“Jonathan Strange was a very different sort of person from his father. He was not avaricious; he was not proud; he was not ill-tempered and disagreeable. But though he had no striking vices, his virtues were perhaps almost as hard to define. At the pleasure parties of Weymouth and in the drawing-rooms of Bath he was regularly declared to be ‘the most charming man in the world’ by the fashionable people he met there, but all that they meant by this was that he talked well, danced well, and hunted and gambled as much as a gentleman should. In person he was rather tall and his figure was considered good. Some people thought him handsome, but this was not by any means the universal opinion. His face had two faults: a long nose and an ironic expression.”

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell premieres June 13 at 10/9c on bbcamerica.

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ATLANTIS follows DOCTOR WHO 50th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL in BBC America’s biggest Supernatural Saturday ever!

BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday brings the iconic lost city to life in a new 13-part fantasy-adventure series, Atlantis. When Jason (Jack Donnelly, Dancing on the Edge) sets out to find his father, he could never imagine his journey would lead to a strange, yet impossibly familiar land full of dangerous creatures, legendary heroes and palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants – the ancient fabled city of Atlantis. 

Creator, writer, and executive producer Howard Overman (Misfits), on the series: 

“It is both a privilege and a delight to have the opportunity to take audiences on a journey into the fantastical world of Atlantis. Drawing on the Greek Myths for inspiration, we aim to tell classic, action adventure stories in unexpected and exciting ways.”

Atlantis premieres Saturday, November 23, 9:00PM ET/PT following the encore broadcast of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, as part of BBC AMERICA’s biggest Supernatural Saturday ever.

My cruddy little edit contribution to the #saveintheflesh campaign.

Again, I cannot emphasize how wonderful In The Flesh is. It is not your run of the mill slick, sexy and flashy horror show cashing in on the current zombie craze. It is a thoughtful, sensitive, alternately joyful and heartbreaking study of discrimination, guilt, religious fanaticism, oppression of minorities, family ties, and nontraditional relationships as told through the lens of a rural Northern England town in the wake of a zombie apocalypse.

Currently, there are no announced plans to continue the show, which has two seasons comprising a total of nine episodes so far. It is my fervent hope that BBC recognizes the value of this show, and listens to the fans to commission a third season.