Monday, February 7, 2011

I Like Dark TV

I am currently watching Shameless with William Macy, and it is among the darkest of the dark tv shows I watch. It's about a drunk alcoholic dad whose wife left him with 5 or 6 kids. The oldest girl takes care of the family and I find it strangely compelling.

I grew up with two parents who drank, but they weren't as slovenly as this character. He's this guy you hate, but love to watch. Mike won't even watch any show with unsypathetic characters (Like House for example), so this is one of my guilty pleasures I watch on demand.

Other TV shows I like are also filled with dark story lines that include more drunkeness (Californication); Drug addiction (Nurse Jackie); Mental Illness (United States of Tara); Serial killers (Dexter) and Hollywood Excess (Episodes).

Most of these shows are so gritty and realistic it makes me appreciate my mostly orderly, peaceful life.
I really think TV is better now than it has ever been in the past.


Little Miss Sunshine State said...

You like dark and twisty and you don't watch Sons Of Anarchy?
Family/Motorcycle Gang drama.

Monica said...

I like that Shameless is a little dark too. I love that it is realistic and genuine, that makes it easy to relate to. I’m actually such a big fan that not only have I watched every episode but I watched them all in HD through my employee subscription to DISH.