Welcome to my first post of the Best of 2013 Series. Today’s post contains the best series I watched this year. Some of them were produced before 2013.
Sons of Anarchy Season 1 and 2 (2008 and 2008-2009 respectively)
The Sons of Anarchy is an outlaw motorcycle club who makes their cash in dealing in illegal arms. Jax Teller, the son of the now deceased founder, starts questioning the club’s directions when he finds documents his father had written. Season one and two follows the drama and violence that surrounds Jax Teller (played by Charlie Hunnam) and the rest of the crew.
I really had no idea I would love this series so much. I perceive it as a MAN Show, meaning guys find it awesome to watch and ladies suffer through it (okay, watching Charlie Hunnam isn’t suffering, I mean the storyline). There is some pretty intense drama in here, and I was appalled at the amount of violence. That said; the show is extremely captivating. I really went straight into the second season just so I could know what happened. I am planning on starting the third season pretty soon, and I really hope the drama continues.
The Carrie Diaries Season 1 2013
This is the frothiest show on my list. It is really cute and fluffy, and I know for a fact some people will chew off their wrists if they were forced to watch this. I enjoyed it though. It is senseless fun, and it is nice seeing the iconic Carrie Bradshaw suffer through high school. The show needs to develop a more intense storyline if it wants to survive another season though. They aren’t using Carrie’s acting ability to her full potential, and the story sadly flattens out sometimes.
Suits Season 1 and 2 2011, 2012-2013 respectively
I LOVE THIS SHOW. I heard rumors about its amazing entertainment value from many people, but only when my friend Zoë started raving I knew I would have to try it out.
Suits tells the tale of how a genius kid, Mike, manages to convince the excellent Harvey Specter to hire him as attorney at the law firm he works for, Pearson Hardman. Harvey teaches Mike to be a cutthroat lawyer like himself, while fielding attacks from all sides.
I don’t often watch law-drama. It isn’t a bad field, but I’m not able to say that it is my favourite avenue to explore. That is why this show is so refreshing to watch. It manages to bring all the lawyers to a glamorous stage, while showing how sneaky and underhand they really are. Harvey Specter is one of my favorite characters to watch in television – he is brilliant, hardworking, and brutally honest and looks great in a suit. His secretary Donna is a prime example of what a secretary should be – sarcastic, efficient and protective to whom she serves.
I can’t wait for season three!
Supernatural Season 5 2009-2010
Season 4 should have been called “The season where Sam shows what a selfish brat he is”. I didn’t enjoy it too much, really. I am so glad season 5 is back to a place where Sam is a little less selfish and thus a little less annoying. The inclusion of Castiel is brilliant, and he is well portrayed. I have been warned that season six is really not good, so I guys this will be the last of the Winchester brothers for me. It better end well!
The Mentalist Season 4 2011-2012
Patrick Jane continues his hunt for Red John, a brilliant serial killer who murdered his family. Every time Patrick thinks he is close to finding him, Red John eludes once again, and most of the time someone dies. The Mentalist is a brilliant series, and Simon Baker is at his best here. He is the embodiment of Patrick Jane is like Robert Downey Jnr is the embodiment of Tony Stark. I really have to watch season 5 to see whether he finally captures Red John – this series is on a knife point of becoming repetitive.
What shows did you enjoy this year?