~Combat! -Most of the episodes in C! would make excellent war films by themselves. In many episodes, the writing is brisk, the characters are realistic, and the emotions and tensions are real. The best WWII show ever made.
~Rat Patrol – My first real TV show obsession. Yes, it’s campy and cheesy – but isn’t that true of so many great shows? The characters are what made me fall in love with RP. From Tully to Dietrich to Moffitt, I love ’em all.
~Hogan’s Heroes – Okay. I used to dislike this show because I didn’t enjoy the humor, but I like it lots now. Again, it’s the characters. And the humor. I mean, I laugh out loud quite a bit at HH now, and it’s a great show overall, especially because it gave me three of the four or five Russian words I know.
~The Fugitive – I’ve only seen a few episodes of this, but I *cough* kind of like it better than the Harrison Ford movie *cough*. Stories of falsely accused people have always struck a huge chord with me, for some reason, and this is, like, the ultimate example of that. Plus, David Janssen’s acting ability blows me away.
~Psych – I’ve watched most of these episodes to death. Still love it.
~Monk – Ditto.
~BBC Robin Hood – I can’t express my adoration for this show. The characters! The music! The writing! It’s all so, sooooooo good. Btw, my favorite character used to be Will, but I’m pretty sure it’s Allan now. Especially in Season 3 (*goes away and cries forever*).
~Get Smart – Normally, I dislike the type of humor found in Get Smart (slapstick, y’know). But there are tons of genuinely funny moments; I’m grinning just thinking about them. I don’t sit down and watch the episodes these days, but my little brothers love + watch them frequently, so I still get a good dose of Maxwell Smart almost every week.
~Wanted: Dead or Alive – My favorite Western TV show. Steve McQueen does such a good job, and the eps have heart.
~Flashpoint – Canada has produced some wonderful shows, and my favorite is definitely Flashpoint. The team-family is the best thing about it, with Spike being his own special kind of awesome. And the finale is one of the greatest, most gripping TV finales I’ve ever seen. Ever.
What are some of your favorite TV shows?