THE AFFAIR (2014 – )

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Creators: Hagai Levi, Sarah Treem

Cast: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney

Noah Solloway (Dominic West) is a public school teacher, happily married to his college sweetheart Helen (Maura Tierney). Every year, they and their 4 children leave their suburban New York home to spend the summer in Long Island with Helen’s rich parents. They stop at a local diner, where Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson) has been a waitress since she finished school. She is married to Cole (Joshua Jackson), who is from a local and owned a family ranch. Something clicks between Noah and Alison, although their recollection differs in interesting ways.

Those recollection are a bunch of flashback as they are interviewed by a detective and here is the part I like you do not know why yet. These recollection are different first you will have Noah’s and then Allison’s. As the story goes on you will know a little more. Here is what I like the story takes turn and an other it will never cease to amaze you. It is extremely well written as well as acted. The theme is about the affair and human relationship, family issues and particularly marriage on a deep level. Characters that are deeply flawed and you are uncomfortable watching them. Ruth Wilson won the Golden Globe for Best Actress and the series has won for best series. There you have it if you are not watching this yet get on the band wagon.

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THE WIRE (2002 – 2008)

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Creators: David Simon.

Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy.

Baltimore the city inner drug scene. Mid-level drug dealer, D’Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. In the mean time Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell finds out there is a informant in his circle and he has to deal with the local rival, Omar who has been robbing Barksdale’s dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problem some detective beating a suspect. hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. Th show takes us into the drug world and the cops who are trying to get a tap wire to listen their next move so they can arrest them.

Here is a great series. It is not just another cop show it is about the cops and the criminals You see the lives of both. The series CSI to me is not too realistic like the wire who is. It looks at the bureaucracy, the rule the obstacles, how the drug dealers are organized  as well as the police who are trying to catch them and put them to jail. Like I said it is not like any cop show, There is one story per season the crime is not solved in an hour like the other cop show. The writing is impeccable and so are the acting. The street slang sound authentic also. If you haven’t seen this one I suggest that you do.

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THE HOUR (2011 – )

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Creators: Abi Morgan.

Cast: Romola GaraiBen WhishawDominic West

London, 1956. Against the backdrop of Cold War espionage, government repression, the Suez Canal crisis and Soviet repression in Hungary, a new television show is emerging called The Hour for the BBC.

The hour is on BBC America cable channel. Here is the best series created in Britain. It is a spy thriller and drama and you though in a bunch of journalist in there you have a nice little mix.The show’s name is also the name of the investigative news magazine show being created at the BBC and is loosely based on an actual pioneering show called “Panorama,”I come to find out doing a little research. Ambitious young producer Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) wins the jack pot when she’s put in charge of the show. Her longtime friend Freddie Lyon is a young talented journalist is passed over as an anchor but land the journalist investigator. Bel is not too crazy about the fact that they hired Hector Madden (Dominic west) is not much of a writer or anything else which  enrage Freddie where bel know that he is much better suited for the job. The struggle to lift off the show and tries to be the first news to do interviews. The performances of the actors are awesome as well as the writers they really went out there with it .

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