My Top TV Shows

Yet again I apologise for the huge gap between posts - I’ve had so much else going on that it’s been tricky to make time for creating blog posts. I’m hoping things will calm down in the near future so I should be able to get back to a more regular posting pattern. 

 

In the bits of free time I do have, one of my favourite things to do is to watch TV shows. With the brilliant new seasons of different TV shows being released at the moment this has been more true than ever, so I figured I’d share a list of some of my all time favourite series to watch!

 

Stranger Things

Genre:

Horror, Fantasy

Setting:

In the 80s in a small American town called Hawkins.

Plot:

A young boy goes missing and is searched for by his family, friends and the police. Many bizarre supernatural events also occur.

Favourite Character:

Dustin Henderson

Other:

It took me ages to watch this initially but once I did I was absolutely hooked.

 

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Genre:

Action, Fantasy

Setting:

Late 90s/early 00s in America in a little town called Sunnydale. 

Plot:

A high school student must fulfil her destiny as the slayer, working with her friends to fight vampires and demons in secret whilst attempting to maintain a “normal” life.

Favourite Character:

Spike

Other:

Be sure to watch my favourite TV episode ever, Once More With Feeling (S6: E7). It’s done as a musical and is absolutely brilliant to watch - IMDb gives it 9.8/10 stars!

 

 

Riverdale

Genre:

Crime, Mystery

Setting:

The small American town of Riverdale.

Plot:

Based on the Archie comics, Riverdale follows the story of high school students investigating the murder of a popular twin.

Favourite Character:

Veronica Lodge

Other:

I can't wait to find out who’s under the mask at the end of season 2…

 

 

The Storyteller

Genre:

Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Setting:

Around the fireplace in the storyteller’s home.

Plot:

An old storyteller shares traditional European folk tales with his dog.

Favourite Character:

I don’t have a favourite character as such (the characters change every episode) but my favourite stories were definitely Sapsorrow and The Three Ravens.

Other:

I remember loving to watch this when I was much younger, and having written this I definitely plan on rewatching it again in the near future...

 

 

Gossip Girl

Genre:

Romance

Setting:

The modern day in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Plot:

A mystery blogger exposes the secrets of a group of privileged teenagers.

Favourite Character:

Blair Waldorf

Other:

My advice would be to avoid as many spoilers as possible so that the identity of Gossip Girl is a surprise in the final episode. As much as I loved watching this show (it was the first TV series I ever got addicted to) it does feel wrong to rave about it given all of the recent news regarding Ed Westwick sexually harassing multiple women. My love of the show stems separately from the actors involved and is based purely on the plot.

 

 

Merlin

Genre:

Fantasy, Adventure

Setting:

The Royal Court of Camelot.

Plot:

Tells the story of the young sorcerer Merlin in his early days as a servant to Prince Arthur in the Royal Court of Camelot.

Favourite Character:

Arthur Pendragon

Other:

Watching Merlin on weekend mornings used to be a little tradition that I had with my brother…

 

 

Jane the Virgin

Genre:

Comedy, Romance

Setting:

Modern day Miami. 

Plot:

A young Catholic woman is accidentally artificially inseminated…

Favourite Character:

Jane Villanueva

Other:

There are so many reasons why I love this series - check out my previous post about it here.

 

 

Firefly

Genre:

Adventure, Sci-Fi

Setting:

500 years into the future in space.

Plot:

A crew on a spacecraft explore space and complete various jobs which often end up getting them into trouble...

Favourite Character:

Jayne Cobb

Other:

I’m still so disappointed it got cancelled after an incomplete first season... If you love the show then it’s definitely worth watching the movie, Serenity, too!

 

 

Although I love every show I’ve mentioned, if I had to pick just one favourite it’d be Buffy the Vampire Slayer - it covers so many brilliant themes!

 

What are your favourite TV shows?

 

My Top TV Shows, hefafa.me.uk