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. (more…)
I’ve recently been catching up on the TV show White Collar. I’d only seen the first three seasons because after that it stopped showing it over here in the UK but now I have a gorgeous boxset of all six seasons and I’m catching up. Not only had I forgotten how much I loved this show but I had also forgotten what an awesome power couple Elizabeth and Peter Burke are. So I’m just going to take this moment to gush about why I love them so much.
Peter is a FBI Agent in the White Collar crime unit who’s partner Neal Caffery is an ex-con. He’s smart, resourceful and well respected. Elizabeth is an event planner who is supportive, smart and charming. They are the perfect team. (more…)
I’m notoriously bad at keeping up with TV shows. I think a part of it is that at University I don’t have a TV so must remember to find a streaming/download link for the show each week. This is especially a problem when it’s a TV Show that’s not currently on UK TV on BBC, ITV or Channel 4 because at least those have catch-up websites. Plus, it’s a lot of time to commit to a show, especially if it’s on season 6 and each season has twenty-odd episodes – I’m not sure if I’m ready for that sort of commitment.
So here are some TV shows that I’d love to try but I’m not sure if/when I’ll get around to it.
Orange is the New Black
It probably doesn’t help that I don’t have Netflix so that generally puts a stopper on that. That being said it’s a female-led show! I love stuff that’s got more women to men ratio whether that’s films, TV shows or books. If/when I get Netflix this will definitely be the top of my to-watch list. I should probably watch more of the films/TV shows I already own before investing in Netflix…
If there’s any show that I’m probably going to try in the relatively near future, it’s this one. American humour can sometimes be a bit hit or miss for a Brit like me but from the excerpts I’ve seen it looks good and it’s got a diverse mix of characters.