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Alright, so I definitely have been excited to do a post about my top 10 favorite TV shows. I’m always discovering new and exciting tv shows to watch in the very little spare time that have throughout the day, and out of all the ones that I’ve watched (mostly on Netflix, but not all of them are), these are the ones that I can’t help but watch over and over and over again. My big thing is comedy: I love to laugh. I think out of all the TV shows that I have seen throughout the years, the ones that have made an overall impression on me are the ones that either make me laugh or that have incredible storylines to them. I will be honest though………. I have never seen Friends. Boooo! Yeah, I know. Boo me. I only bring it up because I know it is one of the most popular and loved TV shows out there. So, Friends unfortunately is not on my list….. yet. I know after watching it I’ll most likely fall in love with it and it will become one of my favorites, but I’m actually in the middle of a series right now, so I’ll think about starting it once I’m done watching this one. My other big thing is I like TV shows that have true comedy. No offense to these new tv shows out here like 2 broke girls, which I have tried to watch, but I really don’t know what classifies it as a “comedy” because personally, I don’t find the jokes very funny, but thats just my opinion. I know of a lot of people who find it really funny along with shows that are very similar so I guess it’s just a personal preference.
So, to start off the list of my personal favorites (which aren’t in any sort of order by the way) we are going to go with one that completely changed my life, and helped get me interested into pursuing the medical field (not as a surgeon though, no thank you).
1) Grey’s Anatomy
So, this show has gotten a lot of hype in the last couple years, which most hyped up tv shows for me completely miss the mark but this one is amazing. This show is basically about a young group of surgical interns on their journey in becoming attendings (top dog surgeons). It’s funny, it’s so dramatic and it’s really awesome to watch, especially if you are into the medical field or if that sort of thing interests you. I will say though, for me personally that the tv show should have ended on the eleventh season when the BIG THING HAPPENS. I won’t spoil what happens, even though everyone probably already knows, but to me, I think that was the end. Season 12 and 13 have gotten so political that I feel like it’s not even about the medicine anymore and honestly, the counter arguments for why it didn’t end are ridiculous to me. Everyone loved the show because of….. you know… that. Once they take that away, of course everyone is going to become disinterested. I recommend season 1-11 but I don’t claim 12 and 13 to be anything that I personally like, in fact, I don’t even keep up with it anymore. I think I can honestly say that I’ve watched seasons 1-11 about four times now. It’s a sickness, I know.
Next up is a show that I am currently in the middle of watching and I’m still on season 3 so I don’t have a lot of information for you about it other than what I’ve seen so far and that is this show right here:
2) The Office
So, this show follows the office of Dunder Mifflin, a paper printing company, led by Michael Scott (Steve Carell) who is absolutely insane and drives the office staff crazy I. Love. This. Show. My dad actually used to watch this religiously, and I was never into it. I had tried to watch it with him but I was a bit confused because he was already in like season 5, and I didn’t get the jokes because I wasn’t familiar with any of the characters, but now that I have started watching it from the beginning, I love it. I will say though, it’s not a tv show for everyone. Its more of a slapstick/stupid kind of humor – like if you have ever seen Napoleon Dynamite or Blades of Glory – its like that and I know a couple people who would literally stare at the TV like
-but I think it’s pretty funny, and if you do start it, you have to at least get through the pilot episode because it’s a little slow.
So, for my third tv show I have only seen it all the way through once, surprisingly. I tried to watch it twice but I never really got around to it even though I love this show too and that is:
Another one that was highly hyped up, but I totally agree with the hype because this was definitely a show that left a lasting impression on me. The show follows victims of a plane crash on a deserted island, however after a couple days of being at the island, they begin to notice some weird things going on and decide to further investigate. I personally thought this show was really well made, at least for the first 7 seasons, after that things just get really crazy and confusing, but for the most part, it really is a well made show. It is a bit on the mysterious and kind of creepy side, I definitely had to watch it during the day otherwise I would have to sleep with the light on. And it’s really not that scary, I’m just a baby so there’s that. But as for the content, it is mainly a drama, there are some scenes that are VERY sad, and it’s just altogether a very well made show.
Next up, and one of my absolute favorite comedies:
4) George Lopez
Now, this may just be because I am Latina and I get all of the jokes, but this show is freaking HILARIOUS. Its about a Hispanic family and basically follows their day to day lives and its just a regular family based comedy. It’s just really funny, I used to watch it on cable, so I’m not even sure that I have seen every single episode, but from all the episodes I have seen (which is a lot) I think it’s one of the funniest sitcoms I have ever seen. As for the details, I really can’t tell you a lot, because most of it is random and other content are spoilers, so I’ll let you decide whether or not you want to watch this show.
This next one is definitely a classic, and it is:
5) Full House
Now, this show I know that I have seen every single episode because I own almost all 8 seasons, I think I am missing seven and three… and I am determined to get them if I still can, but this is a show that I used to watch from the time I was really little. I grew up on this show. This show is another one of those family sitcoms where it just follows the lives of the entire family. The storyline goes, the mom of the three girls (DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle) and the wife of their dad (Danny) has passed away shortly after the youngest, Michelle’s, birth. Therefore, Danny’s close friend Joey and his brother in law Jessie decide to move in to help him raise the three girls. It is very funny, classic comedy and overall it’s a family values show as well. If you are going to compare it to Fuller House, don’t. Personally, I don’t like fuller house, I don’t think its very good and it doesn’t do the originals any justice, so the originals are definitely a must see and I honestly don’t recommend Fuller House, but again, thats just me.
This next one I actually discovered about a year ago, and I actually haven’t even finished it because I was waiting forever for the third season to come out, but it’s the lovely:
So, normally, I do not like shows that are on the CW. Personally, I just can’t get past the acting. I’ve tried some of them, like The 100 and Vampire Diaries, but its just cheesy to me and if the actors don’t have it, I can’t even bring myself to watch it. Thats why I was really dreading watching this with my mom but from the start I was completely hooked. So the story goes, and actually based on true people, Queen Mary of Scotts goes to France to meet her betrothed, Francis. While there, there are multiple romance dramas, power struggles, and death threats directed towards Mary and the whole story follows what happens while she is there at the kingdom and follows some of the risky choices she is forced to make. It’s a classic medieval show, and personally I love medieval shows but normally these kinds of shows contain a lot of sex, and I think its totally unnecessary to excessively throw that into a tv show. Like to insinuate it is different, because we get it, but I don’t need to see 15 different girl’s boobs and 12 guy’s butts just to further prove what we already know is going on. So this one is mostly sex free, which personally makes it more enjoyable and I recommend this to anyone who is kinda on the same page as I am with that.
Okay, so the next one is definitely an O.G. tv show, like this show was popular when my parents were young, so a lot of kids my age don’t know what this show is or even what its about and that is:
7) Three’s Company
If there was any show that I would watch over and over and over again all throughout my childhood, it was three’s company. I watched this from the time I was 3 or 4, before I even got any of the jokes or knew anything about what was going on. Most kids would be into cartoons, but I was more interested in watching this on repeat. I don’t actually know why I was so hooked on this show, now that I am older, I totally get the jokes and understand why it’s so hilarious, but as a child not even understanding anything, I was still obsessed with this show. It was to the point where, when the main character Jack Tripper (John Ritter) passed away, my parents waited to tell me because they knew that I would be really upset, and I cried for hours after I found out. This is another sitcom where it follows three roommates and their crazy adventures and quirky personalities, and it’s such a classic and I really can’t recommend this enough.
Next up we have a really funny and unlike any other tv show on Netflix and after watching the first couple episodes, I have fallen in love with it because it is hilarious and it is called:
8) Last Man Standing
Okay, so this tv show, no matter what side of the political spectrum you are on, is damn funny. It’s about this very conservative man, Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) who helps run a outdoors store called Outdoor Man, obviously modeled after Bass Pro Shop or Cabelas, and it’s about his family and their struggles and values living in a world that is very liberally overpowering. Now, its not a show that completely bashes the other side of the spectrum, what makes it funny is that his eldest daughter, Kristen and her boyfriend are both very liberal, therefore, they go back and forth bantering about political issues and it’s hilarious. However, it was recently pulled because it has a very conservative viewpoint, and whoever pulled it disagreed with Tim Allen’s political views although they tried to say there was another reason, but we all know the truth. Personally, I think that it’s B.S. that they pulled this show for political reasons. I watch a lot of other shows that are bold and very liberally structured and I haven’t seen anyone try and get them cancelled for being too liberal, therefore I think that its violating the first amendment, however they had the power to cancel it and they did. They got a lot of backlash for it though, from both conservatives and liberals, but it can still be found on Netflix if you want to check it out! I highly recommend this one, because it’s really really funny.
This one is another one of those classic TV shows that I grew up watching and that I have memories of me sitting in front of the TV and drawing while watching this show and it’s:
9) The Nanny
“Oh Mistah Sheefffielllddd!!”
Obviously another classic, involving three kids and their single wealthy father who decides to hire a nanny, Fran, to help him raise and take care of the kids. This show is overall super funny but I think what makes it is the butler, Niles. By far, he steals the show with his snide and sarcastic comments as well as his bantering back and forth with CiCi, Mr. Sheffield’s business partner I think? I think she is a business partner of some sort… but altogether its a great show and its very comical.
And last but definitely not least is…
10) Home Improvement
Like most all the others I talked about, this one is a TV show that I used to watch from the time I was little and I would watch this a lot with my dad. It’s very similar to The Nanny and Full House because of the set up and the feel of the show. Its basically about a family and the dad (Tim Allen) is really into tools, in fact, he has his own TV show called Tool Time where he talks about tools and building stuff. Can you tell I love Tim Allen? Again, just one of those great sitcoms and overall its lighthearted and super funny as well, it actually reminds me of Last Man Standing a little bit too, which is his other TV show that I mentioned before.
So, those were my top 10 favorite TV shows of all time (so far), and I am planning on adding Friends to the list after I finish the office because I have a feeling I will fall in love with that one as well. So thank you guys for reading up on them, and I hope I can get you guys to watch them and love them just as much as I do!
P.S. I’m so excited for Halloween!