Oo I do love a Box Set

Bradley Cooper with the Alias Cast
Bradley Cooper with the Alias Cast

So over the years M and I have really embraced the boxset and in a moment, I am going to try and list all the different series that we have watched. The first one we watched was Alias, which was a spy drama starring Jennifer Garner and the virtually unknown Bradley Cooper! I had started to watch it on late night Channel 4, but then it was cancelled so we bought it on DVD boxset – the rest is history….

We have watched some amazing drama and some brilliant comedy and I personally just love the way that after a long day you can be transported into another world and experience cities, characters and stories that just are fascinating. The best kind of drama for me, is one that makes you gasp with shock at the plot twist that comes from nowhere. LOVE IT!!!

The best pilot episode I have  EVER watched was Damages, which is legal/murder thriller starring Rose Byrne and Glenn Close. I don’t think I breathed properly thought the whole thing and I just thought the drama and suspense were brilliant!!!! 

My consistently favourite box-set is Greys Anatomy as is has never had an “off” series. Sometimes in a long running drama, there is a series that is little less dramatic than the rest… but Greys has never had that for me. I recommend it to EVERYONE and I’m not even a McDreamy fan! 

So now I am going to try and name the mammoth list of dramas that we have watched. Here goes:

  • Alias
  • Greys Anatomy
  • Nurse Jackie
  • The West Wing
  • House of Cards
  • Parks and Recreation
  • 30 Rock
  • ER
  • Sex and the City
  • 24
  • Breaking Bad
  • Damages
  • Studio 60 on the sunset strip 
  • Dexter `(M only – too gory for me)
  • The Mentalist
  • The Good Wife
  • Mad Med
  • The Wire
  • Girls
  • Scandal
  • Modern Family

So you can see that we have spent MANY hours watching some amazing TV switching a couple of years ago from physical DVD to downloads, usually from Apple TV. 

Almost exclusively the stuff we watch is American as I think the pace is often faster and the production MUCH slicker than British stuff, but I do have to give an honorary shout out to Luther starring Idris Elba, Spooks, which was loved muchly by M and of course the universally loved Downton Abbey…

Anyway, would love to hear any recommendations, comment below. 

G x