Of the network stations, the one three letter network I like most consistently is CBS. This is speaking of their procedurals and nothing else since I don’t watch the new or reality TV (with exception to Dancing with the Stars). Just for fun and “because,” I’m going to rank CBS shows that I watch.
CBS is the one network I watch the most TV from and therefore the one that impresses most consistently. Their shows seems to have this way of using headline stories and finding the truth “between the lines,” all of which they do in a way that is respectful of the heroes the actors represent.
This list will not take into account shows like FBI, SEAL Team or S.W.A.T as I haven’t watched enough to know my thoughts on either, but I will say, what I saw of the former really impressed me. These rankings are based on least to most favorite, and will only include current shows. Let’s take a look.
HOW I RANK CBS SHOWS [My Favorites]
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Michael Weatherly stayed at CBS when he moved from NCIS to this, and it’s good. I do enjoy this one, but despite its multiple seasons, it hasn’t gripped me in the way other shows on this channel do. Find digitally on Amazon Video or watch with a CBS all access subscription | TV-14
7: NCIS: New Orleans
I do really like this fourth (one didn’t make it) NCIS spin-off, but this past season something happened that changes all of the dynamics and makes the show feel a bit “empty.” That said, it’s still a really good show and once I’m not going to quit watching. Find digitally on Amazon Video or watch with a CBS all access subscription | TV-14
This may have been further up on the “favorites” list were it not for its last season. It’s very unlike the normal MacGyver story-telling (being one big seasonal ARC story vs. separate stories each episode). Shows are SO much stronger when they don’t devote entire seasons to one storyline, or worse MULTIPLE-seasons like Arrow did. Either way, I still love these characters and hope next season returns to doing what MacGyver does BEST! Find digitally on Amazon Video or watch with a CBS all access subscription | TV-14
Seasons: 1 (a second season was ordered)
Ok, so this is the only show on my list that’s a summer feature, but it’s such fun. My mother and binged it a couple of months ago, and while I liked it more than her, we both loved the chemistry between the leads, and found the best friend character hilarious. Plus, I appreciate that this hero didn’t fall into stereotypical patterns. If you like things like National Treasure, you’d enjoy this. Find digitally on Amazon Video or with a CBS all-access subscription | TV-14
4: Magnum P.I.
This re-make of the 80s classic is really quite fun. Between the changes in how Higgins is a part of Magnum’s world and the strong bonds between the service members (Magnum, Rick and T.C.), the show has something good going. I’m just hoping it stays in this format. Find digitally on Amazon Video or with a CBS all-access subscription | TV-14
3: NCIS: Los Angeles
Still enjoy this second spin-off. The cast is strong, and with exception to a few changes here and there, the main cast is still intact unlike so many of its other peers. Plus, the LA “vibe” is just cool. Find digitally on Amazon Video | TV-14
There’s a reason this show has so many seasons. It’s the original Naval Criminal Investigative Service TV show, is one of the good ones. In fact, this one could in first place as easily as the show I put there. It’s just that good. Find digitally on Amazon Video or with a CBS all-access subscription | TV-14
1: Blue Bloods
This show… I love it. It’s proof that a show doesn’t need to end with a cliffhanger or feature any tangled web story lines that interweave through multiple seasons to be good. The family dynamics and the episodic stories are always fabulous. Find digitally on Amazon Video or with a CBS all-access subscription | TV-14
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