Katherine of Grass Stains recently linked to a post of her 15 favorite TV shows, which automatically made me love her all the more and wonder what I would include in my top 15.
I love TV and I watch a good amount of it. But how on earth do you figure out a top 15? I suppose my criteria is this: if a rerun is on, would I stop to watch it? Does it come up regularly in conversation? Did I cry at some point- out of laughter or sadness- while it aired? Did I watch every season?
Out of fairness, no reality TV or series currently airing will be included. Nor have I included shows that merely make me nostalgic- I'm looking at you, Saved by the Bell and any TGIF show. Even so, I couldn't narrow it down to 15.
In no particular order, my 20 favorite TV shows of all time:
My So-Called Life
Once & Again
Life Goes On
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Brothers & Sisters
Will & Grace
The Cosby Show
In Plain Sight
All photos via TV.com
Honorable mentions: ER (while I stopped watching after season 11, it still has a place in my heart), Beverly Hills, 90210, Seinfeld, Party of Five, Home Improvement
Future contenders: Once Upon a Time, Call the Midwife, Parks & Rec, Psych
What shows are on your list?