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Published August 14th 2017
You're so lucky if you get to watch these for the first time
If you've come here, you must have either finished what you're watching or are on the verge of doing so. You're looking for something new to watch, but don't know what. You want drama, entertainment. An intelligent member of the audience, you are tired of the clichιs that surround modern movies and television. You might be open to something darker than what you're used to as long as it captivates you. Ladies and gentlemen, if you have not seen the following three shows before, I am green with envy of you for having the privilege of being able to see them for the first time.
If you haven't seen Breaking Bad, you probably remember Bryan Cranston as Hal from Malcolm in the Middle. Whenever that pops onto the television now, I for one, cannot take Bryan Cranston seriously as a comedy actor anymore. I thought that he was just a sitcom guy, but there is so much more to him as an actor. That's not to put down sitcom actors I live for Friends and How I Met Your Mother, but it's just typical that actors get type cast and it can happen because they've found their niche. Bryan Cranston's talents were wasted on Malcolm in the Middle the guy can actually act. Bryan plays the main protagonist of Breaking BaB, Walter White. Walter is a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with Stage 3A lung cancer at the time of his 50th birthday. After his diagnosis, he decides to pursue a darker avenue to ensure his family's financial security. I was hooked after 1-2 episodes.
Julianna Margulies takes the lead role of Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife. If you're old enough, you'll most likely remember Margulies as Carol Hathaway from ER. Other familiar faces will include Chris Noth (aka Mr Big from Sex and the City and other roles), Christine Baranski and Alan Cumming. The Good Wife is an atypical American legal and political drama. The series concentrates on Alicia Florrick, the wife of the Cook County State's Attorney, Peter Florrick (Chris Noth). It focuses on the events of Alicia dealing with the consequences of Peter's actions after he finds himself in a public sex and corruption scandal. What makes this television series unique apart from the admirable character development is the way in which it frames contemporary and complex legal issues in each episode. Many of the legal cases covered contain issues that are relevant in contemporary society.
The Blacklist is an enthralling US crime drama thriller television series with James Spader as the lead actor. If you ever watched Boston Legal, you might remember Alan Shore he too, was played by James Spader. Spader plays Raymond Reddington ("Red"), an ex US Naval Intelligence Officer turned FBI most wanted criminal who surrenders and offers to provide details about the world's most dangerous criminals and their operations. Red compiled a list throughout his own years of criminal activity. Of course, this list would be provided in exchange for immunity on his terms. Red insists on working with a new starter by the name of Elizabeth Keen, who initially finds herself being questioned for Red's motivation to work with her specifically. As the drama unfolds, Elizabeth unwittingly finds herself to be part of the system against which she initially joined the fight.
I hope that you enjoy these shows don't forget to get the popcorn out.