While watching Ginger Reads Lainey’s YouTube channel, I saw this awesome tag. It is the Television Shows tag, which will give you some insight on shows that I (dis)like.
1. Favorite shows?
Let’s see. I am quite fond of the show Merlin. For some meta humor, Community is awesome. I’d recommend it just for Abed Nadir. BBC’s Sherlock is a nice thriller mystery that is humorous at times, too. BBC’s Musketeers is fantastic. The Good Place was a fun show on Netflix. Another Netflix hit for me was Jane the Virgin.
2. Favorite genre?
I like shows with a touch of magical realism or outright fantasy.
3. Least favorite show?
The Big Bang Theory never made sense to me. Oh, and How I Met Your Mother is not my jam.
4. Most rewatched show/favorite show to binge watch?
Pushing Daisies is pure love and happiness. Forever, it will be my dearest show.
5. Do you prefer watching things week-by-week or binge-watching?
Neither. I prefer watching at my own pace.
6. Favorite television characters?
Irene Adler in Sherlock. Emerson Cod (Pushing Daisies). Chidi (The Good Place). Abid Nadir in Community. Simon Lewis and Maia Roberts on Shadowhunters. Octavia and Bellamy Blake in The 100.
7. Favorite television ships?
This is a rather unfortunate aspect of my life: I have shipped some stuff that wasn’t ever going to be canon. In other words, queer baiting worked on me too well. Here are some of my most notable ships. Sherlock/John (also known as Johnlock). Merlin/Arthur. Actually, let me say that I am also trash for Lancelot/Gwen. Bellamy/Clarke. Chidi/Eleanor in The Good Place.
8. Show you could never get into?
How I Met Your Mother was hard for me to get into (I never did). I kept trying to watch it, too (for two seasons!) so the agony continued for a long time. I did try Penny Dreadful and was like, “Yeah…no. Can’t handle this.” Friend grinds my gears really bad, too. I just don’t like any of the friends. Fraser and Seinfeld are other kind of staples of television that I was just like, “Nope. Don’t get it.” Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers…so many things I tried and did not click with.
9. Show you fell out of love with?
For a while there, I was trying to watch things that made me uncomfortable. Mostly, I have this assumption that if I am not hurting, then I am not being challenged as a person. Until very recently, this was my approach to books, movies, music, life experiences. Everything had to hurt. So. Here are some of the shows that I tried to keep watching even when they triggered me.
Pretty Little Liars, Bates Motel, Sense 8.
10. Cancelled too soon?
11. Guilty pleasure show?
That 70’s Show has some nice episodes. I don’t know what people are getting shamed for watching these days. Zero fudges given, though (or, at least, that’s what I am trying to live by).
12. What are you currently watching?
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and I am supposedly starting Gilmore Girls soon. Oh, and I am halfheartedly watching The 100 (it makes me nervous, in general, but I am kind of invested at this point. So…I take breaks). New Girl is another one that I am watching. Mostly, I haven’t been watching TV in a while. I fall out of love with it sometimes.