Monday, September 04, 2017

Binging on Golden Time in The Age of Drama on Television

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Golden Age - Drama on Television via Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.

In today’s Golden Age of TV Dramas, here’s what I’ve been watching in 2017.

The Bureau – Series 3
Brilliant, up-to-the-minute Canal+ show based on real life accounts by French spies.

Romanzo Criminale
Crime and passion in the turmoil and turbulence of 1970’s Rome.

Billions – Season 2
Of course you’ve all been watching this tour de force between Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades. We have to wait for 2018 now.


An ITV series green-lighted by ex Saatchi & Saatchi UK co-CEO Adam Crozier, a BAFTA Best Drama series winner about cold cases being revived and solved.

Line of Duty – Series 4

Another UK crime drama – focusing on the Police Anti-Corruption unit AC12. Complex and riveting.

Fargo – Series 3

Coen Brothers inspired. Noah Hawley created and amazing acting from Ewan McGregor and co. Irresistible.


Dark. A journey to the end of the earth and back – London in 1814. Tom Hardy at his best.

The Young Pope

Radical and brave. Jude Law is amazing. Brilliantly conceived and created by Paolo Sorrentino – a FremantleMedia production.

American Gods

Another FremantleMedia piece of irresistible entertainment. Ian McShane in fine form.

Berlin Station

A US drama around leaks, whistle-blowing and political intrigue – Rhys Ifans is magnificent.

Vintage stuff.