Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
I don’t know if that is always true, but at least in this case, it is for me. Television is my passion. It might be weird to say it out loud. It might be weird to tell people the total number of shows I’ve seen, but I can’t deny it.
Television is my hobby. It has helped me through really tough times and it is something I still love with a fiery passion.
I had liked TV as a kid, I had a few programs I watched with my mom but it wasn’t until 2010, at the tender age of 14 that I discovered the world of tv shows.
I was never a big fan of movies, aside from the Harry Potter series, and so TV opened up a new world for me.
I guess the first show I’ve ever seriously got into was
With Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, it was about a mathematician who helped the FBI solve cases. And I hated math. I hated it with all my heart but this show made me see it differently and it taught me a lot. It was the first show I really got into.
I love detective stories and mysteries so this was perfect for me. I don’t know how it holds up. I wasn’t as socially and as politically aware as I am now. Next up,
Although Bones didn’t end that long ago, it lasted 12 seasons and its last episode aired in 2017. I loved Bones. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a show about anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan who ends up collaborating with FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth to solve crimes.
It was probably the second show I really got into: it was creepy, it was dark and intense. Go back and watch its first seasons: it was so much rawer and explicit than the following ones. At a certain point, I stopped watching it, around season 10 I think. Of course, I watched the finale and caught up on the biggest and most important episodes and even though I fell out of love with it, it still holds a special place in my heart.
As you can see there’s a pattern here because the next one is another crime show:
I loved Castle. I loved how badass Kate Beckett was and it was one of the first “Will They or Won’t They” trope I really really got into.
Castle is about NYPD Detective Kate Beckett who gets stuck with rich and spoiled crime writers Richard Castle, who follows her around for research purposes for his books.
I was such a huge fan of Castle. I started watching it in 2011 and completely fell in love with it. It loved their relationships and their dynamic. After season 6, it became a joke. A joke.
I don’t even want to talk about it. And I was extremely happy they gave in to the pressure from the fans and canceled it instead of making another season without Beckett. YES, THAT ALMOST HAPPENED.
And last but not least,
This was amazing.
2011. The Hamptons. Emily Thorne is set to take revenge on all the people who wrong her father and tear them apart.
It’s trashy, soapy and AMAZING. It’s only 4 seasons but they ended it right. It (almost) made sense and it took us on a ride.
Emily VanCamp was amazing in it and every time I see a red sharpie, the first thing that comes to mind is her crossing off the faces of those she took her revenge on.
It’s a great show, full of plot twists, “OH DANG” moments, betrayal and love. I’m really glad I jumped in on the first season and watched it unfold week after week.
What are the first tv shows you remember really getting into?