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Our new favorite TV character: Idris Elba on 'The Big C'

OK, so he's been in only one episode so far. But the former Stringer Bell is killing it on Showtime's freshman cancer dramedy "The Big C" (10:30 p.m. Mondays).

Leave it to Elba to turn his character, Lenny (a high-school muralist, a not-so sexy profession), into one suave cat. We're fully supporting what looks to be an affair between the British-accented Lenny and Laura Linney's take-life-by-the-balls teacher Cathy.

Apparently, Monday's episode involves desktop sex. That sounds nice and all, but we also liked how Lenny fixed Cathy's moldy classroom ceiling. That's romance. Let's sign Elba up for a full season, Showtime. JORDAN BARTEL, B

Photo by Showtime

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