While some people fixate on the fashion in TV shows, I fixate on the characters houses. So I thought I'd share with you a list of five of my favourites...
(1) Brody family home - Homeland
I realise this house is not everyone's cup of tea, but given the amount of images of it online and the recent bidding war when it went up for sale, it's not just me who loves it. It's also somewhat ironic that part of the reason I love it is because it is single storey (considering we're about to extend our bungalow into the roof!)
But it's the mid-century modern interior that really makes my heart sing, with its wood paneling, bare brick work and open plan living. The layout works particularly well too, with the entrance in the middle of the property dividing the living and sleeping spaces. You could have a raucous party at one end of the house whilst a baby slept peacefully at the other.
(2) The 'Grandpa In My Pocket' house
You'd need some tv magic to make this property a realistic option, because the house that serves as the exterior to the set, is in reality only a one-bed home. But if you could magic the tv set into the inside of this house, I'd happily move in.
The inside shamelessly embraces every cliche of seaside living, from the white Ikea sofas to the wooden floors, mini lighthouses and wooden panelling, but it looks fabulously relaxed and cosy and there always seems to be enough room to seat the family and any guests who pop in.
I'm not much of an apartment kind of person, but if ever tower block living was going to seduce me, this would be my pad.
From the three en-suite bathrooms (two at one end, the third at the other) to the sunken living room complete with grand piano, this incredible home is topped off my a dizzying expanse of aluminium windows overlooking the Seattle skyline. Sadly the view is entirely fictional having been created especially for the show to give the Space Needle more prominence!
(4) Dexter's bachelor pad in Miami
Ok, so first of all I have to face up to the fact this wouldn't be an entirely practical family home (I'd have to replace the desk that takes up half the living space with a table to eat at to start with) but if I was young and single this bijou home would suit me perfectly.
As well as a light and airy living space, the window blinds in the sitting room hide sea views and the real apartment has access to a private swimming pool and beautifully maintained park.
(5) Nora Walker's house In Brothers & Sisters
This house dis a bit beige on the outside and I would probably have to hire a full-time cleaner if I moved in, but what a party house! The island in the kitchen alone is bigger than most people's dining room table and the actual dining room table seats 12 comfortably.
Are there any TV homes you dream of living in?