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medea
Jun 5, 2003, 04:18 PM
There's been topics on best albums and best films (I think....maybe not...)
but what do you think are some of the best TV shows of all time.

1.Twin Peaks
2.Seinfeld
3.Monty Python's.....
4.The Simpsons
5.X-Files

GeneR
Jun 5, 2003, 04:31 PM
1. Twilight Zone
2. Twin Peaks
3. Mission Impossible
4. Cheers
5. Family Ties

These are subject to change without notice. heh.


:p

trebblekicked
Jun 5, 2003, 04:51 PM
great thread! :D

1. The Simpsons
2. The Kids in the Hall
3. Dream On
4. Sid Ceasar
5. Seinfeld


i've got a slight comedy bias. twin peaks was good, but it didn't hook me like the above (save caesar, but how could you argue with that writing?)

Kwyjibo
Jun 5, 2003, 05:01 PM
1. 24
2. The Simpsons
3. Married with Children
4. Seinfeld
5. The Family Guy

Mr. Anderson
Jun 5, 2003, 05:18 PM
You're not going back far enough -

Cheers
Honeymooners
Mash
Simpsons (Flintstones was the first big prime time cartoon which is also good but not in the top 5)
Seinfeld

peterjhill
Jun 5, 2003, 05:22 PM
Simpsons
The Prisoner
The X-Files
C.S.I.
M.A.S.H.

honorable mentions:
The Waltons
Magnum P.I.
Monty Python
60 Minutes
Charlie Rose

Dont Hurt Me
Jun 5, 2003, 05:27 PM
Star Trek( original)
X-files
Seinfeld
Twilight Zone
Monday Night Football!

Ambrose Chapel
Jun 5, 2003, 05:34 PM
1. The Simpsons
2. Homicide: Life on the Street
3. The X-Files
4. Mystery Science Theater 3000
5. The Kids in the Hall

mrjamin
Jun 5, 2003, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by medea
There's been topics on best albums and best films (I think....maybe not...)
but what do you think are some of the best TV shows of all time.

1.Twin Peaks
2.Seinfeld
3.Monty Python's.....
4.The Simpsons
5.X-Files

I complete agree with you on Monty Python's flying circus - i was raised on that!!

The simpsons is amazing too.

As for the others, i'd have to say:

• Red Dwarf
• ER
• Neighbours

Warren
Jun 5, 2003, 05:57 PM
1. Seinfeld
2. Simpsons
3. Cheers
4. xfiles
5. ER


Honorables:

Curb Your Entusiasm
Night Court
Late Night(Letterman)
Conan

actripxl
Jun 5, 2003, 05:57 PM
Seinfeld
ER
The Simpsons
The Screen Savers
Law and Order (original)

Freg3000
Jun 5, 2003, 06:28 PM
1. Boston Public
2. Family Guy
3. Real World
4. Countdown
5. Simpsons

And if you think Seinfield is a good show....God have mercy on your souls.......:)

Dignan
Jun 5, 2003, 06:40 PM
I think simpsons, seinfeld, cheers should definitely be on there...as well as some others, but two that deserve props are I Love Lucy and...Dallas....Even though they are before my time you know they are important.

cubist
Jun 5, 2003, 06:40 PM
1. Twilight Zone (original series)
2. Star Trek (original series)
3. Honeymooners
4. I Love Lucy
5. 60 Minutes

When you say "Top 5", you don't mean our personal favorites; you mean the shows which had the biggest impact at the time, that people liked the most and watched, shows that people would want to watch 30 or more years later.

I doubt that "X Files" or "24" or any of the other stuff produced these days will even be watchable 30 years from now. They're all just as forgettable as "My Mother the Car" and "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" or even "I Dream of Jeannie". I really liked "My Favorite Martian" and "Get Smart" but I wouldn't put them on any list of "great" TV shows. "Mission Impossible" was a great one too though, but I feel "60 Minutes" edged it out because of the impact it had when it was new. Unlike other news shows, it had visual appeal, and it had a "bite".

taeclee99
Jun 5, 2003, 06:59 PM
Top Five Comedies (Sitcoms)

1. Seinfeld
2 Gilligan's Island
3. All in the Family
4. Cheers
5. Sport's Night

Top Five Animated Shows

1. The Simpsons
2. Family Guy
3. The Flintstones
4. The Critic
5. South Park


Top Five Dramas

1. 24
2. The Shield
3. The X-Files
4. Star Trek - TNG
5. Sopranos

Vector
Jun 5, 2003, 07:06 PM
I am not sure what my top 5 favorites would be, but i really like hogan's heroes and get smart; although i do not know where they would rank.

As far as cartoons go family guy, the simpsons, and futurama are my favorites in that order (i place the simpsons second due to the first 2 seasons and the recent shows).

the shield is one of my favorite dramas, as are the first few seasons of law and order. something about the polish with which the newer seasons of law and order are produced causes me to like them less although i still enjoy them.

oh and i dream of jeannie and bewitched

ok, thats enough i could go on naming good shows for a while; its too hard to limit to five

janey
Jun 5, 2003, 07:12 PM
in no particular order:
simpsons
futurama
family guy
malcolm in the middle
x-files
er
alias
john doe
six feet under
saturday night live

ibookin's will prolly be anything on comedy central
i swear sometimes i think he likes jon stewart and dave chappelle more than me and his computers

MacFan25
Jun 5, 2003, 07:22 PM
No particular order:

Seinfeld
ER
CSI
The Simpsons
Family Guy

tpjunkie
Jun 5, 2003, 07:36 PM
Hmmm... in no order:

Simpsons
Family Guy
Red Dwarf
Monty Python's Flying Circus (opened the doors for a lot of today's tv as well)
Seinfeld


hmmm, these are all comedic shows...oh well :p

Flowbee
Jun 5, 2003, 07:39 PM
Series:

Mr. Show
The Simpsons
The Prisioner
Speed Racer
Twin Peaks

If we're including mini-series, throw in:

The Singing Detective
Cosmos
Roots

DreaminDirector
Jun 5, 2003, 08:02 PM
Simpsons
Family Guy
Seinfeld
x-files
Married with Children (I dont know why I love this show, but I do...)


I noticed most mac users love the simpsons and the family guy. Just one of those strange humor things. We mac users are just alittle off beat....

P.S. They need to bring back the Family Guy (I know it's on Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network, I just want more broadcast support....)

taeclee99
Jun 5, 2003, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by DreaminDirector
I noticed most mac users love the simpsons and the family guy. Just one of those strange humor things. We mac users are just alittle off beat....

Family Guy is by far the best cartoon ever shown on tv.
Anyways, my friend tells me today that FOX is thinking about releasing a new Family Guy movie straight to dvd due to the overwhelming sales of the season 1 and 2 dvd set. Don't know how reliable this rumor is but I hope it's true.

Here is a shot of one of my favorite episodes: E. Peterbus Unum

taeclee99
Jun 5, 2003, 08:36 PM
Oops I forgot to post the pic.

dynamicd
Jun 5, 2003, 09:02 PM
Ohh...where did you get that pic from?? I love family guy!

1. Seinfeld
2. Miami Vice (Who doesn't love that show?)
3. Homicide
4. ER
5. Magyver (spelling horribly wrong)

vniow
Jun 5, 2003, 09:11 PM
I never got into that show, partially since my parents banned me from watching it..http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=251202 (I think it was because one of the ads was Peter chiseling away the statue of David's wanker...http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=251202) so I never got to watch it as often as I'd have liked...they have a DVD set of a couple of the seasons?

dynamicd
Jun 5, 2003, 09:14 PM
yeah, there's a dvd set out thats about $50. I'm planning to get it once i get my next paycheck.

taeclee99
Jun 5, 2003, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by dynamicd
Ohh...where did you get that pic from?? I love family guy!

I took a snapshot of that frame in Power Dvd. I downloaded all the family guy episodes from the net before the dvd's were out. Now I have the dvd's too.
Bliss!!!!

evoluzione
Jun 5, 2003, 09:40 PM
hmm, boy, toughie....

in no particular order:


Red Dwarf
The Sopranos
Cold Feet
The Muppet Show
Match of the Day

pivo6
Jun 5, 2003, 09:48 PM
In no order:

All in the Family
China Beach
Mystery Science Theatre 2000
Monty Python
Twin Peaks

I don't watch too much television nowadays, so my picks don't include any recent shows.

springscansing
Jun 5, 2003, 09:53 PM
Monty Python's whatever
Seinfeld
South Park
uh...
Saturday Night Live (kinda)
um...
Perfect strangers (hehe)

howard
Jun 5, 2003, 10:04 PM
simpsons
seinfeld

those are the only ones i ever watched....mostly just simpsons

pEZ
Jun 5, 2003, 10:14 PM
I can't possibly rank -

M*A*S*H
The Cosby Show
Cheers
Roseanne
Will & Grace

Honorable Mentions:
Home Improvement
ER
Sex and the City
Six Feet Under
The Practice
Sports Night

MrMacMan
Jun 5, 2003, 10:36 PM
1. THE DAILY SHOW w/ JON STEWART!!!
2. West Wing (not this season tho... :( )
3. ER
4. The Simpsons
5. Cowboy Bebop

Honorable:
Alias
Enterprise
Smallvill
Any Other Trek
Trigun
Family Guy
South Park

Foxer
Jun 5, 2003, 10:42 PM
I almost started this thread last week. Well done.

1. Simpsons
2. Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Miniser
3. Blackadder
4. Monty Python's Flying Circus
5. Father Ted
6. Star Trek (DS9, Original, TNG, Enterprise, Voyager: In that order)

Runners-up: Seinfeld and Newsradio

2-5 are British. I guess I go in for that kind of humor.

voicegy
Jun 5, 2003, 10:57 PM
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers

and, if I must...

The Simpsons
60 Minutes
Bewitched
Lost In Space
Golden Girls

Doctor Q
Jun 5, 2003, 11:05 PM
Still running:

1. Alias
2. The Dead Zone
3. Saturday Night Live

No longer running:

1. All in the Family
2. Three's Company
3. Candid Camera

And let's not forget the shortest-lived but greatest TV show in the history of the universe:

http://www.scifi.com/headroom/maxsquare.gif

TEG
Jun 5, 2003, 11:41 PM
Top Five Comedies (Sitcoms)

1. This Hour Has 22 Minutes
2. Red Dwarf / Who's Line is it anyway? (US&UK)
3. Red Green / Royal Canadian Air Farce
4. Friends
5. Made in Canada (aka "The Industry")

Sports Night as an Honorable Mention

Top Five Animated Shows

1. Futurama
2. Family Guy
3. South Park
4. The Simpsons
5. Duckman

Top Five Dramas

1. CSI / JAG
2. NYPD: Blue
3. Star Trek: DS9
4. Star Trek - TNG
5. Enterprise

Top Five Game Shows

1. Jeopardy
2. Beat the Geeks
3. Wheel of Fortune
4. Win Ben Stein's Money
5. Hollywood Squares / Scrabble

Top Five Talk Shows

1. Jimmy Kimmel Live
2. The Daily Show
3. Dr. Phill
4. Late Night w/Conan O'Brien
5. The Late Late Show w/Craig Killborne

I know... I watch toooo much TV.
TEG

WinterMute
Jun 6, 2003, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by evoluzione

Match of the Day

lol:D

Classic stuff:
Fawlty Towers (got all of em)
Monty Python (most of em)
Red Dwarf
Blackadder (1st series was a bit lame)
The Fast Show

Honorable mentions:
Twin Peaks
X Files
The Young Ones
South Park
The Simpsons
Cheers
Frasier

Current stuff:
24
Six Feet Under
Good vs Evil
Buffy! (yeah, I know...)
Star Gate SG1


Max headroom was a blast.

Vanilla
Jun 6, 2003, 07:12 AM
Top 5 Comedy
Simpsons
Family Guy
Red Dwarf *
Seinfeld
Fawlty towers *

Top 5 Drama
X-Files
The Prisoner *
Hill Street Blues
The Sweeney *
Twilight Zone

* = UK shows, not sure if you can get/got them elsewhere

zarathustra
Jun 6, 2003, 08:01 AM
Fawlty towers
Simpsons
Kids in the hall
Monty Python's Flying Circus

and soemthing new:

Crank Yankers :p

jayscheuerle
Jun 6, 2003, 08:12 AM
In chronological order...

I Love Lucy
Twilight Zone
All in the Family
Mary Tyler Moore
M.A.S.H.
Cheers
The Simpsons

Quirky Faves:
Northern Exposure
Twin Peaks
Monty Python's Flying Circus

What I can stomach today:
Scrubs
Insomniac
South Park
The Man Show
Trading Spaces

How embarassing... I should chuck that box out the window! - j

trebblekicked
Jun 6, 2003, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by WinterMute
lol:D

Classic stuff:
Fawlty Towers (got all of em)
Monty Python (most of em)
Red Dwarf
Blackadder (1st series was a bit lame)
The Fast Show

-snip-


How did i forget those?! Python is great, but fawlty towers and blackadder were a whole other animal(s)[grammar?]. my roomate recently got the whole FT series, and we did a two day marathon. i never laughed so hard in my life.

tazo
Jun 6, 2003, 08:39 AM
wow this is tough

1. Seinfeld
2. The Practice (absolute best writers)
3. The Simpsons
4. Curb your enthusiasm
5. Family guy

honorables:

-late night with conan obrien
-SNL (the darell hammond, chris kattan, will ferrel era)

and prolly a lot more that I am forgetting.

hvfsl
Jun 6, 2003, 09:16 AM
Firstly the person who posted that modified windows pic that looks like Mac OS, what programs/themes/version of windows did you use.

My favourites are
- Alias
- Star Trek TNG
- Star Trek DS9
- Star Gate SG1
- Star Trek Voyager

I think the simpsons is no longer good enough to put in a top five. I also dont get family guy, it is just so borring and annoying. It takes all the worst bits of the simpsons and multiplies by 10.

hvfsl
Jun 6, 2003, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by mrjamin
I complete agree with you on Monty Python's flying circus - i was raised on that!!

The simpsons is amazing too.

As for the others, i'd have to say:

• Red Dwarf
• ER
• Neighbours

How can you put a soap in a top five, I watch it, but only if I am cant be bothered to watch anything else.

wdlove
Jun 6, 2003, 10:09 AM
Drama
1. MASH
2. Bonanza
3. NYPD Blue
4. Law & Order
5. CSI

Comedy
I Love Lucy, the one and only

WinterMute
Jun 6, 2003, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by trebblekicked
How did i forget those?! Python is great, but fawlty towers and blackadder were a whole other animal(s)[grammar?]. my roomate recently got the whole FT series, and we did a two day marathon. i never laughed so hard in my life.

Yeah, Cleese just cracks me up every time, I must have seen every episode 10 times, but they never fail to get me howling.

My favourite episode is the Germans, "Don't mention the war, I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it."

Pure class.

BrittasMac
Jun 6, 2003, 02:48 PM
Comedies:
1. Monty Python's Flying Circus
2. Red Dwarf
3. Seinfeld
4. Family Guy
5. MASH

Drama:
1. Babylon 5
2. The Prisoner
3. The Sopranos
4. 24
5. ST: DS9, ST: TNG or Star Trek

Foucault
Jun 6, 2003, 02:53 PM
1. Seinfeld
2. Law and Order
3. The Simpsons
4. Friends
5. 24
6. South Park
7. Twilight Zone (black/white)
8. Family Ties
9. X-Files
10. The Daily Show

janey
Jun 6, 2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman
1. THE DAILY SHOW w/ JON STEWART!!!
oh great...you too :rolleyes:
and some others like comedy central stuff...
tell me what is so damned interesting about comedy central?! :p

anyway it's nice to see all these alias fans here :D

scem0
Jun 6, 2003, 09:52 PM
1. Xena: Warrior Princess
2. Buffy
damnit I can't think of 3 - don't try to make me think of 5.
3. Infomercials
OK, that's all I can think of.

BTW - I am a proud male watcher of the oxygen (women's) channel. For Xena of course.

http://publish.uwo.ca/~tdhubel/xena.jpg
I love Xena.... It breaks my heart that they stopped filming it.

- scem0 http://www.blizzforums.com/images/smilies/twitch.gif

bbarnhart
Jun 6, 2003, 10:29 PM
Not in any order

1. Survivor - I don't know what it is, but I love this show. I don't watch the other reality show however.

2. M*A*S*H - Funny

3. Roseanne - Funny and ground breaking

4. Star Trek The Next Generation

5. ER - Although it sucks now

trebblekicked
Jun 6, 2003, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by übergeek
oh great...you too :rolleyes:
and some others like comedy central stuff...
tell me what is so damned interesting about comedy central?! :p


when comedy central is on, they are VERY on. When they're off, they just plain suck. Examples:
The Good (5 of the best comedy shows ever, 4 of which are original programing)

1. the kids in the hall
2. the upright citizens brigade
3. strangers with candy
4. the daily show
5. South Park

The Awful

1. Strip Mall (cancelled UCB for this garbage?)
2. The League of Gentlemen
3. Don't Forget Your Toothbrush
4. Turn Ben Stein On
5. SNL repeats from the past three seasons (WTF?!)

just my opinion, but comedy central must have had some amazing producers working for them when they picked up UCB, Strangers w/ Candy and South Park in the course of two years...

WinterMute
Jun 7, 2003, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by trebblekicked
when comedy central is on, they are VERY on. When they're off, they just plain suck. Examples:
The Good (5 of the best comedy shows ever, 4 of which are original programing)

1. the kids in the hall
2. the upright citizens brigade
3. strangers with candy
4. the daily show
5. South Park

The Awful

1. Strip Mall (cancelled UCB for this garbage?)
2. The League of Gentlemen
3. Don't Forget Your Toothbrush
4. Turn Ben Stein On
5. SNL repeats from the past three seasons (WTF?!)

just my opinion, but comedy central must have had some amazing producers working for them when they picked up UCB, Strangers w/ Candy and South Park in the course of two years...

The League of gentlemen is excellent, but probably just too British and obtuse for your US tastes trebble:D

It's hit and miss, but the sideshow huxster who steals peoples wives and the local shop are classics, as is the butcher with the "special" stuff that makes peoples noses bleed and the tranny cab driver with tats and a body hair problem.

There isn't a single redeemable character in it, it's bleak and nasty. Fantastic.:D

wdlove
Jun 7, 2003, 11:46 AM
bbarnhart, I actually think that ER is better this year! Better story lines for the characters. Alot of action! ;)

MacFan25
Jun 7, 2003, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by wdlove
bbarnhart, I actually think that ER is better this year! Better story lines for the characters. Alot of action! ;)
I agree with you, wdlove. This past season of ER was just as good if not better than the other seasons. :)

mrjamin
Jun 7, 2003, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by WinterMute
The League of gentlemen is excellent, but probably just too British and obtuse for your US tastes trebble:D

It's hit and miss, but the sideshow huxster who steals peoples wives and the local shop are classics, as is the butcher with the "special" stuff that makes peoples noses bleed and the tranny cab driver with tats and a body hair problem.

There isn't a single redeemable character in it, it's bleak and nasty. Fantastic.:D

Couldn't agree with you more. Papa Laz (sp?) is soooooo damn freaky: "she's my wife now, dave.."

alia
Jun 7, 2003, 01:19 PM
This is kind of an eclectic mix but...

Buffy
Angel
Sex and the City
Babylon 5 (except season 5, blech!)
Escaflowne (and pretty much any girly anime series)

Also watch...
Any Star Trek, though I'm not loving Enterprise that much - this next season should get interesting though!
Stargate SG-1
Gilmore Girls

I miss the early Sliders episodes too. Those were pretty good. It all went downhill after they killed off the Professor.

Anyway...

Oh, yeah, and I love Monty Python.


Alia

Illmatic
Jun 7, 2003, 02:19 PM
In no order at all

1. Seinfeld
2. Curb Your Enthusiasm
3. That 70's Show
4. The Simpsons
5. Mr. Show

and you can't forget ANY HBO Original Series

Curb, Sex and the City, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Arliss, Da Ali G Show

I am still amazed that nobody has mentioned That 70's Show as I think it is one of the best written shows on television today. Cmon people its on twice a day...watch it for a week and youll be hooked.

fatcow242
Jun 7, 2003, 05:41 PM
In no particular order,

The Cosby Show
Saved by the Bell
Seinfeld
Jeopardy
Sopranos

I also really like Curb Your Enthusiasm and I think the Simpsons are hilarious, but I was never hardcore into them. Also, I think ER is great, but nothing spectacular. This, of course, is all IMHO.

Roger1
Jun 7, 2003, 08:05 PM
In no particular order:
Married with Children
the Simpsons
CSI
both Law and Order shows
Red Green show :D

WinterMute
Jun 8, 2003, 05:38 AM
Originally posted by mrjamin
Couldn't agree with you more. Papa Laz (sp?) is soooooo damn freaky: "she's my wife now, dave.."

I went to see them at Wembley, Papa Lazaru was a star, what a psycho:D

I loved the Job-club trainer from hell the best I think, The guy who played the retarded job seeker was supposed to play her, but it's based on a real character he met in a job club who was so horrible he couldn't bring himself to play the part:eek: :D

mrjamin
Jun 8, 2003, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by WinterMute
I went to see them at Wembley, Papa Lazaru was a star, what a psycho:D

wow cool. What was the show like? How did they structure it?

James.Paul
Jun 8, 2003, 07:59 AM
Mine are all UK stuff:-

1...Only Fools and Horses
2...Auf Wiedershen Pet
3...A Touch of Frost
4...Spender
5...Crocodile Shoes

Bit of a David Jason and Jimmy Nail thing going on, but they are the only programmes i can happily sit back and watch 50 times each.

DakotaGuy
Jun 8, 2003, 08:46 AM
1. 90210
2. Party of Five
3. Family Ties
4. Three's Company
5. Boston Public

h'biki
Jun 8, 2003, 08:55 AM
Originally posted by WinterMute

[snip]
Current stuff:
[snip]
Buffy! (yeah, I know...)


Finally!

I almost had to introduce Macrumours [NB: the U] to Mr Pointy!

h'biki
Jun 8, 2003, 08:59 AM
No particular order. I tend to think if something doesn't jump to mind in 'best ofses' t probably doesn't deserve to be there :)

Buffy.
MASH.
Red Dwarf.
Farscape.
The Simpsons.
Duckman.
Dr Who. (Tho watching it post-puberty, it sucks, but for my childhood the Doctor was the man).
Wildside (Australian drama)

WinterMute
Jun 8, 2003, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by mrjamin
wow cool. What was the show like? How did they structure it?

It was a series of sketches based on the show, a bit like a massive episode, but with sort of stand-up in between to let people costume change and get sets sorted. Looked like they were having a blast:D

It was very involving, even when things fu**ed up (always the best bit).

Not quite as funny as the Fast Show live or Rich Hall on a good day, but I laughed myself hoarse.:D :D :D

evoluzione
Jun 8, 2003, 11:26 AM
never really watched any of that, a bunch of my mates went to see it live when it was here in nyc, kicking meself now as i'd no doubt loved it.

and how did i forget Only Fools and Horses!?!?!??

trebblekicked
Jun 8, 2003, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by WinterMute
It was a series of sketches based on the show, a bit like a massive episode, but with sort of stand-up in between to let people costume change and get sets sorted. Looked like they were having a blast:D

It was very involving, even when things fu**ed up (always the best bit).

Not quite as funny as the Fast Show live or Rich Hall on a good day, but I laughed myself hoarse.:D :D :D

which season (of LoG) was exported statestide? was it a particularly bad one? was the show censored? i love sketch, i love british comedy (big train [is that the name?] was hilarious, black adder, python, ab fab, fawlty towers, etc ect etc ), was there a reason i wouldn't like this show?

jhershauer
Jun 8, 2003, 12:39 PM
Seinfeld
The Bob Newhart Show
Simpsons
Mash
Northern Exposure

I'm definitely partial to comedies when it comes to TV.

WinterMute
Jun 8, 2003, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by trebblekicked
which season (of LoG) was exported statestide? was it a particularly bad one? was the show censored? i love sketch, i love british comedy (big train [is that the name?] was hilarious, black adder, python, ab fab, fawlty towers, etc ect etc ), was there a reason i wouldn't like this show?

I didn't even know it had gone Stateside trebble, I can't think of a single reason anyone who liked Python wouldn't like LoG, it's the same surreal, nasty, black humour you get in the newer Brit shows like Big Train or The Fast Show, I guess if you get it you'll like it.

I can't stand Seinfeld, go figure;)

wdlove
Jun 8, 2003, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by Roger1
In no particular order:
Married with Children
the Simpsons
CSI
both Law and Order shows
Red Green show :D

You mean that you don't watch both CSI's? How about all 3 of the Law & Order shows? Anxiously awaiting the return fot he real life Law & Order this summer "Crime & Punishment!"

Roger1
Jun 8, 2003, 08:26 PM
You mean that you don't watch both CSI's? How about all 3 of the Law & Order shows? Anxiously awaiting the return fot he real life Law & Order this summer "Crime & Punishment!"

Nope. Only watch the original CSI. I didn't like CSI Miami.
As for LAO, I watch the regular LAO, and SVU.

Dazzler
Jun 10, 2003, 01:43 AM
Top 5, huh?

Not possible. The list changes too much, from the stuff I loved when I was a kid to the stuff I watch now.

Gotta congratulate American TV, though. After years of garbage sitcoms and "drama", you guys are finally, over the last couple of years, producing quality entertainment.

Top 5 TV, in no real order:

1. "Twin Peaks". Television in the 21st century wouldn't be what it is now without this bizarre, brilliant series. It's because of David Lynch and Mark Frost's vision that we have television like "Six Feet Under".

2. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Team Whedon created perhaps the most consistently well written, acted and produced series yet seen on television. If you're into it, you know why. Those who aren't, it can't be explained. Truly multi-levelled.

3. "Doctor Who". The show that proved over 26 CONTINUOUS years that special effects do not a quality television show make. A show that continually re-invented itself to cope with changes in television tastes (from the scare the kiddies witless in the 60's to the 70's spy and cop show explosion to the all flash and bang 80's) I dare anyone to find a show with such enormous cross over appeal.

4. "The Prisoner". Nuff said. 30 years later we still have no idea.

5. "Sesame Street". No other show has taught so much to so many, and continues to do so. Long may it live.

Of course, this overlooks such other great television shows - stuff like "The Tomorrow People", "Blake's 7" and the great stuff made by Gerry Anderson, the various "Star Trek" incarnations, plus the stuff that now makes television the medium it should always be - "The Sopranos", "The West Wing", "The Secret Life of Us".

Oh, and thanks to Chris Carter. You really had us going there for a while.

maka
Jun 10, 2003, 02:51 AM
Red Dwarf
The Young Ones
Star Trek (Original and TNG)
La bola de cristal (The Crystal Ball)
The Muppets and Fraggle Rock (The best puppet shows ever)
Aeon Flux (The best animated series ever)
Evangelion
FLCL

La bola de Cristal was a kid's show for adults that was shown in the mid eighties in Spain at a time when there was much more freedom on public tv. It used to be really subversive and fun. In it you could watch a really mad puppet show, music videos made for the show, and some cult series like The Monsters...

http://usuarios.lycos.es/srpaquito/miticos/bruja_averia.jpg
La Bruja Averia ("The Malfunction Witch" or something like that :) )

3rdpath
Jun 10, 2003, 03:07 AM
x-files
mystery science theatre 3000
i love lucy
sesame street
the wonderful world of disney/ wild kingdom(the old sunday nite ritual)

and my newest fav: The office...too damn funny

redAPPLE
Jun 10, 2003, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by vniow
I never got into that show, partially since my parents banned me from watching it..

come on, you can't be that young... :confused:

mrjamin
Jun 10, 2003, 05:48 AM
Originally posted by WinterMute
I didn't even know it had gone Stateside trebble, I can't think of a single reason anyone who liked Python wouldn't like LoG, it's the same surreal, nasty, black humour you get in the newer Brit shows like Big Train or The Fast Show, I guess if you get it you'll like it.

I can't stand Seinfeld, go figure;)

Lol! Ditto. There are several american sitcoms that i can't stand.

Its surprising me just how many british shows are appearing on here; i didn't realise so many had been aired over there!

The other of my favourite shows i forgot to mention are Have I got news for you? and Newsround. For those of you who don't know, have i got news is a satirical late night current affairs quiz show - absolutely ingenius. Newsround is the news on kids tv in the afternoon (just before Neighbours!) - the two shows where i get my updates on current affairs. So yeah, i don't really find out much of what happens on weekends.

Any neighbours freaks on the board? I'm so chuffed that max & steph have got together! Me and my 4 housemates are obsessed with it!

redAPPLE
Jun 10, 2003, 05:52 AM
Originally posted by Abercrombieboy
1. 90210
2. Party of Five
3. Family Ties
4. Three's Company
5. Boston Public

90210???

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jelloshotsrule
Jun 10, 2003, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by Freg3000
1. Boston Public
2. Family Guy
3. Real World
4. Countdown
5. Simpsons

And if you think Seinfield is a good show....God have mercy on your souls.......:)

this coming from someone who has boston public at #1??!?!? ;)

i didn't read all 3 pages. but.

snl needs to be on there. just because it's a cultural icon and a launching pad for comedians... it hasn't been good in a little while, but it's still there, everyone knows about it. etc.

it's all about the impact

as for others.

simpsons
seinfeld
cheers
saved by the bell..... ha!