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Tv Talks (part 2)

The show must go on with my list of favourite tv shows that I have come to love throughout the years and months.

credits: created by Alan Ball, Theme music composer by Thomas Newman, original network aired on HBO (2001-2005)

6) For such a grim opening and title you may find it hard to believe it is full of such life within the Fisher family who run a funeral business within their home. A dysfunctional family who go through hardship of different kinds.

It is certainly dark as is any matter dealing with death but it is beautifully scripted and you almost feel at ease dealing with the scary side of loss and all things grim for a while.

With moments of sheer bliss and humour that makes this show so unique, it’s hard not to laugh at the morbid side of life at times. Yes it is a weird feeling.

Every dead person’s execution is well presented and captures the bad, the good and the very scary situations we all face in reality and how we deal with them but it is a show not short of being buried.

credits: created by Tom Fontana, Theme music composer by Steve Rosen and Dave Darlington, original network aired on HBO (1997-2003)

7) I recently finished watching this show and there really isn’t any place like Oz. I enjoyed seeing all the character developments in each episode and had those tear jerking moments. It convey’s all the gritty nitty on-going at Oswald Penitentiary with the odd musical scenes that sets a lighter side for those brief times.

It tells each inmates story( narrated by wheelchair bound Augustus Hill) in a clever scripted tale whilst giving us food for thought with each moral. It captures the raw movements of how real prison can get with its constant abuse, be it sexually or oral, guts of blood and naked men stripped to the bare essentials so caution to the queasy hearted minds. Your eyes will definitely be abused and your mind messed up in this powerful suspense, heartfelt and thrilling drama.

credits: created by John Cleese and Connie Booth, Theme music composer by Dennis Wilson, original network aired on BBC2 (1975-1979)

8) Fawlty Towers may only have had two seasons but it proved to one of Britain’s classic and most loved comedy sitcom to have aired on t.v . Basil Fawlty plays the manager alongside his wife, polly the maid keeper and Manuel the Spanish waiter.

I remember when my dad had bought the box collection on v.c.r tapes and I would constantly watch and stay amused at every episode (and this was from a teenage girl). It remains just as great to this day that you won’t have to go very far to hear amazing praise for the show. John Cleese at his prime showcasing the man we grew to love for his talents.

credits: created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, Theme Music composer by Little Barrie, Original network aired on AMC (2015-present)

9) Before Saul Goodman became the lawyer we could rely on in Breaking Bad, he was an unlucky small time somewhat decent attorney trying to make his name reputable. That is if luck would have it by his brother and his odd outcomes in life. It’s a brilliant addition to Breaking Bad and equally entertaining with season three still being made to air soon. If you need advise be weary of calling Saul.

credits: Created by Anne Bjornstad and Eilif Skodvin, also written by Steven Van Zandt, composer by Frans Bak, Original network aired on Netflix (2012-2014)

10) This is the latest show I’m currently watching into season four and I can say I’m glad i have Netflix as it’s an oddball and underrated show which would have gone unnoticed.

Frank Tagliano, after having a hit and miss encounter with his mafia gang, is placed under witness protection and is moved to Norway of his choice,hoping no one would come looking for him. Little did he realise what mischief he could get up to in the little town. It has the presence of Fargo mixed with the taste of the Sopranos I suppose though I am yet to still watch the show.

It is very entertaining to hear the people speak Norwegian and reading the subtitles were a relief to me as much as Frank understanding how things work there. It is witty, action packed, dramatic and not to be missed.



A Mademoiselle living in the U.K Born in the late 80's with a vintage heart. My blog is made up of my thoughts; be it through the eyes of a great movie, the chapters of a book or in the hands of a game and other ideas that set my mind apart.. here on an open platform to share with the rest of the world. Won't you join me..

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