If you're anything like us, you watch way too much television. Television is one of those addictions that we've wilfully let into our homes, giving it somewhere nice to relax while we become more and more obsessed with it. Honestly, we're totally fine with it at this point because it means we get to watch some of the greatest pieces of creativity of all time. Either that, or we go for something a little more easy going to sit back and relax to.
In honor of all the television we watch, we wanted to put together a quiz to tell other television lovers what show they'd be in. This way, we can all dream of the day that we get to be in our television show! Just tell us on a scale of 1 to 4 how much you like these shows, 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest, and we'll tell you exactly which television show you would star in!
So, are you ready to find out what television show you would be the star of? Are you getting excited just at the prospect of being on the other side of the screen? Well, get your rating finger ready because it's time to start the quiz!
Breaking Bad came out of nowhere and blew everyone away. Detailing the rise and fall of a high school teacher turned drug kingpin, Breaking Bad had interesting characters and tense scenes, along with a few laughs here and there as well depending on your sense of humor.
Arguably the most famous animated television show of all time, the first ten seasons of The Simpsons were funny, satirical and a joy to watch. Sadly, they didn't let it end, and now we're forced to watch the show slowly die in front of our very eyes.
As we move forward into an unknown world of technology, shows like Westworld are becoming more and more popular, as they show us a view of the future that we're not too comfortable with. Not exactly a warning, but a look at what could come if we're not careful.
Television shows about politics have to be careful if they want people to tune in, as they can very easily get the tone wrong. Thankfully, Veep hasn't done this. Created by the man behind The Thick Of It, Veep gives American politics a go and absolutely smashes it.
Lynch was known for pumping out weird films, so it's no surprise that his work on television was exactly the same. The surreal masterpiece details a detective as he attempts to discover the answer to the mysterious details surrounding the death of a young woman.
Thought by some to be the best television show of all time, The Wire gave audiences a look at the interplay between criminals and police officers. Never taking one side over the other, every single character was a complex range of emotions and interesting personality.
The West Wing
While it's certainly important to have comedy shows that deal with politics, it's also interesting to have a drama that attempts to show us what it's really like behind the scenes. The West Wing could certainly take liberties with its source material, but for the most part it was a fascinating look at top level American politics.
The Walking Dead
Based on the comic book of the same name, The Walking Dead shows us what it might be like after a zombie apocalypse. What separates The Walking Dead from other franchises is that it focuses entirely on characters, never really bothering to look at how or why the zombies apocalypse happened.
If you ask us, this is the greatest television show that has ever existed. The writing is perfect, the direction even better, and it kicked off what we now know as the Golden Age Of Television. If you haven't given this mobster classic a look, you owe it to yourself to do so.
The Ren And Stimpy Show
There was a time when it was thought that animation and cartoons were only meant for children, but The Ren And Stimpy Show was the first mainstream example of how this just wasn't true. This show arguably paved the way for others such as Rick And Morty and Adventure Time.
The Office US
Based on a UK original, this US adaptation is based on the lives of a group of people who all work in the same office. On paper, it doesn't sound too great, but the ridiculous antics of the workers always had us coming back for more. If you like this, it's well worth checking out the UK version.
The Last Man On Earth
You wouldn't think that the apocalypse would be something that you could make a lot of jokes about, but this show proves that you can bring humor even to the darkest subjects. Give The Last Man On Earth a look if you want something that's a little bit different from your average comedy.
The Handmaid's Tale
If you're looking for an easy experience from your television show, some frothy entertainment that you won't have to think about once it's finished, then don't tune into The Handmaid's Tale. This show is genuinely harrowing. You have been warned.
Another cartoon that proved parents would have to start paying attention to what was on screen, South Park was not meant for anyone younger than eighteen. That didn't stop us from watching it though! Somehow, South Park is still managing to get aired to this day.
Sort of like Big Bang Theory but for smarter people, Silicon Valley details the lives of a bunch of nerds who are working out of Silicon Valley, attempting to make money out of their tech smarts. Well worth a watch if you're looking for a laugh based on the way things are going in this world.
Sons Of Anarchy
While we prefer when people come up with new and interesting ideas, there are some exciting concepts that will always work for television, one of those concepts being biker gangs. Sons Of Anarchy gives you a look into the lives of a fictional biker gang.
If you haven't seen this sitcom, then you should probably take a look, as it's considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. Not only that, but paved the way for many sitcoms you like today, with many comparing it to the likes of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Sex And The City
This show was controversial at the time because it was marketed as being the television show that women had been looking for. Many women saw Sex And The City as a depressing look at how men at the top saw women at the bottom. A depressing but accurate way of looking at this show.
If you want to get people to watch your show, all you have to do is make sure that the dialogue is stellar and the characters are believable. Beyond that, you can go Peaky Blinders and throw in some sex and violence as well, just to make sure that people tune in!
Orange Is The New Black
We often wonder how the writer of the book this show is based on feels about the way that she is portrayed, as it's certainly not in the best light. Orange Is The New Black gives us a look at what life inside a woman's prison is like, a show based off the real life experiences of the woman who wrote the book.
Before The Wire, there was Oz, a brutal series that took a look at one of the most unpleasant prisons to ever feature on television. If you've ever seen it, you know that it pulls no punches in showing the audience what the worst excesses of a violent prison can look like.
We're not sure how nobody has thought about this sort of show in the past, as we know it would've been just as successful. The Americans details what it's like to live as a spy in America, posing as a normal family, something that most of us will never experience in real life.
If we're honest, there's not many cop shows we like outside of The Wire, but somehow Brooklyn Nine-Nine is able to pull us in every single time we sit down to watch it. So glad to hear that NBC have picked up another series after Fox decided to drop them!
In an attempt to paint what a family looks like in the modern world, something sitcoms haven't really been doing, Modern Family gives us all of it. There's the standard white family with three kids, an older man with a younger latino woman and a gay couple. They really tried to fit everyone in there!
Watching a show about a bunch of men in suits doesn't sound much fun on the surface, but when you find out it details what the world used to be like behind closed doors, showing us what the advertizing men got up to back in the days, your interest is immediately piqued.
Yes, if you've only ever seen this man in The Wire, you will be surprised to know that he's actually from England and has quite the strong accent. It always amazes us how well some actors are able to pull off different accents when we fail spectacularly when we try.
Putting aside everything we now know about Louis CK for a moment and talking just about his show, Louie is insanely good. For a short time, it redefined what a modern comedy was, and while it certainly owed a lot to Woody Allen, it also created a vibe all of its own.
This show lost us after the second season, as we just couldn't be bothered with it anymore. Somehow, some people were able to stay with it right till the end, and we've been reliably informed that they were not too happy with the ending that they finally stuck around for...
Growing up, it seemed like most comedy shows were content to stick with the accepted formula, and it still seems that way to us now that we're all grown up. That being said, shows like 30 Rock gave us faith that people were still out there writing funny and original comedy for us to watch.
Is there anything in this world that Donald Glover can't do? The man is unstoppable! It seems like whatever he puts his mind to, he's able to pull it off and garner a huge fanbase doing it. We get jealous just thinking about all of the things that he's managed to do at this point.
We generally love animation and cartoons that are aimed at adults, but for whatever reason, Archer has just never been able to grab us. We've given the juvenile secret agent enough tries at this point. We think that we'll stick with Rick And Morty for now thank you!
The Big Bang Theory
Look, we don't like this show that much either, but can we stop pretending that it deserves the amount of hate that it gets? Sure, the amount the actors are getting paid is sickening and we're not sure how it keeps getting renewed, but what's the problem?! Okay, we get it...
Key & Peele
Taking after predecessors such as Chapelle's Show, with Dave Chapelle himself saying as much in his own recent comedy special, Key & Peele brings a refreshing mix of observational and absurdist humor usually centred around the complex concept of race in America.
Jane The Virgin
It's interesting to see what can be achieved when writers sit down to subvert a genre, purposefully getting meta with the whole process and trying to poke fun at the things that have become standard for their chosen genre. This is exactly what Jane The Virgin does, and it's good at it.
How I Met Your Mother
Okay, so we don't understand how somebody is allowed to get away with this sort of copying. This is just Friends. We all know that this is just Friends. So how is somebody not taking the writers to court for what is clear plagiarism!
House Of Cards
There are much better political dramas out there, including the old UK political drama that this is based on. Seriously, any fan of this should go back and watch that to see what serious political thriller and satire looks like. It may not be as big and flashy, but it's much better written.
One thing we never like about this show is the fact that this man got away with everything he did. We're probably taking it too seriously for what it was, but it just never made sense to us! This man would've been struck off as soon as he walked into a hospital.
Game Of Thrones
Basing a television show on a series of novels that hasn't even finished yet is a brave thing to do, as you don't know if you're going to annoy the fans by messing with the direction that the books are going. You have to be really careful that you get it right with the author first!
Quite possibly the most successful sitcom of all time, Friends has not only managed to entertain us for decades at this point, but was a genuinely important moment in pop culture history. This show helped create a hairstyle for god's sake. That is crazy.
Freaks And Geeks
If you want to take a look at what it was like going to high school back in the day, you could do much worse than Freaks and Geeks. One of Judd Apatow's lesser known projects from before he made it big in Hollywood. Yes, this man was doing things for years.
Fear The Walking Dead
Spin-off shows are something we have a mixed opinion of. There are a couple out there that we have enjoyed immensely but most of them are just a chance to make some extra money. This is exactly what this show is. It is a chance for people to keep making money out of The Walking Dead.
We love The Coen Brothers, so we didn't want to get too hyped for this, but we couldn't stop ourselves. Thankfully, it turned out to meet all of our expectations and then some. It was a fantastic delve into a terrifying world that lingers just behind the scenes of our own.
Eastbound And Down
When we started this show, we thought there was a chance it would lose steam, the unlikeable idiot at the middle of it all would end up getting on our nerves. Thankfully, he didn't, and we ended up watching every single episode of the show and loving every second of it.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
If you ask us, Curb Your Enthusiasm is pretty, pretty... pretty good! In fact, it's fantastic. If you haven't seen this semi-improvised show, you owe it to yourself to watch it. It will have you laughing and cringing in equal measure, which is always the best sign of a comedy.
This show was before our time, but we do remember our parents watching reruns of it when we were much younger, so we've got a feel for the general vibe it was throwing out. It seemed like good time television, which is odd seeing as it took place mainly in a bar.
This is a man who, despite what this image may imply, has a serious amount of integrity. He threw away a lot of money because he was unhappy with the way that showbiz was treating, unhappy with who he was becoming. There are not a lot of people who would do that.
There aren't enough shows out there that are exclusively about modern women trying to figure out their place in the world, so we're glad that these two are doing their thing. They aren't who you expect them to be, and they revel in the fact that they're not your stereotypical girls.
Fear of where technology could take us is old hat at this point, but Charlie Brooker is making it interesting again with Black Mirror. This shows is pitch perfect in how it shows us all what we could become if we're not careful. It's not saying we'll definitely end up there, but that we could.
Better Call Saul
A spin-off that we can get behind! Saul Goodman was our favorite character from Breaking Bad, so we were so happy when we found out that he was getting his own show after Breaking Bad finished. So far, it has not disappointed, and we can't wait for the next season!
If you consider yourself to be a fan of comedy but you haven't seen this, then you need to change that. Arrested Development has something for everyone, but will mainly appeal to people who are looking for some very deep writing. This is the sort of thing we need more of in comedy shows.