Friday, May 14, 2010

My Top Ten TV Shows

This is my list of the Top Ten TV shows (as of now) and remember, this is my opinion, so don't go all crazy on me. I do suggest you watching these shows if you haven't already (especially number 4 and 5 on the list).
- no spoilers and in no specific order -
key: * made me tear up once ** a few times *** a LOT!!!

1. Freaks and Geeks - One of the few shows accurately depicting the teenage life in high school. It's set in the early 80's with a great cast of actors/actresses. An Apatow creation, so you know to expect some funny dialog. Many MANY memorable moments, especially the drumming audition. **

2. The Simpsons - Solid and brilliant cartoon and though it had its really low points, it's back on track. **

3. Futurama - I was against watching it at first, but from the first to last episode, "Futurama" has been consistently funny. **

4. Battlestar Galactica - A beautiful action-drama in space. It consists of creative cinematography, well-developed characters, an engaging musical score, and story-lines that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. I cannot stress enough how amazing this series is. Even if you're not a big sci-fi person, this show is definitely still incredible. I recently finished watching it and I'm already planning on re-watching it. ***

Here's the awesome opening scene to the series.

5. Six Feet Under - Another show I was skeptical at first, but the characters drive the story. Definitely the most emotional show I have ever watched. The show deals with all aspects of life and embraces the viewer into the characters' lives. The story is about a family that works and lives in a funeral home. Each episode opens with a death that eventually brings us to the funeral home. Make sure to watch it with a friend or a loved one, it'll make it a more memorable and enjoyable experience, plus you'll need someone to cry with. ********

Most of the random death scenes in the beginning are based off of real life stories.

6. Dexter - Such a wonderful and sick concept, how can you not love it? I think it's brilliant that the audience sympathizes with a serial killer. Keeps you guessing almost every episode. *

Opening credits

7. Arrested Development - Hands down (I hate that phrase), the funniest show I have ever seen. So many quick and subtle jokes and references made to earlier episodes, that it makes this show's replay value infinite. *

Very limited clips on youtube.

8. Extras - I don't think a show can get any more awkwardly funny than "Extras". Every episode stars a famous actor or actress playing an exaggerated or false version of themselves (e.g. Kate Winslet, Chris Martin, Ben Stiller, Orlando Bloom, and so on). Although the show is mainly awkward situations and hilarious dialog, there's an emotional value embedded into the main characters. * (Although it was once, it was a big one)

Insecure Orlando Bloom

9. The Office (UK Version) - Just like "Extras", the awkwardness is there, but only within the character of David Brent (Michael Scott's equivalent). A slower and more subtle office, but definitely just as funny and with more realistic written characters. *

10. Curb Your Enthusiasm - Larry David isn't afraid to speak his mind and that's what causes most of the conflicts his character faces in each episode. The negative thoughts we keep in our heads are the things that Larry David blurts out to make a point.

Honorable Mentions: South Park, Heroes, The X-Files, The Office (U.S. Version), 30 Rock, Tim and Eric Awesome Show (Great Job!).

Shows That I'm Planning to Watch: Deadwood, The Wire, Breaking Bad, the rest of Mad Men, Spaced, Band of Brothers, and True Blood.

Any suggestions?

1 comment:

Collette33 said...

Twin Peaks! (Hi Mustafa, it's Karlin)