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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DougF, Sep 7, 2007.
A list by Time magazine.
American Idol? No. Just no.
This has the problems most lists have. Buffalo Bill & Freaks & Geeks are on there, yet neither one went past a season.
While Freaks & Geeks was good, I don't see how you could compare it to matured series that had time to develop.
They even put The Day After in there. That wasn't a "tv show", it was a "miniseries", which I wouldn't call a series. A miniseries is more like a longer movie.
Scrolled down to look for the wire. It was present. Good sign. I think the list is pretty good, actually. Not perfect, but reasonable. The match game belongs on there.
I liked how both the UK and American versions of The Office are on there
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Boy that guy must be about 10 years old with that list. Get Smart, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie. I can think of alot more that are better than half that list.
That is the golden age of TV!!! I was not alive but thank goodness I caught those in syndication growing up.
Nice to see MST3K in the list.
Well, South Park is on there. All the rest can duke it out for 2nd place.
Lame list. Of the top of my head, after one read through, I see missing:
Dr. Who - I see British entries in the original The Office and Monty Python, so where's the Dr.?
Charlie Brown Christmas - like the Day After, that wasn't a series...
MTV 1981-1992 - Huh? That's a channel, not a show.
I read a little of the critics rationale, and yeah there's a lot more than 100 great shows. That's why, IMO, he should have limited himself to series (even if that would take Columbo off my list).
The Wire, Deadwood, and Arrested Development are present. Good list.
The Wire got some love. Yay!
It's a pretty decent list overall, but I don't understand the inclusion of movies like The Day After and the silly "MTV 1981-1992" entry, which isn't a show by any definition.
The exclusions are interesting: no ER, no thirtysomething. I read the "explanation" as to why thirtysomething was left off (because it had the same producers as My So-Called Life), but that makes no sense to me. Huh? They were very different shows.
The list should have been exclusively TV series, so he wasn't forced to exclude some shows because of a silly rule that makes no sense. Take off the Super Bowl, the Day After and MTV and add in ER and thirtysomething.
I'd suggest everyone read the "How I Chose the List" portion - it answers a lot of complaints here. Maybe not satisfactorily, but it does speak to them.
I don't really have a problem with the MTV '81-82 inclusion when reading the description, but I do have complaints about the Super Bowl. And if people are so up in arms about "The Day After", where's the same outrage over "Roots"? Isn't it the same thing (i.e., a miniseries)?
Until what? Until someone says that all of these lists are meaningless because it's just what one group of people thinks?
There you go.
Arrested Development better have been on there.
Someone complains that firefly isn't on there?
Curb Your Enthusiasm (it's not the same as Seinfeld)
Mickey Mouse Club