The Crown

The CrownA very interesting series created by Netflix. The show loosely follows the life and events of Queen Elizabeth. I’ve never paid much attention to the royal family, so I find this show very informative, even knowing that the show may not be entirely factual. One impression I get from the show is that Queen Elizabeth and prince Phillip were not always happy in their marital relationship. I haven’t watched the entire series so I may rewrite this post later.

Based on an award-winning play (“The Audience”) by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.

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Dramatic

Jack-Bauer-180x265TV Series “24”When I think of dramatic I think of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) from the TV series 24. The drama is never-ending. Jack never gets an even break. He moves from one dramatic situation to another.
I have been watching the series 24 on “Amazon Prime Video” for the past several weeks. It’s the first time I’ve seen most of the episodes. It’s all new to me.

A short blurb from IMDB about the TV series 24.

Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Each season is one 24-hour day. Each episode is one hour of the day. I’ve noticed that the characters in the series never have any time during the 24-hour period to sleep. They are always at work. I’d like to know how they do it. Maybe they sleep between seasons. Whatever they do to keep going the series works for me. 24 is one of my favorite TV shows, it keeps me on the edge of my seat.

Scandal

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Today I’m going to break from writing a post just to incorporate the daily prompt into my writing. I haven’t written anything about TV shows or movies for a long time.

I’m a Netflix addict. I have watched many movies and TV series over the years that I have been a Netflix member. During the past year or so one of the TV series I’ve been watching is “Scandal”. In the simplest of terms scandal is about a woman, Olivia Pope. Olivia is a fixer, she and her team clean up political messes, in and around Washington DC, by any means necessary; she is also the president’s mistress. The series basically details the events of the personal relationships of Olivia Pope, the president Fitzgerald Grant, and his wife Mellie Grant.

I was originally drawn into the series and would sometimes watch several episodes a day. The storyline was interesting and challenging. I watched the first four seasons with dwindling interest as each season progressed. When Netflix offered season five I thought I would give the show another chance, maybe there would be something new to peak my interest. I was disappointed, I watched the first two episodes with dislike and finally lost interest in the series entirely during episode three. The season was just another layer of the repeated layers of the same plot. Olivia or Millie. Who will the president choose?

I have watched several TV series on Netflix and decided once they get to the fourth or fifth season the writers have a difficult time keeping the story together. As I watch, I get the feeling the only reason for the next episode is, not to promote the storyline but, to keep the revenue coming in from the advertisers. I feel the writers are struggling to keep the plot moving, or finding a new way to tell the same story over and over again.

Not all TV series die for me of the same death. There are some new episode seasons that I look forward to with eagerness, but I am frequently disappointed.

Storyline

ScandalWhen you get into trouble there’s only one person to call, Olivia Pope. Olivia is a professional ‘fixer’ who makes problems go away before anyone even knows they exist. For the moneyed, the powerful and even the President, Olivia is a legend in her field. Her spectacular success is mostly due to her unbreakable rule of always trust your gut. No matter how careful you are, when you do damage control for a living, you’re bound to cause some damage to your own life. She and her crew eat, sleep, live and breathe crisis. Each week, as the team races against the clock to defuse intriguing new problems before they become full-blown disasters, they also have to deal with their own personal issues. They may call themselves ‘gladiators in suits’, but little by little, Olivia and her crew begin to reveal the chinks in their armor. Written by Anonymous

Source: IMDB

 

TV Series 24

Empty is an interesting prompt to come after companion.

I just recently started to re-watch the TV series 24 staring Keefer Sutherland. When the show was on network TV I didn’t find the title interesting. Over time I saw a few episodes on TV and found the story to be very interesting. Many years later the series was on Netflix and I started to watch it again and just as I was getting involved in the series it was cancelled.

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Longmire

watch_tv 119x91Longmire is one of those TV shows that grows on you. I wasn’t sure if I could watch the whole series (on Netflix) but I am anxiously waiting for the next season. Longmire was never one of those series that I would watch marathon style, but it was good to watch once and a while. I give Longmire a 3 Star rating.


LongmireStoryline

Walt Longmire is the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County. Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady, Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic, a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch, an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time.

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