Weekly Writing Challenge: My Lists on TV


Lists, lists and more lists. Sounds a bit boring but here I am, making one. Lists can be fun to write though.

To the point. Here’s a top 20 list of TV shows I watched through the years. I excluded comedy shows. That’s a list for another day. Want to know what they are all about, just click on the links.

Every episode is a nerve-wracking experience. It ends with a cliffhanger every time. I’ve loved it since the first episode. The series continues with 24:Live another day which starts here June 1. Jack Bauer is da man.

Game of Thrones
I heard about the praise about this show so I decided to watch an episode to see what the fuss was all about. The first episode was a bit confusing. So many characters so it was difficult to know which was which. I always (well almost) give a new TV show a 2 or 3 views before I decide to watch it or not. Same with this. Then it went to the next episode. After that, on and on. Now it’s already season 4. I found it online so now I’m up to date. The real season why I actually started to watch it, was because Sean Bean was in it. Of course he dies there too. What a surprise 😀 Great show except all the hanky panky going on, which is a bit over the top at times.

Blue bloods
The shows is about the daily life of the Reagan family. This a show that has taken a slow start on Finnish TV. In the States it’s already on its 4th season and here it’s only 2nd. The reason I like it is because it’s more laid-back and not so much violence. It has serious issues as well. It’s about family values and it’s not everyday you see families eating dinner at the same table. It also good because Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg is in it. It’s great chemistry between the other actors. If I could be a part of any family on TV, they would be it.

Person of interest
The Machine that gives the number who’s in danger or not. Mr Finch does the thinking while Mr Reese does the action. This is one of the shows that you fall in love from the 1st episode. And of course Jim Caviezel is easy on the eye too. He’s one of the reasons I started to watch it. Also because you never know who’s bad or who’s good.

This was a show I used to watch with my mother. It’s about Adrian Monk, a detective, whose wife Trudy gets killed and he goes all weird. But he’s a genius. He gets the work done. I think there’s a little bit of Adrian Monk in me too. Not as neurotic as him though. They’re showing reruns at the moment over here.

BBC Sherlock
I’ve mentioned about this before on this blog so I make it short. I never thought I would become a fan of this show but that’s all because of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

CSI Las Vegas
Nothing is better than the original. Every episode is different. There’s a lot of TV shows that are based on detectives or lawyers but not so much about those that follow the evidence. I’ve seen this show since the 1st episode and it’s still great. Actors might change but the show itself continues like always. Grissom has always been my favorite character and always will be.

This is the same kind of show but it’s based in New York. I wasn’t sceptic about this one. I just started watching it and never stopped. It really has grown on me.

CSI Miami
Same as above but it’s based in Miami. A shame it had to end. David “H” Caruso will always be the coolest man in television history.

Knight Rider
This was my favorite show when I was a kid. I loved it so much so I even named my soft toy chimp, K.I.T.T, after the car. With one “T” though. I will never understand why they bothered making a new version of the show. There always will be only one Michael Knight and that’s David “Looking for freedom” Hasselhoff no matter what people think about him now.

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Please,no more creepy stuff thank you very much

Since I saw ‘Snow White and Seven Dwarfs’ at age 3, I haven’t liked creepy stuff. I never been into vampires, monsters etc. kind of movies or TV shows. The likes of ‘True Blood’, ‘Supernatural’ nor ‘The Walking Dead’ just creeps me out. Even the Orcs or Uruk Hai’s in ‘Lord of the rings’ were creepy. At the start I just couldn’t look when they were on the screen. I’ve watched X-Files a few times and even then, I just looked away. I just find it disgusting. I’ve never watched ‘American Psycho’ with Christian Bale because of the creepy stuff. Even seeing scenes from the movie, is difficult. I just can’t do it. When watching e.g. CSI where they show dead bodies, makes me look away as well.

When I was 7, I watched a movie in secret from my parents in my room. In it, there was a dead body with its eyes opened in a trunk of a car and the killer with a wrench in its hand. I saw nightmares a few nights after that. I still remember it. Those creepy dead eyes. Yuck. That’s what you get when you’re curious. Now I have to pay the price. I can’t even watch Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video. I always look a way when I see those zombies and the werewolf.

There’s a trailer with the upcoming movie ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’. I could not watch the movie even if Lee Pace is in. I rather not see it because of the possible creepy stuff. Even the thought of the creepiness, is agonizing. First of all I don’t like to look at mutated things and secondly horror stuff are a bit silly as well.

I’ve never understood the fascination with horror and creepy stuff. When people talk about these ‘popular’ TV shows, it just bores the hell out of me. I just have nothing in common with people who like that kind of stuff. Just keep all that creepiness away from me, please.