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The 100 Best TV Shows of All Time

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DougF, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Sep 7, 2007 #1 of 32
    DougF

    DougF Active Member

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    DarkAudit

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    American Idol? No. Just no.
     
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    gchance

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    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.

    Greg
     
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    TAsunder

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    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.
     
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    MikeMar

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    I liked how both the UK and American versions of The Office are on there :D
     
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    TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    how many posts till?????
     
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    Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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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.
     
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    mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    That is the golden age of TV!!! I was not alive but thank goodness I caught those in syndication growing up.
     
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    Seattle

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    Nice to see MST3K in the list.
     
  10. heySkippy

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    Well, South Park is on there. All the rest can duke it out for 2nd place.
     
  11. latrobe7

    latrobe7 Just one more thing

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    Lame list. Of the top of my head, after one read through, I see missing:

    Magnum PI
    Columbo
    Laugh-In
    Rockford Files
    The Jeffersons
    Dr. Who - I see British entries in the original The Office and Monty Python, so where's the Dr.?

    Questionable entries:
    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).
     
  12. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    The Wire, Deadwood, and Arrested Development are present. Good list. :up:
     
  13. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    The Wire got some love. Yay!
     
  14. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    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.
     
  15. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    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)?
     
  16. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    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. :)
     
  17. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    nope
     
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    Arrested Development better have been on there.
     
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    emandbri TV junkie!

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    Someone complains that firefly isn't on there? :p
     
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    Also missing:

    Max Headroom
    Northern Exposure
    Curb Your Enthusiasm (it's not the same as Seinfeld)
    NYPD Blue
    Amazing Stories
    Mickey Mouse Club
    The Fugitive
    Bonanza
    Good Times
     

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