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Has anyone seen any of the episodes of Season 2 of the TV series “Empire”

Did you see number of cameos by different celebs? There were more appearances from celebrities in the first two episodes than in a baby shower hosted by a Nigerian media personality.

I watched episode 3 last week, and I have found it underwhelming to be honest. For one, Chris Rock is unbelievable playing a gang tough. Imagine Mr. Ibu playing a campus confraternity Don in a Nollywood movie. Gerrarahia!

The reception to Season 2 of Empire has been lukewarm. There is always a risk of making your audience lose connection with the popular characters if the characters evolve too much or play up to certain flaws. Many viewers of the first season of Empire, especially, dug Cookie’s ghetto fabulous sass, and Luscious Lyon’s belligerent, rebel with a cause, nature.

However, Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) seems to be overdoing it this season and her shenanigans are beginning to look forced.  Luscious (Terrence Howard) now appears to be this omnipotent larger than life mobster who is able to discern the most intricate plots against him, and outmanoeuvre his detractors – every damn time like a Nigerian cabal leader. It is like those Nollywood movies where the bad influences always sported dark shades and smoked cigarettes, as if these were the sole preserve of the dregs of society. Where are the vulnerabilities that made these two characters much loved by the viewing audience in the first season?

Now, I am a sucker for a good TV series. The pick-watch-drop-pick nature of serialized television is making them more popular than movies. There is only so much you can cram into a 2-3 hour motion picture. A producer and scriptwriter has a huge palette to craft a masterpiece on in a series. Many big name movie stars have made the leap to television as TV budgets explode in size. This was not the case a decade ago, when TV was seen as the last desperate act by a falling movie star.

Reality TV may have picked up that mantle though. Certain television shows are a bit watered down to cater to the prawn sandwich, couch potato audience. Some reality shows have included mindless violence, bubblegum plots or extreme sex to create shock value. No show these days is complete without a gay minority character and angry black women fighting and stripping their clothes off. Reality TV is usually scripted, just like WWE wrestling

What are the traditional elements of a good TV hit? It is usually a combination of a few of the below:

  • Charismatic and attractive main characters and villains (See Pornstache in Orange Is the New Black; Kingpin in Daredevil)
  • A college or high school setting (Off point, but Grease which is for me, the greatest movie of all time was set in a high-school)
  • Music and performances – See Empire, Glee
  • An intriguing plot
  • Sex, Murder and Violence which is tastefully done and does not subjugate the story. Spartacus took gory bloodletting to new heights though.

Many hit TV series risk losing their edge in the third season. Like blue films, in order to increase or maintain viewership figures, the producers are pressured to add more absurd storylines to create shock value and keep the viewer’s keen. Or as success sets in, and the producers add in elements that take away what made the show good in the first place. Like celeb appearances. Soon every character has slept with the other one. Sometimes I pine for the simpler days of Zebrudaya and Ovularia’s “New Masquarade”.

Desperate Housewives was another show that fell off after the initial success. My sister Kpomkwem put me on to “Gossip Girl” when it first came out in 2007. I lose cool-points for admitting it, but I loved that show. There was something about a squad of preppy teens living it up in the Upper East Side of Manhattan that was endearing if not relatable. However from season 3, when Serena, Chuck Bass and co went to college, their snotty juvenile leanings started to look a bit out of place in a tertiary setting. I didn’t bother with season 4 and onwards.

Oh, and Game Of Thrones for me is meh. I do not get the blend of hack-and-slash whataboutery with an infusion of sick fantasy, dragon eggs and mysticism. I watched about 8 episodes of season one and then I was done.

For me, knowledge and value addition are key to good television. When I watch a program, I have to feel not just the comic value but also some kind of edutainment.

I prefer TV content with a bit of historical context even if mixed with a tint of fiction or stretched autobiography (The Tudors), or a Machiavellian political drama which shows the inner workings of the highest office in the world (House of Cards), or a medley of violence, sex and lust for power which is tastefully done (Narcos) or drama-filled lawyer/courtroom suspense (How to Get away with Murder).

Narcos, a Netflix special, is the best TV series I have seen this year. It is an account of the Pablo Ecobar, a Colombian druglord whose reign of terror, murder and mayhem brought his country to a standstill, until he was hunted down and killed by a specially created taskforce aided by the American Drug Enforcement Agency. It is intriguing, and the theme song starting the series is the most soulful Latin song ever. Have a listen here 

I especially enjoyed Narcos and maybe it was because it hit so close to home. Criminal element, Escobar, makes billions through rackets, and enforces his power and influence through bribe, fraud and intimidation. He then tries his hand in politics in a bid to legitimize his standing in society, by contesting for a legislative position.

When he is found out, he swears to make the country ungovernable and makes good on that promise through a systematic crusade of killings, bombings and kidnappings which heats up the polity. He is so above the law, that he is able to negotiate a brief “amnesty” whereby he builds himself his own jail. Many  corrupt politicians are in  involuntary confinement, dungeon-ed in their huge mansions constructed with stolen commonwealth, and escorted everywhere by their security details – scared sh*tless of  reprisals if they had to tango with the common man.

Life imitates art.

Anyway, see my recommendations below. Enjoy!

  1. House of Cards
  2. Orange Is the New Black
  3. Downton Abbey
  4. Narcos
  5. Daredevil
  6. Marco Polo
  7. Happy Valley
  8. How to Get Away With Murder
  9. Gotham

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Fellow Nigerians, it is with the utmost pride and sincerity that I present these memoranda as a living testament and recollection of history in the making during our generation.Preamble: Esco is a lampoonist, content provider for hire, and convener of the blog Literati: Satires On Nigerian Life www.woahnigeria.wordpress.com, which is a symposium to project the conditions of every Nigerian and inspire young people all over the world. He is currently working on his memoirs “The Great, Wonderful Adventures of Esco”, which will be available in 2016. Esco can be reached for scripting writing, ghost writing and editing work by email at [email protected] Oh, and he occasionally tweets at @Escowoah.

227 Comments

  1. Annalise Keating

    October 14, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    1. Sesame Street.
    2. Magic School Bus
    3. Fraggle Rock
    4. ThunderSub
    5. Ps I Love you
    6. Maria De Los Angeles
    7. Nip Tuck
    8. Supernatural
    9. How To Get Away With Murder
    My favourites, through childhood to adulthood.

    • AHausaChickInToronto

      October 14, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Why is everybody liking all this serious serious series ah ahn, empire is just over rated Jarehh….
      love me some:
      1.) desperate housewives (I miss Bree and gabby so much)
      2.) friends (oh my rosteferaus rossy)
      3.) two broke girls (max is da badest 😉
      5.) Big Bang theory (Sheldon and Howard make the world a better place 🙂
      6.) sex and the city (I’m such a Charlotte.. Team big, me no like Aidan)
      7.) rules of engagement (I honestly don’t know why I like it, probably David spade’s womanizing antics or this girls mumu fiancé)
      9.) passion prohibida (the bestest telenovela of all times, don’t even get me started on the dime soundtrack, love you Monica spear RIP)
      10.) shuga ( yea I love me some Dorcas My woman crush everyday (no homo) and I’ve always liked Leo, femi, & lupita from the Kenyan edition they did way back)

      #AHausaChickInToronto

    • AHausaChickInToronto

      October 14, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Btw esco u’re such a good writer, very engaging. I’m sure u know that already 😉

    • Somtoo

      October 15, 2015 at 8:36 am

      1. Friends
      2. Friends
      3. Friends
      4. Desperate housewives
      5. Modern family
      6.Ugly betty

      And esco, i beg to differ @ “This was not the case a decade ago, when TV was seen as the last desperate act by a falling movie star”” I do not believe this is true.

      Early episodes of Friends saw George clooney, that previous james bond dude Selleck (for an entire season or so), Charlie sheen and even Brad Pitt feature in them. They had no qualms with cameo appearances in this show and were all successful actors at the time. Even robin williams was in an early episode of friends and this was when he was enjoying enormous success. Julia roberts also featured in 2 episodes.

      I could go on and on but i guess the above not only shows i am addicted to the tv show FRIENDS but also proves my point.

      Too much nudity in the current tv shows on air (yuck) and most of them are not even funny cos its all tied to sex innuendos. Nothing new or entertaining, all sex, sex, sex (like i dont hear about it enough (man will not date you without trying to draw ya pant like generator) i have to pay to watch it again..mtcheww). I dont have a problem with sex just tired of everyone acting like its food.

    • Frank

      October 15, 2015 at 11:06 am

      I love you for loving Ugly Betty.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Since you’re an Ugly Betty fan, I’m minded to ask – do you also watch “Jane the Virgin”? Does anyone watch it? It’s pretty much cut from the same cloth as “Ugly Betty”, I got sucked into it one random day not long after Season 1 began in the UK and now I’m addicted. Plus, I will unashamedly admit that one of the main reasons I watch it is because Justin Baldoni, the guy who plays Rafael (the father of Jane’s artificially-injected baby) is HOT. Chei, that man is fire!!! … ladies, God truly created something wonderful when He spent time on that gorgeous man…. *clears throat*. See me rooting for him and Jane like na my sister I dey try set up with husband.

      Season 1’s now over and here’s hoping my interest doesn’t die away before season 2 begins.

      Agree with you that they don’t make shows like they used to. My first love in the genre was Ally McBeal before I progressed unto Boston Legal (props to William Shatner and James Spader who will always remain true bosses for life!!). Then I got hooked on The Office (US edition) and damn if practically every episode of that show isn’t guaranteed to make me cry from laughter. Jim, Michael and Dwight, I love you lunatics with your daily work-related shenanigans…

      Finally, I’ll always have room in my heart for the “Gilmore Girls”, my cheesy and guilty pleasure of the early noughties. 🙂

    • Somtoo

      October 15, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      @MS SA I loved loved Ally Mcbeal saw it to the end. Saw all the seasons of Gilmore girls, And then of course Boston legal. William Shatner was insane with his small legs he is always showing off when he strips in the office.

      But this Jane the virgin, i am now on the lookout for as i can now totally trust your judgement on tv shows.
      Mz SA, i am kinda excited that i am not alone in this world…and someone somewhere is as sappy as i am..hehehhe

      @Frank …i love you too. Ugly Betty is still one of my all time favorites. I keep watching reruns till date.

    • Nike

      October 15, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      I second MzSA, Jane the virgin is awesome. My best characters are the narrator and the dad. They are hilarious

    • Ready

      October 15, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      GILMORE GIRLS for the win! Love that show!
      I rewatch Big Bang Theory on the daily…not sure I’m loving the new season though. I haven’t been itching to watch it..maybe it’s work.
      Heart Game of Thrones. I love Tyrion!
      I used to love Glee. Then it went south.
      Modern Family too…but then there was the poor joke about a Nigerian family and I was over it.
      I feel like I missed out on Parks and Recreation…I’m gonna try to get all episodes.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      @Nike, ?? I concur that those two fellows are not alright. Usually turn on the subtitle function on my digi-box just so I can catch every single thing the narrator says.

      @Somtoo, nne I “yam” flattered but honestly think anyone who enjoyed Ugly B will appreciate the similarities in “Jane”. Plus, a friend of mine told me the lead character won some sort of award recently (& gave a Lupita-esque thank you speech) so the ratings seem to be good.

    • Tkum

      October 16, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      yea @Nike the narrator in Jane the Virgin is super hilarious…it got to a time when i started pitying him for narrating a previous episode in a new episode…lool…while watching it, i kept saying chaiiiii…loool

    • Taiwo

      October 15, 2015 at 9:14 am

      I love Supernatural. Cant get enough of it. That’s the only series I’m hooked on.

    • Lover j

      October 15, 2015 at 10:51 am

      – Devious Maids
      – The Johnsons family
      – How to get away with murder

    • SISI WURA

      October 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      devious maids
      modern family
      madam secretary
      power
      mistresses
      quantico (new)
      blindspot (new)
      arrow etc

    • Bae

      October 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Y’all this is the original and best list
      If you don’t agree! I feel so sorry for you
      Number 1 …..drumroll pls
      1. Game of Thrones !!!!
      If you think this show is mehhhh, then you suck!
      2. The walking Dead!
      If you think this show is meh again! Bye Felicia
      3. Spartacus
      Can’t believe nobody mentioned that??? What???
      4. Homeland
      Never disappoints
      5. How to get away with Murder
      Duhhhhhhhhhh
      If you haven’t watched any of these shows!
      Shoot yourself , recover and start a new life with these

    • Diuto

      October 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Esco you didn’t even mention 24! That’s sacrilege, we all luv Jack Bauer

    • Diuto

      October 16, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      I luv BET’s Sunday Best.
      Can’t get enough of 24 can watch the 8 seasons over and over again. It’s my all time favourite
      CSI
      NCIS
      Scandal
      How to get away with murder
      Friends
      Desperate housewives
      So many more
      Long time ago there was
      Behind the clouds
      Checkmate
      Village headmaster
      Zebrudaya (not sure of the series name)
      Maria de Los Angeles
      The rich also cry
      Secrets of the sand

      Good old days

  2. niyoola

    October 14, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    The best TV Series are
    1. Friends
    2. Game of Thrones (You, Mr Esco, are a learner if you fing GoT meh. Dont piss me off!!!)
    3. Homeland
    4. Greys Anatomy (Season 1 till George o’Malley died)
    5. Breaking Bad
    6. Downton Abbey
    7. Sex and the City

    The reason Scandal, How to get away with murder and other season of Grey’s Anatomy are not on this list is because MAdam Shonda Rimes just like Melodrama. It is very annoying.
    I watch Grey’s anatomy now just because of Meredith. Christina, my favourite character is out 🙁 I’m over the others.

    • Ari

      Ari

      October 15, 2015 at 10:58 am

      The Wire
      Big Bang Theory

    • Peaches77

      October 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      I join my near annoyance and warnings with you on GOT, How dare you @ Esco dismiss it in a few lines…hmm be ‘kiaaafuurrrrr’.. Even if you don’t like fantasy, you should judge the GOT series by ratings, reviews and the effect it has on its teeming fans 5 episodes after…. ‘Boda’mi, don’t tosh it ooo!

    • Papacy

      October 15, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      You are highly on point about grey’anatomy. Shonda rhimes cannot just make a story about George travelling to Iraq and never comes back, or Mcsteamy or lexie joining another hospital or “som’n”! She just had to kill all of them. Shonda is a sadist but I can’t help watching her shows.

  3. Ada

    October 14, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Call me crazy as my sisters do i dont watch empire,how to get away with murder etc…..CRIMINAL MINDS all day everyday(smarty pants Reid and yummy Morgan plus penelope)
    and judge judy, Law and order;plus i liked super story- suaras one

    • kenya

      October 15, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Chai, Ada, you are my sister! Criminal minds and homeland.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      For some reason, I can’t really get into Criminal Minds because:-

      a. It’s some really gory stuff on each episode… as in properly scary business with the sort of crimes they investigate.
      b. in my head, it’s pretty much the same as NCIS and CSI (of which, I don’t understand why the producers for both shows went with almost similar acronyms), where an episode focuses on a case then solves the case before the 60mins is over. So, I’m not feeling any continuity with the characters and there’s no compulsion to click to it the following week to pick up the story from where it left off the last week. Does that make sense? Maybe I haven’t been patient enough with it…

    • Bobosteke & Lara Bian

      October 15, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      Nne that Criminal Minds, eh, I had to give myself pause o. As in the kain depth of brain mismanagement these persons suffer from… I remember one episode where the man was collecting female legs. Ah mean, there are people like that out there!

      For me, the fact that there is no continuity really makes it all the better. I don’t like the suspense. The Practice nearly did me in. That kind of hangment should be illegal. It was so crazy we all would be on pins and needles till the following Thursday, be stalking Silverbird at 8:00pm.

      I remember Ally Macbeal, when Billy died. My mum travelled interstate to see us at school and the first words out of her mouth were “Billy ti Ku” (Billy is dead). See as my mama come spoil face, come dey say how person go just lie down for court dey sleep for ground come die? Or was it when Paloma’s beaus’ psychiatrist stood in her birthday suit in front of him. The agitation made her scream, “His psychiatrist nakeded herself in front of Diego”. I did not have the heart to ask her what nakeded meant.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      ???? Bobosteke ohhhh!!!!!

      Mama B sounds like she’s probably more into her TV guilty pleasures than we are… Props to her, biko! ???

    • Ada

      October 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      I love you Ada. You are not only my namesake but my “Series mate” if that makes sense. I cant get over criminal minds.

    • Manny

      October 25, 2015 at 2:22 am

      I think I have watched EVERY episode of criminal minds. I love Dr. Reid!

  4. jessy

    October 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    House of cards??? Seriously. where the main character is the only smart person in town. After season one I was done.

    • Joshua A

      October 14, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      same here..

    • nwanyi na aga aga

      October 15, 2015 at 10:39 am

      My dear same reason I stopped House of cards biko, Burn Notice gives out the same vibes but at least theirs is more subtle as the main character is at least assisted by people. My list is as follows.
      Legal shows
      1. The Good Wife
      2. Suits
      3. How to Get Away with Murder
      4. The Newsroom (very interesting but e be like tory don finish for season 3)

      Romance/intrigue/female matters
      4. Mistresses
      5. Devious Maids
      6. Pretty Little Liars
      7. Scandal
      8. Revenge ( They have refused to start another season, maybe the tory don end)

      Family Shows
      9. The Fosters
      10. Black ish (My most Favorite – They haff refused to start another season ni)
      11. Chasing Life
      12. The Goldbergs

      Crime/Investigations
      13. Power
      14. Burn Notice
      15. Major Crime.
      16. The Tyrant

      New ones with Just 1 season but pretty interesting
      17. CSI Cyber
      18. Unreal
      19. The Ballers
      20 Allegiance ( very interesting)
      21. Younger
      22. Odd Mom Out
      23, Royals ( quite Interesting)
      24. I live with Models
      25. Clipped
      26. If Loving you is wrong ( But tory be like say e finish for the season 1)
      27. Red Band society, Your Family or Mine
      My people I have to stop here shaa, These are the ones I find really interesting. I advice friends to try out if you are a mid night series watcher like me.

    • Larmie

      October 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      Revenge don end o.

  5. Bide

    October 14, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Blacklist isnt on the list???????

    • M4

      October 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Blacklist remain one of my favorite so far!

  6. Thatgidigirl

    October 14, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    here are the divorce papers, sign here here and here ????. I have de-bae ed you! How dare you diss game of thrones??? Really? Meanwhile I tried to be excited about empire but….the series is like a circus, I just finished power and it was soooo intriguing.

    • Esco

      Esco

      October 15, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Haha. When I said GOT was meh, I knew the pro-GOT police would come after me hard, but I never expected you to serve me with divorce papers. I refuse to sign. For me, its you.

  7. Nduka

    October 14, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Orange is the new black is the shi. I quite enjoy HTGAWM . Having said that I’m a huge zombie fan, the suspence, thrill of the chase and the fact that not everybody sleeps with everybody else rocks my boat.

    • Beht why

      October 14, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Check out Wentworth (Australian Tv series). It is a darker and more intense version of Orange is the new Black. Trust me you’ll love it..

    • annienonymous

      October 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      BOOM!!! Wentworth is the ish…

  8. rs

    October 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    add power to the list!!!!

    • californiabawlar

      October 14, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      Mehn!! As if I need anymore tv, but I have to get on this power train….and it’s going to cost me $16 to subscribe to IMAX or whatever they call themselves o…I feel like the most unserious perzon on this planet.

    • ATL's finest

      October 15, 2015 at 3:37 am

      Yes! Power is just like Empire.. Sth like that. Great show too

    • Idomagirl

      October 15, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Power is wayyyyyy better than Empire!

  9. bruno

    October 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    that show LOST.. my gawd, I could not take it any more. the twists and turns of that show gave me a massive head ache. today is it black smoke that is chasing them, tommorrow it is a bounty hunter that is chasing, next tomorrow the island is rotating to the past etc everything just turned into a hot confusing mess I just had to stop. till today I dont know where I stopped in lost. i will make out time and go back to where i stopped to see what happened at the end. i loved the love triangle between jack and kate and sawyer.

    bruno’s favourite shows of 2015
    this are my favourite shows right now.
    drama.
    1. The knick-this is a matured show for matured viewers. sex, nudity,racism, voilence, blood, sexism, drugs, mental illness, abortion, interacial relationships etc this show has it all.
    2. better call saul
    3. american crime. this show has everything. racism, police violence, sexism,drugs etc regina king plays a muslim woman. its a very serious matured show.
    4. fargo (season 1)
    5. american horror story. this show is a guilty pleasure of mine. its so over the top with violence.
    6.game of thrones- I can’t wait for the next season. that woman that was shouting SHAME when sesia lanister was walking naked back to the castle is in serious trouble. her and the high sparrow are in serious trouble. sesia lannister is going to deal with them

    7.house of cards.
    8.orange is the new black

    I would have included downton abbey but lets face that show ended when mathew crawley died. there’s no story again. I still like the show tho.

    how to get away with murder is too over dramatic and over the top. I love viola davis but my gawd, the way her character talks to people on the show especially her clients she’s defending in court, so aggressive and rude. the way she wins her cases in court are so unrealistic. I like the boy on boy kissing and sec scenes tho.

    comedy
    1. silicone valley- one of the best comedy shows ever
    2. girls
    3. inside amy schumer

    reality show.
    1.project runway
    2. America’s next to model

    • Atoke

      Atoke

      October 14, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      LOLLLL @ EVERYTHING you said about Lost! Lost truly LOST its plot. And no, don’t go back to watch the conclusion. You’ll just end up being angry! Lol

    • Manny

      October 25, 2015 at 2:28 am

      I stopped watching LOST and decided to just wait for the DVDs. You mean I shouldn’t bother? 🙁

  10. Toke

    October 14, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Where is suits??

    • Ladybird

      October 15, 2015 at 1:23 am

      OH YES… SUITS!!!glad you mentioned it… I love me some Harvey Specter..he’s so SEXY!!!

  11. iyke

    October 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Nachos
    House of Cards
    Blood line
    Breaking Bad

  12. lotusflower

    October 14, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    The Americans
    House of Cards
    Power
    Homeland
    Better Call Saul

  13. ifeoman.

    October 14, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I think I have the “deadest” series list but I love my list sha in no particular order:
    1. Glee (i don’t understand how you can claim to like empire and hate on glee,that’s just hypocrisy)
    2. Modern Family
    3.The Mindy Project ( I want all her colorful sweaters)
    4.2 Broke Girls
    5.Suits
    6. Scandal
    7.The Cosby Show ( I find it hard to hate on Dr Huxtable i feel guilty when I rewatch old episodes and I laugh)
    8.Baby Daddy
    9. New Girl
    10.Devious Maids ( I love the drama!!)

    • SISI WURA

      October 15, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      I love glee , I have all the seasons on my laptop . I wish Cory didn’t die.

    • notanutelllalover

      October 15, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Yes to Mindy my girl. I just watched all 3 seasons again, after watching all 3 seasons during the summer. I honestly love Mindy, Morgan, Jer Bear, Peter, Bev and Dr. Castellano *insert dreamy eyes* Short men dont work for me, but Danny… Yes Sir!!!
      Netflix you people should add Season 4 oohhh!

  14. Beauty

    October 14, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    1)Greys Anatomy
    2). Switched at birth
    3). How to get away with murder
    4). Nashville
    5). Pretty little Liars
    6). Baby daddy
    7). Mindy’s project
    8). Chicago fire
    9). Chicago pd
    10). Empire
    11).Castle
    12). Izombie -season 2
    13). Quantico-new series
    14). If loving you is wrong-season 2(ps. Interesting series)
    15). Devious maids
    16). Mistresses
    17). Chasing life -season 2

    18). The whispers-Season 1 ended 2months ago
    19). Secrets and lies-season1 ended few months ago
    20). Stitchers-season 1 ended few months ago.
    And yes I watch all.

    • whocares

      October 15, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Grey’s anatomy post Christina and Mcdreamy is just a no no. They should pack up. I stopped watching when Christina left o. Anyone remember Passions? Ahh that show is the reason I dont watch TV shows any more until the last episode of the last season. Every time I had to wait for a week to watch the next one I died a slow death. As it stands, I am waiting for Power, Empire, Game of thrones, Orange is the new black, Gotham, to finish (no matter how many years GOT takes) so I can start watching them. Criminal minds is an exception to this rule actually. I LOVE criminal minds (I cannot watch some episodes by myself, home alone but still. fantastic show), Hannibal is also a slight exception. I like to watch an episode a month that way I can stretch it. lool. Did anyone see Fear? it was a series that had just one season, boy was it intense.
      Desperate housewives was good, as was gossip girl (ooh the blair and chuck angst), HOUSSEEEEEE, Fresh Prince, ooh Damon!!! Girlfriends until it ended unceremoniously. Fuji House of Commotion, and ooh Everyday people. let me go back to work..

    • Amiee

      October 15, 2015 at 11:11 am

      I was actually waiting for someone to mention If Loving You Is Wrong!!! People are sleeping on this TV show. Yes its cheesy and corny and oh so Tyler Perry but its so reminiscent of our daily lives as women that you cant even hate on it.

      My list goes thus;
      a. The Good Wife( Y’all are sleeping on Alicia Florrick, Cary Argos and Finn, one yummy somebody lai that)
      b. Grey’s Anatomy (I don’t know why I still even bother after they have killed off everybody. I am just here holding a candle light to Jackson Avery and April Kepner and hoping Shonda Rhimes wont totally destroy me by breaking them up).
      c. Downton Abbey( Bruno was right on this one. They sorta lost the plot when the killed of Mathew Crawley but its still a good show so I watch)
      d. If Loving You Is Wrong
      e. Orange is the New Black
      f. Orphan Black
      g. Suits
      h. Reign
      i. Single Ladies ( Please don’t judge me.I love Keisha Green and Malcolm and Omar)
      j. Being Mary Jane
      k. Black list
      l. Homeland( Boy, I was so happy when they killed Brody. Very annying character. Peter Quinn still my absolute fave out of them all)
      m. Tyrant ( Crazy and Psychotic but yummy Jamal Alfayeed but he is sugar daddy goals sha and his gorgeous wife Leila. Really nice plot they gat too.)

    • ifeoman.

      October 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      I just got a season of if loving you was wron.. I loved it. I hated Randle. Typical case of akoba adaba.He loved someone till she entered trouble, even when they caught them he was still shouting ‘i love you I love you’. Ewu Gambia

    • MIST

      October 15, 2015 at 11:51 am

      OMG! I love if loving you is wrong, very interesting. Have you seen the haves and the have not? I love it. I also like for better or worse(all by Tyler Perry)

    • meeee

      October 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Is no one watching “blood and oil” ?

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      The documentary that BBC did years ago or is there a new show with the same title?

    • Cindy

      October 15, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      I am oh. So far, so good

    • The real D

      October 16, 2015 at 5:54 am

      @ Mz SA, not sure about documentary but yup there is a new TV series title “blood and oil” still pretty new. I have never seen it just ads so I can’t vouch for it. Not really a TV series person unless you are talking HGTV and AWE

  15. Joshua A

    October 14, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more

  16. IB

    October 14, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Well let me just make my list brief cos am a sucker of tv shows, my mb get exhausted just for downloading. Tire of buying half n half Aba boys won’t let us live. 1. Greek
    2. Power
    3. The Originals
    4. Vampire Dairies
    5. Pretty Little liars
    6. Suits
    7. Single ladies
    8. The carrie diaries
    9. Young and hungry
    10. White collar
    11. Shame
    Let me just end here. P. S Dear Esco please from a fan, watch Power and get back to me. *wink

    • sheedah

      October 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      i tot no one would mention originals and vampire diaries, like i am shocked, lol. you can also try this new series, quantico, blind spot and blood & oil

  17. Nikky

    October 14, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    1. Shameless (U.S)
    2. How to get away with murder
    3. Game of thrones
    4. Ray Donovan
    5. The walking dead
    6.the Big Bang theory
    7. Jane the virgin
    9. Mistresses
    10. Friends.

    • fabulicious

      October 15, 2015 at 7:16 am

      Finally,someone who watches jane the virgin
      1) Grey’s Anatomy
      2) Scandal
      3) How to get away with murder
      4) Empire
      5) Power
      6) Devious Maids
      7)Jane the Virgin
      8) Mike and Molly
      9) all NCIS
      10) Hawaii Five O
      11)And the new I’m watching now Quantico
      Pls can someone tell me if the new Limitless series is worth my viewing time.

    • fabulicious

      October 15, 2015 at 7:18 am

      Heavens forbid that I forget my Harvey Spectre(SUITS).

    • SISI WURA

      October 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      limitless is ok but a bit childish

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      JANE THE VIRGIN!!!!! *insert cheesy smiley face* I repeat – Justin Baldoni, you need to be cloned.

      P.S: Have you guys started watching Season 2? Did they find the baby?? Don’t tell me…. but is it good, though, Season 2? Shall I continue to wait in hope????

    • Peaches77

      October 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Yaaay, someone mentions Ray Donovan! Newly introduced to it. watched a few episodes of Season2.
      Justified?? anyone??

    • Cindy

      October 15, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      1. How to get away with murder
      2. Suits
      3. Jane the virgin
      4. Empire
      5. Tyrant
      6. Power
      7. Teen wolf “covers face” ?

  18. goldfinch

    October 14, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    In no particular order, my favorites are:
    The big bang theory
    Game of thrones aka ‘Winter is coming’
    how to get away with murder
    Breaking bad
    Desperate housewives
    sex and the city
    gossip girl
    orange is the new black
    mad men
    the good wife
    modern family
    Project runway US
    etc.

    shows that are beginning to bore me:
    scandal
    empire

  19. Chinco

    October 14, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    When you wrote that Game of thrones was meh for you…I stopped reading the rest of the article. Well, i guess fantasy isnt for everyone. As a couch potatoe iv seen all the good tv series from the days of Seinfeld and fraiser to the most recent ones … they all get to that point where you can see the script writers are spent and they have nothing more to offer. Unfortunately the recent ones (especially those from shonda rhimes), just seem like American versions of mexican soaps. I hope ‘ howto get away with murder’, doesnt end up like scandal and greys anatomy where everything gets so complicated that you feel theres nothing more to see, cus i like Viola Davies. For those that like unconventional comedy I recommend Louie

  20. smallie

    October 14, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Anybody who knows me know i live and breath TV shows. I love them but i cant stand Reality
    Tv shows. worst thing to have ever been created. I feel like reality TV shows reduce your I.Q to be honest, on that not this is my list

    Blacklist
    Power
    Ray Donovan
    Blindspot
    Quantico
    The following (cancelled still salty about it 🙁
    Scandal ( its a love and hate relationship to be honest
    Hawaii-5-0
    the night shift
    Homeland
    Empire ( bruh that shit is getting really boring)
    Devious maids
    hit the floor
    How could i forget my all time favorite :….
    Tyler’s perry’s THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS.
    if you havent started watching better run to oprah’s OWN network and start now

    • fabulicious

      October 15, 2015 at 7:21 am

      You are so right about The Have’s and Have nots. Even my hubby that won’t watch anything that doesn’t look like the series 24 enjoyed it.

    • Alpha

      October 15, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Finally someone mentioned the Following. Best Ever,some of my favorites include
      Bates Motel
      Walking Dead
      Vikings
      GOT
      Nikita…. oh Maggie Q
      Big Bang Theory
      Haves and have nots
      Being Mary Jane… i loveall the songs played on that show

    • Amiee

      October 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Is The Haves and the Haves not5 very good? I have seasons 1 to 4 on my tab but cant bring myself to watch it. I really should start on it as soon as I finish Sense 8 and yes, Sense 8 too is a very good TV show.

    • MIST

      October 15, 2015 at 11:57 am

      you are so right about THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS. Oh how I love Candice!she is just good.

      you should check out if loving you is wrong, its amazing (Even my hubby loves it)

  21. Timothy

    October 14, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    1. Justified….best show on TV for me. Timothy Olyphant as “Raylan Givens”….fantastic
    2. HTGAWM……mainly cos of Viola Davis and i love courtro drama
    3. Suits.
    4. Grey’s Anatomy…..though not as good as previous seasons

    For the old ones:
    1. Friends……one of the best TV shows ever to be created. All 10 seasons were in rated in Neilsens top 10 for 10 consecutive years. Never get tired of it.
    2. OZ. …..this was never shown on TV. It was an HBO series about life in American male prison. grruesome, crazy but awesome.
    3. Soulfood.

    • nwanyi na aga aga

      October 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Are they still showing soul food.. Those three black sisters? Chai! That series took my head away at the time.

  22. DIddy

    October 15, 2015 at 12:23 am

    I had no favourite but I was in love with these TV shows
    Lost
    Lie to me
    Homeland
    Chicago fire
    scandal
    glee
    Breaking bad
    Under the dome
    Mistresses
    Desperate housewives
    covert affair
    walking dead
    friends

  23. darme03

    October 15, 2015 at 12:57 am

    1) NCIS Los Angeles
    2) Hawaii five o
    3) 2 broke girls (Olerg is bae)
    4) New girl
    5) Franklin and Bash

    • Koffie

      October 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Hahahahaha, you love Olerg and his hairy armpits? Sophie Kashinski does it for me, we’re a pair!

  24. ElessarisEllendil

    October 15, 2015 at 1:00 am

    1. Everybody is sleeping on Hannibal. Issorai!

    2. Shingeki No Kyojin

    3. Fate Unlimited Blade Works

    4. Durara!!

    5. Doctor Who

    6. Gintama

    7. Kekkai Sensen

    8. Homeland

    9. Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei

    10. Gangsta!

    11. Sleepy Hollow

    12. Psycho Pass

    13. The Affair

    G,O,A,T: Death Note, Mushishi, Hellsing, Naoki Urasawa’s Monster, Cowboy Bebop, Avatar, Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, The Simpsons, Sherlock, Luther(really should be renamed Alice I.M.O) and The wir…….kidding, never got the hype, weirdly my favourite tv serial has to be Parade’s end.

    • Thatgidigirl

      October 15, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Dual view decoder R us ?

  25. Girlbeingreal

    October 15, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Well.. These are the ones I saw this year
    – orange is the new black
    -suits
    -game of thrones
    – how to get away with murder
    -Salem
    -breaking bad
    -big bang theory
    -modern family
    -da vinci’s demons
    – Empire
    – silicon Valley

    • Girlbeingreal

      October 15, 2015 at 1:17 am

      How could I forget – house of Cards! Great show!

  26. Ladybird

    October 15, 2015 at 1:36 am

    I stopped watching scandal half way the first few episodes.. Olivia’s “mistress” status didn’t sit well with me.. I don’t understand why women like scandal… anyway… all of shonda rhimes shows are too politically correct( including Empire ugh)

    CSI Las Vegas was the only show I could watch for years without dropping midway.. I have watched Once upon a time, the walking dead, Homeland, modern family,, GOT, revenge, teen wolf, Vampire diaries, True blood and many more.. funny thing is I haven’t been able to get past the 3rd/4th seasons of these shows except for CSI LAS VEGAS… HMMM….

    Lost was good for the first few seasons until my fav characters died n it started getting creepier and confusing… Prison Break was the best back in the day.. still wish it didn’t end so early.

  27. Asake-Okin

    Asake-Okin

    October 15, 2015 at 2:25 am

    You are such a good and engaging writter.

    Empire :watched three episode from session 1. Nice show however i personally do not like series, i love to watch tv shows that begins and end in one Episode while the characters are constant…

    1. Cold case ( thanks to my sis in law )
    2. Law and Order (especially SVU but don’t like the UK one)
    3. CSI (NY , Miami, LA, cyber, as long as it’s CSI )
    4. How to get away with murder
    5. Criminal Intent
    6. Lie to me ( wonder why the stopped showing it )
    7… Windeck… Yes Windeck
    8. Before 30 ( where can i watch all the ones i missed )
    9. The Good wife
    10. Hawaii five O………..
    11. Ojo in D House.

    I used to like Tinsel and Mentalist… sowhere along the line it became flat. i think they should have ended those shows.. 7

    • Precious

      October 15, 2015 at 6:02 am

      Pls has b4 30 been cancelled or sth? It has stoped showing on TV, I really love it..

    • mimi

      October 15, 2015 at 10:45 am

      No, Season one just ended. Get ready for Season two!

  28. new bride

    October 15, 2015 at 2:30 am

    In no particular order:
    Current shows
    – How to get away with murder
    – Tyrant
    – The Good Wife
    – Power
    – Being Mary Jane
    – Ballers
    – The Real Housewives of Atlanta (don’t judge me)
    – OITNB
    – Scandal
    – Modern Family
    – Downton Abbey
    – South Park
    Old/ended/cancelled shows:
    – Seinfeld
    – SATC
    – Fresh Prince of Bel Air
    – Friends
    – ER (I love me some George Clooney)
    – Ugly Betty
    – Glee
    – The Wire (best TV show E.V.E.R)
    – Checkmate (yes! The best Nigerian show IMHO)
    – 24

    It’s pretty sad that there’s no Nigerian/African show worthy of my list of current shows.

    • new bride

      October 15, 2015 at 2:31 am

      How could I forget Mad Men! I work in advertising, so I just had to like the show 🙂

    • Bloop

      October 15, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Really? well let’s see… We’ve got:
      tales by moonlight
      fuji house of commotion
      super story( those were the days; Tony Tomato. I don’t follow it anymore)
      domino
      bachelors
      izozo
      sweet and sour( I don’t think it ever ended)
      Everyday people
      Papa Ajasco & company
      the firm??? (not sure if I got this one right…oh well)
      Tinsel( though I have no idea what’s going on these days)
      Hotel Majestic!!!( believe me, this one is worth it)
      well, these are the ones I watched n watch real well n can recall at the moment.

    • ATL's finest

      October 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      @ Bloop ! I had tales by moonlight, Super story on my list too.. I never knew they still show it hmm that’s great too. I doubt if it’s like Ireti & Tonyin Tomato’s season. Izozo:) Papa Ajasco. Jaguar & co hmm ( Grace was too fine).

    • Asake

      October 15, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Ugly Betty was on point.. DSTV is reairing right now sef

  29. kitty

    October 15, 2015 at 3:06 am

    my all time fav shows
    -law and order svu
    -csi maimi, or NY
    -Orphan black
    -blue bloods
    -the following
    -flashpoint..

    great shows

  30. jos person

    October 15, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Mine is Banshee all the way. Season 3 killed the zeal I had for any other series. Cannot wait for the next season.

  31. ATL's finest

    October 15, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Kai see shows! Oya here goes my LIST favorite of ALL time
    1. Desperate housewives ( I still catch up from season 1 on Netflix)
    2. SURVIVOR ( I’m a SOUL FAN & I always play d #s & merging in my head) I need to be on there.
    3. Scandal ALL d way
    4. Empire
    5. Friends
    6. Dawson’s Creek
    7.Amazing Race
    8.Criminal mind
    9. Ghost whisper ( I need that show back)
    10. CSI Miami, NYC, all of it
    11. Reality shows ( Making d band, Basketball wives, Real housewives of Beverly hills, ATL & NJ)
    12.First 48 ( Discovery channel)
    13. Glee
    14. Hit the FLOOR
    15. Love & hip-pop ( ATL &NYC)
    16. Married to Medicine (ATL) & HOuston version is coming soon hmm we shall see abt that one.
    17. Pimp my ride ( damm those west coast boys don’t play)
    18. The real world ( all of it)
    19. The Haves and the haves not ( Tyler Perry) well done!
    20. MTV cribs (OMO those clothes tho).
    21. Mob wives
    22. Sex & the City
    23.Tales by moonlight ( abeg who didn’t ?) I hail my 9ja shows
    24. Willie Willie ( whichever way it’s spelt)
    25. Jaguar ( jaguar ! Jaguar!! Rankadede) Grace was too fine jare.
    26. Super story
    27. The Ultimate search ( Gulder did well )
    28. American’s next top model ( ALL season)
    29. Dancing with the stars
    30. Untold stories ( ER) NYC & TLC ( U ve got to LOVE ur profession to d core).

    Omg! Now with all these shows, I don’t ve to wonder why my glasses are bifocals ????. Most of these shows I just chill with my iPad & I’m fab to GO 🙂

  32. word

    October 15, 2015 at 4:11 am

    YOU NEED TO SEE “SENSE8” O NETFLIX!! let me put you guys on to the future of seasonal shows live and here now …go search it up now lol. thank me later

    • Amiee

      October 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Yep.. Sense 8 is really good. Started yesterday and I watched 5 episodes at a sitting.

    • mio

      October 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

      I HATE ‘sense8’

  33. word

    October 15, 2015 at 4:29 am

    heres my list of the ultimate shows in no particular order
    fringe
    lost
    salem
    modern family
    breaking bad
    sense8
    oitb
    power
    silicon valley
    shameless usa
    spartacus
    united states of tara
    there is more but i cant remember their names but i do consider myself a viewer of really really good shows.. and i have seen a whole lot of good shows, 24/hrs electricity and being self employed, you are a binge watcher lol and i follow the real critic and how they judge from ep 1 i have no time for petty, predictable boring and just bleh shows like scandal, revenge, you know them etc and people please start watching some documentaries on different things they are equally interesting and educative believe me. I enjoy them equally as much as a really good show
    ps if you really want to see a better version of narcos .. with more details and action with a better actor playing pablo, some one more fitting and charismatic watch “pablo escobar” the series. I saw it before narcos without even knowing narcos was coming and i was blown and it better than narcos.

    • Esco

      Esco

      October 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      I have seen the Escobar series you are referring to on Netflix. So it is worth checking out? The guy who plays Pablo Escobar in Narco is Brazilian, and some native Spanish speakers have criticized his rendition of the Colombian Spanish dialect. Anyway na subtitles I dey follow

  34. Chi-e-z

    October 15, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Just finished watching empire now I guess I get the hype still just a Scandal fan though season 1 &2 of grey’s anatomy was good. House of cards is amazing and of course Orange is the new black., bones and #1 show 4 me NCIS oh and #2 Dr. Who

  35. ATL's finest

    October 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

    BN release my favt show list.. Don’t make me waste all that time typing mtchew. Sometimes I don’t understand these BN teams I swear.

  36. onyx

    October 15, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Hardly get to watch a lot of TV cos my work schedule is just too crazy but early this year, I happened on true detectives with my fav 2 actors Matthew Mccounaghey and Woody Harrelson. Very awesome stuff

  37. Tolu

    October 15, 2015 at 6:28 am

    I love NTA news at 9pm most especially the introductory music??????

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      Hahahahahaha!!! But, come oh, where do our Naija shows (not the old and tested ones, oh, na the new ones wey I dey ask) feature in all these lists, na? … even me wey wan ask una kweshon sef, make I ask myself…

      To be fair, I started getting hooked on Lekki Wives after watching season 1 in practically one night (thought was really good), na im I reach season 2, the love begin wax cold…

      Was also excited to come across “Before 30” on OHTV recently and started recording it but I’m a few episodes in and not quite sure anymore. This new season of Shuga isn’t quite catching unto my spirit like the last one did and I can’t start watching “Tinsel” at this late hour in the game so all I have left is “Skinny Girl in transit”…

    • Bloop

      October 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      I’ll say Hotel Majestic should be the “it” right now. Came back home n discovered 8pm evey weekday is dedicated to watching Hotel Majestic. from my parents down to my lil twin brothers, who are just 7 years so I’ll say it appeals to quite a large audience. II’ve watched just two episodes at the moment and I’ll say it’s a good watch. Sadly, it’s just for 30mins.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      Hmmmmmmm. Gotcha, Bloop and thanks for the recommendation, definitely seen the show title come up in conversation more than a few times on BN (& often side-by-side with mentions of Tinsel).

      Shall stalk either OHTV or IrokoTV to see where I can catch it (Jason Njoku, please remind me again about why we pay subscription fees when you take so long to update your content?).

      Thanks again! ?

    • ATL's finest

      October 16, 2015 at 5:03 am

      Lmao!! Tolu u just cracked me up.. I swear the sound of NTA kills my vibe.( ko-nko-koko-nko) u know what I mean.. That first part letting we all know it’s 9pm lol..

  38. The Bull

    October 15, 2015 at 6:29 am

    1) Gotham
    2)Suits
    3) The strain
    4) Shark Tank
    5) The Flash

  39. Okeoghene

    October 15, 2015 at 7:05 am

    How come no one is mentioning ‘The Office’?!That show is my favorite show of all time!!Followed closely by ‘Modern Family’.I’m talking about the American version,by the way.

    • ATL's finest

      October 16, 2015 at 5:04 am

      @ Okeoghene “The office”.. I no comment & I come in peace lol.. That show lordy

  40. Gbemi

    October 15, 2015 at 7:19 am

    So no one is watching or even liking Hotel Majestic …Bella Naija readers are all living in the abroad .. It’s okay oooo … Dear Esco, my best right now is HOTEL MAJESTIC

    • ElessarisEllendil

      October 15, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Speaking for myself, I rather spend N 8,000 on internet and be able to control my programming than N10,000 on DSTV and have the rain decide. No DSTV=No Africa Magic=No Hotel Majestic.

    • SISI WURA

      October 15, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      I agree with you

  41. Tk

    October 15, 2015 at 8:20 am

    American series have high tendencies to bore me tbh, Scandal was such a drag.. too much sidechick business and I’m not in favor, I stopped watching it last year, the way Olivia just let her pussy be her brain is beyond disturbing. HTGAWM is mad tho and I’m just waiting for that kick from Empire, it’s getting dry these days. However my top series so far

    1. The Fresh Prince Of BeL-Air
    2. HTGAWM
    3. The office
    4. Festac town (on iroko tv)
    5. Extended family ( with Bovi)
    6. Orange is the new black ( sometimes)
    7. Lekki wives
    8. Empire
    9. gossip girl
    more I can’t think of, but fresh prince is deffo my best! 🙂

    • Asake

      October 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Lekki wives is addictive

    • Chinco

      October 15, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Omg…theres a show called festac town? I had no idea

  42. Blueberry

    October 15, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Wow! Taste is relative. It is surprising to see the kind of shows people like and watch. Probably another reason why these shows have so much success. For me, it is Criminal Minds any day, any time.

  43. Yrimu

    October 15, 2015 at 8:35 am

    No one mentioned my favourite
    Well here are mine:
    1. Person of Interest.( Reese is so hot, Root is kinda annoying)
    2. Homeland ( I miss Brody)
    3. Sunset beach (Ben and Caitlyn )
    4. Project Runway US ( for imitating designs.)
    5. Masterchef US
    6. The Amazing race (for places to visit when I travel)
    7. Family guy
    8. As I am Kenyan- Churchill show, real housewives of Kawangware.
    9. My guilty pleasure – the bold and the beautiful.

    • ATL's finest

      October 16, 2015 at 5:14 am

      Yes Sunset beach!! Damm that was it then too.. Who remembered Orange County & The hills? I sure do miss those cast ( expect for Heidi & Spencer)

  44. lovey

    October 15, 2015 at 8:57 am

    my list in no particular order:
    Rhythm city
    etv’s Scandal
    how to get away with murder
    house of cards
    game of thrones
    prison break
    24
    quantico
    friends
    gossip girl.
    I’m too sick to remember the rest right now

    • Morolake

      October 15, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Finally someone who watches Rhythm City….love love love it.
      I can watch almost any series. When i knew i had a problem was when i started watching “The Secret life of an American Teenager” Hahaha. God help me.

  45. Moyo

    October 15, 2015 at 8:57 am

    @Gbemi, God bless you, I was about to say the same thing, does it mean no one watches the Nigerian series, in my opinion, Hotel Majestic is the best series now as well. Besides Lagos traffic has not allowed me to watch any series for the past 3 weeks. Esco please watch some Nigerian soapies and do a review.I have lost interest in Tinsel, I will want to lead a protest against Tinsel, the show should be cut off, the script writers should be fired and the sponsor take your money and sponsor a series that makes sense

    • pipi

      October 15, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Moyo am I am right behind u…. that protest will join. KILL TINSEL and extend hotel majestic for 2 hours

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      @Moyo and Gbemi, ehennn… No worry, me sef don follow una ask. 🙂

    • Esco

      Esco

      October 15, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Hey Moyo. Where can I find these Nigerian series. Are they on YouTube?

    • Moyo

      October 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Esco, Most of the Nigerian TV Series are not on You Tube, I don search tire, DSTV Channels 151, 153 and 165 are the best channels to watch Nigerian series. I was even looking for the last episode of Before 30, I keep missing it on TV even the reruns, but when do people have time to watch all these series, plus if you are in a large family with varying interests, young children want to watch Nickelodeon, Disney channel, older ones want to watch football and music channels, even DSTV Explora cannot work. Some ten years back when I was inbetween jobs I could keep up, did any one ever watch McLeods Daughters on one channel that has been changed to Universal channel

    • funkykeks

      October 21, 2015 at 1:07 am

      Hayyyy…. fellow mcleods daughters watcher… I miss alex and stevie…. I was totally heartbroken when alex died…

  46. See our Youths wasting away

    October 15, 2015 at 9:10 am

    When others are busy inventing and making impact, see these ones wasting away watching tv.

    Chai i remember Deeper life, TV is “apoti esu” Devil’s box

    hehehe
    Y’all should enjoy

    Ask them one educational thing or something related to their profession/office, they don’t know. TV series? ahh their head dey there

    • nwanyi na aga aga

      October 15, 2015 at 11:41 am

      So you think that because we watch Tv series in our spare time as a hobby makes us airheads? I challenge you to bring on any topic you think you are well versed in lets debate, so that your proud self can note that hobbies do not make people airheads. People like you that pretend you are an intellectual are always the dundies. msheeeeeew! If watching movies is not your thing biko move away. Pretend-intellectual! Rubbish!! Youths wasting away my foot!!!

    • M4

      October 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Lol mr inventing don’t be ignorant.No one works 24/7,not even Bill Gates…All work no play makes you a dull fellow!

    • ElessarisEllendil

      October 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      LMFAO!! firstly, I rarely watch TV these days except when I’m gaming. Its 2015, we use laptops and tablets now, get with the times.

      I was originally tempted to take you up on your bet(you’d lose BTW), but seeing as I’m a modern man, I have Google search and that would be too easy.

      Thirdly, if the T.V is so evil how would I have been able to watch those hilarious Mount Zion productions movies, what about Passion of the Christ nko?

      Finally, it must be sooooooooo lonely up there alone on your moral high ground, join us peasants to have fun on the ground jor!

  47. pipi

    October 15, 2015 at 9:30 am

    devious maids
    shameless
    jane the virgin
    being mary jane
    The game
    grey’s anatomy
    the have’s and have not

  48. Zeeebby

    October 15, 2015 at 9:47 am

    In no particular order

    1. Criminal Minds
    2. Modern Family
    3. The Big bang theory
    4. Call the midwife
    5. Empire
    6. Spartacus
    7. Desperate housewives
    8. Shameless
    9. CSI
    10. Revenge
    11. Power
    12. Skins
    13. Misfits (became rubbish after a while tho)
    14. Ugly betty

  49. S!

    October 15, 2015 at 9:58 am

    One of the most educational series I’ve watched is Drop Dead Diva. The actually plot is unrealistic and the name sounds like a chick flick, but if you want to learn about law I suggest you watch it.
    My top series are/ were The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Kyle XY.
    I suddenly can’t remember all the series I’ve watched.

    • Ready

      October 15, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Kyle XY!!! It pained me small when that show got cancelled, but in hindsight, I can see why.

  50. Foxtrot

    October 15, 2015 at 9:59 am

    1/ Game of Thrones
    2/ The Amazing Race
    3/ Real Housewives of Atlanta
    4/ Keeping up with the Kardashians
    5/ The Wire
    5/ True Detective
    6/ Friends
    7/ Lost
    8/ Unreal
    9/ The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE)
    10/ The Apprentice (UK)

  51. wendy

    October 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Mine will have to be
    1. Tinsel: ( though its beginning to get boring)
    2. Windheck
    3. Hotel Majestic
    4. Desperate housewives (favorite)
    5. NCIS
    6. CSI
    7. Friends
    8. How I met your mother

  52. Ayaba

    October 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

    The Sopranos. Best series ever, bar none.

  53. kenya

    October 15, 2015 at 10:11 am

    1. 24 (All time fav)
    2. Criminal Minds ( I love the team: Reid is my boo)
    3. Homeland
    4 Alias ( I miss that show. Alvin Sloan of life)
    5.. NCIS LA
    6.CSI Maimi
    7. I just started watching Quantico

  54. Nemerem

    October 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Supernatural, (any thing for the Winchester boys especially Dean ”drooling”).
    Sleepy Hollow, ( yep, I love me some Ichabod crane anytime, especially the way he says Leftenant).
    The originals, ( you cannot hate Nicklaus but Elijah, you just have to love).
    Two and a half men, ( Alan, my neurotic bundle of mess).
    And off course the almighty Game of Thrones, ( Dear Jon, really hope you come back as Ghost. I refuse to believe your death).
    Hmm, the great Empire, ( Cookie, Cookie, Cookie. That’s all I got……Cookie).
    Buffy the Vampire slayer, (Buffy and Angel, two star crossed supernatural couple).
    Suits, ( I love Harvey’s ties).
    Naruto,yes Naruto ( it’s a Japanese animé but great watch and you got to love uzumaki Naruto’s ”Never give up”).
    Bleach, ( Kurosaki Ichigo, I love his bankai.)
    Avatar, the last air bender, ( team avatar! or fearsome foursome).
    I’ll stop here now, if I continue heaven knows what will make the list.

    • Bloop

      October 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      Another Avatar fan?. Ola. I’m the kinda person that when I get done with a movie or series, I just don’t leave the theater room or shut down my laptop. I love to see the Cast then I begin my research.
      for avatar, it was quite intense. I mean you just have to go down to the culture n religion being depicted. I really really do like Avatar alot. it’s really quite informative. one thing I really like, is its depiction of the spiritual realm et al. I really need to work. I don’t think I’ve left comments this way before. well , Hasta la vista Avatar fan.?

  55. Morolake

    October 15, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Finally someone who watches Rhythm….love love love it.
    I can watch almost any series. When i knew i had a problem was when i started watching “The Secret life of an American Teenager” Hahaha. God help me.

  56. AJ

    October 15, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I love me some good series cant do without them here goes mine
    1. 24(biggest Jack Bauer fun )
    2. Scandal
    3. How to get away with murder
    4. Greys Anatomy
    5. Masterchef USA(love Gordon Ramsay)
    6. Blind Spot (New But im loving it)
    7. Modern Family
    8. Blacklist
    9. Person of Interest
    10. Empire
    11. Power
    12.Quantico
    13. House Of Cards

  57. lol

    October 15, 2015 at 11:23 am

    finally someone who watches Hotel Magestic. . that TV series is so on point. love me my Timi nd Patricia then honourable. As for foreign series mine is Tyrant. Waiting patiently for season 3.

  58. Bloop

    October 15, 2015 at 11:26 am

    and it all started with a big bang…BANG??

  59. Koffie

    October 15, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Esco, we’re officially done since you don’t like Game of thrones, loool. Bruno, I feel you jare. You know I cried as Sessi Lannister was being humiliated? She’s mean and all but no one deserves that and they’re so gonna be dead in the next season. And my silver-haired Queen is in trouble but she’ll waltz out gracefully. What about that oldie guy that loves her and became a night walker in season 5. I tell you season 6 is gonna be too much.
    I hate Empire ehn, the hype was so much that I delved in with great expectations and it was just a couple of ghetto people shouting up and down. I mean, I love me some Taraji but I think she was overdoing the whole thing and I only watched season 1! And since I heard Power is just like EMpire, no Power for me. Thank you.
    Orange is the new Black was also over-hyped and very basic but maybe it’s just me. I got bored and it felt like a low-budget movie.
    The shows I love and currently watch are
    Devious maids (yup, I love the everyone sleeps with everyone drama)
    Two and half men (my closest friends can tell who this is just by my love for Charlie…this show could never get old for me…)
    Two Broke girls (Yes, sitcom is my thing)
    Mistresses
    Homeland
    Dallas! (they stopped this one already but give me some JR wickedness and sexiness)
    Desperate housewives
    The Secretary

  60. Bobosteke & Lara Bian

    October 15, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I’ve often noted that when we want to indulge our obscene appetites, we use the words for the “matured audience”. Who is matured? Our minds are forever evolving with whatever we feed them with. Images, phrases and impressions stay with us far longer than we can imagine. Sometimes we have no idea how incredibly fickle the ties that bind us to humanity are and how dangerously we toy with them when we do not censure what we watch.

    On to the tori, I watch TV for escapism which is why I love comedy. Laughter remains the best medicine and I can’t get enough of Meet the Browns, The Nanny and The Family. I also happen to love theme songs like the one from King of Queens and P.S. I Love You. I love detecting and suspense as well which is why Blue Bloods, The Unit, Army Wives, NCIS, and Rookie Blue remain in my arsenal.

    On the Nigerian scene. gimme Dear Mother, Dominos, Fortunes then we can do some talking.

    • Esco

      Esco

      October 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Bobo, you couldnt have put it better. These days I find that when I watch certain TV series with potent depictions of violence, thrill or drama, very close to bedtime, and on my tablet, it takes me sometime to unwind fully so that I can sleep.

  61. Scooby

    October 15, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    The haves and the have nots is the biggest waste of time in the history of TV. After season 1, it becomes pointless! Apart from Candace and and Jim Cryer, nobody else on that series can act! Its painful to watch…Argghhh

  62. Bloop

    October 15, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Aaaah…Animated Tv Shows* cracks knuckles*. Let’s do this!!!
    Avatar: My Gawd, ive rewatched this so many times down to the last season of Korra. entertaining and so informative.
    Samurai Jack: Long ago in a distant land, I Aku?…never knew what happened it at its end. thanks alot Genndy Tartakovsky.
    The Flintstones: I YABBA DABBA DOO
    Top Cat
    Scooby Dooby Doo!!!
    Ben 10: believe it or not I actually loved the first n original??? Ben 10 before them Aba ones started popping up. knew all 10 aliens.
    Bakugan
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: I’m talking about the original here.
    Dijimon Digital Monsters( don’t know if I spelt that right)
    n the classic….the one and only…Tom and Jerry!!! I could go on…
    Now back to the human world:
    Friends: It’s gotta be on the top people!!!
    Fresh prince of Bel- air
    Prison Break…(what can I say)
    Big Bang Theory: I don’t know what they say in that song people but I like it…small kitten little kitten? little balls of fur? blah blah blah…paw paw paw??? lolz
    I should stop now. I’ve got work to do?

    • Bloop

      October 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      I’m ashamed to say this…but I watched season 1 and 2 of American dad. this happened at very dark dark dark time in my life. lolz. I could feel my brain cells dropping dead with each passing second but still I went on?

    • ElessarisEllendil

      October 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      If you want to know the end search for the comic online. **Spoilers** Jack joins beard-gang.

    • Bloop

      October 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Will do. Thanks….mmmmmh?. Jack with a beard. it really does have a happy ending.?

    • whocares

      October 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      You have all of that and not NARUTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 It is not a TV show, beht it is a series right? I have bonded with too many boys aged 7- 17 because of this anime. You would think I would be embarrased enough to leave it, but NEVER. I also refuse to read the manga unlike some people *throws dirty look at you know ya self

  63. MIST

    October 15, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Friends
    THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS (Tyler Perry)
    If loving you is wrong (Tyler Perry)
    For Better or Worse (Tyler Perry)
    Empire (Probably cos of the hype but I have not seen any of the season 2 Episodes)
    Girlfriends
    How to Get away with Murder
    Grey’s Anatomy
    Modern Family (Sometimes)
    CSI Miami, NY, Las Vegas
    Once upon a time (Until it got really confusing and I stopped watching)
    Sex and the City (I am a huge fan of this show)

    • Tk

      October 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      omg!!!! haves and have nots is crazy! thought I was the only one who watched it, like I actually record all of it, and binge watch

    • The real D

      October 16, 2015 at 6:06 am

      That “if loving you is wrong” is all kinds of sick!!! But I am really beginning to hate how they drag scenes out on many of Tyler Perry’s series. They get stuck on a conversation for sooo long it definitely crosses the line to being ridiculous. Like on a recent episode of for better or worse when they found out about Marcus’ love child from “te te” and the whole crew descends on their house trying to be nosey. An entire episode was about Marcus and Tasha trying to kick these people out of their house an entire flipping episode!!!!!
      I really don’t enjoy TV series so I stopped watching haves and haves nots after 2 seasons, if loving you is wrong after just 1 season.

  64. Africhic

    October 15, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Law and Order SVU
    GOT
    Power
    HTGAWM
    Penny dreadful
    Seinfeld
    Big Bang theory
    Modern family
    American crime
    American Horror Story

    I suspected Empire wouldn’t deliver this season, wasn’t disappointed.

  65. lola

    October 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Fuji house of commotion!! RIP Amaka igwe thanks for making my childhood fun
    Friends , two and half men , young and hungry got me rolling always
    Action ; NCIS LA, Rookie blue ( oh how i miss my dear Andy Mcnally)

  66. chinedu arinze

    October 15, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Htgawm(viola Davis my Hollywood best)
    The haves and the have not
    Tyrant
    Empire
    Humans
    Prison break
    Spartacos
    Devious maid
    American horror story(love me some Jessica large in season 2)
    Crisis
    American odyssey
    Gotham
    Scandal

  67. Tru

    October 15, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    BLACKLIST, BLACKLIST,BLACKLIST, BLACKLIST, BLACKLIST!!!! have y’all seen the explosive 2 episodes of this new season? (in British accent) Chineke’m o.
    Also love:
    2. Empire (they misbehaved in s202 but s203 was like Woahhhhhhhhh)
    3. NCIS (Leroy Jethro Gibbs is my Husband) and NCIS LA
    4. All the CSIs (except CSI Cyber – boringest show ever)
    5. Castle
    6 Big Bang Theory

    • Cindy

      October 15, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      I have dumped castle. This new season is a snoozefest

  68. Fatzy

    October 15, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    1. Game of throne – how can anyone not like this series,?
    2. The Originals
    3. Suits
    4. Boston Legal
    5. Smallville (don’t judge, i actually watch all 11 seasons)
    6. Vampire diaries ( stopped at season 5)
    7. Friends
    8. Singles
    9. Empire Season 1,
    10. Modern Family
    11. Sex and the City ( am also a huge fan)
    12. Reign
    13. Criminal minds
    14. orphan Black
    15. house of cards – not my fave
    16 power – just 3 episodes of season 1
    17 true Blood
    18 arrow – season 1 & 2 only
    19 mistresses
    20 Justice league ( lol )
    21 Grays Anatomy
    22. Once upon a time –
    These are the names i can remember.

    • Cindy

      October 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      So over once upon a time

  69. Esco

    Esco

    October 15, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Guys I have been hearing stuff about Zoo, which is another new Netflix production. Maybe worth checking out

    • Easy n Gentle

      October 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      I did check it out. became dry after a few episodes. expected more after the way they started

  70. Monini

    October 15, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    The Steve Harvey Show
    The Jamie Foxx Show
    Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    The Parkers
    The Good Wife
    CSI; NY
    CSI:Miami
    Law and order (SVU)
    Two and half Men
    Being Mary Jane

  71. www.eniwealth79.blogspot.com

    October 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Desperate Housewives
    Empire – season 2 so far though.
    Power
    Boys Before Flowers
    Single Ladies
    The haves and the have nots (good story line, sub par actors except Candice and Caroline)

  72. Iyun

    October 15, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Suits
    The Strain
    Jane (the virgin)
    Devious Maid
    G.O.T
    Witches of the East End
    Power
    Empire
    Orphan Black
    Blindspot(new)
    TVD(just wanna see how its gonna end)
    The Originals
    The Flash..
    So done with Vickings and Once upon a time

  73. Magz

    October 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Esco, I’m with you on Game Of Thrones; my friend bullied me into watching it and i couldn’t even finish episode one of season 1.

    My favorite series are:
    1. 2 Broke Girls (Oleg & Sophie crack me up)
    2. Scandal (yes! i still love it)
    3. How To Get Away With Murder – tho i swear for the scriptwriters anytime i watch a new episode, i still love it!
    4. The Originals – Niklaus & Elijah can get it anytime, anyday! Especially Elijah, he is so hot whenever he is vampire-ish
    5. The Flash – I love Barry’s sense of humor, it is so uncommon in most superheroes
    6. Arrow
    7. Empire
    8. Single Ladies – Kiesha Greene is bae!
    9. The Haves & The Have Nots
    10. Power – I’m just about to start this.

    • Cindy

      October 15, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      Elijah can get it all day, everyday. There is just something about that man/vampire. Same with Jamie Saint Patrick from power; yummy

    • Precious

      October 16, 2015 at 12:18 am

      After watching Power, you will rank it number 1 on your list..

  74. Abena

    October 15, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I would read comments later…. Now here goes my list in no particular order and my all time FAVORITE:
    1. North and South
    2.Trade Winds
    3. La Law
    4.The Good Wife(Alicia Florrick is the bizness!)
    5.Suits
    6.CSI especially Miami (oooh that theme song and Horatio Caine is the ish)
    7.Ugly Betty
    8. 2Broke girls
    9.Two and half men
    10.Criminal Minds
    11.House
    12.Hawaii 5-0
    13.Ally McBeal
    14.NCIS
    15.Drop dead diva
    16.gossip girl
    17.Law and order
    18.Ultimate paradise(my Ghanaian people would get this)
    19.Days of our lives(thats another classic)
    20.Egoli(Place of gold)
    21.Passions
    22.Touched by an angel(oooh i loved that series eh)
    23.Girlfriends
    24.Modern family AND
    25. 24!!!!
    Esco you have just made me go down memory lane…… I dont like GOT,i just dont get the hype.

    • Alem

      October 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks o! I wonder when people say how can you not like GOT, like seriously? Everyone has preferences and this has got to be one of the most overrated shows of all time!

    • Asake-Okin

      Asake-Okin

      October 15, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Never watched any episodesef.

    • Cindy

      October 15, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      North and South is everything

    • The real D

      October 16, 2015 at 6:10 am

      Hubby just got me interested in Hawaii 5-0, NCIS, I love, that includes NCIS LA but not new Orleans. That’s one TV series I am yet to tire from. We’ll see how I do with Hawaii 5.0. If I can hang in there like NCIS.

  75. brownchocolate

    October 15, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Empire for me is highly overrated. Shallow plot hidden behind good music, fashion and good looking actors. I barely made it through Season 1 and I am definitely not interested in seeing 2. Scandal is interesting but I find the twists a bit annoying and find the on and off affair between Olivia & Fitz irritating sometimes.
    Amongst my favourite series (TV Drama & Reality) has to be 1. Greys Anatomy 2. Rookie Blue 3. So You Think You Can Dance 4. House of Cards 5. Game of Thrones 6. The West Wing 7. Newsroom 8. Master Chef Junior 9. Desperate Housewives 10. Ugly Betty 11. Scouted 12. The Sopranos, 13. Mad Men 14. New Girl 15. 16. 24, Others would include Seventh Heaven 2. Friends 3. Fawlty Towers 4. Yes Minister and 5. Who Needs to Know (Funke Akindele).
    Lost and Prison Break wasn’t able to hold the plot together after a while.

    • Koffie

      October 15, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Girl, I thought I was the only one who didn’t like Empire and you’re so right about the shallow plot behind good music. And if you loved Desperate Housewives, you’d love Devious Maids. I heard it was produced by Eva Longoria (Gabby from Desperate Housewives).
      Classic Mrs. P! Evelyn and her husband are positively wicked and interesting.

    • Ready

      October 15, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      I don’t get Devious Maids. The premise was just always offensive to me. Is it that it’s cool to perpetuate the stereotype of Latinas as maids and housekeepers, but it’s a problem when the rest of the world does it? Meh for me. Empire….I’m on the fence. I want Taraji to win so hard, but Lee Daniels is going to ruin it, I just know it.
      Like how Ryan Murphy ruined Nip Tuck and Glee.

  76. BOSSLADY

    October 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I have never left a comment before but the need to educate people is overpowering, hence find the below listed.

    1. TWO AND HALF MEN
    2.HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
    3. BIG BANG THEORY
    4.CRIMINAL MINDS
    5.CASTLE
    6.BROTHERS AND SISTERS
    7. ALL CIS/ NCIS APART FROM CIS CYBER (DO NOT EVEN INTEND TO WATCH)
    8.MODERN FAMILY
    9.PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
    10.MONSTER VS ALIEN
    11. SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANT
    13.TOM AND JERRY
    14.SUPER STORY
    15.SUPER STORY
    16.PINKY AND THE BRAIN

    To be continued….

    • aj

      October 16, 2015 at 5:28 am

      yay! and another lover of two and a half men…I was beginning to think I lack taste in tv shows looool.

    • Zavi

      October 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Finally someone mentioned brothers and sisters….I loooooved that series like made. Was so sad it ended.

  77. Iyun

    October 15, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Think I’m the only one that hates Scandal.. looool

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Trust me, you’re not. Same sentiment applies to Empire and GOT. ?

      *ducks quickly to avoid being hit by hurled footwear*

    • Precious

      October 16, 2015 at 12:16 am

      LOL, i stopped watching after the first episode.

  78. Alem

    October 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Stress from work, traffic and attending to family hardly gives me time for series these days. The only series I watched from beginning to end was prison break. One of the best series for me. Started desperate housewives, but after a while it got boring. Started 24, although it was interesting, was just not able to progress beyond season 1. Gossip girl was ok but began to focus on s.e.x too much. For the recent ones, watch all CSI’s whenever it shows (though NY is my fav) also cold case. Heard the hype about GOT and decided to watch. But like you I personnally think its meh. Too many nude scenes, rape, incest and gay scenes to give it more appeal I guess.

  79. Easy n Gentle

    October 15, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I see most of the currently running, popular series. they are all good (shameless, blacklist, reign, homeland, GOT, Suits etc) but here are my A-listers;

    The WIRE!!! hands down the best TV series ever made… SONS OF ANARCHY, so under the radar but the ‘ride’ (pun) was too awesome. I can defend those two anyday anytime. As for presently running, Black Sails is great. Going way back in time, Secrets of the sand and Passions!!!

    • Ebony1

      October 15, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      The Wire was great!

  80. Peaches77

    October 15, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Game of Thrones ranks highest on my list… and I didn’t feel sorry for Cersei. She’ll be out for blood next season especially with he death of her daughter…but things will move too quickly for her to carry out her revenge.
    Homeland
    House of Cards
    24 till the very last season, hahaha, yea I know it became quite predictable but it was still a good watch for me.
    First 2 episodes of prison break
    New to Justified, but i think it’s solid
    Dexter
    First 1 and half seasons of gossip girl
    Who watched the Borgias… hehehe ?? So sad the Season 4 meant to be the series finale never happened.
    I liked Suits, just couldn’t follow it religiously.
    Fuji house of commotion
    Checkmate
    Ripples

  81. sheedah

    October 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    people what happen to your list, where is tinsel… promote nija series.

    • Asake-Okin

      Asake-Okin

      October 15, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      Tinsel tried initially.. right now i would rather do Ojo in D house.. before 30.. hotel majestic or Ay show sef

  82. mabel

    October 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    David coperfield, the prince and the pauper, Jane hare, Fresh prince of Bel air, Friends, Seinfeld, Desperate housewives, kuwtk, Cosby show, Grey’s anatomy, Empire, yesteryear, Gossip girls, Fuji’s house, checkmate, the rich also cry, 30 rock, Some mothers do have them, Generations, different world, the capitol.

    • Belinda

      October 16, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Do u mean Jane Eyre?

    • Diuto

      October 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Mabel do u mean Jane Eyre?

  83. mabel

    October 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Plus the Regular show(Modecai and rigby). Lol

  84. Zee baby

    October 15, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Any body watching Zee world??? ,,,,,,hehehehehe!!!,.

    • ATL's finest

      October 16, 2015 at 5:08 am

      @ Zee baby funny enough I enjoyed it while I was in Nigeria and every house I went they had their Tele on it. My cousin was forced to say sth lmao. I had to explain to him that it seems like the latest show & they way we r hooked up on “Scandal & Empire”. So it was nice for a min to catch while visiting.

  85. Concerned_Boyfriend

    October 15, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I binged on Narcos this past weekend and it was a great time well spent. Eagerly waiting for season 2.

  86. Ebony1

    October 15, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Soooo nobody watched MARTIN!!! Only reason i have cable so i can watch reruns and of course Fresh Prince of Belaire and modern family…basically if im not laughing then im not watching it 🙂
    SMH drops mic and walks away

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      And “Everybody hates Chris”. Hilarity… You should check out “The Goldbergs” and “The Middle” if you like to have a laugh during your couch potato time. ?

  87. Tunde

    October 15, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Really no one watches one tree hill?? Wow. Anyways…
    Breaking bad
    Desperate housewives
    HTGWM
    Friends
    Sex and the city
    Scandal
    Power
    Greys anatomy
    One tree hill
    Lekki wives (just started watching it)
    Spartacus
    Modern family
    True blood
    Vampire diaries (season 1 -4)
    How I met your mother.
    Game of thrones
    I think that’s all

    • Cindy

      October 15, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      One tree hill is old now but still my favourite tv show followed by friends and Gilmore girls

  88. Lawan

    October 15, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Arrow is my latest obsession!!

  89. Bobosteke & Lara Bian

    October 15, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I forgot “Commander-in-Chief” where the president of The United States was a woman. It was only 18 episodes; cancelled after the first season. It was a shame really, but it aired around the time Obama and Clinton were vying for their party’s nomination for his first term in office. It had a lot of political undertones. I still have some quotes I learnt from the series.

  90. loffeh

    October 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    The Office (US), The Office (US), again the Office (US).
    @Mz SA, you’re wusup. The office was so great I had to find me Office UK. When the Britons attempted to burst my office bubble with their extremely dry humour, I resulted to watching Office US again! Those guys are just bae!
    I liked Desperate Housewives a lot too, Single Ladies, Ugly Betty, Everybody hates Chris, Being Mary Jane, and Atlantis.
    All the others couldn’t hold my attention past the second episode. Walking through Hous eof Cards now tho. Slow and steady does it for me.

  91. Abys

    October 15, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    My favourite shows are:
    1. Feyikogbon
    2.Village headmaster
    3.Behind the clouds
    4.Ogun laye omo araye le
    5.Okan lawon
    6. Checkmate
    7.Palace
    8.Power
    9.Devious maids
    10. Scandal

  92. Surulere

    October 15, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Finally One Tree Hill is mentioned. One of my all time favs. Also loved the soundtrack.

  93. Cindy

    October 15, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Here’s my list
    Fargo
    The Good Wife
    Outlander (Black Jack Randall is the worst)
    Homeland
    Downton Abbey (Lady Grantham i.e. Maggie Smith never disappoints with her unabashed bluntness)
    GOT
    Banshee
    Power
    Sons of Anarchy
    Vikings
    The Affair
    Agents of shield
    Daredevil
    Elementary
    The Walking Dead
    Suits
    Nashville because of it’s awesome music
    Blood and Oil
    The Americans
    You’re the Worst (hilarious)
    I liked Chasing life but after she left Dom for Leo, I just watched. Thank God it’s over.
    The Fosters
    Quantico
    Brooklyn Nine Nine
    Modern Family ( also hated the bad episode of the poor representation of the Nigerian family as is common with the US and portraying most Nigerian characters. Even in State of Affairs with the Boko Haram episode, Hakeem Kae Kazeem who is Nigerian featured and ended up speaking some language that wasn’t Hausa or even close or sounded like a Nigerian language in my opinion anyway and they were supposed to be in sambisa forest but come on, it’s modern family, I couldn’t stop watching)
    Blindspot
    Mindy project because Mindy Kaling is the bomb
    Two broke girls
    Devious maids
    Mistresses
    New Girl
    Chicago Fire
    Chicago PD
    HTGAWM
    I watched most of Empire season 1 cos of the hype and it was horrible, the stereotyping and over the top acting plus luscious feeling like some God was too painful to continue. They should have focuses more on actually producing good music
    Greys Anatomy just for Jackson&April and Alex Karev only. Do not care for Jo.
    Flash
    Arrow
    I don’t know why I’m still watching AHS, asylum was the best
    Jane the Virgin
    Young and Hungry
    Younger

    There’s more but I’ll just stop here to keep the illusion that I have some life.

    • Blessedheart

      October 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Finally someone mentions The Flash.
      I prefer watching series and reality TV (basically gameshows) to movies.

      Series
      Game of Thrones
      The Flash
      The Big Bang Theory
      How I Met Your Mother
      How to Get Away with Murder
      Devious Maids
      Mistresses
      Jane the Virgin
      Suits
      Scandal
      Grey’s Anatomy
      The Blacklist
      Power
      Zoo
      Desperate Housewives
      Desperate Housewives Africa
      Before 30
      Chuck
      Nikita (Season 1)
      Avatar: The Last Airbender
      One Tree Hill
      Gossip Girl
      Spartacus (Season 1)
      Boardwalk Empire
      Vampire Diaries (up to Season 3)
      Covert Affairs
      2 Broke Girls
      Empire
      Friends with Better Lives
      Merlin

      Reality TV
      Chopped
      Hell’s Kitchen
      Project Runway
      America’s Next Top Model
      America’s Got Talent and the other countries
      Fashion Police
      My Kitchen Rules
      Kitchen Casino
      Iron Chef America
      The Next Great Baker
      The Next Iron Chef

      Whew! This feels like I’ve spent my whole live watching tv shows and series. But I do have a good degree, professional qualifications and a good job, active in Church, etc so I guess I’m good.

    • Blessedheart

      October 16, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Life*

  94. Precious

    October 16, 2015 at 12:14 am

    i haven’t started watching the season 2 of Empire, but judging from what i am seeing, i just hope Empire doesn’t get cancelled due to low ratings. i am hooked like Neck-Deep hooked on GOTHAM, i mean the show has everything you want. And Cameron Monaghan is a wonderful actor (what he did with the joker on Gotham, i mean c’mon, Heath Ledger would be proud of this fella) and Jared Leto is in BIG TROUBLE. Quantico is another good Series you have to start watching. Priyanka Chopra is amazing, A former miss world and her fellow trainees are all spectacular.. i just love the suspense .

    i wrote an article on new interesting tv series.. yeyepikin.com/2015/10/new-interesting-tv-series-you-should-be-watching/

    i have so many favorite TV series starting from The Mentalist, Friends, How i Met your Mother……

  95. aj

    October 16, 2015 at 5:23 am

    I love two and a half men (With Charlie Sheen)
    Spin city (With Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear)
    Jeopardy
    As time goes by
    Keeping up appearances
    Last of the Summer Wine
    Big bang theory
    Life in Pieces
    Price is right
    Lets make a deal
    Allo Allo
    and so on

  96. Noella

    October 16, 2015 at 10:23 am

    You guys must be really young with all my kids I only have time for
    Married to medicine
    Real housewives of Atlanta
    I just heard about empire from my husband two weeks ago so in the dark with latest shows
    New York undercover
    Csi
    Lost track of shows since the days of Chicago hope, Gilmore girls and house

    Give me back
    Mirror in the sun
    Adios family
    Tales by moonlight
    Village headmaster
    Cock crow at dawn
    Sura the tailor
    Mixed blessings (british)
    Madam kofo show forget the name
    Icheokwu with kotma

    I just love the simpler no frills time in Nija. Days of Nija authenticity. I can’t stomach these new fangled shows here in the US. I just can’t way too contrived and somewhat mindless. I’m just over them

  97. Zavi

    October 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Brothers and Sisters (Wished it didn’t end)
    GOT
    Scandal
    Prison break
    Grey’s Anatomy
    HTGAWM
    Breaking bad
    Prison break
    24
    Gossip girl
    Downton abbey (season 1 and 2 was bae, still watch just cos I try my best to complete my series till the end
    Power
    Empire
    Jane the virgin
    The good wife (on and off after season 4)
    Suits
    Single ladies (season 3 looks boring tho)
    Orange is the new black
    Desperate Housewives
    Witches of East end
    Vampire diaries
    Originals
    Crisis (I knew it couldn’t continue but still I enjoyed it)
    Devious maids
    Modern family (kinda got tired after season 4)
    Ray donovan
    House of cards (can’t bring myself to complete season 3 tho, but season 1 and 2 was good)
    Homeland (season 3 was kinda boring but it has picked up again)
    Then just recently Mr Robot tho not sure i like it yet

  98. Dandelion

    October 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I can’t believe no one has mentioned Agents of shield. Well my list, in no particular order
    1. Once upon a time
    2. Supernatural
    3.Scorpion
    4.Empire
    5.Nashville
    6.Scandal
    7.Grey’s Anatomy
    8. HTGAWM
    9.Hawaii five o
    10.Grimm
    11. The 100
    12. Jane the Virgin
    13. The big bang theory
    14.Vampire Diaries
    15. Downton Abbey
    16. Arrow
    17. The Flash
    18 Game of thrones
    19. Suits

    Probably left one or two out but yep this is my list.

  99. deedee

    October 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    1.FRIENDS 11. PRISON BREAK
    2.GREYS ANATOMY 12. BROTHERS $ SISTERS
    3. PRIVATE PRATICE 13. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
    4 UGLY BETTY 14. POWER
    5. SUITS 15. 2.1/2 GIRLS
    6.HOUSE OF CARDS
    7.DOWNTOWN ABBEY
    8. GAME OF THRONES
    9. MAD MEN
    10.LUTHER
    Top 15

  100. Diuto

    October 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Mabel do you mean Jane Eyre?

  101. Tkum

    October 16, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    please who has seen Tower Prep..so engaging and educative…love it

  102. mabel

    October 18, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Yes @Belinda @ Diutto. Thanks for the correction.

  103. makis

    October 22, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    hmmmm let me write …..
    tyrant
    blacklist
    the originals (Klaus is everything and who can forget Elijah )
    power (the only similarity it has with empire is that the cast are mostly black)
    htgawm
    oitnb
    mistresses
    beauty and the beast
    smallville
    one tree hill (Lucas Scott is bae)
    Got
    Spartacus
    homeland
    scandal
    devious maids (i can’t begin to talk lol…Evelyn Powell nd her hubby, zoila nd Genevieve, Carmen and her delusions of grandeur den Rosa and her spirituality. )
    desperate housewives
    Jane the virgin *hilarious esp the narrator like they said*
    Empire *Jamal is annoying now*
    Reign
    Tudors
    Vikings
    once upon a time
    lying game *cancelled*
    the oc
    elementary
    suits
    drop dead diva
    flash
    arrow
    witches of east end
    the secret life of an American teenager
    revenge
    glee
    secret circle
    vampire diaries *thank God Elena finally died*
    ahhhhhhhhhh*MERLIN* can’t believe no one mentioned it
    nikita
    white collar
    white queen
    legend of the seeker (glaber* don’t know why they stopped it)
    Gossip Girl
    pretty little liars
    if loving u is wrong
    KOREAN
    boys before flower
    personal taste (Lee min ho)
    city hunter(Lee min ho)
    the heirs (“)
    king of baking
    you’re beautiful
    faith
    birth of a beauty
    seven grade civil servant
    Angels eyes
    Golden Rainbow (very heart wrenching)
    Good doctor
    passionate love
    Jekyll,Hyde and me
    Blood (vampire)
    Secret
    PHILIPPINES
    Amaya
    Marimaar
    The poor heiress
    dysebel
    Her mother’s daughter
    NIGERIAN
    lekki wives
    b4 30
    jenifas diari
    the Benjamin’s
    daddy’s girls
    just the two of us
    Dear mother (the old one with Sharon ezeamaka)

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