You can say anything about television: bad, good, or nothing at all, but the truth of the matter is the television is playing an important role in our lives, and there are still good shows out there.
For me these shows are: The Good Wife, Parenthood, and Blue Bloods.
The Good Wife is a captivating TV show, which premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009 and still goes strong.
It has everything to keep your attention: drama, politics, intrigue, romance, suspense, and the element of unpredictability and surprise, such as the shocking death of one of the main characters Will Gardner (Josh Charles) at the last episode. If you never watched the show, it is not too late to become a fan. Here is the gist of the show: it is a legal and political drama that deals with corruption, infidelity, social, political, and legal issues. The main cast includes: Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) – a litigator; Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) – a corrupt former Cook County’s state attorney and a husband of Alicia; Will Gardner (Josh Charles) – an old friend of Alicia/her love interest/her superior at the law firm; Kalinda Sharma (Archie Panjabi) – a private investigator extraordinaire; and Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) – a senior partner at the firm.
Parenthood airs Thursday nights on NBC at 9:00 p.m. Central Time.
The show revolves around the Braverman clan, which consists of an elderly couple, their four children and their families. One of the grandchildren depicted has Asperger’s syndrome. The series unfolds the life stories of the three generations of Braverman and includes a great cast, such as: Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Peter Krause, Monica Potter, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, and Joy Bryant, to name a few. The show addresses serious topics, such as: marriage, divorce, raising children, diseases, and aging, and deals with the issues in a smart, humorous, and very touching way.
Blue Bloods is a police procedural drama series on CBS; airs on Friday nights at 9:00 p.m. Central Time.
The series tells the story of Irish-American Reagan family of police officers with the New York Police Department (NYPD). The main characters of the show are: The Police Commissioner Francis “Frank” Reagan (Tom Selleck); his three children – Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), a top NYPD detective; Erin (Bridget Moynahan), an assistant district attorney in Manhattan; Jamie (Will Estes), a recent graduate of Harvard Law School and a rookie police officer; and his father, Henry (Len Cariou), retired former NYPD officer and also a former NYPD police commissioner. The show deals with the law and order in the city and addresses the moral code on the personal level.