December 16, 2006
Hamish Macbeth, a BBC show that ran three seasons from 1995-1997, starring Robert Carlyle at peak hotness…
Image via bbc
This show is even better now than it was back when I watched it on TVO in the nineties. Now I get all the adult bits.
Hamish Macbeth is my favourite kind of male lead, complicated, charismatic, capable and flawed. (Daniel Craig as James Bond hit all those criteria as well – I am a big fan.) The supporting cast is full of fabulously developed characters whose stories interweave intriguingly. There’s a heart-breaking love triangle, comic relief, and the occasional bit of action.
It is well written and tremendously well acted. The scenery is fabulous and the production value is high. I had a huge crush on Hamish Macbeth as a young teenager and I still do. Hamish Macbeth is my all-time favourite television series.