Last year was a great year for TV. We saw the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the introduction of some great shows, like Hannibal and Broadchurch, and the end of others, such as Dexter. Now, we can look towards an equally awesome year for TV in 2014. So I decided I would take a look at the pencilled plans for 2014 and give you my top 5 shows to watch.
Planning to air in the third quarter of the year, season 8 of Doctor Who follows Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor after Matt Smith’s regeneration in the Christmas special. Clara Oswald (played by Jenna Louise Coleman) returns as the Doctor’s companion, continuing on from her work with the 11th Doctor and starring in her first full series. Moffat has likened the Twelth Doctor to that of Tom Baker’s first series, difficult to deal with at the start, and has also mentioned that Capaldi’s previous roles in the Whoniverse will be referenced as it was all part of a greater plan by Russell T Davies, the previous executive producer and writer. It certainly seems that Whovians have a lot to look forward to with the new series and a new Doctor.
The final series of How I Met Your Mother is already halfway through its airing schedule and is slated to end on the 31st of March. It is all set in the final 56 hours leading up to Barney and Robin’s wedding, and we will finally find out who the mother is. In fact, for those of you that are up to date with the series, we have already met her a few times, but will get to find out the rest of the story as each episode passes. Although it will be sad to see such an amazing and well written show to end, I think everyone can agree that we don’t want the reveal to drag on any longer than it already has.
Series 7 of The Big Bang Theory, much like HIMYM, is already mid-way through airing, though it has yet to have been given an end date. In 2011 the show was renewed for another 3 years so it is possible that this is where the series ends, just a pre-warning for all of you fans. The Big Bang Theory started in 2007, and has followed the highs and lows of Physicist Sheldon Cooper and his friends.
Due to air on February the 28th (US) everybody’s favourite cannibal returns for a second season after a largely successful first. After the rather distressing events of the first season’s finale, fans have been left wondering what will happen to the characters, especially Hannibal (Mads Mikkelson) and Will Graham (Hugh Dancy.) The second series will be partially set in the Baltimore State Hospital and will revolve somewhat around the repercussions of the first series.
Yes, Homeland is set to return for a 4th series this year. There has been no release of information on the plot and course of this new season. The finale of last season has left many wondering how the show could continue for another series, but we can assume that the production team has something up their sleeve in order to keep the show running.