What I like (TV)


This post is part of my What I Like series

I’ve decided to write a series of posts trying to figure out what I do and don’t like.  This first post is about TV and I’m prompted to write it as a result of recently stopping watching quite a few programmes that initially drew me in but eventually I decided I really didn’t like.  Here’s a sample:

  • The Following – too disturbing
  • Hannibal – too disturbing
  • The Killing – too slow, grim and depressing
  • True Detective – too complex, slow, grim and depressing

Of course most programmes that I dislike I don’t even start watching, but the broad classifications are:

  • Reality TV shows
  • Soap operas
  • Game shows
  • Cooking shows
  • Anything that uses violence that’s no demanded by the story
  • Comedy that is too ‘loud’ or stupid
  • Most sports (mainly due to lack of time)

Having provided a sample of programmes that I dislike here are examples of ones that I do:

  • The Mentalist
  • Downton Abbey
  • Morse
  • Lewis
  • How I met your mother
  • Modern Family
  • Bletchley Circle
  • Blacklist
  • Elementary
  • Frasier
  • Sherlock
  • Glee
  • House
  • Numbers
  • White Collar
  • Suits
  • Poirot
  • Star Trek (any)
  • Star Gate (any)

If you know these programmes you will already have a pretty good impression of the underlying theme, that is shows that combine in various proportions drama, mystery and comedy, with very little violence.  I also like all manner of factual programmes, science, history, exploration, health and many more.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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