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TV Show Roundup

I spend most of my spare time watching TV shows. I don’t know why but I just seem to like everything that’s on right now. It doesn’t matter what genre it is, be it comedy, drama, reality, there is always something getting my attention. As of right now, I am watching 16 shows but during the peak period in the fall, the number could reach the 40-45 range. I will now say a few words about each of the shows I am currently watching:

Happyish

A man working at an ad agency (everyone’s heard of this one) struggles to figure out how to find happiness and finding his own place within a changing world becoming more youth-centered. The show often criticizes the direction in which society is heading often by highlighting the silliness within current events and quoting philosophers and relating their ideas to today’s world.

True Detective

A crime anthology series following a police investigation and the lives of those involved from either side of the law. I don’t know much else about it since the newest season hasn’t technically started yet but I know it takes place in California.

Penny Dreadful

A bunch of British people in London and an American come together to fight supernatural forces and the Devil. The shows pulls ideas and characters from the horror stories we all know and it works. This particular season is focusing on a coven of witches seemingly aligned with the devil and they have been paying a little more attention to the main female character.

Halt and Catch Fire

This shows dramatizes the boom of computers in the early 1980s. It follows this nerdy guy and his cool but nerdy wife, this pretentious businessman guy, and a computer prodigy. The businessman’s story now takes place away from everyone else while the wife and the prodigy are working together with their start-up online gaming company. The husband is just trying to find his place in the world while his relationship with his wife is evolving. The computer lingo is nice being a computer science major myself and the actors really play well off of each other.

Last Week Tonight

It’s just like The Daily Show but with the British guy from The Daily Show and with better writing and production values.

The Whispers

This supernatural force makes kids do weird stuff. This lady FBI agent is investigating and she is trying to figure out what “it” is and is trying to stop “it” before it destroys the world as we know it.

Murder in The First

These 2 San Francisco cops investigate a crime from beginning to end and those responsible are prosecuted from beginning to end. It’s like Law and Order if they spent a whole season following 1 case.

America’s Got Talent

I don’t think this needs much of a description.

Masterchef

This neither.

Aquarius

David Duchovny tries to find a rich girl who ran away from home with Charles Manson. There’s other stuff going on but who cares. The 1960s vibe is pretty cool too.

Wayward Pines

A Secret Service agent investigates the disappearance of 2 fellow agents in the town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. A seemingly normal looking town may not be what it seems. Will he be able to escape alive? Probably not, but I would love to be proven wrong.

Hannibal

This is probably the best show on TV right now. This show explores the relationship between renown psychiatrist, Hannibal Lecter, and FBI criminal profiler, Will Graham. It is as beautiful to look at as it is violent. It is also as superbly acted as it is written. It would be a crime to miss this.

Whose Line is it Anyway?

An improve comedy show which consistently bring home hilarity and fun. This is an older clip but it is still gold.

Real Time with Bill Maher

Comedian Bill Maher hosts a round-table show where he and his guests discuss current events. It is funny and informative.

Orphan Black

A woman discovers that she is a clone and then her and her clone sisters band together to try to discover their origin. She quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her. The actress who plays all the clones is amazing. Each clone feels so unique, you forget they are all played by the same actress. Now there are male clones and that’s just making it worse for everyone involved.

I guess this is my longest post. Hopefully you gained some interest from my quasi-reviews and I will probably talk about more TV shows in the future.

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