Wednesday, 25 April 2018

My Top 5 Favourite TV Shows

I've been binge watching a lot on Netflix recently... ok, in reality I've only been binge watching one show over and over again; Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I've been watching it so much that people are starting to mistake it for my favourite TV show. Whilst it is one of my top five, it's actually lower down the list than most people might expect. Here's a list of my top 5 favourite tv shows.


Well known around the world and loved by thousands of people, the American sitcom Friends needs no introduction. I was first introduced to Friends when I was a child. My older sister used to watch it every week. As I grew older and the show was no longer airing, I begun watching the re-runs. Now I am a self declared Friends nerd. There is rarely a Friends related trivia question I cannot correctly answer. I've watched the show religiously and it will always be my all time favourite tv show. 

Battlestar Galactica:

Here I am referring to the Battlestar Galactica remake, not the original series. At first I hated the show because of the slutty vixen named "Six" and she made me not want to watch the show at all. But my boyfriend at the time reassured me that the series was genuinely good and we begun watching his box set. Within the first 3 episodes I was hooked and we spent an entire weekend in front of the TV binge watching every episode to date. Once we were all caught up, we had to wait with high anticipation each week for new episodes. The wait was unbearable. I fell so in love with the show and the characters that I've watched the entire series through twice more. It has a very special place in my heart. 

Stargate SG1:

It was hard not to place Stargate SG1 higher up the list but in all honesty, it comes extremely close behind BSG. I was 15 when my boyfriend at the time introduced me to SG1. It didn't take me very long to get hooked into the storyline. Like BSG I binged watched SG1 with my boyfriend until we were caught up with the tv airings. Then it was a gruelling wait time each week for more episodes. It was in this show that a cheeky, quirky, mischievous female character was introduced and I immediately took a liking to her as I identified with her completely. I fell in love with her character and her name and at the age of sixteen vowed my first daughter would be named after this character. My mum scoffed and told me I'd never go through with it but 7 years later my daughter was born and I kept true to my word. My daughter Vala is named after the character I loved so much; Vala Mal Doran. I can't wait until Vala is old enough to watch the show so I can sit down and introduce her to the character that inspired her name. 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine:

Unlike with the other three shows, I can't actually remember who introduced me to this show. It's the one I'm currently binging through for the fifth time in two months. (I know, I really need to get a life.) I think I was originally intrigued with the show as the main character; Jake Peralta is played by Andy Samberg who I knew from the band "Lonely Island". It didn't take me long to fall in love with the characters and the story lines. I've developed a love and connection with each character and it doesn't matter how low my mood gets, this show always manages to cheer me up. I love it!


Coming in last but not least in my top 5 is Firefly. Space pirates set in a western period? What's not to love?! My first introduction to the show was actually at university. During my media studies tutorial class, we got to watch the pilot episode. I was immediately hooked and wanting more. I went home and binged my way through the rest of the season. Like all other Brown Coats (the name given to fans of the show), I was extremely disappointed that Firefly was cancelled after one season. The show was so good! Of course the show was followed by the film Serenity which closed up all unfinished story lines but we were still left with a massive hole in our hearts. There are talks of the show returning but no one is quite sure how or when that will actually happen. One thing is for sure though, if it ever does return, I will be binge watching the hell out of it! I really do hope it comes back.

So there you have it, my top 5 favourite TV shows. Some other notable shows that I love but didn't quite make my top 5 list include; Daredevil, Lucifer, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The Big Bang Theory. I'd love to hear what shows you like to binge or have a special place in your heart. Leave me comment below and share your fondest TV memories.

Until next time,
Alli xo


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