Celebrity High-Five: Harold Perrineau's 5 Favorite TV Shows

By Anngie Dehoyos

Sep 27, 2012

Best known for playing a wheelchair-bound prisoner on HBO’s groundbreaking series Oz and the intense Michael "Waaaaaaalt!" Dawson on the phenomenally successful Lost, Harold Perrineau may be moving toward a funnyman persona. Most recently the actor appeared in Georgia, a three-episode web series from writer-director Marta Kauffman (Friends). "It's an episodic romantic comedy. Lighthearted, funny, and touching," he said when I asked him via email to describe the project. Perrineau played the fiance of the titular Georgia herself (Mary Elizabeth Ellis of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and New Girl), and the final episode was released last week. You can watch the first episode below:

Later this year, Perrineau will co-star in the upcoming TBS comedy The Wedding Band, which centers on a group of four friends who escape their real lives to form a wedding band (get it?) under the alias of "Mother of the Bride." The show premieres Saturday, November 10 at 10pm and also features Brian Austin Green (90210), Peter Cambor (NCIS: LA) and Derek Miller (Secret Girlfriend). Until then, fans of Perrineau can catch him in his recurring role as the Oakland crime lord Damon Pope on FX's Sons of Anarchy.

And now, here are Perrineau's five favorite TV shows, in no particular order.



The Honeymooners


"The reruns filled my nights in Brooklyn with laughter."



Good Times


"There may have been a lot of stereotypes, but they lived in the projects, and so did I, so I could relate."



OZ


"Because OZ was never what it seemed to be on the surface. It asked more questions, and was more poignant than just a violent prison drama."



Secret Diary of a Call Girl


"I don't know, I just like it."



The Newsroom


"I am loving The Newsroom. So good."


What do you think of Harold's picks? (Vote on his list here!) Did any of them surprise you?


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  • Montana_Katana Sep 28, 2012

    "I don't know, I just like it." heh.

    I'm gonna start explaining all my viewing habits with this.

  • saxyroro Sep 28, 2012

    I'm glad he put OZ in there. I think it will always be overshadowed on the greatness that is HBO. And he was great on OZ.

  • pcsjunior002 Sep 28, 2012

    His reasoning for "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" is EXACTLY what I use to explain my guilty pleasures. Almost exactly.



    Pretty solid choices, though, and I'm a big Sorkin fan, so of course I approve of that last one.

  • DavidJackson8 Sep 28, 2012

    His reasoning for liking Secret Diary of a Call Girl made me laugh. I know the reason he watches it: Billie Piper... as a call girl... being sexy and doing it.



    How do I know? It's basically the same thing I say when I tell people I watch shows that I actually really only watch because of beautiful women + sex. Hehe.

  • drlowdon Sep 28, 2012

    Billie Piper as a call girl is reason enough to watch anything.

  • Clurichaun Sep 28, 2012

    Billie Piper is reason enough, the call girl part is just a bonus :)