Episode 21 – What’s Happening on TV: The Americans, Game of Thrones, Veep and more…
Why Watch That
The Critic and the Referee are at it again: helping you to decide which TV shows to watch in the midst of so many options. In this episode, they explore The Americans, Game of Thrones, Veep, and some other popular tv series.
The Americans is an American television period drama series created and produced by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg.
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President of the United States. The program was created by Armando Iannucci and was inspired by his previous political satires, the BBC series The Thick of It and the Academy Award-nominated film In the Loop. Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.
Crisis is an American drama series that is broadcast as part of the 2013–14 United States network television schedule on NBC as a mid-season entry.
Mind Games is a television series created by Kyle Killen that aired on ABC. The show is about two brothers who run a problem solving firm called Edwards and Associates that employs solutions based on psychological manipulation. Mind Games centers on the complicated relationship between the Edwards brothers: Clark, a bipolar genius in human psychology, and Ross, a slick ex-con, who solve their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.
Da Vinci’s Demons is an American historical fantasy drama series that presents a fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci’s early life. The series was conceived by David S. Goyer and stars Tom Riley in the title role. It is developed and produced in collaboration with BBC worldwide and is shot on location in Wales. The show follows Leonardo as he is implicated in the political schemes of the Medici and Pazzi families and their contrasting relationships with the Catholic Church. These events occur alongside Leonardo’s quest to obtain the Book of Leaves as he finds himself entangled with a cult known as the Sons of Mithras.
Hannibal is an American psychological thriller-horror television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and focuses on the budding relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a forensic psychiatrist destined to become Graham’s most cunning enemy. The series received a 13-episode order for its first season and, unlike most U.S. network shows, any future seasons will also feature 13 episodes. David Slade executive produced and directed the first episode. Hannibal explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
“It’s dark, they have sepia tones” – The Critic referring to The Americans
“This is ain’t your momma’s Da Vinci!” – The Critic