Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10 TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about our Top 10 TV Shows.


The Mentalist: I love me some unconventional detective work. Jane’s carnie background makes him just my kind of mischievous, and I’m a little bit in love with his sunny smile.

Sherlock: Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are my favourite literary duo. So having a modern version with a sassy John Watson, played by my favourite actor, is it any surprise I’m a massive fan? The waiting is getting on a bit, though.


Doctor Who: Moving to the UK, becoming a Doctor Who fan was inevitable. I never thought I’d get so attached to a mad man in a blue box, but I love the Doctor. As for companions, give me Donna, River, or the Ponds over Clara any day!

Life on Mars: A quirky, time-travelling cop show from the North of England? Yes please! I’ve lived north of Manchester, so this is the sort of accent I was surrounded by. There’s snark, humour, the 70s and dubious ways of policing the streets.


Gilmore Girls: I grew up with Gilmore Girls and I love their wit! Finally characters that made reading cool. I feel like Stars Hollow is home and can’t wait for the revival!

Firefly: Where do I even start? Firefly is as perfect a sci-fi show as there’ll ever be. I’m still not over it getting cancelled.


Castle: As a writer who is into cop shows, I understand Richard Castle. I love the wit on the show and the juxtaposition of by-the-book detective work and Castle’s more creative ways to spin a story.

The Almighty Johnsons: A show about Norse Gods who have settled in my old home Auckland, New Zealand and who don’t know they’re gods until they’re 21? My kind of quirky, plus filmed in a location I know very well and they speak with an accent I love.


Black Books: My go-to UK comedy. While I like to think I’m energetic and positive like Manny, I’m really more like Bernard deep down. Minus the drinking and smoking. But if I had a book shop, I’d probably tell the customers to leave me alone as well.

McLeod’s Daughters: Horses, rural Australia, a cattle and sheep property, a bit of romance and strong female characters. Yes, i was 14 and I was hooked. I actually worked as a Jillaroo in Australia on a sheep and cattle farm to see how hard it really is and those actors (and every station hand, really) have had my utmost respect ever since.

As a certified geek girl, I found this really hard. I mean, how do you choose your favourites when you are part of so many fandoms? To be honest, my taste in TV shows lets you know that I’m quite a bit more into Sci-Fi than I usually let on. But I also like police procedurals. I think this mix is down to a childhood and adolescence of watching The X-Files.


5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10 TV Shows

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Yes!! Someone else who’s favourite part of Sherlock is Martin Freeman!! I mean, not that Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t great, but Martin Freeman’s Watson makes the show for me.

    And did you hear that Stana Katic isn’t going be back for this season of Castle???? WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT. This is almost as bad as Sleepy Hollow *grumble grumble* (except not because nothing could be as bad as what they did to that show.)


    • Conny Kaufmann says:

      Martin definitely makes the show! Mr. “I-can-say-that-with-one-glance” 😀 Finally someone who portrays John the way he should be. He’s not just a naive, bumbling sidekick. He’s an army doctor and a Captain and had troops under his command. He’s definitely clever and competent, just not as clever as the Holmes brothers.
      And yes, such a shame that Castle has been cancelled and there won’t be a 9th season!! I was almost as mad as when I found out The Mentalist got cancelled!!


  2. mreadsbooks says:

    I love Castle, I really want to watch Sherlock and I casually watch The Mentalist when it happens to be on TV. I recently saw one of the later episodes which I hadn’t seen before in which Jane & Lisbon are a couple already and I don’t know.. I’m just not feeling it between those two.


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