A Five Item Wishlist for 'Poldark' Season 2

Aidan Turner, smoldering. (Photo:  Courtesy of © ITV plc (ITV Global Entertainment Ltd)

The second season of popular period drama Poldark is almost upon us, so it’s time to start getting ready dive back in to a world that’s positively bursting with tricorner hats, beautiful Cornish countryside, and smoldering romantic heroes (hello there, Aidan Turner).

Season 2 will pick up right where the first season of Poldark left off, which means that Ross Poldark has been arrested for murder, Demelza is still mourning the loss of their child, Elizabeth is fending off the advances of creepy George Warleggan, and Francis is still the worst person in the world. Oh, and the Poldark family mine is broke.

There’s a lot to cover in the new episodes, so let’s narrow it down to a few broader topics that Poldark really should make a point to get in to in Season 2.

The First Photo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in 'Sherlock' Season 4 is Here

Sherlock and John look extra broody in Season 4. (Photo: Courtesy of Todd Antony/Hartswood Films 2016 for MASTERPIECE)

While we all know that Sherlock Season 4 is coming soon, sometimes it feels like that “coming soon” is roughly the equivalent of, say, the earth crashing into the sun. We all know it’s going to happen, but the actual arrival of said event feels as though it will likely occur in a distant future, one that seems hard to properly imagine at present.  

(Sorry, just going a tiny bit crazy from waiting over here.)

Anyway, as the clock ticks down to 2017, we’ve gotten a few tidbits to keep our Sherlock dreams alive. We know that filming on the latest block of episodes has been completed. There’s an exciting Season 4 trailer, filled with new footage that has spawned roughly 2,500 new questions about where the story is headed. The cast dropped some thematic hints at Comic Con. Sherlock apparently has a dog.

And now the first official photo of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson has arrived. (Woohoo!)

Watch the Trailer for the Third and Final Season of ‘The Fall’

Gillian Anderson in "The Fall". (Photo: BBC/Netflix)

The BBC has released the first teaser for the third season of psychological thriller The Fall, and it’s basically guaranteed to seriously stress you out.

The crime drama stars Gillian Anderson as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, on the hunt for uber-creepy serial killer Paul Spector, a normal-seeming married man who secretly stalks and murders successful, young professional women.  Spector is played by 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, and is basically terrifying. 

‘Grantchester’ to Get a 2016 Christmas Special

Stars James Norton and Robson Green in "Grantchester". (Photo: Courtesy of (C) Des Willie/Lovely Day Productions & ITV for MASTERPIECE)

Good news Grantchester fans! Not only is popular mystery series returning for a third season next year, ITV has decided to commission a special holiday-themed installment to air in 2016!

The ninety-minute Christmas special will be filmed along with Season 3, which has just started production. Stars James Norton and Robson Green are back as unlikely crime fighting duo, Vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie Keating. They’ll be joined once again by Tessa Peake-Jones, Morven Christie, Al Weavery, Kacey Ainsworth, and everyone’s favorite black Labrador, Dickens. 

Watch the Trailer for ‘DCI Banks’ Season 5

Stephen Tompkinson as DCI Banks (Photo: ITV)

Contemporary crime drama DCI Banks is returning to ITV for a fifth season!

Stars Stephen Tompkinson and Caroline Catz return in a brand new six-part series, based on the books by acclaimed novelist Peter Robinson.  As in previous seasons, the show will once again feature three self-contained stories told over two episodes each. However, in a new twist, a more serial element will also be added, and woven through all six installments. 

David Suchet to Appear in ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10

David Suchet as The Landlord (Photo: BBC)

If you watch more than one British television show, then you probably know you’ll be seeing at the stars of one of them make an appearance on the other at some point. That joke about there being only ~12 working actors in all of the United Kingdom exists for a reason – seeing familiar faces pop up on other British properties is basically part of the fun of being a fan.

So, everyone should be pretty excited (but not that surprised) to learn that super popular actor David Suchet has booked a guest role in Doctor Who Season 10. Of course, in the grand tradition of Doctor Who, there are virtually no details available about Suchet’s character, other than the fact that he goes by the name of The Landlord and will appear in an episode written by playwright Mike Bartlettwho also penned the award-winning King Charles III.

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