By ROSIE WATERLAND
The Emmy’s were on a couple of days ago, and some of the ridiculously obvious questions I was getting asked in the office gave me serious cause for concern. Questions like: “Is Breaking Bad about vampires?” and “House of Cards. Nah… I’m just not that into poker”.
Some people say I know too much about television.
I say I have my priorities in order.
Either way, I decided that it was imperative I provide a cheat sheet on the TV you should be watching (or TV that should at least be on you radar).
TV fans, please know, this is a highlight list only. I couldn’t fit everything. It breaks my heart that I had to leave off gems like Eastbound and Down and Boardwalk Empire but I’ve tried to narrow it down to the best/most-talked about shows that are on TV at the moment.
Here’s everything you need to know about what you should be watching RIGHT NOW:
1. Breaking Bad
Arguably the greatest drama of all time, Breaking Bad follows main character Walter White, a brilliant high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in the first episode.
He uses his knowledge to manufacture and sell meth to try and build a nest-egg for his family before he dies. The last episode airs next week, which is probably why anyone you know who watches the show is an emotional wreck right now.
You’ll like this if you liked: The Sopranos or The Wire
Notable stars: Bryan Cranston
What kind of investment are we talking?
Time: 5 seasons total (ends next week). Episodes are 45 minutes.
What to say to cheat your way through a conversation about it: “I can’t decide if Walt is the protagonist or antagonist” or “YO. Bitch.”
2. The Newsroom
Created by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), The Newsroom follows the day-to-day operation of fictional program News Night. Interesting because it’s set a couple of years in the past, so we get to see the team handle actual news stories as they break (like finding Osama Bin Laden).
You’ll like this if you liked: The West Wing
Notable stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Jane Fonda