TV recommendations

The writers’ strike starts tomorrow. Eeeep! I am not sure how long it will last, but let’s prepare anyway: Question: What television shows, available on DVD, are must-see?
You all know my answer but I am going to post it anyway: Veronica Mars, Season 1. The best season of tv, ever. Don’t tell anyone I said this, but… you can skip the other seasons. Shhh, you didn’t hear it from me. But Veronica Mars Season 1? Rocks so hard core! Here are all of the reasons why. The show follows my favorite format: there are bad guys to catch each week but there is also a season-long mystery/Big Bad. Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer also worked this way.
Other awesome shows I highly recommend: Firefly, Sports Night, The Office, Friday Night Lights, and Supernatural. For those of you living under a rock, and not just merely uninformed, The West Wing and Friends are must-sees as well.
Hit me with all of your recommendations and we’ll get through the writers’ strike together and with the status quo intact: the scrapbooking incomplete, the quilting unfinished, and the great American novel unwritten.
ETA– I know the strike won’t affect prime time tv for a couple of months, but how will I know what to ask Santa or the New Year’s Elf for if you don’t tell me now?

4 thoughts on “TV recommendations”

  1. Why would I watch shows again? I already know how they end. I have a short attention span as it is. What was I saying? Ooh, look something shiny!

  2. Tim, tim, tim,
    I am not suggesting you watch these shows again. I am suggesting you watch these shows if you haven’t already and asking that you tell me which shows I should watch that I have never seen. Like, I’ve heard good things about Freaks and Geeks, but have never seen it. This writers’ strike is a good opportunity to change that!
    So, what else should I check out, that I missed when it first came out?

    • The Wire – Best show, ever, in the history of the world… ever.
    • Carnivale – Creepy. Think Dust Bowl-era X-Files
    • Rome – Historically accurate, sometimes to a fault. The acting is top-notch.
    • Homicide: Life on the Street – The second-best cop show ever.
    • Doctor Who – The first two seasons of the new version are faboo.
    • Battlestar Galactica – All of the new ones are great, and work great in a marathon.
  3. Or, if you want comedy:
    * League of Gentlemen – The most twisted thing I’ve seen in a good long while. Very funny… and wrong.
    * The Office – The original British one. Cringe-worthy and funny as hell.

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