Describe Your Taste in TV Shows Using 5 Titles
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
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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.
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@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.
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@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!
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@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.
Arrested Development (there are only 3 seasons)
Sword Art Online
@Tragosaurus Funny how you chose 2 comedies with only 3 seasons!
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@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
@naltmank Haha yeah pretty much. I will say there were bits of Community past season 3 that a didn't hate, which can not be said about Arrested Development.
@Sazime I would say those two are definitely in my Top 10 but also are best at defining my tastes. They are two comedies but they are slightly different. Plus it just shows that comedies are fairly important to me, its not "describe your taste in TV shows using 5 genres". But yeah those two were probably leaning a bit more in the these are my favorite direction. I guess I could have replaced Arrested Development with Game of Thrones or something.
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@Tragosaurus I know the 4th season of Arrested Development gets a lot of hate, but I remember really enjoying it. The first couple of episodes had me really confused but then seeing how everything tied together made me call it brilliant after finishing it. Granted, that was right when it came out and I haven't revisited the series since then, so maybe that hype train was influencing my opinion.
@SabotageTheTruth Yeah I've heard that all together when you see the big picture its pretty brilliant, but I couldn't get that far. I forget how much I actually watched, maybe half, but I just got to a point where I wasn't finding any of it funny and didn't care for the gimmick. I didn't want a show that you have to watch through completely twice to enjoy it. I might have to give it another shot though with season 5 in the works.
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@Tragosaurus Yeah, I liked season 4 initially, but I actually appreciated it even more the second time around. Obviously not the same as the first three seasons since they had scheduling restrictions, but yeah, liked it!
Community on the other hand, I will defend seasons 5 and 6, especially 5. I think people just still have a bad taste in their mouths from season 4, but season 5 has some of my favorite moments that rival some parts of the first 3.
@Jamicov yeah, my problems with Arrested Development season 4 were mostly due to those scheduling issues. I wanted more Buster, but I realized that it was just impossible for them to work out. In the end I was happy to have more ☺
And I'll agree with you on Community. Not as good as the first few seasons, but there's merit to those last couple.
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How It's Made
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Whoa, you guys are mixing in anime with western live action shows?
I think I'll create 2 seperate lists since to me they're both very different.
I'm a sucker for adventure, through space especially. I just love the sense of discovery, seeing all this wierd and crazy stuff.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
A little inconsistent but it's comfort food. I can just put this on anytime and just relax.
Probably the strongest cast of characters out of all these space adventure shows. Characters are extremely important to whether or not I actually like a piece of media, so naturally this ranks pretty high based on the characters alone.
Probably nostalgia factoring in a bit, but this is hands down my favorite show I watched as a kid. I was always amazed at the ingenuinty of the character and how downright crazy it could get.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
One of the absolute best documentaries I've ever seen. They should honestly make it mandatory to watch in school, especially with how it ends talking about climate change. But despite that it is so well articulated, presented and paced I can't do anything but offer it praise.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
This is hands down the best anime I've ever seen. Heck it's probably my favorite piece of media ever.
Hajime no Ippo
Such a great adaption of a great manga. Highly motivational with charming characters you grow to love and understand. Also very funny.
Probably the show I've rewatched the most times. It's about on par with Kaiji for me but I liked the characters and pacing more in this. Also has some really inspiring stuff.
Basically Moomin for adults where you follow Snufkin around on his adventures. What's not to love?
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Overall probably the most well-rounded anime I've seen. Good animation, good music, great characters, well-paced, darker tones balanced out with humour, great acting, great fights, etc.
@suplextrain Farscape is easily my favourite scifi show. I've watched it so many time, and I adore the romance between Crichton and Aeryn. It also has Jim Henson creatures, so that helps 😁