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What is the best TeleVision Show that you have watched?

 
 
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 01:27 pm
I think that I have watched almost everything that has David Attenborough in it. He is one amazing human being, and brings everything he does to life. He will be leaving quite a legacy for future generations.
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justlexi
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2019 12:29 am
Friends will be on top of my favorite series so as to How I Met Your Mother.
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply 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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Reply 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
 
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Reply 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
 
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Reply 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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Reply 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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Reply 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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Reply 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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Reply 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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Reply 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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