If you had to recommend someone watch 5 TV series, what would you pick? (here are mine)
No particular order, and this is more “what I’ve watched recently” and is sitcom-heavy, but so be it.
Letterkenny: rapid-fire timing, and available on Hulu recently.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: It’s not 30 Rock, but similar absurdity and outrageous characters.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Well written and well acted, even the worst characters have moments where they are sympathetic.
Drunk History - every now and then, you might learn something from this, even as they work through the booze.
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 - Working through the new series now, but I still have my favorites from the original series.
Game of Thrones
Do you remember Love American Style. Lol
@Akfishlady makes me think about All in the Family, Good Times, Whats Happening, .... Welcome Back Kotter....lol.. . Gilligan's Island..
I don't think I could narrow it down to just 5. So I'm going to cheat a little and do two sets of 5. One for comedies and one for dramas.
Honorable Mention = Avatar: The Last Airbender
wow, it's hard to choose only five. i am guessing from your examples that past shows are okay. so how about (in no particular order, and off the top of my head):
the west wing
hill street blues
the good wife
the avengers (diana rigg episodes)
law and order (and svu, and criminal intent)
i'll fly away
civil wars (not to be confused with the ken burns documentary)
upstairs downstairs (the original)
everything ken burns ever made
oh did i mention i can't count?
Orange is the new balck
Lie to me
Person of interest
WKRP in Cincinnati
Hah!! Name drop time.. I child minded Anna (Lost Girl) when she was a preteen. It was really odd to watch her as an adult acting.. I wasn't a fan of the show.. found the writing. hmmm.. lacking.. to put it politely. But enjoyed tuning in once in a while to watch Ms. Silk strut her stuff ( and yes Silk is her real name not a stage nom de plume). I haven't seen her in person for many years but she was a real gem of a youngster. I can only imagine she is as giving a person now as she was then
I'm sticking to fiction here, so no competition shows, so-called reality programs, no science or how-to shows, etc.
Game of Thrones.
How to get away with murder
Sons of anarchy
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (always my first choice)
Being Human (US version)
Shameless (US version)
4. The Walking Dead
3. Game of Thrones
(SERIES THAT HAVE ENDED)
5. Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis
4. Breaking Bad
JasonNash, I really enjoyed SG-1, and I'm ambivalent about Atlantis. There were things to like, of course, but I always felt like exploration of Atlantis itself could have been a bigger part of the plot — but maybe that would have fractured the storyline too much. Farscape was great, too — lots of tough questions about philosophy and ethical dilemmas, plenty of action, trippy by times, suspenseful, great character development.
Drunk History - I love that, but often forget about it being on.
Thanks for mentioning it.