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Thursday, 7 November 2013

My Top 5 Fave TV Shows... Right Now

I've posted before about my Top 5 fave TV shows (November 2009) here, and more recently my Top 10 fave TV shows (July 2012) here. They were both a sort of "of all time". So today, for The Lounge, where those lovely lizards are talking their favourite things, I thought I'd hit ya with my top 5 fave TV shows of the here and now. What I've been watching and loving lately.

British Masterchef 2013 Final 3
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5. British Masterchef

I don't mind the Aussie version of this cooking comp show but it's so over-dramatised that I fast-forward through a lot of it (70% of it is just crying!). I've heard people say how much better the British version is so when I saw them advertising the 2013 series on the Food channel I set it to record.

It's much more subdued than the Aussie version and way more focused on the cooking rather than trying to build false tension and drama. When a contestant gets kicked off they walk straight out, no heartfelt, teary goodbyes or anything like that. They get a 10-second piece to camera about holding their head high and that's it. It's so refreshing!
The hosts and judges on The Great British Bake Off. I have a wee crush on Mr. Hollywood I must admit!

4. The Great British Bake Off

I watched the 2011 series of this before the Aussie version was on a few months ago and I loved it. The Aussie one was ok, but again they tried too hard to create drama and tension which took away from the baking, which is the whole reason why I watch bloody cooking shows. I don't cook much myself so living vicariously and all that!

One thing I love about the British version is the little history segment they have each episode, looking at the origins of a certain type of baked good and where it came from. It's really fascinating! I'm currently watching the 2012 series (don't tell me who wins if you know!) and I hope they play the 2013 series as soon as this one ends.
Survivor Blood vs Water contestants. I'm hoping for Aras and his bro to win or Colton's boyfriend

3. Survivor

I have been a massive Survivor fan since the very first season aired in 2000. The finale of the first season was played the night I got my licence and driving to my girlfriend's house to watch it was the first time I ever drove anywhere by myself!

I love the social element to it, the way people play the game and their justifications for doing what they do. It's a really interesting look at a cross-section of people, and it becomes clear pretty early on who has what it takes, socially, to be a Survivor. This current season of Blood vs Water is so interesting as it sees couples (husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, partners, brothers, etc) competing with and against each other and it's bought a whole new element to the game. Previous players have come with a loved one and it's interesting to see the dynamics and the ones who are willing to sacrifice their place in the game to save a loved one.
I seriously hope Daryl survives the season, he's my favourite!

2. The Walking Dead

This show did feature in my Top 5 fave shows of all time post as it really is. There is just something about it that is so compelling and it has nothing to do with the zombies. Really, in the grand scheme of the The Walking Dead world, the zombies are their smallest problem.

Season 4 is currently airing on Foxtel and it is just as good as the previous 3 seasons. This seasons sees them tackling the issue of a flu virus spreading through camp, and how this new threat plays out in a post-apocalyptic world is pretty scary and interesting.

Dave and I are well truly on this bandwagon now!

1. Game of Thrones

I know, I know,  we are a little late to this party. Three seasons have been and gone now and thank God a fourth has been commissioned. Dave and I have just watched the first three back to back in about 2 weeks and we are in love. It lived up to the hype I've been hearing and reading.

I have also started reading the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series that the show is based on and loving it so far. I was aware of the books long before the TV show came out thanks to working in the bookshop and always wanted to read them but never got around to it. Now I can't put it down!

So there you have it folks, some of my favourite TV shows at the moment. What's everyone else watching right now?

Linking up over at the very awesome, The Very Inappropriate Blog with Rachel and The Lounge 
Lizards.

13 comments:

  1. I haven't watched season 3 of Game of Thrones yet because we don't have pay TV - I have to wait til February when the DVD comes out! Luckily I've read all of the books so far so I know what happens,' but I'm dying to actually SEE it!

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  2. YAY SURVIVOR! I will never get sick of it. it and The Amazing Race are the only reality shows I can handle, though. The only shows I'm watching at the moment are Homeland and Q&A. Gruen's finished, Redesign my Brain just finished, and Big Brother just ended (I know I said I can't handle reality TV, but I knew someone in the house and just couldn't tear my eyes away).

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  3. LOVE Great British Bake Off and Game of Thrones.....I watch Walking Dead with Chris but I am a total wuss and spend half the time with hiding before the laptop xx

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  4. My husband keeps telling me that I must watch Game of Thrones but I am not ready for that kind of commitment in my life. I haven't managed to look at Mad Men 6 yet and I am the biggest MM fanatic there is!
    Meanwhile still no FOTC? What's going on Kylie? I'm waiting....

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  5. I've attempted Game of Thrones but I just can't get into that genre. It's not my thing. I'm afraid we'd fight over the remote if we lived together K! I've had my fill of reality lately. I used to watch Masterchef but I'm over all the drama as well. I do like MKR though. Love the format.

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  6. I've recently gotten stuck into the Marvel Agents of Shield. I didn't think that it would be my kind of show but it's really interesting. I love Law and Order: SVU as well and I'm so glad that they have a new sexual tension for Olivia lol!

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  7. Oh we are so very similar! My top 5 at the mo is "The Walking Dead" (Team Rick), "Supernatural", "American Horror Story - Coven", "Survivor" and "Homeland". Kx

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  8. Have some bad news - I think they are axing Walking Dead....I still love Law & Order. And Arrested Development/30 Rock/Bored to Death/curb your enthusiasm - alas not so 'right now'

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  9. We don't typically watch TV - we might watch about an hour a week (just don't find the time??). BUT we are the biggest Survivor fans and we'll tape and watch every single episode. (And we only watch together - heads would roll if one watched an episode without the other. :)

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  10. So I'm not in to cooking shows but see them by default when hubby gets into them! LOVE the Walking Dead and haven't started on Game of Thrones. I'm a Dexter, Fringe, Revenge, True Blood NUT! But these days I spent too much time working and on blog I hardly see much TV :(

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  11. I don't watch any of them! I live under a rock. In fact I don't have much to watch right now. Husband and I have recently discovered Fairly Legal which is good. I guess my big one is The Blacklist.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  12. Love love love Game of Thrones. We have also just smashed our way through The Newsroom. Totally brilliant viewing! X

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  13. I don't actually watch TV. Haven't for years, so most of the shows are lost on me. I occasionally get a DVD out or go to the movies with work (reviews/freebies). Not watching TV is the only way I can fit blogging and social media in general in to my already busy schedule.

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