September 20, 2010

top 10 t.v. shows blogfest... or hop

they're calling it both, but whatever it is, Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting it and we're supposed to list our top 10 t.v. shows. at the last minute, i decided to jump in, so here goes. they're not in any order of most to least favorite, just 10 i could call to mind that i've enjoyed over the years, and some of them go way back.

(some of the participants have pictures to go with their entries, but i don't really have the time, so i'll do the list and tell why i like it, if i can remember why. i figure i'm doing good just to get this much done.)

1. My Own Worst Enemy: i loved the concept of this regular guy finding out that he's really a spy, and the whole conflict between these two halves of himself. Christian Slater did a great job being innocent Henry and out of control Edward. my husband and i were REALLY unhappy when NBC cancelled it.

2. Star Wars The Clone Wars: we love Star Wars around here, but i didn't think i would like this. it took reading a series about the clones by Karen Traviss with my son to make me want to immerse myself more in the story of the clones and their side of the war. the storyline that K. Traviss came up with was super, but unfortunately, Mr. Lucas decided he didn't like that storyline and he changed it, so now it's not quite as much fun for me to watch, but i still watch it with my kids. we're partial to the episodes that feature bounty hunters and General Grievous.

3. MacGyver: how can you not like a guy who can make something really cool out of just junk? my kids have watched this on fancast and so i got to enjoy it all over again.

4. Highlander: my kids watched this one, too. and the reason i liked it - Adrian Paul. need i say more?

5. Mythbusters: these guys (and gal) are just cool.

6. Star Trek: the original, The Next Generation, and Voyager: i'm glad they were able to wrap up the last two with satisfying endings and not just leave us hanging.

7. The Cosby Show: just a great time all the way around.

8. M.A.S.H.: i remember attending the last episode party when i was in college. sad when it was over.

9. Magnum, P.I.: cute guy in a Ferrari. enough said. i still like Tom Selleck.

10. Good Eats: i found this one a few years ago and even though we don't watch it as much as we used to, we love the humor that Alton Brown brings to cooking. i mean, sock puppets playing the part of yeast? they make me laugh every time.

(i decided to list more here.)

18 comments:

Cruella Collett said...

Oh, MacGyver. How I loved him! No one else could make a bomb out of two pieces of gum, a pebble and a shoe string :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Star Trek and MASH - great selections. And I enjoy a good Mythbusters episode, too. Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

Karen Peterson said...

MacGuyver and Magnum PI are definitely classics. They *almost* made my list!

Budd said...

I have never seen clone wars. may have to give it a look as lots of people have mentioned it.

BStearns said...

Oh yes! My Own Worst Enemy was great! Typical that they cancelled it after the best episode! Same thing happened to Drive! RARGH!

Mary McDonald said...

MacGyver. My best friend LOVED that show.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Well I knew four so that's not too bad. Loved your presentation.

Yvonne.

RaShelle said...

Carol - Hi, we did have a couple of the same. My mom loved Magnum PI. Tom Selleck in the shorty-shorts really worked for her, I think. LOL. =D I totally forgot about Star Trek. I used to love that one too.

Jemi Fraser said...

Great list! I loved MacGyver & all things Star Trek. You've got so many other great ones here too - Magnum, Cosby, MASH... :)

Jen said...

Fun choices!!! Loved it!!!! Great list! MacGyver rocks my socks off! Who doesn't love to go Old School in choices!

Jennie Bailey said...

I can't believe Magnum didn't make it onto my list. Maybe it's good that I forgot about him AND The Cosby's (another fave). The list was so hard to narrow down as it was!

Erin Kane Spock said...

Mythbusters, totally. Did you ever see the Kindred series with Adrian Paul? Well worth it.

Olivia J. Herrell said...

Mmm, Tom Selleck was in Boston Legal and one season of Las Vegas. I like me some Tom Selleck! I love your other list, too. There are many on there that I also watched.

~that rebel, Olivia

aspiring_x said...

highlander and mythbusters!!!! how did everyone forget them!?!?!?
excellent picks! :)

Ellie said...

I've never seen the Highlander series. That's another one for my growing 'to see' list!

Some cool choices.

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Kelley said...

Mythbusters and Good Eats is awesome any favorite episodes?

baygirl32 said...

MacGyver, how could I have forgotten about that one! great list

RaShelle said...

Hi Michelle - We already chatted about the 10ten tv shows, but I wanted to tell you I passed on the writing game to you. =D