Looking for movies/TV with really great acting
November 21, 2010 9:40 AM Subscribe
Looking for tv and movies which will blow my mind with the quality of the writing and acting.
posted by JoannaC to media & arts (51 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I recently saw a TV episode which blew my mind with the quality of both the writing and the acting. I thought about the episode for several days afterward and re-watched parts of it on YouTube. It captured my imagination. I am looking for more experiences like this. Some examples of other television/movies which have done this for me in the past:
- The rape episode of Private Practice
- The 'Darmok' episode on Star Trek TNG
- Parts of the movie 'The Hours'
- Parts of the show Joan of Arcadia
- Parts of 'Slings and Arrows' with Paul Gross
- Felicity Huffman in Transamerica
As you can see, I have eclectic tastes :) I guess if I had to categorize the nature of the shows which appeal to me, I do like a bit of quirk sometimes (Dead Like Me, Buffy etc.) but also like a good, strong drama. I don't want scenery-chewing over-acting, but a good, strong story in the hands of a capable actor. And if there is a bit of an SF aspect of a little quirk in there, so much the better.
So, recommendations for acting that will blow my mind?