Searching for good TV
I live in Singapore and so I depend on internet downloads for good American TV shows. So much of US TV is crap that it’s really hard to find anything worth watching. Once I do find something worthwhile, I download all episodes and watch them all in a short period of time – usually 3 or 4 episodes in a night.
During the testing stage, I will download about three episodes and watch them to decide if I want to go further. I usually never make it through those three. Anyway, I thought I would give my critique so far.
I agree with many that The Sopranos is probably the very best TV show in recent history, at least as a drama. I was sad when I watched the final episode and anxious about finding something even nearly as good.
Disappointments have been Greys Anatomy, Dexter, Las Vegas, Lost (after it got so weird with the underground bunker crap), Prison Break (the facial expressions never change) and some lesser shows.
I am watching The Wire – not the greatest but better than most. The Shield is a great show, kinda like NYPD Blue gone cable. I can’t wait for the next season to start.
But my very favorite current show is Boston Legal. William Shatner is great as the half crazy, always horny senior partner ( I never cared for him before), Candice Bergen is at her best, but the guy who plays Alan Shore is the show stealer. If you haven’t watched this one, you’re missing a treat. What are you watching that’s good?