by Cameron Kic
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother has been entertaining audiences for the past eight years and is one of the best sitcoms since Friends.
The show is about Ted, an aspiring architect, who is telling his kids stories about the ups and downs of dating until he met their mother. The show and its cast of characters have yet to be surpassed in the charm category.
All the characters have personalities that jump right off the screen, and when you are watching it, you feel as if you are with your own friends. It’s what you want your young adult years to be like. Barney, played by Neil Patrick Harris, is the fan favorite.
This character is very charismatic and well-known for his punch lines. Sadly, the show is entering its last season, but it is still providing its enduring charm. Luckily, the first eight seasons are accessible by all Netflix users. You can also catch it on CBS every Monday.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is about New York City policer officer Jake Paralta.
Jake is played by Andy Samberg, well known for his role on Saturday Night Live, especially his digital shorts.
Samburg is a mixture of all the classic TV cops, and he grows on you quickly. The cast is phenomenal, especially Andre Braugher, who is best know for his work in dramas, but is quite the natural at comedy.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the best new sitcom on television and since it just started airing, you can catch up quickly. Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs on Fox every Tuesday.
New Girl is about Jessica Day, a girl who has just moved into an apartment with three male friends, chronicling their adventures, relationships and lives. Jessica Day is played by Zooey Deschanel, an actress known for her quirkiness and likable personality.
Recently, she has become quite a star, gaining an Emmy nomination for her role on New Girl. The show is going into its third season, but there’s still time to catch up.
This is a definite must on your watch list. New Girl is available on Netflix and airs on Fox every Tuesday.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is another quality show that is also one of the most popular amongst the student body.
“The Walking Dead” is the story of a group of mortal survivors trying to survive in an apocalyptic world of infected zombies.
The Walking Dead has received acclaim for its special effects and has garnered two Emmy nominations. The Walking Dead’s fourth season premiered Oct. 13, and was a thrill ride from beginning to end.
If you aren’t watching The Walking Dead, check out the first three seasons on Netflix. It also airs on AMC every Sunday.
Mad Men is a really great choice for anyone. The show tells the story of Don Draper, an genius executive who works for an advertising agency in 1960s New York.
While telling Don’s story, the show also provides interesting social commentary in the 1960s.
Viewers can witness the changing political and social scenes as a backdrop to the story. Mad Men has consistently proven to be one of the best dramas on television. The show, which rightfully deserves awards, has gained universal acclaim, earning fifteen Emmys, four of them for Outstanding Drama Series.
The show is wrapping up its seventh season and, unfortunately, it will not return until early 2014. Mad Men airs on AMC every Sunday.
The Bridge is a murder-mystery about a serial killer who strategically placed a victim’s body on a bridge between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, strattling the international border.
Upon further examination, police discover that the victim was, in fact, half-Hispanic and half-Caucasian. The case is assigned to two detectives; Det. Sonya Cross of the El Paso PD and Det. Marco Ruiz, an investigator for the state of Chihuahua. The duo work together in an effort to hunt down the killer.
This show is definitely one of the best new dramas. The first season just ended so you should be able to catch up by the time the second premieres. The Bridge airs on FX.