I’m excited about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday because it deviates from the predominant theme on my blog. In honor of Fall TV, I’m going to share some of my favorite TV shows.
(1) Numb3rs: Math is not my forte. Ask anyone in my family and they’ll tell you that’s an understatement. Maybe that’s why I love this show. For forty minutes, I can pretend I know exactly what Charlie (the genius math professor) talks about and have fun despite all the numbers, equations, and problems floating about.
(2) NCIS LA: I have a thing for brooding, loner guys with a mysterious background (before someone calls my mom or attempts an intervention, this applies only to fiction!), and G. Callen fits that to a T. I like Kensi too, though I do my best to ignore the fact that the guy playing her love interest is actually the actress’ real-life brother-in-law. More often than not, I don’t succeed at this.
(3) NCIS: For the longest time, I loved that this show had an Israeli character. I lived for those few moments Hebrew came through my loud speakers. However, at the end of the day, the reason this show has been a favorite long before Ziva’s arrival and then departure has more to do with the people I have enjoyed it with than the show itself.
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(4) Conviction: I like a redemptive story, the premise sounds intriguing, and I’m excited to see Eddie Cahill (Don Flack on CSI: NY) in a show again. These combined, I look forward to giving this show a shot.
(5) Blindspot: The protagonist reminds me of a female Jason Bourne — amnesia, fights government corruption, killer moves, nothing is what it seems, etc. Since the Robert Ludlum trilogy is one of my all time favorite reads, I can’t wait for the return of this Bourne-style show.
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(6) Against the Wall: I’m still dying to know who stood behind that door. Throughout season one, two men vied for the heart of the internal affair’s detective. As the season finale drew to a close, Abby seemed to make a choice when she called a mystery person and said, “I need to see you.” Shortly thereafter the doorbell rang, but the screen went black before the viewer could see the person on the other side, leaving followers hanging when the network didn’t renew the show. The only silver lining was that regardless of whom one shipped for (*coughTeamBrodycough*), the unresolved ending allowed each viewer to imagine that Abby picked his/her favorite guy.
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(7) Emily of New Moon, (8) Emily’s Quest, (9) Emily’s Climb by L. M. Montgomery: Yes, Emily pops up in a Top Ten post again. Numerous Anne of Green Gables versions have hit the big screen, and Netflix recently announced the upcoming release of their own take. Don’t get me wrong, I love Anne, but I would rather see another of Montgomery’s stories take the forefront.
(10) Ronie Kendig: True, I’ve listed an author and not a book. That’s because I don’t mind which of her series is turned into a TV Show. I’d just love to see one of her teams jet around the globe each week saving the world from a different crisis or terrorist plot.
It’s your turn! I’d love to hear your choices for these categories.