I don't usually review TV shows, but since I've actually been watching some lately, here are my thoughts on three popular ones!:
SPOILER FREE! Sherlock
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
"A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London."
Well acted, well made, well scripted. There's really nothing to dislike about it unless it's just personal taste.
So as far as I go: I thought it a "pleasant" watch. I can see why people have gotten really into it, but I think it's not really my "thing", so to speak.
Sometimes the plot in a few episodes got too frantic for my taste -- as in, "Wait. What just happened?"... but that might just be a me problem. I'm of average intelligence.
Maybe if I'd watched it on TV some commercial breaks could've helped me sort things out. XD
As for the main blokes: Sherlock and Watson, I think they're good characters... they're both kinda jerks, though. I have a hard time falling in love with a show when the main dudes are bickering/ being hard-asses all the time, but once again that's just a problem I have, not a technical flaw.
The episodes can be really clever and thoughtful, and you'll probably find yourself saying "that was clever", or "I woulda never thought of that!"
I may or may not continue to watch it myself. We'll see.
So, do I recommend it? Of course! I have my share of problems with it, but it's technically a very sound show. The Walking Dead
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
"Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies."
If you want the perfect zombie show, this is it! Even if you're not into zombies, you'll most likely fall in love with the pure entertainment of this show all about survival.
There are a lot of different characters on this show (personality-wise), and you'll probably pick out favorites... but don't get too attached! Sometimes you can't tell who will live and who will die.
It's a really well-made show with top-notch zombie makeup and excellent filming. Is it depthful? Oh... yes and no. Sometimes the show will give you something to think about, but obviously the main theme is just plain survival.
Some of you might think surviving in a zombie apocalypse would be easy, but this show will probably change your mind!
Thoroughly recommend! Breaking Bad
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Ongoing? No - completed.
"To provide for his family's future after he is diagnosed with lung cancer, a chemistry genius turned high school teacher teams up with an ex-student to cook and sell the world's purest crystal meth."
For me, the best stories have characters who are completely different than who they start as... you know... character development. And this show has that in spades! Holy cow. Does that mean I liked the show? Heck yeah!
One of the things I like best about this show is that no character is completely good, and no character is completely bad. In other words, neither the cops, civilians or the drug dealers are glorified. They're all people with wants and flaws. Sometimes you'll find yourself rooting for the cops, and sometimes you'll find yourself rooting for the drug dealers. -seriously!
Sometimes the pace in the show can be a little slow, which is just fine with me, but some people can't go a minute without a helicopter exploding. So if you're one of those people, you might want to steer clear of this one.
Of the three I'm reviewing here I think I liked this one best, and I'll remember it forevers! ^0^