6 Marvel’s Luke Cage
The Marvel television universe continued to expand this year – in fact, much like the universe itself, we’re starting to suspect it will expand onwards to infinity. After an intriguing introduction in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Luke Cage – played by a dependable, convincing and impressively solid Mike Colter – sets out his stall in Harlem by taking on an array of villains while trying to stay out of limelight and be true to his friends.
Perhaps he doesn’t always display the sense of humour from the comics, but that just makes his every declaration of “Sweet Christmas!” all the more amusing. And boy, all that action: never have so many hoodies been sacrificed to endless bulletholes. Bonus points for bringing in Daredevil’s Rosario Dawson as Claire, too.