Thursday, 27 June 2013

My top five box sets at the moment.

As I constantly spend my time watching box sets, I have decided to give a list of my top five, even though I own (and repeatedly watch) a lot more than this.

So, here it goes...

5. Only Fools and Horses

One of my favourite shows has to be Only Fools and Horses, as I was brought up watching this and so I have been around it since I was little. My boyfriend and I invested in the box set (please excuse my blurry instagram picture above!), and we haven't regretted it. Although it was quite expensive at the time, it is definitely worth it - so many hours of watching, and even though this is the case, I still end up watching the same episodes over and over again!

Favourites include the one where Rodney is forced pretend to be fifteen on a holiday to Spain, and becomes a member of the 'groovy gang', the one where Del decides to sell bottled tap water and, of course, one of the most well-known episodes where they become millionaires.

Del and Rodneys fun and down-to-earth characters makes this show impossible to not love!

4. Friends

Although this isn't something that I watch so much any more, every time that I do I just love it. It makes me feel in my teens again, and if I'm having a bad day then this will be the one to watch. It's just something that I find really comforting - if I'm ever on my own, I'll get into bed with some snacks and put this on. Every series is good, which is unusual for a a box set with so many series, and that's because of the characters. Even though there isn't much storyline to some of the episodes, because the characters themselves are so interesting, it means that there isn't too much need for a really exciting storyline; this is one of the best parts about the show itself.

I must have seen each episode about five to ten times, but I could still watch them all over and over again. My favourite characters are Ross and Chandler, and both because they are just funny without meaning to be.

3. Sex and the City

I like this in a similar way to how I like friends; because of the characters, and also because of the comforting factor. This will also be the one that I'll watch if I'm having a bad day in order to instantly cheer me up. All of the characters have something really special about them, although Carrie is definitely my favourite one - I just think she's really mesmerising. She gets a lot of bad press, but I think she's so interesting to watch and I love her fashion too - she definitely makes the show what it is.

2. Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives has been the type of show that I would routinely watch every week, no matter what! With one of the cleverest storylines, it manages to make you laugh, jump and cry; all in one episode. Not many shows can do this.

The only this about this show that I didn't enjoy was the ending - I don't want to go into too much detail for anyone who hasn't seen it, but I'm sure if you have then you will know exactly what I mean by this.

1. Dexter

Well, I watched the seventh season in a single weekend, what more is there to say?! Dexter is certainly one of my favourites at the moment. When I first started watching it from season one, I wasn't entirely sure how much I would like it. However, as it went on, it just got better and better. Now I can't stop thinking about the final season (season eight) that is out soon (June 30th). They storyline is just so exciting, especially towards the end. If you haven't seen it, then I would definitely recommend it!