My Secret TV Life

Old_tv_set_rcSo, it’s Friday, and why not do one of those listy things? This one comes courtesy of Erin at Rarely Likable. Bold the ones you’ve seen at least three episodes of, add italics for those you’ve seen every episode of, and I’m adding a star to the ones I actually loved/love, etc. The others I just liked enough to watch at least three episodes.

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7th Heaven 


Aeon Flux*


Alfred Hitchcock Presents*


American Idol/Pop Idol/Canadian Idol/Australian Idol/etc.

America’s Next Top Model*


Arrested Development*

Babylon 5

Babylon 5: Crusade

Battlestar Galactica (the old one)

Battlestar Galactica (the new one)


Beavis & Butthead

Beverly Hills 90210




Bosom Buddies

Boston Legal

Boy Meets World

Buffy the Vampire Slayer*

Bug Juice

Chappelle’s Show

Charlie’s Angels




Commander in Chief

Coupling (the UK version, of course)

Cowboy Bebop

Crossing Jordan (People, I’m not proud, but there was nothing on and it was always on Friday nights when we were visiting my parents.)


CSI: Miami


Curb Your Enthusiasm*

Dancing with the Stars

Danny Phantom

Dark Angel

Dark Skies

Davinci’s Inquest

Dawson’s Creek

Dead Like Me*

Deadliest Catch


Degrassi: The Next Generation

Designing Women

Desperate Housewives

Dharma & Greg (the early year was excellent)

Different Strokes

Doctor Who (new Who)


Due South

Earth 2



ER* (It used to be wonderful.)


Everybody Loves Raymond

Facts of Life

Family Guy

Family Ties


Fawlty Towers






Get Smart

Gilligan’s Island

Gilmore Girls*

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 

Green Wing

Grey’s Anatomy (I want to pick this one up.)

Growing Pains


Hannah Montana

Happy Days

Hogan’s Heroes

Home Improvement

Homicide: Life on the Street*


I Dream of Jeannie*

I Love Lucy*

Invader Zim*


Hell’s Kitchen




John Doe

LA Law 

Laverne and Shirley*

Little House on the Prairie

Lizzie McGuire

Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman


Lost in Space*

Love, American Style

M*A*S*H *


Malcolm in the Middle

Married… With Children

Melrose Place

Miami Vice* (Simpler times.)

Mission: Impossible


Moonlighting* (Loved this one when it was good.)

Mork & Mindy

Murphy Brown* (Ditto.)

My Life as a Dog

My Three Sons

My Two Dads



Northern Exposure*

Numb3rs (I like this more than it deserves, actually. It’s the Friday night thing.)

One Tree Hill


Perry Mason

Picket Fences* (Still the best David Kelley show.)


Power Rangers

Prison Break


Project Runway* (Yay!)


Quantum Leap

Queer As Folk (US)

Queer as Folk (British)


Remington Steele

Rescue Me

Road Rules




Saved by the Bell

Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?*



Sex and the City

Six Feet Under* (The first couple of seasons anyway.)

Slings and Arrows


So Weird

South Park


Spongebob Squarepants

Sports Night*

Star Trek

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Enterprise

Stargate Atlantis

Stargate SG-1




Survivor* (Depending on the season.)


Teen Titans

That 70’s Show

That’s So Raven

The 4400

The Addams Family*

The Andy Griffith Show

The A-Team*

The Avengers*

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Brady Bunch

The Cosby Show

The Daily Show*

The Dead Zone

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Flintstones

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Golden Girls

The Honeymooners

The Jeffersons

The Jetsons

The L Word

The Love Boat

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Mighty Boosh

The Monkees

The Munsters

The Mythbusters

The O.C.

The Office (UK)*

The Office (US)*

The Pretender

The Real World

The Shield

The Simpsons

The Six Million Dollar Man

The Sopranos

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

The Twilight Zone

The Waltons

The West Wing* (Some seasons.)

The Wonder Years*

The X-Files

Third Watch

Three’s Company

Top Gear

Twin Peaks*

Twitch City

Veronica Mars*

Whose Line is it Anyway? (US)

Whose Line is it Anyway? (UK)

Will and Grace

Notable omissions: Where are Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Max Headroom, Popular, My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, V, Father Ted, Ab Fab, etc.? No Buck Rogers in the 25th Century? Dallas?

9 thoughts on “My Secret TV Life”

  1. I didn’t know you’ve not seen Fawlty Towers. Ed’s right about that.
    We watched the first episode of the Miami CSI, I think. Some dude fell out of an airplane into a swamp or something. That redheaded guy from NYPD Blue looked like he should be wearing a lot more sunscreen.
    I’m recording the Dominion War arc of Deep Space Nine for you to watch.

  2. Oh, and I’ve seen stray Star Trek episodes and the movies. And probably even enough to bold it. But honestly, I remember almost nothing. I can barely keep the main characters straight.
    Oh and Fawlty Towers lovers should check out Not Only, But Also… — what’s left of it anyway. I’ve always _meant_ to catch FT, just haven’t done it yet.

  3. OK, now I am abusing the comment system and really writing about something days ago but HAPPY BIRTHDAY. In your most apocalyptic honor, I attended Nuestra Belleza Nuevo Leon last night (last year’s winner won Miss Mexico and is a favorite for Miss Universe. This year’s won’t, I don’t think) and I called the top three within the first 20 minutes of the show, even though I eventually lost 10 pesos with respect to the actual order. My poor hilarious and upstanding friend Matt was also treated to long descriptions of the sugar-buzzed pageant beginning of it all. Much love and birthday wishes (your birthday doesn’t end until the last slacker gets it right)
    Miss Sunshine

  4. Yay! Much love back, Miss Sunshine! Package incoming very soon to you and Mr. Cavin. Next time you are in the states, I want to hear all about the beauty pageant adventures (and read your book and eat junk food!). xxx
    La Gringa — I think you have to go into the edit for the default post settings or appearance; you want it to Show Extended Field or something like that, and then you just type in the lower field when you want to do a cut. It’s a little obnoxious sometimes, in that you’ll inadvertently type an extra letter or two down there by hitting tab and have to go back and delete it later, but overall works fine.

  5. I stumbled across your blog while I was in the process of doing some online research. I guess I don’t watch nearly enough T.V. I hardly recognized half of these shows!

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