TELEVISION, TROTTIER STYLE
For anyone who knows my BFBF (Best friend/ Boyfriend), Luc Trottier, they know that his movie collection is his pride and joy. More than often I come home to find him sitting in front of his shelf, simply admiring his impeccable collection. There isn't a bad movie on that shelf. It's truly an incredible sight.
Luc and I were deciding on a movie to watch, and he proceeded to pick his top ten all-time favourites just for kicks (this took approximately 45 minutes). I later asked him to make a list of his top five favourite TV shows, and he went above and beyond. It was impossible for me not to share this. Best part? No spoils!
I give you:
✭✭"Luc's Fav TV Shows for Jessica"✭✭
**His title. Keep in mind that Luc is the narrator here. He literally wrote all this for me**
How could this show not be on here? I call it the "Re-run King". In fact, I never watched it in syndication until the finale. But since it ended this has become the easiest show to watch after a long day. Better yet, I got the complete series and can pop it in anytime. The best sitcom ever. Period. No sitcom has created six more likeable characters. Ever. Kudos for a beautiful ending as well.
(Hi, this is Jessica, I love this show!)
4. Game of Thrones
HBO is the most innovative network in the world and this is their pearl. G.O.T. has flipped TV on its head with its incredible budget and shocking twists/turns. Literally no one is safe. For example, "The Red Wedding". Need I say more? The cinematography and sets are beautiful, but without amazing characters it would mean nothing. Game of Thrones has it all. Kick ass story, kick ass cast, kick ass music. A nerd's heaven. Bring on Season 5!
(Jessica here. I haven't seen this either. But it's added to my list. Thanks Luc!)
3. House of Cards
Netflix is the future. And House of Cards made it its bitch. Releasing an entire season at once has created a generation of binge watchers who want it ALL. NOW. No commercials, no waiting. You just lock yourself in your room and escape for hours. But with this show comes the highest quality of television. I mean, the first two episodes are directed by the legendary David Fincher. Kevin Spacey is perfection as the brilliant Frank Underwood, and with Robin Wright as Claire on his side makes for a brilliant two seasons. If the third season is anything like the first two, this may go down as the best television shows in history.
(Jessica again, I haven't watched this show but it sounds like I must!)
2. Breaking Bad
I just finished BB for my second time and I hate to admit- it almost took my top spot. This show is fascinating. The character arc of Walter White from Season 1 to Season 5 is the greatest arc of any character EVER on television. This is because of Bryan Cranston who delivers the best performance I have ever seen on a show. BB never tried to commercialize or sell out- it followed a plan from its creator and has a perfect beginning, middle and end. Full of heart, action, romance, and major twists, this show will go down as the best of the decade. God bless you, Vince Gilligan. I can't wait for my third round.
(You've probably noticed by now that I'm [I'm as in Jessica] not a big TV watcher. I just started watching this yesterday because of Luc's obsession. IT'S AMAZING)
For everyone who knows me, my #1 is no surprise. LOST defined my childhood and it will always be my favourite show. I was hooked from day one, and no show has EVER made me feel so attached to it. I would read message boards, all books on LOST, and buy all the seasons so I could watch them during the summer to prepare for the new season. (He also has LOST Barbies. "Action Figures", he calls them.. But they're def Barbies.. Don't tell him I told you). This show changed TV forever in its brilliant episodic format, focusing on multiple characters and their flashbacks. The writers never failed to be the most creative writers in the game, adding flash-forwards, time travel, all to please their loyal fan base who just craved more. I love each and every character and miss them all dearly. The ending never ceases to make me cry (for all you haters who hated it, you don't understand it. PM me if you want a legit explanation. You need to understand). It was a beautiful way to end my childhood obsession. I cannot wait to sit down with my boy and see his face as we go through the seasons together. It will be a dream come true.
LUC'S HONORABLE MENTIONS:
- The Office
- How I Met Your Mother
- True Detective
- Arrested Development
- Whose Line is it Anyway?
and most recently...
- Grey's Anatomy (because I forced him to).
Shows Luc MUST Watch:
- The Sopranos
- The Wire
- The West Wing
Comment below if you have any suggestions for Jess and I to watch!
Special thanks to Mr. Luc for creating this absolutely adorable list for me. He never intended it to be featured on Portage Road Diaries, but he so kindly allowed me to post it.
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My Playlist writing this week's post:
▸ Morning Phase by Beck!
Won "Album of the Year" at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards! Hauntingly catchy melodies!
Lots of Love xo,
2/12/2015 08:02:17 am
Lost was an amazing show, however, I am one of those nasty people who HATED the ending. I nearly kicked my TV screen in. Therefore, I need him to inbox me on FB and explain. I need to understand. Grey's is currently my obsession and am waiting patiently for The Walking Dead to end their season so I can binge watch and Hannibal to start a new season. I've also got caught up in Bate's Motel. I would say Tyler and Luc's top 5 lists would be very similar.
2/14/2015 02:13:31 pm
I'll tell him to inbox you once he's home from New York! I remember Katie was addicted to Bate's Motel! Ohhh our boys and their TV ;)
2/12/2015 08:54:56 am
A wonderful list of shows. Yes, LOST definitely defined Luc's childhood. A big thanks to Darrel!
2/14/2015 02:15:28 pm
I'll have to take a look at Blue Bloods! sounds like such a cool show!!
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Hi! I'm Jessica. I love beaches, ice cream, onesies, and cuddles. I try to follow my instincts in all aspects of life. I love hearing peoples stories; How they got to the exact moment they're in. The glass is half full. I love the big dipper. The Secret changed my life. Love is w o n d e r f u l. August 24th is my favourite day (No, it's not my birthday). YOU. ARE. ENOUGH. Yolo-ing through life, but mostly singing.