I love television, often more than feature films. There’s just something about it, something that gets you hooked. And the best TV shows are the ones, in my opinion, that you will always remember and watch over and over again. So in a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_rvYiV9Pqs&feature=youtu.be) I made a Top 5. Now, this is just my opinion and honestly, this list changes everyday and I’m not even sure this is my Top 5, but it’s close enough.
5 – Phoenix Nights
Quite possibly the most constantly funny show I have ever seen is PN, there’s never a moment whilst watching that I’m not smiling. Peter Kay, Dave Spikey and Neil Fitzmaurice are the writers here, and they’re bloody brilliant. IF you haven’t seen this show or thing Max and Paddy is better, then you’re a fool. Beautifully cast, written and directed, Phoenix Nights is an absolute classic.
4 – 24
Probably the first adult TV show I ever really got into, I have great memories of 24. I remember watching series of 24 over weekends and loving every second. It’s tense, exciting and heart wrenching all at the same time. And granted, after season 3 it does sorta trail off a little, but one thing that stays top notch, is Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. With a possible 9th season next year, I can’t wait.
3 – The Inbetweeners
If your between the age of 13-21 and you live in England, you probably love The Inbetweeners. I honestly feel like they just get the right amount of crudeness and harmful banter so that it doesn’t go over the top. I love the characters, the jokes and the plot lines – there’s never a moment when I’m dissatisfied and people of our generation can relate to pretty much everything. The film is great and even though the US version is shit it doesn’t downplay how unbelievable the original version is.
2 – The Office
Stephen Merchant is a master behind the camera and Ricky Gervais is a master on it. Together, they are masters of writing and all things comedy. They just get it. The Office is a stroke of genius that we may never see again, the way the comedy comes across in a brush over manner and the way the cringe is handled is just too good. You will never think or laugh about the show in the same vein, you fall in love with the characters and the show the moment it takes off in Slough.
1 – Breaking Bad
Of course is Breaking Bad! If you follow me on YouTube, you will probably know how much I love the show. It has a phenomenal directing and writing style that you just can’t tear away yourself from it. The acting is on a whole nother level that I have never seen before in any film or TV show. Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston make my mind boggle about how great they play these roles. It’s so gripping and intense and though provoking, you can chat about Breaking Bad all day. It’s subtle moments of comedy and drama are outstanding and the blatantly extravagant moments are even better. Never will you laugh at something so much and then be on the edge of your seat with excitement the next. You just can’t beat it!
Leave a comment telling me your Top 5!
Show’s that nearly made the list:
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
Only Fools and Horses
The Twilight Zone
The big bang theory
The IT Crowd
How I met your mother
Max and Paddys Road to Nowhere