if you follow me on tumblr, you may have noticed that i have a running tag called "shows you should have watched."
because y'all, there is little else in this world that is more important to me than television.
and when i love something so deeply, i have to share it.
so i'm about to share with you my top 3 favorite shows of all time (plus a few extras)
and you may be asking, "but abbi, i don't see parks and rec on this list? where is doctor who?"
i'm talking favorite shows of all time.
and i don't think i can add a show to that list until it is completely over and done.
because a show can start out beautifully, and then in one moment, turn into something twisted and wrong and all of a sudden you're crying into your hands screaming "WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALLLLLL"
so i don't add shows to this list until they are completed.
so here are, what i believe, were three of the best shows on television.
PRESENTING: SHOWS YOU SHOULD HAVE WATCHED
(and other stuff)
rarely ever in the history of the universe has there ever been a show as good as everwood.
back when the CW was the WB, a little show premiered on monday nights after 7th heaven.
and it stole the hearts of...not that many people because i don't really know too many people who watched it.
BUT FOR THOSE OF US WHO WATCHED, IT STOLE OUR HEARTS FULLY AND COMPLETELY.
kind of loosely, roughly, 0.00000001% based on the area i grew up near, this show was funny and heartbreaking and thoughtful and perfect.
if you haven't watched this show...run, don't walk, to your nearest best buy or local library, and grab a copy of the first season.
you won't be sorry.
2. gilmore girls.
75% percent of the reason why i am the way i am is because of gilmore girls.
now i know that some people don't care for this show, because they think rory and lorelai are annoying, or they talk too fast, and TO THOSE NAY-SAYERS I SAY "oy with the poodles already."
but i also say, this show is funny and charming and comforting and has just the right amount of drama.
i am always in the mood for this show.
if i'm happy? there's a gilmore girls episode for that. if i'm sad? there's a gilmore girls episode for that.
those of you who watched it know, there is a gilmore girls quote for everything.
so basically, you should absolutely watch this show, if you haven't.
3. friday night lights.
this show is above and beyond great television.
it has the best pilot episode that i have ever seen.
it was consistently good (except for those weird first four episodes in season 2 but it's okay.)
never has there been a show with more heart.
what completely baffles me about this show is that like no one watched it.
it had super low ratings until the end.
BUT IT WAS THE LITTLE SHOW THAT COULD, YOU GUYS.
really, if you haven't watched it, get yourself over to netflix and watch the pilot immediately.
don't like football?
honestly, so little of this show is about football.
it is just about human relationships, and strong families and small town community and UGH Y'ALL I JUST REALLY CANNOT.
1. the oc.
once upon a time in 2003, fox started a beautiful little show called the oc.
and it took the world by storm.
THE DRAMA! THE MUSIC! THE BEACH! THE ADAM BRODY!
you rolled your eyes at the situations these *SIXTEEN YEAR OLDS* got themselves into but you couldn't help but cry "more more more!"
the first season was flawless (i own it and most of the discs don't even work anymore because i've watched them so much)
but then things kinda started to go downhill.
the second season is still worth your time.
if you can stomach the third season, more power to you.
when it comes to the fourth and final season i say, "don't bother."
but if you have not at least watched the first season of this show, you are truly missing out on one of life's greatest gifts.
okay, i hesitated whether or not to even put this show on this list, because sometimes i am so convinced that this show never actually existed and that i made the whole thing up in my mind.
but it's real, i've just never met anyone else who watched it.
guys, remember the n?
before it was teen nick and when during the day it was noggin?
well on that channel they had some of the best shows ever.
and the best of those shows was an animated comedy called o'grady.
don't get me wrong, this show is an acquired taste.
but it still slays me dead with how funny it is.
i have no idea where you can watch it anymore, other than buying it on itunes for dirt cheap, which is what i did.
but if you ever get a chance, it is, at least in my opinion, worth your time.
3. one tree hill.
my love for one tree hill is deep and endless and knows no bounds.
i know probably a great majority of you have watched this show at one point or another in your life, but if you haven't and you enjoy overly dramatic story lines and pretty people and one of the most hateable characters in television history (DAN SCOTT) then this is the show for you.
seriously though, this show in its early years was SO. GOOD.
i myself am not a huge fan of the later seasons (1-4 are perfect, they could have just stopped after 6) but really, it's all good.
so if you've deprived yourself of this show, hop on over to netflix and get caught up the drama that is tree hill north carolina.
i could go on and on and on and on and on and on and on about other shows, but this post is long enough as it is.
what are some of your favorite shows that have ended?
have you watched any of these?
*****UPDATE: everyone on twitter has (lovingly) pointed out to me what a moron i am because i forgot ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT AND DAWSON'S CREEK.
ugh, FOR SHAME.
(watch those shows too)
*********UPDATE AGAIN: i just remembered that i left what i like about you off this list too. y'all i am a FOOL. that show is one of my most quoted shows of all time and you should watch it.