I like great television shows. I don’t have a TV, but I do really appreciate a really engaging series. In fact, I think television quite regularly trumps cinema for great storytelling these days.
One day, when I have nothing else to do, I’m going to sit on a comfy chair and work my way through a pile of DVDs of TV series everyone raves about and that I’ve never watched. I’m sure I’d love these as much as you do… and I’m not avoiding them. I just haven’t caught up yet. I figure they’ll probably still be good when I’m old and infirm.
Here’s the list of stuff I’ve completely missed:
Band of Brothers
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Singing Detective
Boys From The Black Stuff
Queer As Folk
The L Word
Lie to Me
Law and Order
United States of Tara
Freaks and Geeks
Sons of Anarchy
The Good Wife
And some stuff I started, loved, but never finished…
Six Feet Under
The West Wing
Not included above are soaps, talent quests, “reality” series and survival, modelling or cooking competitions. I’m not curious enough to check those out. I get enough panel shows, and don’t feel I need to see all of QI or Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Also, I have no intention of ever watching Glee or Skins. But to top it all off, I think I’ve only ever seen two episodes of ANY Star Trek show (both original). What sort of geek am I?
That’s a pretty long list, and I’m going to have a lot of TV time to catch up on when I’m finished being busy doing other stuff – but I’m sure it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Any suggestions for other stuff I may have missed?
Don’t worry – I’m totally on top of the essential Joss Whedon stuff (Buffy, Angel, Firefly), and pretty up to date with Family Guy. I’m not completely deprived…