Cozy fall weather = more stay at home time.
Just because we're not out and about as much, doesn't mean that we can't continue to enjoy our beautiful city. What do I mean? Well, watching it on television, of course. Below is a round-up of the fall shows that take place in our dear city.
I got completely hooked to this show last spring.The main character is Olivia Pope, played by the extremely beautiful and talented Kerry Washington (I definitely have a girl crush on her). Pope is a former White House Communications Director that now runs her own crisis management firm that represents clients from across the spectrum-- Congressmen, administration officials, millionaires. Pope left the White House for personal reasons (aka she had an affair with the President), but is still in close contact with the administration. The plot is full of twists and surprises, and there is great character development.
NCIS has been on air since 2003. It's about the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corp. The NCIS headquarters are at the Washington Navy Yard, so there are lots of local D.C. spots in the show. Additionally, the show is usually pretty accurate when it references various locations in and around the District. The show itself is kind of predictable at points and the humor is cheesy, but it's a fun show to watch because you don't have to watch it every week to follow along, and the plot line is always entertaining.
Bones is another show that's been around for a while. The premise of the show is based on two main characters who work for the FBI. One is a forensic anthropologist and one is an FBI Special Agent. The show revolves around solving Federal legal cases by examining the human remains of possible murder victims. It can get pretty gross at times, but that is offset by the pretty intense chemistry between the two main characters and lots of D.C. scenes. It's nerdy and funny all at the same time.
I've just recently started watching this show (aka I may have watched nine episodes yesterday..I swear I have a life), and so far it's great. Good character development, excellent acting, and extremely compelling story line. The main character, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), works on anti-terrorism for the CIA and is investigating Nick Brody, a POW who was recently rescued in Iraq. Carrie believes Brody is working for the terrorists, despite the rest of the country considering him an American hero. In addition to the entire show taking place in and around the District, and constant twists and turns in the plot, there are also some pretty good sex scenes. Just sayin.
I've got to be honest-- I've not seen this show yet, but I've consistently had friends tell me that I need to watch it because it's political, dramatic, and makes constant inside jokes about D.C. culture. It's based on the office of a fictional Vice President of the United States, played by none other than Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Lie to Me
This show isn't on anymore, but it's still available on hulu, netflix, etc. and it used to be one of my favorite shows. In the show, Cal Lightman runs the The Lightman Group which accepts assignments from private individuals, and local and federal governments to assist in reaching the truth through applied psychology, interpreting micro-expressions, and body language. The acting is really good, there are always really good twists in the plot, and because the office is set right downtown, there are lots of D.C. scenes.
No cable? Already caught up on the above shows? Well, then of course the GO TO Washington, D.C. based show, which also happens to be my favorite show of all times, is the West Wing. Order seasons on netflix, buy them on Amazon, or if you're like me, just pull them out from your DVD collection. Then pour yourself a cozy glass of red wine, grab a blanket, and snuggle into your couch (either by yourself or with a hot man) for some serious television watching.
Any other D.C. based shows that are worth mentioning? Please include them in the comment section below!