Welcome to Alex's Picks of The Week, SideReel's new weekly rundown of recommendations for you to check out, despite your already-busy TV-watching schedule! Each week I'll be highlighting a different batch of shows that I personally recommend you start watching -- either because there's some particular buzz on the shows, their ratings are high, or I'm just diggin' them myself and think all you SideReelers might also (or whatever fun themes I'll come up with)! So without further ado, here's my first batch of picks! Get to tracking!
Just because I watch a little reality TV (okay, a lot of reality TV) doesn't mean I don't know that more quality television is out there. After all, I do watch True Blood (duh), and I swear by Mad Men, The Sopranos, and the much-underrated The United States of Tara -- it's just that really good shows require more time and energy than those mindless guilty pleasures that don't require any focus at all. As a result, I've compiled quite an impressive "must-watch" list -- aka my "Watch WishList" -- of shows that I know I need to start watching ASAP... I just haven't had the time to give them the attention they each deserve! For the sake of your own TV-tracking inspiration, here are the 10 shows I'm dying to delve into, and you should too!
3. Breaking Bad
4. Party Down
5. Burn Notice
6. Rescue Me
8. Big Love
10. The Wire
Already watched (& rewatched) all of these TV gems? Weigh in below with your own recommendations from your personal "Watch WishList." I clearly have a big queue lined up already, but I'm always open to suggestions!