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TV Guide’s 100 Best Shows of 2018 – Sept 10, 2018

TV Guide Ranks Peak TV’s Finest Offerings

by TV Guide Editors | TV Guide | September 10, 2018

Why is TV Guide ranking the 100 best shows right now? Tony Soprano once said, “Those who want respect, give respect.” He also said, “A wrong decision is better than indecision.”

But this list isn’t about Tony Soprano. Or Don Draper. Or Olivia Pope or Mary Richards or Blanche Devereaux. This list is about today’s golden age of television. Peak TV deserves its own spotlight, a ranking of the very best shows that are being created right now, across every platform.

Here’s how we came up with the list: We limited eligibility for the 100 Best Shows Right Now to ongoing shows that have at least one more season slated to air — guidelines that disqualified limited series like Sharp Objects, as well as shows that just ended, like Adventure Time. With that in mind, every staffer nominated 25 shows (for a total of 149), and the most-nominated shows made our shortlist. Then, each staffer voted on the ranking order, and to help adjust for bias, one ballot was based on sister site Metacritic’s TV rankings. With the complicated math out the way, the final rank order was determined after much passionate debate among TV Guide’s editors.

The range of programming showcased below reveals just how many quality TV shows are airing today — and just how subjective the idea of “quality” can be. As you’ll discover, Vanderpump Rules and Chicago Fire are featured side-by-side with prestige dramas like The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones. A quarter of the list is devoted to shows that have had only one season so far. Some creators and stars work on multiple shows in the ranking, including Ryan Murphy, Samira Wiley, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Noah Hawley, Michael Schur, and many more, but none has Tobias Menzies beat. YouTube Premium series Cobra Kai and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television made the cut, but The Walking Dead didn’t. Maybe you disagree with us on the ranking, but we’re pretty sure your new favorite show (quiz) is somewhere on this list.

Here are the 100 Best Shows Right Now:

#75 – Billions (Showtime)

How to watch: ShowtimeAmazon Prime with Showtime add-onHulu with Showtime add-on

Billions never stops going for it. It swings for the fences every time. Every performance is excessive, every twist is game-changing, every line of dialogue sounds like it was written by someone who laughed out loud after they wrote it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that makes it more fun to watch than any other expensive, A-list cable drama. – Liam Mathews

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Vote in the James Bond Poll – Aug 20, 2018

Who is Cornwall’s New James Bond? 

by Shannon Hards | Cornwall Live | August 20, 2018

The identity of Daniel Craig’s replacement as 007 is a hot topic at the moment. And given that some of the front-runners likely to take on the role have huge links to the county – the locals thought it would be interesting to find out who Cornwall wants as the next Bond. Idris Elba, Aidan Turner, Tom Hardy, James Norton, Eleanor Tomlinson, Cillian Murphy and Damian have ties to Cornwall in some fashion. In mid-August last year Damian and Helen were spotted in the Padstow area enjoying a drink at the Rock Inn and in July of this year the Lewis-McCrory family attended the Port Eliot festival. Read more about those connections and vote in the poll here.

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Vogue’s Dream Bond Boys – Aug 13, 2018

Damian Ranks as a 007 Contender, at Least with Vogue 

by Katie Berrington and Lauren Milligan | British Vogue | August 13, 2018

British Vogue released a list of dream boys they’d like to see play the next James Bond.

As speculation amped up last week about who will follow in Daniel Craig’s 007 footsteps, Idris Elba sent the rumour mill into overdrive with an “Is he? Isn’t he?” Twitter tease.

“My name’s Elba, Idris Elba,” he posted, sparking mass excitement amongst his followers, before appearing to dismiss the widespread claims by advising people not to believe “the hype”.

Here, we chart the contenders – the likely and the left-field – who could step into the famous spy’s sleek tuxedo for future incarnations of the franchise (when Craig does indeed hang up his Speedos for good).

#3 – Damian Lewis

One of the older candidates in the running at 47, the actor has the gentlemanly air down pat and was an early front runner for the next Bond – particularly thanks to the fervent following he garnered after his acting skills were brought to the masses in Homeland.

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Damian Makes London Power 100 List – March 1, 2018

The 2018 London Power 100 List

by Nicholas Taylor | London Power 100 | March 1, 2018

#64 – Damian Lewis, OBE

London Power 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in London. Our inaugural list will include a wide variety of high achievers and power players in the city and from the city of London!

The aim of the list is to identify who the movers and shakers in the capital are. The list will be under the watchful eye of celebrated lawyer Nicholas Taylor. Taylor will be in charge of curation of names and overseeing the judging process which begins shortly after the new year.

London Power 100 was founded by Witham based businessman Lewis Drazen. The executive team consists of Viktor Tokarev, Tina Hansen and Amara Khan.

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Bobby Axelrod Character Gets Podcast Award – Jan 6, 2018

Bobby Axelrod Character Gets Podcast Award

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – January 6, 2018

The Draft Pod is a podcast that takes the fun part of a sports draft, which is picking athletes to build the best possible mock team, and removes the boring part of researching athletes and their stats. On Episode 44 titled, ‘The Draft Poddies’ they hosted an award show to all the “best of the best of 2017.”  Award categories were: Best New Artist (Music), Best Album, Best Song, Best Movie, Best Performance in a Movie, Breakout Movie Star, Best TV Show, Best YouTube Show, Best Character in a TV Show, Best Comedian, Best Viral Moment/Meme, Best Podcast and Best Draft Pod Episode of the Year.

And who got the coveted ‘Draft Poddie’ trophy for Best Character in a TV Show? That’s right, the gold Poddie cup Best of 2017 went to Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod (played by Damian Lewis). Just a little more gold to add to Bobby’s Billions!

 

Source: Twitter @thedraftpod