Thursday, March 18, 2010

There still is good TV out there....

Do you know what I like about having cable? Getting access to HBO and Showtime programming (broadcast on Canadian specialty networks), which (in my opinion) is so far ahead of the traditional networks (Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, CBC, CTV).

Enter into evidence Exhibit A: The Sopranos. Changed television forever. Nuff said.

Exhibit B: 6 Feet Under. For those of you who have not seen it, it's the story of members of the Fisher family, who try to run their 'non-chain store' funeral home in Los Angeles. The series traces these characters' lives and their friends and lovers and the pitfalls of the business.

Exhibit C: Dexter. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall - from Exhibit B above), a clever serial killer who happens to work for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst.

Exhibit D: Weeds. This show is about a newly widowed housewife (Mary-Louise Parker [drool]) from an Orange County-esque California suburb. She becomes the neighborhood marijuana dealer to make ends meet.

Exhibit E: Secret Diary of a Call Girl. The title says it all, doesn't it?

Exhibit F: Nurse Jackie. Somebody from exhibit A had to get their own show and in this case it turned out to be Edie Falco. She plays Jackie Peyton, an emergency room nurse who is a functioning drug addict. This is the least of her problems.

For those of you who like Nurse Jackie (in Canada), you'll be pleased to know that season 2 begins airing Monday, March 22nd on Movie Central.

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