Top Ten Favourite TV Shows
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has a different subject every week. This week’s subject is not about books at all, but about movies and TV shows and I looooooove TV shows and movies just as much as I love books! I have decided to make a list of my favourite TV shows, but since I could only come up with five I really liked, I decided to add five TV shows that I am definitely going to watch soon! First up are the TV shows that I’ve already seen/am watching at the moment!
1. Doctor Who | 1963 – 2014 | 800+ episodes | IMDb
A couple of years ago, I was in Cardiff for a concert of my favourite band. They had a small tour through England and Wales (three shows) and a friend of mine and I decided to go to at least two of them. One of them was in Cardiff, which is ‘the Doctor Who/Torchwood city’. I took a little flyer with me about some Doctor Who Exhibition because a friend of mine loved the show. That is when I decided to start watching it because it sounded like fun. And it was! I have watched every episode from Series 1 (2005) til the most recent one (last year’s Christmas episode); I have ‘experienced’ seven Doctors (One (William Hartnell), Eight (Paul McGann), Eight-and-a-half (John Hurt), Nine (Christopher Eccleston), Ten (David Tennant), Eleven (Matt Smith) and Twelve (Peter Capaldi). And I am definitely not done watching. I am going to watch the episodes of the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) soon and I am planning on watching at least two or three more ‘Classic’ Who doctors.
2. Sherlock | 2010 – 2014 | 9 episodes | IMDb
I loved the Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, so when I heard about a BBC TV show about Sherlock, but a modern version (aka with phones and internet and so forth), I was sold. The only unfortunate thing about this is that there are only three episodes a season, but each of those episodes are ninety minutes long. So they’re basically (short) movies. And the two creators of BBC Sherlock, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, are both writing for Doctor Who as well (Moffat is the current head writer, and Gatiss sometimes writes episodes and acts in them as well). Season three was broadcast at the beginning of the year, and now the wait is on for season four!
3. Being Human (UK) | 2008 – 2013 | 36 episodes | IMDb
I don’t really remember why I started watching Being Human, but I guess it was because of Aidan. I had heard he was going to play a dwarf in the Hobbit, and decided to watch this TV show. At first, I was skeptic because it was about werewolves and vampires, and y’all know how much I despise those creatures; but Mitchell, George and Nina were definitely on my list of favourite vampire and favourite werewolves. When Aidan got cast in the Hobbit, he gave up his role as Mitchell in the show; and I have to be honest, I have only watched one episode of Season four (the first season without Mitchell) and I don’t think I’ll be watching the rest of the series.
4. The Almighty Johnsons | 2011 – 2013 | 36 episodes | IMDb
I first hear about this show during the first HobbitCon, when everyone asked Dean (who plays Fili in the Hobbit) questions about this show. I got curious and Tanja and I started watching it, and we loved it! Norse Gods in New Zealand, brilliant! It was a bit like Misfits, only with Norse God powers and not powers received from a freaky storm. Yes yes yes, I loved it! Unfortunately, the show got cancelled after three seasons, but we got a beautiful ending (and a possible cliffhanger in case they do decide to pick it up again). The show has been picked up by SyFy America though (which is lovely except for the fact they have cut a lot of scenes in the first episode, due to nudity and cursing); so there might be a chance for our favourite Kiwi Gods!
5. Supernatural | 2005 – 2014 | 195 episodes | IMDb
At first, I didn’t want to watch this show, because I wasn’t very fond of what I’d seen of the fandom on Tumblr. Eventually, after Tanja started watching it (and telling me it was awesome), I watched the first episode; and then I had to cycle home by myself, in the middle of the night (I was SCARED). But I loved it and I decided to watch the rest of season one. Which ended in a cliffhanger. So I watched season two, and three, and now I’m busy watching season four (but lately I didn’t really feel like watching anything at all). But I love it! And I am meeting one of the actors in October, w0000000p!
So those were my five favourite TV shows, now onto the five TV shows that I am definitely going to watch, as soon as I’m halfway through Supernatural!
6. Pretty Little Liars | 2010 – 2014 | 100 episodes | IMDb
Fifteen year old me would have probably seen every episode already and loved it to bits, but twenty-two year old me is not 100% certain yet. I did hear a lot of great things about the show, and I do love the whole ‘someone’s dead and only we know’ vibe in a story so yes I am definitely checking this out soon!
7. Pushing Daisies | 2007 – 2009 | 22 episodes | IMDb
Lee Pace. That’s all you need to know. This show has Lee Pace. Honestly, I ‘met’ Lee Pace for the first time in the first Hobbit movie, where he played Thranduil, Legolas’ dad, and the king of Mirkwood, but I was completely blown away by his performance in the Desolation of Smaug. Yes yes yes, I am definitely going to check out Pushing Daisies, because from gifs and pictures I’ve seen, it looks so happy!
8. Game of Thrones | 2011 – 2014 | 40 episodes | IMDb
Of course I have to watch this! Of course! It’s totally something I would love, and I did enjoy the book (though not as much as I would have wanted). And I am going to RingCon this October, where a lot of actors from the series are coming as well, so I have to have watched at least one or two seasons.
9. BBC Merlin | 2008 – 2012 | 65 episodes | IMDb
I love magic, and I’ve always loved the idea of Merlin (who’s a Slytherin by the way, yay). Last year (or two years ago, I don’t really remember), a Dutch TV channel decided to broadcast this show, only they started with season three instead of one. Such a shame, because I was definitely not going to get spoiled by watching those episodes first (okay, I got spoiled loads by Tumblr already but shh). But I have yet to watch season one.
10. BBC Robin Hood | 2006 – 2009 | 39 episodes | IMDb
Like with Pushing Daisies, two words: Richard. Armitage. (In black leather). Remember my review of Shadow and Bone, where I added a gif of Richard Armitage because he reminded me of the Darkling? Yup, it’s from this show. Here, he plays Guy of Gisborne, and oh my goooooooood. Also, I really really like the Robin Hood story, so that’s two for the price of one! (No, I am not just watching shows because there are attractive men in it, what are you talking about?!)
So this was my list of favourite TV shows, what are yours? Leave a link in the comments!