A while ago I did my movie series talking all about the different movies I loved but I am actually more of a TV show girl. I love that you can grow up with them and that you can binge them because there is so much glorious content. So naturally I’m talking about some of my favourite TV shows.
But instead of just talking about my favourites, I thought I would describe my favourite shows like a journey through my life so I’ve done them in chronological order of when I watched them and why I loved them.
Movie posts (if you’re interested):
When I was really young I used to watch lots of the typical shows such as The Tweenies, Mona the Vampire, Arthur and all the others ones I’ve forgotten. But my favourites were Teletubbies (it was weird but I carried my ‘Po’ toy around all the time) and Strawberry Shortcake (I literally cried when throwing away some pyjamas) and the DVDs were strawberry scented.
I used to watch this show growing up with my family. I can literally remember sitting under the table watching it (this could be one of my earliest memories) and I was sooOOoo excited when Lois was coming into this show. This show started when I was 2 so I don’t think I watched it all but I grew up with it.
This show is all about the early life of Clark Kent aka Superman. It starts with him in high school and I loved the human approach it took about, arguably, the most powerful superhero ever. It really focuses on what it takes to make a hero focusing on heart and the ability for good.
Allison Mack one of the main characters in this show was found guilty for sex trafficking and other horrifying stuff. I would presume she no longer gets anything from the show but I have no idea so it is definitely something you need to think about as it is unspeakable and unforgivable. I only included it as it was a big thing for me when I was younger, I hope you understand.
Favourite characters: Clark Kent, Lois Lane
📺 The slowest of slow burns
📺 Lois and Clark are my original OTP
📺 Tom Welling’s smile (you only see it a few times but it’s GREAT)
📺 In-depth complex villain (awesome friends to enemies’ story-line)
📺 Epic theme song
Another show I watched with the family growing up and I loved it. It was on channel 5 at 9pm that is all I remember about watching it.
I like to think of this show as people trying to controlling a crafty, rule-breaking Slytherin. Patrick Jane the protagonist is a consultation for the FBI but before he specialises in psychic abilities. Therefore he uses different skills to solve cases. The characters are all really likeable and the plot is full of mystery and action. It also involves chasing down a dangerous serial killer which Jane has personal reasons for catching.
Favourite characters: Patrick Jane, Teresa Libson, Kimball Cho
📺 Smart crime mystery
📺 Witty main character
📺 Great relationships (major slow burn involved)
This was my original love of TV. It isn’t a perfect show but I can always watch it. I used to put it on when I came home from school all the time. I think I have watched it like 15 times and I even know the continuity problems. It is such a comfort show for me.
The famous show from the 90’s and it is still going strong which I think you have to admit is impressive. The group of friends have an easy chemistry and the humour is effortless. Obviously being set in the 90’s some of the jokes are outdated but I think it captures being in your 20’s well.
Favourite characters: Chandler, Rachel
📺 The show captures the essence of friendships. It feels really genuine too.
📺 It is really funny.
📺 Great age to focus on and I think they made it relatable. It makes me want to be in my 20’s living with my friends
My mum watched this and I remember sitting down to join her but she turned it off because she said I was too young. And then I convinced her to put it back on and 5 years later I got to watch it. I think I probably watched it all in a very short space of time and it is still going. It’s a wonderful show.
A medical drama which has been going on for so many years now and honestly it has gone through so much. It has got drama, excellent relationships (platonic and romantic), wonderful characters (flawed, real, develop over time) and so many emotions *warning you made need many tissues, it makes me cry and I rarely cry at shows*.
Favourite characters: it’s a group effort. I can’t pick one.
📺 Always something happening
📺 So many wonderful, diverse, complex characters
📺 Effortless humour
📺 Delivers emotions brilliantly
I accidentally watched this one night and I found it hilarious. Then I went to school and my friends were talking about it the next day. And I’ve watched it ever since. (It is a short show though)
A British TV show following Miranda, who is a quirky woman, who doesn’t necessarily fit into society. It is filmed so she registers the audience at parts which adds to the comedy and makes you feel as if you have really bonded with the character. She goes through relationships, social situations, parental pressure and keeping friendships all in a funny way. It has quite an unique style but it is just SO happy.
Favourite characters: Miranda, Stevie, Gary
📺 Unique sense of humour (audience involved)
📺 A lot of FUN. She has a childlike joy.
📺 I like the overall journey Miranda goes through so she can accept herself
📺 Beautiful relationships from family to friends to love interests
I think this was a show I heard about through the fandom. So I effectively binge watched the first four seasons. Then I got my friends to watch it too. We agreed that season 3 is the best.
Based on the movie of the same name where a high school student gets bitten by a werewolf and has to navigate all the classic teenager problems whilst also being a supernatural being. Whilst it has plenty of supernatural elements, it also captures the very real problems of growing up. It has mystery element and reaches emotional highs whilst also having a good humour running throughout. I wouldn’t say every season is perfect but overall I love it.
Favourite characters: Stiles Stilinski, Liam Dunbar
📺 A kind, good main character
📺 One of my favourite scenes ever is in this show. I actually love the way this show is filmed and the emotional weight that they put on aspects.
📺 Stiles is hilarious and iconic. Also dark Stiles. YES.
📺 Supernatural and mystery involved
My sister brought me the first season on DVD when it came out and I had never watched it but then I did and with every episode my love grew and grew. Now I would consider it my ultimate TV show.
Being a comedy based in a police precinct which provided a great space for a new, fresh show. This show deserves all the hype and more. I love the humour and the characters. It focuses on relationships and I think it shows a lot of healthy roles models. And it makes me laugh every time no matter how many times I have watched it. It also talks about important topics too which I appreciate.
Favourite characters: Cheddar, Gina, Captain Holt, Amy
*murmurs all of them*
📺 It is hilarious!!!
📺 It includes lots of great diversity
📺 I love the police setting for a comedy
📺 Such a positive, heart-warming show
📺 Great friendships, relationships and characters which are hella refreshing
This was on E4 and for like the first two shows I knew a lot of people who watched it but then no one continued watching it so I watched the rest alone. lol.
This is the most dramatic, so-much-happens-in-one-episode show. It starts off with a group of with a 100 young offenders going down to earth from a space satellite to see if it is survivable after a nuclear Armageddon happened. The show and characters go through so much. It covers people dealing with differences, power, friendships, relationships and death. It is very fast paced and full of drama. Some seasons are stronger than others but I definitely love watching it.
Favourite characters: Monty Green, Octavia Blake, John Murphy
📺 Complex characters (most of them are morally grey)
📺 Lots of great relationships
📺 The most dramatic show. A lot happens in every episode and no one is safe!! (tissues ready)
I was really late to watching this show but finally the mass amount of love for it on Tumblr won me over and I did fall in love. I definitely had a honeymoon period with this show but there are still aspects that I adore about this show now.
Based on two brothers who hunt the supernatural. It involves ghosts, demons, death, love and the occasional angelic presence. It focuses on family as you watch the brothers go through so many different things and A LOT of death. I think this show outgrew the filler episodes and should stay focused on the over-arching plot but I love the characters and the emotions that this show reaches.
Favourite character: Castiel
📺 I like that you get to see male characters with lots of emotion
📺 I love the focus on brotherhood
📺 It involves humour very easily and the weird episode are probably my favourite.
Santa Clarita Diet
I watched this when I first got Netflix and I watched the first 2 seasons in like 2 days. I seriously question whether getting Netflix was a smart decision for my life but still I love this show. I introduced to it to my sister and she liked it but she said it was gross. How dare she not like the sight of vomit though!??!
It is a comedy set in modern day about a woman who had a normal life but has a drastic transformation leading to death and disaster. But it has its perks. So you watch this family navigate all of this basically zombieness (undead stories aren’t my favourite but I loved this) whilst still trying to be a family. It puts average people dealing with not so average problems and I find it really funny.
Favourite character: Joel
📺 So unique. I love the weirdness!
📺 Dry sense of humour. CLASS A!!
📺 Joel is an exasperated character and I love that. The way he says “why does everyone want to find meaning in their lives? Whatever happened to just getting through the fucking day?” is amazing!!
📺 The most supportive relationship (and family) EVER
Another Netflix original that I watched with my sister and it was a great time.
So this is the most recent favourite which focuses on Otis who becomes a sex therapist at his school/college along with Maeve but he also had to navigate his own love life and that is never easy. It also covers the lives of the other students which are all complex and messy but also beautiful and hopeful. It feels like a really fresh take on an original idea and I love the results.
Favourite character: all of them. It is a group effort.
📺 Teen drama therefore angst
📺 Healthy talk of sex
📺 Lots of diversity !!
📺 Positive friendships
📺 Captures awkwardness really well
Other Shows I Like:
What are your favourite TV shows? Do you like the ones I have talked about?
Have you got any recommendations?