Skip to comments.Vanity: Looking for good TV/Cable TV dramas. Any suggestions?
Posted on 11/12/2012 3:14:13 PM PST by Leaning Right
A couple of weeks ago I was aimlessly changing channels when I came across CBS's "Vegas", a drama about the mob in Las Vegas in the early 1960's. It's a fantastic show, with a strong sense of right and wrong, and I didn't even know that the show existed.
So evidently not all of TV is either mindless reality or bland comedy. Any suggestions for other good TV dramas?
Well, that demonstrates perfectly how closely I have followed. On the other hand - dang it! You've just ruined my evening, thank goodness for Hulu. ;)
My wife and I are big fans of the following:
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Hell on Wheels (AMC)
The best series of the last decade was fx’s The Shield. 7 seasons of awesomeness.
Most of these have the first few seasons on Netflix. Of course, all are available through bitorrent downloads from the internet - but not that I would ever advocate such a thing... ;-)
Try to take politics out of your life, you might enjoy it more..........
Most amazing scene, when the white drug dealing “yuts” using all the ghetto slang are being surveilled by the two black detectives. They are saying, “Yo my n...r, zup” etc. The two black detectives turn to each other and one says “White mothe#%#@s steal EVERYTHING!”
i enjoy NCIS, CASTLE is fun but is a cross between drama and humor (but not comedy), BLUE BLOODS, BURN NOTICE, WHITE COLLAR, LEVERAGE.
the problem with many of these is you have to start at the beginning to really understand the character development and interaction which is what i enjoy.
if you want to sci fi, i like BABYLON 5, FARSCAPE, STAR TREK DEEP SPACE 9, STARGATE SG-1
i think i just listed much of my DVD collection.
I alos like Masterpiece Mystery on PBS, especially the Inspector Zen and Inspector Lewis episodes.
I like TREME on HBO about post-katrine New Orleans. Excellent dose of music. Some interesting story lines. Start at the beginning. I think this is the third season. Good cast.
Hahahaha! Sorry about that!
“Ill say the same for Boardwalk Empire, just a beautiful production, Steve Buscemi is the embodiment of a mob boss, surprisingly enough. Again, quite adult at times, and can be gory. Setting is early Atlantic City, teens and twenties, boom years. Stunning show, but disturbing at times.”
With all due respect, I have felt very strongly that Steve Buscemi was terribly miscast as Nucky. I find that at times when his character is supposed to be most menacing he comes off as almost laughable to me.
I second Kartographers recommendation of Elementary. Really like it.
Breaking Bad is very un-PC to this crowd, but yep, it’s at the top of my list. Next is Sons of Anarchy which is getting better the longer it goes on. End of list other than The Ultimate Fighter.
Person of Interest
Re-runs of “The Closer,” Emmy-award winning crime series starring Kyra Sedgwick. The seven-season show ended in August. TNT running them in sequence overnight early Tuesday through early Friday mornings. Set your DVD player to record and enjoy in the following evening skipping commercials (enter zip code for correct times).
Like Vega, Person of Interest, Elementry, Mob Doctor, Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy
Like Vegas, Person of Interest, Elementry, Mob Doctor, Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy
Blue Bloods on Friday nights. Tom Selleck stars at the NY City Police Commissioner. Stories focus on a family with a long history of service in law enforcement.
Burn Notice is basically a modernization of the extremely popular MacGyver series.
The Walking Dead. AMC, Sunday at 9 p.m. Not for the kids.
Sons of Anarchy and Mad Men.
Reruns of Law & Order Criminal Intent show up on WGN, ION and Oxygen. The original cast was the best. The ones with Jeff Goldblum, not so good.
Also like Criminal Minds, but it can be too intense.
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