Currently there aren't a lot of television programmes that we simply MUST watch.
Years ago in South Africa I used to watch Egoli pretty much every night and also 7de Laan. There were a few others when I grew up - some of my South African readers might remember shows like Saartjie, Sonkring, Konings and Ballade vir 'n Enkeling (oh those were the days...). And later on I was a fan of Survivor and Amazing Race (but not so much these days). Just when we moved here I started watching Shortland Street. And I watched it for quite a while. But then got to a point where I just became bored with the drawn out story lines.
Some of the shows we currently enjoy watching (but not the point where it will matter if we ever missed an episode) are shows like Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules and Top Chef (and no, I still can't cook like they do and no, when I dish up it looks nothing like they are doing it on any of these shows). We also enjoy watching Top Gear and Terence enjoys Mythbusters.
When Gilmore Girls was on, that was a show I simply could not miss. So much so that I bought all the DVDs and often watch them all over again. Yes, I'm nuts, I know! And tonight I am very excited that the second series of Downton Abbey will begin, and that will be another show I will not be missing if I can help it. I watched the first series and really enjoyed it, so looking forward to see what will be happening now in Series 2. There is just something about the characters, the costumes, the drama...
Which shows do you enjoy watching?