Hey guys! Here were are back at Tuesday and I’m back in the traditional, blogging at 06:30 and doing it with words, way. If any of you *did* jump on to the video last night (at least 10 people did over the streaming time, I think) thank you so much. It cheers me up when I see people watching, I have a feeling a lot of viewers realised I wasn’t a buxom blonde and they turned off at this realisation. If you missed it and you want to spend an hour of your life listening to a madman talk then you can check it out here. After that one I did a quick 35 minute playthrough of Firewatch that you can see here. Again, madman with a mic!
If you do/did watch either of these videos really want to hear what you thought about it. What you liked. What you disliked. What I could do better. How I could improve. I won’t be able to learn without getting feedback.
I still can’t be a buxom blonde though! I’ll leave that to Jessica Nigri.
So, Tuesdays are all about my top ten something or other so today I’m going to do my top ten mindless to shows. These are the shows that you don’t need to pay much attention to, you just have them on in the background while you do other things. The end of the episode rarely carries over to another one. Everything is nice and neatly wrapped up and it doesn’t really matter which order you watch the episodes in. They’re also great for when you’re sick and just want to zone out! So here they are in no particular order:
- Big Bang Theory
- 3rd Rock from the Sun
- That ’70s Show
- The Simpsons
- American Dad
I’m not going to go into loads of detail on them as you’re probably aware of the shows themselves but I will say a little something.
The first show of this kind for me. Yes, there are story arcs and people change but you could watch the first episode then the hundredth episode and you really wouldn’t’ve missed much to do with character development. Great, mindless show.
The Big Bang Theory
Here’s a golden oldie for you! A show from the time when they had to say “Cheers is filmed in front of a live studio audience” at the start of the show. Great characters, great atmosphere, great bar! It also leads on nicely to…
The spin-off of Cheers and in its way much funnier. Who can’t associate with the Crane brothers when they want something just right and then lose it because of their own fault!? Love this show!
3rd Rock from the Sun
From one balding man to another. The stories of 4 aliens landing on earth undercover could have been the thing of nightmares but is instead hilarious. John Lithgow is one of the finest comedic actors I’ve seen, watch him in Dexter for a completely different and quite scary character.
That ’70s Show
A group of teens in the ’70s growing up. I can associate with the growing up part but I always wondered if people who were teens in the ’70s would be able to appreciate it that little bit more.
The only show on here that’s over 1/2 an hour. It’s fantastic. The basic premise is The Mentalist, but funny. Psych actually came out about 3 years before The Mentalist so the premise the would’ve been ‘hyper observant guy fakes being a psychic to the Santa Barbara PD to avoid doing jail time. Snowballs from there.’ If that doesn’t sound awesome then I’m explaining it wrong!
A list of mindless shows wouldn’t be complete without this gem. It’s declined in quality steadily over the last few years but the earlier episodes are just gold. There’s a fan theory that when Bart put Homer in a coma, in one of the early clip shows, Home never woke up. That’s why from then all the plots are ridiculous.
This is where I tear readership in half. I prefer American Dad to Family Guy. The only character from Family Guy I prefer is Stewie, all the others are much better. Stan>Peter, Francine>Lois, Roger>Brian, American Dad>Family Guy.
QI (Quite Interesting)
A quiz show with a difference. A deceitfully obvious question is asked. For example “What is Michael J Fox’s middle name?” You lose points for an obvious answer (in this case things like John, James, Julia etc.) gain a few points for the right answer (Andrew) but even more points for an interesting story or a funny joke on the subject. The earlier seasons were better when the contestants weren’t so ‘wide’ to it. Now they tend to avoid the klaxon answers, which is disappointing. So there we have it. Top Ten Tuesday has come and gone. By this time next year I’ll be able to do a Top Ten Tuesday about Top Ten Tuesdays!
Until tomorrow! I’ll love you and leave you!