Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My 5 Favorite Shows on TV Right Now

I'm a self-proclaimed tv junkie. I'm one of those people who can sit down in front of the tv with the clicker and always find something I want to watch. Since we don't really spend much money going out for our entertainment (who can afford going out very often when you are a family of six?) tv is our entertainment. I cherish our satellite subscription and all it's 250+ channels/movie channels. It's sad, I know.

Anyway, below you will find my list of 5 TV shows that I'm loving right now. Let me know if you agree, disagree, or have others to add to the list...

1) Sons of Anarchy - This FX Channel show is not for the faint of heart. It follows a California biker club as they dabble in gun-trading, drug-running, the porn industry, murder, and more. If that all sounds a little brutal, well...it is. But, there's so much more to the story. These people are bound by strong family ties and loyalty. There's no limit to the lengths they will go to protect each other and their secrets. Katey Sagal (remember her as Peg Bundy) plays the matriarch of this group and she deserves all kinds of awards and accolades for this role. She is amazing! Her character is gritty, ruthless, and 100% bad-ass and she does whatever is needed to keep everyone in line. I love this show. I love all of the characters and the actors. The story is always good, often twisted, but really good.

2) The Walking Dead - This AMC series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where infected humans die and turn into flesh-eating zombies. It follows a small band of survivors as they try to forge ahead and find a way to live in this dangerous, new world. Besides not getting eaten by zombies, these people are also dealing with love triangles, secrets, and ethical and moral dilemmas. I'm so vested in this story and it's characters. I often find myself talking and even yelling out loud to the characters. And, yes, there is lots of blood and gore.

3) Parenthood -  This popular series is on NBC. I'm not even sure I can convey how much I love this show. It's got so many relevant themes, all of which revolve around a big family (the Bravermans) that are always in each other's business. There are issues dealing with parenting teens, parenting a child with a form of autism, infertility and adoption, infidelity, alcoholism, dating a younger man, starting a new career, bi-racial relationships, sibling rivalry, a cancer diagnosis, and I could go on and on. This is one show that makes me laugh and cry every single time I watch. If I had to recommend one show that you simply must watch, this is it!

4) Homeland - I've long been a fan of actress Claire Danes and in this Showtime series, she is brilliant. She plays Carrie Mathison, a CIA agent who also happens to be bipolar. She is dedicated to protecting the United  States against terrorist attacks. When she meets Nicholas Brody, a newly returned soldier who has been held captive in the Middle East for the last eight years, she suspects that he has been turned and may be plotting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Even though no one takes her theory about Sgt. Brody seriously, Carrie is convinced that he is involved in something bad. In the meantime, she also happens to fall for him and have a fling with him, despite the fact that he is a married man with children and also a possible jihadist. Homeland is such an intense, intriguing show that keeps me on the edge of my seat.

5) Scandal - In this ABC series, we meet Olivia Pope. She's a former communication director for the President of the United States. She now spends her days "fixing" the problems and indiscretions of the DC elite. She has a staff of happy little helpers that include a slick attorney, a hacker/possible former hit man, and two female investigators. When someone comes to them with a problem, Olivia and her staff will go to any lengths to protect/cover up/take care of whatever it is that they've gotten themselves into. Oh, and I forgot to mention...Olivia and the married President have a thing for each other and had an affair while she was working on his campaign. Even though they have tried to move on, they still harbor feelings for one another. This often creates problems for them both. This show is juicy, mysterious, and full of secrets. The chemistry between the Pres and Olivia (played by Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington) is HOT. One really cool thing about Scandal, some of the cast live tweet during the shows. That's always a lot of fun to follow along with.

Also currently on my can't-miss list:
*Grey's Anatomy
*Gossip Girl
*Hawaii Five-O

What about you? Do you watch any of the shows I've mentioned? What tv shows can you simply not miss?



Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh my gosh, I don't watch any of them. I'm totally missing out. I am too addicted to reality tv, I guess.

Crunchy Frugalista said...

I LOVE Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, and Revolution. They need to stop putting so many good shows on!

Kelsey said...

I only watch Parenthood on top five and of course love greys anatomy and gossip girl!!!

Anonymous said...

Homeland and Scandal are two of my favorites! I also love Dexter and Hawaii Five-O!

Ourfamilyworld said...

I love Grey's anatomy. Parenthood is on my list to watch

Behold the Metatron said...

Need my Grey's fix every week. I love Walking Dead and am finally catching up. I need to get on Homeland too. So much to watch, so little time!


Emily said...

We don't have TV lol... we gave it up years ago when we were in college and the rates shot up... and we've never looked back! I do still watch my favorites online though (Grey's, Gossip Girl, etc.) but I never know anything about NEW shows - so thanks for the list!! New stuff to watch! :)

Jenners said...

My husband watches Homeland and I keep finding myself lingering in the room to watch it. I suspect I will be watching it soon.