” is a personal favorite—meet-cutes and elevator sex are really just sugar coating.
Where The Mindy Project really excels is in its conversations about feminism, single parenting, and whether a woman truly can have it all. Roots Creators: Mark Wolper, Will Packer Stars: Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose Network: HISTORY The original Roots, which aired over eight consecutive nights on ABC in 1977, was event television, watched by nearly half of the population of the U. It’s a mighty legacy to live up to, let alone try to better, especially considering the glut of options available.
It's that single TV episode produced that will determine whether a network orders an entire season.
benefits in particular from a rich back catalogue of titles, including a terrific array of current and classic network series as well as must-sees from Britain (Peep Show, Prime Suspect) and Australia (Please Like Me).
New historical research is brought to bear on the story, and the depiction of the unconscionable treatment of the slaves isn’t ignored or stylized. Peep Show Creators: Andrew O’Connor, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Paterson Joseph, Neil Fitzmaurice Network: Channel 4 (U.
The huge cast, including well-known names like Derek Luke, T. and Anna Paquin and rising stars like Malachi Kirby and Anika Noni Rose, shared the burden of this righteous task with honor, nuance, and the most raw emotion broadcast or streamed on screens in 2016. K.) Although Peep Show has a similar sense of humor to other British sitcoms that came in the wake of The Office, it uses the same sort of awkward comedy for a very different purpose.
He’s a teen experiencing the joy and sorrow that comes with a first crush, learning how to navigate the high school social scene, and sparring with his parents over his independence.
K.) Prior to blowing the film world out of the water with Shaun of the Dead, the creative partnership of writer/director Edgar Wrightand actor/writer Simon Pegg first crystallized back in the late’90s with the British sitcom Spaced.
Conceived by Pegg and co-lead Jessica Stevenson with Wright directing every entry, Spaced centers on a pair of aimless Londoners who decide to fake a relationship in order to secure a “couples only” apartment.
Brown) in the current day, the show bounces back and forth in the past as we visit key moments in their upbringing. Hartley brings depth and humor to his could-be-clichéd character. The producers clearly delight in shocking their audience with each twisty reveal.
Yes, the show does seem determined to make you ugly cry in every single episode, and some of the aging makeup needs work (I’m talking to you, Jon Huertas). Rescue Me Creators: Denis Leary, Peter Tolan Stars: Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale, Daniel Sunjata, Andrea Roth, Callie Thorne, John Scurti Network: FX From the opening moments of the series when off-color but very funny jokes are made about the amount of sex these firemen have been able to have since 9/11, Rescue Me distinguished itself as the rare series that could easily handle the tragedy and humor that life brings.