VACATION GUIDE: TV Shows!

Next up on the list of vacation stations is, TV shows! You know, the ones you say you will stop watching after just one more episode and end up finishing 8 year long ones in just 2 days. Yes! We bring to you some of the greatest TV shows which are worth spending part of your vacation on. We’ll try and cover a range of genres there is, so there’s something for everyone. Except for Game of Thrones- we assume almost everyone has watched that. 

Enjoy!

 

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The show is about the protagonist (Ted Mosby) in the year 2030, recounting to his son and daughter the events that led him to meeting their mother. All the show’s characters have their own stories to tell and are larger than life, yet still grounded in it. A purely amazing show with incredible life lessons and moments of uplifting comedy and harrowing drama.

“Because sometimes even if you know how something’s going to end, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride.” – Ted

 

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It’s the first (that I know of) really well-told female superhero TV series. Jessica Jones is a detective — the founder and sole employee of a firm called Alias Investigations.Netflix gives us more a realistic super-hero who suffers from PTSD and a raging alcoholic who gets through her days solving crimes until she is confronted by her past.

“They say everyone’s born a hero. But if you let it, life will push you over the line until you’re the villain. Problem is, you don’t always know that you’ve crossed that line. Maybe it’s enough that the world thinks I’m a hero.” – Jessica jones

 

Dexter

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It’s not every day that you see a show starring a serial killer. The ultimate, ‘outsider posing as a normal guy’ – story. The story is cleverly written with the protagonist himself narrating the experiences, which partially helps overcome the potential problem of the viewers sympathising with a murderer.

“I love Halloween. The one time of year when everyone wears a mask… not just me. People think it’s fun to pretend you’re a monster. Me, I spend my life pretending I’m not. Brother, friend, boyfriend – All part of my costume collection. “ – Dexter

 

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A British television series about motor vehicles. Can it get more awesome? Why, yes, hosted by the charismatic trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, “Top Gear’s” unorthodox and irreverent approach to automotive journalism has made it popular with fans and critics worldwide.

“Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary…That’s what gets you.” – Jeremy clarkson

 

Mad Men

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A drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm’s most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. Every single aspect about the show – the performance, the costumes, the sets, the scripts, the direction is so well thought out, so detailed, so laden with meaning, there’s just so many layers that you can peel to find something else interesting in almost every episode, in every storyline and every moment of the show.

“What you call ‘love’ was invented by guys like me. To sell Nylons.” – Don Draper

 

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A futuristic laboratory assigns different tasks to its various residents, who then have their memories erased upon the completion of their assignments. The story primarily revolves around Echo, one of the residents who pieces together her wiped out past and her journey of self awareness.

“The human mind is like Van Halen. If you just pull out one piece and keep replacing it, it just degenerates.” – Topher

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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon. Its good natured lampooning of hipster culture is, in a way, wonderfully self-referential since it’s adored in hipster circles and the makers possess more than a few hipster qualities of their own .

“I’m not indecisive, i just can’t decide” – Armisen

 

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Michael Britten is a cop who gets into a car accident, in which either his wife or his son dies. Whenever Britten goes to sleep in a world where his wife died, he wakes up immediately in a world where his son died. And vice versa. He shuttles back and forth between the two worlds. Awake explores characters at a deep level, delve into major philosophical issues in a fresh, meaningful way.

“For me, every game could go either way. So it’s kind of hard to keep track or care anymore.” – Britten

 

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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her, and assumes her identity.The series is exceptional, with network BBC America giving so much to offer in terms of plot, music and performance. It seamlessly mixes genres and themes with the ever so elusive clash of religion vs science being one of them.

“ Controlling evolution is the ultimate power.” – Rachel

 

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The inside life of the staffers in the west wing of the white house, revolving around President Josiah Bartlet and his administration tackling various political issues in order to maintain peace and harmony in the nation.The real ‘star’ of the show, however, was its creator and lead writer: the inimitable Aaron Sorkin, bringing the show a buttload of emmy awards.

“You got a best friend? , Is he smarter than you? , Would you trust him with your life? , That’s your Chief of Staff. ” – Bartlet

 

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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist. Critically acclaimed and widely syndicated, it has been one of the most successful spin-off series in American television history. Unlike most sitcoms Frasier was bit more sophisticated, self-aware, self reflective and did not underestimate the audience’s intelligence.

“You know what? Copernicus called and you are NOT the center of the universe!”  – Frasier

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