Some days I’ll do anything to avoid being productive. Cue Netflix. However, the other day I had a nasty shock.
Netflix has cancelled their production of my favorite show – Sense8. The last season, season two, left the viewers with a massive cliffhanger. Now I’m never going to know how it turned out. My only comfort is that I can rewatch the first seasons again and again (and again).
It feels like I’ve been robbed. Robbed of future good moments, of intense excitement, and of heartfelt agony and triumph for and with the characters. Which show am I now going to look forward to with the same childish joy? Which show can I turn to, that can provide me with the same crazy plot and lovable characters?
I might be overreacting, but how could you Netflix,
HOW COULD YOU?
In loving memory of the greatest show Netflix has ever produced.
I have a bad habit. Whenever I am supposed to do something, such as cleaning or homework, I procrastinate. This week I should have been out shopping, trying to find things like a good, but affordable, headlamp for my trip. Instead I have been watching a lot of TV. People often ask “what’s you favorite show?” so I thought I should make a Top Ten!:)
I love following my favorite shows; sitting down in the evening with a bowl of popcorn in my lap, trying to guess what will happen next. My top list could have been top fifty, but who wants to read such a long list? Not to mention the long, unavoidable explanation of it?
My top 10 TV-Series
- Abnormal Summit/ Non-Summit (Korean)
- One Tree Hill (Ended)
- White Collar (Ended)
- Game of Thrones
- Numb3rs (Ended)
- House of Cards
- City Hunter (Ended + Korean)
The unavoidable explanation:
NCIS is number one mainly because it is my go-to series. I have followed the show for years and years and am very attached to the characters. How could I not be? They have saved the world at least ten times, and seldom fail to catch the I-Killed-A-Marine guy.
Sense8 is a Netflix Original. It aired this year and I watched it with my brother almost right after it popped up in Recommendations. I was hooked already from the first episode. The concept of people being able to communicate like the characters could was intriguing.
Of course, it didn’t exactly hurt that the show gets weirder and weirder as it goes either. Sense8 has a unique feel and I really enjoy the excitement it gives with almost killing the characters in most of the episodes.
Abnormal Summit (or Non-Summit) is a Korean variety show. It features foreigners currently living in South Korea (all men by the way), debating topics sent in by Koreans. The debate is in Korean and can revolve around everything from women’s rights and child abuse, to the difference in eating habits in the countries the foreigners represent, to pop culture. They debate with a lot of humor, which probably is the most important reason I like the show. In addition I learn insider facts about cultures in countries such as Belgium and China. I think most people would enjoy this show if they could get past the fact that they have to watch it with subtitles, and that it is different from American or British shows.
Short explanation of the rest of the list (to make this blogpost shorter than eternal):
- I have forgiven One Tree Hill for all the headaches it gave me. When I watch reruns now I enjoy the unnecessary drama. I know how it will end, so now I can finally just laugh at it all.
- White Collar reminds me of a movie I love; Catch me if you can. It is really similar: lots of humor and some drama and action. Plus, Matt Bomer (who plays the conman Neal caffrey) is absolutely gorgeous. He also does a kickass hat trick you just have to admire him for.
- Game of Thrones would have been further up the list – if I had not watched the last episodes of season 5. I doubt that I am alone about this. Hopefully they will let the characters that lately only have walked around being weak (I am looking at you female characters) have comebacks. And they will fix what they did at the end of the finale. He just cannot be dead.
- I hate math, but I love numb3rs (sorry, I could not resist). This show is similar to series like CSI and NCIS in setup, but it more of a warm fuzzy feeling. It is more about laughing and enjoying the good moments between the characters.
- Community is for all you movie-loving nerds out there. It’s a comedy show filled with references to films and other shows. It brings your childhood fantasies of having a paintball war at school to life, and much much more that you never imagined – but of course is hilarious.
- House of Cards. It is creepy to watch, to think that politicians can be so… Murderous. Yet it is fascinating and exiting. In addition the effects are amazing. I have liked the show from the first time Kevin Spacey turned and talked directly to the camera, surprising me enough to lean back.
- City Hunter is another Korean show. It’s an action-romance about a guy’s attempt to avenge his father’s murder. He is resolved to focus on his mission to bring the people responsible to justice. However, he meets a woman and develops feelings for her, and his uncle is not who he that he was, and what was that about his dead parents?
I enjoy all the series listed here and I am still not sure if I have placed them in the correct order. Making a top 10 list of TV series is harder than it looks.
Don’t take my word for it – give it a go yourself!