Top 5 Television Shows Of All Time.

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    medea

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    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
     
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    GeneR

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    Hmmm.

    1. Twilight Zone
    2. Twin Peaks
    3. Mission Impossible
    4. Cheers
    5. Family Ties

    These are subject to change without notice. heh.


    :p
     
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    trebblekicked

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    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?)
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    1. 24
    2. The Simpsons
    3. Married with Children
    4. Seinfeld
    5. The Family Guy
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    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
     
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    peterjhill

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    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
     
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    Dont Hurt Me

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    Star Trek( original)
    X-files
    Seinfeld
    Twilight Zone
    Monday Night Football!
     
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    Ambrose Chapel

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    1. The Simpsons
    2. Homicide: Life on the Street
    3. The X-Files
    4. Mystery Science Theater 3000
    5. The Kids in the Hall
     
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    mrjamin

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    Re: Top 5 Television Shows Of All Time.

    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
     
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    1. Seinfeld
    2. Simpsons
    3. Cheers
    4. xfiles
    5. ER


    Honorables:

    Curb Your Entusiasm
    Night Court
    Late Night(Letterman)
    Conan
     
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    Seinfeld
    ER
    The Simpsons
    The Screen Savers
    Law and Order (original)
     
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    Freg3000

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    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.......:)
     
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    Dignan

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    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.
     
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    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".
     
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    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
     
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    Vector

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    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
     
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    janey

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    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
     
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    MacFan25

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    No particular order:

    Seinfeld
    ER
    CSI
    The Simpsons
    Family Guy
     
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    tpjunkie

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    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
     
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    Flowbee

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    Series:

    Mr. Show
    The Simpsons
    The Prisioner
    Speed Racer
    Twin Peaks

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

    The Singing Detective
    Cosmos
    Roots
     
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    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....)
     
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    taeclee99

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    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
     
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    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)
     
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    re: Family Guy

    I never got into that show, partially since my parents banned me from watching it..[​IMG] (I think it was because one of the ads was Peter chiseling away the statue of David's wanker...[​IMG]) 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?
     

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