My Top 10: TV shows

Happy Tuesday book worm, and happy first week of school/university to all you students out there, I don’t know about you but I am definitely not ready for classes to start again! Today I am doing something different, I wanted to share some of my favourites with you guys that aren’t book related. I am a huge TV and movie girl so I thought it was about time I mentioned some of my favourites! So today I am doing a list of my top 10 TV shows. Full disclosure there are many more and if you are ever looking for show recommendations hit me up because I love giving suggestions.

1. Merlin

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*probably my all time favourite show*

Fantasy, family friendly

A twist on the Arthurian legend which brings Merlin back as a young boy who acts as servant to prince Arthur. The warlock must come to terms with his destiny to protect the prince from harm all the while being at risk of being exposed as a sorceror. Arthur and Merlin experience many dangerous adventures and with the help of close friends, fight off threats to the kingdom and build a brother-like bond.

2. The 100

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Dystopian SciFi, Mature content

Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

3. The Crown

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Historical Drama, some mature content

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

4. Brooklyn 99

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Comedy, family friendly

Captain Ray Holt takes over Brooklyn’s 99th precinct, which includes Detective Jake Peralta, a talented but carefree detective who’s used to doing whatever he wants. The other employees of the 99th precinct include Detective Amy Santiago, Jake’s over achieving and competitive partner; Detective Rosa Diaz, a tough and kept to herself coworker; Detective Charles Boyle, Jake’s best friend who also has crush on Rosa; Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords, who was recently taken off the field after the birth of his twin girls; and Gina Linetti, the precinct’s sarcastic administrator.

5. New Girl

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Comedy, family friendly

Jess, a bubbly, off-beat teacher, who is known to burst into song, catches her boyfriend with another woman. Newly homeless, she moves into a loft with three single guys she’s never met before. Nick, a jaded, law-school dropout isn’t the best of company. Schmidt is a flashy, eccentric businessman who believes he is Yahweh’s gift to women. Winston is a former athlete who doesn’t know what to do, but really needs a win. Can this dysfunctional group handle the adorkable new girl?

6. The Expanse

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Sci Fi, mature content

Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), who was born in the asteroid belt, is given the assignment to find a missing young woman; Julie Mao (Florence Faivre). Meanwhile, James Holden (Steven Strait), the first officer of an ice freighter, is witness to an unprovoked attack upon the ship, by craft believed to be from Mars (MCRN Federation). As news of the attack spreads throughout the system, the incident’s flow-on threatens to destabilize already tenuous relations between Earth, Mars and The Belt. Far away from the struggles in deep space, on Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), a powerful United Nations executive and diplomat, works to prevent war between Earth and Mars by any means. Soon, the 3 find out the missing woman and the ice freighter’s fate are part of a vast covert conspiracy which threatens all humanity.

7. Gossip Girl

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Teen soap opera, drama, mature content

Gossip Girl follows the lives of privileged teenagers on the upper east side. Serena Van Der Woodsen is a blonde and beautiful socialite. Everyone knows Serena. Blair Waldorf is Serena’s best friend but it’s always about Serena not Blair. Nate Archibald is Blair’s boyfriend but ever since Serena came back from boarding school Nate has been acting strange. Chuck Bass is a rich and arrogant person. Daniel Humphrey, a lonely boy from Brooklyn, NY, who nobody knows. Follow the lives of this guilty pleasure show.

8. Stranger Things

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SciFi, thriller, *some scary sequences

In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child, which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few locals begin to understand that there’s more going on than meets the eye.

9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Teen drama, fantasy, mature content

A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

10. Archer

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Adventure, mature content

At an international spy agency, global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other. At the center of it all is suave master spy Sterling Archer, whose less-than-masculine code name is “Duchess.” Archer works with his domineering mother Malory, who also is his boss. He also has to deal with his ex-girlfriend, Agent Lana Kane and her new boyfriend, comptroller Cyril Figgis, as well as Malory’s lovesick secretary, Cheryl.

Honorable mention I needed to add:

Charmed

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The series narrative follows a trio of sisters, known as The Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, who use their combined “Power of Three” to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern-day San Francisco.

What are your favourite TV shows? let me know in the comments!


30 thoughts on “My Top 10: TV shows

  1. MERLIN!!! The ONLY complaint I have is how it ended…like come on!!! Stranger Things is always an epic choice as well. I have a love/hate relationship with “The 100” – I have to be in the mood for it. I started “New Girl” last year but left off at season 3. I think I want to restart the show, especially now that all the seasons are out.

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  2. I grew up with Buffy and adored it. I still watch some of the repeats now. My youngest son is called Xander (though not after the show, it was debate as hubby wanted Alexander and me not wanting his name to be shorted to Alex, so we settled on Xander). I also love Brooklyn 99. I watched the first series of Stranger Things but never gotten around to watching the second. Not seen the others though.

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  3. I haven’t really watched TV in over a year (I know that sounds crazy!!) But I find reading more interesting 🙂

    I was a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan back in the day and would even watch the commercials as I could not miss one second of the program, but Shonda failed me when she killed off McDreamy. TV has never been the same for me 😉

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  4. My favorites are Game of thrones, stranger things, Friends, and Sherlock! I’ve attempted to watch Brooklyn nine-nine, gossip girl, new girl, Buffy the vampire slayer, the 100, and the crown but didn’t continue watching them!! I’m bad at committing myself to anything!

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  5. I had not heard of some of those shows. Of course we cut the cord and now watch on Netflix and Amazon and whatever digital stations we can pick up. My favorite show is Big Bang Theory and sadly this is the last season.

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  6. I miss Merlin, I used to watch Charmed and Buffy and still sometimes catch a re-run. I have watched a few episodes of Stranger Things and enjoyed it. Brooklyn Nine Nine makes me laugh every time I catch an episode.

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