As if I'm not already struggling to get other basic things (like, I dunno, living) done amongst all the many hours I'm spending watching great television, I start to hear about awesome shows for me to look forward in 2013.
One of those shows is most definitely going to be Da Vinci's Demons, a brand new historical fantasy drama, produced by BBC Worldwide and Starz. With David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel) on scribing duties and the incredible Julie Gardner (Series 1 -4 of the new Doctor Who) exec producing, this is set to become one of my rants and raves in the New Year.
Actor Tom Riley will star as the famous artist who is frequently called the greatest genius that ever lived. The show will explore Leonardo's many genius inventions - while occasionally delving into supernatural territory, it promises to be an exciting character study of a man historians have puzzled over for centuries.
I really can't wait to delve into this (it's been granted an 8-episode first season) - fingers crossed that a certain Mayan prophecy will prove to be nothing more than a premature April Fools.