Growing up some of my closest friends came from the screen. I would watch Saved by the bell and actually feel like I knew Jessie Spaniel. I was invested in Buffy’s life as much as Willow and Giles were. These charectors, these worlds allowed me to feel accepted and safe so as it is world television day, I wanted to share my ultimate list of TV shows.
One of the first real shows to show me what it meant to be a fearless woman navigating the world on your own. The show follows three sisters who after the death of their grandmother find out they are some of the most powerful witches in the magical world. This comes with a lot of complications and we see the women try to understand their new roles while still figuring out who they are as people and as humans.
Ah, Rory Gilmore how you resonate with me so. This is a show about a mother-daughter duo who navigate their relationship while trying to make their own individual ways in the world. It’s set in the most amazingly beautiful and bizarre town of Stars Hallow. Written by Amy Sherman Palladio the dialogue in this is smart, witty, fast and intelligent. Just like Charmed the beauty of this show is how multi faceted the main characters are which is not always seen on screen. The entire catalog is on Netflix and is a perfect watch this time of year.
One Tree Hill
This is either a love-hate kind of show and I get it but I have to say I love it. The show centers around two brothers who grow up living two very different lives until their paths cross on the basketball court.
There is everything from teenage angst, character growth, life lessons and the struggles of transitioning into adulthood in all nine seasons of the show. Now I won’t lie there are definitely some episodes you could do without towards the end but I’m watching the last season again for the second time and I am hooked.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
The original bad**** who didn’t love Buffy? Growing up it was a Friday night ritual for my mum to watch this followed by Angel on whatever channel it was broadcasting on.
Based on the film of the same name the shows follow teenage Buffy around as she protects the town of Sunnydale from well the underground and vampires. The show became iconic and dealt with stigmas surrounding relationships, mental health and so much more. It really did pave the way for other vampire programmes which followed soon after.
The moment I watched this I fell in love. I didn’t know what to expect and was looking for something to watch. I caught the show too late as it was showing here in the UK at random times on Five stars but I consumed it as much as can. Coming from a big noisy family this show which follows The Braverman family in their journeys really resonated with me. I loved how they really showed the multi-generational aspect that comes with a big family and the different roles people can take in the family structure. Each sibling is different and yet they all come together despite this. It tackles issues such as divorce, unemployment, drug use, and general family messes yet it is heartwarming and a joy to watch.
My dad and I literally lapped this up. Starting Milo this follows individuals who end up being intertwined in each other’s lives after receiving supernatural abilities. It isn’t your usual supernatural superhero to show quite the opposite. The writing and acting in it are phenomenal and I was really upset when we were told there were only going to be two seasons.
I only got into this show this year but it made the list because oh my god how could it not?! The filmography, the acting, the set, the writing everything about it had me hooked!! If you love all things supernatural this is one to watch. It follows a group of children who try to find their missing friend who mysteriously disappeared at the same time a young girl Eleven appears.