The best shows you are not watching or not watching enough of

Hey all! Happy Belated New Year! My computer got a virus so I have been indisposed for a while and have been unable to write any blogs…until now. While on my hiatus, I caught up on some television viewing and rekindled my love affair for the shows I lost time to watch and found new loves of those I haven’t seen before. Here’s a list. First up,

Damages

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DAMAGES is a legal thriller set in the world of New York City high-stakes litigation. The series follows the turbulent lives of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) the nation’s most revered and reviled high-stakes litigator and her bright, ambitious protégé Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) as they become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting the allegedly corrupt Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), one of the country’s wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles with Frobisher and his attorney Ray Fiske (Željko Ivanek) Ellen Parsons will be front and center witnessing just what it takes to win at all costs, as it quickly becomes clear that lives, as well as fortunes, may be at stake.

This show is gritty, cutthroat and dirty. I love it! It basically takes women, throws them in the shark tank of crime, money laundering and good ole’embezzlement and, shows that women can be just as devious(maybe even more) and dangerous as men are. It shows us the high stakes and dangerous world of the high-powered lawyers. The show just started it’s second season so, there is only the first season to catch up on. It airs Wednesdays at 10e/9c. If you miss it, remember you can always check out sites like Hulu or FX. The home site has the complete first season that you can watch for free!

Dexter
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Dexter is a television drama series based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay and adapted for television by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the pilot episode. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a serial killer governed by an ambiguous moral code who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst.

One of my absolute favorite shows on TV right now. I summarize “Dexter” as a blood splatter analysis by day and serial killer by night. Well,he is a serial killer to some extent. He justifies his killings as “wrongs made right”. He preys on the pedophiles, rapists and anyone that has done something wrong to someone or something innocent. I personally, don’t know many people that have heard of this show or even seen a preview. It mostly comes from the show being on Showtime and not many people subscribe to this channel. Fear not! There are many sites you can catch up on these thrilling shows. Enjoy!!

The Secret Life of An American Teenager
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Amy and Ben are just your normal high school couple, except she’s having a baby (and it’s not his). Super-Christian Grace thought she and Jack were for keeps, but then he cheated on her with wild-child Adrian Lee. This threw Grace into the arms of bad-boy Ricky (the father of Amy’s baby). As secrets and scandals begin to surface at Grant High, with they bring the students and their families together – or tear them apart?

I stumbled on this show one night channel surfing. Watched the two episodes that aired and, I’ve been hooked ever since. This is also in its second season so I’ve been busy catching up on season one, you won’t be disappointed. ABC Family has clips of season one and some of this season is up on it’s main site.

Mad Men
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Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell. The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper (Hamm), the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960s traditional family values.

Okay. For a big laugh and some interesting night-time TV viewing check out My Big Redneck Wedding. It airs on CMT and the website has previous full videos of the show.

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2 comments so far

  1. OUIMER on

    Hey man, thanks for commenting on http://thesegoto11.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/top-eleven-most-underrated-shows-your-not-watching-but-should/
    Nice little list you have. I think there is def. A few more great shows you could put on here. Just finished Mad Men and being a copywriter and Ad Man myself, I was interested to see their take on the industry. It was interesting and all in all I really dug the show.
    Flight of the Conchords is another amazing show that is kinda under the radar right now.

  2. Zackery on

    Blah. I think The Secret Life of the American Teenager is so stupid.

    Mad Men is cool, Damages looks too deep, and Dexter is awesome. Great list!!

    ZM


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