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Torchwood

Being honest, when I read the show descriptions for Torchwood and Doctor Who (prior to watching anything from either of them), Torchwood seemed more interesting to me. (Based on basic synopsis alone vs. my personal taste). To me Doctor Who seemed cheesy and campy and no better than Star Trek (I love ST so that is not a put down, I just didn’t think I wanted two shows like that.) At first I didn’t even realize Torchwood was a Doctor Who spinoff, but obviously, if you look passed the basic synopsis of the show, it’s kind of unavoidable.

Torchwood is the reason I gave Doctor Who a chance. I had planned to give Doctor Who 2 seasons before starting Torchwood, but I fell in love with The Doctor and watched all six seasons, before touching Torchwood.

I also fell in love with Captain Jack immediately (in Doctor Who) and couldn’t imagine how Torchwood could be anything less than perfect for me. I did really enjoy the show, and thought it was very smart and had many excellent moments. However, it didn’t live up to my expectations, probably because they became very high after watching Doctor Who. I hope there is a new season sometime in the future for us. The ending of Miracle Day left me very interested in what could come next.

(I must admit that despite my original prejudgements, Doctor Who ended up being the show I liked more. Especially with Nine and Ten, they were everything I needed them to be, and I am so glad I gave the show a chance. The Doctor even beats Spock, and I love Spock.)

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True Blood

Another show I picked up in college. It’s so addictive. It’s overly dramatic at times, and just crazy, but still so good. I never know what to expect from the show next.I haven’t watched season five yet, but I’m sure it’s wonderful.

+ The cast is absolutely gorgeous, how can you not enjoy that at the very least.

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Spongebob

I just love Spongebob. I’ve been a fan since day one. Although I haven’t seen all new episodes in recent years, I still adore this show and have quite a bit of Spongebob memorabilia around my room…

Patrick Star is my favorite. He’s just perfect.

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Sherlock

I gave this show a try earlier this year, and absolutely loved it. It’s brilliant in every way. I’ve since gotten both my parent’s hooked. Who’s next?

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Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo has been one of my favorite series throughout my entire life. I have watched some of every incarnation of it, but my three standout favorites are the classic: Scooby-Doo Where Are You?, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and Mystery Incorporated.

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Rocket Power

I haven’t seen this show in ages, but growing up it was one of my absolute favorites. Loved the characters, loved the story, loved the relationships, just a lot of fun. I wish it was still on the air.

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Revenge

From the first preview I saw for Revenge, I was intrigued. I thought it was an excellent concept but I was afraid it would fizzle out in the long term, and wouldn’t be able to continue the suspense and action it promised. Overall, so far, I have continued to be impressed by the level of acting and writing in this series. The suspense for the most part has been kept at a high level, with twists and turns around every corner. I look forward to seeing how this show continues to grow and expand in its second season.

(Also, Nolan Ross is the best thing ever, just sayin’)

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Pretty Little Liars

I’ve never really watched many ABC Family shows, but when I saw the first preview for Pretty Little Liars I was intrigued. I watched the pilot and have been hooked ever since. Sometimes the plot can be predictable or silly but on a whole its smart, and suspenseful. It keeps you interested and tuning back in week after week.

I’ve never read the books, but I browsed the first one, while at B&N one day, and the writing style of the first chapter didn’t do anything for me. So for now, I’ll just stick with the television version (though I think the variations between the book and show seem very interesting and perhaps one day I’ll reconsider reading the books just to get the alternative storyline).

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The Pretender

I don’t remember how I got into this show, but once I saw it, I was hooked. I love, love, loved The Pretender when I was in middle school. I’m currently rewatching it now, I still love it, but it’s much more 90’s than I remembered it to be. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though.

I love how fast paced, exciting and suspenseful the show can be, but I also love the softer, quieter moments of compassion. I love how smart and clever it can be, while also being heartfelt or heartbreaking. The sense of adventure and self-discovery is in everyone, but no one more than Jarod, and following his journey was a very enjoyable story. My only complaint is the show ended too early (was canceled), and it never had a proper ending. I keep wishing and hoping that someday, magically they will make a tv movie to end it, but as its been around 10 years or so, each day my hope shrinks. It would be amazing though.

This was also the first show I fell in love with after getting the internet. It was the first show I could really fangirl over, and print photos, download sound gifs (because this was pre-youtube days) and I put them all on my floppy discs! It seems like yesterday, but it’s so old school to think about now. I still have those floppy discs, just nothing to play them on. :)

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Phineas & Ferb

Because when there are only 104 days to summer vacation you have to make the most of them.

I wish I could have Phineas’ & Ferb’s life, even if its an unrealistic one. It’s a fantastic children’s show that is enjoyable for many age groups. I know kids 4 years old to adults 50 years old who love the show.