This Post is About Television & I Can’t Think of a Title

Another blog post!  I am determined to get my writing mojo back, and luckily Ginger is helping me do it!  Since I had such a good time writing about movies last week, it’s television for this week.

First of all, thanks everyone who is still reading (and HIIII to new friends).  I had so much fun reading your comments on my movie post.  Every time I got a new one I was like, “How could I forget to put _______ on my list!”  You all clearly have excellent taste in movies.

So, onto television. I love tv, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I like to watch all of the shows, so making a top 10 list would be difficult.  Instead, I’ve decided to go with the “What if I could only watch 5 shows for the rest of my life” approach.  Here they are, in no particular order:

  1. Gilmore Girls — I didn’t watch this when it was on the air, but stumbled upon in randomly about 6 or 7 years ago.  I became addicted.  It wasn’t long before I owned the entire collection, and when I’d watched all seven seasons, I started the first one over again.  It’s actually very rare for me to go to sleep without having an episode of Gilmore Girls on in the background.  Luckily, Ted enjoys it too.  We often text random Gilmore Girls quotes to each other.
  2. Buffy — Yes, the vampire slayer.  I think I only watched the first season or two when they were on the air, but came back and watched the rest later on.  And now I own all seven seasons.  Yes, it’s campy and the special effects are kind of lame, but it’s also some seriously good television.  “Hush”?  That episode is both genius and creepy as all get out.
  3. The West Wing — Here’s another show I didn’t watch when it was on the air.  Ted and I rented it from Netflix, and became instantly hooked.  One night we opened up a new disk from Netflix only to discover that we’d been sent the wrong disc.  Quelle nightmare!  So, off we ran to the store to buy the current season…and maybe all of the other seasons as well.  What can I say?  We love TV on DVD.  I have never regretted that purchase.  West Wing is quite likely the most perfect television drama in existence.
  4. Sex and the City — This was actually my first collection of TV on DVD.  I rented them in college and was hooked.  Then, I saved up my money from my first real job to buy each season.  It’s not the greatest show ever, but every time I re-watch it, I find something else to love.
  5. Friends — Do I even need to say anything here?  No.  It’s like a cow’s opinion.

Because I really do love television so much, I’d like to give a couple of shows an honorable mention:

  1. Bones — Great cast, yummy David Boreanaz, gross, but interesting science.
  2. How I Met Your Mother — Simply hilarious.
  3. Pretty Little Liars — My guilty pleasure show.  I love that nonsense.

So, there you have it.  What five shows would you choose to be the only television you ever watch?


  1. I pretty much agree with your tastes. :) Gilmore Girls is the only television show where I own the entire series on dvd. I watched the show from when it first aired, often having to watch them with my mom at home thanks to dvr while I was away at college. My mom watched the entire show with me, it was our thing. :)

    My husband can’t really stand the show, not his thing and this makes me sad sad sad.

  2. I love to see you posting :) Also, I love this post. Isn’t it funny that how we watch TV these days has nothing to do with what’s actually on? I honestly have no idea what nights certain shows are on because that has no relevance to my life 😉

    Shows I love with ferocity:
    – The Big Bang Theory (my husband is a huge geek and I am a moderate geek, so there is a lot of hilarious self-recognition in this show; also, it’s a great cast)
    – Bones (I started watching it because I had read some of the books! Have you read any of the books?)
    – Parenthood
    – Downton Abbey (I let so many seasons pass me by, ignoring all the hype, and then I got HOOKED)
    – Boston Legal (Classic.)

  3. It’s a moo point!

  4. I love TV too! My current obsession is Scandal, and I also love Dexter, Big Bang Theory, and Private Practice. I watched GG when it was on the air and loved it.

  5. I love tv, too! Too much. I’ve never watched an entire episode of Gilmore Girls, but from what I’ve heard, I bet I’d like it. Just haven’t had time to watch the entire thing.

    I also LOVE West Wing. My father got me hooked on it. We watched seasons 1 – 3 in a week to catch up.

    I also love NCIS. The characters make the show for me. DH and I point out people who need a Gibbs smack all the time.

    I like most of what USA has, too. White Collar, Cover Affairs (you had me at Auggie), Psych, Royal Pains, Burn Notice – I like just about everything they do. Haven’t gotten into Necessary Roughness…I have to draw the line somewhere.

    Have you seen Switched at Birth? Somewhat cheesey, but I really like it too. Oh, OH what about Bunheads? It has some kind of connection to Gilmore Girls…same producer? Director? Something.

    I’ll stop now before I embarass myself. 😉

    Our current obsession is The Big Bang Theory. Love it. I would have to add I Love Lucy to my list. I own the entire series and I love it. I can’t wait to watch it with the baby.

  6. Oh, I watch Gilmore Girls almost constantly. Love that show. I also got hooked, at one point on (ugh) GossipGirl. My current obsession is Breaking Bad — so sad the show is ending. :(

  7. I was totally the same with Gilmore Girls and Buffy. Didn’t watch either of them much when they were on air, but got totally addicted after the fact. My sister-in-law got me into Gilmore Girls and my husband got me into Buffy – he literally (literally! HIMYM reference :-) ) can tell you the name of the episode and the season & episode number if you quote something from Buffy, no matter how obscure. It’s amazing.

    Sex and the City is my put-on-in-the-background show. I don’t even know how many times I’ve watched the whole series all the way through.

    Friends and Northern Exposure are right up there, too. When Northern Exposure first aired, I was 11 years old and only watched it because it was filmed here in Washington State. I didn’t really like it because I was, you know, 11 years old. But watching it as an adult is a blast! I actually own the whole series.

    I adore How I Met Your Mother. It’s so easily quotable and hilarious. It’s another show I can easily put on in the background.

    British comedies are fun, too! Ab-Fab is great, of course, but can be a bit over the top sometimes. One of my favorites is The Vicar of Dibley. It’s a low budget sitcom-ish show with a really bad laugh track, but holy hell it’s hilarious and irreverent, and I love the mid 90s pop culture references. A more current British show that I love is The IT Crowd.

    I’m currently re-watching The West Wing. I watched it when it aired and enjoyed it, but I am getting so much more out of it this time around. On a sort of side note, I adore Rob Lowe and read his memoir, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends”, a few years ago. It was really interesting to read about his experience on that show, though he didn’t go into great detail. I highly recommend it – it’s beautifully written and is not your typical ‘Hollywood Expose’ type story (especially considering his wild past). I would like to see him write more in the future.

    Loving these posts! :-)

  8. I can’t possibly name the shows I’d watch the rest of my life because the only ones I like well enough for that are Gilmore Girls and Arrested Development, so I’ll just name my five favorite shows that are still on TV (in no particular order)
    How I Met Your Mother
    Parks & Rec

  9. We should live next door to each other so we can drink wine and watch tv together every night.

  10. I LOVE Buffy & watched Gilmore Girls back in the day with my mom. I’ve always thought about giving it another try! And am I the only person who”s never seen Friends…?

  11. i’ve only seen bits and pieces of Gillmore Girl episodes but i’m pretty sure i would love it. my top 5 shows i could watch at any time would probably be Dawson’s Creek, Sons of Anarchy, Sister Sister, Friends and Friday Night Lights

  12. I’m certain I couldn’t narrow down to just 5. Seriously. Don’t make me do it.

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