Before we get started, there’s something you should know about me: I am NOT a TV series kind of person. I’m super picky and I’m TERRIBLE about keeping up with anything. (I watched the first two seasons of OUaT religiously, then missed the first episode of season 3 and just….never continued…) The ONLY non-anime show that I’ve ever stuck with past two seasons is Dexter. And since that finished I’ve never been able to find anything that could compare. (Stranger Things is the first thing I’ve found that could come close!)
Most shows I can take or leave – I may be engrossed in them while they’re playing, but the second they’re off I forget about them and I could care less. I’m not into all of the popular shows. In fact, I’m not even remotely interested in watching Game of Thrones, Dr. Who, Supernatural, etc. I never watched Friends, or Gilmore Girls, or any of that stuff. Oh and I didn’t like Walking Dead. *insert collective gasp*
Ok so I actually kinda cheated and chose 11, because I couldn’t cut any off the main list. Also because 11 is my favorite/lucky number ;D
My favorite TV shows ever
This is my all time favorite show EVER. It is literally THE only show (besides anime) that I have ever watched past three seasons. And actually, I’ve watched all 8 seasons twice, all the way through. When you spend that much time with characters, it feels like they live inside you. I’ve never been able to get over my Dexter hangover! (Or that ending…) I’ve been looking for a show ever since that could even remotely compare to the way I felt about Dexter, and up until recently I’d been unsuccessful. Which brings me to:
#2: Stranger Things
This is the first show since Dexter that I’ve been able to get that into! I saw the trailer pop up while I was browsing Netflix, and clicked on it out of curiosity. And from the intro, I was HOOKED. My boyfriend and I binge watched the 8-episode first season in ONE NIGHT. We were up until 3 watching it because we couldn’t stop!! This show will get to you. It’s so addicting! I loved it so much I actually started watching it a second time through with my parents!
I actually made a post about this show here: The Show That Kept Me Up Until 3 AM
#3: Invader Zim
This one is my all time favorite cartoon! I love this show so much. It’s so twisted! I really like Jhonen Vasquez’s art style and his morbid sense of humor. (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is good, too!) That show is hilarious, and I loooooove GIR to pieces. He’s my favorite cartoon character ever! BUUUURRRIIIIIITOOOOOOOO.
#4: The Vision of Escaflowne
And here is my favorite anime ever. I watched this show when I was fairly young, so it holds a certain nostalgia for me. It was actually my gateway to anime! (Also, because Folken. I LOVE HIM SO.)
#5: The 100
I’ve managed to stick with all three episodes of this show so far! Actually, this is the first series since Dexter that I’ve been able to make it so far into. It’s soooo addicting! The third season wasn’t quite as good as the first two were, though.
Another anime I can’t get enough of! My boyfriend and I are actually in the middle of watching this show again. Inuyasha is a pain in the arse but I love him so much *heart eyes*
I get a little sad every time I talk about this show, because it was discontinued after one season. I don’t know why, because it was amazing! It’s about aliens, and it’s so engrossing! You only get little snippets at a time (much like Stranger Things), so you don’t really know what’s going on. And it keeps you interested! This show is super intense! Also, William Fichtner is a SUPERB actor. I love his role in this series! He’s the sheriff, and an integral part of everything. He’s a very complicated character because you don’t know whether to love him or hate him! Even though it was discontinued (and ended on a DOOZY of a cliffhanger), I would still recommend watching this show because it’s awesome!
#8: Courage the Cowardly Dog
I don’t even care if it’s juvenile, I will never get sick of this show. This was my favorite show when I was in Junior High & High School, and it holds a certain nostalgia for me!
#9: Viva La Bam
Okay, you wanna talk about nostalgia. I was obsessed with this show when I was younger! I liked Jackass, but Viva La Bam was where it was at. Bam is so funny! All of the shit that his poor parents put up with…and they always took it so gracefully (well, usually). Can you imagine living with him?!
#10: Golden Girls
I grew up watching this with my parents, and it’s still one of my favorite shows. I love these ladies, they crack me up! I miss this show hardcore!
#11: Ed, Edd, & Eddy
This falls into the same category as Courage does – I don’t even care if it’s juvenile, I used to watch this ALL the time when I was in JH/HS and I still love it! Double D was always my favorite!
Here’s a few shows that I was really into for a little while, and just…stopped watching. (Seriously I’m bad about that!)
Anime I used to watch
Okay, since we’re on the subject of shows, I figured I’d share some anime shows I used to be obsessed with (since I’m more of an anime than regular TV show kind of person). I used to watch these ALL the time back in high school! I miss them a lot, actually. Especially Trigun and Sailor Moon!