When I looked at this list, I thought, "Wow, I watch much more TV than I thought!" Then I realized that many of these shows have shorter "seasons." I only have 4 shows that fall into the traditional 22-episode season and the rest are usually 10 episodes or less--which I like. Shorter seasons mean I can watch more shows.
So, without further ado, here is what is on my DVR.
The Big Bang Theory
I also love how they have developed the Sheldon and Amy relationship. When this show first started, with everything focused on Leonard and Penny and Sheldon as a secondary character, I never thought it would be able to pull of anything as sweet as "Shamy." "The Opening Night Excitation" episode that aired this past December was the best of the series--even more remarkable as it came in the 9th season.
Call the Midwife
If you haven't seen this, please watch it. I believe the previous seasons are streaming on Netflix, and the season are only about 8 episodes long. Trust me, you'll love it.
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
unless, of course, you're Ben Affleck), and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is just so darn adorable! Also...how should I put this...the quality of guests is generally higher on this show than on Who Do You Think You Are. There are a far number of actors, but also political and social figures.
Don't get me wrong...it's not perfect show. There are too many characters and the angst level is always on high. However, I just can't drop it. Seriously. Last year, I was about to delete eight unwatched episodes but, in the end, I couldn't do it. I sat there and watched all of them in one sitting. Sigh....
Marvel's Agent Carter
I don't know if this will come back for a 3rd season--it's only about 10 episodes and runs during the hiatus of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D--but I hope it does. And, if it doesn't, you still have two excellent seasons to watch (and since Peggy Carter now shows up in pretty much every Marvel movie and occasionally on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in flashbacks, you'll still get to see her).
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
But, so help me God, if AOS has one character rape another character and then tries to grow a romance out of it...oh, that will probably turn me off television all together!
As I said, there are some pre-requisites for this show. Before you start it, you need to have seen the first Avengers movie--and, before you see that, you need to have seen Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor. Then, as the show goes on, you'll want to watch Captain America : The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, and The Avengers: The Age of Ultron (and you'll have to watch Iron Man 3 before watching that). Yeah, this show is an investment--but it is a worthy investment. No one can create an universe like Marvel can.
I don't know how much life this show has left in it--the kids on the show are getting older, which is usually a hard thing for a show to handle--but I'll be there to the very end.
Turn: Washington's Spies
You can stream the first season on Netflix and I think the second season is currently still on On Demand (and will be added to Netfix). The third season starts on April 25th on AMC.
Being of Norwegian descent, I've always been fascinated by Vikings...and my daughter is convinced she's a Viking. Yes, really. No, she hasn't seen this show.
But, yeah..,this is as close as you're going to get to Game of Thrones (which I watched one episode of before realizing that it was NOT for me) on basic cable. Yet, this show is actually fun. The acting is sublime and the story goes places I didn't think it would go. And it is sort of historical, which puts it ahead of most everything else on The History Channel.
So, there you go...come back next week to see what I'm streaming (which, admittedly, isn't that much). I think you can tell a lot of a person by what they watch on TV. I think you can tell that I'm a geek who can't kick her Grey's Anatomy addiction.