American TV Shows, why do we like them so much?

As I am writing an article about Madrid, in French, I am thinking about you, international friends. I do not want you to fell left alone.

So today, I want to share with you my addiction to american TV Shows. And when i am using the word “addiction”, i am not exaggerating. Many of my friends could confirm it. I am following tons of them; at this moment 20 to be exact. I know it is a lot, but since it is the summer they are not all on right now.

People often ask me why i like them so much, how i can have a life watching so many shows.

It is not easy to answer. I think i like shows because they transport me into another world for a little while. I get attached to the characters, i like to seem them evolving, falling in love, losing their path and coming back. TV Shows make me feel different emotions through the same story. And that is very important…

Also, today, we have the chance to have a large choice of subject, story, and character. There is a show for everyone, for anyone… but that is not enough. The key element is to have friends like you, that will recommend you some shows. Thanks to them you will discover amazing things, that you have never watched if your friend had not told you about it.

That is my role today: commanding you my favorite show of the moment. Start getting notes!!

Olivia Pope

Scandal. With Kerry Washington. The show takes place in Washington D.C. and focuses on Olivia Pope’s crisis management firm, Pope & Associates, and its staff, as well as staff at the White House.

I love it, first of all, because of Kerry Washington’s performance. She is beautiful, with strong personality. She reflects the kind of women i admire: alone but with strengths. The President, Tony Goldwyn: hot as well with the power in his hand but showing his weakness through his love… Finally, the story line is great all with mysteries, politics, White House protocol.

So please if you have some time to kill this summer, take the time to watch the two first season, full of surprises and good acting.

Speaking of young women with strong personality, who know what they want, lets continue with:

Revenge. With Emily VanCamp. Emily Thorne rents a house in the Hamptons for the summer, seemingly intent on nothing more than enjoying a break in the popular resort. But it soon becomes clear that there’s more to her visit. Her real name is Amanda Clarke and her father was framed for a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison for life and she has come to the Hamptons to seek revenge against the people who betrayed him and saw him sent to jail.


There, also we have a bunch of hot and sexy guys, we also have actions, manipulations, love, suspense and mystery. You get attached very quickly to the main character, she is hard to figure out which makes you even more curious and into the show.

If you really like to get caught into the suspense and mystery and are interested with terrorism, Al Qaeda , you will love…

Homeland. With Claire Danes & Damien Lewis.  Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder,  has come to believe that Nicholas Brody, a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper, who was held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was “turned” by the enemy and now threatens the United States.

Action, feelings, reality, CIA, terrorism and some more suspense. You will get addicted to this show, love Brody even know we cannot figure out what he is. To me, as a french girl, i find it very brave to create a TV show about terrorism in the US, it could have been boycotted by the public because it is not something they want to remember and all. But it is so well done that it goes on for a third season in October… I cannot wait!!

I should just stop there, but i have some many: Grey’s Anatomy that is about to end, Hart of Dixie because I love their life in the traditions, Burn Notice and all the explosions, Dexter and his weirdness, Glee and their amazing song performances (RIP Cory Monteith, you will be missed), The Good Wife for her strength, Nikita for the Russians and secret organizations, and finally New Girl for their humor and awesomeness…

That’s it! You are telling yourselves ‘this girl is a geek, staying at home without a life…’ But no! strangely i can manage a life and all these shows. I admit my beauty sleep is suffering of it but that’s fine i will survive.

I hope this article will not create any TV show addictions. But if you get curious you will find the trailers when you click on the pictures or the titles… Enjoy!! =)


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