Moffly Media staffers weigh in on their favorite TV shows
Heidi Kurlander - Kail
National Fashion/Lawyers/Special Sections
Still watching "Sex and the City" reruns!
Chief Financial Officer
My favorite TV series is the "Big Bang Theory". It has so much of what works for me including true friendships, the underdog story (geek gets hot girl), Sheldon’s quirks that help me see I’m not alone, all of the characters are likable. The writing is smart, clever, classy, witty, kind and they don’t rely on sex or dirty humor to get a laugh. No matter how I am feeling, I can always count on this show to make me smile.
Others that were close, but didn’t quite make favorite are "Breaking Bad", "Mad Men" and "House of Lies".
Senior Associate Editor of athome in Fairfield County Magazine
Honestly, the only TV show I watch somewhat consistently is "The Bachelor"/"Bachelorette", because it's just too ridiculous. But I think "Sherlock" and "The Mindy Project" are both very smart.
Editor of Westport Magazine and Fairfield Living Magazine
I'd bet that my friends would guess that I'd say my favorite show is "Downton Abbey." I studied literature. I adore Maggie Smith. True, but I'm such an escapist that I actually devoured a series that is possibly the most opposite of my personality: "24." Yeah, Jack Bauer. I think it proves I'm a sucker for explosions and have a weakness for good guys with an independent sense of morality. Sometimes they're ruthless, and they're damaged in some way, but I find myself rooting for them. Jack was a monster sometimes, but he was also right or, at least, tried to do the right thing, and when people double-crossed him, ugh, it drove me crazy. And cliffhangers. I'm also a sucker for those. Two other shows like that are "Burn Notice" and "Scandal". If you're looking for less-talked about series, try "Luther" or "Sherlock" (dark and intense) and "The Good Guys" (for a laugh).
I love "The Mindy Project" .I find her delightful. The show is completely off-the-wall wacky, yet still believable somehow. And it is laugh-out-loud funny, even the throwaway lines.
"The Americans" (FX)
I've loved Keri Russell since her days as Felicity and she and Matthew Rhys have undeniable chemistry, playing Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple during the Cold War period in the 1980s. These two carry the show but the supporting cast is also fantastic and the music is perfect for tone and time period. Season three's been picked up–not too late to catch up on the first two before it starts.
"Mad Men" (AMC)
The writing and performances (from previously lesser-known actors) have been captivating for all 6.5 seasons but I'm equally fascinated by the gorgeous clothes and 1960s sets.
"True Detective" (HBO)
I became obsessed with this show after the pilot episode. I'd never been a Matthew McConaughey fan until this show but his performance alongside Woody Harrelson is one my all time favorites. I'm bummed they won't be returning for season 2 but very intrigued to see the show take on a whole new mystery on the West Coast.
Creative Services Art Director
"Breaking Bad" and "Orange is the New Black" are two of my favorites. I love the raw subject matter combined with more personal/family story lines. Plus the back stories they do on some of the characters are my favorite.
"The Good Wife."The cast is outstanding: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Alan Cumming, Christina Baranski, Archie Panjabi, Matt Czuchry and comical and entertaining guest performances by Michael J Fox. The writing is smart, interesting character development, a balance of resolution and suspense in the story line - just fun TV.