Hello there! I’ve travelled up north for training at my first proper job at a company who make TV so could this topic be any more, well, topical?! I’m not a big TV person sadly, but in the spirit of Top Ten Tuesday I’ll give it a go!
1. How I Met you Mother
Although a long time since that not so happy ending, I must have been a big fan because ‘The Bro Code’ (a gift from my friend for my 15th I want to say? birthday) still adorns my book shelf. I remember loving Barney’s ridiculous rules and funny encouragements for his friend Ted.
A show I actually saw recently! My housemate and I used to watch them together to avoid the stress that was our impending dissertation deadline. Surprisingly enough I didn’t enjoy them as much as I remember where I was a kid and they were on everyday from 4? Ross and Racheal annoyed me so much with their jealousy, trickery and neediness.
THESE ARE SO GOOD. I love anything Sherlock Holmes-esque normally, although the books are little disappointing, because clever detectives are just my jam. And these are done so well.
4. Doctor Who
I am in no way a ‘Who-vian’ and sadly stopped watching these after the tenth doctor (sorry Matt) but never-the-less remember tuning in weekly and ensuring I never missed an episode as a kid. It helped that they were always on BBC Three (RIP) after school.
Another favourite show of mine and one I invited my now boyfriend and his flatmate round to watch during the first year of uni when we were in the awkward ‘does he like me’ stage. I cannot get enough of these four very good looking musketeers and their gun slinging adventures in France.
I have seen them all, loved them all and had to pay homage to their brilliance. (I’m not including season one in this because ew). I mean who can not enjoy the adventures of Blackadder and Baldwick as they take on various periods of history.
It’s got dragons, magicians, kings, knights, adventures, castles, evil sorceress, unicorns need I say more? How can I not mention Merlin, the only box set I own in full and seem to watch embarrassingly too often.
8. Faulty Towers
Unless you live in England and are semi old you’ve probably never heard of this one. But it’s a very funny comedy series from ye olde days that I, as a sad person, love. It’s set in a hotel and each episode had me splitting my sides.
No I am not suddenly into home relocation or decoration or whatever is adorning ITV3 right now. House, a show my friends and I binge watched back at boarding school, is all about a mad doctor who solves the unsolvable and saves lives.
10. The Mentalist
There’s a bit of a theme here. The Mentalist is about a genius, Sherlock like detective who solves slightly gruesome murders in America. I do like those unsolvable cases type shows.
So there you have it! Ten great TV shows that I’ve really enjoyed! I realise my list probably not as cool as many other people since I don’t actually watch all that much TV (oops) but hey we’re back to books next week with ‘Hidden Gems’ so stay tuned for that! (See what I did there? Stay tuned on a list about TV? hehehe). I’ve also got my August wrap up written and that will be published imminently.
Have you read any of these shows? Got any recommendations of similar ones? Have a list yourself for me to check out? Would be great to hear from you in the comments!