Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week. This week, in honour of Fall TV you can do a top ten about anything TV related. So I’m keeping it simple and sharing my ten favourite TV shows ever. I say “ever” but I’m pretty bad at keeping up with TV shows and some of these I might not have actually seen the entire series and I’m sure as soon as I finish this list I’ll remember a show I’ve forgotten but otherwise here’s my favourite TV shows.
I love heist and con-artist stories so White Collar is right up my street. White collar criminal Neal Caffery gets offered to serve his jail time working for the FBI catching criminals with FBI Agent Peter Burke and lots of escapades happen. While it does get a little repetitive that the main story arc each season often revolves around Neal lying to Peter and Peter lying to Neil, I still love the relationships between all the characters and I love it when Neal’s criminal friend Mozzie and Peter’s awesome wife Elizabeth get involved in an FBI sting.
Please note: I have a series and a half left of this show to watch.
I basically marathoned season one and two of Brooklyn Nine-Nine in just over a week and I loved every minute of it. I love the characters, all the different relationships, the humour and how the characters actually grow. I’ve written before why I love Brooklyn Nine-Nine and I would recommend it to anyone, even those who are like me and don’t usually like American comedy shows.
Please note: I haven’t watch season three yet because Netflix doesn’t have it yet.
This show can scare the bejesus out of me – the scene where a guy crawls from under a woman’s bed after she’s just gotten into it freaked me out – because it has gruesome murders and serial killers. It also has a great baddie in Alice Morgan and her relationship with Luther is a highlight of the series.
The Sarah Jane Adventures
This was a children’s spin-off from Doctor Who centred on an old companion Sarah-Jane Smith, her son Luke and his friends and together they stop any alien plans from taking over the Earth. It’s such a fun show and Luke and his friends were great and the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor even made a couple of appearances. If you liked more of RTD’s Doctor Who than Moffat’s run, you should definitely check out The Sarah Jane Adventures.
This show man! It was maybe a little slow to get going but I soon got pulled in. Jessica Jones is a great character because she’s kind of messed up and broken and she only fiercely cares about one person. Killgrave is a pretty terrifying villain and the show is full of surprises. I may not have watched any of Daredevil but I’m definitely gonna be watching The Defenders for Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
Supergirl is such a bright and happy show. Sure it has its villains and bad guys Kara must fight but it still has a sense of hope and a whole lot of teamwork. I love all the characters, especially Hank Henshaw and Cat Grant and I can’t wait to catch up with the show.
Please note: I’ve only seen up to the mid-season finale due to moving house and stuff.
This is the one and only British soap opera that I never ever miss. It’s a soap so there’s sometimes ridiculous stories that are over the top but then there’s the stories that are hard-hitting and important. Being a soap there’s loads of different families and characters and seeing how they all interact is the best, especially as it’s set in a village so everyone knows pretty much everything about everyone.
I got into this one thanks to my mum and this could be where my love of heists and adventure stories came from. Hannibal, Face, B.A. Baracus and Murdock are all brilliant and each bring something different to the team. Murdock has always been my favourite, especially because sometimes you don’t really know if he is as mad as everyone thinks he is.
This show has dinosaurs! What more could you want from a show?! It’s all about a bunch of scientists and military and government personnel who come together to try and understand and contain anomalies that prehistoric creatures can wander through into our world. It’s a fun show with great character dynamic, seriously they’re all buddies and it’s pretty much the epitome of the found-family trope which is my favourite thing.
It’s a show about a team of super-geniuses who help Homeland stop crimes. They’re all a bit awkward and eccentric, except Paige and Cabe the only “normal ones” in the team, but they all really care for each other and it’s definitely another found-family. It’s an action-packed show with humour and great relationships between the characters that are always evolving.
What are your favourite TV shows?