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TV has gotten a bit better in 2010 and it's really becoming hard to glue yourself away from some really good dramas. Fortunately TV is finally shying away from their tired formula of "Pretty, rich, white kids with problems". Yet unfortunately as of this date pop culture has popularized the accult. TV is now flooded with oversexed vampires and werewolves, a fad which I'm sure is on it's fourteenth minute of fame in America. No worries though, even after powerhouse "Lost" has ended there are still some exsisting and some new TV show's that us non-accultists can adhere too:
1. Rescue Me- F/X Tuesdays @ 10:00 pm
Denis Leary's show about NY Firefighters is still the best drama on TV. The story revolves around Tommy Gavin (Leary) a self-destructive, narcassisctic, alcoholic firefighter, who just happens to be the best firefighter in NYC. He along with this fellow firmen, who include a Puerto Rican hunk (Sunjata), an African American who is in a relationship with his eldest daughter (Tate), his dead relative who appears to him in the form of a ghost, and a supporting cast of actors who can bring the funny along with the drama. The show thrives on its freshly dark humor and its ability to deliver some of the most serious and geniunely emotional drama on television. The show pushes TV boundaries to and often past its limits. It goes for the juggular everytime. See the best drama on TV as it wraps up it's final two seasons this summer and the next. I heard the final seconds of the show are going to shock its viewers to the core.
2. Spartacus: Blood and Sand- Starz
Epic. That's how I describe the best new show on televsion that follows the story of the great general of the Thrid Seville War and icon, Spartacus. It's the manliest show I've ever seen and if it's next season is anything like it's last it will become the best show on television, period. There is epic drama, epic "300" like fight scenes, the most beautiful (often naked) women on the planet, and a show with so much epicness and power that it leaves your jaw dropped from the begining to the end of the episode. The two stars of this show, Andy Whitfield who plays Spartacus, and Viva Bianca who plays his nemisis Ilithyia have the greatest star power I ever seen from two television actors. Whitfield is a definite star, he's a hunk, a wonderfully intense actor, a good heroic figure, a convincing fighter, and the anchor of this show. Look for his name in Hollywood movies coming soon. Viva Bianca is intimidating not only because of her beauty, but her powerful on-screen presense. If I could pick any actor/actress to play the devil, it would be her. The rest of the supporting cast is very strong as well. The acting on this show is second to none and so is the script as well the story. It's the best looking show on TV. I could go on for days describing the awsomeness of this show, but please take time out and see it for yourself.
3. Dexter- Showtime
Only time will tell if this show has peaked in its past season. It truly was masterclass and I'm sure it will be very hard to top. But Michael C. Hall (Dexter) will take over the regins as the best actor on TV now that "Lost's" Terry O Quinn and Michael Emerson are out searching for jobs. Hall plays lovelable pyscho so good that I'm sure I'd walk the other direction if I saw him in real life. He and his character are truly iconic, but this upcoming season his supporting cast needs to step up their game because they were weak last season. If you don't know what Dexter is about I'll tell you. Dexter is a serial killer....But he only kills those who "slip through the cracks" of the law. We spend every season diving more and more into his mind as he tries to live his life as a normal person who kills in his spare time. In the next upcoming season we see the aftermath of "the incident" and we will see how Dexter will "cope" with that.
4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia- F/X
Five naracassictic uberjerks own a bar in Philadelphia and funny results occur. It's simply the funniest show on TV. Like Sienfield, only funnier.
5. Burn Notice- USA Network Thursdays @ 9:00pm
Cable's number one watched show is doing its best this season to mantiain its reputation after spending the past two seasons in a semi-slump. Burn Notice follows Michael Westen (Jefferey Donovan), a former spy who was fired and is forced to take on jobs protecting the Maimi community from gangs and other members of organized crime set out to make their lives a living hell. He and his team spend their time between doing this and trying to help Michael Westen clear his name and get back to becoming a spy. This season they are making the show a little more diverse adding on a 4th member to the team and adding in some higher claliber villians (better actors). Westen is talented and has great chrasima. He is instantly likeable which means you can watch any episode for the first time and really sink into the show.
6. Weeds- Showtime
Showtime has a string of great shows, Dexter being its bread and butter, and Weeds, staring Mary Louise Parker, as its indy phenom. It's a story of a suburban woman who dives in headfirst into an unfamilair world of drugs and crime while trying to keep her crazy friends and family in tact. Parker is a great actress and she carries the show as the straight (no non-sense) character. Her supporting cast for the most part is only meant for comic relief, but they do a good job keeping the show from becoming too dark and full of itself. It's a unique show but it has a little something for everyone. If you haven't ever seen this series, give it a try. It's new season is on its way.