This month has a few nice surprises for TV viewers. A lot of new shows on cable are having premieres. I’m particularly interested in two new shows on the FX cable channel. The first one is called “House of Lies,” a new show about PR and consulting for big business. The other one is the second season of a show called “Shameless.” It looks like a peek into the world of a drug addict and street criminal and his family living in poverty in the slums of Los Angeles.
“House of Lies” is a drama with a lot of explicit sex. I thought it looked interesting from the previews, but the show I watched was disappointing. It was like a formula of “do this, then that” with nudity and references to every hot button like gay, divorce, retired, strip club, etc. for shock value rather than writing a good story.
“Shameless” is supposed to be a drama with a tinge of comedy. The characters are pathetic and I’m not sure yet if we are supposed to laugh at them or cry for them.
Tags: cable, drama, TV
We have Comcast cable at the house, but the cost of the new release movies is too high. When I want to watch a new movie, Its much cheaper to stop at Redbox and pick it up, keep it for 24 hours so I can watch it 2 or 3 or more times if I want to, and then drop it off at any Redbox on my way out the next day.
My step daughter was telling me that Netflix has an even better deal than that. You can sign up with Netflix for just $8 per month and watch as many movies and most popular TV shows as many times as you want. I don’t think I actually spend $8 a month at Redbox, but if I gave up cable and could pay only $8 a month for both movies and TV shows, then I would be saving a lot of money on entertainment each month.
Tags: cable, movie, TV