Must Watch Series Online
TV watching has changed in the last few years. Watching television used to be about flipping through channels and chancing upon a good show. Today there are many changes when it comes to watching TV. Streaming sites such as Netflix and HBO has dramatically changed the TV landscape. Today many networks and shows have stepped up their game when it comes to watching shows on TV!
As a Kid, I Loved Watching TV!
I remember when I was a kid that I loved to watch TV. There was a time when I would sit so near the TV when I was a kid. My father would pull me back and spank me! Maybe I was six or seven years old then. It was not until a few months later that my parents realized that I had astigmatism and eyesight problems! But this did not change my love for TV. I remember back in grade school I would rush home as fast as I could to watch my favorite TV shows!
During the time when television sets in the country were just discovering cable, we were happy kids! We had new channels like Star World and Cartoon Network that brought in new, foreign shows! Local TV networks such as GMA 7 and ABC 5 were also showing the most famous animes during that time. Shows like Ghost Fighter and Slam Dunk were on the top of the list. Almost everyone LOVED Samurai X. We also craved for shows like Robotech, Centurions, Swat Kats, and Legionaries: Knights of the Magical Light! We had a ton of great shows that we loved to watch. Up to now I would re-watch these shows and enjoy them online!
A New Age of TV
It is now 2017. The TV landscape has changed. Cable TV has become mainstream and new tech progressions have given us online streaming TV! Online streaming TV is a platform where networks would produce local content and shows. These networks would put them in an accessible website or app for people to watch! TV networks also choose to share content with these streaming sites. If you missed watching them on your regularly scheduled programming, you could watch them online at any time you please!
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You Have to Watch These Great TV Shows
House of Cards
Kevin Spacey shines as Frank Underwood! House of Cards has been garnering awards left and right ever since it was released. The show is tough, gritty, and definitely not safe for work! The depiction of US politics here is bloodthirsty and cruel. Ambition and power are put into the limelight. At center stage is the character of Kevin Spacey. Francis ‘Frank’ Underwood stops at nothing to be the man on top. Literally and figuratively!
House of Cards also continues the Netflix tradition of the killing of their main characters! Leads have been killed left and right ever since the first season started. This keeps things interesting and makes you invested in the lives of your favorite characters! The show has taken us on many twists and turns but it still is not done yet! The tension rises as the power lines shift and a new figurehead appears to take the presidential reins for herself!
The genre called Historical Fiction has always been a great source of material for TV shows. I remember watching Rome, and Spartacus, and Vikings. They all had great storylines and plots that found their base in actual history. Marco Polo is another example of this. The show is grounded on the adventures of Venetian explorer Marco Polo in the kingdom of the Khan. Right next to him is the story of the dynasty and legacy of Genghis Khan.
Cultures clash as the West struggles to dominate the East. We also get a glimpse of how empires and leaders interact in a frantic race of arms. Ambitions will be tested and kings will be seduced in this wild and frenzy adventure of historical fiction! Leave an eye out for the superb performance of Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan. Wong gives so much depth to the character that we are mesmerized each time he is on-screen. After two great seasons, I still do not know if he is a good guy or a bad guy! But I am still rooting for him! News recently came out that the show has been canceled. If this is the case, Netflix just loss a good show in its lineup.
There are a lot of serious TV shows out there. Both HBO and Netflix have invested in producing shows that cater to the more mature audience. Most of the bigger shows now like Game of Thrones and Outlander contains scenes and themes that would shock the younger viewers. I am then grateful that I can still watch a show that is very viewer-friendly and enjoyable!
Enter Supergirl! I love this show! Melissa Benoist handles the cape and the powers beautifully! The scenes are still packed with action and the drama is very real. It does not have to show nudity or foulness, but it still attracts the viewers and the numbers! I myself am a loyal fan. The CW universe keeps getting bigger and better. The crossover episodes that feature Arrow, Flash and Supergirl are all masterfully done. Do not forget that Supergirl is Superman’s cousin, and I saw their Superman Tyler Hoechlin in the flesh at the APCC 2017!
The Last Ship
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A rare find for me is when I discovered The Last Ship! A friend told me that there was this new show that I should check out. What was The Last Ship? What was it about? Why should I watch it when I am busy watching Supernatural? It took me just three episodes and I was hooked! I did not even realize that it was based on a book!
The plot was intuitively original. A lone US Navy Destroyer was away on a secret mission on radio silence. When they opened their comms and went back to the world, a deadly virus has already wiped off most of the population! The rest of the season then got better and better as forces scramble to take bits and pieces of power as the last ship becomes the world’s last hope in restoring society! What a great show! You have to check it out!
Netflix and Marvel have a very good relationship when it comes to producing original content. These two production giants have released shows year after year all based on the Marvel comics universe. And do you know the first show that gave them this opportunity? None other than Daredevil! Daredevil paves the way for the Marvel Netflix Universe that now includes Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and the Punisher!
The treatment of the story of Matt Murdock was done masterfully. There was enough darkness and grit in the series for it to be treated seriously. The characters all exhibited genuineness and were all interesting and captivating. The conflict of justice versus vengeance kept tugging at the core of our hero. Slowly and surely, we all fell in love with Matthew Cox and his rendition of Atty. Matt Murdock! Thank God Ben Affleck took off the red suit and became Batman instead!
Big Bang Theory
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Have you seen this show? The Big Bang Theory is absolutely crazy? The series revolves around a group of friends. This is pretty common when it comes to sitcoms. But wait there’s more! What if this group of friends was all Science and Comic Book geeks, and you throw in a pretty girl right in the middle? Comedy chaos ensues! Creators of the show definitely borrowed some tips from the greats like Friends and How I Met Your Mother. But there is still a genuine originality to the show that gives it an edge!
Sheldon Cooper is a comic gem all his own! Quirks and sparks fly high as the nerdy group cross wits and quizzes with each other. Amazing cameos are also part of the show. We got to see James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher in the show. A ton of Star Wars and Star Trek references abound in each episode. I also love how the dynamic changes when the characters start to have relationships and girlfriends. The mix of romance and science can sometimes prove to be a volatile mix!
Game of Thrones
Dandan dada dandan! Everyone on the planet who has cable and internet knows the opening theme of Game of Thrones! HBO hit a gold mine when they started to work with George R.R. Martin! Watching the show feels like watching a never-ending movie that you never get tired of! Now here we are seven seasons in and we can’t wait to see more! The story has us hooked. Characters we have known and loved just suddenly die. When the time comes that the show is just too much, you can take a moment to look at the great scenery! There are hundreds of reasons to love this show!
By now you all know Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow. For more than six seasons we have followed their rise from nothing to greatness. Now they are at the peak of their form. All of Westeros sits in eager anticipation of their next move. Whitewalkers have just blasted through The Wall and are now marching into the Seven Kingdoms. All this is happening and we still do not see the end in plain sight! We just have to wait with the rest of the world for the last season!
There is a show on TV for Everybody
Everyone loves watching TV. Kids of all shapes and sizes have a favorite TV show. Even the young men and women have their favorite programs to follow on screen. Online streaming sites like Netflix, HOOQ, and HBO GO have started a new trend wherein we can now choose when and where to watch TV. Television has changed and is now entering the information age. Now we can select the type of shows we want. If you love comedy, you can just click on a search tab and scroll through the list of choices. Today everyone everywhere has the freedom to watch TV!
A Whole New TV World
Gone are the days of old TV. Production networks are now in a scramble to produce quality shows that they can show on these new sites! We would not have imagined shows like Game of Thrones or Daredevil a decade ago. I remember avidly following the show Smallville on Studio 23 years and years ago. Tuesday nights were reserved for me and I would rush home to catch it even with all the commercials showing! Today I can just click to a streaming site and watch all the episodes straight! Don’t believe me? Just go to Netflix and find out!
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