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My Television Friends, Mentors, Teachers and Advisers

Updated on August 12, 2019
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes about various things, including celebrities and entertainment.

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I watch a lot of television, and I enjoy it very much. Therefore, I know most celebrities and 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 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

I have two people who can solve cases within the hour their shows air. Angela Lansbury plays Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote. She can discover a tiny clue to solve a case when detectives and investigators have no idea.

Tony Shalhoub, plays Adrian Monk on Monk, can do the same thing. Unfortunately, both of those shows were canceled years ago. Fortunately, reruns still air on television.

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 news 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 goes on season after season because he leaves things hanging too long in the drama series, The Haves and the Have Nots. He has not brought closure to stories he introduced back in Season 1. The series is in its seventh season with a lot of loose ends.

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.

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. His winnings included a $1 million grand prize and a headlining act in Las Vegas the following month on October 28, 2011. His first album That's Life was released on November 21, 2011. About 156,000 copies had been sold by May 2017. It is amazing how much his voice takes me back in time 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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      Larry Slawson 

      6 days ago from North Carolina

      Thank you for sharing! Great article.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      6 days ago from Richmond, VA

      Louise, I see you and I like some of the same television shows and characters. Thanks for sharing that information with my readers and me.

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      Louise Powles 

      6 days ago from Norfolk, England

      I liked Raymond Burr in Perry Mason. Although they've recently been showing reruns of Ironside here in England. I enjoy watching that. I also like Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote. That's a really good show. I'm also currently watching reruns of Kojak. I love that show!

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