Television Shows Worth Watching

by Brooke Wheaton


One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill is on its eighth season, and features the lives of individuals from high school through college. It airs on Tuesday nights. Re-runs are on the Soap Net starting at three in the afternoon. It is worth watching this series from the beginning because of the quality acting and episodes.  It is entertaining and has interesting situations. T he show is always featuring good music as it portrays characters as their lives change over time. The audience easily feels connected to the show.



House is a comical drama featuring a uniquely brilliant and eccentric doctor who is addicted to pain medication and doesn’t seem to care about anyone, especially himself.  The show is deeply rooted in medical issues that are intriguing and captivating. It just finished season seven and will continue with season eight in the fall of 2011.  House is always trying to put pieces together and figure out complex cases whether it’s about a patient’s life or deciding who his medical team will consist of.

Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls is a humorous show with a heartwarming plot. It tells a story of a daughter Rory and her friendship with her young mother. They go through hardships and blissful times. Their dialogue is mainly quick with witty references.  The series ended with seven seasons.  Re-runs are on ABC Family starting at five in the afternoon.

That 70’s Show

That 70’s Show airs on Teen Nick and ABC Family. It ended with eight seasons. The audience is mainly for teenagers and older groups. It is about a close friend group; they have the most fun together, even though they never end up doing anything besides hanging out in Eric’s basement. The friends are always resolving feuds and seeking new love interests. It is always fun to laugh along with Eric Forman and his friends.

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live airs on Saturday at eleven thirty to one AM on NBC. The thirty-sixth season just ended with Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. It closed with a hilarious bang. This classic political satire show first aired in 1976 and is still going strong.  The show has cycled through various comedy groups, and produced stars such as Steve Martin, Will Farrell, and Tina Fey.  Each week features a guest host and musical artist, along with skits making fun of the politics and pop culture.


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