I’ve always been a fan of american TV series with genres ranging from action to comedy and even zombie horror. Recently, I’ve been hooked to MTV’s new TV series Teen Wolf. And although I admit to watching Glee, I only watch it for the awesome singing performances and not the annoyingly stupid teen drama.
I HATE DRAMAS. Thus, it is obvious that I vehemently dislike those tear-jerking always the sad-ending Korean dramas that are the hype in the Philippines nowadays. Especially the ones that are my mom’s favorite period/historical Korean dramas such as: Jewel in the yucky Palace, JumonGAY, and etc. Admittedly, the cosmetically-enhanced Korean actresses are drop dead gorgeous, but I cannot stomach the androgynous-looking metrosexual Korean actors that are usually paired with the leading ladies. Anyway, enough of the drama, let’s move on to TV shows for REAL MEN!
1. Big Bang Theory
Set in Pasadena, California, the show is centered on five characters: two roommate Caltech geniuses, experimental physicist Leonard Hofstadter and theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper; their neighbor across the hall Penny, an attractive blonde waitress and aspiring actress; and Leonard and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward co-workers and friends Howard Wolowitz, an Aerospace engineer and a non-PhD from JPL, and Rajesh Koothrappali, a particle astrophysicist postdoc also working at Caltech.
The wikipedia entry forgot to mention Amy Farrah Fowler who is Sheldon’s girlfriend. She is played by Mayim Bialik who is also a real life neurobiologist. The Big Bang Theory is a show for smart people or people who want to be smart (I still don’t know where I belong). One of my favorite TV shows, each episode always makes me laugh out loud. Also, my congratulations to the entire cast for being nominated in the “Outstanding Comedy Series” category for the 2011 Emmy’s, and to the two lead actors Jim Parson (Sheldon) and Johnny Galecki (Leonard) for also being nominated in the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” category.
Fringe follows the casework of the Fringe Division, a Joint Federal Task Force supported primarily by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which includes Agent Olivia Dunham; Dr. Walter Bishop, the archetypal mad scientist; and Peter Bishop, Walter’s estranged son and jack-of-all-trades. They are supported by Phillip Broyles, the force’s director, and Agent Astrid Farnsworth, who assists Walter in laboratory research. The Fringe Division investigates cases relating to fringe science, ranging from transhumanist experiments gone wrong to the prospect of a destructive technological singularity to a possible collision of two parallel universes.
The series feels like X-Files with a little bit of Alias and something… well, I really can’t describe Fringe with just a comparison of old TV shows, all I know is that it is awesome. Here’s a quote from someone who describes Fringe in their own words:
It makes my heart go all fluttery, then it makes me confused, feel smart, feel sad, feel hopeful, feel lost, and then feel all fluttery again. I just can’t stop!
3. True Blood
A TV series based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, and details the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in the state of Louisiana. The series centers on Sookie Stackhouse (played by actress Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress at a bar, who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).
I personally like the series because it uses traditional vampire lore, none of that teenybooper diamond skin Twilight crap complete with anime superpowers (Vampire Knight) rip-off. The visceral lust and unnecessarily long sex scenes with hot chicks make True Blood a fan favorite of many hot-blooded men.
To be continued…
*I will write about the other TV series that I follow in another post because i’m itching to post some new food reviews.