April 19, 2013
Historical greats: Da Vinci, Hannibal and Raylan Givens
Also looking interesting is Hannibal, which arrives on Sky Living HD on May 7th at 10pm. It's had strong reviews and looks tasty.
But where's everything else? There are a number of shows I'd expected to return by now but actual dates are thin on the ground still. The following are all promised for "spring" so keep an eye out for Raising Hope, The Americans (on ITV HD), 30 Rock, Supernatural and Cougar Town.
What I find really frustrating though is the treatment of the fantastic Justified by 5. Season four of the higly acclaimed, Emmy-winning law and disorder drama is still only broadcast in very poor SD in the UK (on 5USA) and to add further insult there is still no start date for season four which concluded in the US a few weeks back. Why? No idea. And why don't they broadcast it in HD on 5 HD? Even less idea. When you look at what else is on the 5 channels it's completely baffling. And they wonder why people resort to "other means" for their viewing.
At least season one has turned up in Virgin's On Demand listings in HD recently, even if the show didn't really hit its stride until the stunning second season.
(And don't get me started on the absence of Breaking Bad on UK channels.)