I Must Confess…My Top 5 TV Shows

Hello all and welcome to I Must Confess, the link-up where I “confess” something and ask other brave souls to do the same…if they dare…

I must confess I use the TV to wind down at night and since most TV series are in hiatus now I’ve been a bit lost lately. Seriously, what do you watch if you are not into Masterchef or other shows of it’s ilk? Last week I was temporarily saved by 7TWO’s primetime coverage of Wimbledon but, alas, that proved to only be a brief respite.

My husband and I have found a way to access Netflix and Hulu on the internet which has given us a few more options but we can’t seem to fix on a series that interests us both. This week we tried The Walking Dead which is a critically acclaimed series about zombies but while the story was promising I don’t do gore so I couldn’t watch much of it!

I thought I would console myself this week by counting down my 5 all-time favourite TV shows and remembering that good TV does exist, somewhere – even if I can’t find much of it on our screens right at this moment…

5. The Amazing Race

I have loved this show from it’s first series many moons ago. I thought the main reason I loved it was because I enjoyed watching Americans making fools of themselves abroad but I find the Australian version to be every bit as entertaining! I love the locations, the challenges and most of all, the personalities of the contestants. It’s good value.

4. Happy Endings

This is a fairly new show that has been banished to a 11pm timeslot on 7 but I think it deserves a primetime spot. It is hilarious, partly because it is directed at my demographic, partly because it appeals to my slightly odd sense of humour. I understand the in-jokes, love the characters and usually find myself in stitches every time I watch it. Definitely worth a look.

3. Doctor Who

At least I can always catch an episode of this sci-fi classic at 7.30pm each weeknight on ABC2. It is amusing, exciting, intriguing and entertaining. I used to watch the odd episode and scoff at it but I am not ashamed to admit that I have now bought into it and thoroughly enjoy each episode. I can’t wait to introduce the kids to Doctor Who when they are a little older too. Real family fun.

2. Frasier

This was such a clever show – funny and witty and smart. I love the dialogue – the wordplay is unmatched anywhere else. The romantic in me was captivated by Niles and Daphne’s relationship and each character was well-rounded and believable. I have all 11 seasons on DVD and love finding the odd episode on TV too. A true TV classic.

1. Castle

This is my favourite show of the moment. It is also smart and witty and romantic – the ultimate trifecta. If you haven’t caught an episode yet, you should (although I wouldn’t be surprised as 7 doesn’t really advertise it much). Season 4 has just finished but repeats of earlier seasons are still being aired on Sunday nights after Downton Abbey. Check it out!

Honourable mentions need to go to Beauty & the Geek, Moonlighting, Friends, How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. Hmm, in hindsight, I probably should have made this a top ten list.

And it is also clear that I like my TV light, airy and funny. But, remember, I do use it as an escape, which is probably why I couldn’t entirely embrace the zombie apocalypse of The Walking Dead!

Anyway, I have confessed my TV tastes, now it’s your turn to share yours. Or you can confess to something entirely different. It’s completely up to you.

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14 Responses

  1. Ang says:

    Oh Kristy I completely agree with you about the lack of good tv at the moment.
    The only shows I enjoy at the moment are Revenge and Once upon a time.
    We don’t have foxtel and find ourselves also sometimes saved by 7Two, 11 or 99. Often we watch re runs of Everybody Loves Raymond.
    I love Frasier. And Friends and How I met your Mother are also favs here.
    I can guarantee that you are not alone in using tv to unwind either.
    Ang recently posted..No Cook Playdough

    • Kirsty says:

      I forgot about Once Upon a Time, I really like that one at the moment too! I thought about another 10 shows I could have listed after posting, just a pity not many of them are on at the moment, or on at times I can watch them. 7Mate and Go are our saviour channels, we’re watching yet another Big Bang Theory episode as I write!

  2. Hi thanks for hosting ‘I must confess.’ You’re welcome to join in over at our linky too. It’s open all week. 🙂
    Kaz & Ang (@MeltingMoments_) recently posted..I Must Confess… I can’t wait to be a kid again

  3. Mark says:

    Ah- Zombies. Such a fascinating topic, it really is a shame that they always seem to be relegated to the slasher / gore genre. There are so many rich metaphors for human failures in the notion of zombies. One day someone will put together a program to explore some of that.

    • Kirsty says:

      Mark, I have to agree with you. I really enjoyed the set-up of the Walking Dead and it’s characters and the human element there but I wasn’t comfortable with the gore. I know the whole zombie legend is based on the true horror of humans looking human but no longer acting human. I get that the best way to illustrate this is by showing zombies doing what humans should never do but it would be nicer for me if it were implied rather than explicit. One day hopefully someone will go down that road but I suspect there is way more ratings in the shock value of gore!

  4. My 8 year old daughter is right in to the Big bang theory. If i can manage to keep my eyes open long enough i enjoy watching happy endings.

    I’m looking forward to nexts week link up. 😉
    Me N my Monkeys recently posted..I’ve Confessed. Have you?

  5. Laura says:

    I love the Amazing Race – it is the one reality show I wouldnt mind taking part in – just not with David – we wouldnt make it out the parking lot :-p

    • Kirsty says:

      I love it but I’m not sure I could ever take part in it. I’m a scaredy cat so a lot of the height challenges would not be good for me and I could not do the eating challenges either. Not to mention the fact that my husband and I got lost in Sydney recently…that would not bode well for us in a non-English speaking country!!!! 🙂

  6. jamesyd says:

    not seen some of your choices but i do enjoy doctor who! quite different to my top 5, here it is if you;re interested 🙂


    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks for sharing your top 5 James. They are all critically acclaimed shows and I do want to get into Mad Men and Game of Thrones particularly – I just need to find the time! I could do another couple of these lists as there are always shows that I discover and shows that I remember…thanks for linking to your site.

  7. My faves (can I only pick 5??) are Get Smart, Frasier, Downton Abbey, How I met your Mother & as a kid I loved The Addams Family!

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