Top televisual eye-joy

Last week I got more excited than a pig in a mud-field about Narcos. It’s great. For reasons why it’s great you can read my brain splurge here.

So, in the spirit of sharing TV’s best excuses to curl up on the sofa with a blanket, the beast and a bottle of wine during the long winter nights, here’s six more series that set my eyeballs salivating.

The Walking Dead

Because *zombies* (and some dodgy American accents).

Six Feet Under

By far the best series about a family-run funeral home, ever.

American Horror Story

I’ve only seen season one, the one with the murder house. That’s purely because I’ve not had time to watch the rest yet. Jessica Lange is phenomenal.

Fargo

Darkly, comically brilliant. Plus Billy Bob Thornton. What more can you ask for?

True Detective

Because there’s something bloody brilliant about the combo of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

Rectify

I’ll admit, I’m only part of the way through this series so could be a bit of a cheeky one including this on the list, but I already have that feeling that the last episode is going to leave me bawling my eyes out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw-TTr3sK8o

Grind Spark – out now

Longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014, Grind spark is a near-future dystopian novel about growing up in the years leading up to the end of the world. It’s about pretending to be the perfect family. It’s about whether you want to survive. Treat your eye portals. Pick up your copy here.

  2 comments for “Top televisual eye-joy

  1. November 2, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Love several of the series you have listed. TRUE DETECTIVE (season 1) was a magnificent creature in the way it unfolded the story. One of the best uses of flashbacks to compliment and even affect the main narrative. Great list.

  2. CA
    October 10, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    From the list above i have only seen True Detective and The Walking Dead.

    As Gabriel said in his comment, True Detective season one was outstanding. The story, direction and acting all making it what it was. Unfortunately season 2 kind of lost it’s way and who knows if there will be a season 3.

    The Walking Dead continues to be just as good as it always has been. It also helps that my OH is a huge fan. Certainly looking forward to the season 7 opener in a couple of weeks. Although Fear The Walking Dead is not quite up to the standards of it’s big brother. In saying that, the double episode finale this week was actually really good.

    Some other shows i would mention are…

    Ash Vs Evil Dead (over the top gore and humour)
    Banshee
    Battlestar Galactica (the remake)
    Bosch
    Dexter (except the final season)
    Game Of Thrones (obviously)
    Hannibal (why did they cancel this?!?!?!)
    Penny Dreadful
    Stranger Things (cannot say enough good things about this)
    Wolf Creek (if you like the films)

    Noticed you have mentioned The Bridge as well in another blog post. Really enjoyed that and looking forward to season 4.

    I am also currently making my way through Lost (for the 3rd time) with my OH (who is on her first viewing of it). Even after seeing it all before twice, it is still holding my interest and i would probably say it is one of my all time favourite shows. :-)

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