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OMG, my love for American TV (Part 1)

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!

Dawson’s Creek

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.

Gilmore Girls

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

Sex and the City

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.

30 Rock

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?




28 thoughts on “OMG, my love for American TV (Part 1)”

  1. I’ve only watched Gilmore Girls! I agree with Tinkerbelle above re: How I Met Your Mother. I didn’t want to watch it at first, but then my brother (whose recommendations have been 100% hits for me) said, “I thought it would be awful with a name like that, but nope! Best TV around.” That was a few years back, so while I still love HIMYM, Modern Family has taken its place as my favorite.

    I watch Bones and Castle as well, but in a half-hearted sort of way.

  2. We’re a household of Big Bang Theory lovers, I also like HIMYM but that’s about it. If I’m off sick I will cuddle up in bed and watch Gilmore Girls – but I think that’s more to do with the name and the fact I wish I was like Lorelai 🙂

  3. I don’t watch much tv. When I do, it’s a lot of:
    Law & Order
    NCIS (The characters are so awkward/quirky. I love it.)
    Chopped (Food Network)

    I’m not much for sitcoms. Used to LOVE Two and a Half Men, but I’m not interested any more since Charlie Sheen is gone. Ashton Kutcher just won’t cut it for me.

  4. FUN post!

    I loved Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld, and Sex and the City (the show, not the movies).

    Now my faves are The Mentalist (not a comedy), The Middle (with Deborah/Patricia Heath from Everybody Loves Raymond), Big Bang, and How I Met Your Mother. And 30 Rock (Sometimes).

  5. I am a big fan of Friends and SATC too! I never get tired of Friends re-runs. Because I love the SATC series so much (and the fashion!), no matter how the critics slammed the big screen versions, I loved it just the same 🙂 Alexis Bledel of Gilmore Girls is absolutely stunning…..I think I stare at her more than actually watching the series lol!

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