Is there a TV show from your childhood that has always stuck with you? Can you remember the last show that left you speechless? TV is extremely popular in the English-speaking world, and most people - at least from younger generations - could probably answer these questions easily. Because TV is so popular nowadays, it is a very common conversational topic.

In the following article you will be introduced to a number of phrases that you can use in your own conversations about TV. Let's get started!

Questions about TV

Asking others questions about their favorite TV shows is a fantastic way to get them to open up and talk to you. In this table we'll look at a number of questions that you can use to do this.
Do you like to watch TV?
 
What kind of TV shows do you like?
 
What's your favorite show?
 
Have you seen the new season of Found?
 
Do you have cable TV?
 
Which streaming service do you have?
 
What did you think about the latest episode of Light?
 
Do you enjoy game shows?
 
Have you seen the new mini-series, Ashleigh's World?
 
 

Talking about TV

Want to talk about the last season of your favorite show, or about how you watch too much or too little TV? This table introduces you to phrases that are useful for talking about TV.
I enjoy watching the Mystery Channel.
 
I don't watch much TV.
 
I watch too much TV.
 
I missed last season so I need to catch up.
 
The newest season of Light is supposed to be really good.
 
I binge-watched the last season.
 
Last night's episode was so intense.
 
Streaming services are too expensive.
 
I always have to channel surf until I find something good.
 
I want to cancel my cable subscription.
 
Commercials are so annoying.
 
 

Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential English phrases for talking about TV?
  • Do you like to watch TV?
  • What kind of TV shows do you like?
  • I enjoy watching the Mystery Channel.
  • I don't watch much TV.
  • Have you seen the new season of Found?
  • I missed last season so I need to catch up.
  • I binge-watched the last season.
What are the most popular kinds of TV shows in the U.S.?
A wide variety of shows are broadcast in the United States, but some of the most popular are sports games, comedy and late night talk shows, game shows, and reality TV. Most popular TV channels are also available on cable.