MAN MEN (2007 – 2015 )

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Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

It’s 1960 and the Madison Avenue advertising men, of the Sterling Cooper Agency are masters of their domain. Between their four martini lunches, two pack-a-day smoking habits and their pervasive sexual harassment of female coworkers, these men happen to be  executives the of one of the most prestigious  advertising company. Don Draper (John Hamm), Creative Director of Sterling Cooper and the subject of admiration from all of his coworkers with the exception of Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser). Pete is one of the firm’s young Account Managers who desperately lusts for Don Draper’s job and secretary Peggy Olsen (Elisabeth Moss).

The focus is here the men and women working in the 60’s with sexually harassment flying left and right, and the roles of men and women back then. It revolves around office politics / gossip and sexual harassment. The affairs with the secretaries, even the wife having affairs while their husbands were putting 12 hours at the office. You se back then every thing was simple no cable, no cell phone  internet, although very few woman was working most of them were housewife taking care of the kids, even some of them were juggling both kids and working. It was the 60’s the sexual revolution started In 1961 some has invented the birth control pill, Ho! boy. The show is very  well written as well as the casting. The show takes its time to develops its characters, that’s what I love about it. The decors in the 60’s is authentic as hell in this show even the costumes my hats to the designers. It is going to be an addictive show once you get to see the Pilot. It is provocative, sensational, raw, and purely entertaining. I have it in my collection.

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SIX FEET UNDER (2001 – 2005)

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Creator: Alan Ball

Cast: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy 

A darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional family that runs an funeral home.

HBO original fresh series and completely different  than any other. In the season opener the crew of this funeral home is dealing of the death of one of their own. Fisher and sons had big plan that his elder son learns the family business so he can continue on. But instead he cuts out of town and decided to work for a supermarket as a produce manager in Seattle. Yeah I remember working for a supermarket I can’t remember the name……no still can’t remember the name of it; oh! well it ‘ll come back to me sooner or later. Actually when I was watching  the series I was working in the produce department. You have the mother Ruth and Frederico reconstructive “artist”, Federico (Freddy Rodriguez). Daughter Claire (Lauren Ambrose), a rebellious high schooler who’d rather do drugs and get in to trouble more than anything else. Now they have to deal with one of their own their father who got killed by a bus on route to pick up a body by the airport. How the family Fisher will grieve one of their own? What will happen to the family business? A great series that one would enjoy.

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DEXTER (2006 – 2013)

 

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Creator: James Manos, Jr.

Cast: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas. 

His name is Dexter. By day he works at the Miami Metro Police as a blood spatter specialist. By night well he his a serial killer. Dexter is not like any other serial killer he has a code taught by his father who was a Police officer. Dexter is adopted, he has a sister who also work as a detective in Miami Metro Police. The Ice Truck Killer who is a serial killer himself is emerging in Miami and Dexter is on his trail. He gets to the crime scene and his fellow officer says “Sorry dexter we don’t need you. ” It is a crime scene without blood. The ice truck killer is playing a game with dexter and Dexter is willing to play.

Here is a series that is a little corky, funny and has great Drama. Dexter (Michael Hall) is a serial killer who has a code. He has a sister named Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) who he his protective of and has no idea that her brother is a serial killer. She is a rookie detective trying to move up the ladder. Dexter ha a girlfriend who has kids from a previous abusive relationship. She is too emotionally damage to want sex and that is just fine to Dexter. In flashbacks and snippets of autobiography his father (who was a police officer)  is preparing him for life ahead. “You’re different, aren’t you Dexter?” Harry asks him in a flashback after finding the remains of a neighbor’s dog. He gave Dexter the police training that he needed. Like so many serial killer he keeps trophy of his killing, he puts a drop of the victim’s blood on a microscope slide and files it in a wooden box kept hidden behind the air conditioner in his clean, waterfront apartment.The series’s main plot revolves around the police department’s effort to track down the serial killer responsible for the trail of bloodless corpses. It is going to be only 8 season for this one and it was a great 8 years watching Dexter.

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