As summer rolls in, the best thing to do is to sit at home and watch a good TV show. Whether it’s catching up on the old seasons that you missed due to finals or college or just because you were lazy, or starting up a new show, almost everyone is glued to the TV or their laptop to avoid the intense heat outside.
The Express Tribune brings a round-up of all the latest shows on the block and some new seasons coming up this summer that will help breeze away the heat.
If “CSI” and “Law & Order” have gotten too repetitive but if you still need a fix for some murder-mystery, our suggestion would be to start watching “The Killing”. This new crime show follows the murder of one individual Rosie Larson with Detective Sarah Linden and her team trying to solve the case. Each episode outlines a new chapter of the investigation.
Tagline: Who killed Rosie Karson?
‘The Good Wife’
Moving on, legal dramas have become a huge fad and with two series currently playing law enthusiasts have something very interesting to look forward to. “The Good Wife” follows the life of Alicia Florick, whose husband Peter Florick has been sentenced to jail after enduring some serious corruption scandal. Alicia goes back to work after 15 years to relive the glamour and sophistication of the legal profession.
Tagline: Her scandal, her story
“Suits” follows the story of Mike Ross, a brilliant college drop out who aspired to be a lawyer. Fortune has it that he has an accidental interview with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s leading lawyers who has recently been made partner at the firm. Harvey takes a chance on Mike and an epic adventure into the realm of legal debauchery begins.
Tagline: Two lawyers, one degree
“Revenge” is a dish best served cold. This saying is put to test in ABC’s latest show. The series revolves around Emily Throne who is welcomed into a community filled with people who don’t know she’s only there to exert revenge on those who had destroyed her family.
Tagline: What goes around comes around
‘Game of Thrones’
The hottest show on the block is still “Game of Thrones”. With the second season having just begun, it is a great show to start right at the cusp of summer. The intense drama revolves around seven noble families as they fight for the control of the mystical land of Westeros.
Tagline: When you play the game of thrones, you either win or you die
Each season there has been at least one period show that has gotten everyone talking. From “Rome” to “The Tudors”, we have seen it all. This season the hottest period show to follow is “Downton Abbey”. Set in the post World War I epoch, the drama is centered on the Crawley family and their servants. The death of Lord Crawley’s heir aboard the Titanic means distant cousin Matthew Crawley, a Manchester lawyer, suddenly is next in line. Mathew accepts moving onto the vast estate with his even more modernist, socially engaged mother.
Tagline: War changes everything
No series round can be complete without an exciting musical series. “Glee” has taken the world by a storm as we all have sung along them. However, a new show “Smash” might just give “Glee” a run for its money. The show that zooms into the life of Marylin Monroe focuses on the backstage drama that takes place of a Broadway musical performance.
Tagline: Stars are not born, they are made
Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th, 2012.