World Television Day: What to Watch, final part

World Television Day: What to Watch, final part

In the concluding part of television series to watch compiled by us, here is a list of some long-running TV shows that

Longest-running TV shows: These shows can demand patience, a lot of patience, to complete, and must only be tackled by the bravest of the brave. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

Note: You will have to seek out these series yourself, but let us tell you every single one of them is worth it.

1. Doctor Who:

The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.

The quintessential lengthy TV of the British, Doctor Who has thrived since its introduction in 1963. It follows the adventures of The Doctor, a nigh-immortal alien from a fantastical world, travelling across all of time and space in his trusty TARDIS, a police box which is bigger on the inside.

With a colossal 839 episodes (that is apart from the nearly 100 missing episodes), the series is not for the faint of heart.

2. Scooby-Doo:

A group of teenage friends and their great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Ah, how the childhood memories come flooding back in. Those were simpler days, when the worries of the world were beneath us, when responsibility was but a word in a book and when cartoons were good old-fashioned fun. Harken back to those times with the original Scooby-Doo cartoon and reconnect with your inner child.

3. Ed, Edd n Eddy:

The off-the-wall, day-to-day life of three friends who share the same name.

It's interesting how some of the longest TV shows happen to be cartoons. Nevertheless, here's another classic from Cartoon Network (before it became what it is today).

4. Supernatural:

If there's something strange in your neighbour-- wait wrong series. Initially envisioned by the series creator as a movie, Supernatural has since gone on to have 12 whole seasons (and a 13th ongoing season) dedicated to the adventures of Sam and Dean Winchester, two hard-hitting been-around-the-block type men who hunt demons, angels and all manners of supernatural beings for a living.

Though the plot has been stretched a bit thin, with many plot points dropped unceremoniously despite being very critical to the series at the time, the series continues to attract viewers with the ongoing cycle of tragedy to redemption for the two brothers.

5. Stargate SG-1: Following the original Stargate film by MGM, the series is a military science fiction, following a special group called SG-1, a military team from Earth. SG-1 and a dozen other SG teams venture to distant planets using an alien portal known as a Stargate, as they scour the galaxy to acquire any technology and make any allies they can to defend Earth from alien invaders.

With a sum-total of 10 seasons and about 214 episodes, SG-1 is going to take a lot of time to get through, but for science fiction geeks, it's a perfect backwater to traverse.

Special mention:

Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting: Bob Ross is one of the world's most well-known masters of oil painting. Using the wet-on-wet technique, Bob Ross showed the world how fun it is to paint (and somehow made it look too easy). Armed with a soft-spoken voice, an array of unusual brushes and his intuition, Bob Ross made people with a passing interest in painting take it up as a proper hobby and continues to inspire many more even after his death.

The best part? All the episodes of The Joy of Painting are available for free on YouTube.

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