TV shows over the years have become an incomprehensible part of our culture and lifestyle. Their significance has seen an exponential growth owing to new and relevant concepts. This augmentation has attracted a lot of big movie stars. The interspersion of diverse cultures around the world has resulted in a potpourri of expectations exceeding, and hitting rock bottom. Thankfully, we have the former in abundance. Their significance has grown with increasing influence on the youth. Adolescent problems, which are commonly neglected, have been highlighted and provided with much attention. TV today has become a portmanteau of all kinds and forms, with varied genres to cater to the tastes of the masses. They also have a larger audience owing to the comforts of ones home and also the capacity to give a lot of time building a story. The following list canvasses such TV shows, which despite not having the biggest of names have successfully established themselves, in spite if slipping away under the radar of favorites and the more talked about.
(NOTE: The numbering of the TV shows doesn’t reflect the ranking.)
5. Big Little Lies
Just four days old, the first episode absolutely blew my mind away. Boasting of a stellar cast including stars like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shaleine Woodley and Laura Dern, the HBO miniseries contains seven episodes, all directed by the mercurial Jean-Marc Vallee. The dark-comedy drama, which itself is based on Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name, opens with a crime scene,plausibly murder, with the victim and the suspect unidentified. Vallee being the magician he is (Dallas Buyers Club, Demolition, Black List), presents an interspersion of scenes, cutting to and fro from present and the past, introducing us to the main characters. With sudden bursts of adrenaline in the story-line, and the engrossing fables of the character’s past and present secrets, and vanilla-drenched skies and beautiful vistas, the series has set an exciting precedent for itself. The ensemble, ornamented with intrinsic shades of human emotions, did a fabulous job in the opener, with Woodley specially garnering praise for her performance. The end features the interviews the police transcript-ed while interrogation, and also shows us a glimpses of the impending doom that is about to strike the protagonists.