Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite TV Shows!

toptentuesday2Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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!

Author: michelle@fabbookreviews

Reference & Children's Librarian. Reader. Reviewer.

14 thoughts

  1. I watched “The Good Wife” for a while, but got tired of certain aspects. “Gilmore Girls” however I have not! I’ve got two seasons to go, and am still loving it. πŸ™‚

    1. Ah yes, The Good Wife did have moments where it frustrated me to no end…but I kept with it πŸ˜‰ So happy you like GG! Season 6 and 7 are divisive amongst the fans but the show overall is just so good! πŸ™‚

  2. “We steal that TV Guide every week!!” hahaha LOVE Friends. I was so obsessed w/ Friends that I bought the Rembrandts CD in the 90’s. Also Sex and the City was my college show. I used to rent seasons from this video store and not leave the house (or shower) for daysssss. haha. Great list πŸ™‚

    1. So many one-liners and other quotes from Friends that I still use to this day…like ‘moo point’. I think I bought the Friends soundtrack at one point! πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for visiting!! πŸ™‚

    1. Brooklyn Nine Nine is so good- like you said, all the characters are great and have developed so well over the course of three seasons. When it came up on Netflix, I started the first ep just to see what it was like…and then marathoned it. Love, love, love. πŸ™‚

    1. That’s awesome! Definitely original and so peculiar…sometimes I think Ron Howard just came up with particular storylines or characters just to have that one perfect, hysterical line. So much greatness in that show… πŸ™‚

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