Three of my all-time, favourite TV shows, I’ve come across purely by coincidence! Wouldn’t have chosen any of them [perhaps one], if I’d read about them beforehand.
Back in 2000, I just happened to be sitting on the sofa, doing absolutely nothing … the TV was left on, and this brand new show started. At first, I wasn’t paying attention at all, but something spiked my interest, when the mafia boss was starting to feed some ducks in his pool. “A mafia guy, who cares about ducks can’t be entirely bad”, I thought, and was hooked on The Sopranos for years to come! I would never have chosen to watch any of those mafia series, had it not been for this duck scene 😀 and I got even more hooked when he [Tony Soprano = James Gandolfini] started seeing a psychiatrist because of his panic anxiety.
Another one … the exact same thing happened. I was just sitting there, I have a vague memory of that my husband was on the phone, so the sound was turned down. Here, I don’t know what it was that piqued my interest, but I do remember saying to Gerry when he was finished, “turn up the sound … I must watch this!!!” It was Downton Abbey. Last night, I watched the second last episode of it. I will miss it, but everything must come to an end. It’s been fascinating to watch, not only for the story, but also to quality of it … the attention they’ve paid to details — it’s like a time document.
The third one [they aren’t in that order necessarily], I might actually have picked out because of a snippet, shown on TV. Homeland. That series isn’t finished yet … a new season is being filmed … I’m still just impressed by the female character Kerri [Claire Danes], by her performing. It’s based on the Israeli show Hatufim/Prisoners of War, and Damian Lewis is the male main character in the beginning. He’s one of those Brits, who amazes me, since there’s no way to detect the slightest British accent! The show also surprised me, when one of the main characters died — I was sure it was going down after that, couldn’t foresee a continuation, but it still holds my interest. I’m looking forward to season 6.
These were just three … I didn’t even mention Blue Bloods, which I watch, religiously, every Friday night 🙂
Do you have any favourite TV-show you look forward to, every week?