Geektown Awards – Best New & Returning Non-Sci-fi Drama
Happy New Year to everyone! Hope you had a fabulous celebration last night (and you’re not suffering too much of a hangover today!). We kick things off in 2019 as we do every year at Geektown, with the announcement of the Geektown Award Winners! I wanted to say a huge thank you to the thousands of people that voted in this year’s awards, and make sure your phones are switched on. The winners of the main prize and the runner-up prize will be getting called later today, so if you entered and get a phone call from a number you don’t know, make sure you pick up!
Now on to the category winners, as we start by announcing the Best New & Returning Non-Sci-fi Drama categories. Here are the shows you voted for!
Best New Non-Sci-fi Drama
Nominees: Bulletproof, Burden of Truth, Jack Ryan, Killing Eve, The Good Doctor, SEAL Team
Bronze: The Good Doctor
Silver: Jack Ryan
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Killing Eve
It was pretty clear from early on, this category had a front-runner. Taking nearly 40% of the final vote, ‘Killing Eve’ obliterated the competition, as the UK fans became obsessed with the story of Eve (Sandra Oh – ‘Grey’s Anatomy’), a bored MI5 security officer whose desk job does not fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. When Eve is tasked with tracking down Villanelle (Jodie Comer – ‘Doctor Foster’) – a fearsome assassin clinging to the luxuries her violent job affords – the two women are thrown into a cat-and-mouse game that turns the traditional spy-thriller on its head.
‘Killing Eve‘ will return for Season 2 in 2019 on BBC One & BBC Three.
Best Returning Non-Sci-fi Drama
Nominees: 9-1-1, 13 Reasons Why, Better Call Saul, Billions, Suits, The Blacklist
Bronze: The Blacklist
Silver: Better Call Saul
And the Gold goes to …
The ‘Returning Non-Sci-fi Drama’ category was much closer than it’s ‘New Drama’ cousin, with only 1% separating the top 3 shows. Despite moving from broadcast tv to Netflix, and the loss of two of the main cast, it hasn’t dampened the UK fans love of legal drama ‘Suits’. Arguably, part of its rise in popularity this year could, ironically, actually be due to the loss of Megan Markle, who left the show last season to marry some former soldier… Although marrying a Royal does seem like an extreme measure to promote a tv series!
This season saw the return of Sarah Rafferty (Donna), Rick Hoffman (Louis) and, of course, Gabriel Macht (Harvey), as life carries on without Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel (Markle). Specter Litt became Zane Specter Litt as Rachel’s father, Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) joins the company as the new Managing Partner. Zane brings with him his right-hand lady Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl), who has her own way of doing things, which usually ends up butting heads with Harvey and his new go-to guy, Alex Williams (Dulé Hill).
‘Suits‘ returns for Season 8, part 2 on Thursday, 24th January 2019 on Netflix UK.