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TELEVISION > My TV Show List


24
Verdict: One of the best shows out there.  
Keifer Sutherland stars as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer. The show's gimmick is that all events occur in real time and each episode is one hour of one day in Jack's life. This is a great show. There's action, drama, mystery, everything.


CSI
Verdict: Quincy, M.D. for a new generation!  
William Petersen's character leads a cast of forensic scientists who work for the Las Vegas Police Department. Each week, the team pores over crime sites for clues in a search for the truth! Seriously, it's a good show and it makes science seem exciting. I've always had a particular dislike for William Petersen and yet, I like this show, so that just goes to show you how good it is.


SMALLVILLE
Verdict: Oozes cheese, but man, does it have a good-looking cast!  
This teen soapy drama centers around Superman a.k.a. Clark Kent in his teenage years. This kid is dealing with a lot: typical teenage angst, discovering new superpowers, and the requisite teen-drama love triangle. All of the episodes are reminiscent of The X-Files's monster-of-the-week episodes. Almost every week, some weird phenomenon occurs (the cause of which is always the kryptonite crystals that were scattered all over the city of Smallville when Clark's spaceship dropped into town many years ago), and Clark and his gang of friends play detective. Although the writing isn't superb, it's good enough to satisfy the show's audience (teenyboppers), and the producers did something really smart: they cast really attractive people. I cannot tell you how often producers and others in charge of casting decisions make the mistake of thinking that a show can do well without hotties. Tom Welling (Clark), Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor), and John Schneider (Clark's dad, Jonathan) are all a sight for sore eyes, let me tell you!


THE WEST WING
Verdict: Very good political drama!  
This drama boasts an amazing ensemble cast and memorable characters. The storylines that Aaron Sorkin comes up with are gripping and make you think differently about leadership and the choices that a political leader faces. They use lots of big words, so if you're looking something mindless, this is not the show for you.



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