Alex's Picks Of The Week: My SideReel Watch WishList

Welcome to Alex's Picks of The Week, SideReel's new weekly rundown of recommendations for you to check out, despite your already-busy TV-watching schedule! Each week I'll be highlighting a different batch of shows that I personally recommend you start watching -- either because there's some particular buzz on the shows, their ratings are high, or I'm just diggin' them myself and think all you SideReelers might also (or whatever fun themes I'll come up with)! So without further ado, here's my first batch of picks! Get to tracking!

Just because I watch a little reality TV (okay, a lot of reality TV) doesn't mean I don't know that more quality television is out there. After all, I do watch True Blood (duh), and I swear by Mad Men, The Sopranos, and the much-underrated The United States of Tara -- it's just that really good shows require more time and energy than those mindless guilty pleasures that don't require any focus at all. As a result, I've compiled quite an impressive "must-watch" list -- aka my "Watch WishList" -- of shows that I know I need to start watching ASAP... I just haven't had the time to give them the attention they each deserve! For the sake of your own TV-tracking inspiration, here are the 10 shows I'm dying to delve into, and you should too!

1. Dexter

2. Weeds

3. Breaking Bad

4. Party Down

5. Burn Notice

6. Rescue Me

7. Arrested Development

8. Big Love

9. Friday Night Lights

10. The Wire

Already watched (& rewatched) all of these TV gems? Weigh in below with your own recommendations from your personal "Watch WishList." I clearly have a big queue lined up already, but I'm always open to suggestions!



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Jul 26, 2010 6:16PM EDT

I watch a shameful amount of these...
Dexter, Friday Night Lights, and Rescue Me are all fantastic right now or were fantastic in their last seasons.
Weeds and Big Love are down a little in quality but their highs were just as high as the other three.
I watched Breaking Bad through early this season but I couldn't keep watching. It wasn't holding my attention in the slightest and I was watching out of habit more than out of interest. I know why people love it but *shrug* it's just not for me.
The Wire is next on my Netflix queue after I get through with Six Feet Under...

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Jul 26, 2010 6:20PM EDT

Sweet, thanks for the feedback! I've heard the same general things about the shows, mainly how Weeds & Big Love have seen better days but are still worth checking out!I've heard The Wire isn't for everyone, but those who love it REALLY love it... I'll have to stick through at least 1/2 a season before I make a decision either way.. same with Breaking Bad!


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Jul 28, 2010 12:11AM EDT

I watch Burn Notice, Big Love, Friday Night Lights, and Party Down.
With a cast like the one Party Down's got it's hard not to love it.Friday Night Lights is most definitely one of the best show's on tv and I highly recommend it.Burn Notice is kind of fun but it can never really hold my attention.
I've been meaning to watch Dexter and attempted to watch Breaking Bad but just wasn't my type of show I guess. Although with all the great reviews it gets I think I'm going to have to give it another shot.

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