Ten Favourite TV Shows

Just for fun today a list of some of my favourite TV shows. They are not in any particular order. These are all shows I’d happily sit down and watch again.

    • Star Trek – The original episodes look dated now but this is the show that began it all. My favourite episodes “Trouble with Tribbles” & “City on the Edge of Forever”
    • Doctor Who – Watched the first season from behind the couch as a small child, the Tom Baker years were my favourite until “new Who” began and I fell for David Tennant. My favourite original series episodes “Genesis of the Daleks”
    • The West Wing – I think Hubby and I have watched this series in its entirety about three times and we never get tired of it. Wonderful characters and great stories. Martin Sheen will always be the President to me now. Favourite episodes “The Crackpots and These Women” (1st Big Block of Cheese episode) “Isaac and Ishmael”. Really hard to pick a favourite here, I liked them all.
    • Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister – Yes Minister and it’s follow up Yes Prime Minister are also favourites of ours and I think Hubby has nearly worn the books out from reading them.  Nigel Hawthorne  was wonderful as Sir Humphrey doing Civil Service speak to Paul Eddington’s hapless MP Jim Hacker but I had a soft spot for Derek Fowlds as Bernard who had some funny lines. My favourite episodes “Party Games” & “The Key”
    • Hamish McBeth – I love shows with quirky locals and this one set in the Scottish Highlands had plenty of them. Good stories and it reminded me of visiting Scotland, one of my favourite places.
    • Northern Exposure – More quirky locals this time in Alaska. I didn’t see this series right through to the end but I enjoyed the first few seasons very much.
    • Sea Change – Another town full of quirky locals this time here in Australia, Sea Change was and still is one of my favourite shows. Some of Australia’s best known actors appeared in the series including Sigrid Thornton, John Howard (not the one who was PM), David Wenham, Tom Long, Kevin Harrington, Kerry Armstrong, Bill Hunter and my favourite, William McInnes. Favourite episode, again it’s hard to choose but probably “Checks and Balances” which featured Jim Keays and a story about a special guitar.
    • Kingswood Country – An Australian sitcom from the 1980s; the plot summary doesn’t make it sound very funny but it was although some of the jokes sound dated now. It might not be considered very PC but it was harmless and silly although the jokes probably wouldn’t make sense to anyone unfamiliar with Australia at that time.
    • The Gilmore Girls – This is another series I’ve watched from start to finish a couple of times. I liked the characters and the dialogue and yes, more quirky locals.
    • Gilligan’s Island – Most of the sitcoms from my childhood I can’t watch now as I find them annoying but I can never get tired of the seven stranded castaways. Even as a ten year old I knew the plots were silly but they were never meant to be taken seriously. The Howell’s huge pile of luggage and Ginger’s evening dresses were so silly they made us laugh and the characters were loveable. Even Mr Howell was really not so bad as he liked to pretend to be.

Full episode of Yes Minister- Party Games -1 hour



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.


  1. Kingswood Country is silly but Ted is so appalling you have to laugh at him, Gilmore Girls, well I guess that’s a female thing and as I said I always knew Gilligan’s Island was silly but unlike Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie and others of that period it doesn’t annoy me now I’m older. What are yours?


  2. I tried to get into Gilmore girls (my wife and I watch DVD box sets together each night) but it was too angst riven. Gilligan’s Island was just too painfully predictable and I just never got into Kingswood country.
    We do like shows like Bones, and Dexter and some of the British stuff. For a good laugh there is the Likes of Red dwarf or the Brittas Empire, I am also quite fond of darker Crime fiction like “Rebus” and “waking the dead” because I love the challenge of trying to work it out before its revealed in the show. Of a less fictional style I just love shows like Time Team or Grand Designs


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