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What is the best TeleVision Show that you have watched?

 
 
Jewels Vern
 
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Wed 11 Sep, 2019 01:13 am
I liked Benny Hill, but they cancelled it.
I liked James At 16, but they cancelled it.
I liked Desert Storm, but they cancelled it.
I liked Lazy Town, but they cancelled it.
I liked Animal Planet, until it turned into SPCA Cops.
I liked History Channel until I got tired of refighting WW2.
Now I don't even know how to change channels on the new tvs.
izzythepush
 
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Wed 11 Sep, 2019 01:21 am
@Jewels Vern,
Jewels Vern wrote:

I liked Benny Hill, but they cancelled it.


It was awful, should have been cancelled much sooner, fortunately they've not shown his crap since it was cancelled. (Not over here at least.) Blame the new wave of decent, funny comedians like Ben Elton.



Which in itself lead to a fantastic piece of satire.

Jewels Vern
 
  -1  
Wed 11 Sep, 2019 12:17 pm
@izzythepush,
I never heard of him. Benny Hill is tremendously popular on youtube, even though he has been dead for 27 years.
izzythepush
 
  1  
Wed 11 Sep, 2019 12:51 pm
@Jewels Vern,
So what? Benny Hill is dead, and Ben Elton is still writing iconic comedy.



Probably a bit too highbrow for your tastes.


Btw, Blackadder is shown over and over again on youtube and on the telly.
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longly
 
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Wed 11 Sep, 2019 01:22 pm
Back Adder was one of my favorites.

As I interpret black adder it is the story of a man’s family and related English families from the Middle Ages to World War I. I thought the way the series ended on the battle field in WW I was quite poignant
izzythepush
 
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Wed 11 Sep, 2019 02:18 pm
@longly,
It's Blackadder, and Ben Elton only took over the writing with Alan Curtis from season 2.

Say what you will, it's head and shoulders above Benny Hill.

Upstart Crow is just as good. It's about Shakespeare and has the same feel as Season 2.
Roberta
 
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Wed 11 Sep, 2019 10:51 pm
I don't know how I could have missed this thread the first time around. Doesn't matter.

The Sopranos (still IMO da best)
Prime Suspect (Helen Mirren was and is brilliant)
Your Show of Shows (I watched a retrospective of this recently. Laughed til I cried. How could I not laugh? Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Larry Gelbart, etc., were the writers. And Caesar was great.)
glitterbag
 
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Thu 12 Sep, 2019 12:11 am
@Roberta,
I just got a DVD from Maryland Public TV with hopefully many of the old "Your Show of Shows".....I haven't watched it yet..hopefully this weekend

I thought Helen Mirren was fantastic in Prime Suspect

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longly
 
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Thu 12 Sep, 2019 10:39 pm
@izzythepush,
I too liked Upstart Crow. It was pretty good comedy and the historical background was scenery was accurate.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Sat 29 Feb, 2020 03:12 am
It is Season 21, and I am still watching, and enjoying, "Law & Order, SVU". I love how Mariska Hargitay has developed in the show. I really don't know how the writers can come up with interesting stories, year after year, and not get boring.
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farmerman
 
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Thu 30 Apr, 2020 01:08 am
SERIES
Sopranos
Dexter
JUSTIFIED
FARGO
MYTHBUSTERS

COMEDY
SEINFELD
GARY SHAMBLING SHOW

MINIS
ZULU
LONESOME DOVE


SCIENCE

NOTHING WORTH TALKING ABOUT(Its pretty much all garbage and full of stupid hypotheses)

REALITY SERIES

See above comments about science

SPORTS

Bass Fishing
Monster Fish catching
Curling
NCAA basketball
MLB games featuring my Phillies

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micahe0630
 
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Sun 31 May, 2020 09:13 pm
@Riddler101,
F.R.I.E.N.D.S
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Frank Apisa
 
  2  
Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:19 am
The Newsroom.

The early episodes of Homeland.
Phoenix32890
 
  1  
Mon 1 Jun, 2020 11:12 am
@Frank Apisa,
Oh, yeah, the early ones were great. I find the later ones less interesting.
Frank Apisa
 
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Mon 1 Jun, 2020 12:21 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Yep.

But I did find the wrap-up to be about as good a finale as I've ever seen on TV. I know that many Homeland fans disagree with that considerably, but I felt it was just about the only way for it to end decently.

Frankly, I expected Carrie to be killed, instead. Happy it didn't happen.
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friendzone
 
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Wed 22 Jul, 2020 06:21 am
@Riddler101,
you see best is a rather subjective matter and it depends on different genres there are ,but since you are talking about TV i assume the dominant genre happens to be comedy and/or sitcom. the best comedy TV show/series that i have watched in Friends. it a story about friends and some of the story writers were actually psychologists so besides laughter, you will get something more from friends.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Wed 22 Jul, 2020 06:56 am
The Newsroom, created and written by Aaron Sorkin was stupendous. If you have not viewed it, binge on it first chance you get.
glitterbag
 
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Wed 22 Jul, 2020 09:05 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Loved it.
Frank Apisa
 
  1  
Thu 23 Jul, 2020 04:17 am
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

Loved it.



Nancy and I just binged the second season again. We loved it.

New stuff is hard to come by these days. Coronavirus has stopped production on damn near everything.
izzythepush
 
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Sun 26 Jul, 2020 01:48 pm
@Frank Apisa,
They’re showing Bored to Death over. I really like it, there are wonderful lines like, “Leah has just had her nose broken by a homosexual tiger in Brooklyn.”
 

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