We’re back with another Award winner, and this time it’s the Best New US Drama of 2013, as voted for by the visitors to Geektown! This was another closely fought category, but in the end, one clear winner emerged. 5th place went to Netflix’s House of Cards with 10.2% starring Kevin Spacey, with Hannibal just been nudged into 4th place with 11.2%. Here’s the top 3…
3rd – Sleepy Hollow
Just pushing it’s way into 3rd place is Sleepy Hollow with 11.8% of the vote. Created by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, 2 of the best screen writers working right now, this entertaining retelling of Washington Irving’s classic short moves the action to the modern day. A great mix of horror, drama and some excellent comedic moments, you can catch it in the UK on Universal Channel. Currently on mid-season break, we’re expecting Sleepy Hollow to return on the 5th February 2014 at 9pm.
2nd – Under The Dome
Based on a Stephen King novel, Under The Dome (14% of the vote) tells the story of Chester’s Mill, who’s residents awake one morning to find their little town covered my a translucent dome, trapping everyone inside! The town, led my corrupt politician ‘Big Jim’ Rennie (Dean Norris – Breaking Bad) try to maintain some sort of normality. It’s not easy keeping secrets in a small town as it is, but when you’re trapped under a dome, that becomes nearly impossible, as everyone’s dirty laundry gets a good airing, all while people are are left wondering where the dome came from and if they’ll ever get out…
With 18% of the vote, the winner is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As I’ve said before, I don’t think this is Whedon’s strongest work… yet… But then even a sub-par Whedon show is better than a lot of other shows out there. Plus, we are only halfway through season 1, and I have faith it’ll find it’s footing soon enough. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to Channel 4 in Feb 2014.