This week is all about honouring fall TV, and I have decided to do a list of my top ten favourite shows.
Now, as with most other Top Ten Tuesdays, I have had a difficult time narrowing things down, but without further adieu, here- in no particular order- are my top ten:
Arrested Development (seasons 1 to 3). Where to even start with the brilliance of this show?! So strange, hysterical, sharp, and all the unforgettable characters including Tobias, Gob, George Michael, and STEVE HOLT! My husband and I both adore this show an insane amount.
Gilmore Girls. I think I was starting university (gah) when this show first aired, and I watched it (rather obsessively) during its run on the WB (then CW). It seemed like a show just tailor-made for everything I wanted and needed in a show. Imminently re-watchable, I have so much love for this show and the characters, and Stars Hollow in general. I am delighted (almost bonkers with excitement) that Amy Sherman-Palladino has returned to the helm for more.
Seinfeld. I have seen most all episodes multiple times and I never get tired of it. Episodes like The Marine Biologist are perfection in TV comedy.
30 Rock. Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin’s timing and chemistry are terrific on this show. This seemed to be a show where casting was just perfect…everyone was spot on, top-notch writing and consistently wacky. And some of the funniest guest-star turns. Remember Jon Hamm? David Schwimmer? Elaine Stritch? Elizabeth Banks?
Freaks and Geeks. This show makes my heart ache and some parts just make me laugh til I cry. If you hadn’t had the opportunity to see it, please go for it!
The Office (BBC). Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant worked some magic on this series. So uncomfortable, awkward, genuinely affecting and funny; written and directly perfectly. A classic.
Brooklyn 99. A recent favourite. I adore this show so much! I didn’t know much about it before starting it, but my love for it has grown! Andy Samberg is so good in his role, and Andre Braugher and Terry Crews are just everything awesome. This is peak comfort/comedy TV watching for me.
The Good Wife. So all the actors on this show are wonderful; Christine Baranski consistently knocked it out of the park as did Josh Charles. Despite a slight slide in some seasons (and, you know, the whole thing with Will), it was consistently taut and well-done.
Friends. Miss Chanandler Bong, anyone? This is another example of epic comfort viewing with huge re-watch value and so much nostalgia.
Sex and the City. When I first heard/read that Candace Bushnell’s novel was going was going to be turned into a series I was intrigued…I started watching mostly due to the hype and praise it was getting at that time- I was just so curious! And then, there was Chris Noth as Mr. Big, so that was a bonus… I ended up watching (pretty religiously) the entire series while it aired on TV.
What’s on your top ten this week? Be sure to check out some of the other great lists!