5 TV shows I wish I could watch

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Permalink

I’m a good girl. Back when my school friends dared each other to steal a 50c bracelet at the local show I steered clear.

If I’m really honest I think it’s only the ‘getting in trouble’ I worry about. As for the naughtiness… well… #meh.

Which is a long-winded way of explaining why I won’t illegally download TV series or movies. It’s really not the ethics or morality of it all – just my fear of getting caught.

Which means – because I don’t have cable TV and no longer belong to any video libraries (I mean, do ANY even exist?!) I’m missing out on some TV shows I REALLY wish I could watch. Although I now avoid women’s and trashy magazines I still see enough stuff online to know what’s out there: What’s Hot and What’s Not. Etcetera.

So, in no particular order the 5 TV shows on cable I’d watch, or illegally download – if I was into that sort of thing – are:

1. The Newsroom


I loved The West Wing and rented Season 1 of this show which I reviewed here – and adored. Sorkin at his best (well, at least in S1!).

2. House of Cards

House of Cards

I ‘kinda’ liked this show but tend to hate those ‘if something could go wrong, it will go wrong’ type of shows. And I may sound naive but I got tired of everyone being so bloody nasty! I’m happy to continue torturing myself however.

3. Orange is the New Black

orange black

I’ve heard heaps about this prison drama and am really keen to see it, but not sure that’s gonna happen any time soon unless Oz free-to-air TV stations come to the party!

4. True Detective

True Detective

Matthew McConaughey on TV. There’s nothing more to say!

5. Game of Thrones


I almost left this off because I watched Season 1 and didn’t find this as enjoyable as the rest of the world. However… it’s kinda stood the test of time now, so I should probably try to catch up!

There are a few others I’ve heard a little about which also tempt me: Orphan Black, The 100 and Penny Dreadful seem to be attracting some attention.

#Inrelatednews I note Dexter is back on free-to-air TV (only 2.5yrs behind original airing dates) and as I haven’t rented anything after Season 6, I can actually start watching it again!

I figure there’s a lesson there: perhaps if I wait long enough some of the other shows I’m keen to watch will make it to my TV screen.

Is there anything you wish you could watch on TV?
What have I missed? 

*All pics from IMDb website.

I’m (belatedly) linking up with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.

  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    June 11, 2014

    Dexter, just gets better with age!!! I’ve heard a lot about newsroom! 🙂

    • Debbish
      June 11, 2014

      Yes I couldn’t believe it when I saw Dexter advertised here on Oz TV (11, I think) and it’s basically up to where I left off years ago!

  • Tamara
    June 11, 2014

    gosh I have not seen any of these. I must pick one and take a look.

    • Debbish
      June 11, 2014

      Oh yes… I hear good things about them all!

  • Trish
    June 11, 2014

    I am living under a rock – I haven’t watched any of these.

  • Min@MinsMash
    June 11, 2014

    I think I am another one who has been living under a rock! I haven’t watched any of these either. Which one should I watch first Deb?!!

    • Debbish
      June 12, 2014

      Oh, I have no idea… depends a little on your taste I’d think. 🙂

  • ann
    June 11, 2014

    There are a couple there I would love to see. There are so many pay tv shows I wish we could see. I have heard veep is great.

  • Char
    June 12, 2014

    The only one of these that I’ve seen is Game of Thrones. It’s a pain in the neck to have to wait almost a year after release to be able to watch the series on DVD. I wish I’d come to it really late like I did with Breaking Bad when all the seasons were available.

    • Debbish
      June 12, 2014

      Oh yes, coming late to the party is ideal (same with a series of novels) as then they’re all there waiting…

  • Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    June 15, 2014

    True Detective is one of the best shows I’ve watched. Dark and harrowing, but very well done. Another favourite is The Black List, I just love James Spader!
    John is a huge GoT fan, but hasn’t been able to convince me. 🙂

    • Debbish
      June 15, 2014

      I’ve only seen S1 of GoT but it’s a bit gory for me….

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