Justin Tadlock

Top 5 TV Shows

This week over at Mundane Monday we’re listing our Top 5 TV Shows.

Anyone who knows me, will understand that this is a hard decision because I have 100+ TV series on DVD. However, they also know that there’s a few shows that will always be my favorites. So, here’s my list:

  1. Firefly
    Joss Whedon’s short-lived space-western. I can watch those 13 episodes over and over. It’s one series that doesn’t have a single episode I dislike. I always say, “If you haven’t experienced Joss, you haven’t lived.” His cast and crew worked great on this show.
  2. Seinfeld
    I grew up on this show. It could easily be at the top of this list. I can almost recite every episode. Now, that’s dedication to a TV series.
  3. Angel
    Yes, another Joss Whedon show. This is the best spin-off I’ve seen yet. It tops Buffy because it was more serious. It asked life’s great questions. It helped teach me that everything in life isn’t black and white.
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    This is here mostly because it introduced me to Joss Whedon (that’s 3 if you’re counting). It was the first TV show where I felt like the writers and directors built more on character development than plot.
  5. Battlestar Galactica
    This is my current favorite. I initially picked it up because I was in a sci-fi mood. I figured it would be some B-rated series, but it turned out to be much more than that. I have a feeling it might be in my top list of shows for some time to come.

It’s very hard to stop typing names of shows right now. I could probably break it down into a top five in drama and sitcom, then further into a few sub-categories of each one. This list could change in a few years’ time. Or, tomorrow. I’m always looking for the show that can top this list.

What are your top 5 shows? Join the Mundane Monday Meme to let us know.