My list has diminished over the years, and unless Joss Whedon comes out with a new show before I graduate college, which at this point is looking like never, I have three choices.
I followed David Boreanaz from Buffy and Angel to this show, and though my crime dramas that I can stand are few and far between, I got absorbed in this show. It’s nice to see him get to display his sense of humor, instead of be so dour all the time, even if that was the role.
Role:Witness or Intern
If you haven’t spotted my Whedon fan flag by now, you haven’t been paying attention. I love my captain, Nathan Fillion, and stalked him from Firefly and Serenity, and was delighted to find him being his irreverent after a fashion. Plus having the bonus of Firefly Easter eggs thrown in every once in a while.
Role:Victim that turns out to be a killer or Rookie that gets killed during bad guy chase.
No, not the castle. Someone referred to this show as X-Files and Pushing Daisies had a child. I’ve never seen PD, so I can’t say how accurate that is, but all the weird stuff going down definitely fits X-Files. This one popped up on my radar through Netflix, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Jack Carter being the common sense straight man to this mass of geniuses in a town where things go wrong so often is original. Being the common man in the middle of a think tank could be ridiculous, because he can’t out think the genius, but his street smarts has a way of counterbalancing over-thinking problem resolution. I’m pissed that they’re done after season 5.
Role:Tesla student on tour in GD during crisis.
I would have loved to be on Smallville if it was still going. There area few other shows on the same list, but it’s too long, and most of the shows are long gone.