Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Five Favorite TV Shows

Continuing my list theme, I thought I'd list my five favorite current TV shows.

1) Monk - This character is great. A quirky, paranoid, yet brilliant detective who finds himself wrestling with his insecurities. Love the show. Too bad this is the last season.

2) Chuck - Unfortunately, according to the ratings, I'm probably the only person who does like this show. A loveable underacheiver is suddenly thrust into a important position where he has two bodyguards. Of, course, one of his bodyguards is a girl, and they develop feelings for each other.

3) Remington Steele - OK, so this one has been gone quite a while, and probably technically isn't "current," but you can catch reruns on the American Life Network. This was Mr. Brosnan in his pre-James Bond days. And Ms. Zimbalist has gone on to the occasional "Movie-of-the-Week," but not much more.

4) Leverage - This is a little known, brand new show, that airs on TNT on Tuesday nights @ 10:00 PM. The plot of this show is classic: a team of con artists decide to take on social injustices and become Robin Hood for victims of injustice. Sort of reminds me of the old show, "A-Team" ... except without Mr. T.

5) Fringe - OK, this show is growing on me a little. The stories are a little outlandish, but the one character, the Observer, is creepy. The Observer, is somewhat of a mystery. He shows up at certain times to observe events. The thing is, the Observer has shown up in old photos of events that happened 50 or 60 years ago, and he hasn't aged a bit. In fact, the Observer appears in EVERY episode. Sometimes he is pointed out, and other episodes, he appears only as a random figure - pretty much an extra - walking down the street seconds before the street explodes, or exiting an elevator moments before it malfunctions and plunges twenty-five stories. His character alone makes this show worth watching.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Lost - love the plot twists and turns, Num3ers - I actually understand a little of the math, and Extreme Home Makeover - because everyone needs a little "feel-good" from time-to-time.

Tomorrow I'm considering a list of five past favorite shows that are no longer aired.

1 comment:

TCKK said...

Gee, Honey, I haven't even heard of some of these shows. I guess that probably means I'm spending too much time on the computer and not in the other room with you watching TV