Since we have an Official Movie thread, I figured why not have a TV Series/Show thread...? Rate TV Shows/Series you have watched recently or in the past so that others may share in your finds.
An accomplished writer has hit writers block when a murder takes a page directly from one of his books and commits a copycat murder. Rick Castle is brought in to help Detective Kate Beckett with the investigation, and ultimately becomes part of her team, helping her investigate new murders and catch other criminals.
Nathan Fillion plays Rick Castle and is one of the best actors out there, IMHO. If you've ever seen the series "Firefly," he acts in much the same manor, except he doesn't really get a gun in this series. For those who haven't seen Firefly, he's a witty, smart-***, but is quite good with people and loves his family. Fillion does an amazing job playing Castle.
Stana Katic plays Detective Kate Beckett. She's a hard nosed, balls to the wall detective who always wants to get her man/woman/killer-person. Stana embodies this in Beckett, right down to the determination in her eyes. She also does an amazing job with her character.
Put these two together, and you get a steamy, witty, sarcasm-filled dialog that's funny yet not too funny. The episode stories are quite well written and don't leave much out. There is some stuff left to the imagination, but you will never really find yourself wondering what happened at a certain moment or to a certain person.
The Legend of the Seeker (several networks, primarily USA)
Based off the "Sword of Truth" fantasy books by Terry Goodkind, Richard Cypher finds out he is the first Seeker of Truth in a long time (1,000 years I believe). He meets Kahlan Amnell, a powerful Confessor, and the wizard Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander, both of whom help him on his journey to defeat Darken Rahl.
Craig Horner plays Richard Cypher quite well. He's not a superstar actor, but he holds his own. He's quite good at swordplay, and some women find him quite attractive.
Bridget Regan plays Kahlan Amnell and is on par with Craig Horner in terms of acting. Bridget is also quite adept at fighting and quite a looker.
Bruce Spence plays Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander, and is probably the most well known and most experienced actor of the three. He's an old wizard whose been around the block, and knows his stuff. Spence brings that to the forefront in his portrayal of Zed, and does a very good job.
With all three of them together, you get a Frodo/Sam/Gandalf type of feel, but a bit different at the same time. They have their own dynamic and work well together. As actors, they each play well off each other. Not to mention that Kahlan and Richard have the hots for each other (though Sam and Frodo might have too...?)
Sometimes the episode stories leave something to be desired, but for the most part this is a good fantasy series to watch if you are into that sort of thing. The bad part, it's on later on Sunday nights (11:30 or so, if they don't change the timeslot). Season 2 starts in November, but you can catch all of season 1 on Hulu.
More to come later...