7 Amazing British Television Shows You Need to Watch ...


As summer makes itself known, I find myself diving into reruns of my favorite British television shows. If you're like me, then the simple mention of the brilliant actor Benedict Cumberbatch's name will have you running to your nearest computer screen. Stateside, summer is often a time where I hear the cries of thousands of avid TV-watchers bemoaning the season finales of their favorite shows. However, if you are fortunate enough to have stumbled upon different international fan bases, you will find that there are plenty of British television shows being offered that are definitely worth watching!

1. Sherlock

BBC's modern television adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Sherlock is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of British television shows. With its intricate plot lines and cool gadgets, this show presents itself as a deep character study of different types of people in society today. I consider myself to be a complete 'Sherlockian' in the sense that I love anything and everything having to do with the original detective series. An interesting thing to note is that creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss set this story in modern-day London. I find that this change not only adds a breath of fresh air to this commonly-adapted tale, it also allows the show to resonate with the immediate audience. With acting veterans like Andrew Scott, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch onboard, what's not to love about this show? It's an amazing feat that this mini-series has managed to garter such a large fan base and there have only been six episodes!

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