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
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
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
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.