My TV Favourites

The hubby and I spend a lot of time watching TV. When the kids are in bed and we have time for us we like nothing more than sitting in front of the TV watching our favourite show. Over the years we have had many favourites and we tend to buy the DVD box sets for those we like the most.

Ever since Netflix came along we've had a much bigger selection of things to watch. We have a large selection of box sets but now our options seem endless. For example we have just finished watching the complete Dexter series (for the third/fourth time) and have just started Breaking Bad (for the third time). They are both on Netflix. While we're both working we'll watch/listen to Frost, a detective series from back in the nineties. I love Inspector Jack Frost, he's awesome.

There are loads of series we watch again and again and I thought I'd share a few of them with you. I won't list them in order because, if I'm honest I can't put them in order!

  • Lost - completely pulls you into the story right from the start and we have watched the whole thing about 5 times. My favourite character is Charlie.
  • Dexter - the totally adorable serial killer. Also has the most shocking end to a series I have ever watched - series 4. A definite must.
  • Breaking Bad - not one I thought I was going to like, given it's subject matter, but actually it is really entertaining. 
  • A Touch of Frost - a classic. I'll never tired of good old Jack Frost.
  • Friends - we must've watched the complete series fifty times. It gets funnier every time and I always want to start again, immediately. 
  • Cougar Town - if you liked Friends you'll love this. Starring Courtney Cox it is the Friends for the older generation.

This year we also enjoyed watching series 2 of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black - both Netflix Original series.

What are your favourite TV programmes? Do you love the classic soaps or are you more of a thriller series person?


  1. Its a tough one to answer, because whilst I'd like to quote some of the shows I watched in the 80's/90's... they don't always stand the test of time.

    If I had to pick 5 shows though, that were the only shows I could watch from now till my final day, First I'd go with Doctor Who (Thats sufficiently long, with enough variety!
    I dont think I need to explain Doctor Who, but just in case...
    Doctor Who began in 1963, way before I was born. It's technically about a time traveller, but normally focuses more on his human and non human companions. They travel around the universe stopping major catastrophes from happening. It was cancelled in the 90's, but relaunched again in 2005. The Doctor regenerates into a new body whenever he dies, meaning he can be played by different actors.
    Buffy the Vampire slayer would be in there too, but I might accidentally lose season 3.
    Based off an awesome B movie, Buffy tells the tale of a schoolgirl who's "the chosen one" and has enhanced strength and reflexes. In the early seasons she uses this to beat the snot out of vampires, in later seasons this spreads to demons, gods, and other baddies.
    Can I sneak in Angel as part of Buffy?
    Angel is a spin off, focusing around one of Buffy's ex boyfriends (a vampire) I might not be selling this one well.
    Firefly would also be a must, though I might forget to include Serenity, because... chopping onions.
    Firefly is often described as a Western in space. It's focused around a crew of misfits who are basically carrying out whatever jobs they can to keep their spaceship flying. Some jobs are legit, some not so. Its possibly my favorite show of all time.
    Supernatural would also have to be in there.
    Two brothers who hunt monsters. Long arcing stories with individual storylines per episode
    I'm desperately trying to think of non geeky shows that I watch, but struggling.
    Mythbusters perhaps. Thats good for dipping into.
    Special effects team set out to prove or disprove common tall stories. (setting fire to an enemy fleet using the sun and mirrors), (cars pole-vaulting when the camshaft drops out) and so on. They seem to have far too much fun.

    My final choice?
    Dresden Files.
    This isnt a well known one, and is losely based on the books by Jim Butcher. If you're going to watch it, I'd suggest watching it before you read the books, or it'll bug you.
    Harry Dresden is a wizard. He's the only wizard listed in the Chicago yellow pages. He offers up finding services, and similar using his magic. He consults for Chicago PD, and is often brought in when they have unexplained cases (Like when a gansters heart explodes out of his chest) The book series is a Must Read. the TV show is enjoyable in its own right.

    1. Well I have to admit that I haven't watched any of those shows on your list. I've heard of a lot of them but never seen them. Actually that's not entirely true... I did watch a couple of episodes of Buffy when I was a teenager - I think. I seem to remember her and Angel being together.

      The Dresden Files sounds interesting, I may have to check that one out.
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. :)


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