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Monday, September 20, 2010

my first blogfest!

Okay, so I've been on Blogger for a few months now, and I'm always seeing people joining "Blog hops" that look like so much fun. I've wanted to join in on some of that fun (honestly I have), but I just haven't had the time to invest in the process.

Well, all that changes today. I've finally done it...I've joined my very first blogfest! Yay for me!

Okay, so the joyous music playing loudly across the land is only in my head...but feel free to join in the craziness.

But anyway, I've decided to participate in Alex J. Cavanaugh's Top 10 TV Shows Blogfest! It's very simple (probably the main reason I decided to hop on), and you can always go here to join in the fun.

So without further ado, here's my Top 10 Favorite TV Shows - living and dead...


I know it's super-cheesy and trashy and downright ridiculous, but this show was great in its day! Catfights, explosions, intense drama and over-the-top characters...I loved it!


I so miss this show. The writing was so funny and the actors did such an amazing job...too bad it was shifted around the week until it was canceled.  Please bring Betty back!


I'm so glad this show is still on the air. It left NBC and was quickly snagged by CBS, so we all still get to enjoy creepy storylines and Patricia Arquette...yay!


This was probably the best show of my childhood. It, too, was cheesy and overdone like Dynasty, but it was MacGyver, people! MACGYVER! What do I hate about it? It's not on the air anymore. What do I love about it? Richard Dean Anderson, yum.


This has to be one of the best on TV right now. The chemistry between the two stars of this show is unbelievable...it's like these two actors were born to work together. And Nathan Fillion (yum, too!) is so hilarious that regardless of the lackluster plots some episodes, it's always a joy to watch!


Another best that's still on the air. And another perfect pairing of actors. Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni are two of the best, and they play off of each other so well that you feel like you're watching real cops at work.


Oh this show is so funny I'm laughing just thinking about it...and it comes back tonight!!! Another one with outstanding writing...and such a large group of supporters that kept it on the air (I ate my share of Subway sandwiches, too). And Ryan McPartlin (wow yum!) is just delicious, muscular icing on the cake!


Okay, I am a HUGE vampire fan. I'll watch any movie or TV show or read any book dealing with vampires, so me watching this one was a given. But it's actually pretty awesome. It has that unavoidable cheese factor (I think cheeziness in vampire shows is a must, really) but it has so much of the vampire stuff I love (fangs and blood and fights, oh my!) that Sunday nights were a treat! 


See the vampire love? I just can't help myself! This one, like True Blood, has the vampire things I love so much (fangs and killing...I mean, isn't that why we love vampires?)...plus, is it just me, or does it look like Mystic Falls has THE HOTTEST MEN? There's way to many to list here (well, I just have to mention the hottest, Ian Somerhalder), so tune in!

And my number 1, all-time favorite show? 

1.  LOST

Oh yes, LOST was a game-changer for network television. It was basically a movie split into 6 years that told such an amazing, awe-inspiring tale that after watching Jack close his eyes in the last shot I felt like I had lost a piece of myself. There is way too much about this show to go into here (I could do an entire series of posts on this one). But I will say this...if you haven't watched it yet, get thee to a store and pick up the DVD boxed sets NOW!!
And since there are no laws in Blogland, I've decided to add an 11th show to my list - because I can! This show ties with LOST as my all-time favorite, because it shows that being different and doing what feels right to you is what makes you special...so don't hide it, jump up and sing about it! So, my pick for the newly-minted position of Favorite Show #1.2 is...

1.2  GLEE

And there it is, folks...my take on the top ten greatest TV shows ever. I doubt most of mine will show up on other lists, but that's cool. I like what I like, as should everyone else.  So which shows would make your list?


  1. My favorite show is Law and Order SVU. Mariska Hargitay is so beautiful. I marvel at those eyes.

  2. MacGyver was my hero!
    Hey, honored my blogfest was your first. Thanks so much for participating!

  3. Definitely have to agree with you about LOST. I actually can't think about Jack closing his eyes at the end because it makes me all weepy and nostalgic. Has it really only been three months since it ended? It feels like ages.

    Love Castle a lot. And Chuck. Good list!

  4. Okay seriously you're my new best friend!!!! I have to follow you because you've named some of my ALL TIME FAVORITES!!!! As long as you wanna be besties (that or I'll stalk you until you do... No pressure.)

  5. True Blood and Vampire Diaries are two of my FAVES even though they didn't make my top ten list! I'm so sad that we have to wait until next summer for more Sookie, Bill and Gang. Vampire Diaries is filling the void for now...Great list!!

  6. I agree Anonymous...she's exotically gorgeous!

    Thanks for the blogfest, Alex!

    I know, Karen! I can't believe it's only been 3 months...I miss it! And I feel the same...once you realize what's happened to them all, it's all sadness and weeping from there on!

    Thanks Jen...and I would LOVE to be your bestie!!

    That's the drawback to a summer show, huh Jennie? Just as we're getting into the groove of having all our fall faves back, we have to say goodbye to our summer buddies...but at least it'll be back! And P.S. ...how about Alcide? Oh mama!

  7. glee is such an underrepresented show on here! nice picks!

  8. Medium is excellent :) great list

  9. Thanks for following Lynda and Kelley! I struggled with Chuck and Medium as to where they should fall on this list...I love them both so much!

  10. I am so with you on True Blood, I only watch vampire diaries to fill the void left in my heart by Twilight and True blood. I am officially addicted to vampires. nice list though

  11. I'm with you Joanna...vampires rock! I love all of it - Twilight, True Blood, The Diaries (even The Gates, but don't tell anyone!)

  12. I'm with you on True Blood and Castle!!