My summer television project
When the summer rolls around, there is obviously less new programming to watch on television. Oh sure, certain networks run original alternative programming over the summer to garner better ratings, but most people don't really get excited about summer programming. The good stuff returns in the fall. The summer is "time off" from television.
This summer, I have given myself a personal project that relates to television. I wanted to watch a complete series, end to end, that time had never allowed me to watch and was generally considered to be excellent by viewers and critics. In this case, I have chosen Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing. I started last week and I am captivated, having already gotten to Season 2, Episode 5.
I chose The West Wing because it was on my short list of series I had heard a lot about but never followed. Previous projects for myself in this vein have included Babylon 5 and Arrested Development. Given the snappy Sorkin dialogue and interesting political situations of the show, I'm sorry it's taken me this long to discover it. Another series on the list was Farscape.
I know of a few people that used last year's writers' strike as an opportunity to catch up on a missed series. What other series would you have recommended for a project of this sort?