Welcome! To another edition of 3 TV shows you SHOULD be watching. But maybe aren’t.
I have 3 series you absolutely have to watch. I don’t mean to be pushy, but the truth is if you don’t watch and consequently like these shows there’s something wrong with you and your brain. Which I’m very sorry about. You’re probably one of those people who thinks a motor vehicle is an invisible cloak that makes everything you do inside it invisible. Note to you: we can see you picking your nose and doing all other manner of gross things. You and your poor brain. So, so sorry.
I’m basing my diagnoses of you on my genuine doctorate by the way. Karen Bertelsen, PhDoeit (Doctor of excellence in television).
2 of the shows I’m about to recommend are old favourites and one is a new favourite. All of them are addictive.
Let’s start with the new favourite, Orphan Black. Orphan Black is a Canadian series produced through a partnership with Space Channel in Canada and BBC America. It’s a Science Fiction show revolving around a conspiracy. That’s pretty much two strikes for me which is why I officially shunned it for the first season. Then one night with nothing to watch I decided to give it a go. I watched 4 and a half episodes in a row and woke up with my dried drool attaching my lip to the sofa cushion. Instead of going to bed, I rewound to the point I fell asleep and finished the episode.
I actually had to push myself through the first episode because even though it was good I wasn’t convinced it was for me. It was for me. It was very definitely for me. And it might be for you too.
Veep is hilarious. That’s pretty much all I have to say about it. It is laugh out loud, make sure you pee before the show starts, funny. If you weren’t convinced that Julia Louis-Dreyfus was a comedic genius after her stint as Elaine on Seinfeld her role as Vice President Selina Meyer will change that. If that isn’t enough to convince you … Arrested Development’s Buster will.
I mentioned Moone Boy once before in my St. Patrick’s Day post. But I was worried some people may have skipped over Moone Boy thinking I just added it in as a show to watch because it’s an Irish show and I was discussing St. Patrick’s Day.
So I wanted to include Moone Boy again with a note of assurance that this is one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. It’s funny and touching and nostalgic. It’s everything a television show should be, which is entertaining. Is it the Sopranos or Breaking Bad. Um, no. But just because there aren’t bad guys and drug lords and Emmy nominations doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value. It really is a great show. And if you don’t agree after watching the trailer, you can just get back in your invisibility cloak and pick your nose.
Sci Fi, full on comedy and comedy with a heart. I wouldn’t lead you astray, all of these shows are worth taking the time to watch. When last we met I told you to watch Brooklyn 99. Two weeks later it went on to win Best Comedy at the Golden Globes as well as best actor in a comedy for Andy Samberg. I know. I was kind of surprised I had that kind of influence over an awards show too.
Just kidding. I’m not surprised at all.
Now quit being productive. Put that glue gun/seed packet/vacuum cleaner down and go watch some television. Doctor’s orders.
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