A few Seasons Based on Politics

The West Wing

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Year                1999-2006

IMDb Rating    8.8

Borgen 

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Year                    2010-2012

IMDb Rating       8.5

House of Cards

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Year                    2013-

IMDb ratting        9.1

Veep

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Year                 2012-

IMDb Rating     8

“Crime” TV

Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad

Year 2008 -2013

IMDb Rating 9.5

The Wire

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THE WIRE

Year 2002-2008

IMDb  Rating  9.4

True Detective

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TRUE DETECTIVE

Year  2014—

IMDb Rating  9.3

The Sopranos

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THE SOPRANOS

Year 1999-2007

IMDb Rating  9.3

Luther

Year  2010-2013

IMDb Rating 8.6

Sons of Anarchy

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SONS OF ANARCHY

Year 2008—

IMDb Rating 8.7

Boardwalk Empire

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BOARDWALK EMPIRE

Year 2010-2014

IMDb Rating 8.7

The Killing

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THE KILLING

Year 2011-2014

IMDb Rating 8.2

The Blacklist

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THE BLACKLIST

Year 2013—

IMDb Rating 8,2

A Few Good Seasons Based On Historical Fiction

Rome

IMDb rating   8.9

Year              2005-2007

seasons        2

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The Black Adder Series

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Black-Adder 1       IMDb  rating    8.3       year     1983

Black-Adder 2       IMDb  rating     8.8      year    1986

Black-Adder 3       IMDb  rating     8.8      year    1988

Black-Adder 4       IMDb rating     8.8       year    1989

The Tudors

IMDb Rating    8.2

Year                2007-2010

Seasons          4

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Borgia

IMDb Rating       7.9

Years                 2011–

Seasons             3–

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The White Queen

IMDb        7.8

Year         2013

Seasons   TV mini-series

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Spartacus: War of the Damned

IMDb                    8.7

Year                     2010-2013

Seasons              3

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Review of TV series “Mad Men”

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The series airs on American cable Network AMC on Sundays.

http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men

The final and seventh season was split into two halves of which last one is is going to be on air  on Sunday April 13 , 2015.

Classic, Superb, Well written and original plot. Original and well executed idea

Cast                                                          4/5
Dialogue and music                                  5/5
Story line                                                   5/5
Cinematography                                       4/5
IMDb rating                                               8.7
My rating                                                   4.5 /5

The drama is set in the middle of  sixties New York .A drama centered on the exploits of New York’s fictional advertising agencies and advertising guru Don Draper .Don Draper is shown as a genius with ups and downs but not as Comics’ genius as Sherlock Holmes and Harvey of Suits.Don is the epitome of american individualistic mindset.The existentialist crisis that follows shows him disconnected with all people around him.The indifferent attitude make him question the sanity of his very own identity.The flashbacks into Don’s past gives us the insight that how does he forged his new identity and manage to have a new life oblivious of his past.Don is shown to be an advertising genius unlike Harvey Specter whose intelligence is beyond human limits and is more like of a Marvel’s or DC character.Don has to struggle all the way.Don is mostly seen drunk or having affairs, it looks like that 60 were an era where a lot of men were having second marriages.

First marriage is a wreck, Betty Francis is discontented housewife with big dreams and she is also fed up with constant infidelity of her husband .the children of split marriage are in a sate of rebellion particularly their young daughter Sally is going through adolescence having problems adjusting with her parents.

Another important charter of Peggy Olson is written from a feminist point of view.it is shown that how she survives and makes headway in a male dominated corporate world of sixties.What I don’t get is why a successful women cant be shown happy in this drama?

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Peggy Olson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roger sterling is shown as boss ,mentor ,friend and partner He is both proud and envious of Don’s success.Pete Campbell looks up to Don.All of the major characters are financially successful but are emotional wreck with broken houses. What a tragedy

Most Anticipated Seasons of 2015

1    Game of Thrones 

Release Date   spring 2015 (probably April)

IMDb rating       9.5

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2    Better call Saul

Release Date   8 Feb 2015

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3    House of Cards

Release Date   27 Feb 2015 (All Episodes)

IMDb rating      9.1

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4    Westworld

Release date is not announced yet

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5    Agent Carter

Release Date  6 Feb 2015

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Top Sci-fi Shows of 2015

1   Under the Dome

Genre Sci-fi

Cast                                      4/5
Dialogue and music              5/5
Story line                            4.5/5
Cinematography                  4/5
IMDb rating                           7
My rating                              5/5

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2   Agents of Shield

Genre Sci-fi

Cast                                     4/5
Dialogue and music             5/5
Story line                              5/5
Cinematography                   5/5
IMDb rating                           7.4
My rating                               4.5 /5

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3   The leftovers

Genre Sci-fi

Cast                                      5/5
Dialogue and music              5/5
Story line                              5/5
Cinematography                   4/5
IMDb rating                          7.7
My rating                              4.5 /5

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4   Orphan Black

Genre Sci-fi

Cast                                      3.5/5
Dialogue and music              4/5
Story line                             5/5
Cinematography                  5/5
IMDb rating                           8.5
My rating                              3.5/5

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5    Extant

Genre Sci-fi

Cast                                      3.5/5
Dialogue and music              4/5
Story line                            4 5/5
Cinematography                 3.5/5
IMDb rating                           6.8
My rating                              3.25 /5

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Review of the TV Series “4400”

Genre Sci-fi

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A ball of light descends near Mount Rainier which leaves 4400 people stranded on earth .These abducts were taken by the ”future humans” since 1946 who are now returned all of sudden in an effort to change the gloomy future of impending doom. NTAC a newly established government organization based in Seattle is now in charge to control/monitor/care for these returnees to settle them in their new lives .Promisin is the key to having super human abilities which has to do a lot with plot .

Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris are the two main protagonists who are also the result/victim of Hollywood’s love for detective style narrative TV genre.” Aliens/Future Us “are very much interested in the Baldwin family drama. A new character Collier is later on introduced which has not only Messiah complex but also looks like him. I do believe that even the writers were not sure that whether Collier is a saint or a self indulgent manipulating bastard. Series ends in an abrupt manner showing that everyone is having the abilities in Seattle city area which gives us the clue that it has to do something with the low ratings of the season.

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Being Tom Baldwin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The acting was relatively good but the monotony of the emotion set portrayed by the main characters diminishes its effectiveness. Cinematography of the show at best was average. The show creators were more interested in the action scenes rather than to make it look like a Sci-Fi show.

Amanda Abizaid has sung the theme song “A Place in Time” which has a nice ring to it. A little of bit mysterious tone with a promise of hope.

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Place-Time-Theme-From-4400/dp/B0023BFFCM

Cast                                       3.5/5
Dialogue and music               4/5
Story line                                3/5
Cinematography                    3/5
IMDb rating                            7.4/10
My rating  (Overall Season)   3.4

Link

IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389564/