Going British – Top 10 British and UK's TV Series to get in to

If you feel there’s not enough T.V. Series you can watch as Suits, Game of Thrones, or The Walking Dead is moving along pretty slowly as you are as opposite to how updated you are as ever. You might want go ahead and look at other options to get into. The problem with U.S. shows is that some of them are becoming too dragging-ly long and redundant. Confused if we’re going to watch The Mentalist or Lie To Me. CSI’s 13 Seasons, or CSI Miami or NY. 

When you need a break from your usual cycle, you might want to look into the British Television Scene.

British TV Series are a challenge, especially their language, you’re going to have to up your volume and your A-game to watch the shows to understand and get not only the mysteries but also you have a the task on-hand of decoding their language in split seconds to get what they're implying, their jargons, expressions and their terminologies.  Lad is to boy, copper is to policeman, 999 as to their 911 and the list goes on…

What is so great about the British T.V. Series?
The shows are actually uber intellectual. The stories may sometimes be predictable but the plots are absolutely smart, shocking and new. Not to mention the episodes are only a few. One season would only have 3 -10 episodes averagely. This ups their game up to blowing in all of their creative mind efforts into the script and budget, to make a really intense show unlike in US scenes wherein they stretch the whole character’s stories into 22 episodes.

I’ve been watching TV series shows for quite a long time now, and every now and then I get hooked on UK/British production TV Series shows. I have now channelled that segment as my “breather” or my break for watching long running shows like – watching Dexter for 6 seasons. When I just get tired of the series, I take a break and watch a UK series. They’re really helpful because the shows are really short and oh so good too.

Top 10 UK/British T.V. Series to look in to

#1 – Sherlock  (3 Seasons; 3 Episodes each)
The plot is set Today. Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more

#2 Luther -  3 Seasons (4-6 episodes each) 
Luther is a British psychological crime drama television series starring Idris Elba as the title character Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. A first series of six episodes was broadcast on BBC One from 4 May to 8 June 2010. The second series of four episodes was shown on BBC One in summer 2011.

 #3 - Doctor Who (From 2005) (7 seasons 13 episodes each)
The continuing adventures of The Doctor, an alien time traveler - a Time Lord - from Gallifrey. Together with his companions they travel through time and space in the TARDIS, battling evil where they find it.


#4 -  Hustle (8-Seasons 6 episodes each)     
Hustle is a British television drama series made by Kudos Film and Television for BBC One in the United Kingdom. Created by Tony Jordan and first broadcast in 2004, the series follows a group of con artists who specialize in "long cons" – extended deceptions which require greater commitment, but which return a higher reward than simple confidence tricks.

I also think that this t.v. show has inspired to sprung a U.S. Spin off of this U.K. Version only slightly different to it. the TV Series (Leverage) really looks inspired from this show.

 #5 - Torchwood (4 Seasons 5-13 episodes per season)
Captain Jack Harkness, the former Time Agent and con man from the 51st century last seen traveling with the Doctor, ventures to early 21st century Cardiff. There, he becomes a member of Torchwood Institute, a renegade criminal investigation group founded by Queen Victoria to battle hostile extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

#6 - Skins  (7 Seasons 3-10 Episodes per season)
Series One and Two focuses on a group of British teens tries to grow up and learn about love and life with little adult supervision (And lots of PARTYING). Sid tries to be everyone's friend and usually ends up on the short end of the stick. He is mostly manipulated by best friend Tony, whose girlfriend Michelle he is in love with. Tony is one to try anything once, including every girl he meets. He manipulates not only Sid and Michelle but anyone else who will let him. Anwar is just looking to lose his virginity. Maxxie is along for the ride and dealing with his homosexuality. Cassie is in love with Sid but has some mental issues. The parents are trying to grow up too and the teachers are being their friends and lovers so they only have each other. 

#7 - Misfits (4 Seasons 6-8episodes per season)
Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service programme, where they obtain supernatural powers after a strange electrical storm.

#8 - Strike Back (4 seasons 6-10 episodes per season)
The actions of 'Section 20', a secretive unit of the British Secret Intelligence Service. A team of spies conduct several high risk missions throughout the globe.

#9 - Shameless (11 seasons 6-20 episodes each season)
The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad who falls for Fiona, the oldest sibling, and increasingly finds himself drawn to this unconventional and unique family. Anarchic family life seen through the eyes of an exceptionally bright fifteen year old, who struggles to come of age in the context of his belligerent father, closeted brother, psychotic sister and internet porn star neighbors. 

The Series also inspired a U.S. Spin off of the show set in the United States.

#10 - Hell on Wheels (3 seasons 10 episodes each)
Cullen Bohannan, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of some Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him in the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west. 

Pictures and show descriptions from WIKI-pedia and IMDB website. Ranked by personal judgement and 7.5/10 and above ratings from IMDB's members.