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What Are Your Favorite Television Shows of All Time?

 
 
Reply Sat 27 Jan, 2018 08:26 pm
What occurs to me at the moment is:

1. The Adventures of Superman
2. Star Trek: The Original Series
3. Star Trek: The Next Generation
4. House, MD
5. Highlander
6. Seinfeld
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jan, 2018 08:41 pm
1 Seinfeld
2 M*A*S*H*
3 Have Gun Will Travel
2 Maverick
3 Ed Sullivan
4 Family Guy
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jan, 2018 09:22 pm
@Brandon9000,
I have said this before. "The Good Place" is the best show on television. It is about a woman who finds herself in heaven by mistake and has to figure out how to become a good person to stay (I won't give any more spoilers).

It is both funny and smart (they make Kant jokes). The characters are great. The actors (Ted Danson and Kristen Bell) are in roles perfect for them and have great chemistry. The story moves very fast, the plot twists are awfully fun.

If you are sold, start from season one (the story of how the characters progress is very important). We are now almost finished with season two with a third on the way.

This is the best, most creative, and entertaining show on television.

I also enjoyed; The Blacklist, Burn Notice (both the spy thriller category), Star Trek TOS, TNG and DS9 and Doctor Who (in the science fiction category).


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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jan, 2018 09:56 pm
Barney Miller was a very subtle, low-keyed comedy. Taxi was good, but lacked the polish and understated humor of Barney Miller. I also thought that Hill Street Blues was good, although uneven.

The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits were good, although that latter was a poor second to the former. The early days of television had a lot of crap, but there was a lot of brilliance, too. Ernie Kovacs was just brilliant, and exploited the then new medium to its fullest. Then there were wonderful live shows of stage productions: Playhouse Ninety, Alcoa Theater, and Omnibus were three fine examples of those wonderful shows. Studio One did a show, "The Night America Trembled" about the Orson Welles broadcast of War of the Worlds in 1938, and was an excellent example of what television could do with the backing of their networks. Alas, it didn't last.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jan, 2018 10:03 pm
I concur on Barney Miller and Twilight Zone. Also I liked Alfred Hitchcock.
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wmwcjr
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 12:11 am
The Twilight Zone
The Outer Limits
Thriller
Alfred Hitchcock
Darkroom
Monsters
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 12:32 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
...The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits were good, although that latter was a poor second to the former...

Conicidentally, I just a few minutes ago re-watched the "Outer Limits" episode "Soldier" written by Harlan Ellison.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 12:41 am
Columbo
All in the Family
The Sopranos
Your Show of Shows (Sid Caesar)
Fury, the Story of a Horse and the Boy Who Loved Him
The Twilight Zone
Saturday Night Live (the early years)
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 07:16 am
I forgot All in the Family.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 01:46 pm

1, The Unit (TV Series 2006–2009)

2. Z Nation (TV Series 2014–present)

3. Revolution (TV Series 2012-2014)

4. Stargate SG-1 (TV Series 1997–2007)

5. Doctor Who (TV Series 2005–present)
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 02:09 pm
In fact, Dr. Who has been produced since 1963.

The official web site
Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 03:11 pm
@Setanta,
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In fact, Dr. Who has been produced since 1963.

I am aware of the earlier "Doctor Who" shows. I also have vague memories of seeing some of the early "Doctor Who's" when I was a kid back in the 1970s. I wasn't really a fan of the show back then. Back then when I was a kid I didn't understand or comprehend the show. I just remember some guy wearing a scarf and a phone booth. That's about all I am able to remember about the earlier "Doctor Who" show. When the show was brought back in 2005 I became a big fan and have been a big fan ever since.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 05:08 pm
Breaking Bad
True Detective
Friends
Seinfeld
Paladin
Farscape
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 08:42 pm
@Real Music,
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I just remember some guy wearing a scarf and a phone booth.


Sacrilege! That "guy wearing a scarf" was Tom Baker... widely understood as the best Doctor ever. My daughter thinks Matt Smith is better, but that was her first Doctor.

http://asset-manager.bbcchannels.com/i/2e2tw0je0az1000
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PhillyCheese
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jan, 2018 09:07 pm
For Comedy:
Seinfeld
Friends
Community

Drama:
Breaking Bad
The Wire
Sopranos
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Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jan, 2018 01:53 am

Sliders (TV Series 1995–2000)

Space: Above and Beyond (TV Series 1995–1996)

First Wave (TV Series 1998–2001)

Chappelle's Show (TV Series 2003–2006)

In Living Color (TV Series 1990–1994)




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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jan, 2018 07:42 am
@Brandon9000,
1. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999);
2. Game of Thrones (2011-)
3. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)
4. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
5. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)


30 Rock (2006–2013)
Bob's Burgers (2011– )
The Colbert Report (2005–2015)
Community (2009–2015)
The Daily Show (1996– )
Eureka (2006–2012)
Robot Chicken (2001– )
The Simpsons (1989– )
Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Veep (2012– )
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Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jan, 2018 12:04 pm

Happy Days (TV Series 1974–1984)

The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series 1974–1978)

The Munsters (TV Series 1964–1966)

Battlestar Galactica (TV Series 1978–1979)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jan, 2018 08:38 pm
There's a new network show on NBC, Better Late than Never. Stars William Shatner, Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman. They visit different locales each week and sample the culture and food. Tonight they are in Morocco. It's a fun goofing around show.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jan, 2018 09:41 pm
@edgarblythe,
I've seen that show a number of times and I liked it. Sometimes they go overboard and act like the stereotypical Ugly Americans. I suppose they think because they're big names it's okay to act like fools. But for the most part it's a pretty good show. The show is a takeoff on Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad where Twain and a couple of other friends went to Europe and made fun of a lot of the tourist attractions over there.
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