Daily Archives: September 29, 2003

List of TV Shows I Like

Yeah, I’ve been kind of having trouble thinking of topics lately, so I’ll try out the list idea Lloyd mentioned. So, a list of TV shows that I currently like (not all of them currently airing). Note: They are not in any particular order.

  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus (my favorite)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (what a great concept)
  • Whose Line is it Anyway?
  • The Drew Carey Show
  • All in the Family (great interaction between characters)
  • Three’s Company (yeah, I like it, but it’s a show best watched in moderation)
  • Cheers (geeze, I have a penchant for some old sitcoms, but I like this one because of the great personalities of the variety of characters)
  • FLCL (my favorite anime)
  • Cowboy Bebop (just about tied with FLCL, I have trouble deciding which is my favorite)
  • Trigun
  • Blue Gender (on the low end of my favorites list, but still good)
  • Lupin III
  • InuYasha
  • South Park (still good, even the later episodes)
  • Family Guy (funniest show after Monty Python)
  • Futurama
  • The Simpsons (I like it, but I’ve never actually watched it all too much)
  • Bewitched (Hm, who is the better Darren?)
  • Gilligan’s Island (the classic, and the basis of many comedic formulas)
  • I Love Lucy (another classic, but doesn’t rank very very high on my list)
  • Home Movies (a nice original cartoon, pretty good)
  • Space Ghost: Coast to Coast (off-the-wall humor, great)
  • Reno 911! (new show on Comedy Central)
  • Mail Call (on the History Channel, that guy has a great job)
  • Unsolved History (this one’s actually on the Discover Channel)
  • Family Feud (the old ones)
  • Jeopardy
  • Wheel of Fortune (ever noticed that the biggest dork on the show always wins it?)
  • Iron Chef (oh yeah)

I think that’s about it. There may have been more that I forgot to put. I didn’t realize I liked that many shows, although many of them I haven’t watched in a while. So, let’s see what this says about me. There’s a lot of comedy shows there. People say that TV is bad because you don’t have to think. That’s exactly my purpose when I watch. It’s an escape. Naturally, comedy is a great escape. I’ve got a few game shows and one cooking show. Then again, the cooking show is a bit funny because of the format they use. Still, game shows are fun escapes.

I’ve got an interest in history and science, but usually, I just watch any show that’s on; I don’t watch regularly. So, every once in a while, I’ll actually learn something while watching television.

Finally, you can see my semi-recent obsession with anime. I don’t know when I started watching anime, exactly, but I’ve come to love it. The dubbing for the shows on adultswim on Cartoon Network are superb. I like anime because of the focus on plot, and because I actually care what will happen next episode. It’s different and cool.