This list consists of TV series that I reckon are still in their prime. The listings aren’t exactly chronological, but is rather a collection of shows that have some interesting storylines going on and are worth the watch.
I’ll admit, The Simpsons is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for a good 21 years now. So what’s the fuzz? This show brings you something unique: recurring, awesome jokes. Despite its age, The Simpsons is still able to deliver fantastic episodes and the quality of the show hasn’t dropped a bit. Sure, not every episode is as funny as the other, but let’s take the recent episode of “Homer the Father”. An episode stuffed with funny jokes, meta humor, a solid storyline and enjoyable one-liners. Yes, if I possessed a Nobel Price, I’d hand it to Matt Groening without a second of doubt.
Is Grey’s still interesting? The answer is simply yes. They’re still kickin’ it in their seventh season and a phenomenal winter-break cliff-hanger kept me tuned in for more G&A. This is one of those shows that has the ability to really move you and awake the deeply hidden emotions inside of you. Sounds cheesy? You bet!
Psych is still one of my favorite feel-good/comedy series. The often simple yet brilliantly clever humor is what defines the series for me and I’m sure many others. Whether you love it or hate it, there is one thing you can be sure of: you know what you get when you watch it. By sticking to its original format and not having any weak spots, this series is a definite accession for comedy television.
A classy, well written series that we definitely haven’t seen the last of. There is always a lot going on in The Good Wife, partly because of the large cast. Fortunately, it never gets messy or threatens to spin out of control. The series manages to be both escapist and intelligent, two factors that make The Good Wife so great. Still not convinced? 1980s figurehead Michael J. Fox (probably most famous for Back To The Future and ’90s sitcom Spin City) is a recurring guest-star on the show.
I’d like to thank Community for its feel-goodness, good use of meta jokes and great casting. The show doesn’t seem to have any weak spots, which is vital in a good comedy. Plus, this show did what many Office fans have been wanting for years: more Creed! (in the form of Pierce Hawthorne but OK). Community is entertaining, it is fun to watch and it has all the right herbs to spice up my comedy TV show soup.
Ah yes, Dexter. An indispensable villain – hero dance with one of the most awesome characters in television today. This show is always able to surprise me with its plot-twists and well-executed storylines. Even though the 2010 cliff-hanger wasn’t that great, I am definitely going to keep up with the new season.
If you’re talking about American sitcoms, you cannot oversee this piece of art. After the series’ merciful reception, Modern Family came back with an excellent second season. The hit comedy show was recently nominated for a Golden Globe in the category “Best Comedy Series”. Let’s all hope that Modern Family’s witty remarks, their typical situations and overall brilliant humor will stay with us for a long, long time.
The comedy-drama show premiered back in 2005 and still gets around 10 million viewers per episode. Today, Bones is a valuable addition to our weekly dose of forensic TV series. Plus, this season brings us some romantic engagement drama involving Booth and Hannah, I’ll stay tuned.
Originally created by one of the funniest persons on earth, Ricky Gervais and a principle in the U.S. since 2005. Whether you prefer the older seasons over the new ones or the other way around, you’ve got to admit that The Office definitely deserves its acknowledgement. But even though my love for the series is strong, I’m afraid that the show might loose its value after Carell is gone next season. All I know is that it will never be the same.
If you watch Castle, I’m sure you will agree on its listing in this top-10. The series is currently at best and with its strong storylines and the intriguing personal situations, Castle will certainly not lose its appeal any time soon. Also, I’m dying to see if Castle and Beckett will ever step into the love boat, aren’t you?
This article is written by TV Hamster – TV Show Reviews