Month: September 2009

My favorite television shows

Posted by – September 1, 2009

Over the last year and a half, I’ve been using my laptop as a bedroom TV. This started when Samantha was born. When she was sleeping in our room, the light from our TV would keep her up, but my laptop screen wouldn’t. (Noise was never an issue as I’ve always used wireless headphones)

Sam has long since migrated to her own room, but I’ve grown accustomed to using my laptop as a TV. I actually find it a more intimate viewing experience. I spend an hour or two every night unwinding in bed (or wrestling with my insomnia), watching DVDs from Netflix. For the last year, I’ve been catching up on all of the television series that I had somehow missed over the years.

My favorite shows have been:

  1. The Wire
  2. West Wing
  3. Sopranos
  4. Twin Peaks
  5. Lost
  6. Rescue Me
  7. The Shield
  8. Sons of Anarchy
  9. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  10. Dexter
  11. Mad Men
  12. Breaking Bad
  13. Californication
  14. Band of Brothers
  15. Generation Kill
  16. Friday Night Lights
  17. The Black Donnellys

Update 01/06/11: How could I forget The Black Donnellys?!

And some top-rated shows that I tried, and probably should’ve liked, but didn’t.

  1. BSG
  2. Deadwood
  3. X-Files
  4. Alias
  5. Six Feet Under
  6. Oz
  7. Weeds
  8. Big Love
  9. Arrested Development
  10. Rome