So I watch a lot of TV. I watched some before Maggie was born, and then, since she was born in the dead of winter, I watched A LOT during the first two months of her life. You might be wondering what this has to do with quick takes, so let me end your suspense and tell you what: today’s quick takes is composed of the 7 best TV shows of all time, in my humble opinion.
*** 7 ***
I actually found this show accidentally. I was looking for something to watch on Netflix, since I finished all six seasons of Desperate Housewives in about four weeks (I told you!). Netflix suggested I might like Veronica Mars. So I decided to check her out.
This show is so entertaining. Veronica Mars is a bad-ass high school student who is out to solve the mystery of who murdered her best friend. She’s like Nancy Drew, only about 1000% times cooler. I wanted to be Veronica Mars in high school. The only thing that really bums me out about this show is that there are only 3 seasons, and it was obviously canceled after they made the season three finale, because the show has no closure at all. It just. ends. Sad.
*** 6 ***
I have liked Jeopardy since I was a baby. No lie. Apparently when I was 1, I loved the theme song for jeopardy, and I would toddle into the living room every night when it came on. Yeah, my parents knew they were in for trouble then.
I am about the least competitive person alive, but I will kick your butt at jeopardy. No, I will. Someday I’m going to go on the show and win a boatload of money for the family.
*** 5 ***
Oh man. This is the only show that I own every season of. I actually bought it twice. I slowly compiled the whole series in Chicago, and then when our apartment got broken into, they stole them all. Of course, my life was incomplete without the Lorelai’s witty verbal reparte, so I had to replace it.
What can I say? I have a thing for shows about smart, sassy girls who kick butt. Also, the pop culture references in this show make my inner nerd feel all warm and fuzzy.
*** 4 ***
The Wonder Years
Does anyone else remember this show? I was obsessed with it in sixth grade. My best friend at the time, MJ, and I used to watch it together all the time. It’s the story of Kevin Arnold (the middle kid) and his family and friends in the late 60’s. It’s such a great family drama and coming of age story. It’s narrated by an adult Kevin remembering his life during his teen years.
The real bummer is that it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere to watch. You can’t even buy it on dvd. I don’t know what the deal is, but it’s a shame.
*** 3 ***
The West Wing
1. I love Martin Sheen. (Poor man has the craziest son alive.)
2. I wish Jed Bartlett could have been president for real.
3. This is the one of only two TV shows I’ve watched, where I have never felt the time watching the show was wasted. I learned a lot, and I thought even more. Every episode has something to think about. So good.
*** 2 ***
I have watched a lot of TV. LOST is, hands down, my favorite television show ever. No episode of this show was wasted (except maybe that one about Nikki and Paulo?). If you’ve never watched it, please give it a try.
And with that said,
*** 1 ***
LOST is numbers 2 and 1, because its that good.
What are your favorite TV shows?