Some nights there’s nothing better than sitting down on the couch and watching TV. I personally don’t have Netflix, SKY or any subscription services. I find free to air television fine for the most part. When it comes to picking my favourite TV shows I go for shows that make me excited to watch them, ones I can always count on to make me laugh and shows I find entertaining.
I started watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S around the time it ended actually. Re-runs always used to be on in the evenings and my brother and I started getting into it. I have all 10 seasons on DVD, the episodes always make me laugh and the relationship between the six main characters is special. Joey and Rachel are my favourite characters and I am firmly in the camp that is happy Ross and Rachel ended up together in the end. I know the past few years there have been rumours of a reunion but I’m not sure I’d want one. I kind of feel that it wouldn’t be the same and might not be as good. I’d watch it for sure but sometimes things are better left as they are.
2. Pretty Little Liars
I will admit I haven’t seen season one of Pretty Little Liars but it’s not like I don’t know how everything ends. I would like to watch it one day though. The mystery and suspense in this show made it hard not become a fan after I’d seen a few episodes of season two. I got my mum hooked into this show too and every summer we would look forward to it coming back and we’re sad it’s over! Hanna is my favourite character, she’s so sassy and witty and beautiful.
This is the most recent show I have watched to make the list! I rarely binge watch shows but I watched the entire first series of this in one day, it’s so good! I have seen season two as well and I hope New Zealand gets season three at some point. The show is about a team of detectives who re-investigate historical murders (30, 40, 50 year old murders) and piece together what happened. It’s a simple concept but the acting is done well and the stories are gripping and well written.
4. The Chase
The most light-hearted show in this post. I love trivia and general knowledge and I know lots of random stuff. Mum and I tape this everyday and watch an episode most nights. I don’t get sick of the format or the questions and I like meeting the contestants, some of them are really funny and Bradley Walsh (the host) is so good at what he does! I’ve said that if I go to England or move there I’d love to be on this show!
5. Midsomer Murders
You’ll soon get the idea I enjoy detective shows from this post if you didn’t already know. Midsomer Murders is a show my mum got me into and I am probably a bigger fan of it than her now. The detective drama is set in modern day England and revolves around DCI Tom Barnaby (currently his successor, John Barnaby) to solve murders that take place in the picturesque but deadly villages of Midsomer. Personally, I prefer the original inspector, Tom Barnaby to his cousin as he represents the show for me.
6. Gimme Gimme Gimme
If this show was made today I don’t know if it would be allowed on TV. Some of the language and innuendo is rude but the show is absolutely hilarious and like F.R.I.E.N.D.S, I laugh every time I watch it. Gimme Gimme Gimmes centres around loudmouthed Londoner Linda and her gay flatmate, Tom who is an actor. Although it seems they loathe each other Tom and Linda are best friends really and at the end of series three when Tom moves away for a big acting job and leaves Linda living on her own you can see she is sad. As a viewer I always feel sad watching that scene and almost wish he stayed with her.
Agatha Christie is the queen of mysteries! I saw my first episode of Marple when I was about 10 years old and I’ve loved watching Marple and Poirot ever since. I read some of Agatha Christie’s mysteries for the first time this year and they are super good too, the TV shows differ from the books sometimes but it’s nice not to know every single thing that is going to happen. There’s always a dramatic ending, with the suspects being gathered together and the killer being announced – one of Christie’s signature moves. I am working my way through watching every episode of Poirot. I’m currently up to S5E6.
What are your favourite TV shows?
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