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