This week’s staff question is straight forward. What are your top 3 favorite TV shows? Tweet us @TheLedgeSports with your top 3 and check our the staff’s picks below.
1. Breaking Bad
The best TV show of all time. When people tell me they’ve never seen it, I get legitimately upset. No other show is like that.
2. The Office
I’ve seen every episode of The Office at least four times and it isn’t even close to getting old. I will be laughing at episodes of The Office until the day I die.
3. Game Of Thrones
It’s not over yet, but Game Of Thrones is already worthy of making it on this list. It’s an hour of television that completely captures my attention, and it’s incredibly hard to wait a week for the next episode. I don’t normally get hooked to watching TV shows live as they air each week, but Thrones is different.
1. Breaking Bad
Not really much more to say about this show that wasn’t already covered in this blog. It’s an incredible work of art and if you don’t like it then you probably like CSI: Vegas or something
Not Penny’s Boat! This show is the first show I truly binge-watched and even with the ending I have no regrets. There are so many good episodes and the fact that each episode focused on a different character to try to match all the pieces up was just awesome.
3. Friday Night Lights
I would go to war for Tim Riggins and Coach Taylor. That is all.
Honorable Mention: Game of Thrones. Also Always Sunny. I can’t put these shows on my top 3 until they are done. Plus that gives me more wiggle room for other shows.
1. Breaking Bad
It’s impossible to have seen ‘Breaking Bad’ and not have it listed as one of your favorite shows. I somehow didn’t watch the series as it aired, but rather went on an incredible binge where I didn’t leave the house for days at a time. If you haven’t seen it, I don’t think we can be friends.
2. The Wire
“You come at the king (of tv shows), you best not miss.” I don’t even know if that makes sense, but I just wanted to incorporate one of the more iconic tv quotes into the blog. It is such a good series, that I recently started rewatching it from the beginning. Side note: Anytime Michael K. Williams appears in a series, I’ll refer to him as Omar. Same with J.D. Williams and Bodie.
Just like Justin with ‘The Office’ I have seen every episode of ‘Seinfeld’ a billion times and still think it’s hilarious. I love the fact that they show at least six episodes per day in syndication because I’m watching at least two of them. I know almost all the dialogue and there’s certain phrases from the show that can be used in everyday life that everybody knows. It holds up all these years later because the writer’s intentionally left pop culture references out to prevent it from aging.
1. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Hands down the funniest show on TV. The cynicism combined with the flat out ridiculous personalities makes for incredible banter and shenanigans. You can’t beat it. I’m taking an episode of Sunny over an episode of any other show ever any day of the week. Long live Dayman.
2. Game of Thrones
I’ve never wanted to rewatch a show more. My roommate watched it for the first time before this past season, and I watched probably 80% of the episodes with him because it is so addicting. I’ve had countless other people say they are going to start it and I make sure they tell me when they hit certain episodes so I can watch with them. It is TV heroin.
3. Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights is perfect. It has everything. Drama, laughs, intelligible sports action, Minka Kelly’s perfect everything, Taylor Kitsch, Taylor Kitsch’s hair, and so many more things. If you ever want to see a man cry just throw on the Thanksgiving episode where Riggins goes to jail so his brother can raise his kid. It makes you enjoy having your heart and emotions thrown around.
Honorable Mention: Chuck, Lost, Parks & Rec, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Friends (!!!), and like 20 other shows. There is too many great choices, can’t even say I’m entirely sure those three above are my top three.
1. The Office
You wanna know when a TV show is good. It’s when people of all ages, races think it’s funny, and that’s what The Office is. My Dad loves the show, my younger brother loves the show, EVEN my mom enjoys the show. If you’ve ever worked in a cube setting The Office is almost too real of a show, and Michael Scott is the best TV character ever.
2. Curb Your Enthusiasm
Larry David is a genius. He’s the guy that made Seinfeld what is was with his extraordinarily clever writing. He continued that hilarious comedy writing with Curb Your Enthusiasm. It’s one of the most thoughtful, comedic shows I’ve ever seen, and you can’t find a more relatable show. Curb is great because you could watch any episode, not know any of the characters, and you’ll still laugh–I guarantee it.
3. Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Characters, Always Sunny has this weird ability to make the audience feel emotions for these bastardly characters. In the same way The Office develops fringe characters over time, Always Sunny copies that, but takes it to a new level. God, I’m laughing to myself just thinking of Cricket, Lil’ Kev, The McPoyles, and Bill Ponderosa. Not to mention Charlie Kelly, who didn’t go an episode without making me cry laughing.
1. The Wire
I can’t even describe how fucking amazing this show is. I tell everyone I know to watch it because it is the best show to ever grace TV. Don’t try to tell me otherwise. Ditto to what Stephen said though. He will always be Omar <3
2. CSI: Vegas
Don’t try to come at me with the New York or Miami CSI’s. Those shows are the worst. Vegas is the best. It made me want to become a CSI but here I am blogging and doing market research. I own six of the seasons and working towards owning them all. I can watch them at any time and still be in love. Personally a fan of trying to guess the ending.
3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
One of the best things to come from Netflix. This show is hilarious and always has me laughing. I watched both seasons in like one day because I couldn’t stop. Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess are the perfect pairing for this comedy. If you haven’t watched it, get on it. Now.
1. The Office
Like Justin said, The Office is one of my go-to shows to watch. I’ve watched through the entire series over 3 times, and working on a 4th. I’ve even got my grandfather to watch through with me this time. Just an all around great show.
2. South Park
Surprised it hasn’t been mentioned. The first time I saw the South Park movie was when I was 11, and since then I’ve loved the show. The past couple seasons have been absolute gold and when you combine that with the classics you get perfection. Plus, even their video game was hysterical.
3. King of Queens
Now, Seinfeld is the superior show and will always be a classic that I watch to this day, but KoQ has more personal memories for me. I never cared to watch through season by season, though eventually I will. This show was always a constant laugh when I watched. With Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller and Patton Oswalt, you got a rather odd, yet great comedy crew.