I’ve recently discovered a love for TV shows. My household hasn’t had broadcast TV in years and years, so in order to watch TV, I’ve got to seek these shows actively out myself. My favorite type of show is the kind that reads like a long, long movie; I’m not so much into reality shows or shows that are overly “monster of the week.” I can’t jump in at the middle, either; if I discover a show that’s broadcasting the fifth season, you better believe I’m starting at season one and watching the whole way through.
Needless to say, this causes me to get pretty into the shows I do watch. I’ve managed to narrow it down to four favorites (you should all know I don’t do single favorites on anything!).
Absolutely my favorite of all time. It actually started the first day I got my iPod video, and I discovered I could download TV shows from iTunes and watch them (at the time, my computer would not play the video files on its own, loser). Downloaded the pilot, having heard of this show and thinking it was some kind of castaway-esque drama. BOY was I wrong! By the end of the pilot, when Charlie asks ever-so-poignantly “guys… where ARE we?!” I was like, heck yes, I need to see more of this show. This was right before the fourth season premiered, and let me tell you, I’m crazy amounts of excited now having seen the premiere of season six just the other day. YESS. It’s gone from a plane crashing on an island to a multi-dimensional time-jumping freaking mystery.
My parents watched Doctor Who before I was even born. In fact, I share a name with one of his assistants, as does my sister Tegan (for those of you well-versed in their Who companions, my brother would have been named Nyssa if he had been a girl… we ended up giving the name to our cat, who had a kitten, who we named Zoe. I swear I’m going to have three kids [or cats] and name them Rose, Martha, and Donna). As a kid, I kind of passed it off as one of those funky British things my parents tended to get into. It was only after I started watching Torchwood (incidentally, this was the fifth show on my list!) and realized that it was a Who spinoff that I got into the revived series. And boy is it love.
Funny story with this show; Lonelygirl15 got me into this! Hear me out… the star of LG15 played a minor character in the first season of this show, and then iTunes offered the pilot free, and that’s all it took to get me hooked on this show. I should be honest… it was Scott Michael Foster (Cappie) who really got me hooked, and I haven’t looked back. This show, with their gang-of-friends college antics, fills that hole in my life that Boy Meets World left vacant when they finally wrapped that one up. It’s that kind of show. And for those of you with the fandom know-how, Cappie and Casey are very possibly my OTP.
This one, actually, would probably be in the number two slot if I tried to actually put these in order of amazingness. Seriously, I do not know how you could possibly watch this show and not get hooked on it. It’s created by the same guy responsible for LOST and new!Trek, plus Joshua Jackson is there. It’s a little mind-bending and a lot of crazy… about a tiny tiny branch of the FBI that deals with areas of fringe science. We’re talking spontaneous combustion, multiple dimensions, teleportation, regeneration, all those -ions that make your inner nerd dance with glee. Amazing, amazing show.
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