Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's theme is "Top Ten Favorite TV Shows".
My favorite show of all time, this is a smart and funny show with a great mother-daughter relationship at its center as well as the complicated relationship between Lorelai and her own parents. Of course I also loved the secondary characters and the romance between Lorelai and Luke. I'm so glad we get to see some more episodes this fall!
I am still mourning the loss of Downton Abbey. While I know it couldn't be on forever, I wish we'd had a few more seasons, maybe through the rest of the 20s. Now I'm left worrying about what happened to them during the stock market crash and recession and if George survived WWII. Who knows, maybe like Upstairs Downstairs we'll get to find out what happens to them later on.
I didn't really become a fan of Friends till it was nearly over. I wasn't allowed to watch it when I was a teen and I didn't keep up with it in college so I mostly caught up through reruns. I still enjoy watching old episodes even though I know what happens. So glad it's on Netflix!
Keeping Up Appearances
Keeping Up Appearances was already off the air when I started watching it. My parents love it too. Something about that British sense of humor and seeing Hyacinth's failed attempts at social climbing makes me laugh. I guess that the BBC just showed a special called Young Hyacinth. I hope they'll show it here eventually. Of course it won't be the same without Patricia Routledge and the original cast.
This comedy series reminds me of Keeping Up Appearances. Frasier and Niles act pretty posh and like to put on airs though their lovable dad is very down-to-earth. I still enjoy watching reruns and have some favorite episodes I watch every year like Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz and The Seal Who Came to Dinner. Makes me laugh every time :)
Jane the Virgin
This is a dramedy I'd recommend to fans of Gilmore Girls. When I first heard of this show (without knowing what it was about), I had no interest in watching it. That's until I read some glowing reviews after the first episode aired. I started watching and I was hooked. I love the close relationship between Jane, her mom and her grandmother. I enjoy the over the top references to telenovelas (Jane the Virgin is based on one) and Jaime Camil as telenovela star Rogelio (also Jane's dad). And of course I love Jane's sweet love interest, Michael. #TeamMichael
As a (maybe former) fan of Arrow, I decided to give The Flash a try though I wasn't sure I'd like it. I am so glad I did! I actually prefer The Flash to Arrow which can be too grim or slow moving ;) The Flash has a lot of humor and a lighter tone, especially the first season. I am curious to see how things will change in season 3. Unlike Arrow, I really like the characters and character development too.
Game of Thrones
I really enjoyed this latest season and can't wait to see what happens next.
Once Upon a Time
Admittedly I didn't watch the last half of the most recent season (though I plan to). My favorite season is still the first and I have lost some of my love for the show but it is great characters like Regina (the Evil Queen) that keep me watching (as opposed to the very boring Snow White and her prince). I'm hoping this next season will be better as it is supposed to be more focused on Regina.
The Great British Bake-Off
Here in the U.S., it's called The Great British Baking Show and they've only shown 3 seasons on PBS but I am addicted. I even got my mom to watch the first season on Netflix. Unlike American cooking and baking shows, the contestants are really nice to each other and help each other out. Even the judges are nicer (though critical too). Plus they show all kinds of unusual desserts and you get to learn British baking terms.