ITV introduced new period drama Grantchester last night. The hour-long episode introduced the show’s quaint 1950s setting, a grisly crime to solve and a rather handsome vicar who had decided he was going to be the one to solve it.
And from what we can tell, Grantchester was a hit. Though, most viewers weren’t that interested finding the murderer.
Instead, it appears that the internet has, erm, a little crush on Grantchester’s dishy vicar Sidney Chambers, played by James Norton…
We all need to talk about how hot this vicar guy is in Grantchester. He's seriously beautiful. Look at his teeth. And his cheekbones. Gawd.
— Smashleigh Bunnikins (@Glitter_brawl) October 6, 2014
Never have I found a vicar so gorgeous. I mean intriguing. #Grantchester
— Natalie Varley (@tillyv) October 6, 2014
Watching last night's #Grantchester. Haven't seen a vicar that hot since Richard Chamberlain in The Thorn Birds.
— Heidi Stephens (@heidistephens) October 7, 2014
— Jess Martin (@MissAngusYoung) October 6, 2014
— Caoimhe (@caoimherrr) October 6, 2014
For some people, Grantchester’s handsome vicar was enough to consider a change of pace…
All of a sudden I have a hankering for a simpler life in the English countryside, maybe near a river and a dishy vicar #Grantchester
— Mr Gay Falklands '15 (@MrSJPBetts) October 7, 2014
While for others, blocking out their Monday nights for the next five weeks was a no-brainer.
— Bianca Blom (@BiancaNBlom) October 7, 2014
Either way, it’s fair to say the internet is a little bit in love with James Norton. The man has even taken to Twitter himself to say thank you for all the positive feedback.
Overwhelmed by the response to #Granchester. Thank you all for the kind comments. Hope to see you all at church next week…!
— James Norton (@jginorton) October 6, 2014
So, he’s polite too, eh?
Grantchester continues on Mondays at 9:00pm on ITV