Favorite TV Shows

At the moment, we watch these shows:

  • The Walking Dead. Hey, Pam and I like zombie stuff.
  • Blind Spot. A woman, memory wiped, with her whole body covered in tattoos which give clues to crimes. Needs some humor, but we still like it.
  • The Black List. A different villain every week, but a continuing story line. James Spader makes this show.
  • The Vikings. On the History Channel, based on actual people. Pretty violent.
  • The Americans. A cold-war era (1980s) show about two Soviet spies, man and wife, living in America.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Kinda sci-fi, kinda superhero, kinda thriller.
  • Supergirl. Don’t know how long it’ll last, but we kinda like it.
  • Hell on Wheels. A Western involving construction of the transcontinental railroad.
  • The Last Ship. Aboard an American naval destroyer after a plague wipes out much of the world’s population. A post-apocalyptic 10-week summer show which started in 2014.
  • Falling Skies. We’re watching it on Amazon Prime. Never watched it while it was on.
  • Covert Affairs. Ditto–watching it on Amazon Prime. Really like it.

My all-time favorite TV shows? Hmmm. Let’s try these.

  • Seinfeld. So many references have leaked into our culture: close-talker, soup Nazi, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that,” and many more. Perfect cast. Always fun to watch reruns.
  • 24. Edge-of-your-seat action every week…I mean, every hour.
  • 60 Minutes. Incredible features and reporting–not EVERY week, but most weeks.
  • The Office. Lots of people don’t get it, don’t think it’s funny. But Pam and I love it. Of course, we work in offices.
  • Dick Van Dyke. I used to rush home from elementary school to watch this over lunch.
  • The Walking Dead. Zombies and post-apocalyptic fun.
  • Hill Street Blues. A ground-breaking show. Lots of really good characters.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation. Lots, lots better than all of the other Star Trek series.
  • Stargate. Interesting adventures to new worlds every week, and some good villains. Much better during the Richard Dean Anderson years.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Clever writing, interesting characters, and all manner of monsters.
  • Johnny Carson. I’m privileged to have grown up with Johnny. Will always be the King of Late-Night.
  • Miami Vice. Was this the first dramatic series based in Florida? Made for a different locale.
  • Jericho. Only lasted two years, unfortunately.
  • Bones. Booth and Brennan have tremendous chemistry, and their characters make this series.
  • Moonlighting. The show that launched Bruce Willis’s career. Another case of great chemistry.
  • Friends. Another wonderful sit-com.
  • Carol Burnett Show. Hysterical every week. We loved it as a family.
  • Battlestar Galactica. I’m talking about the remake. Very classy sci-fi. A whole new take on the Cylon story. The ending left me unsatisfied, though.
  • Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Funny, and comedically enlightening.
  • Gilligan’s Island. Great fun.
  • Hogan’s Heroes. More great fun.
  • X-Files. Moody, interesting stories.
  • Dancing with the Stars. Started watching in season 3, and got hooked.
  • MASH. Funny, while making (subtly) good points about war and peace.
  • Glee. Loved the music.

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