EEEKK! I’m so excited about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic! (Thank you, lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish!) It’s not really book related, but TV shows are my second favourite thing in the world (next to books, obviously!) And I’m so excited to share my favourite TV shows with you guys! For this week, I’ve decided not to make a top ten, but a top three. I watch a whole lot of TV shows, but only three of them really stand out for me, and I’d like to talk about those more in detail! I’ve included a list of the other shows I watch, though!
In honor of Fall Tv, do a tv-themed topic! Top ten favorite tv shows of all time, ten new shows coming out this Fall that are on my radar, tv shows I wish never got cancelled, tv shows I would recommend to book characters, books I wish would be tv shows, ten favorite shows from the late 90’s or early 2000’s, ten tv shows for every fantasy lover, etc.
Scorpion is one of my all-time favourite shows, it’s also based on a true story. It’s about Walter o’Brien and his team of super geniuses. (Basically, they all have very high IQs) They might be smart, but they’re not exactly “normal.” One day, they’re on a job where they meet Paige. She’s a waitress with a genius son, but she doesn’t know. Once she finds out, she joins the group as “translator.” While the team helps her connect to her son, she helps them by translating the normal world for them.
I can’t really explain why I love this show so much. You should probably just watch the pilot episode! I found the show on Netflix one day and it seemed interesting, so I started watching! Before I knew it, I watched all of season one and season two except for two or three episodes. Then I watch season one again with my mom! I’ve watched some of the episodes, like the pilot and season one finale multiple times, I’m just that obsessed with it!
I think the mix of action, humour and intenseness are what makes this show so good. The last time I watched Scorpion, I watched the pilot on my iPad for the millionth time, but some parts were so intense I actually held my breath and had tears in my eyes! And that was after watching it at least five times…
Long story short, it’s a show worth checking out!
2. The 100
Another on of my favourite shows in The 100! You might know it from the books, but most people know it from the CW show. 100 juvenile delinquents are sent to the ground, which was uninhabitable due a nuclear war for nearly a 100 years. The show follows a group of teens from The 100 on the ground, and the leaders of the Arc high up in space.
The show was recommended to me by my best friend last year and I watched the first two seasons in only a short amount of time, I must’ve watched season one at least three times and if I had to recommend one show to anyone my age, it would be The 100. The creators of this show literally work magic, in my opinion at least. Events and character deaths are brutal, but the show keeps getting better and better! Unfortunately, this is a midseason show. This means the seasons are shorter than the main TV seasons shows, and you have to wait quite a long time for new episodes!
What makes this show so good is the combination of the actors and the writers and producers doing an amazing job. The acting is believable, it all looks very real, the into literally gives me shivers every time I see it (I think the intro starts in season two!) Like I said, it’s brutal. The show has a very serious plot with plot twists and drama and death. It makes you laugh and cry and go crazy all at the same time, simply because it’s that good.
3. Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
I don’t think anyone really uses this long ass title, let’s just call it Shadowhunters! Anyway, this is the TV Adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments books. If you don’t know; the show follows a girl called Clary, who discovers she is a Shadowhunter: a half human/half angel who kill demons. While she’s still very new to the Shadow World, she has to save her abducted mother from the Shadowhunter’s enemy, Valentine.
Yeah, I know most people think this show is more like an embarrassment than anything else… But I love it! The trick is to just not take it too seriously. Laugh when it’s funny, or bad, or absolutely terrible and fake. Honestly, it makes the show all the more fun. I do seriously like it, though. To those of you who stopped after a few episodes, binge the full first season! It really does get better, and it’s still really great to see my favourite book series come to life.
The acting isn’t all that good, it’s totally not how I imagined the books to be (I thought of it more like the City of Bones movie!) and the special effects are to cry over sometimes, but it’s still really entertaining! The show doesn’t really stick to the book, which makes the show interesting for both new and old fans of the books.
At the beginning of this post, I promised a list of the others shows I watch, so here it is! It doesn’t have any particular order from good to bad or anything, I just randomly wrote down the shows that I watch, or used to watch. I haven’t watch all of them completely, some I’ve only seen a few episodes of but love, etc. It’s super random, basically!
Daredevil | Jessica Jones | Nikita | Once Upon A Time | Supernatural | The Vampire Diaries | The Originals | Pretty Little Liars | Orphan Black | Reign | The Secret Circle | Hart of Dixie | The Nine Lives of Chloe King | The Lying Game | Revenge | Hart of Dixie | Scandal | Gossip Girl | The Mentalist | Castle | NCIS | NCIS: Los Angeles
What are your favourite TV shows?