8. The Newsroom
When I heard this show was coming out I was so excited I couldn’t wait to watch. Created and written by Aaron Sorkin? A standout ensemble lead by the wonderful Jeff Daniels? And then somehow I just never watched it despite Lindsay yelling at me and taunting me with amazing quotes on a weekly basis. I will certainly watch the first season before the second starts in June.
Speaking of spoilers, I know way way too much about Dexter including the fact that it hadn’t held up extremely well over seasons. Since this is the longest running show on this list, that’s bound to happen so I still want to see what all the fandom is about. A couple years ago I watched all of Six Feet Under and found Michael C. Hall to be one of the most talented actors I’ve ever seen on screen. I need to see him in his most iconic role even if it will be a ton to catch up on.
This show seems to be fairly low profile despite all of its huge praise. I don’t know many who watch it but its small following seems so loyal. I think Timothy Olyphant is awesome and this show is based on Elmore Leonard’s novels which is a serious draw for me. And best of all, I know seemingly nothing about what happens on this show besides its basic premise of a U.S. Marshall in a backwoods town. Can’t wait to see what this is all about.
This is the only broadcast network channel show on the list. It’s gotten by on it’s merits and loyal watchers despite its middling ratings. I only got interested in watching it after it had been on for a few seasons when I actually paid attention to it. Another credit to Six Feet Under, I saw that Peter Krouse starred in this and thought it must be pretty good. Along with the talented Krouse are other people I would be happy to watch on screen including Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Mae Whitman, and Monica Potter. This is probably the most grounded show on this list, but it sounds completely in my wheelhouse.
1. Breaking Bad
This tops my list because I know it will be the best show out of them all. Everyone who watches says they thought they might be underwhelmed because of the hype but end up completely falling for it. If it’s just as good as the extreme hype surrounding it, I know that I am missing out on a special show. This also tops my list because it will be the next show on this list that I watch. I have to see every episode before the final ones air this coming summer. I’ve managed to avoid any spoilers on this show and I simply cannot give myself anymore time to risk that lucky streak.
Any shows you’re also behind on? Can’t believe I still haven’t gotten my act together on some of these?