THE A-Z OF TELEVISION : PART 2

For PART 1 go here.

[N] NUMB 3 RS (Genre – Crime, Drama)

Are you one of those who thought that the Algebra and Trigonometry we were made to learn at school served absolutely no purpose ? Watch Charlie, a mathematician, help his elder brother Don (an FBI Agent) solve crimes using mathematics !

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THE NEWSROOM (Genre – Drama)

Explore the workings of a News Channel in this HBO Series. The central character is Will McAvoy, anchor of News Night.

[O] THE O.C. (Genre – Drama, Romance, Comedy)

The O.C = Orange County, California. The Cohen family adopts a troubled teen Ryan Atwood and he suddenly finds himself in the midst of a rich, superficial and materialistic community.

[P] PRISON BREAK (Genre – Crime, Action)

What happens when a man is falsely convicted, put on death row and his brother vows to break him out of the prison by getting himself in ?

PERSON OF INTEREST (Genre – Crime, Drama)

A mysterious Billionaire hires an ex-CIA officer to prevent crimes that are predicted to happen in the future by a super computer.

PERCEPTION (Genre – Crime, Drama)

The FBI seeks out the help of a genius neuroscience professor in examining extremely difficult cases. Will his schizophrenic hallucinations come in the way or actually help him solve these cases ?

[R] REVENGE (Genre – Drama, Psychological, Mystery)

Everything she loved and held dear was taken away from Amanda Clarke. Her father was framed, falsely accused and imprisoned thereafter. He was killed by the very same people who framed him and now his daughter is out to get revenge.

[S] SHERLOCK(Genre – Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Adventure)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character brought to life yet again in this BBC show where Sherlock and John Watson team up to solve crimes.

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SUITS (Genre – Legal, Comedy, Drama)

What happens when one of the best lawyers in town hires a talented young man who’s never been to law school to be his associate ?

SEINFELD (Genre – Comedy)

Ever wondered how comedians get material for their jokes ? Watch the life of a comedian (Jerry Seinfeld) unfold on screen. His friends and family, his normal routine and how he finds humour in them.

SUPERNATURAL (Genre – Fantasy, Action, Mystery)

Two brothers make it their mission to nab evil supernatural creatures.

THE SOPRANOS (Genre – Crime, Drama)

Explore the life of a Mafia capo (Tony Soprano) through the sessions with his therapist. The show is about how he tackles his professional and private life.

[T] TWO AND A HALF MEN (Genre – Comedy)

Charlie is a carefree Casanova living in a beach front house. Hilarity ensues when his brother has to move in with him after his ex-wife throws him out. Add to this mix his son who visits on the weekends and Charlie’s smart-mouth housekeeper and you have the perfect recipe for laughter.

[U] UGLY BETTY (Genre – Drama, Comedy)

The adventures of Betty Suarez, an “ugly” girl who is given an opportunity to be an Assistant to the Editor of Mode magazine (Arguably one of New York’s most popular Fashion magazine). Watch Betty’s tryst with the big bad world of Fashion.

[V] THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Genre – Fantasy, Drama, Romance)

Elena Gilbert’s life changes completely when she meets Stefan Salvatore and his brother Damon.

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[W] THE WALKING DEAD (Genre – Drama, Horror)

Rick Grimes wakes up to find that the world has been overtaken by Zombies ! There are only a handful of survivors, how will they cope ?

WHITE COLLAR (Genre – Crime, Drama)

The tagline of this show sums it up pretty nicely – To solve the toughest crimes, hire the smartest criminal. A white collar criminal assists an FBI Agent to put other criminals behind bars.

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY ? (Genre – Comedy)

Performers who make up songs and comic scenes instantly (in response to prompts given by the host or the audience), which will surely tickle your funny bone.

[X] THE X-FILES (Genre – Sci-fi, Thriller, Mystery)

Two FBI Agents, of contrasting views are tasked with investigating inexplicable cases involving strange supernatural occurrences.

[Y] YES, MINISTER & YES, PRIME MINISTER (Genre – Comedy, Politics)

Ever wondered what it would be like to be the Prime Minister ? Follow Jim Hacker, his struggles and elevation from Cabinet Minister to the British Prime Minister.

[Z] ZORRO (Genre – Adventure, Romance)

Don Diego de la Vega has an alter-ego called El Zorro. Watch him defend people from the enemy Alcalde.

Which show is your favourite ?

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THE A-Z OF TELEVISION : PART 1

[A] ARROW (Genre – Action, Crime) Based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow, this is a show for those who like Superheroes. Watch how a billionaire playboy started fighting crime in his city with a bow and arrow in the age of big-ass guns.

ALCATRAZ (Genre – Sci-Fi, Action, Crime) Inmates and guards of the Alcatraz Prison disappear in 1963 under inexplicable circumstances. They begin to come back in the present day but they haven’t aged at all. alcatraz

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[B] BREAKING BAD (Genre – Crime, Drama, Thriller) What happens when a Chemistry genius starts to produce and sell crystal meth to provide for his family’s finances.

BRAIN GAMES (Genre – Reality TV, Documentary) A National Geographic series that is all about the Human Brain. Experiments, facts, Interactive games that makes us understand our brain better (how it works, what are its limitations etc)

BONES (Genre – Crime, Drama) An FBI Special Agent partners with a Forensic Anthropologist to solve crimes by examining human remains a.k.a bones.

THE BIG BANG THEORY (Genre – Comedy) 4 Science Nerds and 1 Beautiful Blonde ! The hilarity that ensues when these two opposite worlds interact is what this show is all about.

[C] CASTLE (Genre – Crime, Drama, Comedy) When an attractive Homicide Detective of NYPD and a charming Mystery Novelist form an alliance to crack crime cases in the city, sparks fly.

CRIMINAL MINDS (Genre – Crime, Drama, mystery) The Behavioural Analysis Unit of the FBI is tasked with profiling criminals/unsubs so that they can be one step ahead of them.

CHUCK (Genre – Action, comedy) Chuck Bartowski is the typical geek until an e-mail from his ex-roommate turns his world upside down. Chuck is now endowed with all the data of “The Intersect” which was subliminally implanted into his brain. (The Intersect is a super-secret database of the CIA and the NSA !)

[D] DEXTER (Genre – Action, Crime, Thriller) Are all serial killers bad ? Do you think you could ever cheer on a serial killer ? Dexter is the quintessential anti-hero – a boring lab geek by day and serial killer by night. dexter

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DOWNTOWN ABBEY (Genre – Drama) It gives a glimpse of the British high-society in the Post-Edwardian Era through the lives of the Crawley family.

DRAKE AND JOSH (Genre – Comedy) The escapades of stepbrothers Drake and Josh, who are polar opposites of each other. One is a shy, intelligent and socially awkward goody two shoes while the other is a charming, popular and not-so academically bright guitarist. Add into this mix, a cunning little sister whose favourite past-time is to get her brothers into trouble and you have a great show.

[E] ENTOURAGE (Genre – Comedy, Drama) Everybody has their own group, gang or clique. Call it by whatever name but one’s “Entourage” is where all the fun in life comes from. Follow Vincent Chase and his entourage through the glitzy world of Hollywood in this HBO Series.

[F] F.R.I.E.N.D.S (Genre – Comedy) One of the best shows in this genre and still going strong nearly 20 years after its pilot aired, it revolves around the lives of six friends living in NYC; their adventures at work, romantic pursuits and family issues. Laughter guaranteed.

FULL HOUSE (Genre – Family Sitcom) The life of Danny Tanner (recently widowed) who is the doting father to 3 beautiful girls and to help him raise them are his best friend and brother-in-law.

[G] GOSSIP GIRL (Genre – Drama, Romance) This show revolves around wealthy (and stylish !) teens of the Upper East Side in NYC whose lives spell Drama with a capital D. gossip girl

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GAME OF THRONES (Genre – Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Drama) The fight for the Iron Throne is on. Power plays, Murder, deceit, political alliances and sexual intrigue are common; because when you play the game of thrones you win or you die !

GREY’S ANATOMY (Genre – Medical, Drama) It follows the lives of interns and doctors at Seattle Grace hospital – their private and professional lives and how they steer through them. The voiceover of Meredith Grey at the end of each episode is quite impactful.

[H] HOUSE M.D. (Genre – Drama, Mystery) An extremely gifted and witty doctor along with his team try to treat patients with unusual cases.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (Genre – Comedy, Romance) Ted Mosby recounts the events that led him to meet his wife to his kids. His adventures with his gang of friends, happy and sad times, relationships and breakups, life-lessons and more.

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HOUSE OF CARDS (Genre – Political Drama) Frank Underwood and Claire, a shrewd couple set out to take revenge against those who stabbed a knife in their backs.

HOMELAND (Genre – Mystery, Thriller, Drama) A CIA officer is convinced that Nicholas Brody, who returned home after 8 years of confinement in Iraq, is not the war hero everyone seems to think he is. Follow her through her quest as she will stop at nothing to prove it.

[I] IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA (Genre – Comedy) The story of 4 friends who are co-owners of an Irish Pub in Philadelphia.

[J] JUST FOR LAUGHS (Genre – Comedy) Don’t we just love to watch pranks being played on unsuspecting people ? This show does just that and you can see it all through their hidden camera footage.

[K] KYLE XY (Genre – Mystery, Sci-fi) Kyle has no recollection of who he is or where he’s been. Human emotions are alien to him but he has mysterious psychic powers. Watch him try to adjust with his new family and unravel his past.

[L] LOST (Genre – Adventure, Drama, Fantasy) What happens to the passengers of an airplane after it crashes on an island that is deserted. Or is it ?

[M] MAD MEN (Genre – Drama) The series follows Don Draper, a Creative Director at an Advertising firm. It is a Period Drama where we see snippets of his work, his romantic liaisons and life in the 1960s.

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MODERN FAMILY (Genre – Comedy) Families are fun, supportive, caring and sometimes even weird, exasperating and difficult to handle. Watch the various shades of 3 inter-related families in this mockumentary styled show.

For Part 2 go here.

WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVOURITE ?