These are a bunch of shows that I watch/watched and found to be great. Of course, it’s all a matter of personal taste but still I think you should give them a shot, unless you’ve already did so. They’re in alphabetical order. Bear with me people, I do watch a LOT of tv-shows heh. Let me just apologize in advance for the length of this post.
1. American Horror Story – 2011 – Drama,Horror, Mystery
It’s about a family of three who moves to Los Angeles in this mansion only to discover that it’s haunted. The story is good, compelling and actually scary and the actors, while some relatively unknown, do a great job.
Cast: Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Dylan McDermott, Frances Conroy, Connie Britton, Zachary Quinto.
This show has already been renewed for a second season and this season will keep some of the original cast playing different characters, but that’s it. It’s a mini-series actually, each season having to do with a different haunting.
One of the best horror series at the moment, really.
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – 1997-2003 – Action,Drama,Fantasy
Mock away people, but I still consider Buffy one of my top 10 favorite shows ever. It might come across as a teen-show with the supernatural element: pretty blonde girl fights vampires and falls in love with one and so on and so forth. But if that’s your overall impression of this show, it either means you didn’t understand it or you didn’t have the patience to stick with it further than season 1. This show is about so much more;it’s about good vs evil, love, life and death, religion and so much more. Yes, it does come fully packed with silly dialogue and stupid jokes, but that’s just for comic relief. And it becomes so dark and grim in the later seasons, that it’s just so damn good.
Also..it has one of the best tv characters ever, Spike, and you get the chance to hear the very talented Mr Anthony Head sing a few times.
Cast: Sarah Michelle Geller, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters, Anthony Head, David Boreanaz.
3. Carnivale – 2003 – Drama,Fantasy,Mystery
This show primarily focuses on two characters: Ben Hawkins (Nick Stahl), a farm boy and preacher Justin Crowe (Clancy Brown). They both posses mysterious powers and have an inexplicable connection with each other. Hawkins is picked up by a travelling carnival and in time starts to realize the significance of his powers and dreams and how they’re related to a man who used to be a part of the carnival. All the while, brother Crowe grows increasingly dangerous and pious. Set during the Great Depression, this show really is a gem and more than beautifully shot and acted.
It’s a shame they chose to cancel it, but fear not, towards the end, you do get explanations to what’s been happening.
Cast: Michael J. Anderson, Nick Stahl, Clancy Brown, Clea DuVall. Continue reading