Saturday, September 11, 2010

Getting To Know You... (4)

... Through T.V. Shows
So this one is difficult. The reason why is because I don't watch much t.v. but I watch a lot of t.v. shows. I'm obsessed with buying seasons or using Netflix to keep me updated on all the latest and I follow a lot of shows... Going to try to keep it down to the basics and there are sure to be shows left out. These are in no particular order.

1) Glee- So you've probably heard of the show unless you've been living under a rock. It's basically my high school experience minus the great hair, great clothes, and all the all-star singers and dancers. I was in chorus before Glee made it hip. But let me tell you, I love watching them do it. All of those "kids" can sing. I mean, we've got Matthew Morrison who plays Will Schuster and was the original Link in the Hairspray broadway cast. Then there is Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) who is hilarious, can sing like there is no tomorrow (and if she is sining telling me there isn't, then I believe her who starred in Spring awakening on broadway. The greats like Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel from the original Wicked broadway cast. You can't go wrong with this show. Don't get me started on how funny Jane Lynch is as Sue Sylvester. If you haven't watched it, do yourself a favor and do that NOW. Great music, great singers, great plot, funny and heartwarming characters... what's not to like?

2) Supernatural- As I'm typing this I can hear the dvd menu screen's music in my head. I was blown away by this show. Not only do I dislike scary things but I hate male leads that are all tough and rugged and grumble when they talk. But this show makes it all work. I take it all back. Every single thing. They made me like a genre I'm terrified of because of great character building, an intensely fascinating relationship between the two brothers, awesome story telling with a plot that was all leading up to something big over five seasons AND delivered and with pacing, intensity and humor up the wazoo. Looking at these two helps a little too. Seriously though, this show gives me nightmares in the best way and it respects it's main characters. Basically, we aren't following around two idiots who don't get the Big Picture until it's too late. They are smart. As soon as I've figured out (or sometimes before) what's going on, so have they and they can work under pressure. I can't say enough good things about this show and do it justice. I love it because it's funny, scary as all hell and really understands the leads.

3) The Office- Dunder Mifflin and I are down. I love this show and it's so odd because at first, I couldn't stand it. I think the biggest thing about this show is you have to watch a few episodes to get what it's about. This is what I have gathered-- it's about a wacky caring boss who's a little off all the time and coined the phrase "that's what she said". It's about a guy who really loves a girl he works with and she loves him too. It's about a crazy sales associate who is by the book and also owns his own beet farm. It's about an odd mesh-up of people coming to work everyday and making it their through hilarious stunts in games. Micheal Scott, Jim Halpert, Dwight Schrute, Pam Beesly and everyone else who works there is the office and they are great. I love figuring out what this show is going to do next. My favorite line of all time was spoken by Michael Scott on the roof of the Scranton branch talking about suicide... "Dwight, you ignorant slut...". Truly words to move a nation.

4) Dexter- Yup, it's time for everyone's favorite serial killer. Again, I don't like scary things and I can't stand blood and gore. So I should hate this, right? All logic points that way and yet, I can't get enough of this show. Seriously, you could wheel it in by the truckload and butt would stay glued to that couch in front of my t.v. I thought I'd hate being inside Dexter's mind, listening to his running dialog and justifications for doing what he does... and then he doesn't give any. He knows it's sick and not normal but he also knows killing is a part of him and he must do it. The ONLY reason he kills other killers is because his father (a cop) told him that's how he was to fulfill his "urges" (I also think that tracking a killer is more interesting game for him even though it's never actually said). The best part is Dexter works for the cops as a blood specialist. Seeing him on scene, gathering clues only he'd know because of what's going on inside his head is so fascinating and you end up rooting for the guy. Another show with great characters that pushes you just to your limit as far as plot goes and then races over that line.

5) Inuyasha- This one comes out of nowhere, I'll admit. I'm actually a closet anime buff but the thing about that is I'm very limited in my selection. I fell in love with the story of a girl who could cross the border of time into a past that was filled with demons and monsters and one very sweet dog-demon who also sort of loves her in his own way. The show was great a giving the right amount of action (with awesome fight scenes and beautiful deaths) mixed in with a little bit of romance, beautiful scenery, a funny cast of interesting characters and the right amount of tragedy (who am I kidding, Kikyo is all the tragedy anyone could need). Plus, you wanna pick a team-- try Team Inuyasha vs. Team Kouga. Now THAT's a choice(ironically, one's a wolf demon).

Some shows I didn't fit:

  • True Blood
  • Scrubs
  • My Name Is Earl
  • Dollhouse
  • Vampire Diaries
So what about you? What keeps your eyes glued to the tube?


  1. I'm with you on Glee, of course. Other favourite shows are Gilmore girls (I have all 7 seasons), scrubs, the Middle, and (as lame as it sounds) the Bachelor/bachelorette.

  2. I absolutely LOVE Glee. I'm a total Gleek. :] And the Office is just as good and funny.

    I'd have to say I'm a total sucker for Top Chef, too. I love cooking shows.

  3. I love all your picks!!

    Love Trueblood too. But Psych, The Simpsons, Buffy, Sex and the City all classics. Pretty Little Liars has my eyes hooked too. Big house design show lover. Just cause i have no knack for that and am trying to learn.

    I'm with you on Dollhouse. I tried the first season but halfway through that It just fell so flat..

  4. I only started watching Glee this past summer, but I am going to buy the seasons for my grandma and we are going to watch them together :)

    I LOVE True Blood and the Tudors. I used to be a heardcore Grey's Anatomy fan too.

  5. Sam, I enjoyed many the Gilmore Girls episode in high school after and actually Dean from GG plays Sam in Supernatural (who has a brother named Dean, ha!). And how can anyone not love Glee who sits down to give it a chance?

    Alissa, glad to read you love Glee to. There is nothing not to like. I don't general watch the food network but I do love Cake shows like Extreme Cake Challenge, Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes.

    C.E., I watch a little (and by that I mean all day...) marathon of Pretty Little Liars and enjoyed the show though I haven't stayed caught up with it.

    Danielle, it's awesome to see that you are going to be sharing the Glee love with your grandma. It's such a great show! I'm in to True Blood but I only watch it once the season is over and can watch all th episodes at once. I've also seen and enjoyed The Tudors.

    Thanks everyone for sharing with me!

  6. LOVE Glee and Supernatural. Also a massive Vampire Diaries fan. 2nd season premiere? Holy crap! So good.

    Some of my very favourite current shows are Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, and Merlin.


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