2013 TV Talent That Flew Under The Radar

Contributing Writer; London, England
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More so than any other recent year, 2013 is notable for the sheer breadth of quality television on the schedules. Because of this, you'd be forgiven for not noticing some of what flew under the radar.

In writing this list, I've tried to choose shows that either had a relatively low profile where I live in the UK or that I'm assuming don't attract as much coverage elsewhere.

Sure, there's a bit of guesswork involved. I'm hoping this at least works as a rundown that highlights elements of shows that have been a little ignored or entire shows that struggled to find their way into the wider conversation.

Best drama: Spartacus: War of the Damned

If you still consider Spartacus to be nothing more than nudity and bloodshed then it's barely worth me trying to convince you otherwise. I hope enough critics have extolled the virtues of this incredible drama; the show's final season, War of the Damned, builds to a huge conclusion that delivers a powerful punch emotionally and viscerally.

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MikeDecember 27, 2013 5:05 PM

Looks like I'm going to be trying a few new shows after the last couple articles.

MikeDecember 27, 2013 8:14 PM

I was surprised by how much I wound up liking Spartacus when I finally gave it a shot earlier in the year. The last two seasons, and particularly the third, really make you wonder why they can't seem to do more regular battle scenes on Game of Thrones.

PatDecember 27, 2013 8:19 PM

Hannibal deserves more than just special effects.

Marc ClementDecember 28, 2013 11:17 AM

I totally agree... at least lighting and sound design deserve a mention

Simon CocksDecember 28, 2013 12:10 PM

I must stress that I admire numerous elements of Hannibal, from its writing, direction and performances to its lighting and sound. I just felt some rather nuanced and carefully constructed visual effects work wasn’t really being discussed as part of the wider conversation.

Todd BrownDecember 28, 2013 3:48 PM

I hope you enjoy 'em as much as we did!

YojimboDecember 28, 2013 4:14 PM

The Blacklist James Spader is excellent also Orange is the new black my 2p worth.

TRDDecember 30, 2013 1:04 AM

I've watched 9 of the shows you've mentioned already and love them. Now I got 9 more shows I can check out. Thank you very much for writing this article.