Entertainment site Digital Spy has just conducted a definitive poll among viewers on contemporary TV drama, by having 40,000 people vote, from a selection of worthy contenders, on ‘greatest TV drama of the 21st century’.
The votes are in, and it can now be revealed that crime-thriller prequel Hannibal has eventually emerged victorious.
Woah, hang on a minute. Hannibal?
Yes, you read it right. The cannibal-themed Chainsaw Award winner pipped every other contender to the post, with 4,300 votes, smashing closest competitor The Walking Dead by over 1,000 clicks.
Sorry guys, but if you enjoyed Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, or The Wire even more than Hannibal, you have to accept the fact that you’re incorrect. That’s how polls work, right?
I mean, who even is Walter White anyway?
We’ve got to admit, we were questioning the validity of the poll slightly when we noticed that Buffy the Vampire Slayer placed third, while Sherlock and 24 were fifth and tenth respectively.
Lost, the show that makes just as much emotional impact if you watch the first and last seasons as if you watch all 121 episodes, was also proclaimed as one of the greatest TV dramas of the 21st century, ahead of Tom Hiddleston’s The Night Manager (didn’t that just come out earlier this year?) and Doctor Who.
Feel free to peruse the list at your leisure.
All we’ll say is the fact that The Wire didn’t even feature and Game of Thrones didn’t win the poll by a landslide is evidence enough to suggest that this might have been swayed by TV viewers terrified that Mads Mikkelsen would come round and eat them if they didn’t give his drama the nod.
It definitely, probably, possibly could have happened.