10 favorite TV shows of all time

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10 favorite TV shows of all time

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby der nister » 16 Aug 2013, 19:32

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Shopbitch » 16 Aug 2013, 19:32

In no particular order;

* 24
* Arrested Development
* The Tube
* Cheers
* Frasier
* The Smell of Reeves And Mortimer
* Dancing In The Streets
* Family Guy
* The Good Life
* Holding On
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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Snarfyguy » 16 Aug 2013, 19:41

At various times

Insight
Twin Peaks
S.C.T.V.
The Prisoner
The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Pee Wee's Play House
Time for Timothy The Twilight Zone
The Simpsons
Speed Racer (I've seen this as an adult and it sucks! I can't imagine what I liked about it)
Star Trek
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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Samoan » 16 Aug 2013, 19:47

Shooting the Past.
GBH
Northern Exposure.
The Office. (UK)
ER
Thirty Something.
Stella Street.
The Book Group.
This Life.
Nashville.

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Sneelock » 16 Aug 2013, 19:53

Snarfyguy wrote:

Speed Racer (I've seen this as an adult and it sucks! I can't imagine what I liked about it)


I watched them recently. I think, for me, the "Racer X" sub-plot has a lot to do with it.
same with Kimba -- those shows are really kind of heavy for kids. guilt, responsibility - that sort of thing.


ten right off the top of my head:
Prisoner
Star Trek
Car 54, Where Are You?
Twilight Zone
Outer Limits
Untouchables
Beverly Hillbillies
Get Smart!
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Peter Gunn (or Perry Mason - throw up the coin)

I'm not trying to be an old stick in the mud. I like lots of newer shows. but, these shows have been with me a long time and had a lot to do with the screwed up sort of character I turned out to be.

In fact, I could do another list of ten without batting an eye and they'd probably be all old corny stuff too.

Oh, I left off Green Acres but I want to call it "Kafka for Kids" anyway.
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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Aug 2013, 19:55

No particular order, see if I can make it to ten:

Sopranos
Twin Peaks
Heimat
Heimat II
Heimat III
Columbo
Kojak
M*A*S*H*
The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin
The Emigrants/The New Land

need to watch: The Prisoner
1966 and all that

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 16 Aug 2013, 19:57

Tricky....

The Sopranos
Father Ted
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
Breaking Bad
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Scully
Shooting Stars
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Bottom
The Thick Of It




runners-up:

The Simpsons
The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer/Big Night Out
Rising Damp
An Idiot Abroad
The Phil Silvers Show
The Family
Parkinson
The World At War
The Boys From The Blackstuff
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Newsnight
World in Action
Whicker's World
The Royle Family
The Sweeney
The Twilight Zone
The Honeymooners
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
Brookside
Getting On

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby toomanyhatz » 16 Aug 2013, 20:01

The Simpsons
Get Smart
The Twilight Zone
Fawlty Towers
All in the Family
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Later With Bob Costas
The Dick Cavett Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm

...and probably some I'm missing/forgetting
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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Samoan » 16 Aug 2013, 20:02

Runners up not allowed. Keep it Tight, Coan.

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 16 Aug 2013, 20:08

Samoan wrote:Runners up not allowed. Keep it Tight, Coan.


I can't help myself! I LUV TV!



I have to give Get Smart a go soon.

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Quaco » 16 Aug 2013, 20:12

Roughly in order...

I Spy
Danger Man
The Prisoner
The Streets of San Francisco
Star Trek (original)
Rumpole of the Bailey
Get Smart
The Bob Newhart Show
The Rockford Files
Ultraman
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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Snarfyguy » 16 Aug 2013, 20:29

Cage Free Brown wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:

Speed Racer (I've seen this as an adult and it sucks! I can't imagine what I liked about it)


I watched them recently. I think, for me, the "Racer X" sub-plot has a lot to do with it.
same with Kimba -- those shows are really kind of heavy for kids. guilt, responsibility - that sort of thing.

I thought little kids had short attention spans. Those shows are so long and the plots are so thin; it's hard to believe they engage children, they're so boring. I used to like Kimba too, but I guess I won't bother revisiting it.
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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Samoan » 16 Aug 2013, 21:51

Shopbitch wrote:In no particular order;


* Holding On


Some memories of this are coming back to me. I thought it was outstanding and brilliant at the time. I'll have to have a good shufty on line to see if I can track it down in some format.
I've just watched the eulogy on YouTube.

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Nikki Gradual » 16 Aug 2013, 22:03

The Herbs
Blake's Seven
The Changes
Dr Who
Top of the Pops
GBH
Twin Peaks
The Young Ones
The Inbetweeners
The Thick of It
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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Shopbitch » 16 Aug 2013, 22:22

Samoan wrote:
Shopbitch wrote:In no particular order;


* Holding On


Some memories of this are coming back to me. I thought it was outstanding and brilliant at the time. I'll have to have a good shufty on line to see if I can track it down in some format.
I've just watched the eulogy on YouTube.


It was one of those mini-series that BBC2 used to pull out of the bag - Phil Daniels was in it as a bulemic food critic.

Really gripping stuff
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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby The Prof » 16 Aug 2013, 22:41

Our Friends In The North x10

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Shopbitch » 16 Aug 2013, 22:49

The Prof wrote:Our Friends In The North x10


Oh yes! I'd forgotten about that totally!
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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Belle Lettre » 16 Aug 2013, 23:05

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Re: 10 favorite TV shows of all time

Postby Jeemo » 16 Aug 2013, 23:07

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Twin peaks
24
Our Friends in the North
Murder One
West Wing
Boston Legal
The Good Wife
Phineas and Ferb
Tenspeed and Brownshoe
Barney Miller
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