For those of you who caught our live blog this morning, OnMilwaukee.com staff and readers talked up this season's first time television premieres and returning current favorites to the small screen.
At one point in the conversation, Publisher Andy Tarnoff listed his five favorite television shows and it got me thinking.
When I was a kid or in high school, my five favorite shows would come rattling off in a matter of seconds. I'm pretty sure the odd combination of "90210" and "Law and Order" remained in the number one and two spots. To limit myself to solely five probably would've been a test of my ability to wean off and sort out the lesser of nearly 20 hours of television I watched weekly.
But as an adult, I'm very non-committal in my television watching. I'm never home at the same hour on the same night for several weeks in a row and I tend to flip between a selection of five or six channels rather than stick through one show for the complete hour.
But, after recently joining the technology turn and investing in DVR, I can now say there are a few shows I absolutely wouldn't miss. Shows like "Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations," "True Blood" and "Weeds" record regularly and are watched immediately. I tend to stick to the Travel Channel, Bravo, HBO and Showtime.
But when thinking about my favorites, I started thinking of others, no longer on the air; shows I would love to see still in the making. I think "Arrested Development" was one of the funniest shows I've ever seen, despite, like most, I started watching it after it was off the air. And "The Wire," which ran five seasons on HBO, hit an addicting intersection of reality and fantasy.
Are there shows you'd like to see still on the air? Use the Talkback feature below to divulge your favorites.
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.
After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined OnMilwaukee.com as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.
Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.