Is it just me, or has there been a bunch of great new shows on TV in the past couple years?
I don’t do crime and punishment shows, doctor shows, or reality shows, and don’t find most comedies funny, so I’m left with slim pickin’s.
One of my favorites, Breaking Bad should have ended at season 4 but they threw together a season 5 without Giancarlo Esposito. That was a mistake.
Boardwalk Empire and Scandal are both captivating shows and must see TV. Chalky – or Omar as most recognize him - (Michael Kenneth Williams) and Oliva Pope (Kerry Washington) are as good as it gets.
Coming in January, I’m looking forward to new seasons of House of Lies and Shameless.
House of Lies, with Don Cheadle playing an almost identical role as he does in the movie Flight, will be joined by Larzen Tate and Nia Long. That should be crazy.
Shameless, (my guilty pleasure), would be thrown off the air if all the white characters were black. What makes the show so great is that it reminds us that dysfunctional families come in all flavors, but clearly they must be portrayed by whites in order to get on TV. If it was a family of blacks, we’d be calling the show racist.
And don’t forget that Idris Elba has hinted that season 3 of Luther is in production. They better bring more than 4 episodes. Season 2 was way too short. (I guess I do like at least one cop show, huh?)
If left alone on Sunday morning, I’d veg on Charles Osgood, Candy Crowley, Fareed Zakaria, and Roland Martin. Throw in a little BBC America News during the week and I’m all set.
For dessert, there’s the NBA package where I get more than my money’s worth.
What are you watching?