Monday, April 13, 2015

5 Drama Shows You Should Be Watching!

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I am trying to categorize tv-shows so I can share them with you all, but it is turning out to be harder than I thought. Some shows fit into several categories and only picking five shows per category is quite tough! After having previously discussed the five girly shows you should be watching, here are five drama shows worthy of your attention!

Most of the shows I watch are dramas, because they have interesting and dramatic (albeit sometimes unrealistic) story lines. If the characters keep making the same mistakes or the show has a typical love triangle then I am quickly put off.. what turns you off? The shows I picked out are all very different, but certainly are dramatic and exciting...

Suits 

For a long time I kept saying that my current favorite show is Suits (along with a couple of others), because it is different, smart and had very interesting characters. The first season really was amazing. It starts with Mike Ross, a college dropout with a photographic memory, who is helping his best friend out with a drug deal (err, yeah bad business), which goes badly (doh) and he ends up at an interview for a job to be the associate of Harvey Specter, a big time closer of law cases. Mike proves he is awesome. Harvey likes this because he is awesome too. It is the start of a budding bromance. Harvey decides to hire Mike knowing Mike has no law degree, which means they are now both committing fraud.. and that is how the show will continue... with interesting law cases and Mike trying to hide his past. This is definitely worth a watch.. don't believe me? Watch the trailer! 



How to Get Away with Murder

This tv-show only has had one season so far, but it was very exciting and interesting. It is about a group of law students who attent the class "How to Get Away with Murder" or, as we would know it, Criminology 101. The professor who teaches the class will take on five students who can help her out on actual cases, and four students could end up working for her. Right from the get-go the audience (we) learn that there is a mysterious murder plot that the students are presumably involved in.. but we do not know why, how, where, etc. You catch my drift? Throughout the season we get flashes of information on what is really going on whilst getting to know the students and professor better. It gets pretty complicated and pretty messed up.. for the characters. Lots of drama. Oh yeah!



Homeland

Completely different from the two previous shows is Homeland. It deals with the FBI, war, terrorism, and other fun and light-hearted political topics (sarcasm, yeah?). Nicholas Brody, a U.S. marine sergeant presumed dead, is found alive and brought back to the States. Turns out he was being held hostage and is now seen as a war hero. Carrie Mathison, FBI anaylist, does not believe his story and thinks he has been turned, so she tries to get to the bottom of it. This will surely result into complicated and dramatic situations. It even makes you wonder about whether he is a traitor or a war hero! Brody also has to adapt to life back with his family and his family has to adapt to him being back. It is a really strong show that goes into the psychology of both Brody and Carrie, and even other minor characters. Homeland has even won an Emmy and Golden Globe!



Person of Interest

This is quite a complicated and smart tv show. It is about a rich computer genius, Harold Finch, who creates a surveillance machine for the government to keep its citizens and foreign countries in check and avoid terrorist attacks. However, Finch does not agree with the government's policy and secretly uses the machine to prevent violent crimes together with John Reese (ex-CIA agent). The two have to do this without being found out by the government and the police. That is it in a nutshell, but it is far more interesting and layered. We slowly learn more and more about how Finch put everything together. Check out the trailer to get a better understanding of the show.



House of Cards

If you are looking for something really dark, really heavy and really dramatic, then House of Cards might be something for you. I took the summary from Wikipedia, because I do not think I can put into words... what this show is like other than... darrrrk, haha. Here you go:
"Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and House Majority Whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power, aided by his wife, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). The series deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation and power."
His elaborate plan is quite evil and manipulative, but it surely is very interesting and messed up! Man, those politicians. They be evil.



Now these were the five drama shows I think you should be watching, but there are so many other good shows. That is why I also wanted to mention Grey's Anatomy, Revenge, Scandal and Once Upon a Time. There are grievances I have about these shows, but I still enjoy them a lot. In this article, there are two tv-shows about law, but both are completely different and nothing in common other than that they practice law in the shows! The two political shows can not be compared either. I had a hard time picking out the right tv-series, but this is what I came up with.. and I would love to know what you think of it. Have you seen any of these shows? Are there other shows you would have added to this list?





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18 comments

  1. I´ll take these as recommendations to watch with Mr. Loca, if we ever get to finish "Breaking Bad" (still in Season 3...).
    There are just never enough hours to the days!

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Oh, great! Enjoy watching "Breaking Bad"! Many have thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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  2. Ik kijk graag naar Homeland en House of Cards. En oh wat was ik gek op Lost, Breaking Bad en The Sopranos.

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    1. Natuurlijk Lost! Die vond ik in het begin ook zeer interessant :)

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  3. Suits kijk ik ook, zit nu einde seizoen twee. Het plot blijft voorlopig toch wel spannend vind ik. Grey's anatomy blijft ook een absolute topper!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Jaa, Grey's Anatomy blijft interessant.. alhoewel seizoen 11 zo anders is zonder Cristina. Ik mis haar!

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  4. Ik vond de eerste twee seizoenen van house of cards goed, maar het derde nog niet echt... Suits staat ook op mijn lijstje ;)

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  5. Leuk om te lezen! Ik kijk zelf eigenlijk helemaal niet naar dit soort series, Once Upon a Time vind ik dan wel weer heel leuk :)

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    1. In Once Upon a Time vind ik het heel leuk om te zien hoe ze van die onverwachte twists geven aan personages en verhaallijnen! Verrassend genoeg vond ik de Frozen-elementen erg leuk! Terwijl ik niet echt weg was van de film :)

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  6. Woops, I don't watch any of these... Right now I'm busy working my way through Hawaii Five O. It's good inspiration for the honeymoon ;-)

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    1. Haha! Let's hope you'll discover great sights and activities via the show :D

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  7. I didn't watch any of these but I heard a lot of good feedback about all those series. But if you want to watch a funny serie. Then you should really watch: the middle. x

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Julie! I've seen that show on TV a couple of times!

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  8. I haven't watched any of these, but I'm definitely going to check them out :) How to Get Away with Murder sounds really interesting!

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  9. I know right, It's hard to describe Person of Interest to someone (words don't make sense situation). Watched only that one, but heard so many things about hte others. Momentarily I'm addicted to The Mentalist en sporadically wath House. Mm with drama's I want the story line to go somewhere, move forward - hate it when they turn in circles and so on.

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    1. Haha, exactly! Glad I'm not the only one who feels that way :D Ah, I did enjoy the Mentalist.. but ever since they joined the FBI it went downhill for me. I read it's getting exciting again.. so I might just give the new season a go :) House was great!

      Ah, good that you mention it. I really don't like that. It's why I stopped watching Mad Men.. and so many other shows. :')

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  10. Suits en Homeland heb ik al bekeken en die zijn inderdaad super! House of Cards en How to get away with murder waren de volgende op mijn lijstje :-)

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  11. I discovered Suits in its first season before it was ~popular~ and though it is actually quite amazing, the hype around it has kinda killed the show for me. #pretentioushipsteralert #theyalsofilminmycityheh
    I need to pilot "How To Get Away With Murder"! Heard amazing things about it, and I should probably give "House of Cards" a second try--I gave up on it even though it was interesting BECAUSE UHM, HE KILLS A DOG IN THE PILOT??? RUDE :(

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