Guest Blogger Trevor promised us more great television recommendations and here they are. FX is a specialty network that features original programming and depending on how much cable you have you may or may not get this channel. But not to worry-CPL has your back.
Just like HBO, many of FX’s shows are of a different caliber than regular cable. With less stringent censorship, shows are able to push the boundaries of what you’d expect from television. Here are a few of the notable series we have in our collection.
Sons of Anarchy tells the tale of an outlaw motorcycle club in small town California. They kill, steal, and smuggle guns all while maintaining a moral compass that fans can get behind (the people they kill really do need killing). It’s been described as The Sopranos on Harleys and after watching two seasons, I can confirm that’s an apt description.
Justified - The excellent Timothy Olyphant stars as the unflappable US Marshal Raylan Givens, sent back to rural Kentucky after shooting a Miami gangster. Justified is a modern western, right down to the quick drawing lawman who might be just a little too quick to draw. Superb acting and deceptively simple plots make Justified an addicting pleasure.
Damages - A legal thriller unlike anything else on TV. Glenn Close plays the possibly good/possibly wicked super-litigator Patty Hewes. She’s out to possibly mentor/possibly corrupt fresh out of law school Ellen Parsons (played by Rose Byrne) while they try to settle a class action lawsuit that rises into the hundred millions. There are certainly a lot of possibilities in this taut and well written thriller. We have 3 seasons.
The Shield is a series that is constantly examining the concept of “The Greater Good”. It surrounds a special task force helmed by award winning Michael Chiklis who stops at nothing to see justice done. Extremely violent and gritty, The Shield pulls no punches in portraying a corrupt police force. We have 7 seasons of this excellent drama.
And check out his Part 1-HBO, for more excellent selections. Thanks Trevor.