7 TV Shows for Today’s Well-Balanced Man

Action, drama, comedy — three elements that show up in today’s TV programming like nothing else in the world. However, does that mean that there’s necessarily a strong list of TV shows for today’s well balanced man? Well, the jury is still out on that one.

When you’re trying to show a new girlfriend that you can do more than watch sports all day, you need to be able to dig in deep and look at other shows that might even catch her interest as well. With so many choices on TV though, it can be pretty hard to demonstrate that you can do more than cheer for your favorite team.

That’s where we come in — we came up with a list of great TV shows for the well balanced man. Impress girlfriends, surprise your mother, and even wow friends with your new found TV habits. You’ll be glad you checked this list out, trust us :)

1. Storage Wars


If you love watching people compete against each other for money in a big way, you have to sit down and watch Storage Wars. Even though it’s not an official competition, you really do get the feeling that everyone is trying to outdo each other as they scour the country’s storage locker auctions for treasures. Some of the secret hauls and finds are pretty impressive, and the return on investment can be quite high. The show can get repetitive and you might get tired of the constant battling back and forth, but overall this is definitely one worth checking out. Women also like the show because they generally like the idea of holding on to stuff like anyone else — who knew?

2. American Pickers


It’s said that one man’s junk is one man’s treasure, and this is definitely true if you sit down to watch American Pickers. It’s on the History channel, which has been putting out a lot of really great shows lately — Ice Road Truckers, anyone? American Pickers is similar to Storage Wars, except that AP pursues “junk” everywhere, not just in storage places. There’s also a lot more human interaction as the “pickers” try to look at the story behind the “junk”, not just how much it will fetch on the open market.

3. My Strange Addiction


TLC has been putting out a lot of good documentaries, which give you a good dose of reality without going over the top. My Strange Addiction is a new one, but it’s something that will definitely delight you if you’re into weird things. On this show, people secretly admit that they are addicted to eating strange things, like toilet paper and soap flakes. Some people even admit to going around in a fur costume. This is a new series but it’s definitely one that’s bound to get more popular with time.

4. 1000 Ways to Die


If you and your friends have a bit of an interest in the absolutely crazy, weird, and funny, you can’t skip over 1000 Ways to Die. It’s absolutely ridiculous because it covers some of the weirdest deaths around. It’s not for the squeamish, but if you laugh at this sort of thing then you need to make sure that you add it to your list.

TV Crime Shows

TV crime shows have been popular over the years. We all enjoy being able to solve the clues and see if we can find out who did it and the best shows allow us to work alongside the detective to solve clues with them.

The Mentalist


This show follows Patrick Jane who works alongside the California Bureau of Investigation to help them solve homicides. He is not an officer of law but uses skills form his former career as a psychic medium, which he faked because he knows no one has psychic powers. His wife and daughter were murdered and so he helps with crime solving in the hope he will eventually find their murderer.



Columbo was always recognisable form his mac and his old car. He was a homicide detective and the TV shows were always slightly different in that we watched the crime being committed at the beginning and then watched him find proof of who committed it. We did not have to guess who did it, but why they did it. His apparent lack of memory and his scruffy appearance made him seem an unlikely detective, which was always part of his appeal.



Adrian Monk is an ex-detective who stopped working after his wife was killed by a bomb. He suffered a nervous breakdown and then became a recluse. The series sees him with his nurse, starting to be able to leave home and work as a private detective. Much of the comedy is brought about by his obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias. These problems can also help him to solve cases.