Narrowing Down The Television Shows I Watch

Shows I Currently Watch

Note – ✔ = without a doubt I will continue watching.

  • 13 Reasons Why
  • 24 ✔
  • 30 Rock ✔
  • 9-1-1 ✔
  • Alias ✔
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Atlanta ✔
  • Big Little Lies ✔
  • Black Lightning
  • Black Mirror ✔
  • BoJack Horseman ✔
  • Breaking Bad ✔
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine ✔
  • Charmed (2019)
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Claws
  • Cobra Kai ✔
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ✔
  • Dead to Me ✔
  • Dear White People ✔
  • Designated Survivor
  • Desperate Housewives ✔
  • Dexter ✔
  • Doom Patrol ✔
  • Friday Night Lights ✔
  • Fringe ✔
  • Glow ✔
  • Grey’s Anatomy ✔
  • Homecoming
  • Insecure ✔
  • Jane The Virgin ✔
  • Killing Eve ✔
  • Lucifer ✔
  • Las Vegas
  • Manifest ✔
  • Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
  • Marvel’s Jessica Jones ✔
  • Marvel’s Runaways
  • Mr. Robot ✔
  • New Amsterdam ✔
  • New Girl ✔
  • Nikita ✔
  • Nip/Tuck
  • One Day At A Time ✔
  • Pose ✔
  • Prison Break ✔
  • Russian Doll
  • Silicon Valley ✔
  • Sports Night ✔
  • Station 19 ✔
  • Stranger Things ✔
  • The Bold Type ✔
  • The Good Place ✔
  • The Hook-Up Plan ✔
  • The Magicians
  • The Marvelous Ms. Maisel ✔
  • The Office ✔
  • The Rookie
  • The Sinner
  • The Society ✔
  • The X-Files ✔
  • This Is Us ✔
  • Veronica Mars (new episodes are coming so I’m counting it!) ✔
  • You ✔
  • IZombie

Planning On Watching

  • Ally McBeal ✔
  • Black Sails ✔
  • Brothers & Sisters
  • Cheers ✔
  • Deadly Class
  • Dollhouse ✔
  • Firefly ✔
  • Fleabag ✔
  • Good Girls
  • Mad Men ✔
  • Parenthood ✔
  • Peaky Blinders ✔
  • Scrubs ✔
  • Six Feet Under ✔
  • The Americans ✔
  • The Good Wife ✔
  • The Other Two
  • The Shield ✔
  • The Sopranos ✔
  • The West Wing ✔
  • The Wire ✔
  • Vida ✔
  • Younger ✔

That’s a total of 88 shows. That’s a lot of shows, and luckily for me I have no life so I am going to watch most of these shows eventually. However I thought it would helpful for me to cut the fat from these lists. So I am going to evaluate each show without a checkmark, on ultimately whatever or not I’m interested in watching it or continuing to watch it. So let’s start.

1. 13 Reasons Why – Netflix

Ugh this show has such a complicated relationship with critics and viewers alike. Some people are glad it brings to light the the topic of suicide. Some say they exploit it and…it does, though I don’t know how far you would want to go when showing suicide in television. I think that’s something we’re all still trying to figure out. I have seen the two seasons and I just feel obligated to see it through and watch season 3 when it eventually comes out. Yes, I’ll continue it, but reluctantly.

2. Animal Kingdom – TNT

This is one of those shows that goes under people’s radar, but is actually a really good show. The only reason why I’m questioning continuing the show is because I have fallen behind on the show. I haven’t seen season 3 and season 4 is airing now. That’s a lot of catching up to do, but I do like the show and their messed up characters, so yes, I indeed will continue.

3. Black Lightning – CW

If you read my Binged: Doom Patrol you know that I have been suffering from superhero fatigue. I have a weird relationship with the Arrowverse I have seen Arrow and watched it up to it’s latest season, then I just stopped. I’ll probably watch it’s finale when it airs, but I am pretty tired of superhero shows and Black Lightning is caught in the crossfire. I haven’t seen any of the other Arrowverse shows and I’m not interested in doing so, except maybe Legend of Tomorrow. I seen Black Lightning first season and I liked it, but I don’t see any appeal in me continuing with season two. It’s a no for now I could be convinced to keep watching it.

4. Charmed (2019) – CW

I loved the original Charmed despite all it’s flaws. I was looking forward to the reboot however to see how it would work in the modern day landscape and the diversity of the cast. However now that I seen most of season 1 of the show I have to say I’m not all that impressed. I appreciate the show for trying news things, but I just don’t know how I feel about it. The original Charmed first season was all that impressive either, but you could see it had a certain charm to keep you watching (pun intended). I haven’t gotten that from the rebooted Charmed, and maybe things improve next season, but for now it’s a no.

5. The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina – Netflix

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has aired two seasons now if I’m correct and I have still only seen only the first three episodes of it. From what I seen I do like the show, but it is a time commitment because it is a hour long Netflix show. I do like the show enough to commit the commitment, so yes I’ll probably eventually catch up with it.

6. Claws – TNT

This is one of those shows where I just don’t have any interest in watching right now. This is a easy no for me, but maybe later when I don’t have as much shows to watch. I like the cast and I like the premise so I do think I will come back to this one in the future when I’m more invested in what happens with the plot.

7. Designated Survivor – ABC/Netflix

This has to be the easiest one on the list, I only watched the first three episodes of the show and then I hear how it’s just going to go downhill there’s no point in continuing it. So I stopped watching figuring I would come back to it eventually then I hear it’s get cancelled and I’m like oh well. I didn’t have any investment in it then it gets picked up by Netflix. I don’t hear much about it for a few months until I read reviews for the new season and they aren’t good. So this is just a big long way to say no, I’m definitely not finishing the show.

8. Homecoming – Amazon

As much as I love Julia Roberts and seeing her on television is so surreal. Her show Homecoming didn’t grab me like I thought it would. If I watch I feel like I would just be watching it because of Julia Roberts and I don’t know if that would be enough for me. So it’s a no, but I can see myself coming back to it in the future.

9. Las Vegas – NBC

This is a random one to say the least. I found this show after I finished Leverage a standard procedural show that was a lot of fun because of it’s characters. So I stumbled into this show trying to find something to fill that hole. I found Las Vegas another standard procedural show. I only saw the first five episodes and they were entertaining, but it’s not a show that necessarily need to watch right now. I’m giving it a no, but maybe later.

10. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Freeform

I have seen the first season of the show and liked it and I have seen the first two episodes of the second season and also liked it. I have heard from many people that the second season is better and also darker which worries me a little bit because I don’t necessarily need or want another super dark superhero shows we get that enough from the Marvel Netflix shows. However, I do like the show enough to continue it. Cloak and Dagger is a yes.

11. Marvel’s Runaways – Hulu

Another one where I have seen the first season, but am unsure if I will like the new season as much as I did the first. I mean at least in season two they will finally become runaways. My friends seem to have enjoyed season two so that gives me hope and I holding out hope that we’ll get a crossover between Runaways and Cloak and Dagger. That’s enough for me to keep watching the show, it’s a yes.

12. Nip/Tuck – FX

I seen most of the show and it was entertaining for awhile, but in the later seasons that I’m watching it just seems like the show is repeating itself. I have read that the last season and finale is useless, so what even is the point of continuing the show? There seems to be no point, so no reason for me to continue watching it.

13. Russian Doll – Netflix

My expectations for the show were pretty high standards because of the reviews of the show. I’m just not feeling it yet, but as I have only seen the first three episodes I don’t think I am at the point to judge it fairly. Also I’m expecting a ending that shocks me so, yes I will in fact keep watching. It’s not that many episodes and it’s not a long time commitment compared to other Netflix shows. Hopefully I end up enjoying it as much as everyone else has.

14. The Magicians – Syfy

The Magicians is another show where I don’t necessarily want to continue with. I seen the first season and I’m not clamoring to finish the rest of the show. I like the first season just fine, but not enough at the moment to catch up with it so it’s going to be a no for now, but maybe finish in the future.

15. The Rookie – ABC

This one is the one I’m most unsure about and the one I can see myself changing my mind about in the future. I love Nathan Fillion (who doesn’t?) so I of course have at least watched the first few episodes of this because of him. I liked it just fine, but the thing is if the show didn’t have Nathan Fillion I probably wouldn’t have even have known about it let alone watch it. However The Rookie is very lucky that I along with many share a love for Nathan Fillion, enough that yes indeed I will continue watching it.

UPDATE:

Will not be continuing watching The Rookie due to Afton Williamson’s allegations that she was sexual harassed and experienced racism on set of the show.

16. The Sinner – USA

This is a mini series that got a second season that unlike Big Little Lies (a mini series that also got a second season) I’m not that interested in watching more of it. From what I seen it’s a new story with new characters and at that point I think you maybe should of just made a new mini series with a new name than tacking this one onto The Sinner. No, I won’t be continuing with The Sinner.

17. IZombie – CW

This is another show where I seen the first season and I don’t have any interest in continuing it. By all means I’m not saying the show is bad, it’s actually quite good, but it unfortunately falls under the CW’s curse where if you have seen enough CW shows you have seen them all and I have seen a LOT of CW shows and this one doesn’t stand out enough to make me want to continue it. It’s a safe no.

18. Brothers & Sisters – ABC

Safe bet you’ve probably never heard of this show because I never heard of this show before. It recommended to me and seems right up my alley. I like the cast particularly Sally Field and Calista Flockhart. It’s a family drama and I just feel like this will become a new favorite of mines. It has everything I find entertaining in dramas, so this is a definite yes.

19. Deadly Class – Syfy

This one would’ve of been different a few days ago. Deadly Class was recently cancelled by Syfy, if it had been renewed I would have watched it, but it wasn’t so it’s a no. I heard the show is going to be shopped around so there’s still a chance it gets a new home probably on Netflix and if that happens I’ll pick it up again and give it a try, but until then it’s going to be a no.

20. Good Girls – NBC

Good Girls has everything I want in a show. A good premise, a great cast, yet I still haven’t seen it yet for no real reason. I feel like I might be afraid it will just turn out to be a copycat of Breaking Bad expect worse because almost no show can compete with Breaking Bad. This is a show where I’ll have to watch the first episode and see if I want to continue with it. So for now, it’s a yes because I’m interested in it enough to watch the first episode, but we’ll see how it goes.

The Final List

  • 13 Reasons Why
  • 24
  • 30 Rock
  • 9-1-1
  • Alias
  • Ally McBeal
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Atlanta
  • Big Little Lies
  • Black Mirror
  • Black Sails
  • BoJack Horseman
  • Breaking Bad
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Brothers & Sisters
  • Cheers
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Cobra Kai
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Dead to Me
  • Dear White People
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Dexter
  • Dollhouse
  • Doom Patrol
  • Firefly
  • Fleabag
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Fringe
  • Glow
  • Good Girls
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Insecure
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Killing Eve
  • Lucifer
  • Mad Men
  • Manifest
  • Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
  • Marvel’s Runaways
  • Mr. Robot
  • New Amsterdam
  • New Girl
  • Nikita
  • One Day At A Time
  • Parenthood
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Pose
  • Prison Break
  • Russian Doll
  • Silicon Valley
  • Six Feet Under
  • Sports Night
  • Station 19
  • Stranger Things
  • The Americans
  • The Bold Type
  • The Good Place
  • The Good Wife
  • The Hook-Up Plan
  • The Leftovers
  • The Marvelous Ms. Maisel
  • The Office
  • The Other Two
  • The Shield
  • The Society
  • The Sopranos
  • The West Wing
  • The Wire
  • The X-Files
  • This Is Us
  • Veronica Mars
  • Vida
  • You
  • Younger

And that’s it, 76 shows. 8 shows got a yes and 12 shows got a no. Still a lot of shows I am/will be watching, but hopefully I’ve cut some of the fat from the list that I won’t need to waste my time on it.

What shows are you watching, and shows on my own list? Or maybe there’s a show that I should watch that’s not on my list, tell in the comments.

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