Tv Shows I Have Yammered About
These are TV shows I have recommended to various people.
- •The Wire: the pinnacle of television writing. Brilliant, informed writing with a passion using a broad expansive canvas and a panoply of characters inhabiting a thoroughly believable world. Drama with a distinct purpose.
- •Breaking Bad: the long, slow descent of one man choosing to become evil for all the right reasons.
- •Luther (BBC): Idris Elba is outstanding as a detective who skirts the boundaries of ethics and law to catch killers.
- •The Walking Dead: having its budget slashed because AMC gave Mad Men all its money didn't hurt this excellent drama. Frank Darabont's departure also hasn't damaged the quality of writing and direction.
- •Better Off Ted: an underperforming show that was cancelled after two seasons. But it's very funny and pretty wacky, enjoyable fluff.
- •Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel: Joss Whedon created the modern girl power hero: powerful, vulnerable, and subject to change over time because of making hard active choices.
- •Deadwood: David Milch achieves Shakespearean levels of writing blending character and language like nothing else in this bleak, desperate western.