LB & munchman: Top 10 TV & Interweb Series of 2012

We think you’re gonna be surprised by these picks:

1
NEIL’S PUPPET DREAMS
YouTube
“Well written, amazingly produced, the best of indie TV.” LB
neil's puppet dreams the restaurant

2
THE GUILD
YouTube
“Limited resources. Unlimited Creativity. Take a bow, Felicia Day.” LB
felicia day the guild

3
COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE
YouTube
“Wonderfully useless. Funny guys being as funny as they can be.” munchman
comedians in jerry seinfeld cars

4
PERSON OF INTEREST
CBS
“Batman without a costume & working for Alfred. What’s not to love?” munchman

Person-of-Interest

5
LUTHER
BBC
“The King of Badass.” LB & munchman
luther

Uh-oh, this, unfortunately, is as far as we could go and still sort of agree.

For #6, LB chose BBC’s INSPECTOR LEWIS (“The epitome of British bucolic mystery” according to LB), but munchman wanted to go with Fox’s FRINGE (“At last, a show that thinks the way I do, only more positive about its negativity,” is how munchman put it).

After that we just started shouting and waving our arms and threatening each other’s lives so, um, that’s it. TVWriter™’s short list of Top 10 series for 2012.

Seeya next year!

Will LUTHER’S “Alice Morgan” Get Her Own Show?

God, we hope so. She’s such a beautiful monster, what’s not to love?

‘Luther’ Creator Considering an Alice Morgan Spin-off Miniseries – by Allison Willmore

Fans of “Luther,” the British crime series starring Idris Elba as a moodily brilliant police detective working in what’s actually called the Serious Crime Unit, will know Ruth Wilson’s charismatic and creepy Alice Morgan character just as well as Elba’s John Luther.

Alice, another genius whose tendencies are significantly darker, is a psychopath who starts off as Luther’s antagonist (one who kills her own parents) but who develops a strange sort of friendship with the man. While circumstances and scheduling conflicts led the character to be written off the show, Variety reports that “Luther” creator and exec producer Neil Cross is in talks with the BBC to make a miniseries centered on Alice:

“We’re kind of thinking very loosely of a mix between ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ and ‘The Last Seduction,’…I’d love to move between the London of ‘Luther’ and America.”

Wilson’s been busy with the upcoming “Anna Karenina” and “The Lone Ranger,” and Variety reports that she’s yet to have any major talks with Cross about the series, but Cross says that “Even if I didn’t sell this thing, I would still end up writing the miniseries… I’ve got storylines going around in my head like trains.”

Read it all

At least one of us here at TVWriter™ has been thinking about potential spinoff situations for Alice Morgan, much to her politically correct chagrin, so we’re happy to see that Alice’s creator is in the same boat. And that certain someone will probably sleep well tonight, dreaming of an ever-expanding Alice body count.

Waitaminnit! Isn’t the last name of DEXTER’s eponymously named hero also “Morgan?” We know Alice’s and Dexter’s parents are dead, but that wouldn’t keep them from being related. Crossover! Crossover! We want a DEXTER-ALICE crossover!

Mmm, delicious…