I, um, I don't actually watch TV shows.
I mean, seriously: I don't. Not with any kind of reliability. And almost never all the way through. No, not even if they're perfect for me.
It's not that I don't appreciate the format. I mean, back when Buffy The Vampire Slayer was a thing, Beautiful Wife and I would wait until each season came out on DVD, buy the set, and then watch it as we had time. I didn't even know Firefly existed until it was already off the air. So what do I put on a list like this?
Well, there are favorites from my youth:
- Red Dwarf
- Doctor Who (Fourth Doctor era)
There are things that remind of those -- Upstart Crow has a lot of the tone and feel of Blackadder.
There are things that I just kind of stumbled onto:
- Star Wars Rebels (an animated series set between the end of the Clone Wars and the beginning of A New Hope) -- I made it all the way through Season 2 of that one before I lost track.
- The Librarians -- I made it through some of Season 1...
- Lucifer -- I finished Season 1, and I'm still absolutely baffled by why they'd take one of the most interesting characters in the DC Universe and Christian theology, and decide it was a good idea to cast him in an 80s-style Buddy Cop scenario.
- Rick and Morty -- a cartoon series sort of loosely based on the Marty McFly / Doc Brown dynamic from Back To The Future, only darker, edgier, and weirder.
Things that Beautiful Wife dragged me into:
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- The Order
- Vikings (bits of it, anyway)
So, I mean, yeah: I don't really have favorite TV shows. I just have a handful of shows that I've actually seen, or at least seen parts of. Like this: