I decided to create a small list of my five favorite television shows!
Note, this list will contain plot spoilers. Beware. Additionally, I would not recommend a single one of these shows aside from #2 to anyone under the age of 10.
5. Stranger Things (2016-)
A strange world unbeknownst to most humans. A strange mystery of two children; one vanishing mysteriously, and one with some sort of powers. This sci-fi/thriller show created a lot of buzz in 2015 and became extremely popular. I liked the show for the horror aspects of it, along with Eleven’s powers and the monster. The show is known to be fairly scary, and really is not suitable for younger audiences.
I would recommend being at least 12-13 and/or being fine with horror to watch this.
4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962)
This show is very well renown. Created by “the master of suspense” himself, this show combines drama, horror, mystery, crime, and much more into one show. While “The Twilight Zone” is equally, if not more famous, I prefer AHP for two major reasons: the endings are not easy to deduce fairly quickly unlike TZ. Most TZ episodes were fairly straightforward, but AHP episodes always have twists and turns. Also, AHP has “something for the whole family” (except little kids) meaning that there are several different types of episodes, making it very entertaining.
I cannot give a solid age recommendation, because some episodes don’t have a trace of anything dark while many concern murder, but overall I’d say 12 years and up.
3. Sherlock (2010-)
If you like mystery or crime shows, you’ll love Sherlock. A friend of mine convinced me to watch the show, and I did not regret it. it is brilliantly done, with excellent characterization, gripping plots, and very interesting mysteries and solutions. I’ve only just started reading the books and short stories themselves, so I can’t accurately compare them too well, but the show does differ a decent bit from the original stories.
I recommend being at least 12-13 before watching this show due to the violence, bloody scenes, detailed descriptions of murder, and occasional swearing. Season 4 is also much darker and somewhat creepy at times.
2. Fresh Off The Boat (2015-)
The only comedy show on this list! FotB and Sherlock are very close for me. The next episodes/seasons will likely decide which one I like more, but I highly doubt either of them will ever be able to be better than my number one pick, at least in my opinion. This show is about Eddie Huang and his Taiwanese family moving from Washington D.C. to Orlando, Florida. The show is absolutely hilarious, but I personally think it’s not suited for everyone.
I’d give this show an age rating of 10+. There are no gory or scary scenes, just some mild swearing.
And now, my favorite tv show of all time! Drumroll please…
1. Lost (2004-2010)
This show is nothing short of fantastic. I love the depth of characterization, mysteries, sci-fi themes, time travel, and everything else about the show. I’m probably going to end up making a post solely about my favorite characters (spoiler alert, Charlie’s my favorite). This show manages to incorporate mythology, horror, science fiction, and humor all at the same time. The ending is famous for being extremely controversial, perhaps the most controversial TV show ending of all time! I may very well have to make a post just about that as well! If you have the time to watch 121 episodes of any TV show (excluding the epilogue & “missing pieces” mini-series) I highly recommend watching Lost.
I would give Lost an age rating of 12+ due to gore and some darker themes.
Of course, I have not watched all TV shows. I have yet to see the classics like “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” and dozens of others. Out of the shows I have seen however, these are my favorite.
Here’s a cool “Lost” image made by OtherTees.
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