Geektown Awards 2013 – Winner: Best TV Show – Comedic Drama 2013
This was probably the closest fought category in the Awards this year. Arron Sorkin’s excellent Newsroom took 5th place (11% of the vote) with the ever watchable Nathan Fillion in Castle just missing out on a podium spot with 4th (12.9%). Here’s how the top 3 played out…
3rd – Atlantis
The BBC’s new Saturday night show Atlantis seems to be a hit with the visitors of Geektown, nabbing 3rd place with 13.6% of the final vote. Not bad for a debut series, and one that will continue next year as the Beeb have already renewed it for a 2nd series. With Doctor Who moving back into a single run in the Autumn, i’d expect to see a return to Atlantis at some point in the Spring or Summer.
2nd – Elementary
With Sherlock fever at an all time high right now awaiting the return of Cumberbatch & Freeman on New Years Day, we shouldn’t forget the ‘other’ Holmes tv show, which has been doing rather well too. Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Holmes and Watson (Joan in this case rather than John), in an American take on a very British icon. Thankfully, what could very easily have been a horribly crass ‘Americanized’ mess turned out to be a fantastically entertaining weekly crime drama, largely thanks to Miller’s wonderful portrayal of Sherlock. Season 2 is currently airing on Sky Living (due back from mid-season break in Feb), and takes the number 2 slot with 14.8% of the vote. It also has a great opening title sequence, with music from the Sean Callery who we interviewed earlier in the year!
1st – Bones
It maybe in it’s 9th season but Bones is still proving hugely popular with our visitors, taking the top spot with 18.4% of the vote. Still no sign of the 9th season in the UK yet, although it airs on Sky Living, who seem to have a ‘throw a 6 to start’ scheduling policy, so we’ve no idea when it’ll show up… It’s not appeared on the Jan or Feb listing yet from Sky, so we’re hoping it’ll show up in March… That’s assuming they haven’t dropped it, which I would put past them either…