10 TV Seasons That Are Practically Flawless
What does a meth kingpin, a haunted house and O.J. Simpson have in common? Perfect seasons of TV!
Television comes in many forms and sizes, not to mention in large quantities. There is so much TV to consume these days that it is hard to keep up with it all. Not all of it is good, some of it is great, but then there are those incredibly rare seasons of television that you would have to really push yourself to critique and nit-pick.
The kinds of seasons that just sit in your memory forever and can't be taken apart for any reason whatsoever. Some of these are stand alone limited series that are designed to be a beginning, middle and end. Some are the first seasons of shows that went on to do more, but never quite reached the heights of its original debut. Some are a later season of a show, a bigger piece of the larger puzzle that, with context of what came before and after, managed to strike the perfect mid-season balance. The latter is the hardest to pull off out of the three.
Whichever one these seasons fall under, they are all exceptional contained bouts of television that can never be forgotten and should be applauded for being practically flawless.
10. Band Of Brothers
Inspired by real events and real people, Band of Brothers follows Easy Company as they go through boot camp all the way to the end of the Second World War. A successor to Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg were both heavily involved in the production of this miniseries and it shows. Band of Brothers is as exciting, touching, and haunting as the popular film was.
The extra hours spent with these characters really allows the audience to get to know them and understand them as complex people. The series is full of heart and tender moments and knowing that a lot of them happened in real life adds to the connection you will feel to them. The war is never glamorised however, and the show won't shy away from the true horrors of the conflict in some particularly gruesome moments.
Band of Brothers is also full of several cast members before they exploded onto Hollywood's silver screen so look out for such pre-fame actors as Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Tom Hardy. It's truly the best World War II drama you'll find.