Plenty of shows I watch have been talked about here, so I'll name two I started watching this year that are kind of interesting. Both are cop shows, each with their own twist on the main character.
Cop who was framed for murder, sentenced to life in jail, released on new evidence after like 12 years or something, sues LA and wins big $$$, gets his job back as a detective, hunts for the real killers on his free time. I didn't watch the first season, but that was basically the summary you'd get from wikipedia or tv.com. Main character is played by Damian Lewis, who most people will probably recognize from Band of Brothers. His quirk is that he took up Buddhism while in jail and basically kind of acts weird. Oh, and his partner is kind of hot too. Not as procedural as shows like CSI, but goes with the House recipe of interesting main character.
The Mentalist (CBS)
Guy was one of those TV psychics making lots of money through gimmicks, irks a serial killer who kills his wife and child, drastic life change afterwards and now helps the California Bureau of Investigation as a consultant. Yea yea, I know, wtf is the CBI?
Anyways, this show kind of follows the House blueprint but deviates by making the main character like-able instead of a jerk. He uses his background as a TV psychic to help investigate, playing mind games and reading people, and usually ends up solving the case on his own.
I also watch Friday Night Lights when I can. Good show, its a shame nobody watches it.
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