I think television shows are a lot like books. They usually need to have some cute name that lets us know a little bit about the show…sort of like a book’s title does. Sometimes we’ll see or hear little bits about the show (kind of like a book review or excerpt) that makes us want to check it out. And then, when we do check it out, the writing has to be good or we’ll turn it off (or put the book down).
Like books, television shows depend on positive reviews and word of mouth referrels. How many times have you read a book or checked out a new TV show based on what someone at your office, church or gym recommended?
It always makes me sad when a television show I likes ends. The same thing happens when a book series I’ve enjoyed ends. For example, I really like Suzanne Enoch’s Rick-and-Sam contemporary series. But, after four or five books that came to an end. I loved Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series and hated when she made it through all eight children.
Recently I was thinking of television shows that I currently like (or have liked in the past) and what is it about the character or story lines that keep me coming back for more.
Off the top of my head, older television series that intrigued me: The Big Valley (the illegitimate son returning to be part of the family), Starman (an alien and his son), Scarecrow and Mrs. King (a spy and a housewife teaming up), Remington Steele (a man from out of nowhere taking on an identity that had been made up), Prison Break (a man who isn’t just another convict), Alias (another spy show).
Right now I’m enjoying Castle, Person of Interest and NCIS (both of them). I also still enjoy Bones.
I’d be interested in knowing what television shows are your current favorites and if you see any tie in to the types of books you like….oh, and tell me if there were any book series that you especially liked that you think I should check out.
I’m home all day today taking care of my shih tzu, Ernie, who just had surgery to remove a lump (we’ll find out in a week if it’s malignant or not)…so I’ll be looking forward to reading your responses.
And, say a little prayer for Ernie. He’s a real sweetie and we love him so very much.