During the Half Term I have been keeping up with a show called Top Boy. Top Boy is a show which was aired first in 2013 and finished last year. I have heard a lot about the show but have only just come around to watching it, so far I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Top Boy is a programme about two boys who are involved in the drug trade in North London, as the show goes on we see them rise in position. Top Boy is a drama filled with action and suspense. Although Top Boy is not necessarily a thriller it contains many conventions of the triller genre. This is shown in the various camera shots used and some of the narrative.
I have just this minute finished watching all of the episodes of Top Boy that have ever been aired. I have really enjoyed the programme so far and hope it returns for a third series. The last episode was full of thriller and suspense. One thing i like about the show is that you never realise what direction the story goes in. In some ways it reminds me of the film Se7en. I say this because they both have extremely unpredictable story lines; Top Boy however is a lot more gritty and in some ways darker. One of the main things that adds to the thriller genre is the fact that the show depicts the lives of people who live in some deprived areas in the UK. This I believe makes most Thriller and also Horror films; I have always found films/programmes which have a sense of realism more scary purely to do with the fact the unfortunate events shown on screen could happen to me.