The key here is that they have to be interesting on a third or fourth viewing. This eliminates a lot of must see TV like Lost, Alias or the Blacklist because once you know what happens, it just isn't that interesting, even if the acting is excellent .... So, I could, and have, watched these again and again
  1. China Beach - the music alone is reason to have this on a desert island
  2. Battlestar Galactica - if only through the middle of season 4. Still the best thing on my TV ever
  3. Orphan black or Buffy the vampire slayer? I can't decide. But maybe I should pick The office or Modern family - because at least they always make me laugh. And I might need that after BSG and China Beach!