I get great pleasure from television (though I watch things either DVRed or on my computer for the most part.)
I’m an addict really, so I started wondering a while ago, what is it about a show that makes it really click for me?
Some of my favorite shows are: Supernatural– two brothers fight monsters as they cross the country in their 1967 Chevy Impala, Psych– A man and his best friend pretend to be a Psychic detective agency and solve crimes, Burn Notice– A burned spy and his friends help people while probing the mystery of his “burning.”
I have a lot of other favorites, but as I wrote out these top three, I realized, what I really like is the tight bond all of the characters show with each other–how they work together.
They’re light shows. They have emotional moments, but for the most part, episodes end well with the danger at least temporarily dealt with.
There is humor and adventure in all of them.
And there is a set of moral lines that the characters color inside, even though some of the time, they find themselves on the other side of the law.
But the main reason I watch is for the characters themselves. A character I can get behind gets me every time.
How about you? What shows do you like and what draws you to them?
So many favorite TV shows I couldn’t begin to list them. Old sci-fi series are the best, of course, and old spy shows from the 60s. What makes them good? No bad language, a real plot, a fantasy I can put myself in and live vicariously through, Nowadays, we like Eureka, Warehouse 13, Sanctuary, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and such.
You’ve listed a lot of my favorites, too! I’m bummed SYTYCD isn’t on tonight.(pout)
Thanks for stopping by!
Sorry to be commenting late, but life has been crazy lately. We watch Hawaii 5-0, Castle, and Burn Notice, to name a few. I watch them for the same reasons as you do, because of the combination of adventure and humor and because they end well.
Thanks for stopping by Janna! Everyone talks about Castle and I’m sure I would like it, but I hate to start show “mid-stream.” I hope it’ll show up on Netflix sometime soon. 🙂