5. The X-Files
When I think of an old nerdy show I instantly think of shows like Star Trek, Battlestar Galaticata and The X-Files. I stumbled across the X-Files by pure accident one night when I was bored in college. I had just finished watching Gossip Girl and I was looking to find something different to watch outside of my usual teen drama, workplace sitcom or crime drama.
The X- Files follows the journey of FBI agent’s Fox Mulder and Dana Skully and their search to find extra terrestrial life forms. The thing that is most entertaining about this show to me is the crime it’s self. The show started in the late nineties and ran through the mid 2000s. When you watch it the blood and everything looks so fake.
Aside from the outdated crime it is a genuinely interesting show. I was never much a believer in alien life forms and things like that but after watching this show I’m truly convinced that anything is possible.
4. Private Practice
I have talked about my love for Grey’s Anatomy many times before. While the once fast paced medical drama has seen better days I’m still a faithful fan. Private Practice is a spin off from Grey’s Anatomy. It follows Addison Montgomery, formerly Shepard as she starts her new life at Seaside Health and Wellness Center in California. The show starts as she’s ready to leave her life in Seattle and the shadow of ex-husband Derek Shepard AKA McDreamy.
*I should also note that Addison was my LEAST favorite character on Grey’s Anatomy, so I wasn’t necessarily jumping to watch a show that she stared in.*
Private Practice is the complete opposite of Grey’s Anatomy. Yes it is a medical drama but it is very slow paced. Something that I wasn’t expecting when I started watching it. I only got through three episodes before I gave up for a moth or so. I was so used to my fast pace medical drama that this slower medical drama was new territory for me. Nevertheless I ended up giving it another chance. This time I kept watching and I fell in love with it. While it was slower since it was based in a private practice there was no lack of drama. The relationships that the characters had were heartfelt and it made their losses even more heart breaking. All in all it was a really good show. I usually recommend it to people who like medical dramas but dislike Grey’s Anatomy. Its different, heartfelt and heartbreaking all at the same time.
3. Below Deck
This is a wild card choice. For those who are not familiar with the show Below Deck, it is a reality show that follows the charter season on a mega yacht. The show follows the crew and the guests. In the years that the show that the show has been on it has branched out to have two the shows within the franchise, Below Deck: Mediterranean and Below Deck: Sailing Yacht. I don’t watch much reality television but for some reason I can’t get enough of this franchise. It gives you just enough drama without being trashy or over the top. My favorite part is that each show has the same captain and they switch out the crew each season so you never know what drama or group dynamic that you’re going to do.
2. Bob’s Burgers
With almost any show that’s popular, I usually start watching it late. Bob’s Burgers is one of those shows. This is a show that I tried watching simply because everyone else around me was watching it. I thought that if everyone else liked it maybe I would like it too. I was right. I instantly fell in love with the Belcher family and found most of their dilemmas very relatable. All and all it’s a great show, I still watch it from time to time and it never ceases to make me laugh.
1. Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad is one of the most hardcore shows I have ever seen. Believe it or not I only really started watching it so I would have something to talk about with a cute guy in my class. To be fair I was a 17 year old girl who was basically in love with a guy who barely knew she existed. While I never ended up really being able to talk him, I ended up being addicted to this show. Prior to watching it, I was into teen dramas, basic crime shows, low key stuff. Breaking Bad was way out of my realm and some how I loved it. I ended up finishing it and watching it for a second time a couple of years after. I am still a fan of the show, its dark and twisted and keeps you on the edge of your seat.