Breaking Bad – The most iconic TV show to be created yet. The unlikely hero we all fell for. A weathered, beaten high-school Chemistry teacher.
The humdrum ordinary problems of a frustrated middle-aged man. Money problems. Unrealised ambition. Parental issues. Overbearing wife. The old friend who made it big.
The realism, that most of us, so strongly associated with. The average suburban house with a crappy backyard, the crappier car…unbranded striped shirts! Until our hero is faced with that dreaded disease that is every above-40’s worst nightmare. What will you have Walter White do now? Crash and burn…or transform into the most dangerous thing to hit your television yet?
Game of Thrones – A medieval fantasy epic. Two powerful families fighting for the Iron throne. Scripted dialogue interspersed with glorious disembowelling. A multitude of plot threads that will entangle and sometimes befuddle you.
A ballet dancer trained in krav maga with a fondness for harakiri. Makes for a breathless, edge-of-seat viewing.
The Wire – One of the greatest shows in the history of US television. Tracking methodical investigations into the crime and drug-infested streets of Baltimore. The cop show which evolved into a saga that inspired conversations and debates. Also…Idris Elba. You know what I mean?
The Sopranos – The Sopranos was one of the shows that proved a cult story doesn’t always need a giant screen. It can be born out of your living room telly. The mob boss visiting a psychiatrist because of the panic attacks brought on by the increasing violence and power struggles in his life? Now that’s a hook.
True Detective – Crime show with a great script and zero dependance on over-the-top car chases and fists. Three different time periods in a single story. Woody Harrelson. Mahershala Ali. Matthew McConaughey. A plot that will hook you in and not let go.