Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish


1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer


I grew up on this show, so I'm sentimental about the characters and storylines, even the cheesy ones. Buffy's a girly girl, but she kicks butt. Plus, I adore how friends & family focused these characters are. Such a great show, with some truly stellar episodes (HushThe Body, Once More With Feeling, Becoming Pts 1 & 2, Restless, and the list goes on). 

2. Veronica Mars


Witty, realistic, captivating...it's a shame it only went three seasons. The movie was nice to see, but not as good as the show. Also, am I the only Piz fan? I feel like I'm the only Piz fan. 

3. CSI


The seasons with Grissom are gold, and I still love watching them whenever reruns are on TV. I adore the old cast, and the mysteries were always great. 

4. Firefly


Awesome characters, stories, and ideas...a show that deserved more screen time than it received. 

5. Game of Thrones


The plot twists are great (or terrible, depending on the twist). That's basically the only thing that keeps me coming back, especially since characters drop like flies. It's a vicious world, but I can't stop watching. 

6. Supernatural


I gave up after the 7th season, but I still love the older episodes! Very eerie, creative, and unique. The humor is always on point, and I can't remember ever being bored with the characters. 

7. Orange is the New Black


I told myself I'd watch one episode, and somehow ended up watching all of season one and two. Very funny, emotional, and better than I thought it would be. The acting is fabulous, and I love how the show makes me rethink my initial reactions to each characters. There are characters who I hated in season one, and eventually, I grew to like and feel for their characters.

8. Sherlock


Sherlock!!!!!! That is all.

9. Marvel's Agents of Shield


Can you tell I'm a Joss Whedon fan? While this show is no Buffy or Firefly (and despite the very rough start), it did improve by the time the first season concluded. Plus, any show with Agent Coulson is automatically a win in my mind. 

10. Teen Wolf


I used to mock this show, so much. But, after graduating this May, I decided to check out a couple episodes to see what all of the fuss was about since a few girls in one of my classes were always going on (and on) about it. The first episode didn't impress me, but I continued....and two weeks later, I was all caught up and completely loving this show. Strange how that happens! 


What are some of your favorite TV shows?

37 comments:

  1. I am going to start watching Teen Wolf. I just got through gloaming Veronica Mars which I loved. I watch Game of Thrones. However, I don't have too much time for TV so I have to choose carefully. Looks like a great list and glad you mentioned Teen Wolf. Buffy is/was my favorite TV Show and I still think it is the best.

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    1. Teen Wolf is great - a few meh episodes, but when it gets going, it is amazing.

      YAY for Vmars! :)

      Buffy will always be the best. That show will always be a favorite of mine!

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  2. LOVE Orange is the New Black! I need to check out the rest of these series though. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Awesome show, right? I can't believe I waited so long to check it out.

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  3. Buffy The Vampire Slayer will always be my favourite show! I love Supernatural and Game Of Thrones too :) great list!

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    1. Glad you love those shows too! They truly are great :)

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  4. Buffy's my #1 too! Firefly and Veronica Mars are also on my list. I don't watch a ton of TV and still haven't watched Orange Is the New Black, but I hope to get to it sometime or other. Love all the Buffy episodes you mention. My husband and I love to make Top Ten lists of Buffy episodes as we rewatch the series. Hush is always my #1; Once More with Feeling always #2, but the rest move around depending on mood. (I'm also very partial to Tabula Rasa).

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    1. You definitely need to check out Orange is the New Black - it's fantastic!

      Hush is probably my top favorite episode too. Ooh, Tabula Rasa! Buffy has so many great episodes.

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  5. Fire fly and GoT would prb make my list as well

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  6. I adored Buffy and Veronica Mars and I'm loving SHIELD - never though I would like superheros but the Avengers movies changed that

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    1. Avengers was amazing - Joss Whedon did such a great job with that film.

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  7. I can't believe I forgot Orange is The New Black on my list! I have Buffy on my list too. I really need to start watching Game of Thrones and Veronica Mars, both look amazing.

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    1. Yay for Buffy!!

      GoT and Vmars are both great. You should check them out!

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  8. I want to watch Veronica Mars sooo bad!! I need to make some time for that. Shield started out slow but I stuck with it. I am glad that I did because it has turned out pretty good.

    Angie
    Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. You MUST!! Veronica Mars is fantastic. A sassy, smart, hilarious MC solving mysteries? It's amazing.

      I almost gave up on Shield, but stuck with it because Joss Whedon usually comes through in the end. Thank goodness it improved!

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  9. OMG Lea you have the best taste in TV!! Firefly, Orange is the New Black, and Sherlock all came THIS close to making my list, if only it was a top 15. Oh, and you are TOTALLY the only Piz lover outer there - he annoys the crap out of me! Well, okay that's harsh, he was totally fine in the movie, but I remember really disliking him and also Logan's love interest in season 3... hmm, wonder why that could be? LoVe!!

    I haven't gotten into Agents of SHIELD yet... I guess I assumed that it would just be nowhere near as good as the Marvel movies, but it's encouraging to hear you say you loved it come the end of season 1, enough for it to make your list!

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    1. SO DO YOU! I loved your choices, and have added the ones I haven't seen to my to-watch list.

      Haha. Everyone hates Piz. Poor guy. But with Logan around, I guess I can understand why...

      SHIELD starts out pretty rough, but I was sold on the characters / story by the end of the season (adore Fitz-Simmons, they rock). It's kind of fun too, since the show fits in really well with the movies!

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  10. So many good ones! I could fangirl with you on these shows forever!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  11. Sherlock! That one is the best, and the only one I've seen out of your list, but I love it so much. Great list, Lea!

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    1. Awesome show. I just wish Sherlock had more episodes / longer seasons!

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  12. LOL, I have to agree, Sherlock needs no further explanation!! I've been meaning to start Veronica Mars...wish they would put it on Netflix! But it looks like one I would love.

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    1. EXACTLY. Sherlock is one of those rare shows that requires no explanation :)

      You must start VMars! It's wonderful!

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  13. I haven't seen a lot of these shows (except for Sherlock, Supernatural and sometimes Buffy). :S

    My favorite show at this very moment is Orphan Black because CLONES. O_O

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    1. I keep hearing how fantastic Orphan Black is. I'll have to check it out soon!

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  14. Your taste in TV makes me want to become your best friend. Can we? Firefly and Agents of Shield are the only two shows on this list I haven't seen and loved (I know I know I know) but everything just...YESS. I SO agree with Supernatural. I gave up around season 5 because I felt like it dragged on way too much and it just became unoriginal for me. But I've loved Sam and Dead since I was 10 (I STILL remember the premier and how much the first episode scared the crap out of me! 10 year old Kailia was a scardy-cat...but so is 19 year old Kailia, lol)

    Sorry for the looooong ramble comment. Great list :)

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    1. YES!

      Oh my gosh, you NEED to watch Firefly, it's wonderful.

      Yeah, Supernatural started to go downhill in the later seasons. But those early ones are gold. So eerie, so emotional, so surprising!

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  15. I love Game of Thrones and Sherlock. I have watched a few episodes of Buffy (and I did like them) but when I was a teen, I wasn't allowed to watch it at home. I do remember watching the original movie with Kristy Swanson and getting in trouble with my parents! I used to love CSI too but it got to be too much and now that the cast has changed so much I don't bother with it. There are only a few shows I watch these days: Game of Thrones (when it is released on DVD), Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and Once Upon a Time. My favorite shows of all time are Gilmore Girls, Friends, Frasier, and Keeping Up Appearances.

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    1. Aww! That sucks. You should try checking out Buffy episodes now - it's truly wonderful.

      Once the cast changed so drastically on CSI, I just couldn't handle it anymore. Most of the characters I loved were gone, and I couldn't get into the new ones.

      I need to check out Gilmore Girls - I always hear good things about it!

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  16. Awesome list! GoT is a favorite of mine. I love that show and I am also a fan of Veronica Mars. I actually just started season one of VM not too long ago! I also am sort of obsessed with Orange is the New Black. Like you, I was only going to watch one episode, because I was curious, but I ended up binge watching the series! It's so good!

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    1. OitNB is so much better than I thought it would be! Once you watch one episode, it's hard to not continue!

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  17. I love Buffy, Game of Thrones, Sherlock and Firefly too :)
    Agents of SHIELD definitely got better as it went on. Can't wait for the 2nd series!

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    1. *high five*

      I'm excited for the next season of SHIELD. It's bound to be interesting!

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  18. Aah, Veronica Mars! I miss that show so much! And Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is so addictive!

    Great list!

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    1. Veronica Mars was the best. That show needed at least a couple more seasons :(

      Agreed about SHIELD!

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  19. YAY for awesome tv-shows :D I love love love Game of Thrones. <3 Sigh. And I loved Veronica Mars too. I need to re-watch it, hih :) Thank you for sharing this awesome post. <3 A lot of shows I have not watched, hih.

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