I love playing “top 5″ and “favorites” games with people. What’s your favorite food? Favorite song? Favorite restaurant? Favorite girl’s name? Favorite dinosaur? Anything’ll do.
But my FAVORITE question to ask to TRULY get to know someone is: what’s your top 5 favorite TV shows?
People’s favorite TV series are like a window to their soul, I swear. I can tell so much about someone based on their answer to this question and/or if were going to be BFFs (I’m not sure I can associate with anyone who lists “Cougar Town”, for example). JK, all you Cougar Town fan(s) out there!
I recently finished my online Sons of Anarchy binge on my laptop, and so I decided to sit down and truly ponder what my favorite television series are – remember, I don’t have kids, so I have time for this kind of wonderful nonsense. Read through my list, and leave your Top 5 in the Comments section! :D
5. The Wire
Many claim that The Wire is the best show ever broadcast on television that no one ever actually watched. I was introduced to this show by my friend who was very passionate about it before it became a ‘cult classic’, and I spent this past summer hunched over my laptop engrossed in the crazy story lines following cops, drug dealers, and the like, set in Baltimore, MD. HBO is releasing a fully restored DVD set of the series this summer, so that may be the perfect time to check it out.
Why I luh it: Intense, deep characters and stories; “too-true” and scarily-accurate plot lines.
Most Memorable Moment: When Bunk and Jimmy are on a crime scene and communicate only using variations of the F-word.
4. Breaking Bad
Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are two of the most incredible fictional characters known to mankind. They thrilled me, excited me, scared me, and outraged me, but at the end of the series, I was craving more!
Why I luh it: There was something addicting (no pun intended) about watching the demise of a simple school teacher gone rogue, and by the end of the series, I had no idea who I was rooting for anymore or why. I love when shows make you question yourself like that.
Most Memorable Moment: I absolutely LOVED when Walt and Gabe cooked for the first time. The music, the laughing, the coffee making – perfection.
3. Sons of Anarchy
Good GOD, I loved this show. Love love love love love this show. Honestly, don’t let the motorcycle gang stuff put you off, I was nervous I’d think the guys were kinda d-bags, but they ended up being memorable and lovable characters that I was sad to see leave when I watched the season finale. Good thing there’s a prequel SOA movie comin’ up. :) :)
Why I luh it: How much time you got??? I loved so many things about this show, so I think I’ll just list my reasons.
– Jax Teller (goodness he is baddddd in the good way)
– Finding out that OTTO was actually the creator/director/writer for the show! AND he’s married to Gemma in real life! WHAT!
– Happy. And Juice. And Tig. And Chibbs. Oh, and Chuckie.
– The writing was phenomenal. The acting, honestly, is sub par, except for a few key episodes and moments, but it was written impeccably.
Most Memorable Moment: I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t watched it, but the Season 6 finale is one of the most shocking and crazy I’ve ever seen.
2. Game of Thrones
I cannot say enough amazing things about this show, and truly it may overtake the #1 spot once the series comes to an end. I’ve started reading the books and they are equally as incredible!
Why I luh it: The perfect combination of lust, magical creatures, fantasy, and violence. I dig it.
Most Memorable Moment: Uhhhh I think anyone would agree that The Red Wedding had me jumping on my couch screaming at the top of my lungs. Holy God.
1. The Sopranos
Yaaassssssssssss the Sopranos! I know this is my all-time favorite series because I had the theme song “Woke Up This Morning” as my ringtone for a good 3 years and I woke up more gangster and cool each morning I heard it.
Why I luh it: It’s hard to put into words what exactly I love about The Sopranos as a whole. The writing was beyond amazing, the actors became the characters, and the dream sequences/psychological aspect of the show was fascinating to me. I’ve watched the entire series 4 complete times now, and it seriously gets better each time. I even like the ending now!
Most Memorable Moment: Ohmygosh one word: Adriannnaaaaaaaa! (Don’t watch if you haven’t seen the series yet.)
What are your top 5 favorite shows???