Describe Your Taste in TV Shows Using 5 Titles

  • @Haru17 Soul Eater doesn't get enough love. And Avatar was like my entire childhood.

  • @Inustar I'm here for Burton Guster.

  • Daredevil - I'm a big superhero guy, and Daredevil on Netflix I think takes the cake for me. I know some people didn't like season 2 as much, but I think it was still really solid and more consistent than things you might see from DC CW shows (which I still enjoy).

    Community - I just rewatched the series again. So smart and well-written, really hoping that movie gets made at some point. I don't know what they could possibly do for it, but I'm sure Dan Harmon could figure something out.

    Master of None - Super good and thoughtful comedy, love how it's so character-focused.

    House of Cards - Not fully caught up, especially with the new season dropping today, but I really like the well-written drama of it all.

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Walks that line of hilarity and absurdity so well.

    Looking back now that's a lotta comedy, but I think they're all distinct and show different ways to show that character development that I love.

  • I don't watch a lot of TV and haven't since around high school, so my scope of shows is somewhat limited, especially in today's age when I have never used a streaming service. With that said, the five I came up with are different in some way:

    1. Whose Line is it Anyway? (Drew Carey hosting, American version): Never have I not watched this area and haven't hurt from either smiling or laughing. The Robin Williams episode is my all time favorite and the classic "Scenes from a Hat" will always be a worth watch.

    2. Samurai Jack: I would like to preface this by stating I have not seen the new season that was put out recently and its been many years since I've watched this, but from what I remember, every single aspect of this show appealed to me in some way, so even it's been forever and a day, I cannot NOT (double negative) place it on my list.

    3. Courage the Cowardly Dog: A cartoon dealing with heavy themes, this blew my mind as a kind. The one featuring Courage's birth parents and the one about the tower shooting cannonballs of depression will always stick with me.

    4. X-Play/Cheat!: When I discovered G4, I was flipping through channels one day when I saw a video game on screen. Now, I can't remember what that game was, but from that point forward, G4 became my channel, and my first introduction to dedicated video game coverage. While it may have went down hill, it will forever be something that means something dear to me. I know it's cheating (pun intended) to have two, but I can't think of one without the other.

    5. Attack of the Show: Much what I just said above, but instead of games, I tuned in for tech and internet videos, and sometimes awesome interviews with various people from pop culture.

    Those are my five that I feel helped shaped my interests and personality.

  • Good to see Pushing Daisies getting some love, it was excellent and short lived. I've got a conspiracy theory that shows that have PD as the initials are doomed to be wonderful, yet only receive two seasons. Party Down continues this theory.

    1. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - I know a lot of people write this off as a lowbrow comedy but it's so well written at times, it boggles me how it's so underappreciated. Season 6 itself is just a meta arc about how successful the group has become and how they handle it. Even the later seasons (where most shows start to decline in quality) takes a lot of risks. Charlie Work is mostly all one shot with a few editing tricks here and there, Being Frank is shot entirely from a first-person perspective. Smart, dark, and disturbing, I've ran through the seasons at least 4 times.

    2. Futurama - Bring it back! Futurama just works so well on so many levels. Vibrant characters that do change as the series progresses, lots of sight gags, and sometimes some surprisingly emotional moments. Jurassic Bark is one of those episodes people who don't even like the show admit to loving because of how poignant and sad it is.

    3. Bojack Horseman - I want to say Futurama is my favorite animated show, but it's hard to make that distinction with Bojack Horseman around. They're similar in the way that they're both absurd concepts, naturally funny, yet it's all mixed together with a bitter sadness that permeates the whole work. Bojack has consistently gotten better with each season and I'm real ready for the 4th.

    4. Cowboy Bebop - I've been listening to the OST for years, but I finally finished the series recently. It's perfect. Nothing more to say here.

    5. Breaking Bad - Okay, yeah, I'll pick the obvious choice, but no one else has mentioned it here! Dramas usually aren't my go to genre but everything here has such a tension to it, you can't help but watch the next episode.. and the next... and suddenly it's the following month and you forgot to pay your electricity bill. I actually preferred the first season of Better Call Saul to the first season of BB, but I haven't watched past then so for now, I'll give the nod to the one who knocks.

  • My Top 2 TV shows of all time are The Sopranos and Breaking Bad. I wanted to confess my love for them right here, but I won't include both of them on this list for the sake of variety. The tale of Walter White is realised in an incredible way, and Better Call Saul is pure joy to watch as a route to that world.

    But OK, in alpabetical order, here's five:

    1. Justified - God, this is good. Just simply so entertaining to watch. It's the tone of the show together with the fascinating characters and the way they talk. That dialogue makes me smile so much. :) And hey, can you keep a secret? I have this like huuuge mancrush on Timothy Olyphant. The way he carries himself as Raylan, it looks so good and easy. Makes me want to be like him. I still have the last sixth season on my shelf, I've been saving it. Maybe now on this summer I'll say goodbye to Harlan.

    2. Lost - I was sixteen when Lost came and took over my life for the next six years. I was completely blown away by it and so deep into the lore and its secrets as one could be. It was something that changed me as a person, I feel. It was the absolutely right time between the two of us to meet and fall in love. Haters gonna hate, but I'll always love Lost. And man named John Locke.

    3. Mad Men - Mad Men was the most intimidating out of these five to approach for sure. It felt like I would be out of my comfort zone if I gave my hand to the show. And yes, it is a demanding show in a way, but it. is. so. good! The quality in this one! The cast is just truly wonderful, and of course I have a mancrush on Jon Hamm as well. Or maybe it's actually more Don Draper this time, in that era and in that place. There's just so much class in everything. What a journey this show was with the people of Sterling Cooper, simply loved it.

    4. The Office (US) - "If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice." :D Oh, Michael Scott. I love you and miss you so much! I think The Office is honestly my favourite comedy show. It was always like being with your dear friends, in a familiar location. I felt safe and good and was enjoying my half an hour with these wonderful folks I came to know for so many years. :')

    5. The Sopranos - The crown jewel of television. This is 10/10 any day. Every day. My God what a show. That grip is so tight you're in it from the beginning to the end, and why the hell would you even wanna jump off? The Sopranos is diamond and dynamite in the same package, it shines brighter than anything and blows your head off without a warning. And the late James Gandolfini... His role as Tony is The Best I've ever seen in television. He was living and breathing in that role with every single cell in his body. That performance is simply amazing. I can hear him shouting out of frustration right now and giving you that look while rubbing his fist that just hit the wall seconds ago. This is why I love television.

  • @SabotageTheTruth I've been watching a few older Always Sunny episodes lately. I forgot how good that show was in its prime

    Here are my 5 favorites, but I don't know how well it reflects my taste (if I have any)

    • The Wire
    • Breaking Bad
    • Seinfeld
    • The X-Files
    • Had trouble coming up with a 5th.. I'll go with Lost or maybe Season 1 of True Detective if it counts

  • Hard to think of what my taste in TV is other than "whatever I think is good right now," but here we go:

    Veep - Sharp, well written comedies that aren't afraid to go dark
    The Americans - Great acting and writing that respects the audience. It's not afraid of the slow burn.
    Game of Thrones - Not sure if this is really indicative of my taste in TV, but it's definitely indicative of my tastes in books and movies so I'm throwing it up here
    Avatar: The Last Airbender - My favorite animated show
    Arrow (Seasons 1, 2, 5) - I love superhero shows, and this is my kind of trash

  • Pushing Daisies: I feel like Ned is my friend in real life, and I can connect to this him dearly.
    Seinfeld: a series about nothing.
    Shameless: everyone is busy, non-stop, always on and up to something, and yet all want a happy peaceful life.
    Fresh off the boat: can greatly relate to this series.
    American Horror Story: just because. I fancy magic, ghosts, and mystery.

  • @SabotageTheTruth Always Sunny is one of those shows I absolutely love but just don't really watch a lot of since these days my TV watching is mostly limited to Japanese children's shows about karate bugmen. Same with Drunk History. Is that still around? I dunno I just remember when I did watch it I thought it was a blast.

  • @Sentinel-Beach Ahhhh! Another Justified fan! That show is great!

  • @naltmank Personally I think Gotham is the best superhero trash. But Arrow does come close. Except for season 2, Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson could never be considered trash ☺

  • @Inustar I have a weird thing where I refuse to watch Gotham even though I'd apparently love it. I always liked the idea of "would there be supervillains in Gotham without Batman," which the show kind of sets up as irrelevant. Also, season 5 of Arrow was back to that season 2 level of trash goodness!

  • @DeweyDTruman I think Drunk History is still around yes, but it's been a reeaaaal long time since I've seen an episode.

  • @naltmank I think it's more that the show gives a definitive answer, which is yep Gotham would still have supervillains without Bats. I would recommend trying it, but skip season one like I did. That season is trash in the non fun way. It's just plain bad.
    And I did hear season 5 of Arrow got better, I just don't think I'll go back and watch it. I did see the finale though, so I'll probably tune in for season 6.

  • @Inustar Yeah maybe I'll check it out during the summer drought.
    The main villain for season 5 was really solid throughout. The finale was awesome I thought. Pumped for season 6.

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    Arrested Development (there are only 3 seasons)
    Sword Art Online

  • @Tragosaurus Funny how you chose 2 comedies with only 3 seasons!

  • @Tragosaurus People keep picking things not in a "5 define" but definitely in my Top 10.

    Of course, I think my Top 10 are primarily comedies. :D