My favorite TV shows that I’ve never watched….

I’m not young.  But I’m the youngest in my family.  So I was the one who had to put the aluminum foil on the rabbit ears on our black and white TV and hold them there while my parents and brothers watched TV.  “Noooo you moved it too far.”  Man, am I glad those days are over.

At any rate, I’ve traveled a long technological pathway to get to May 12, 2015. To this date, where I only watch TV shows that I have never, nor will ever watch. Because I don’t watch TV anymore.  And this is how much our world has changed.  By TV, I obviously mean cable.  I just don’t want to be locked into “It’s Friday night and DALLAS is on!”

What I don’t talk about on this blog, is how politically active I am.  So during election seasons I am glued to Twitter, I mean the TV news shows.  My favorite is Meet the Press. But virtually all other news I get from Twitter.  So what’s a non-TV-watching-gal-like-me supposed to do? Welcome to the Wonderful World of……….

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I do absolutely nothing in moderation.  Nothing.  So when people talk to me about binging on Netflix, they are talking about amateur hour.  I look for shows that have about a kazillion episodes a season and have been on for 16 years.  I know, I know, there I go again.  But when I find a show I love, I hope, hope, hope it will last for a lot of seasons.

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, here are my favorites.

1.  NUMB3RS – I’m geeky but am awful at math so this fascinates me plus who doesn’t like crime drama!  But I’m on the last season.. AAUUGGHH I better find a fix, I mean a replacement soon.

2.  Warehouse 13 – Great and very funny sci-fi.  What’s up with only having 3 seasons?

3.  Blue Bloods – Need I say more? But I’m not watching the new ones because, repeat after me, I DON’T WATCH TV.

4. Luther – Great, sick, crime drama.  Did I say it was cutting edge psychotically sick? Just my opinion, but that is probably why I love it.  Hardly any seasons.

5. Once Upon a Time – I thought the premise was way silly, but my son told me to watch it and I remembered to eat occasionally while I plowed through all of the episodes on Netflix.

I’ll stop at 5 for now.  Oh and I keep forgetting my promise to write about a book that I’m currently loving or not loving.  “Memory Man” by David Baldacci is crazy good!!

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25 Responses to My favorite TV shows that I’ve never watched….

  1. Paul says:

    I haven’t seen any of these shows haha

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  2. George says:

    I don’t watch many shows either but I do watch some. The only one I saw that you mention was numb3rs and I thought it was good but I don’t like to get locked into many shows. But I do like and have read David Baldacci so I’ll have to check that one out.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I love detective type shows but also love quirky shows. No sitcoms (gag,gag). I really like British shows. Must be some leftover colonialism traces. The Baldacci is his best yet, in my opinion.

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  3. peckapalooza says:

    Thanks to the power of Netflix, I fell in love with Doctor Who. And I’m currently on Supernatural. If I didn’t have roommates that insisted on having satellite, I’d be content without real television and surviving with only the Netflix.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Doctor Who is next on my list. There are a TON of episodes. Major binge factor.

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      • peckapalooza says:

        I confess, I’ve only watched the revival series. I attempted to watch classic Doctor Who, but had a hard time getting into it. Plus, Netflix doesn’t have every episode of the classic series (a lot of early episodes were lost in a fire, I think). Missing episodes would really mess with my OCD.

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  4. Barb Knowles says:

    Uh oh, this bears further scrutiny.

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  5. I remember those rabbit ear days and the days before the remote control. I always was the one sitting closes to the TV so I was the designated remote control.

    Check out the show, “Copper”. It’s a little violent for me, but the writing is excellent. I binge watched “Quincy” for weeks, even though I had watched all of it back in the 70s and 80s. Did the same with all the “Twilight Zone” episodes. Such great writing from my favorite writer, Rod Serling. I wrote a post about Mr Serling: https://2015chronicles.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/rod-serling/
    Shine On

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I will check out your post when I get home from work. We had a tradition in our family when my kids were litte. Remember the Twilight Zone marathon every New Year’s eve? I would put high end snack food in addition to chips etc that I could justify as being for dinner. Then we would sleep in sleeping bags and stay up and watch the marathon. They would drift off to sleep….I know the kids were growing up when they one by one didn’t want to do that anymore but wanted to go out with friends.

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  6. I was just talking to my wife about Netflix and we were saying it might be the best value for dollar we’ve ever had.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      It certainly is for me. My husband watches more TV than I do, but my son gave us Apple TV for xmas which is a life saver for all the kids shows for the grandkids. My husband watches that a lot too….but you can also get Netflix on Apple TV. It reduced our cable bill.

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  7. Julia says:

    Numb3rs and Once Upon a Time are amazing series…:)

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  8. I used to have Netflix. Now I do not. Now I am sad. Especially since I need to catch up on Mad Men.

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  9. Barb Knowles says:

    I don’t like Mad Men at all, and I know I’m in the minority. It’s a generational thing. But not having Netflix? That I can’t imagine.

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  10. You should watch Sons of Anarchy! The first episode startsof a little slow as it catches you up with everything but I promise you wont be able to get enough. I’ll try and give these recommended shows a shot.

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  11. There are a ton of really good TV series. I know because my wife watches some (The Good Wife. Modern Family Veep, . . . ) and I’ve read about others. But I’ve stopped watching series, even though I’m pretty sure that the quality of series over the last 10 or so years has been better than ever before. Can’t say I miss watching them, but one of these days I’m sure I’ll start up my series- viewing motor again.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I just want to watch them when I want to watch them. I’m either reading or sleeping or doing schoolwork or whatever, so I don’t want to tie myself down to “coming to you each Sunday at 7pm.” So Netflix is great for me.

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