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.


#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee… On September 3

Hello my lovely booklovers,

how are you? Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a blog hop by the lovely Diana over at Part Time Monster. Every weekend we get together for virtual coffees and a little casual chat. How has this past week been for you?

If we were having coffee today, we’d sit outside in the sunshine. Make the most of it while it lasts. I’m afraid it would have to be an incredibly short Weekend Coffee Share today, I’m in the final phase of writing my thesis and hope to hand it in by next weekend, so I need all the time I can get. I pulled all-nighters this week, which naturally screwed up my rhythm, but then again I had a full night’s sleep because I was so exhausted I crashed. I can’t wait for this to be over, at least for a while!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my professor likes my writing style. She comes from an English  Literature background, and said that she could tell this wasn’t my first time writing about books. Now if I could just find the right words. I never thought that a thesis this short (15k words) but with 12 analyses of books, could be so difficult to write. I just hope I do the analysed books of Australian Literature justice with it. And I’d love to take a trip when it’s all over and handed in, but I think that any free-time should probably devoted to cleaning the flat – what can I say? Students are messy.

Anyway, feel free to stay and have a cup of joe or tea with me. Or you could make the most of the sunshine and check out the Pow Wow You, our local Youth Culture Festival which is in full swing in town. You can hear their live music from my garden. Good vibes, good tunes and summer sun. What more could you want? If that’s not your cup of tea (oh, the puns!) then check out the other Weekend Coffee Sharers. I’m sure they’d love to see you too!

Thank you for having coffee with me. Same time, next week?