My wonderful friend, Kate, posted last week about the top shows she wants to watch, but haven’t been able to as of yet – interestingly, that was my plan for this TV Tuesday as well! I don’t have my usual video clip at the end as I don’t have to spoil any surprises (I don’t need another Dexter, season 4 spoiler fiasco!), but I did add a few images instead. I found that we have a bit of overlap, which makes me wonder who else has yet to see the shows that I want to see. Let’s find out!

10. Breaking Bad – This actually wasn’t on my list until I read Kate’s post on Tuesday, mostly because it had been off my radar. I do think it looks pretty interesting, though, so it’s now in my Netflix queue. A high school chemistry teacher gets lung cancer and the financial repercussions of that lead to a life of producing and distributing meth. It’s on its fourth season and has received many prestigious awards, so clearly it’s worth a view.

9. United States of Tara – I don’t remember how I even came across this show – perhaps it was a Netflix recommendation since I enjoy shows with a strong female lead. Toni Collette plays the lead, and while I don’t adore her, I tend to enjoy her roles/characters well enough. I’m not sure if the fact that Diablo Cody created it makes me more or less interested in it – I have mixed feelings about Juno. The plot is certainly interesting, however – a housewife has dissociative identity disorder. It, too, has won awards and had high acclaim – plus it has John Corbett in it. Enough said.

8. Arrested Development – I have heard many great things about this show, but have never actually seen an episode. It’s further down on my list simply because I don’t know much about it. What I do know is that it deals with family, business, and expectations. I do like Jason Bateman, so I have hope that I will enjoy this one.

7. Entourage – Everyone I know has seen this show and almost everyone enjoys it. From what I’ve heard, once they start watching, it becomes a bit of an addiction until they get through the seasons. I haven’t really watched shows surrounding men before, so it should be an interesting change.

6. The Mentalist – I have seen a bit of this show and it’s great. Patrick Jane, played by Simon Baker, is a great character who reads people to solve cases. It’s almost a mix between Castle and Criminal Minds for me, which of course explains why I like it (in case you forgot, those shows were both on my top 10 TV shows). I never got to really sit down and watch it, though, so it’s on the list.

5. True Blood – I’m not ashamed to admit I like Twilight – the books, not the movies. I will say, I’m intrigued by this show. I have no predispositions about it one way or another, so I’ll either like it or I won’t, but I won’t be disappointed if I don’t. But I am curious what the fuss is all about.

4. The L Word – I’ve been wanting to see this show for a long time. It’s one of the few shows on TV that truly embraces LGBTQ identities, which I think is great (and still lacking in mainstream TV). I’ve also heard that it’s a good show beyond that. Plus, we all know that Showtime knows drama.

3. How I Met Your Mother – I’ll be honest, there’s a lot of comedy shows out there that I have no interest in. The Big Bang Theory is an example of that, which is probably unfair because I might enjoy it. I do want to watch this show, though. I love Alyson Hannigan and NPH, so that’s one reason right there. But I’ve also seen part of an episode of this and I actually laughed, which you have to admit is a bit of a feat in modern comedic television.

2. Mad Men – I’ve worked in the marketing industry and I have friends who work specifically in advertising. I want to see this show. I also really want to see how they work the 60s angle in terms of gender and equality – I’ve heard the women on this show are powerful in a quiet way.

1. Six Feet Under – My boyfriend raves about this show and from what I’ve heard, I have no reason to think he’s wrong to rave. I’ve heard only good things about this show. It’s next on my Netflix queue (after I finish Criminal Minds). Come on – Michael C. Hall (Dexter) as a gay mortician?? It has to be good.

Honorable mentions: In Plain Sight, Lie to Me, Weeds. I’ve also started but need to finish Criminal Minds, Bones, and Degrassi.

What shows are on your list to see? What shows aren’t on here that should be?

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