Episode 4 – Television’s Winter Break – Part II
Why Watch That?
Join us as the Critic and the Referee finish their discussion about the highs and lows of some of the latest TV shows so that you can catch-up while on winter break.
Enjoy an engaging overview of popular TV shows that will help you to apply the “Why Watch That” method and learn a little more about the Critic and the Referee!
Masters of Sex is an American television drama series on Showtime. It was developed by Michelle Ashford and based on Thomas Maier’s biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love. (wikipedia)
Mad Men is an American television period drama series created and produced by Matthew Weiner. The series premiered on the American cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television. (wikipedia)
Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The series premiered on January 20, 2008 in the United States and Canada on the cable channel AMC, and the series finale aired on September 29, 2013. (wikipedia)
Luther is a British psychological crime drama television series starring Idris Elba as the title character Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. This series premiered on BBC One. It airs in the United States on BBC America. (wikipedia)
Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland and then on PBS in the United States as part of the Masterpiece Classic anthology. (wikipedia)
The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. It premiered on the cable television channel AMC in the United States. (wikipedia)
Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington and created by Shonda Rhimes. Kerry Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H. W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer. (wikipedia)
* Mad Men Fact Update: During the show we mentioned that Mad Men started in the 50’s when it actually started in the 60’s, 1960 to be exact. *
Brilliant Moment Shout Out
Meryl Streep, Devil Wears Prada: Watch how she shows vulnerability.
Delightful Movie Surprise
World War Z
Movie Shout Outs
28 Days Later
Breaking Bad Spoof
by Jimmy Fallon
“Across the Pond” Brilliance
Quote of the Show
“I have never seen such a collection of annoying people… I hope I would never behave like them if zombies came along.” – Critic
“Why Watch That?” Rule of Thumb
If you think that a TV show may interest you, watch the first two episodes at least to determine whether it’s something that you should continue to watch.
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