Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year; the leaves change color, the temperature gets a little cooler, and most of all, the television season starts. And the fortunate thing about this year, even if the world is supposed to end, is that we have some of the best shows in history to look forward to watching.
Of all the shows this year, there are at least 6 ultimate, blockbuster, smash-hit action drama shows that are a must-be-seen by everyone. Most of them are continuing series that are in their 3rd, 4th, and even 7th seasons, but only two of them are in their first season as a premiere.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead, an AMC exclusive, broke television records this season by having the most viewers for its season premiere episode in history. The Walking Dead has garnered such a following that it has become currently the number one drama on cable television. It’s got love, hate, and all the other categorical adjectives of a typical action drama, but with a twist, the ever present danger of looming zombies. But for all the skeptics out there, the dialogue and storytelling are some of the best written materials ever to be produced and definitely warrants a try.
Breaking Bad, also an AMC exclusive, is about the life a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with cancer. He then falls into the life of creating and producing his own recipe of crystal meth in order to pay for the steep medical costs. But as one misfortune leads to another, he continues down the dangerous path of drug making. The show will air its final season at the end of the 2012 television season, but has promised to be the best season thus far.
Revolution is the new hit show that is gaining fans left and right. It focuses on a world where all electrical and powered devices cease to function and the world goes dark. In the powerless world, humans must fight to survive from the elements and each other. While still a young show, Revolution has already relished in the acclaims of many critics and hopes to be a wild and compelling ride. Revolution is shown every week on NBC.
Starting with the origins of Sin City, Vegas, shown on CBS, focuses on the complexities and hardships that were present during the construction of Las Vegas, Nevada. The show focuses on the doings of Las Vegas’ top mobster and the police chief in charge of keeping him in check. Las Vegas is also in its series premiere and has made a spotlight for itself as a fast paced, ‘gunslinger-esque’ type of western set in somewhat modern setting.
Game of Thrones
Set in a fictional land similar to medieval Britain, Game of Thrones is the televised adaptation of the novel Game of Thrones. It features everything medieval, blood, guts, and fighting with a touch of mythical entities mixed with the implications of a multi-way split in political and militaristic parties vying for power and for the throne of the land. Being an HBO exclusive, means it contains its fair share of explicit scenes and visuals. But it has gained some of the best awards and praises as a compelling and stunning representation of the novel series. Game of Thrones will begin airing its third season near the end of the 2012 airing season.
Homeland has won many Emmy awards and is in great appeal to the critics for being one of the best dramas of the past few years. It centers around a CIA agent who must keep tabs on the activity of a soldier who was captured by al-Quaida and who she believes has been turned to be a traitor. Set mostly in the Middle East, it focuses on the many political and military problems of the area and offers a unique spin on military and covert-ops dramas. It is currently in its second season and has been approved for a third. This show is a must see for all military and spy lovers. However, being a Showtime series means subscription to their cable service is required.
This upcoming cable television season, if you are looking for something extremely entertaining to watch, I suggest you give one of these dramas a try. I guarantee they will be at least worth the watch if you give them a try.