Episode 9 – The wait is over – TV is back!
Why Watch That?
Winter break is over and TV is back! In this episode, the Critic and the Referee discuss both new and old TV shows to help you decide what you should spend your time watching.
The Following is an American television drama series, which premiered on Fox on January 21, 2013, about an FBI agent trying to catch a serial killer and his murderous cult.(wikipedia)
Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This is a remake of the award-winning British series and is set in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood on the South Side. (wikipedia)
Critic’s “Guilty Pleasure”
Note: Not for people who are easily offended
Justified is an American television drama series developed by Graham Yost. It is based on Elmore Leonard’s novels, Pronto and Riding the Rap, and his short story “Fire in the Hole”.(wikipedia)
Note: For people who like modern Westerns
Girls is an American television series that premiered on HBO on April 15, 2012. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama following a close group of twenty-somethings living in New York City. (wikipedia)
Note: This is like “Sex in the City” for a younger generation.
Almost Human is an American science-fiction/crime drama that premiered on November 17, 2013 on Fox for the 2013–14 U.S. network television schedule. The series was created by J. H. Wyman for Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. (wikipedia)
Helix is an American science-fiction thriller television series that premiered on Syfy on January 10, 2014. (new)(wikipedia)
Another SciFi shoutout from the Critic
Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on BBC One from 20 September 2008 to 24 December 2012. (wikipedia)
Note: In the United States, the first season of Merlin aired on NBC. The four remaining seasons aired on the Syfy network.
Black Sails is an American television drama series created by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine for Starz that debuted on January 25, 2014.(new) (wikipedia)
Note: If you like pirate stories, not “Pirates of the Carribean”-type pirate stories, watch this.
Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories.(wikipedia)
Network: BBC (UK), PBS (USA)
Downton Abbey is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on BBC One from 20 September 2008 to 24 December 2012. (wikipedia)
Network: PBS (USA)
Quote of the Episode
“Kevin Hart will probably pop-up in ‘Monuments Men’. He went from ‘Soul Plane’ to being in every movie” -Critic
“The Why Watch That Always Mentioned” Award