A Housewife’s Guide to: Good TV Shows

Prior to starting my blog my ‘me time’ was scrapbooking, lately I haven’t had much time to dabble amongst my crafts, instead after the kids go to bed I’ve been relaxing on the couch watching some good TV.  I like to hire a series on DVD or record a few weeks worth and watch a few episodes at once, I find I get caught up and gives me a good reason to tune out to everything happening around me and have some quality me time.  I put a shoutout on facebook a few weeks ago asking readers what their favourite shows are.  So combining my favourite shows and those of readers I have put together ‘A Housewife’s Guide to Good TV’!

My Favourites


Greys Anatomy


Private Practice

True Blood

Vampire Diaries


Big Bang Theory

Sons of Anarchy

Once upon a time

Desperate Housewives

Gilmore Girls

Gossip Girl

Game of Thrones

Popular Reader Favourites

Modern Family

Criminal Minds


Pretty Little Liars

The Mentalist




Breaking Bad

New Girl

Downton Abbey

Hart of Dixie

The Almighty Johnsons


Brothers and Sisters

Sex & the City


 What are your favourite TV Shows?

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snotface stinkbum's mum June 20, 2012 - 8:37 AM

offspring for sure! that darn show makes me cry every week!  i’m also a sucker for the law and order franchise – especially SVU – i love Ice T’s character!

Katrina June 20, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Yes, Offspring is my number 1 show. Looking forward to tonight’s episode.

K Turner June 20, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Love Offspring too, so addictive, my other faves are Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey even a bit of Spartacus and even though I know it’s a bit tacky love Merlin lol 🙂

Lynley King June 20, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Am soo excited to see a New Zealand show on the list 🙂 Love Almighty Johnson’s, just the right mix of drama and humour!!

sarahbraaksma June 21, 2012 - 10:28 AM

I love Dexter.. I hated HB watching it for the first two seasons and then somehow I found myself watching one and really enjoying it.. its my dirty little indulgence 😉

Katrina June 21, 2012 - 7:25 PM

Ooh Dexter is a favourite of ours, can’t wait for the next season to start.

Rachel @ TheKidsAreAllRight June 21, 2012 - 8:58 PM

I just finished watching New Girl then – lordy it makes me laugh. I’ll also give a vote to new kid Tricky Business 🙂

Katrina June 22, 2012 - 8:12 AM

I have heard good review on New Girl, would love to find some time to watch it.

Amy June 22, 2012 - 7:33 AM

The new show on Channel Nine on Monday night Tricky Business is really good too.

nellbe June 24, 2012 - 12:51 PM

Don’t think I can add anything to this impressive list… love Downton Abbey. 

Katrina June 24, 2012 - 12:55 PM

It seems really popular, might have to watch it soon!

Claire @ Claire K Creations June 26, 2012 - 11:41 AM

I absolutely loved Brothers and Sisters. The series ended with one episode’s notice and I was devastated! 

Katrina June 27, 2012 - 2:10 AM

I was too, I watched it from the beginning and thought Nora was just so lovely.

Kristie June 28, 2012 - 1:42 AM

Offspring is my fave at the moment as well as Greys and Revenge but havent had time to watch any…… might need to invest in a TiVo!!

Rachel June 29, 2012 - 12:35 PM

Revenge, Criminal Minds, NCIS,  and Castle, are at the top of my rotation list… I just keep doing marathon after marathon… also partial to Lie to Me, Bones, The Mentalist (the early stuff), Greys Anatomy and The Good Wife.
I have to admit that I don’t watch anything live on TV, I wait till the DVDs are released and then watch the whole tv series from season 1 through to the current season. Between times it’s finished TV shows like Lie to Me and Brothers & Sisters

Sarah-Jane July 18, 2012 - 6:54 PM

Downton Abbey, Offspring are my absolute favourites and will make the time for those. My husband loves to scout for new series that are showing overseas so if you love Gilmore Girls, look out for “Bunheads” – it is done by the same director as Gilmore Girls and does feel a bit too much like Gilmore Girls but still enjoyable. It has the mother from GG as a starring role and she is very much the same but more loveable. The other one we are starting to get into is “Perception” which stars Eric McCormack who was Will in “Will and Grace”. He plays a professor of neuroscience who is very eccentric like Greg House (“House”) but extremely intelligent and assists in cases with the police as a sideline. Speaking of sidelines, I love Castle too; perfect to watch and  have some down time on a Sunday evening. I am looking forward to Channel 9’s new show “House Husbands” as it has Julia Morris in it.

Elita Hooper December 24, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Beauty and the beast(has Australian Jay Ryan from offspring)Reign give them a go. Great shows for mumma at home to relax and enjoy.

Sue January 1, 2014 - 8:59 AM

Beauty and the beast is really good too.

lotto results wa April 21, 2017 - 3:18 AM

This is true! We got a dog a week ago, and every morning the first thing I do after getting up is take the dog for a walk or run (depending on how much time I have). Then I come home, take a shower, get dressed, and start my day. Its only been a week, and I’m astonished at how much more energy I have when I start my day this way.


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