Fall is officially underway here in Canada. I mean, unless you count the fact that up until last week it was still around 90° outside with a humidity level somewhere between indoor pool and rainforest.
This week things have cooled down a tiny bit and the nights are getting darker earlier. Which means … a) I can get into my pjamas earlier and b) I can sit my flannel clad ass on the couch and watch television earlier.
I don’t ever really seem to do that, but I like to know it’s an option.
In honour of the impending gloom (which I quite like) of winter and the television watching it brings with it, I have for you Part IV of 3 TV Shows You Should be Watching.
Before I get in trouble, I should mention that all these shows … have been recommended to me by the house’s resident TV critic, the fella. He is also the resident farter. You may recall he often watches television while farting. A situation for which we have implemented the “toot muffler”. A blanket he drapes over his lap/torso area as soon as he sits on the couch.
Here we go … 3 TV shows that deserve your attention.
Premise: The drug trade in Baltimore. The series focuses on the dealers, cops, government officials and the school system and how they all affect each other.
The Wire debuted in 2002 to low ratings and not a lot of fanfare.
It never won a major television award.
It has since been heralded as the greatest television drama of all time.
(5 seasons originally aired on HBO)
Language in this trailer is NOT safe for work.
Unless you work on a dock or in a locker room.
The Big C
Premise: Suburban mom is diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma.
(note: the fella does *not* think this show should go on “the list”)
(I … on the other hand … do)
The Big C stars Laura Linney as a suburban housewife diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma. The series also stars the great Oliver Platt and features Precious actress, Gabourey Sidibe. Part of what I like about this series (and this is kind of a ridiculous reason to like a show) is it’s only a half an hour long. But, like Nurse Jackie, its half hour packs more entertainment than 95% of the hour long shows out there.
3 seasons, with 4th and final season to air in 2013.
Airs on Showtime.
Premise: An American soldier who returns home after being missing for 8 years in Iraq is heralded by the government as a hero. He is also suspected to be plotting a terrorist attack against his own country.
Homeland stars she of the longest torso in the world, Claire Danes as FBI agent Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis as the suspected Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody.
Won the Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2012.
So the next time you think to yourself. Here I sit. With my flannel clad ass. And there’s *nothing* to watch on television. … Think again.