I love American TV shows so I thought I’d share my top 5 favourites with you – the ones that have stood out for me past and present. Part 1 will cover comedy / family shows and part 2 to follow will cover thriller / paranormal shows.
I starred watching Friends in my early teens. I remember everyone at school talking about it and making sure I watched it on a Friday night. The characters became so familiar that the show was like a comfort blanket and even now when I see a repeat on TV, I get a warm fuzzy feeling from it. It kept us entertained for 10 years and ended how we all wanted it to.
Ross: We were on a break!
Chandler: Oh, my God! If you say that one more time, I’m going to break up with you!
I adored DC when it was on TV. As a teenager, I loved the angst and tension and the fact it dealt with teen issues, although the characters language and references were laughably adult. Mostly, I loved Pacey – he’s still up there on my ideal man list. The series went off a bit in series 5 and 6 but redeemed itself in the finale that brought laughter and tears and finally brought Joey and Pacey together.
Andie: You mean that you guys would rather watch a movie about something than actually doing it yourselves?
Joey, Dawson: Correct.
I missed GG when it was on TV, it wasn’t big over here but I stumbled onto it on Amazon and once I watched the first series boxset I was hooked. The relationship between mother and daughter is so well told – funny and moving and the eccentric town they live in and characters that live there create a warm show that’s perfect for curling up on the sofa to watch. I love the fast paced talking, cultural references and endless eating. It’s a shame that there was no definite ending, I wish they would pick it back up but I guess you can’t have it all!
Lorelai: It’s from my mother.
Rory: What is it?
Lorelai: It’s heavy. It must be her hopes and dreams for me.
Rory: I thought she discarded those years ago
I first watched this show on VHS – yes the days before DVD. Shocking but funny and often sweet, I loved the fly-on-the-wall feel to being part of these fab four ladies who took NYC by storm. The show unfortunately didn’t cross over well to the big screen but I’ll always loved the TV episodes, they always make me want to go straight to New York, buy some amazing shoes and have eggs and a good gossip about men for brunch.
Charlotte: I just know no matter how good I feel about myself, if I see Christy Turlington, I just wanna give up.
Miranda: Well I just want to tie her down and force feed her lard, but that’s the difference between you and me.
Again I fell into this show on Amazon, never watching it on TV and I immediately got hooked. This show is silly and fun but most of all hilarious. I love Tina Fey and the character of Liz is brilliant. I loved the musical benefit episode and there are so many genius episodes.
Liz: What made you think I was gay?
Jack: Your shoes.
Liz: Well, I’m straight.
Jack: Those shoes are definitely bi-curious.
What did I miss?