Now as I don’t get out much, I live for the time when the kids are in bed and I can kick back with a glass of wine (or cup of tea) and just watch something I love. It doesn’t need to be educational or informative, just entertaining. So just for something left of centre, I thought I would share my Top Ten Favourite TV Shows with you – and I invite you to do the same. After all – you might of stumbled across something I haven’t yet seen!
This animated spy show is totally inappropriate, politically incorrect, sexist, vulgar and I totally LOVE it!!!!!! Episodes are a mere 20 minutes long (great for parents) and I don’t think I watched an episode without a fully belly laugh or cringe worthy moment. It centres on a spy called Archer that works for Isis – an international spy agency – run by Archer’s mother. Archer is the typical play-boy/mummy’s boy – but I think my favourite character would have to be Pam. The office politics jokes just build and build from series to series – it is truly clever!
9. The Tudors
The story of King Henry and his six wives, if you are a history buff, this is a must – only loosely based on fact (but close enough) – four seasons and six wives to get through – makes you realise what a true monster Henry 8th must of been. Lots of hotties by the way (especially Henry Cavill!!!).
8. True Blood
If you loved the books you will be bitterly disappointed by the TV series, however I only watch it for one reason. Alexander Skarsgard. OMFG! But brief synopsis for those who have been living under a rock. Vampires are real and live in the community with us mere mortals. They now sell a ‘synthetic blood’ called True Blood and vampires have come out of the closet. Sookie is attracted to vampires, werewolves and trouble. Story line is terrible – but perv factor is awesome!
7. Mad Men
If you are a fan of the 60′s you will love this show. Advertising Executive ‘Don hotty hotty gorgeous Draper’ is an ‘Ad Man’, good looking, successful and rich. But he is hiding his identity from the real world. Brings ‘Fake it until you make it’ to mind. Great story lines, I love the fashion and political incorrectness (ie smoking in bed). Plus love to hate Betty ‘Draper!
6. The Killing
This show is like a cross between ‘Twin Peaks’ and a Patricia Cornwell novel. Rosie Larsen is found murdered in the trunk of a car belonging to a Mayoral Candidate. I’m not usually a big fan of the whole ‘Who Dunnit’ type genre, but this one really holds my attention – every episode they give you just enough to suck you right in. It is written beautifully.
You have to love an anti-hero! You can’t help but cheer when this ‘serial killer that kills serial killers’ nabs his man. Loosely based on the books, I think the earlier TV series of Dexter are even BETTER than the books. Don’t bother if you hate the sight of blood – it’s pretty gross!
Dean and Sam are ‘hunters’ – that is they hunt the supernatural, ghosts, demons, anything that goes bump in the night. The best thing about this series is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Jensen Ackles is in it so the perv factor is right up there too!
Great story lines that you don’t see coming, beautifully written and filmed, this is a true masterpiece. I’m not easily ‘surprised’ anymore and you can usually predict what is going to happen in most things, not this one! The dude that plays Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) is delightfully quirky. Gets an astonishingly high 9.1/10 on IMDB!
Seven families have a claim to the Iron Throne – and this is their battle to win. Based on a series of books by Robert Jordan, this science fiction series will appeal to everyone. Got a bit of romance, bit of war, lots of back stabbing, little bit of gore. Enough nudity to get hubby to watch it too. Highly recommend!
A couple of English juvenile delinquents get struck by lightening and end up with super powers. Sounds like poo right? WRONG! It is a fantastic series – sometimes a bit hard to understand the very strong English accents, but great story line, hilarious and a bit of gore and sex.
Well these are my favourite – I sound like a teenage boy in reading them back – but I look forward to hearing about yours!
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