JFF-- What TV Shows Do You Watch?

Updated on June 26, 2011
K.J. asks from Naperville, IL
26 answers

So I was TOTALLY into the HBO series "Game of Thrones" and CANNOT WAIT until season 2 begins next year....in the mean time, I am looking for another show to get into.

Other shows that I really loved are The Tudors, Big Love, and Spartacus (though I try to watch it on On Demand so I can fast forward through the gratuitous sex scenes)

I don't need any more reality shows--I've got enough of a Bravo TV addiction already.
I don't need any book suggestions--I just began reading "The Song of Ice and Fire" series (Bk 1 is Game of Thrones) and that should take me MANY months to accomplish.

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So What Happened?

Ok, so in the past few months I have watched a lot of tv on Netflix.

Here's my new obsessions:

Breaking Bad on AMC -- it is really tough to have to wait for the final season to come to Netflix
The Walking Dead on AMC - I caught up on S1 & 2 with Netflix, and have been enjoying S3 as it happens

I will be starting either "Sons of Anarchy" or "Dexter" in the next few days.

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answers from Norfolk on

Doctor Who, since it's relaunch in 2005 with Chris Eccelston, is arguably one of the best television shows I've ever seen (and I've watched way too much television in my life.) If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. You can catch up on Netflix. And in England, it's considered a children's show, so the content never gets gratuitously violent or sexual.

In Plain Sight is also well-written, Psych and Royal Pains are good summer fare, and I love White Collar! My DVR never has a dull season.

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answers from New York on

I don't watch too much tv, but I enjoy these...

Big Bang Theory
Law and Order - SVU
Body of Proof (waiting for the new season to start)
Parenthood (haven't seen this one for awhile)
The Good Wife

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answers from Biloxi on

Not a lot. LOL
Can't find anything I really like, then when I do I forget when it comes on and miss it. But I do like
Chopped on Food Network
The new Falling Skies that just started last Sunday
Waiting on the next season of the Walking Dead to start in the fall.

My son and I have also done a lot of Dr. Who and its spin off Torchwood.
I like a number of British shows -
Keeping Up Appearances
Are You Being Served?

We also love all things Josh Whedon and caught both seasons of Dollhouse through Netflix.

Hmmm, I guess we do a lot of sci-fi, british TV, and zombies around here.

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answers from Columbus on

This is so lame. I don't really get to watch TV. Thanks, kids. When we're not watching Looney Tunes (old school, thank you) The TV is usually off.

But here's what I DVR all the time and hope to one day be able to usher the children out of the TV room long enough to be able to watch:

-The Daily Show - Jon Stewart is my TV boyfriend
-Cash Cab - I ride the stationary bike while testing my mind with inane trivial knowledge (Who married Charro? Why, that's Xavier Cougat, that's who!)
-Project Runway - C'mon July!!

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answers from Seattle on

The Office
Big Brother
Rachel Maddow
The ED show
Chris Matthews
Jon Stewart
Jersey Shore

So You Think You can Dance
19 kids and Counting
Bob Ross Painting on PBS
Baby Story

What I am forced to watch Every day because my kids always win the TV war..
Phineas and Ferb
Team Umi zoomi
i Carly
Power Rangers
Dora The Explorer
Mickey Mouse club house

We rotate the Kids cartoons...I switch the morning shows around every week. Nick Jr. one week. Disney the next.

I have yet to start but plan on watching...Californication, Weeds, Dexter and finish the last season of Nip Tuck. I am also gonna watch all the seasons of The Office...I get so confused when they jumble them up on the weekday episodes they air.

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answers from Lakeland on

Wow, I watch a lot of shows that aren't even mentioned yet. Maybe I just have really bad or weird taste. So here goes: Glee, Make it or Break it, Parenthood, Pretty Little Liars, Ghost Adventures, The Biggest Loser, Survivor, The Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, The Tudors, Swamp People, American Pickers, The Closer and Leverage. These are all on my DVR bc they only time I can watch tv is after all the boys in my house go to bed. Oh and if it's baseball season, I watch the Braves...every night. :)

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answers from Honolulu on

I don't watch TV much, but being from Hawaii, of course I watch Hawaii 5-0.
LOVE Alex O'Loughlin. What a hunk.
My son & Husband actually met him at the mall, and he took a photo with my Son.
Alex told my son "Hey Buddy, don't be afraid, how you doing?" and he crouched down to my son's height and hugged him and took a photo with him. So cute. Both of them. My Son now loves Alex.

And I also like to watch "Nikita" because the star of the show, is a local born woman from Hawaii. Born and raised here.
I also like the show.

I like to support shows with Hawaii connections.

I also liked "The Office."

And cooking/gardening shows, and House Hunters.

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answers from Phoenix on

Ellen Degeneres
The Doctors
Used to watch Oprah.
PBS shows
My goodness I'm boring....

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answers from Youngstown on

Criminal Minds,In Plain Site,CSI, CSI New York,Law and Order SVU,Mike and Molly,How I Met Your Mother

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answers from Seattle on

My favorites TV (past and present... because of netflix and hulu, I've been marathoning quite a bit over the past 2 years that I'd never seen before). I'm probably missing some that I watched as they came out, but as I didn't watch anything for 7 or 8 years, I had a LOT to catch up on :) Any with an asterisk are still playing

Favorite Shows

Band of Brothers
Battlestar Galactica
* Big Love
* Bones
* Castle
* Chicago Code
The Confession (8 part 5 minute mini stories, Keifer S project)
* CSI : Vegas, NY
* Doctor Who (new)
* Eureka
* Fringe
Gillmore Girls
* House
? Human Target (light, formulaic, may be cancelled)
* Law & Order UK
Lie To Me
* Secret Diary of a Call Girl
* Spooks (MI-5) >>> My absolute FAVORITE
Sports Night
* True Blood
West Wing

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answers from Dallas on

I miss the show "24" like a long lost friend. That was the one show my husband and I got excited about every week!!

DIY network is on most of the time, except when Forensic Files is on at night.

And because I love the mamas on this site so much, I will admit . . . . . . . .

I AM A JUDGE JUDY FREAK!! Don't tell anyone!!! ; )



answers from Chicago on

Disney Channel
Drop Dead Diva



answers from Pittsburgh on

True Blood! Love this show so much!! I started on it last spring and caught myself up for the new season. Sunday starts the upcoming season and I can't wait. The guys on this show are SO hot. And I am a 44 yo mom who is most defintely not like that but there is something about these vampire guys.

Curb your enthusiasm
Men of a Certain Age
Boarwalk Empire

Modern Family
30 Rock

24 -an amazing show-I never watched it in real time but got it to watch on my treadmill. It is SO good that I can work out for the whole show just to see what happens. I highly suggest getting it on netflix.

I will have to look into Game of Thrones.


answers from Tulsa on

Dexter! Such an awesome show.

True Blood starts tomorrow (season 4), but the show has gone downhill from the first season.

Others I like: Chuck, Castle, Big Bang Theory, Psych, Grey's Anatomy (was a lot better in the earlier seasons), Breakout Kings. Some new ones that have just started that I'm going to check out are Franklin and Bash, Suits, Falling Skies, and Rookie Blue.



answers from Los Angeles on

Big Love, The Office, Downton Abbey, Later With Jules, Family Guy, American Dad, The Sopranos (DVD), personal documentaries, medical documentaries, theological documentaries. For some reason natural science and animal documentaries bore me! Oh, and Hoarders, and How Clean Is Your House! They always make me feel better. Must be a schadenfruede (sp?) thing!
yes, United States of Tara- forgot about that one! The Inbetweeners (lol), Little Britain, ComeFly With Me, Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Flight of the Conchords (LOL LOL).



answers from Kansas City on

Doctor Who- I watch it so much on Netflix Watch Instantly, my husband wont let me watch it with him around anymore b/c he's burnt out! But he'll still watch the ones from the 70s and 80s with me, so I get away with it that way. :-)
Also love:
Burn Notice
True Blood (also a good book series!)
How I Met Your Mother
Community (I cant stress Community enough, love it!!)
Big Bang Theory
Law and Order: UK (also totally addicted!)

Shows that aren't current but I still love watching:
Veronica Mars (the first season is some of the best TV I've ever seen, and I watch A LOT of TV)
Stargate (any of the 3 series, but mostly SG1 and SGU)
Battlestar Galactica
Pushing Daisies

If you like the historical based dramas, HBO's Rome was super good also!


answers from Las Vegas on

Next food network star
Yard Crashers
Bath Crashers
My First Place
House Hunters
How I Met Your Mother
Everybody Loves Raymond
Are you smarter than a 5th grader
1 vs 100
Big Cat Diary
Grey's Anatomy (mostly the earlier seasons)
Spongebob (yeah I like the sillyness of it haha)
Invader Zim

Is big love the polyg show? They aren't arrested yet?


answers from Redding on

The United States of Tara, The Big C, Weeds, and Nurse Jackie are the ones I watch on Showtime.


answers from Dallas on

Whoohoooo The Young and The Restless... I watch it religiously... I mean, I feel like my day is not complete with out my stories. It's the only one I watch. But I also love Chopped, iron chef America, and Next food network star on the Food Network. And my show that comes and go is nurse Jackie. But most of all I love my Y&R.... And allmost anything that comes on TLC



answers from Seattle on

How I Met Your Mother!!!


answers from Reading on

I wish we had HBO, I totally would have loved to watch "Game of Thrones." I've read the series and am impatiently waiting for the last book of the series to be written. When the show comes out on Netflix I'm gonna snatch it right up!
I usually watch Food Network shows at night when the kiddo's are sleeping and hubby's working. If hubby and I are having a date we really enjoyed watching "Pillars of the Earth" and if you liked "Game of Thrones" you will really like Pillars. Another show we really got into was "Dexter." I'm embarrassed to admit that I actually liked it, more so the plot then the actual idea behind it.


answers from Houston on

i dont have cable, on purpose, trust me i love it, but what i want to see i can wait for on my netflix.

some ladies mentioned chopped


as far as my regular t.v., i like desparate housewives, but thats over for now., for npow i like the shark tank and jamie olivers food revolution



answers from Houston on

I like game of thrones also (read the books before I saw the series).

Other shows I watch are The Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, Eureka, Falling Skies (new sci-fi series on TNT that just started) & Top Chef.


answers from San Francisco on

Haha Jenny C I am so sorry but Jon Stewart is MY tv boyfriend ;)
I mostly like comedies, The Daily Show (obviously) The Colbert Report, The Office, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I also like Mad Men but it's SO long between seasons.


answers from Dallas on

I watch very little TV, but love Parenthood, Men of a Certain Age, Friday Night Lights, and Modern Family. I also watch the news.

Other than that, I listen to the radio in the car, and at home I love silence . . . aaaahhhhhh.



answers from Chicago on

How do you ladies find the time?

I haven't watched tv in years except for Fox News Channel, love Bill O'Reilly

yup that's it!!!

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