With the beginning of 2022 comes fresh excitement over our TV viewing, old and new. This week, some of our sub-editors told us which shows they were most looking forward to this year.
If there’s one TV show I could watch over and over, it’s Peaky Blinders, so naturally, the upcoming series 6 release is something I am absolutely buzzing for.
After two and a half years of waiting, it’s finally time - and the marketing team for the show is pulling out all the stops when dropping hints. As the final season draws upon us, it’s kind of sad to see it go; so much has changed in the last nine years, with many characters coming and going. It’ll be particularly interesting to see the way Polly Gray’s character has been incorporated into the series, but also to see what new characters we are going to be introduced to.
The finale of series 5 was extremely intense, leaving us just short of World War Two and the rise of Oswald Mosely. With Tommy Shelby’s mental state slowly declining and many things falling apart, series 6 must answer a lot of questions while navigating a period in history full of change. Aside from the violence and great soundtrack, the hint of script revealed on social media has not given much away for what to expect, and I think that’s what’s making this season so exciting!
Although a film is rumoured to be in the works, we can hope for Peaky Blinders to go out with a bang, and series 6 is promising some of the most exciting action yet.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
To be honest, I’m somewhere in the middle of the spectrum between viewers hyped up about the new version of LoTR and those faithful to Jackson’s trilogy, who completely disregard the upcoming Amazon production. As a great fan of the existing films, I can’t really see what Amazon can do better (except a wider representation, with one of the stars confirming that hobbits will be played by actors of colour), but I’m far from complaining.
I’m excited to see another vision of the Middle Earth, which even if not as marvellous as Jackson’s in my eyes, is still a world I fell in love with reading Tolkien’s books. Besides, the series won’t follow the plot of the original LoTR, being set a thousand years before these events, making the show potentially more interesting than if it was just a remake.
So far, the teaser and posters look intriguing, with an exceptionally huge budget giving hope for a well-made production. That’s why on the 2nd September I will watch The Rings of Power with excitement and an open mind – after all, I can’t see how the new production, no matter how good or bad, could spoil my beloved films or harm Tolkien’s legacy.