My Top 5 All-time Favourite TV Shows

1) Jericho
2) Everwood
3) My So-Called Life
4) Star Trek
5) M.A.S.H.

I would like to take some time to explain why each of these shows is on my list and how I managed to put them in this order. I think that might take more than one entry so I plan to write a specific post about each show over the next few weeks.

This list has changed over time. For the longest time, Star Trek held the number one spot. It wasn’t until My So-Called Life came out that it slipped to second place. My So-Called Life was so fresh and original. I didn’t think that it would lose its number one position. But once again, I was pleasantly surprised at what TV can produce.

Everwood is a show that I enjoy immensely. It is well written and acted and it’s hard not to fall in love with this small town. The show lasted for four seasons and the finale was absolutely amazing. It was picture-perfect storytelling that wrapped up the entire series in a way that closed every story for the viewer. After watching that episode, Everwood bumped every show down a notch on the list.

Anyone who has read my blog will know how Jericho managed to make its way up to number one. By the way, all of these shows are on DVD now. Jericho just came out with a complete series box set. It has lots of bonus features and is definitely worth picking up. I own it.

Lastly, M.A.S.H. is a classic in all aspects. It is a comedy that deals with serious issues. It is a drama that is funny. It defies classification. And it stands the test of time. You can watch this show today and not feel like you are watching something that is outdated or irrelevant.

So that’s my list with a bit of commentary on it. I hope to expand on this in the coming weeks.

So, what shows are in your top 5 of all time? Please drop a comment and let me know.

5 responses to “My Top 5 All-time Favourite TV Shows”

  1. Hi Chase,

    I’m not a huge TV watcher although I often have the TV on while I’m cooking. It gives me a chance to listen to the news and catch up on current events.

    I would have to say my favorites are: 1) What Not To Wear
    2) HGTV’s decorating shows (no particular one – it depends what they’re doing i.e. projects
    3) Dancing With The Stars
    4) American Idol
    5) Oprah (if she has a guest I’m interested in.

  2. Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for sharing.

    I don’t like to watch any of those shows. Oprah is okay sometimes but it’s not something that I would regularly watch.

  3. My dad used to tape Jericho, but I never actually watched it. The only show on that list I’ve watched was My So-Called Life when it briefly aired on The N a few years ago.

    I suppose my favorite shows would have to be: Project Runway, Family Guy, Spongebob Squarepants, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and I don’t know about the fifth. I’m stuck between What Not to Wear, Jon and Kate Plus 8, and this cartoon called The Weekenders that I just rediscovered over the, well, the weekend.

  4. Hey Alexis, thanks for sharing. I like the Fresh Prince too.

    MSCL gets rerun on specialty channels all the time. It was actually on MTV for a while. It just goes to show how much of a classic it is.

  5. like barbara, i don’t watch much tv any more so i have some old pics

    beauty and the beast
    the fresh prince
    the cosby show