Sunday, March 21, 2010

Me and my idiot-box

I’ve always liked to watch TV. “People” always say that too much TV will fry your brain. As long as I am entertained while my brain is being fried then I’m totally fine with that.

I recently started buying the seasons of my favorite shows because I want to watch them in full, from start to finish. Here are some of my recent purchases along with some personal reviews:

LOST

I bought seasons 1-5 and watched them over Christmas “break” before the final season 6 started. I’m definitely not as lost (pun intended) as most people are because I watched all seasons in quick succession. The main reason I love this show is because there is so much character development, especially the villains. One thing I really hate about most shows, movies, or books is that they focus on the hero. The hero usually has a trial, over comes the trial, and then beats down the villain. But what about the villian? What’s his story? What made him into a bad guy? Does he consider himself a bad guy?

This show is complicated and a lot of fun to watch. I would recommend not spacing out the episodes too much though.

Seinfeld


This show (along with FRIENDS) is always on TV and I’ve seen 95% of the episodes prior to buying the entire series. Seinfeld is made so you don’t have to watch it in succession or know the background story in order to enjoy an episode here or there. I think a big reason why I didn’t like the series finale is because I didn’t watch the show in succession and I didn’t know the main, secondary, and other characters as well as I should have. I just finished watching this series and I loved it. I loved watching the characters develop through out the 9 years. I love all the crazy background stories (relationships, inside jokes, families, etc) that make the show so much funnier.

How I Met Your Mother

I was flipping through the channels one night when I came across this show. It happened to be the “Naked Man” episode and it caught my attention. I laughed through the entire episode and then I was hooked. I bought the first 4 seasons and watched whenever I needed a good laugh. I think this is one of the most underrated shows currently on TV.

FRIENDS

I’ve always loved FRIENDS. I watched the last 3 years of the show religiously and I’ve been hooked ever since. I think over the last 2 years I’ve watched the entire series through twice. I just can’t get enough of it.

Arrested Development

Another completely underrated show. If you love socially awkward situations and messed up families you will LOVE this show. It only lasted for 2.5 seasons but every episode is classic.

X-Files

I remember watching this show with my dad when I was really young. When I moved into the P-Hut, my senior year of college, I met Coleen. We quickly discovered that we had many things in common, one being our love of EBEs (extraterrestrial biological entities). Over the course of my senior year Coleen and I watched all 9 seasons of X-Files. The show was originally created as a “monster of the week” show; each episode was made to stand-alone. Shortly after starting, the mythology part of the show (aliens, government conspiracies, etc.) was introduced and stuck around for the rest of the series.

Next on my list:

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What’s your favorite show? Do you have any suggestions for me?

**And feel free to borrow any of these from me! I love to share! : )

2 comments:

Lindsey said...

We have very similar tastes! I love what you have said in the past about relating any moment to FRIENDS. I find myself doing that often!!

Hedge said...

You commented on a friends blog, and I thought I'd have a look at yours..

You should try Alias and Felicity two of my favorites :) Oo! and Desperate Housewives.. these are all very women focused, I just realized.