All summer, I have been watching the greatest drama TV show to ever have aired: ER. I seem to go through flukes of TV. I watch a bunch of medical shows, then legal shows, then reality shows, then high school teen flick shows, etc. But the best drama show I have ever watched is ER. (Maybe that's why it ran for 15 seasons.) I was almost a year old when it began. I was 15 when it ended. It was nominated for hundreds of Emmy's throughout it's run. It is an amazing show. Just watching it makes me feel so much smarter. It makes me want to be a doctor....or a nurse....someone in the medical profession.
Comedy shows are what get me though. You can ask me over and over which my favorite is and I won't be able to give you an answer. Gilmore Girls, Arrested Development, Glee, 30 Rock, The Office, Modern Family.......There are way too many to pick. I own the complete Gilmore Girls and Arrested Development series and every season of 30 Rock released so far. I'm waiting for Glee....and Modern Family.
Don't even get me started on those shows. I could talk forever!
.....I'm going to get started anyways. Gilmore Girls, as I think I've posted before, is a televised glory in a fast paced chick-flicky package. There's not one thing I don't like about that show.
Glee is like the reality of High School with the touch of musical we all love deep down inside. When I talk about it, I see guys roll their eyes and scoff, but I know they're just hiding their inner gay thinking, "Oh my God!! I totally looove that show!" (I'm listening to the Glee soundtrack while typing this. It's sooooo goood!) Lea Michele should have been famous a long time ago. And lemme tell you, the guys in that show are HOT! Plus, they can sing which is so sexy!
30 Rock is probably the funniest comedy I've ever seen. Tina Fey is my idol. She is beautiful, smart, and talented. If I could grow up to be any celebrity it would be her. Hands down. Alec Baldwin is perfect for that show. He delivers his lines in the perfect dead-pan way. Tracy Morgan, in any other setting, would annoy the ever living out of me, but in 30 Rock he just makes me laugh. The actors and actor/writers who play the writing staff of TGS round out the show: Toofer, Lutz, and Frank are the perfect trio: The smart, Ivy-Leaguer with an attitude, the lazy foodie, and the unhygienic, childish pervert.
Arrested Development (2003-2006) only ran for 3 seasons. Not because it was a bad show, rather because Mitch Hurwitz, the creator, didn't feel like is was it's best as a series. A movie is scheduled to come out in 2011. I can't wait. It has the perfect cast:
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, the CEO of his recently imprisoned father's home model company.
Michael Cera (yes, Paulie from Juno) as George Michael Bluth, Michael's socially awkward child.
Portia DeRossi as Lindsay Bluth-Funke, Michael's gold-digging, vain twin sister.
David Cross as Tobias Funke, Lindsay's career-confused husband.
Alia Shawkat as Maebey Funke, Linday and Tobias's rebellious, neglected daughter.
George Oscar "GOB" Bluth, Michael's older brother aspiring to be a main-stream magician.
Tony Hale as Buster Bluth, Michael's still-living-at-home/mama's-boy younger brother.
Jeffrey Tambor as George Bluth, the owner of Bluth Homes and Michael's imprisoned father.
Jessica Walters as Lucille Bluth, George's alcohol-depended wife, and vain, cold mother of Michael and his siblings.
The Office and Modern Family: The mockumentary comedies about the employees of Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company and the antics of an extended family, respectively.
I hope you watch at least one of these amazing shows I've listed. If not, you're missing out. Believe me.