It’s a Gangster wrap here at Must and we’ve got ten great shows with high octane anti-heroes. You might not love them, or even like them, but these gangsters are all compulsively watchable characters and they make for outstanding TV.
Told through two men who planned the operation, this is the engrossing tale of how a team of hired assassins attempted in 1989 to assassinate the “King of Cocaine” Pablo Escobar, under orders from a rival drugs cartel.
Recently, we’ve become used to our bent coppers coming with a side of Irish sarcasm, Gogglebox commentary and Twitter storms. But now that season six of Line of Duty is out the way, it’s time to make room for corrupt coppers from across the Atlantic, in this Boston police procedural.
The opening scene of The Hunter, with its scorching skies and swaying grass, is sure to have you itching to board a plane and jet off for warmer climes. At least, it will for the first few seconds, until it cuts to archive footage of a bloody corpses.
For telly fans such as ourselves, this series marks the dawn of a TV revolution, where the small screen became as significant as the silver one, and home entertainment became a presence as large and looming as Tony Soprano himself. Bada bing bada boom.
Any show that risks the crazy combo of Don Johnson and Jeremy Irons would routinely get a nod from us. However, Watchmen is also a bold dystopian drama that captures some of the race anxiety ripping across the US and elsewhere.