We got everything here from a diddle eyed Joe to a damned if I know..


Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  The topic this week is :

a tv-themed topic – top 10 tv shows

I don’t tend to watch a lot of tv – not because I’m against it at all just simply things conspire against me and I’m also a bit unorganised so I’ll forget to watch the next in series.  But, over the years I’ve watched a few excellent series – either through box sets or Netflix and some of my favourites are as follows:

  1. Stranger Things – I only just recently watched this but absolutely loved it – to find out why check this out.  Supernatural, horror, sci fi 80s love fest!
  2. The Sopranos.  We didn’t watch this series when it aired, I don’t know why, but then we decided to buy series 1 and give it a shot – all I can say is that we bought the whole set and watched all of it in less than 6 weeks – we were like maniacs and just kept staying up late to watch just one more!
  3. Band of Brothers – this is an absolutely awesome series that tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army – I confess straight up that I didn’t really fancy this but seriously, it’s so well produced and it’s swarming with actors that you’ll recognise.  On top of that the actual story is completely compelling.  I would watch this again no problem I enjoyed it so much.
  4. Big Bang Theory – I can’t help it, this one just makes me laugh.  It’s a series that I can switch on at any point and just pick right up.  A proper safety blanket, laugh out loud show.
  5. The Outlander – I have one more of these still left to watch – but I really enjoyed this and thought it was fairly good at sticking to the book (the ones I’ve watched so far anyway).
  6. The Vikings – do I even need to say why.  Vikings.  That is all. Plus.
  7. Breaking Bad – another series that we started watching and just became obsessed with – I don’t think we watched all of them but that just means we have something left to look forward to.
  8. Dexter – I loved this.  When I first saw it advertised and realised that Dexter was a serial killer who worked for the police – I was seriously put off!  I actually watched it by accident to be honest but then continued into about series 5 (or something – not sure how many this eventually went to).
  9. Blackadder – okay, I never got into the first series and I wasn’t particularly in love with the fourth either – but OMG, series 2 and 3 – where Blackadder plays a Lord in the Court of Elizabeth 1 and then The Prince Regent’s butler – so funny.  Hysterical even!
  10. Hannibal – this is a series that I didn’t finish, which isn’t to say that I won’t go back to it – but I thought what I did watch was brilliant, creepy and scary!


33 Responses to “We got everything here from a diddle eyed Joe to a damned if I know..”

  1. Tammy

    Dexter! I adored that show, and I think I bought all the DVD box sets so I have all the seasons. And of course Stranger Things…so excited for the next season:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Stranger Things was just brilliant – I loved it and I really should catch up with Dexter – I think I got up to 5 – but I could be wrong!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Allyson Gilmore

    Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite shows! It’s just such ridiculous fun. Outlander made our list this week, too 🙂

    My TTT.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Big Bang is like a comfort watch for me – I can just have it on in the background even.
      Lynn 😀

  3. jessicabookworm

    I also have Band of Brothers and Blackadder on my list 😀 I also love The Big Bang Theory and Vikings, and Hannibal was great too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I didn’t keep up with Hannibal so I should go back and watch the rest.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        I watched all of Hannibal but sadly I think it got cancelled, as the last series had a very ambiguous/frustrating ending like there should have been more!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Ahh, I didn’t realise. I didn’t finish the series – what a shame!
        Lynn 😀

  4. Ellis

    I only recently watched Stranger Things too, but I also loved it. It has such a classic, vintage feel. I really enjoy Vikings too, and I can’t believe I forgot to put Hannibal and Blackadder on my own list!
    Here’s my TTT this week.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Classic and vintage – great descriptions for Stranger Things.
      Lynn 😀

  5. _giovannard

    I use to watch The Big Bang Theory all the time, but I just kind of fell off the bandwagon. Maybe one day I’ll start up again. Great Top Ten 😀 My Top Ten Tuesday!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Big Bang is one that I can just dip in and out of or rematch. Comfort tv that still makes me laugh.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Tanja

    Band of Brothers is incredible.
    I’ve seen some episodes of Blackadder when I was a kid, but I never watched the whole show. I should get around to that.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I never really liked the first series of Blackadder but the second one was brilliant.
      Lynn 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    I enjoyed your list:)). Big Bang Theory is a must-watch in this family – other than that, we tend to enjoy quiz shows A LOT and sci fi series… Dark Matter is one we enjoy, though we fell behind during the Olympics and haven’t yet caught up.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Big Bang is just great – I love it. I also like quiz shows – I don’t watch them often but I do like them!
      Lynn 😀

  8. Caitlin Stern

    I adore BBT. The character development is quite impressive for a comedy. And it’s funny, too. 🙂

  9. heatherhobbs01

    I’ve always wanted to watch Band of Brothers. Maybe this winter!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s such a good series – I highly recommend it and hope you get a chance to give it a go.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

    Love that 80s feel to Stranger Things. I tried to watch Hannibal and while horror is usually a genre I love, I got kind of squeamish while watching it so had to stop. Maybe in the future I will try again.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was really quite horrific in parts wasn’t it! Maybe that’s why I stopped for a while!
      Lynn 😀

  11. ChrissiReads

    I’ve heard so many amazing things about Stranger Things!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, you have to watch it, make it a priority – it’s so good. I watched the whole series in two nights and was then absolutely gutted to have finished it all!
      Lynn 😀

  12. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I don’t watch much TV, but you’ve convinced me to give Stranger Things a try. It does sound very much up my alley! Maybe this weekend my husband and I will make some time to watch.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think you would love it – seriously. I just can’t get over how much I loved it. Look forward to seeing what you make of it.Lynn 😀

  13. Jamie Wu

    I stopped watching TBBT at season 8. I need to catch up on it again. I just started watching Stranger Things! The first episode has me intrigued about how the rest of the series develops. It certainly has a 80s Stephen King esque feel to it that I like.

  14. Curious Daisy

    I need to watch Stranger Things asap 😀 http://www.curious-daisy.com/top-ten-tuesday/my-top-8-tv-shows/

  15. Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf

    I hear such good things about Breaking Bad. I had a student once write an essay about that show and now I am intrigued!

    My TTT: https://greenishbookshelf.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/top-10-tuesday-tv-recommendations/

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s really a very intriguing show! You should give it a shot – I haven’t completely finished it but I will do at some point!
      Lynn 😀

  16. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Loved Stranger Things!! And Outlander! And Breaking Bad! I still need to watch Dexter. One of these days! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, Dexter didn’t appeal to me at all when it first started -but then I watched the first episode and was hooked!
      Lynn 😀

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