Top 5 TV Shows

It's pretty common nowadays to hear people (parents, mostly) claim that TV is a bad thing. They run around telling people to limit their kids to 1 hour of television per day, and limit it even further by saying that one hour ought to be something dull and educational. All I can say is that these people clearly haven't discovered the inspirational side of TV; find something that really reaches out to you, and you will get far more out of TV than an hour of vegetation. Ranting aside, the following TV shows are not for children, obviously. They're for adults, and some of them are only for open-minded adults. Some of these shows are on network TV, and some are on HBO -- which means there will be a certain degree of skin showing. If you can't deal, don't watch!! But if you don't, you'll be missing something fabulous, I'm telling you.

House M.D.

Being in its 5th season, I can't imagine anyone not knowing who House is. But if you don't, you're in for a fantastic surprise. I've been watching it for a long time now, and to be honest, last season was getting a bit predictable toward the end and the beginning of this season wasn't a whole lot better.

But!! There has been a massive storyline change in the last 2 weeks and oooooeeeee this is back at the top of my TV list. House and Cuddy are finally, FINALLY going to get together. I hope; cos we've been waiting 5 years for this to happen! Go on, watch it!! Airs on Tuesdays at 8pm on Fox.

Boston Legal

Another show currently in its 5th season, this show just gets better and better. The core cast are James Spader, William Shatner and Candace Bergen, but there are a few other actors who appear regularly. The best thing about this show is how real it is, and how much political and social commentary actually takes place in the dialogue itself. The writers are not only clever, but amazingly adept at putting serious topics into a format the average American (or other national) can understand; which is fairly impressive, given the scope of some of the topics. And...... it's funny as hell. I laugh out loud when watching this -- it's just too funny! Airs on ABC Mondays at 10pm.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl

This is a British show starring Billie Piper, whom I adore. She's a brilliant actress, and I must give the woman credit for getting her girls out on national TV in nearly every episode. This show is based on the allegedly true experiences of call-girl blogger, and whether or not the premise is true, the show is fantastic and funny and I love the way it's filmed. And it really doesn't hurt that Billie Piper's best friend (Ben) is a very, very, very hot actor whom I would love to very naughty things with. Why she doesn't just get together with him and hang up her thong, I have no idea. Airs Mondays at 1030pm on Showtime.


Ok.. Heroes is in its 3rd season. The first season was top class -- loved every minute of it, couldn't get enough. The 2nd season was pretty lame, and I wasn't sure if I'd continue with the 3rd. But! The 3rd season has turned out to be so absolutely fantastic that it's back on my TV list, and I am really loving it. There are new characters, new abilities, some shockingly unexpected twists and turns, and, perhaps the best new couple of TV land..... Sylar and Elle!

True Blood

This is a new show that I wrote about a little while ago when it first premiered. It's a vampire story, but don't let that put you off -- this one is good. It's action packed, lots of twists and turns, and lots more than just vampires. You've got telepaths, shapeshifters and who knows what else is going to show up next? At first, I was digging the chemistry between Bill (the vampire) and Sookie... but now everything has picked up pace to the point that there is always something going on with someone that you will want to see. The effects are fantastic, the colors amazing, the story lines interesting. It's not for Puritans, however -- lots o nekkidness in this show, so if you're not into that, don't watch! Airs Sunday at 9pm on HBO.

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kenbrent 5 years ago

One of the best Medical Tv-series that I like and rated it as # 1 is the SCRUBS..Zach Braff is one of the most amazing actors I’ve seen and I just love him.

madin 6 years ago

soooo true

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MontyP 6 years ago

My top 5 are 24, Lost, Prison Break, Boston Legal and True Blood

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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

Never mind knight rider, bring back the A-team...."I ain't goin on no plane Hannibal!! hey fool"

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Dragon Wing Lord 7 years ago from Floating Fortress, CA

Last year, the writer's strike really ruined a lot of storylines, but I'd like to think TV is more or less back to watchable. Some people are just too critical of everything, and yet, they themselves couldn't do any better, so I don't know what they're yelling about.

What do people think of these current shows - Chuck, the new Knight Rider, and Legend of the Seeker?

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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

The inspirational value of our favourite tv shows is just great because there is so much to choose from nowadays that we are spoilt for choice, my favourite one out of your top 5 is Heroes, this season of villains is really great and I like how some of the good guys are now villains and vice versa, it reminds of classic comic book antics as a kid reading x-men.

Tv for me just fires my imagination for my story writing, if it wasn't for my current favourite tv shows like Smallville, Supernatural,lost, Doctor who and many others then I would not be excited to live to be quite honest!!

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Opera Ghost 7 years ago

I agree with your choice of House. And I really look forward to watching True Blood when I get the chance. But my favorite (next to House) is definitely The Office. That's good stuff.

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dineane 7 years ago from North Carolina

House is definitely on my list, and Bones, and this is the first season I've been watching Dexter - sorry I missed the previous ones.

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Em Writes 7 years ago from Upstate NY

I've largely given up TV, but I do still love House!

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Isabella Snow 7 years ago Author

Kerry - We agree on True Blood!!

Whitney - Bones was on my list last year, but I really lost interest when the stories started shifting away from the romantic tension between Bones and Booth. And once they kissed, it was such a lame kiss that it really just turned me off. I saw one episode of this season and just couldn't watch it anymore. :( If they'd go back to how it used to be, I'd probably watch it again.

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Whitney05 7 years ago from Georgia

I agree iwth Kerry. Don't forget Bones!

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kerryg 7 years ago from USA

I agree that TV isn't inherently bad. A lot of it is, I think, but the best shows (and even a lot of not so good ones) are really just another kind of literature, and if you treat them as such they're almost as good for you. :)

Here's my current top 5:

1. Supernatural 2. Battlestar Galactica 3. Burn Notice

4. True Blood 5. Bones

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Isabella Snow 7 years ago Author

Yes! She looked pretty hawt, indeed!

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Hoodala 7 years ago from Mesa

Do you remember Cuddy in the dream sequence when Amber got killed. She was doing the stripper pole. That is one fantastic looking woman.

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