We are back in action this week with television recommendations. The theme is a difficult one because while dystopian and apocalyptic shows are very popular, they are actually hard to pull off. Here I have a list of three dystopian shows that I think do a pretty good job balancing it all. I tried to go obviously dystopian rather than keep it light.
Fantasy! I love fantasy in book form and I’m quite fond of it on television too. So this week’s list is a joy to compile, even though it’s tricky to differentiate fantasy from sci-fi these days. There is a lot of overlap between the fantasy and science-fiction, and sometimes, I can’t even tell the difference. But, for the purpose of this post, I will keep it in a form of creatures! Fantastic creatures such as dragons, sirens, ghosts etc. I will try to keep away from vampires, because that’s the easy way out. So here we go. Fantasy without the science!
Usually I don’t struggle with Television Editions as much as I have this year. Not that the themes are bad, they are absolutely wonderful! But they simply fall into the category of me not having any experience with them. So, instead of bringing you three I have seen, I’m putting together a to-be-continued-list. Having seen most or majority of the original shows, I’m bringing out three revivals that I want to see. Despite me being extremely hesitant about revivals *cough* Gilmore Girls *cough* due to their ability to ruin everything.
This week’s theme is again quite wide in terms of the possibilities. So, like always, I’ve decided to pick a theme within a theme and go with family. But not your typical crime family type crime shows with mob factors but unlikely criminals that drag their family, against their own better judgment, into huge messes. This week’s picks are three very different shows, but all have quite a lot in common as well.
Searching for this topic made me realise I’ve really missed out on good gangster themed shows. So instead of listing recommendations of shows I have seen I’m compiling a shame list. These are three shows that heavily feature gangsters but I haven’t seen yet. I say yet because I do plan to see them some day… who knows when, but it’s going to happen, I promise.
Alright, I’m breaking all the rules this week! Which, ironically, is what special agents and spies usually do. They have all these rules for being a spy, they get a mission, then they go off the map and break all the rules. It’s a multilayered post here on Mettel Ray this week. Also, I’m time traveling in all the shows because that’s my theme within a theme this week. Plus I’m mentioning a show I’ve already mentioned and a show I haven’t fully even seen. I’m channeling spy energy and going off mission.
Have been waiting for this a whole year, because I actually prepared for this post. In other words, I watched two non-English shows for this and I loved both shows! And yes, I said two, so the third one is going to be a surprise – even for me.
EDITED: This is NOT the correct post for this week’s TMP! Your girl just messed up the weeks, but enjoy this NEXT week’s theme while this week’s theme will be posted next week.
This week’s theme is like scrolling through Twitter and stumbling on a pervy tweet. Meaning: there’s a lot to choose from! And honestly, I had a hard time narrowing down a theme with this one. Luckily, I’ve trained myself well. This week’s TV shows based on books are inspired by one common theme – CRIME! Added similarities between the recommended shows are: 1) all three shows have ended, 2) I’ve watched at least 7 seasons of each of them, and 3) I’ll never read the book(s) their based on. Narrowing them down this much proves my first point – there are a sh*t ton of shows based on books!
This year’s first Television Edition theme is all about those new shows that came out in 2018. Without actually going crazy and talking about my favourite among the last year’s freshmen, Bodyguard, I’m going with a theme within a theme! You guys seems to love these so let’s make it a bit more interesting this time around. I’m not going to tell you what the theme is, and I’ll let you tell me in the comments, what all three of my picks have in common.
Last Thursday Movie Picks of 2018, and it’s time for some laughs! And good ones too, because I have so many great TV comedy recommendations! But I’m still going to do 3 recommendations because I’m definitely doing TMP in 2019 and I need to keep some things on the shelf for future themes! But all these 3 are amazing, and I know most of you are definitely fans of at least one of these amazing comedies.