Sunday, November 24, 2013

Seductive Series

With the sleepless nights, unaccomplished tasks, and vegetative state; I have helplessly fallen victim for the following series - hook, line and sinker. Thanks to programs like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime Instant Video, it has given people an option in the enjoyment and access of series and movies alike. On the down-side with the streaming series all in one nice package, once you get started you have to exercise discipline.

Downton Abbey

This series was a real eye-opener for me in the traditions and way of life that existed pre-WWII. This series follows the Crawley family and their servants. Currently, it is in it's fourth season. The first three seasons are available on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Quickly you become intrigued with this different lifestyles and the lives the different characters lead. One of my favorite characters is the matriarch of the family, Ms. Crawley, The Dowager Countess of Grantham. You experience their heartaches, their challenges, as well as their joy. The first episode aired in September, 2010 and has acquired quite the gathering. It is a British period drama on ITV created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Materpiece and Carnival Films.  Downton Abbey on IMDb.com


Lark Rise to Candleford 

Recently I found this gem when browsing through Amazon's Prime Instant Video. This follows the living of Laura, a small town (Lark Rise) girl from poor means, that has gone to live and work for her Aunt who owns and operates Candleford's post office. It is full of great actors who do a fantastic job of drawing you into their different towns and their dilemmas. It is another British dramatic series, adapted y the BBC from Thompson's trilogy (semi-autobiographical novels) depicting the lives of the English countryside around 1940. The first episode aired in January, 2008. The only thing I regret is that I feel the series ended too open-handedly. Meaning, we know change is coming and we want to see the towns through this change. But, I guess all good things have to come to an end eventually.  Lark Rise to Candleford on IMDb.com


Supernatural

Follow the Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, as they travel the US in search of the different, bizarre and other-worldly. First aired on the WB in September, 2005 it is now on it's 9th season with the CW! Created by Eric Kripke. This is a great drama series for Fantasy and Science Fiction lovers. It doesn't hurt either that both brothers (while they do not resemble one another - at all) they're both equally HOT and definitely, after the episode you have your fill of eye-candy. Sam is the younger brother, smart and has a conscious that he battles with. Where his older brother, Dean is more buoyant and takes time to enjoy life's pleasures. They both have a gift though - they find trouble where ever they may be. Supernatural on IMDb.com


Other Popular Series

While these are some of the series that have contributed to the countless nights of unrest, there are other noteworthy series available as well that people love. Such as Lost, Heroes, and Doctor Who - just to name a few. These tend to be my fallback plans - I know they are there and I want to watch them. I just hesitate starting it because then it is a vicious beast until you finish... and then you don't want them to end either - especially because you have invested so much emotion and time into the characters and series.

So - what have been your addictive series that you can't get enough of?