Chelsea's TV Show Recommendations

Alias

Alias

Sydney Bristow was just a hard-working college student by day when she was recruited to become an ass-kicking superspy. Little did she know, her father and mother had a few secrets of their own. Alias chronicles Sydney's life from becoming a double agent, to working for the CIA.

"I love this show, very addicting storylines and fantastic characters = tv show love."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Angel

Angel

Spinoff from Buffy about Angel, the vampire with a soul, who fights evil in Los Angeles with the help of his Angel Investigations team. Created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, and starring David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards, Amy Acker, and more.

"Fantastic show, I was really sorry to see it go. I love Angel and the crew. "

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Arrested Development

Arrested Development

The story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. Stars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, David Cross, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and Tony Hale, with many excellent guest stars.

"I was curious about this show for a while and wasn't sure if I'd like it, but not only did I like it, I LOVED it. Hilarious show!"

Chelsea's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

When the 12 colonies of Kobol are wiped out in a surprise attack by the Cylons (robots originally created by man), the fewer than 50,000 surviving members of the human race set out to find the possibly mythical thirteenth colony -- Earth -- under the leadership of President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), and the protection of Commander William Adama (Edward James Olmos) and his Battlestar Galactica. Their escape is complicated by the fact that the Cylons are now able to appear human, and there may be traitors among the fleet. Also stars Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, and Grace Park.

"Very addicting show that has incredible characters and storylines that make you want to grasp for more."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Based on the novels by Tanya Huff, this show revolves around PI Vicki Nelson - formerly a detective with the Metropolitan Toronto Police. She was losing her sight, but quit the force rather than accept a desk job. However, her last case turns out to be a doozy, involving vampires and the supernatural. She decides to team up with a vampire named Henry and ex-lover Mike Celluci to battle the forces of evil both normal and paranormal.

"Very addicting! I really enjoy this series, I've read the books as well and have to say they did a really nice job with casting and keeping close to the books."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone must stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer. Created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Stewart Head, James Marsters, and many others, this show about a vampire slayer and her friends ran from 1997 to 2003.

"My number one tv show love ever, strong characters, fantastic relationships, and episodes that will make you cry, laugh and beg for more. "

Chelsea's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Burn Notice

Burn Notice

When spies get fired, they don't hear from human resources -- they get a "burn notice" and suddenly become untouchable. That's what happens to agent Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) while he's out on assignment, and when he returns stateside to Miami, no one will tell him exactly why he was blacklisted. To keep himself afloat, Michael puts his unique skills to work helping people who the police are unable to, joined by his ex-girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), a former IRA operative, and Sam (Bruce Campbell), a washed-out military intelligence contact. All the while, Michael tries to find out who or what was behind his termination.

"Another great program by the USA network! I am really enjoying the season so far and have became involved in the main mystery."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Chuck

Chuck

Chuck Bartowski leads a fairly mundane life as part of the Nerd Herd at Buy More. One day his college friend Bryce sends him an e-mail filled with the U.S. government's most sensitive secrets. Chuck's photographic memory causes him to recall everything he saw and his life suddenly becomes much more exciting. Now both the NSA and CIA are fighting over Chuck, both agencies needing his help. Starring Zachary Levi.

"Love it! Really fun show with very lovable characters."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me

Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her temp job as a filing clerk, she is hit by the toilet seat of the re-entering Space Station Mir. Finding out she is now dead, she is recruited to become a grim reaper. As in life, she is a pain in the ass in death. She does not like the details of her job, and is always at loggerheads with her boss Rube. Her fellow grim reapers don't really take much of a liking to her either. She also learns grim reapers don't even get a free ride in death, as they must hold down regular jobs along with their death duties.

"I loved DLM, and really enjoyed George Lass, too bad it's gone! :("

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Dexter

Dexter

Orphaned at the age of three and harboring a traumatic secret, Dexter was adopted by a Miami police officer who recognized his homicidal tendencies and taught his son to channel his gruesome passion for human vivisection in a "constructive" way--by killing only heinous criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice. A respected forensic expert and a perfect gentleman with a soft spot for children, Dexter is hard not to like. Although his drive to kill is unflinching, he struggles to emulate normal emotions and to keep up appearances as a caring, socially-responsible human being.

"This show roxors, the characters are amazing as is the plotline of the show."

Chelsea's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Dirty Jobs

Dirty Jobs

Each week, our brave host and apprentice Mike Rowe introduces viewers to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench to accomplish their daily tasks. With his hands-on approach, Rowe assumes the duties of the jobs in question working alongside rattlesnake catchers, fish processors, bee removers and other professionals performing the vital yet outlandish occupations that simply must get done. A tremendously good sport, Rowe knows that whether it's serving greasy slop to pigs in Iowa, or picking up five-day-old road kill and transporting it to a crematorium, it's all part of an honest day's work.

"My favorite reality show! This show is so fun to watch and Mike Rowe really makes it funny."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Doctor Who

Doctor Who

The series depicts the adventures of a mysterious time-traveller known as "the Doctor" who travels in his TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space) time ship, which appears from the exterior to be a blue police callbox. With his companions, he explores time and space, solving problems and righting wrongs.

"This show roxors like whoa, the characters are all amazing and this show has pulled me in and made me a lifelong fan."

Chelsea's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Farscape

Farscape

An astronaut on an experimental space flight gets pulled through a wormhole and ends up in a distant galaxy populated by diverse and strange alien species, none of whom has ever heard of Earth.

"Ooh, definitely enjoying the show, love the characters quite a bit and the storylines are strange but entertaining."

Chelsea's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Firefly

Firefly

Joss Whedon's 2002 sci-fi Western series following a rag tag group of outlaws traveling with a girl being sought by the government.

"I usually don't care very much about sci-fi shows, although, this one was fantastic."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Ghost Hunters

Ghost Hunters

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson are two plumbers working for Roto-Rooter in New England. They are also the co-founders of TAPS - The Atlantic Paranormal Society - a paranormal research team which investigates hauntings and other strange occurrences. This one-hour weekly show (dubbed a "docu-soap" by the Sci-Fi Channel) follows their investigations from first contact through the gathering of evidence, and to the reveal of that evidence to the client.

"I love this show! I watch it everytime it comes on."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic
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Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls

The story of a single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her precocious young daughter, Rory, as they traverse the world of school, work and dating. Lorelai must also deal with her overbearing and interfering parents, RIchard and Emily. Starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.

"A fantastic show with some of the best dialogue, loveable characters which bring you back each season."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Heroes

Heroes

This NBC drama tells the story of various people in the world who discover that they have supernatural abilities. Starring Greg Grunberg, Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Ali Larter, Hayden Panetierre and many more.

"Fantastic show with wonderful characters and a fantastic storyline!"

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien is a late night television talk show on NBC featuring varied comedic material and celebrity interviews. It includes famous sketches like "Celebrity Secrets," "Conan O'Brien Hates My Homeland," "If They Mated," and "In the Year 2000."

"I love Conan! The only late night show I will watch just because he is hilarious. "

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Lost

Lost

Oceanic Flight 815 from Sydney to Los Angeles crashes on a remote island full of mystery. A group of 48 survivors must learn to cope with their new lives as survivors while also dealing with the many mysteries the island as yet to reveal.

"Awesome characters, a storyline that brings you in and begs for you to come back each week."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Merlin

Merlin

The adventures of Merlin as a young man and his destiny to make sure the young Prince Arthur eventually becomes king.

"A lot of fun! I have really enjoyed this show, comedic and has definitely kept me interested."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Monk

Monk

San Fransisco detective Adrian Monk is afraid of germs, heights, milk and a variety of other things. Once a part of the San Fransisco Police Department he was taken off of active duty after the murder of his wife Trudy. The SFPD now hires him as a consultant when they're stumped. He and his assistant Natalie Teeger always find the culprit.

"Hilarious show, some of the mysteries aren't the best, but Adrian Monk (Tony Shaloub) really makes up for that. We still need to know who killed Trudy! "

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Moonlight

Moonlight

Moonlight follows Mick St. John, an immortal vampire and private investigator and his struggle to exist after he was bitten 60 years ago by his vampire bride on their wedding night. It also follows his internal torment as he falls in love with one he should not, one who is mortal named Beth, a news reporter, as well as his dealings with the woman who made him a vampire, his sire Coraline.

"A very interesting new show that I am really enjoying. Ah, vampire shows/books how I love thee."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Nip/Tuck

Nip/Tuck

Tales from the complicated lives of two very different Miami plastic surgeons and best friends. Stars Julian McMahon as the libertine, Dr. Christian Troy, and Dylan Walsh as the family man, Dr. Sean McNamara, along with Joely Richardson as Sean's wife Julia, who also has a past with Christian.

"Amazing show, the storyline really draws you in as do the fantastic characters of the show. "

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Office, The (US)

Office, The (US)

A mockumentary of office workers at Dunder Mifflin paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Steve Carell stars as Michael Scott, the clueless and inappropriately behaved office manager. Based on the original BBC series.

"Hilarious, something great to watch, especially if you're feeling down."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Prison Break

Prison Break

Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) is framed and wrongfully convicted for assassinating the Vice President's brother. Lincoln's brother Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), who just happens to have designed Illinois' Fox River Penitentiary where Lincoln is on death row, hatches an elaborate escape plan. Michael's plan involves getting himself incarcerated in Fox River and smuggling the prison's blueprints by having them hidden in tattoos that cover his entire torso. Once inside, Michael must form alliances with a rogue's gallery of felons with their own sometimes unsavory motives. Meanwhile, on the outside, Lincoln's lawyer and one-time girlfriend Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney), pursued by Secret Service agents, attempts to unravel the conspiracy that sent her man to the slammer.

"Fantastic show! I love the characters, the storyline is thrilling, it grabs you up and doesn't let you go, each week I am on the edge of my seat."

Chelsea's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Psych

Psych

Shawn Spencer (James Roday) was trained by his cop father at a very young age to observe everything. As an adult, Shawn has kept this skill though he hasn't used it has his father had hoped. While attempting to help the police, Shawn manages to convince them that he is a psychic even though he is not. Along with his best friend Gus, Shawn aids the Santa Barbara Police Department with cases as their psychic consultant, trying to keep his con going.

"Love this show, Shawn and Gus have the best chemistry! Mystery + Comedy, I love those two together."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies

This romantic drama shows us the strange world of a man, Ned, who can bring dead people back to life through the power of his touch. The people he touches, however, can only stay alive for one minute, and if they don't die again, someone else nearby will die. Ned decides to use his ability to solve crime. He and a local investigator, Emerson, bring murder victims back to life and find out who killed them, to cash in on case-solving rewards. But, when Ned brings an old crush back to life, and decides to let her live, things start to get complicated...

"A really adorable and quirky show that I have fell in love with even after seeing only one episode."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Scrubs

Scrubs

Three interns learn the ins and outs of medicine at the mildly psychotic Sacred Heart hospital, mainly shown through the eyes and naration of John 'JD' Dorian, one of the three interns. The show premiered in 2001, and stars Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke.

"Great! I'm still in the process of watching some of the older episodes but I've really enjoyed what I've seen so far. "

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Stargate Atlantis

Stargate Atlantis

spin-off of SG-1. Stargate. Puddle Jumpers. Snarkiness. Guns. Wicked hot guys. Wicked hot girls. Alien h0rs. Canadians. Hermiod!

"Very enjoyable, I love adventure/sci-fi shows and this one is one of my favorites. I need to catch up!"

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Supernatural

Supernatural

The show follows brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, who travel across the country in a black 1967 Chevy Impala investigating paranormal events and other unexplained occurrences.

"Interesting show with two great leading actors which really make the show."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Sarah Connor and her son John travel to the year 2007. Sarah continues to train John for his future as the leader of mankind, aided by a terminator known as Cameron. Together, along with Derek Reese, they try to stop the machines from ever existing in order to secure a safe future for all.

"Very good series that I thoroughly enjoyed, sad that it is gone. Although, there have been talks of a movie, so I guess we will see."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Torchwood

Torchwood

A spin-off from the popular sci-fi show Doctor Who, follows a group of investigators, led by Captain Jack Harkness, who work for the secret organization, Torchwood. Set in Cardiff, Wales, the team specialize in alien technology that has landed on Earth, and crime, whether it be alien or human.

"What a crazy show, yet completely entertaining!"

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty

Betty Suarez has always had one goal in life: to work in publishing. Despite being smart, hard-working, and productive, her dream has always been shadowed by the fact that she isn't the best looking young woman. However, she is now determined to do whatever it takes to fulfill that ultimate dream now that she's been hired as the assistant to new editor Daniel Meade. Despite the taunting Betty is subjected to at work, she finds help from a surprising source.

"A cute feel good show that has characters you love to hate, and ones that are kind and genuine."

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars may be an outcast at Neptune High, but she has a lot of other things going for her. Plucky, smart and cute as a button, she helps out her father ex-sheriff Keith Mars at his private investigations business. The real mystery of the first season, however, is the murder case involving Veronica's best friend, Lilly Kane.

"Veronica Mars is my crack and my main tv show love at the moment, the characters are awesome!"

Chelsea's Rating: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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X-Files, The

X-Files, The

Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. Starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the show ran from 1993-2002.

"I really love this show, I watched it here and there when it aired but over the summer watched most of the show on DVD and loved it. "

Chelsea's Rating: Grointastic Like Whoa
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