In recent years prime-time TV has mostly fallen off my radar. But, as a true movie lover, I've found TV on dvd to be an excellent compromise. Unfortunately, that usually means it's too late to join the fan club. Here are the gems I've recently discovered:
Glee. Okay, so this one isn't exactly old news, but I didn't see a single episode until my mother-in-law showed me the finale to the season premiere on dvd. I had no idea that this show was a mashup of Second City and Broadway. Closeted and not-so-closeted nerds, sharp humor, mostly realistic teen angst, all set to music? Um, YES PLEASE.
Alias. This one is way old—I mean, who knew Bradley Cooper wasn't new to the game? Aside from me. Seriously...anyone? Also, Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow has reignited my hidden desire to be a kickboxing-spy-literature-professor.
Battlestar Galactica. Until a few months ago, I only knew this show as a punchline on The Office (it's Dwight Schrute's fave). But then my uncle-in-law loaned us the first season on dvd. I cannot stress enough how much I love this show. Great characters, great story, and outer space. Sign me up.
Deadwood. Like most HBO shows, I'd heard about it but never seen it. Then my bro- and sis-in-law gave us season one for Christmas. I love me some historical fiction. Disclaimer: This one is majorly vulgar and crude. If you can get past the f-bombs, there's some mighty fine writing and acting going on.
Freaks and Geeks. If only I'd known, I would have watched it and help boost the ratings to keep this stellar show on the air. A single season of pure greatness.
Help a sister out—what shows do you recommend?
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