Brit Shows We Can All Enjoy

..And you want to know why? Do you? Huh?

Good, ‘cuz we’re gonna tell you. The following UK series are written so much better than 90% of those made in the U.S. that they make us want to leap onto the next transatlantic jet and do whatever it takes to pay those British income taxes.

The UK TV shows to watch out for in 2012
by Louisa Mellor

Join us on a round-up of ten (fingers crossed) UK TV treats on their way to our screens in the second half of 2012…

If your boat isn’t exactly floated by the news that Sir Alan Sugar is returning for two more years of unleashing mammon-worshipping Next-suited MBAs on the general public, or that Darcey Bussell will be pirouetting her way onto a Strictly Come Dancing judges chair, or even that they’re making a sewing version of The Great British Bake-Off, then you’re in good company.

Never fear though. The Fades may still be cancelled, Dirk Gently may be no more, and we’ve months to wait until Sherlock’s return, but this year’s crop of new and returning UK TV has more than a few geek treats in store. Read on to see which 2012 shows are causing us to drum our fingers impatiently and draw big felt-tip crosses on the calendar

  1. Doctor Who
  2. A Touch of Cloth
  3. This Is England ‘90
  4. Red Dwarf
  5. Wizards Vs. Aliens
  6. The Thick of It
  7. Misfits
  8. Moone Boy
  9. Merlin
  10. Utopia

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