No one has mentioned The Wire
In terms of TV drama there's two shows I wrestle with to determine which is the best. That's The Wire and Breaking Bad. If you like BB, you'll
probably like The Wire. It's run is completely finished, 5 seasons of about 10-13 episodes a pop. You have to give it time. It's an incredibly dense
show with a lot of characters and it takes time to learn who every one is and for plots to start being developed.
At it's most basic it's a show about crime and corruption in Baltimore, Maryland. It primarily follows the police, the drug dealers and a few lawyers,
but every season focuses on a new element in addition to these. Season 2 deals with dockworkers, season 4 deals with the education system (in a really
amazing way), season 5 with the media. Season 3 doesn't really add a new element, but deals with the question "What if there was a brown paper bag for
drugs?" (a question that will make sense later).
It doesn't choose sides. Every organization is shown in good and bad lights, there aren't really any heroes. It's also a show that's not afraid to
kill characters, which I appreciate.
If you're digging on Game of Thrones, you might like the documentary series Terry Jones' Medieval Lives
. It's a great, light-hearted, but
extremely informative look at archetypical groups in the Middle Ages. There's around 10 episodes I think and they're all pretty good. The one I
enjoyed the most was the one about monks. It was pretty surprising.
There's a lot of great made-for-TV documentaries out there. I've taken to checking www.reddit.com...
just about every day.
I really enjoy Parks and Recreation. It's been spinning its wheels lately, but I really like it. It's an amazing ensemble show that's hilarious,
well-written and very sweet. A lot of shows milk humor out of having people who are supposed to be friends be absolutely terrible to each other.
That's fine and can be funny, but Parks and Rec avoids a lot of that. The first six episodes aren't very good. Power through those and by the second
season there's a good chance you'll love it.
And Arrested Development is one of the most amazing feats of comedy ever conceived.
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