Binge Watch – How I Met Your Mother
The weekend is a great time to turn on the TV and watch your favorite shows. If you haven’t watched it yet, you may want to consider How I Met Your Mother. It’s an American sitcom that was first aired in September 19, 2005 on CBS. The main character, Ted Mosby, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led him to meet their mother.
If you’re not convinced yet, here are the top reasons why the people are hooked on the show and why you should start to binge watch it during weekends:
- Right amount of comedy
Many sitcoms are popular because of the hilarious humor they are able to deliver. However, there are those that also receive a lot of criticism because the kind of humor being presented goes against family values. With How I Met Your Mother, the comedy is broad and delivered in just the right amount. For example, Neil Patrick Harris’ character, Barney Stinson, is womanizing, materialistic and selfish. Even so, he is able to pull off the best physical comedy and one-liners that keep fans wanting for more.
- Characters are well-developed
When you watch other shows, you usually see gender stereotypes that are predictable. In HIMYM, gender stereotypes are defied. The characters are not boring and one-dimensional. Each of the six young characters are very distinct from each other. As the protagonist, Ted is the opposite of Barney. He is socially awkward most of the time, sensitive, and very far from the typical macho man. He has a clear aspiration of settling down with the person he loves. Another defying trait about his character is his nerdy, but endearing interests and his charismatic and attractive look.
- Strong bond between the Characters
For many, the TV becomes a valuable item because of shows like HIMYM. What has also set the show apart from other sitcoms is the ability to successfully portray the characters’ desire to come together even if they don’t have anything in common. Discounting the fact that they are the main characters, their distinct differences and a well-written script have made it possible for them to effectively portray that they like each other. These are just a few of the reasons ordervidgo loves HIMYM.
You should binge watch How I Met Your Mother because of its non-linear storytelling, recurring story lines and jokes.
Binge Watch – Family Guy
It’s Monday. After a whole day of work at school or in the office, it’s probably a good time to reward yourself. You deserve it. Why not start the week off right by binge watching a popular television series? Why not escape into the irreverent, inappropriate and hilarious world of Family Guy.
If you haven’t watched any episodes of the show yet, the time is long overdue for you to meet the Griffins.
Why we love Family Guy
It is an animated American sitcom that presents opinions and views about family life based on numerous historical facts and accounts. Seth McFarlane is the creator and executive producer of the show, which is aired by the Fox Broadcasting Company. The center of the show is the Griffins family with Lois and Peter as parents, Chris, Meg and Stewie as the children, and Brian as their pet dog. It is set in Quahog City, Rhode Island, a fictional city. It satirizes the American culture and traditional view about family usually in the form of cutaway gags.
Family Guy has already had a total of 14 seasons covering 270 episodes. Since it was first aired on TV, it has consistently earned high ratings. It wouldn’t last that long if it has a small following. Majority of the fans are males with ages 18 to 34, which is not surprising because the title alone speaks of them. What’s amazing is that even the younger males are also hooked to the series because, in a way, it lessens their frustration that stems out from the societal imposition that everyone is expected to have a family. Because the script is brilliantly written, even females, both those who like and dislike the idea of family, are also watching every episode.
It’s obvious that the primary reason why Family Guy is one of the highly popular television series is the fact that it is able to deliver hilarious humor. It is the kind of humor that helps people to smoothly and subtly criticize existing traditional family values that are not actually helping everyone live a good life.
As it seems, Family Guy is going to be part of the American televisions for the many years to come. Check your local listings for new episodes of Family Guy on FOX
Binge Watch—Sons of Anarchy
If you’re looking for a series with a unique storyline, that stands out from the usual crop of crime-fighter-sci-fi shows, then you should definitely check out Sons of Anarchy. Although it hasn’t gathered quite as much notoriety as shows like Breaking Bad, or even Showtime’s Dexter, It’s been noticed by critics and fans of great TV, and of course, we’ve noticed. SOA is superbly written, with great acting and directing that keeps fans glued to the screen.
This television show revolves around a Northern California motorcycle gang called SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original) and the personal life of Jackson “Jax” Teller. The gang patrols and protects the town of Charming, California, while at the same time, funding it’s chapter through illegal activities like arms dealing and drug dealing, among other illicit activities. The motorcycle gang was said to be modeled after the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, and the show even featuring some real Hells Angels members in the show.
Jax, the main character, begins to have doubts after his new son is born. He finds a letter from his father, who was one of the founders of the club. His father wanted to steer the group away from its illegal activities, however, he died before he could make his plan work.
As Vice President and later President of SAMCRO, he starts to struggle between wanting to uphold his father’s legacy and his responsibilities to the group. At the same time, he has to deal with rival gangs, the authorities, and politicians.
Beyond its action and violence, it has an underlying Hamlet-like drama of a son being haunted by his father’s ghost and legacy. He has to fight against his own loved ones as well, namely his mother and stepfather, who are also key members of the club. As Jax, in turn, struggles to protect his own children, the show deals with the underlying theme of family and the twisted relationships that sometimes exist in dysfunctional ones.
The television show has also been described as Shakespeare on Harleys. This can be seen as well through the mother and son struggle, and the tragic hero everyone knows will meet his untimely end eventually. It was also a great look into the mind of criminal masterminds who plot, manipulate and scheme in order to survive and win. In all, it is a crime show from the inside perspective of the motorcycle gang and its ever-shifting loyalties and fight for power.
In short, it may not be for the weak-hearted, but it brings viewers much more than just violence. Who knew so much drama could exist in a biker gang? Sons of Anarchy Ran for 7 seasons on FX.