Aug. 30th, 2012

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Dude at work posed an interesting question--

What are the five best shows, to you?

I specifically asked if he meant of all time (like classics like M*A*S*H or I Love Lucy), or shows that I actually watch(ed) and enjoy, and he clarified shows to me.

It's actually harder than I thought it would be!

I immediately came up with:


I have the DVDs for Home Improvement, which I adore. I wanted to be a member of the Taylor family.

I was a faithful viewer of Nip/Tuck, through every ridiculous, cracked out moment of unreality, and have DVDs for the first 3 seasons.

But I'm also remembering I was a devoted Friends watcher, even though I don't have the DVDs, and still catch reruns sometimes (I'd watch more but I don't know when they're on anymore). A friend and I still just say things to each other like "It was five o'clock in the morning. You had rambled on for 18 pages. FRONT AND BACK!" and "1-2-3 Yemen Road, Yemen" and we joke about Rachel's trifle.

I also said Star Trek the Next Generation, though right now Star Trek AOS is more important to me.

And what about Malcolm in the Middle, which will never come to DVD? Or Grounded For Life? Dysfunctional families that were so much fun to watch, and I try to catch the Malcom reruns on IFC whenever I can.

But what about how The Vampire Diaries is the only show I have returning this year?

Another guy mentioned how dear and near to his heart Chuck was, and damn, that show had some amazing aspects.

Freakylinks was the direct cause of my lifelong crush on Ethan Embry. Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place the direct cause of my lifelong crush on Ryan Reynolds. Smallville (and subsequently fandom) essentially changed my life, and has me lusting after Justin Hartley. Seven Days was an amazing show that needs to come to DVD.

It's almost impossible for me to narrow down five favorite shows, because some of them fall into different categories.

But as far as "OMG it's such-and-such a night, no one interrupt me, ________ is on!!!!!!" it's definitely Buffy and House at the top of the list for me.

What about you guys? I know Supernatural and Doctor Who are on the list for a lot of you! Heck, Season 1 of Torchwood even stands alone. Because I can't get behind the other seasons.

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