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My Television Friends, Mentors, Teachers and Advisers

Updated on July 8, 2020
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes about various topics including celebrities and entertainment.


I watch a lot of television, and I enjoy it very much. Therefore, I have some favorite celebrities, and I admire them in some ways. I consider some of them to be my friends, mentors, teachers, and advisers. I learn a lot about them as I invite them into my home on a regular basis.

In many cases, I admire the people for the character they play on television. At other times, I admire them for their real lives.

When you see a list of my friends, mentors, teachers, and advisers, you might feel the same way about them.

Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy on "The Good Doctor"
Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy on "The Good Doctor" | Source

My Personal Doctors

Whenever I am sick, I can go to Dr. Gregory House played by Hugh Laurie on the medical drama that was televised for eight season from 2004 to 2012. House was a medical genius who could diagnose the cause of ailments that left other doctors baffled.

Since House is no longer on television, Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young autistic savant surgical resident played by Freddie Highmore on The Good Doctor, can spot an illness and knows what to do about it right away. Like House, Murphy solves medical cases that other doctors don't seem to have a clue about what to do.

My Lawyers

If I am ever involved in a hard court case, my first choices will be Matlock played by Andy Griffin and Perry Mason, played by Raymond Burr on television courtroom shows that bear their characters' names. Both were capable of handling hard cases.

Unfortunately, both Andy Griffin and Raymond Burr are decreased. However, reruns of their shows still exist. I have seen no other courtroom lawyers who can do what they did.

People Who Solve Cases

Two of my favorite people who could solve cases within the hour their shows were on the air are Angela Lansbury and Tony Shalhoub. On their shows, neither one of them was a detective, but they were able to solve difficult cases.

Angela Lansbury played Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote. She was a writer, but she could discover a tiny clue to solve a case when detectives and investigators have no idea.

Tony Shalhoub, played Adrian Monk on Monk. He could solve difficult cases even though he didn't officially work for the police department. Unfortunately, both of those shows were canceled years ago. Fortunately, reruns still air on television. I still watch both of those shows.

My Personal Journalists

If I am ever interviewed for something, look no further than Robin Roberts, co-host of ABC's Good Morning America for the assignment. If she is not available, the second choice is Gayle King of CBS' This Morning.

The news should be reported by NBC's Lester Holt or ABC's David Muir. They both report the evening news on weekdays. Keep my story out of the hands of Wendy Williams. She embellishes stories and reports a lot of incorrect information to get her studio audience excited about what she says whether it is true or not.

Book and Movie of My Life

My favorite writer is Nicholas Sparks. He is my first choice for writing the story of my life similar to his popular books that have been made into movies.

If a movie is ever made of my life, I think Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay would do a great job as directors and producers. Please keep it out of the hands of Tyler Perry. He takes too long to bring closure to scenarios. One situation continues season after season because he leaves things hanging too long. In Perry's drama series, The Haves and the Have Nots, he has not brought closure to stories he introduced back in Season 1. Some of those loose ends have not been tied up after seven seasons.

Sherri Shepherd is well-known for playing the character on television shows based on real-life situations. She and Olivia Spencer would do a good job portraying me but not Viola Davis.

Favorite things that must be in my story include but not limited to the followings:

  • Eating a prime rib steak at O'Charley's and chicken at Popeyes, two of my favorite restaurants.
  • Watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! and playing along with the contestants.

Suzy Orman is at the top of my list for advising me about handling the finances collected from my book and movie.

 Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé | Source

My Favorite Singers

I have never missed a Michael Bublé Christmas Special. However, I could listen to the handsome Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer all day long every single day.

One of my favorite American singers is John Legend. I enjoy listening to him sing "All of Me" that he recorded for Chrissy Teigen and sang it to her at their wedding.

My other favorite singer is Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. who won the sixth season of America's Got Talent on September 14, 2011, for singing Frank Sinatra's song My Way. It is amazing how much his voice takes me back to the days of Frank Sinatra who died at the age of 82 following a heart attack on May 14, 1998.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson | Source

My Best Friends

My female BFF in my head is Dr. Pepper Schwartz, the sociologist on Married at First Sight. She knows her stuff when it comes to advising people how to get along with others.

My male BFF in my head is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler is a protector. I imagine him protecting me just as he protects and looks out for people in his movies. Besides, he is easy on the eyes. I have never seen him without a smile on his face


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