So I've been watching the show Merlin, because I've been told it's a good replacement for Doctor Who while waiting for the new season.
The show is good, but it's really held back by some annoying flaws. Anthony Head is amazing as Uther (Arthur's dad), but it seems like no writer can keep his character consistent. Some episodes he's bat shit crazy, the next he's noble. There are some really bad episodes where they try to be funny. One episode Uther gets raped by a farting troll for instance. Then there are some face palm character decisions, like Merlin saving a character who has already caused a war, and will go on to be the cause of countless deaths, because falling down the stairs isn't a good way to go or something.
John Hurt voices a dragon, so it has that going for it.