A bit of welcome escapism for those of us enduring the British midwinter: Hawaii Five-0 is back for its sixth season. The fifth ended with a somewhat underwhelming cliffhanger, but that’s kind of beside the point for a show like this, which almost inevitably adheres doggedly to the classic procedural structure: there’s an A plot, a B plot, and maybe a C plot, and if there’s a big name guest star they’re very probably up to no good. There’s a reasonable chance that this will be the last season, but I thought that last time and I was wrong then, so who’s to say? Anyway, we still love this show, so weekly reviews as ever (Sunday 27 December, Sky 1, 9pm). And NCIS:LA starts its seventh season immediately afterwards at 10pm.
Before that, the BBC has thrown some money at a three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’, with the kind of cast that the Beeb assembles for this sort of thing: Miranda Richardson, Charles Dance, Toby Stephens, Aidan Turner, etc. I probably wouldn’t have been watching anyway, but the BBC has made the decision easy for me by opting to run the three episodes on successive nights, starting tonight at 9pm. CJ may watch, I understand, so Unpopcult might have a view on it at some point.