I mentioned this in the TLC post this week, so thought I’d bring it out. I don’t watch a lot of current TV as what little I see is of low quality (and I don’t have HBO). But that probably means I’m missing more than a few good shows out there. With 187,324 channels, something’s gotta be good, right?
So what are your five favorite current TV shows. It can be a sit-com, a drama, a news hour, Monday Night Football, whatever. It just has to be something that’s been in broadcast relatively recently.
Doctor Who: I’ve made no disguise of my love of the show. The current version, under Stephen Moffat, is excellent.
Game of Thrones: I’ve just finished Season One on DVD. While I think it revels too much in sex and violence and I have a sinking feeling everyone I like is going to end up dead, it’s still an utterly compelling show.
Mythbusters: Still good, after all these years.
South Park: Ditto. They pull no punches.
Sherlock: Another Stephen Moffat entry, but damn, this show is good. Benedict Cumberbatch is rapidly becoming my favorite Sherlock Holmes.
To be fair, these are probably the only five shows I watch consistently, apart from when Sal 11000 Beta has My Little Pony on. There are some shows I just haven’t had time to get into that I’d probably like: Parks and Rec, Louie, Big Bang Theory. I figure I can watch them in ten years when the iBrain 5 can beam them straight into my cerebral cortex.
What are your five?