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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Sunday – a bit of a homage to my Catholic upbringing, in fact!
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