Always looking for a good show or two to fill the space when everything is on summer hiatus. The other half and I tend to watch two kinds of shows...really amazing, gripping, character-driven drama, and easier 'one and done' crime shows. Favourites in the former are Homeland, Dexter, Walking Dead, Damages, West Wing...just finished The Newsroom and House of Cards, thought both were great. And in the latter category L&O (both original recipe and SVU, but couldn't stand CI...) , Criminal Minds, Mentalist, Castle. Pretty mindless which is good for us at times, and they often serve as a sleep aid which is a good thing! But we found the likes of CSI, Numbers, House just too absurd and repetitive to stick with after a while.
Between our teaching jobs in the inner city and my own demons, we tend to shy away from shows where we are supposed to get behind drug dealers, adulterers, that sort of seedy lot... gave Weeds, Mad Men, Big Love all a go and couldn't stick with them for this reason, and we've not given Breaking Bad a shot for the same reason. But I'm always willing to try again for an amazing show. And other than Walking Dead we're sort of spent on the whole apocalyptic thing. Loved Lost in its time but tired of it in the end. The other half keeps up with Person of Interest when we've exhausted everything else on the DVR and I'm already asleep. But again, would give the genre another whirl if the show was stellar. Oh we also have enjoyed the quirkier dramedies like Psych, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, but sadly they often don't stick around.
So some things in the running are The Following, Elementary, Perception, Falling Skies (wary of this one, see explanation a la Lost above), The Killing (wary of this one two because the interwebs were not happy with *SPOILER ALERT* the lack of resolution at the end of S1, but if we are going to go straight from S1 to S2 seamlessly and there's satisfaction there, then I could do it), The Americans, White Collar, Southland. Would be totally fine with something long over (thinking Oz?) but only if it comes to a definitive end...not something that got cancelled or otherwise disappeared into thin air.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!