Monday, September 20, 2010

Top Ten TV Shows Blogfest!

Cassastar author Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting this fun and fabulous TV themed blogfest today! Check his blog to go see what shows others have chosen. I bet there is not one list alike on all the blogs!

I watch TV to be entertained. I don't really watch many shows. I DVR so I can save time and fast forward through commercials. But a few times a week, it is so nice to lay on the couch and veg out. I don't want to cry. Sometimes I don't even want to learn. I want to laugh. So I do.
KELLY'S TOP TEN TV SHOWS

1. True Blood - Did you expect any other show at the top of my list? I'll say it again. It's sexy, shocking, suspenseful, and funny. Click here if you missed my True Blood Survival Guide.

2. The Soup - I like funny. I like sarcasm. I like when people make fun of reality shows, soap operas, entertainment shows, basically anything on TV. I like this show. It's on the E! channel, and I hope Joel McHale never stops hosting it. He's also on a sitcom called Community which also amuses me. I LOL every single episode of The Soup. Every one.

3. Friends - I loved this show. Yes, I once got "The Rachel" haircut. I even almost broke my nose running into a closed closet door while hanging up laundry during a commercial, because I heard the show come back on and ran BAM! into the door! My favorite character was Chandler. Could he be any funnier?

4. That 70's Show -Witty Eric. Dumbbunny Kelso. Great, great characters on this show, every single one of them. "I said Good day!"

5. Saturday Night Live - This show combines two of my favorite things: comedy and music. I have to admit I don't always watch it anymore, but I've watched so many episodes since I was a fifth grader on it's not funny. But it is. There's been great years, and not so great years, but so many comedians have shined here: Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferell, Chris Farley, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, and so many more.

6. Nip/Tuck - My mother-in-law turned me on to this show. My husband and I watched this insanely wicked show each week wondering what in the world Christian and Sean would get themselves into next. This show was not afraid of any subject. Even though I closed my eyes during the surgery scenes, my mouth dropped at other scenes that made me yell at the TV, "They did not just do that!" It was a drama, but funny scenes here and there as well.

7. Cheers - I remember watching this with my family once a week. And I do believe I watched the final episode in a bar. I'm not even going to tell you if I was 21 or not!

8. How I Met Your Mother - It's legen...wait for it...dary. Barney is awesome. Ted is cute. Everyone cracks me up.

9. Seinfeld - But of course it's here. It was amusing because they made fun of things everyone else wanted to but didn't. Or made ordinary things funny. It's not in my personal top five, but it is a great one. I'm sure most of you have quoted this show before.

10. The Cosby Show - I so wanted to live with the Huxtables! But not wear the loud sweaters. I thought Claire Huxtable was so gorgeous and smart, and there was a kid for every age group to relate to.

Honorable Mentions: Everybody Loves Raymond, Modern Family (this probably would make the list next year if this season is as fab as last season), and The Young and the Restless (I've been watching it on and off since I was eleven!)

What's your all time favorite TV show?Photobucket

65 comments:

Candyland said...

The Soup is GREAT! I <3 Joel McHale.

Bish Denham said...

I watched The Young and the Restless religiously like 30 years ago. Now adays I don't do soups at all. I like Big Bang Theory, and while it was on I LOVED Boston Legal. But currently I can't think of a show that pops out at me.

DEZMOND said...

FRIENDS and NIP/TUCK are on my list too :) NIP/TUCK really was a kind of show in which you constantly scream - NO THEY CAN'T POSSIBLY TOP THIS MIND-BLOWING scene and than just minutes after that another scenes comes even more stunning and crazy :)
I will never forget when Christian was raped while paralyzed and when Jacqueline Bizet was the organ stealing mafia leader :)

Carolyn Abiad said...

Forgot all about The Cosby Show...Bill Cosby has to be the world's greatest dad!

Christine Danek said...

Love the Soup. Only way I watch daytime TV. :)

Gregg said...

I forgot all about that 70's show. I and did like Everybody Loves Raymond. I forgot about it also. I am like you. I don't watch a lot of TV, as a matter of fact almost 0, but when I do I want to be entertained and to laugh. Good list.

storyqueen said...

I loved the X-files.

Fox Mulder....sigh.

Still find myself missing that show.

Shelley

Laura Pauling said...

I love Friends and Seinfeld. And I got into cheers for a bit too. I don't watch as much now. the one episode I watched of Modern Family was funny though. There seems to be more dramas and realiy tv out there than funny.

Emily White said...

That 70's show was great! It's too bad the last couple seasons just kind of fizzled out rather than ending with a bang.

Hannah Kincade said...

I tried not to include too many sitcoms on my list but I added a few and missed HIMYM! Love that show!!

Nip/Tuck was a guilty pleasure show for so long. I would curl up on the couch and eat chocolate while watching that. WOW!

True Blood!! Squeeeeee!!! That show blows my mind!! So much sex and violence and sex!! Love it!! I knew when I heard they were making a show they would do the books proud.

Kristi said...

What a great list!!!

I'm like you and love to DVR and forward through commercials...feels like I'm saving braincells or something. Atleast that's what I tell myself.

True Blood is a definite favorite and Friends and Cheers will never truly be replaced!

Some other favorites of mine: Glee, Supernatural and Fringe!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I thought I was a telly addict but I've only watched Friends from your list. I really must vary my tv shows; great post.

CJ xx

Denise said...

As you know, I LOVE That 70s Show. I love the pic of you as Jackie. And I watched Nip/Tuck with you once. I couldn't believe the stuff on there!

Theresa Milstein said...

Good list! I share many of the same favorite TV shows. The first couple of lists I checked out today were mostly sci-fi.

Kelly said...

Candace- Me, too. I'm so glad I can watch him twice a week!
Bish- My grandma got me into Y&R. It's a guilty pleasure.
Dez- I know! Crazy, original plots every show! I miss it!
Carolyn - Agreed.
Christine- Yes, I love that it keeps me current on other shows I don't watch (and am glad I don't watch!).
Gregg- Thanks! Both are great ones!
Shelley- My mil loved that show. I heard rumors there was going to be another XFiles movie...

Kelly said...

Laura- Modern Family is so witty. I keep wondering why I didn't just put it in my top ten!
Emily - I concur. After Eric and Kelso left, it just wasn't as funny!!
Hannah - And I love that there are so many Sookie books so that the series can go on and on!
Kristi - I know I'd love Glee once I watched it. Will rent the DVD!
Crystal - Yeah, most of my shows are sitcoms. That's about all I watch!
Denise - I thought of you when I made the 70's Show pic. :)
Thanks, Theresa!

Karen Walker said...

How could I have forgotten Friends. Loved that show!
Karen

Amparo Ortiz said...

That 70's Show AND True Blood???? We must be soul mates.

Even though I didn't put these on my list, they have a very special place in my heart :) Good to know I'm not alone!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I love True Blood. I first got a kick out of reading them, now I rent them on Netflix, which allows me to watch over and over, if I choose.

Summer Ross said...

True blood is on my top ten too! Its a great show, I havn't seen this seasons finally yet but I'm watching it this coming weekend.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Soup! Excellent show. Great for a laugh. Thanks for participating in the blogfest.

arlee bird said...

You've listed some classics, but I haven't watched many of them. I've seen a few "Friends" and "Seinfeld" episodes after the fact and I've enjoyed them. I faithfully watched the early years of SNL, but now I rarely stay up that late.
My favorites are "Quantum Leap" and "Twilight Zone".

LeeTossing It Out

Suzanne Casamento said...

"Dumbunny" might possibly be the funniest word ever.

I don't know what my favorite show is. Truth is, I watch a lot of TV. I figure it's story in another format. Feeds my writer head.

Also an excellent excuse to lay on the couch and veg out. ;)

Ellie said...

Nip Tuck - my other half hated that show, but I love it! Well, not everybody has good taste like you and me! Great list.

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aspiring_x said...

how i met your mother, friends, that 70's show, seinfeld... you have excellent taste in sit-coms.

we watched friends so often when i was pregnant with my first son, that when he was born and would cry, we'd just have to play phoebe's voice on the tv and he'd stop crying... not for anyone else, just phoebe... that's kinda weird, isn't it? :)

Jennie Bailey said...

I should have done an Honorable Mention list! True Blood and The Soup both would have been on it. They almost, almost made my list. This was hard to do! It's funny how seeing other people's lists sparks your own memories!

Anita said...

First off, I LOVE THE PHOTO!

And now for favorites...hmmm...I think Seinfeld. I watch the reruns of episodes I've watched four times and I still laugh. Also, I have a soft spot for PBS and BBC. I like Sesame Street, Mister Rogers, and MI5.

Anita said...

Oh! I also have to add that I hated the first couple COUGAR TOWNs, but I'm digging it now. And I love reality shows...mostly because my kids act them out afterward and crack me up.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Friends, Cheers and Seinfeld were some of the best shows ever. Of course these days, I hardly even watch tv so I wouldn't know what to vote for!

Jen said...

Kelly I love the pictures in the holes that was hilarious! You had me asking "Who the hell are those people," to laughing so hard I'm glad I didn't take a drink before hand!

iZombie said...

ahhhhh the soup...
:)........
iZombie

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I remember watching Cheers, did you know in Malaga Spain they have a replicia of the cheers bar. It was very uncanny walking into there.
I am British so didn't know many of your choice but enjoyed reading about them.

Yvonne,

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Oh....I loved Nip/Tuck! What a hot show....

Eliza said...

Oh I forgot Cheers and Friends, I loved them too.

Karen Peterson said...

I've been a fan of The Soup ever since it was Talk Soup and hosted by Greg Kinnear! Good pick!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Those are all great shows! My hubby laughs because everytime I scroll down the guide and That 70's Show is on, I have to watch it! :)

Lynda Young said...

I'd forgotten all about Cheers! I used to love that show. My husband is a fan of the Soup.
Lyn
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Ellie said...

I loved your list; I love True Blood n' SNL, I had those both on my list. I loved The Cosby Show, I started with 20, it was tough~ Cheers, great, too!

Dawn Simon said...

It's too hard to pick one. Hmm...SNL, Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, Friends, Cheers...ah, so many great shows!

I always love your pics, Kelly!

Jemi Fraser said...

You have a ton of great shows on your list! I've never heard of the Soup though - I'll have to check it out.

My all-time favourite would be Firefly :)

Ishta Mercurio said...

How I Met Your Mother is SUCH a good show! See, this whole "Top Ten" thing just makes me leave good ones out. I had The Cosby Show, too. And so many people have mentioned Nip/Tuck, as well as some friends of mine, I guess I'll have to give it a go.

Elana Johnson said...

I like your list, but I don't watch any of these! I love how you're in the pics though! Too cute!

Yaya' s Home said...

We don't have TV. Oh, wait; that is to say, we don't have our TV hooked up so's we can watch it anymore. I watch videos an' I've found that I truly do miss havin' a TV that is hooked up. I din't think I would miss it, but I do.

This was not a particular choice of ours, not to get the TV connected. Unless, you consider that we chose food an' electricity over TV.

I 'member several shows that you mentioned an' it made me wistful.

~ Yaya

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Friends is my all time favorite show. That and the Bionic Woman. :D

Angela M. said...

Love what you did with your Friends pic! And so awesome you have True Blood at the top. It's my current addiction, but I missed an episode because my HBO was acting up :(

A friend got me watching How I Met Your Mother. Totally love Neil Patrick Harris, and it's ironic he plays a womanizing straight guy, lol. That 70s Show got me right from the beginning with Eric streaking.

RaShelle said...

Oh man! I totally forgot about How I Met Your Mother. I can't believe it. I follow "Barney" on twitter and everything.

And Chandler Bing was da bomb! Ya, if you couldn't tell, Phoebe was my fav. LOL

DLCurran said...

Good list - some of those I think I'm going to have to check out. And I love what you did with the Friends pic - hilarious!

Oh, and though I thought I was following you, apparently I was just stalking. Now it's legit! :)

Kelly Dexter said...

I adore True Blood and How I Met Your Mother! Excellent list, and kudos for mentioning The Soup and SNL.

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

hahahahaha. wait. hahahahaha. wait. that's my face. in a hole. and hahahaha. I have to add Melrose Place to the list. So bad. It was good.

Hart Johnson said...

That 70s Show is fabulous, and I really am going to have to check out How I Met Your Mother...

Lola Sharp said...

AWESME list!
Here would be mine (in order of LOVE):

Gilmore Girls
True Blood
Arrested Development
Weeds
King of Queens
Supernatural
Fight of the Concords
Friends
X-Files
Buffy
Dexter
Seinfeld

And I LOVE Modern Family! (and Everybody Loves Raymond is also HM)

Lola Sharp said...

Crap...and Big Bang Theory!

Kelly said...

THanks everyone for your wonderful comments. This was such a fun blogfest! I loved reading about everyone's fave shows in the comments and on their blogs!
Let the new fall TV season begin!

Kelley said...

Good list :) it looks interesting

Kelly H-Y said...

Could your choices BE any more awesome?! :-)

Online Discovery Channel said...

I love to read everyone's blogfests and i really like your list and choices of tv shows i like to watch true blood and friends.

Bekah said...

"Booze and hotpants!"

Bekah said...

ahhh.. the soup! My hubby and I always watch How I met your Mother!

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