Please note, this list is in no particular order. Mostly, because I am way too obsessed with way too many TV shows and my ADD is so out of control that it would take way too many fucking hours to make the list. And then, at the last minute, I’d realize I completely forgot a TV show and have to completely revamp the list entirely, and probably just start the process all over again. My obsession isn’t helped by the fact that there are so many good TV shows these days…. and yes, spoiler alert for this post. If you aren’t up to date on one of these shows, chances are I could ruin something for you.. so be warned now. Or, how about you just catch up on your TV, eh?
1. Game of Thrones. Honestly, I don’t know what to say if you don’t know what I’m talking about…. you’ve clearly been living under a rock and probably shouldn’t be reading my blog. To give you a little background on the show (straight from Wikipedia — because, YES, Wikipedia is a reliable source in my book): ” The series is based on author George R. R. Martin‘s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of seven planned fantasy novels, the first of which is called A Game of Thrones.”
Sex, fighting, midgets, incest, dragons, some crazy fucked up deaths, including, but not limited to, the shocking beheading of a beloved character, more sex, Jason Momoa, more drama than any soap opera I’ve ever seen, epic battle scenes, white walkers (whatever the hell they are), a plot line so good and so full of twists that you’ll probably watch all 10 episodes On Demand in less than 2 days, and, of course, more sex. It’s amazing. HBO done good. And if this fabulous description hasn’t made you wet already, then you’re probably dead or something. But one last pulse check: here’s a picture of Jason Momoa, I don’t think he needs any more introduction than that.
And fine, for those who prefer the females to the seksuality of Jason Momoa, here’s Emilia Clarke, and yes, if you watch the whole show, you see her hoo-hoos.
2. True Blood. If vampires aren’t enough of a draw, then you SUCK. Pun INTENDED. Some people have lost faith in True Blood after this past season, but any doubts I had were wiped away by Sunday’s strong season 4 premiere episode “She’s Not There.” Yes, it was confusing, yes those fairies gave me fucking nightmares, but I have faith in the all mighty wonder that is HBO and True Blood’s genius creator Alan Ball, that fabulous and freaky explanations are going to come throughout the season.
Also, can Eric Northman please buy my house so I can be his? Thanks. Bye.
3. United States of Tara. I started this show 2 months ago and wizzed through all 3 seasons so fast. Toni Collette is fabulous. Her acting is superb and her personalities are hilarious. I would love to hang out with T, her 16 year old obnoxious, slutty alter, and Buck, her loud mouthed dude alter who explains his lack of dingdong by saying it was blown of in the Viet Nam war (yes really), any day.
I will say season 1 and 2 were stronger than 3, but if you want a good laugh and to watch a woman exert utter genius on a flat screen, while you want to laugh and cry at the same time, then this is the show for you. The family of four, including a teenaged son and daughter, are so screwed up, but so loveable. Oh, and did I mention her loving and amazballz husband is played by seksi John Corbett? And if you loved him in Sex and the City, you’ll want to bone him in this… he’s so charming, so fab.
4. The Office. I love Michael Scott. I hope The Office can continue its wittiness and overall charm without him. Clearly amazing characters like Dwight Schrute give me hope, but something about Michael’s stupidity just made my heart melt. Oh, and can I just say that I think I might be in love with John Krasinski. I used to think I was in love with his office character, Jim, but after seeing, Away we go, It’s Complicated, and finally, Something Borrowed, it’s clearly just him, and I sooooooo dig it.
If you haven’t seen the already aired seasons of The Office, first of all, you’re dumb, but second of all, get on it. It’s a loveable comedy that rarely disappoints and makes you wish you lived and worked in the distorted world that is The Office. Hopefully they can keep this up without Michael. I’m tuning in to see…
5. Tosh.0. Let me start off by saying, Daniel Tosh is at the top of my list. You know which list I mean, the list of celebrities you can cheat on your boyfriend or girlfriend with and it will be okay… yes that list.
His show is amazing. I wish I had his job, or just wish I worked for him. Finding outrageous youtube videos sounds like pure heaven to me. Hilarious commentary on the videos, epic breakdowns and web redemptions, this show is for anyone with a crude sense of humor. Tosh is all the much more loveable by always making fun of himself and insinuating at his own homosexuality. His credibility is only enhanced by his hot model girlfriend, Megan Abrigo.
My only question is why Tosh hasn’t made fun of this video of her on his show yet. I tweeted this question to him and he has yet to respond. But, I imagine, if he did, it would be with something like: Probably because she’s hot and she’s in a commercial that’s on tv and bringing in $weet a$$ doe, what the fuck are you doing with your life? Tweeting to celebrities hoping to get a response? You’re cool.
6. gLee. Yep, 100% Gleek over here. If you haven’t noticed I like all kinds of TV shows. And this one is no exception. Creator Ryan Murphy hit a gem with this one. It’s cute, clever, family friendly and full of talent. If you like broadway, or just like to hear some young diverse and, of course, very attractive teens, sing some hit songs, this is the show for you. It doesn’t always make sense, and they don’t seem to care, but that’s not what the show is about. It’s about the music. And the music is amazing. I might have listened to the Glee original song Loser Like Me 500 times already. And I plan on blasting it on my car ride home today.
If the fun music isn’t enough to draw you in, Glee has got one more amazing weapon: Sue Sylvester. Jane Lynch’s portrayal of the villain/McKinley High Cheer-leading coach is beyond superb. If you liked her in The 40 Year Old Virgin or Role Models, you’ll love her in this, more family friendly role. If you haven’t already, get on the Glee train, next stop, senior year.
7. Modern Family. Honestly, I think the title says it all. It’s the perfect TV show to watch at home with family and friends. It keeps you up to date with what’s happening in our world, on all kinds of pertinent and controversial topics, reminds you that family is still the most important thing, and makes you laugh hysterically, possibly causing you to spit out your drink multiple times, throughout the episodes. The three families, who together make up one big, hysterical, and typical modern family, are so entertaining, I sometimes find myself wondering what my life would be like if I was the beautiful Sofia Vergara’s character Gloria’s cousin.
I’m embarrassed to say that I am not completely caught up on Modern Family (I only allow myself to watch episodes at the gym …it’s basically my only motivation to get there), so I can’t speak to what is happening now, but, if it’s anything like the beginning of this season, I’m sure it’s fabulous. I knew this show was special when Cam and Mitchell went to Costco. I could have sworn that exact situation happened in my life. Ed O’Neill is wildly entertaining as the head of the family, his character faced with raising a step son the same age as his grandson. And don’t even start me on Ty Burrell’s character, Phil Dunphy, who reminds me, and I’m pretty sure everyone else in the world, of a caricature of my own father/boyfriend.
8. Dexter. Spoiler Alert: He’s the best serial killer I know, not that I know many. I was shocked by Rita’s death at the end of season 4 and wasn’t sure how the show would ever save itself from there. And then they went and cast someone I hate (for no particular reason) as his female co-star, Julia Stiles. I was sure it would suck, and yet, no; it was awesome and left me biting my fingers at the end of each episode.
Dying for it to be next Sunday night again so I could find out what would happen next, if Dexter’s ultimate secret would be discovered, and how he would cope with his new life of single fatherhood. I have a love/hate relationship with Deb, Dexter’s obnoxious sister, and I’m curious to see what feelings that foulmouthed biddie will bring from me throughout season 6.
9. The Big C. Laura Linney plays a middle-aged high school teacher, and mother of one, who has just been diagnosed with melanoma. She spends the entire first season dealing with this on her own as she is too scared to tell her husband, played phenomenally by Oliver Platt, brother, or son. She finds comfort in an unlikely friend, the grouchy old lady who lives across the street.
The show is everything you’d expect and more.The second season began last night, and it did not disappoint. I have watched the characters grow so much since the first episode of the first season and I am excited to continue this journey with them. Truly heartwarming and wildly entertaining, The Big C gets a big A from me.
10. Workaholics. I almost forgot, but I think that might be appropriate. Ders, Blake and Adam would probably appreciate being an afterthought, either that or they’d be too high to even realize. This show is so perfect for me and my constituents, mostly because, we wish we were these three charming retards. They’re living their post-college life by pretending/wishing they’re still in college. And, my god, it’s entertaining.
I think my favorite part about it is they all use their own names, created it themselves, pretty much act like themselves, and (until the media swarmed them there) were living in the house that they live in on the show. If you like South Park and Tosh.0 you should probably watch season 1 of Workaholics On Demand before they’re gone, so you can be ready for what I’m sure will be an absurdly epic second season. Workaholics = Tight Butt Hole. People who don’t watch Workaholics = Loose Butt Hole.
That’s all for now. Time for some more TV. Until next time.