As a country, India has achieved a lot. We have progressed fast and during the process created history. But what we have not been able to produce is, really good TV content. Shows so thrilling that James Bond films seem like Comedy Nights with Kapil in front of them. We have always looked to Hollywood, therefore, to fulfill that need of ours. So here’s my pick of the most brilliant TV Shows (Thrillers only) that one just cannot afford to miss.
7. Mad Men
Set in the corporate America of 1960s, this show captures the essence of the true American Dream: Talent getting paid, Free Market being ruthless, and a man’s intense struggle of inner-peace. With themes of love, lust, betrayal and friendship, this show has it all. Jon Hamm as Don Draper is the most epitome of brilliance. Must watch if you love well written period dramas!
6. House of Cards
Kevin Spacey needs to introduction. In this Netflix original series, take a sneak-peak into the convoluted world of American politics. Top notch acting from just about everyone. One of the most gritty, tightly written shows out there, this is a must watch for those who like drama of the highest quality!
5. Orange Is The New Black
With an all female cast, this show was taking a huge risk. But all the fears were put to rest when the first season aired on Netflix. The show is funny, heart-warming, and at the same time devastating and dirty. One peak into this world of an American Ladies Prison and you’ll never feel like leaving the place again!
4. House MD.
Hugh Laurie rocked the world of American television with this brilliant show. It is a modern take on the legendary Sherlock Holmes, where a doctor treats patients like puzzles rather than people. Exceptional acting, outstanding cast, medical mysteries and large servings of raunchy, peculiar humour! What’s not to love!!
3. Breaking Bad
The most brilliantly written drama series in the history of television. Period. Showcasing some exceptional acting by Bryan Cranston and everyone else, this show is the cocaine of TV: once you get hooked, it is impossible to let go! Just sit and watch this high-school chemistry teacher creating an entire drug empire!
2. Game of Thrones
There’s no need to say anything about this show at all. One of the most iconic shows ever created, this epic saga of politics, blood, betrayal, and unexpected deaths is sure to remain at the top of lists for a long time to come. No wonder it is the most ‘torrented’ show in the world!!
If you’d tell me a British show would top this list – or any list – I would laugh at you. But this one deserves all the praise. BBC took an iconic figure and turned him into an even bigger personality. This is the one show no can afford to miss at all!