Thursday, 21 August 2014

26 TV Shows You Should All Watch

My name is Kirstie and I am a TV addict.

Yes, show after show, episode after episode - I'm a huge lover of TV and the amount of shows I have become addicted too is a little worrying. (although after speaking to so many of you on twitter over time I've realise I'm not the only one!)

After the love I got for my movie recommendations posts and having so many of you asking for a TV version I thought I would do it - in one big post... 26 of my favourite shows, ever.
Now some of these may be obvious to you - you might think ... ummm.... everyone watches that Kirstie but I'm going to share other shows too that may not be so well known!
1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
You may know this already but this is my favourite TV show ever. I've been obsessed since I was 7 when it started! I have watched every episode countless times and got probably speak most of them word for word! The original (and best) vampire/fantasy show, Joss Whedon is a total genius... and there's some major eye candy!

2. Angel

Well.... I couldn't have Buffy and not Angel! The spin-off show which starts after Angel's departure at the end of Season 3 of Buffy. Another amazing show from Joss with fab cross overs and some friendly faces gracing the awesome cast!

3. Ringer 

Sarah Michelle Gellar alert - again! This is one of the shows that I'm still so so sad that they cancelled after just one season! Sarah plays twins, the ex-addict/stripper Bridget who is meant to be a witness to crime and the queen of the upper east side Siobhan. When Siobhan 'kills herself' Bridget steals her identity to hide from her own troubled life but finds out S isn't as innocent as she thought.
4. Pretty Little Liars
Basically a cross between Gossip Girl & Desperate Housewvies (which both are obviously mentioned in this post) 4 friends are torn apart by a mystery 'A' who knows all their secrets, all they are trying to do is find out what happened to their best friend Ali who disappeared! This is hands down my favourite show at the moment, the amount of twists is insane - I literally have no idea whats going to happen next! Warning : major hair envy will occur whilst watching this show.

5. The Following 

Not one for the faint hearted now. A serial killer and his newly formed cult cause havoc around the east coast of the US! Kevin Bacon plays detective Ryan Hardy who is trying to bring Joe Carroll and his evil followers down! This is such a good thriller drama, not that scary as I can wath it alone but very tense... and a tad gory!

6. Ru Paul's Drag Race

You may remember this being in one of my monthly favourites posts this year. I was recommended this by a friend so I started watching it on Netflix, I instantly became addicted and bascially watched seasons 1-5 in a couple of weeks! It's like America's Next Top Model but for drag queens and it is bloody hilarious!
7. The Vampire Diaries 
Being such a huge Buffy fan I had always been a bit dubious about other vampire teen-type dramas! BUT this show turned my opinions around! I remember starting watching this when it started on ITV back in like 2009! Immediately fell in love with the gorgeous Salvatore hunks aswell as Nina Dobrev's amazing acting! The storylines are awesome with some great twists in each and every seasons so far! Cannot wait for the new epidoes to start this Autumn!

8. The Originals

Quque another spin-off series! Focusing on a certain family from TVD, The Originals is set in New Orleans and is on par with TVD for me! Plus the Michaelson brothers are hot.

9. Orange Is The New Black

If you haven't started watching this yet then shame on you! Piper is going to jail..... for a crime she did 10 years ago, she not your usual jail house chick and there's alot in store for her........ this is so so funny/shocking, I guarantee you'll binge watch it in a matter of days! (and how much does she look like Katy Perry with blonde hair!!!)

10. Once Upon A Time 

Fairytales, Disney princesses and evil queens all in one TV show... need I say more? If you are anything like me this will be right up your street!
11. The Secret Circle 
Another show that I'm still sad The CW cancelled. A coven of witches is completed when Cassie moves to a new town to live with her Grandma after her Mum is tragically killed! I loved this show and if you watch TVD/The Originals you'll recognise the bitch of the show Faye as Hayley the werewolf!!

12. The Simple Life 

The show that made my life complete as a teenager. This 'reality' TV show of Paris & Nicole still makes me laugh out loud no matter how many times I watch it! I love these girls.

13. Laguna Beach/The Hills 
I'm sure most of you girlys have watch The Hills... but have you seen Laguna  Beach aswell? Where it all began for LC, Kristen and most of the others! I love both of these, the real original of this type of reality TV show! We all know the last few seasons were a tad set up and the ending is brilliant but I still love it so so much! "What did I do?" "You know what you did!!!"

14. Girls Of The Playboy Mansion

A reality show watching the lives of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends? Could I love a show anymore? The original 3 Holly, Kendra & Bridget will always have a special place in my heart, this show is crazy - the way they live is just insane, an amazing look into how the other half live!

15. Long Island Medium

I've only just discovered this on US Netflix but I have become a crazy fangirl literally like overnight.  Thersea Caputo is a medium, who lives in Long Island - duh! (This is a reality show btw!) If your a skeptic - watch it! Even though the show has it sad moments.... it has hilarious ones too - I love the Caputo family!

16. Glee 
Singing + massive lols. Glee is so show that I instantly fell in love with. The script, the characters, the music - all totally up my street! I still rock out to the songs from Glee all the time... I'm so behind on the episodes though I need a good old weekend marathon!

17. American Horror Story 

A scary one now! I watch this with my boyfriend, although I think I could brave it on my own! The same cast each seaosn BUT totally different stories and characters each season - I love it! Season 1 is Murder House, Season 2 Asylum and Season 3 Coven! I love them all - Asylum is probably my favourite though! Plus Emma Roberts is in Season 3 ... I love her!
18. 90210
Queue being jealous of other peoples lives. High school drama set in Beverly Hills - fabulous! I love easy to watch shows like this..... and even though its 'teen' show I love it - it's not like any of the actors are teens anyway! Favourite character? Probably Naomi!

19. Gossip Girl

Oh wait is that another show in which you will sit and get jealous of the charcters and their fabulous lives? Yes! But this time on the other coast! NYC & the upper east side is home to the fabulous Blair, Serena and all their merry men! GG is an online site revealing all the latest news, gossip and secrets about the popular kids...but who is it?!!? (#Chair for life!)

20. Desperate Housewives

A comedy, drama and mystery show all in one! Each season is fantastic and I can honestly say it makes me laugh out loud ... alot! Major love for the housewives and all their crazy, scary and shocking adventures!

21. Modern Family

One of the funniest shows on TV. Ever. This 'mocumentary' show follows an unconventional family and their day-t0-day lives. I urge you to go and watch this right now, I first saw this whilst on a plane and actually had to control myself as I kept laughing so loud! My favourite character has to be Cam, although it's a bit like friends - it's hard to choose a favourite! 

22. Breaking Bad

Probably THE most talked about show for the past couple of years! I was totally and utterly hooked on this from episode 1 and was actually devastated when it ended! To sum it up pretty quickly Walt, a genius chemistry teacher and Jesse, a former pupil and drop out, are making meth and it's popular. But the story that unfolds will keep you on the edge of you seat and watching through your fingers... I'm saying no more!

23. Toddlers & Tiaras

This show will gobsmack you. Dramatic toddlers and pre-Madonna divas, do you agree with it?

24. Catfish

Catfish the movie was his story, Catfish the TV show is everyone elses. People in online relationships for years but never met and never even seen each other on screen? 9 times out of 10 all is not what it seems..... alot of shockers and alot of angry heartbroken people! 

25. Lost

The show with more twists and turns than a game of Twister! Some may say it is slightly farfetched but I couldn't care less... I love it and everytime I watch it I notice even more... there's jsut so much going on it make my brain hurt! This show will blow your mind with it's storylines and theories! 

26. Summer Heights High
Saving one of the best til' last! Chris Liley is a genius and I love every single on of his shows but my favourite has to be Summer Heights High. After 7 years this still makes me and my friends laugh uncontrollably and even just one quote can set me off! Mr. G is of coure my favourite - go and watch it now!!!

So there we have it 26 of my favourite TV shows (I forgot Will & Grace... I LOVE Will & Grace.. and Misfits, oh god and Friends - those shows are amazing!).... 
Have you seen any of these? What are your favourite shows?
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  1. So many programmes you watch I love - you might like the 9 lives of chloe king - it was one of those series that only lasted for the year but it was soooo good!

  2. Breaking Bad was amazing. I enjoyed Lost at first but then it got too silly.

    I've not seen a lot of those.

    House is one programme that should be on your list. It's brilliant.

    Lily is the best character on Modern Family. She's such a great little actress.

  3. I used to think I loved TV until I saw this list and like the films one you share how have I missed out on so much?!! xx

    Blonde of carbs

  4. Love this post. I'm a TV addict too. Feel like I need to watch an episode of every one of these shows now. x

  5. Love Modern Family. Adore Once Upon A Time (though I think the last season was a bit patchy. Nothing compares to Season 1!)

    I actually started watching Buffy for the first time on Netflix a couple of months ago. Very good show. And I used to LOVE Laguna Beach! First of all the semi-reality shows. Brilliant brilliant programme! :D xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

  6. I've been looking for new shows. Watched most of these but some I haven't. Thanks for the recommendations :D

    Sam xo sjmcdf

  7. I am such a TV show addict as well!

    I love pretty little liars, I think it became my all time favourite TV show!

  8. I loved Ringer and was so angry when it was cancelled after just one season too, I was so desperate to see more :( I also loved Girls of the playboy mansion & The simple life.
    Have recently watched Once upon a time which I've really enjoyed, need to see season 3 now, the husband made me watch the first season of Angel but I couldn't really get in to it, think it all seemed too old.
    I love Supernatural, have you seen that one? I started watching it last year and saw 8 Seasons within a few months, oh and Prison Break is another fave of mine. I can't believe you only gave Friends a quick mention at the end.

    Belle x Part of Belle's world

  9. I was GUTTED about Secret Circle being canelled. Loved it.
    Also loved Buffy and Angel in my teens.
    No matter how I tried though, I just didn't get into Breaking Bad and I think I need to try again. I got to middle of season 2 I think.

  10. I'm always trying to find new series to get into and watch. This has given me so much TV inspiration. I'm going to try and get into 90210 and gossip girl, they sound like my sort of show. I LOVED watching the series of Greek about university students, you should watch it xxx

  11. I just finished Orange Is The New Black in literally a week. I was hooked. Just working my way through Breaking Bad at the moment, and I keep meaning to watch Lost again. I miss 90210 and Gossip Girl so much! I just wish I had more time to watch everything x

  12. I have never been a fan of TV, I actually thought of it as a total waste of time. Since I am mostly housebound because of an illness, a friend offered me his Netflix and now I am on the second season of Pretty Little Liars and love it! I am very picky when it comes to TV series and movies, it's like I can never stay interested for more than a few episodes. Also loved Orange Is The New Black and Game of Thrones (my favorite!). Couldn't finish 90210 though, I thought it got a bit boring around when they finish school. Next on my list is probably Gossip Girl! x

  13. You are pretty much my TV soulmate! Haha. :) The only one I never really got into was Buffy, but I loved Angel. I recently re-watched the whole series on Netflix.


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