This guy must have been born in the eighties

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  1. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    or did the British just not receive classic American television shows? Where's Mash? The Honeymooners? Gilligan's Island? Three Stooges? et al?

    Either way, defining "Buffy - the Vampire Slayer" as the the 2nd greatest show of all time... is just a frickin travesty and denies this list of legitimacy, IMO. I can't say I'm surprised though. These are the same guys that trashed the movie "Office Space".

    Empire Online: 50 greatest television shows of all time

     
  2. marbles macrumors 68000

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    hmmm some odd choices allright ... not even a mention of The Green Wing .

    BTW , some of the choices on there are Brit made ....and the best on there imho..........
    .......but I sold my telly ages ago though( never anything on when you want it anyway) so maybe I shouldn't comment
     
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    Spaced above Fawlty Towers.

    Angel is there, but Heroes is not.
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Given that Empire is a British magazine, it's only natural that the list will heavily favour homegrown shows.

    But no Dad's Army? Stupid boy... :rolleyes:
     
  5. marbles macrumors 68000

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    tough call that for me ....both are belly laugh material
     
  6. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't watch much TV either (aside from news, a little sports and hobbyist/documentary/nature channels (WTTW, to fellow Americans)). I spend maybe two hours a week watching the tube, thanks to Tivo and alike.

    But to give no credit to the "been there/done that", and groundbreaking shows, aired decades before most of today's actors were even born, is pretty strange.

    It's just a very subjective list.
     
  7. marbles macrumors 68000

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    maybe they just had a tea break and a bit of space to fill a few gaps in the mag and asked the tea lad to do the write up :D
     
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    Father Ted not even in the Top 10??!? That has to be the funniest show of the past 20 years!
     
  10. bigandy macrumors G3

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    I disagree with four out of the top five. But then again I disagree with everything said in that horrifically bad magazine.

    And I certainly wouldn't have put MASH in there - in fact, there are far more British shows I'd more readily put in my own Top 40.

    Lastly, what in the hell is Seinfeld doing in there? Was that even a comedy? I thought it was something people watched to prepare them for the pain of conscious, pain-killer-free open heart surgery.
     
  11. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    top 50 can depend on the era your were born in.

    M.A.S.H
    Dallas
    should both have been on there. I Love Lucy, HoneyMooners, Andy Griffith, Marcus Welby, Rawhide, Bonanza so many choices.
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    Placing AD at #18 has made this list null and void.
     
  13. leekohler macrumors G5

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    WTF? Those are the best TV shows of all time? Remind me never to read that magazine- ever.
     
  14. roland.g macrumors 603

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    c'mon Buffy at #2, that should tell you something right there.
     
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    The Prisoner is not on the list. Thanks for playing, but the judges award no points.
     
  16. marbles macrumors 68000

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    M.A.S.H was great , I loved watching that as a nipper ... but DALLAS wtf :eek:

    all the other 'cept Bonanza( which was also a fave growing up) I've never heard of
     
  17. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    That list reads like he threw darts at a list of all the shows ever. Prison Break? GET. OUT.
     
  18. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i don't even watch TV and i know this is a horrible list.
     
  19. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    You would think that they only showed Sci-Fi and comedy on British telly.
     
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    I am totally insulted that Blackadder only made number 20 and demand immediate satisfaction.

    I find the top ten completely baffling actually. Is he havin' a laugh?
     
  21. marbles macrumors 68000

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    My liege ~ I will instantaneously run down to the offices of said magazine and berate them until they place a more acceptable list for all :D
     
  22. marbles macrumors 68000

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    well actually that can be shortened too :

    S H I * E


    ...because that is all they show on British telly :p
     
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    Empire's not the best source for lists such as these. It's basically the Entertainment Weekly of British magazines.
     
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    10. Spaced - no
    9. The X-Files - no
    8. The Wire - no
    7. Friends - certainly not
    6. 24 - no

    5. Lost - no. Is good but not the best
    4. The West Wing - No
    3. The Sopranos - No
    2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Definitely not
    1. The Simpsons - Was good but isn't that great anymore. Should be in the top 20 but not number 1
     
  25. solvs macrumors 603

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    I like Buffy, and hear Spaced was good, but this list is just wrong for so many reasons. As these kinds of lists usually are. As it's not that big a deal, I guess I shouldn't care though. I don't even read Empire.
     

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