I am a television major right now at Columbia College Chicago, and, true to form, I watch a whole lotta TV (online, of course.) If you have any suggestions of shows I should be watching (BESIDES LOST) please let me know! Here are the old shows that I’m still loyal to, and the new shows that have me totally obsessed.
The Facts of Life
Freaks and Geeks
The Twilight Zone
Men of a Certain Age
This show is about three middle aged friends living lives that are less than picturesque. Ray Romano is totally amazing in his role as a father and husband, very different from Everybody Loves Raymond, obviously. Even though the subject matter makes it appear that this show is geared towards men, that isn’t the case at all, it’s really nothing more than a drama about the unexpected parts of getting older. Because this show is on TNT, rather than a major network, it’s stayed relatively under the radar, but it’s worth a watch.
Parenthood (You should be watching this!!)
Parenthood is a drama about an extended family trying to hold it together through difficult times. This show is absolutely electric. By the end of it you will be dying to be a member of their family. I remember Lauren Graham most vividly from Gilmore Girls, and I was expecting her character to be something like that, but she really embraces the drama in this role. Also, I’d like to point out that the music might be the best part of this show– just throw me a bone and at least check out the show’s intro, it’s got Bob Dylan and beautiful, dreamy filters. You will be hooked.
The Big Bang Theory
As a total nerd, I can get behind this show 100%. Kaley Cuoco is the hott girl who moves in across the street from two total nerd boys who have no social skills whatsoever. Does anyone remember David from “Roseanne”? He’s hilarious, and totally believable as an anxious lovestruck science whiz who is falling all over himself to get to Kaley Cuoco’s character. If you’re really into science, you can go ahead and pat yourself on the back every time you catch a reference. Even if you don’t understand it, you’ll love it.