Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites
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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

We all talk a lot about books on our blogs, but what about other things we like? Friday Favorites is a meme hosted by Epic (Chocolate) Fantasy that gives book bloggers a chance to gush about something other than novels.

To join in, grab the button code, write a post about your favorites for the category of the week, and post your link below. Thanks for participating!

This Friday's topic is:
TV Shows

I will take any opportunity to talk about my favorite TV shows (and clearly I have, since I created the topic!). I don't watch a whole lot of it, and I think reality TV is a travesty, but there is definitely some quality television out there. Also after writing my list, I realized I like the nerdiest TV shows ever, and I'm okay with that. In no particular order (except for the last one):


I joined Netflix a few months ago and started to discover the wonder that is British television. Sherlock, a modern-day reimagining of Arthur Conan Doyle's illustrious series, is hilarious and brilliant and sometimes sad, but it never fails to be excellent. I can't believe we have to wait so long for season 3!

The Big Bang Theory

Big Bang is pretty much the only sitcom I actually watch regularly. I love the characters and their lives, especially Sheldon's impossibly clueless attempts at social interaction. But my favorite character is Raj, who is unbelievably awkward and adorable and can't talk to women unless he's drunk. Great, funny show.


Psych is a combination of comedy, criminal investigation, and quirky awesomeness. Shawn is one of my favorite characters, while Gus and Lassiter are the perfect straight men. Shawn's "psychic skills" make for some interesting situations around the Santa Barbara Police Department, particularly with Shawn's total disregard for little things like rules and laws. And it's starting back up next month!


Oh, Firefly. Why did the Fox executives have to cancel you after only one season? You were the second best scifi show in the world: smugglers and thieves struggling against a dystopian government, quick-drawing cowboy space pirates, a pilot who plays with dinosaur figurines, the world's nicest mechanic, a classy courtesan, a batshit crazy unbelievably smart teenager -- what more could you want in a show?


I remember watching the first few episodes of this show in about tenth grade, when it first came out, and being extremely nervous about ceilings, planes, water, cabins in the woods, and driving in the dark for several days afterwards. I love the supernatural-hunting schtick and the constant danger. And look at that picture and tell me you wouldn't want to watch those three for forty-two minutes a week.

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is my favorite show in the world. It is probably the best thing ever created since the advent of moving pictures. I started watching it last summer and finished all six seasons in about a month while working full-time and also having a life and stuff. I just love everything about it. It makes me laugh and cry and when the hell is it going to start up again? Also, I love David Tennant more than words can express. Seriously, everyone should watch this show.

So that's it for this week! If you want to participate, leave a link below, and don't forget to stop by other people's lists and comment! I hope you enjoyed the first ever Friday Favorites. Next week's topic will be songs.


  1. I've seen a few Big Bang's but I don't watch on a regular basis. It is a great show though!

  2. I need to check out the BBC shows you mentioned since I'm loving Downton.

    Are you going to plan topics ahead of time?

    1. You should!

      I'm planning ahead in that I gave you next week's topic :) Eventually I'll put together a list; I just haven't had time yet.

    2. Oops. Missed that at the end. One week ahead is just fine for me :)

  3. *smacks forehead* I completely missed Supernatural in my list! Love Dean :-)

  4. Nice list Kate!! Doctor Who <3

  5. Sherlock is amazing! My friend introduced me to it and now we have 'Sherlock Tuesdays' every Tuesday until I catch up.


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