Saturday, May 10, 2008

My favorite TV Series

As I was watching some of the old tv series on Velvet, I remember my "devotion" to these kind of shows. I would sometimes skip class, do all my homework the very first thing I got home from school, or go home early so I won't miss a single episode. Of course it was very hard to religiously watch every show, I think I was pretty good at it, maybe missing a couple of two episode per season. But right now, thanks to YouTube and DVDs (pirated or not), I never miss any single episode of my favorite TV shows.

Here are some of my favorite TV series in alphabetical order since I can't decide which one is really my favorite (not including cartoons and reality shows):

Ally McBeal
It focused on the romantic and personal lives of the main characters, though sometimes using legal proceedings as plot devices to contrast or reinforce a character's drama. Bonus point is that Vonda Shepard regularly performed at a bar below the office building.

It's about three sisters who are the world's most powerful good witches, known throughout the supernatural community as "The Charmed Ones", but known to everyone else as the Halliwells. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve over the course of their lives.

CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI:New York
This series trails the investigations of a team of Las Vegas, Miami Dade, and New York forensic scientists as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and other crimes.

Dawson's Creek
The show is semi-autobiographical, being based on the small-town childhood of its creator Kevin Williamson. The lead character, Dawson Leery, shares Williamson's interests and background. Filmed in Wilmington and Durham, North Carolina, the show was set in a small fictional seaside town called Capeside, Massachusetts and focused on four friends who were in the early part of their Sophomore year of high school when the series began.

The series revolved around the fictional college experiences of the title character, Felicity Porter as she attended the "University of New York", based on New York University, across the country from her home of Palo Alto, California.

This sitcom is about a group of friends in the New York City borough of Manhattan

Gossip Girl
It revolves around the lives of socialite young adults growing up on New York's Upper East Side who attend elite academic institutions while dealing with sex, drugs, and other teenage issues.

Gregory House, M.D., is a maverick medical genius, who heads a team of young diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. Most episodes start with a cold open somewhere outside the hospital, showing the events leading to the onset of symptoms for that episode's main patient. The episode follows the team in their attempts to diagnose and treat the patient's illness.

The series revolved around Angus MacGyver (known to his friends as MacGyver or "Mac") who favors brain over brawn in order to solve desperate problems. MacGyver's main asset is his practical application of scientific knowledge and inventive use of common items—along with his ever-present Swiss Army knife and duct tape.

SeaQuest DSV
The series follows the adventures of the high-tech submarine seaQuest operated by the United Earth Oceans Organization (UEO), a global federation of nations, similar to the United Nations, which was created following a major showdown of nations that occurred circa 2017. The seaQuest was built by NORPAC (a military organization mentioned in the pilot) and given to the UEO after its creation. The storyline begins in the year 2018, after mankind has exhausted almost all natural resources, except for the ones on the ocean floor. Many new colonies have been established there and it's the job of the seaQuest and its crew to protect them from hostile nonaligned nations and to aid in mediating disputes

Sex and the City
It tackled socially relevant issues, often specifically dealing with women in society in the late 1990s, and how changing roles and definitions for women affected the characters.

That '70s Show
This series centered on the lives of a group of teenagers living in the fictional town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979.

Ugly Betty
It follows the life of the unglamorous but good-natured Betty Suarez and her incongruous job at the ultra-chic New York City fashion magazine Mode.

Will & Grace
The show takes place in New York City and focuses on Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm. Also featured are their friends Karen Walker, a very rich socialite, and Jack McFarland, a struggling gay actor.

The X-Files
In the series, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are tasked with investigating the "X-Files": marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena.

Xena: Warrior Princess
The show is a historical fantasy set in ancient Greece, although with a flexible time setting, and it also features heavy Oriental, Egyptian and Medieval elements in various episodes. The show freely borrows names and themes from various mythologies around the world, primarily the Greek, anachronistically adapting them to suit the demands of the storyline.

**all tv series info came from wikipedia

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