August 16, 2013

A Note on TV Drama



First and foremost, I like a story the most. I enjoy action and special effects if there's a need for it and they fit in with the story being told. With that in mind, let me look at TV DVD collection. 



Battlestar Galactica
Firefly
Dexter
House 
Lost
Mad Men
The Tudors

On my list of ones to get :

Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones (already watch but don't own)
Homeland 
The Newsroom
Sherlock (already watch but don't own)

So as you can see, I quite like drama TV. I also really like some drama films, but lately TV has been do good, you can don't have to go to the theatre to find a good story. On my list of ones to get, they will most likely be blind buys due to the overwhelming reception I've heard from friends with similar tastes, & critics (those who I agree with). 

Interest on Netflix


On Netflix, I've discovered a really good underrated show; well underrated in comparison to some of the others I've mentioned - Damages. It presents its story in an interesting narrative, and is very well acted and written. And you're always guessing. Even if you 'call it', how you get there is still good. And it has two very powerful female leads. Now over at five seasons; I'm about 1/4 way through season three. I recommend it.



Another series thats's on Netflix that I am interested in is Hell on Wheels. The show is property of AMC, and with Breaking Bad ending this year and Mad Men the year after, this could be AMC's go-to for quality drama. I'd suggest Walking Dead, but the past little bit has seen a big drop in quality. And that hiatus doesn't help. For the upcoming season I'm going to wait until all the episodes air before checking it out. 



Speaking of Netflix, I should mention House of Cards. This series is 'cutting edge' in that you don't have to wait a week for the next episode. At a specified date, the whole season was uploaded. It is also one of the shows 'airing' on Netflix. (Other shows are broadcasted on their own networks first, then come to Netflix.). This series has been getting huge acclaim, and since I subscribe, I'll definitely check it out.


Homeland is now on Netflix, but I've been interested in it before. It's about a US marine who comes back from the war as a hero, but someone intend CIA believes and has potential proof that he's been turned by the enemy while over there and is planning an attack. 


A high school chemistry teacher learns he has terminal cancer and begins making crystal methto secure his family's financial future. One of the most acclaimed shows in a while (and with a strong following!) is Breaking Bad. The series ends Sept. 39 so on the 30 I'll begin watching it. 

And finally, one to recommend......



One show that I enjoy watching (tho I admit it's not among my favourites) is Boardwalk Empire. A drama set in the 1920s in Atlantic City, the show is a gangster drama, and could be well a prequel to The Sopranos in terms if style and quality. Because I watch a far bit of TV (throughout the year) like Walking Dead, I'm going to wait until the season finishes airing before beginning to watch.

So that's my post on drama TV shows! At some point in my life I may check out some older series such as The Wire. That's my list for now, which may also include The Killing via Netflix. Hopefully this post has also got you I the rested in some shows too. 

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