I love my DVR. Had they been invented before I met my husband, I might be married to an electronic device and have little remote control babies running around the house.
Most of the shows that I record on the DVR are shows that the hubs and I watch together. So, that means…no sneaking a peek! We wait until we both can watch at the same time. So, what’s a girl to do when she’s busting out a treadmill run and she needs to get her TV fix without watching the coveted husband/wife only shows?
I’ll tell you what.
A bunch of crap TV watching.
I have watched some truly terrible shows lately (I’m looking at you CW) and it’s given me new found appreciation for the good ones. So, I thought with that, I will start “TV Tuesday.”
Today, I will list my top 5 favorite TV shows of all time (and in no particular order).
I would have never watched this show if it wasn’t for Michelle. Thanks, Michelle! I was instantly hooked. Of course, I blamed her for making me love it when it went off the air too.
If you haven’t heard of this one, it stars Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars, a high school student whose dad is a private investigator. She helps her dad solve stand-alone cases each episode while also working to solve the more complex season-long mystery. This show lasted 3 seasons and they weren’t sure if they were going to get a fourth…so they ended it on the usual cliffhanger in hopes of renewal. They didn’t get it. But it’s still worth watching even with the cliffhanger at the end of Season 3.
This show has great drama and comedy. It is so cleverly written it’s ridiculous. This is one of those shows I had to watch on live TV because I couldn’t wait to watch it without commercials on the DVR. (Check out my celebs page for a pic of me and Kristen Bell.)
The storyline. The acting. It’s insane. The show is based off of the books of the same title. I’ve never read them but heard the first book was identical to the first season and then the series strays. It’s about Dexter, a blood splatter analyst with the police department who also happens to be a serial killer. The show has a season long mystery to solve as Dexter tries to balance work life, family life, and serial killing life without getting caught. Trust me. You will root for the serial killer in this show.
Each episode is like a mini-movie and it’s so engrossing that you just want to watch the next episode right away. The opening credits of this show alone is so good it won an Emmy. Season 6 of this one should be starting in September.
By the way, I get Showtime for 3 months of the year only…just for this show.
Don’t knock this one till you’ve tried it. This show has a great story. And the story builds each season. It’s amazing how they intertwine the characters and bring back characters from previous shows/seasons. This one stars Jensen Ackles (I used to watch him on Days of our Lives!) and Jared Padaleki as (hot) brothers who are (hot) demon hunters. They spend each season trying to fight some big bad evil all while looking hot.
The best part of this show is that it’s not afraid to make fun of itself or its actors. There’s drama, a lot more comedy than you would think, and sometimes it’s a little creepy too. You don’t have to start from the beginning to watch this one either, which is the nice part. But it helps if you do.
Battlestar Galactica (the new one):
This one is based on the original series and started as a mini-series. Without getting too confusing , it’s about approximately 50,000 human survivors aboard a spacecraft trying to find Earth after their population had been attacked and depleted by Cylons (basically, robots.)
This is hands down one of the best written shows, EVER. Each season got better and better and the series finale blew me away. It has great drama and great action and the characters keep you guessing. (Check out my Celebs page for pictures of me and a crap ton of the cast < —– nerd.)
Dead Like Me:
Dead Like Me only lasted 2 seasons, but it was funny and touching and quirky. It’s about Georgia, a girl that was killed by a toilet seat that fell from a spacecraft (yeah, go with me on this). After she died, she was chosen to be a reaper. The show follows her and how she has to deal with her new life reaping other people and how she deals with the family that she left behind. (Check out my Celebs page to see a pic of me and Ellen Muth, who starred as Georgia.)
Honorable mentions: True Blood ( I love the books AND the show) and Nip/Tuck. Only the first 2-3 seasons for Nip/Tuck, they went downhill after that but I still liked it. That show is a train wreck and you CANNOT look away.
Most of these shows/seasons are already on DVD, so check them out!
By the way, please still like me when I bust out my list of least favorite shows. Because trust me, they are shows that are LOVED by everyone else. I will still love you if you still love me. Promise.
What are your favorite TV shows of all time?