Friday, 6 September 2013

Question: what are you really excited about on television, airing now or soon?

Friday, 6 September 2013

If you're reading this, you probably get excited by television—either in general as a medium, in terms of its technology, or with certain shows you're watching. So I thought I'd take the temperature of reader excitement for whatever televisual entertainment's happening now or very soon.

Are you excited X Factor returned last weekend, or that Strictly Come Dancing will shimmy onto our screens tomorrow? Does your stomach tingle just thinking about more Game of Thrones next year? Are the imminent series finales of Breaking Bad and Dexter circled on your calendar? Maybe you're stoked about original content on the likes of Netflix, or can't wait to get your hands on a Ultra HD 4K television? Is there a new TV series starting this year that you can't help getting sweaty with anticipation for?

What's exciting me is Breaking Bad, which is providing weekly jaw-droppers and will have me glued to my television when I sit down to watch the big finale. A close second is the 50th Anniversary special of Doctor Who, where Matt Smith and David Tennant will be united on-screen as The Doctor. The BBC's hype-machine has barely even started with that November special, either... and, whatever issues you may have with the show, that promises to be a very special TV moment. The descriptions of the trailers shown at San Diego Comic-Con and the Edinburgh TV Festival alone were enough to get me salivating.

So, come on: what's exciting you about current TV?