series and is based on Louise doughty's book of the same name. If you like courtroom drama, this is definitely for you. 

MARCELLA: And last but not the least, Marcella is set in London and is about Det. Sgt. Marcella Backland, who's been out of the police force for the last ten years raising a family and who gets called in when there's a copy cat murder, from when she was still in the force. You will like it, if you are into police procedural. It's available on Netflix. 

Hope you like the list and you find a new show you can watch. Also, are there any other british tv shows you enjoy watching? I would love to know.

1 comment

  1. How have I literally not seen any of these?!! 😳 Sovmuch good tv to catch up on now 🤤