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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year To All The Geektowners

Hope you all have a wonderful festive time!

by Dave Elliott

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means things are going to be moving at a more relaxed pace over the festive period. We will still be updating the UK TV Air Date page as new premiere information comes in, but the regular posts will be less frequent until the new year. You can also see all the Christmas specials on our Christmas TV 2023 list.

I’d like to seize this moment to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who visited the site this year and reached out to us, as well as those who shared or reposted on social media. Your contributions play a crucial role in creating a joyful and enjoyable atmosphere here at Geektown throughout the entire year, and for that, I am endlessly grateful!

2023 Was An Amazing Year Of TV

2023 has been an astonishing year in TV. The sheer amount of high-quality and innovative shows, both returning and new, has been off the charts. Netflix kicked off the year with the “watch in any order” drama Kaleidoscope, whilst the BBC finally brought the wonderful comedyOur Flag Means Death to the UK, and Disney+ took a comedy look at the superpowered genre with the exquisite Extraordinary. Before his triumphant return to ‘Doctor Who, Russell T Davies brought us the fascinating story of Nolly, while in the USA we said a (probably) final goodbye to Jean-Luc Picard as the third season brought the whole TNG cast back together. Apple TV+ continued its streak of outstanding drama with Siloand Hijack, along with the return of Foundation, For All Mankind, and Slow Horses. Netflix also had a good year with thriller The Night Agent, dramedy The Diplomat, innovative drama Bodies‘, and the return of the hugely fun ‘The Lincoln Lawyer. The BBC had some great shows including the prison drama Time, dramedy Am I Being Unreasonable, and dramas such as Blue Lights and Boiling Point, not to mention the final seasons of Ghosts and Happy Valley. ITV also had hits with Changing Ends, Litvinenko, Unforgotten and Archie. Then over on Sky they brought us the outstanding drama The Last of Us from HBO, and season two of the brilliant time-bending drama The Lazarus Project.

The Geektown Awards

There are, of course, so many more TV shows which have been outstanding this year I can’t mention them all. However, if you would like to let us know which TV shows you’ve enjoyed (along with film and video games) in 2023, The Geektown Awards are still going to be open until Boxing Day, so there’s still time to enter and win either the HUGE main prize or the runner-up prize! So GO AND VOTE!

You Are Loved And Not Alone

Whilst I hope you’re all looking forward to a wonderful holiday period, I know Christmas can also be a particularly difficult time for some. With everything going on in the world right now, it is totally understandable if you are struggling. If you do find yourself in need of help, please remember – you are loved, and you are not alone. Before you do anything, talk to someone. That could be friends. That could be family. That could be some of the great people at organisations such as The Samaritans, Off The Record, MIND or any number of other places who are there to help, listen, and want to offer you support. Please reach out to someone if you are having a difficult time.

Thank You To All

As some of you may or may not know, Geektown is not a big corporate entity. It is run by me, alongside a few dedicated geeks, who help bring you the latest news, air date info, and the Geektown Radio podcast, so I just wanted to give a big thank you to all the people working with me to make that possible. They include:

  • Matt and Robert from Entertainment Talk, who also make a whole host of brilliant podcasts, some of which I co-host, and produce a wide range of great content! It has been a pleasure to work with you both, and I look forward to doing more next year.
  • Bex from TristaBytes – If you’re looking for some chat and entertainment over Christmas, check out her awesome and hilarious Twitch stream. Over the holidays, and throughout the year, she has been raising a HUGE stack of money for charity via her Twitch feed, so please go and give her some support this Christmas.
  • Geektown Radio podcast co-host Darryl from Hollywood North News, which brings you all the news from those shows which you love that are filmed in Canada.
  • And Geektown Radio podcast co-host and our “film reviewer” Gray. It’s a pleasure doing the shows with you and chatting about TV, gaming, and film.

I also wanted to say thank you to all the people who supplied us with great interviews and opportunities throughout the year. A special thanks to the lovely press teams at Sky, BBC, ITV, Disney, UKTV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Netflix, Paramount+, Lionsgate, Roku, and Amazon, along with various Comic-Cons. It was so wonderful to be at both Wales Comic-Con and MCM Comic-Cons over the last few months and I look forward to covering more next year.

Additionally, a huge thank you to all the PR agencies that provided me with the chance to chat with actors and stars of tv and film, and a special thanks to all the PR companies who bring us lots of interesting behind-the-scenes people to chat with, such as composers, game developers, production designers, cinematographer, costume designers, stunt people and makeup artists. It’s always a pleasure to hear stories about how these, games, shows and films are created, and I look forward to talking with many more next year.

Lastly, I wanted to say thank you again to all the people who have joined our little community here at Geektown this year. Whether it’s coming and commenting on the UK TV Air Dates and US TV Premiere Dates pages, downloading the podcast, or signing up to the Never Miss System, we’re glad to have you here and hope to see you again in 2024.

Wishing all the Geektowners a truly wonderful Christmas and a great new year!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Dave – Founder and Editor of Geektown.co.uk

I will now hand you over to The Doctor and friends singing All I Want For Christmas Is… You?

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