I thought I would mix it up a little today and talk about some of my favourite TV shows which you may or may not have seen already. It’s only recently I have shown any real interest in television series but that’s mainly because I find it hard to concentrate. But now there’s nothing I love more than snuggling up with my favourite shows with a cup of tea. Since I’ve been building a collection of series I love it’s about time I gave them the credit they deserve and why I spend my evenings and weekends watching them.
GAME OF THRONES
I make it no secret that I am in love with Emilia Clarke. Ever since I saw her go from a mistreated and naive Daenerys Targaryen to a ruthless, yet kind hearted dragon queen I truly realised why I loved this show. Women are powerful, strong and in control. Between the arranged marriages, walks of shame and ruthless kings, Game of Thrones isn’t your typical fantasy tale… Yes, there’s quite a lot of shocking, disturbing and upsetting moments BUT it’s all part of the plan for you to feel love and hate towards characters with true passion.
THE WALKING DEAD
I put this show off for such a long time. I’ve never been interested in zombie movies, let alone zombie TV shows. But after the first episode I. WAS. ADDICTED. My TWD encounter originally happened at a Halloween Horror Night a Universal Florida where I saw A LOT of Daryl Dixon merchandise (and I mean a lot). I thought that it was about time I saw who this Daryl person was. It took a little bit of time for the hair, beard and muscles to grow but I soon saw the obsession with Mr. Norman Reedus. But not just him, the show in general. I have laughed, cried, gasped and become enticed by the characters in the show. And you know how I mentioned that Dany Targaryen is a strong woman? That’s nothing in comparison to Carol…
I was a latecomer to The Sopranos. I watched a few episodes with Paul but I wasn’t especially interested. But the second time round I began to felt a lot of love for Tony (and sometimes rage). I felt sorry for him on several levels and wanted to see him overcome his problems with being a Mafia boss with anxiety attacks.
This show is so clever in it’s writing I feel like I am taking the symbolism apart with each episode I watch.
I’m pretty sure everyone has seen this, right?
Well if not, Impractical Jokers is a reality, hidden camera show about four men (in their late 30s) completing tasks that will embarrass each other. If they don’t complete the challenge they then lose. Whoever loses the most then gets punished. Here is one of my favourites.
THE OFFICE (UK)
Another “oldie” but still my favourite! Although only two series long The Office (UK) for me is better than it’s US brother. There is more cringe and more realism about it. I always feel bad for David Brent but at the same time hate him for being so embarrassing. I’ve probably watched both series 300 times.
This is another one Paul dragged me into but I am so glad he did. Set in the 1960s there was no way I could not fall in love with this show. The costumes, the timeline and the character development surpassed my expectations. As time passes so much changes and so did my feelings for each character. I loved, hated, cried, sympathised with each person. But the last episode was the most wonderful ending to a show I have witnessed. I’m getting goosebumps thinking about it.
I’ve always been intrigued by the assassination of JFK. So when James Franco has to go back in time to try and prevent the murder of the President of the USA I am bound to be stuck to the screen. It’s an intense trip to the 1960s with past fighting Franco, a teacher and now time traveller. There’s nothing I love more than a show containing Cadillacs, 60s fashion and music. Oh and James Franco of course.
What are your favourite TV shows?