Updated: May 5, 2020
I've been hard at it all week in my study working for the "man" and now I want to chill this weekend with the missus or by myself, the wife doesn't always like the same shows as me as there's too much violence, sex, drugs and blood for her. I have mowed the lawn, painted the bathroom, changed the light fitting, fixed the chair and put up that picture of the kids, so I'm going to chill and watch some TV; okay so what am I going to look at? Below are 5 TV shows I'm looking forward to getting into this weekend.
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This is an American television crime drama series that is a prequel and spin-off of critically acclaimed crime drama series Breaking Bad. Set a few years before the events that unfurl in Breaking Bad, it follows the story of con-man turned small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill later to be known as Saul Goodman ( a play on the phrase "[it]'s all good, man!") sic, as he journeys from leaving his past life to being a legit lawyer. Of course his life and career starts to intersect with the illegal drug trade in the region (Albuquerque, New Mexico), as well as conflicting with "respectable" lawyer Chuck McGill (his brother) and Howard Hamlin (senior partner at his brother's firm). If you haven't seen this before start with Season 1, or better still watch Breaking Bad from its beginning, you won't be disappointed.
This is the final season of the American spy thriller television drama series that follows Carrie Mathison, a former CIA case officer and station chief, Saul Berenson (national security advisor) who are assigned to negotiate peace with the Taliban in Afghanistan. This may sound a bit dry as a subject matter, but the performances of Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin are great. If you reach into the back catalogue, it's worth watching from season 1, as it follows Mathison's investigation into Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant, who was held captive by Al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war and maybe has been turned by the enemy potentially posing a significant risk to national security. Brody is played by the most excellent Damien Lewis.
This is the current season in the series that follows husband and wife Martin "Marty" and Wendy Byrde as they move from Chicago to Missouri as a result of a money laundering scheme gone wrong. Marty and Wendy have to work for a Mexican drug cartel whilst dealing with local criminals in this small town. The show stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as they deal with the tensions being in a marriage going through a rough patch, raising teenage children and staying one step ahead of the criminals and law enforcement. It's an exciting ride!
I got on to this series rather late as the 6th and final season finished airing recently, however, I'm now up to season 4 and look forward to watching the continuing drama associated with the life of James St Patrick (night club owner and criminal drug lord) in New York. Omari Hardwick stars, as his character tries to resist the rewards and pitfalls associated with his drug life, whilst embracing the law abiding yet ruthless world of running a night club. The series is stylish, violent and sexy. I look forward to taking in more episodes as St Patrick, Tommy Egan (James's best friend), Angela Valdes (lawyer) and Kanan Stark (former mentor and criminal rival) battle it out on the mean streets of NYC
If you want some pulp fiction in the world of the UK and foreign special forces what better place to experience it than in the ridiculous world of Section 20 (a mix of British and foreign solders) who over the last 10 years have put an end to the attempts of dictators, foreign and domestic actors to destroy our way of life. The series started in 2010 based on Chris Ryan's (SAS inspired) novels and has gone through a main cast character change. Season 7's stars include Warren Brown (Luther), Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) Daniel MacPherson (Neighbours), Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours) and Yasemin Allen. Season 8 is already airing on Sky TV, but I look forward to seeing how they saved the world in season 7.