10 Excellent Shows You May Not Know About
I really really like Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Weeds, Dexter, True Blood, The Wire etc, but I thought listing some shows that you may not have heard of could be useful. I use Zip.ca and I have friends who download stuff for free, so we are always on the look out for some interesting series. Here of some of my favourites that you may not have heard about that are worth checking out:
Luther - this is from the UK and is about a gritty, unstable homicide detective, who's life is in shambles. Very very good stuff.
Damages - law associate starts job at nasty nasty law firm and gets caught up in plotting, scheming, murders, backstabbing and a whole bunch of shit that would make Machiavelli blush. Good acting and writing. You never know what is going to happen next.
Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 3 half-wit friends and one of their sisters open a bar in Philadelphia. Hilarity and hijinks ensue. Very funny show.
Treme - After hurricane Katrina, the people of Treme, an artsy area of New Orleans, try to get their life back to normal. Lots of music and famous musicians like Trombone Shorty.
Firefly - A cult favourite, but I hadn't heard of it until last year. Outlaw space adventures in the future.
Bored to Death - A rich hipster is bored with life so markets himself as a detective on Craigslist. Its pretty funny and the season is pretty short, so not much of a risk.
Nurse Jacky - Seemingly normal Nurse with a nice family lives a secret life of drug addiction. Each episode is only 22 minutes, so things just whiz by. Its billed as a comedy, but it seems like more of a drama.
Carnivale - Good vs Evil during the Great Depression played-out on the backdrop of a traveling carnival. High production values. A bit cryptic but rewarding if you watch to the end. It only has 2 seasons.
Californication - A laid-back author screws, drinks and tokes his way through life. My wife doesn't dig this show so much because there are always so many naked hot women. Funny as hell.
Deadwood - Western set in late 1800 lawless frontier town, where gold has just been found. Excellent writing and acting. They use period language so it can take a while to get used to.