Saturday, January 01, 2011

Telly of the Year

Some real gems in 2010, including the super debut of Matt Smith in Doctor Who and the wonderfully gruesome zombie apocalypse of Walking Dead. 'Any Human Heart' was a strong contender for my favourite telly, with Jim Broadbent on top form, but it was pipped at the post by the searing drama of This is England - 86.

This series continued the story of Shane Meadows' earlier film 'This is England', but expanded the focus from the skinhead culture to give a perspective of life on the crumbling council estates of the mid 80s. This is a world apart from the shoulder-pads and yuppies of 'Ashes to Ashes', but despite the harrowing events portrayed the final conclusion is one of surprising hope.

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