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:

The Sopranos
Mad Men
The Wire
House
Band of Brothers
Being Human
Prison Break
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Weeds
Peep Show
Justified
The Shield
Arrested Development
Heroes
X-Files
24
Lost
The Singing Detective
Boys From The Black Stuff
Queer As Folk
Cracker
The Prisoner
Fringe
Hustle
The L Word
Lie to Me
Teachers
Medium
Nikita
CSI
Law and Order
United States of Tara
V
Caprica
Cold Case
Nip/Tuck
Numb3rs
Bones
Freaks and Geeks
Breaking Bad
Damages
Sherlock
Sons of Anarchy
Nurse Jackie
The Event
True Blood
Entourage
Carnivale
Shameless
30 Rock
The Good Wife
Criminal Minds

And some stuff I started, loved, but never finished…

Dexter
Treme
Outrageous Fortune
Six Feet Under
Battlestar Galactica
Californication
Oz
The West Wing
The Riches
Torchwood
Doctor Who
Dollhouse
The Simpsons
Futurama
Seinfeld
Supernatural

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…