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The _____ show(s) of all time

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by terpfan1980, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I will start with best comedies because for some reason that's easier than dramas. My top comedies are:

    Arrested Development
    Party Down
    Better Off Ted
    Parks & Recreation

    Currently my favorite would probably be Party Down because I watched it so recently. That show was hysterical and I've enjoyed watching it a second time. But it has fluctuated between all four shows, the first three have in common very abbreviated seasons.

    I think picking a favorite drama is hard, because if it is successful, it went on for a long time, and quality probably declined. Dramas I watched in the past include Buffy and The X-Files, which had troubled later years.

    Currently, the best drama on TV is Justified and if it maintains, it might be my choice for best drama ever.
  2. mm2margaret

    mm2margaret Meagan

    Dec 7, 2010
    Best: Firefly

    Worst: (it's a tie!!!) CSI Miami or Private Practice.
  3. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    I would have trouble naming CSI Miami as the worst... because IMO it is *exactly* the kind of show that they designed it to be. It's a sillier, very camp, and very flashy version of the CSI franchise.

    A show is bad, IMO, when it fails completely at what it sets out to be.
  4. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    Like the reboot of Charlie's Angels? HAS to be a contender for worst series ever.

    ...and I really have trouble believing that we got through 20+ posts without someone saying Lost for Best Series ever!
  5. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    Best show: The Wire
    Best season: The Wire Season 4

    Best Current Show: Breaking Bad
    Worst Current Show: Dan LeBatard Is Highly Questionable

    Most Disappointing Show: Torchwood:Miracle Day

    Most Surprisingly Good Show: Spartacus

    Buffy and Angel were a couple of shows that I think very highly of that were somewhat marred by a bad season. Buffy, season 6 sucked and the Angel season with pregnant Cordelia was just plain awful.
  6. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    Our Favs:

    Arrested Development
    Veronica mars
    Joan of Arcadia
    Pushing Daises
    Party Down

    Disturbing trend of cancellations for me! :mad:
  7. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    Ahhh Pushing Daises, such a great show!!!

    -I thought it would work, came out at the right time where most people had HDTV at that point. Not like it came out in 2002.
  8. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    I thought season 6 was a masterpiece compared to season 7. Season 7 was a letdown for me from beginning to end. A horribly conceived big bad, a hammy performance from Nathan Fillion, a promise of a "scrappy gang" and a "back to Sunnydale High" that seemed to vanish by episode 5 or 6, the Slayerettes who ended up being mainly an army of cardboard cutouts instead of legitimate characters, a dour feeling over the entire season... the failures run from beginning to end that season.
  9. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    S6 Buffy was so depressed and miserable that she could have been a character on The Killing.
  10. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yeah, but at least a consistent character development. While it was a very dark season compared to what we saw before, the season was at least solid and consistent throughout.
  11. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    I think the #1 "__________" show of all-time was The Prisoner - its last episode certainly asked more questions than it answered. Lost, Fringe, and possibly The X-Files are contenders. (Didn't the last episode of The X-Files say there would be an alien invasion right around the time the most recent Mayan calendar "ends" at the end of 2012?)
  12. steverm2

    steverm2 New Member

    May 9, 2005
    cape cod,ma
    How about a crossover episode (have to be crossover networks,too) between csi-miami and private practice?could they maybe wipe each other out?
  13. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    Best cop show that didn't last long enough on network TV but thankfully found a new home on cable

  14. mqpickles

    mqpickles Active Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    Wichita, KS
    Show I most wish would be made available on DVD -- The Chris Isaak Show.
  15. Jesda


    Feb 12, 2005
    Most underrated:
    Veronica Mars
    Better Off Ted

    Most important:
    The Wire

    Most revered:
    Arrested Development
  16. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

    Dec 20, 2002
    Really? I've always felt you have to hide in a small, dank corner of the internet in fear of scorn and rebuke if you weren't a fan of VM.

    /Kristen Bell is great but the show never did anything for me
    //Thank God I like Firefly or I'd be dead by now
  17. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    On the Internet, perhaps. Ratings indicate otherwise.
  18. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Most Overrated Comedy (if it is a comedy, I can't tell) - Sports Night
    Most Overrated Drama - Mad Men

    I tried to get through Sports Night but after the first five, I figured it wasn't going to get any better.

    I actually watch Mad Men as it's something different but I still find it extremely overrated. If it ended tomorrow it wouldn't phase me in the least.

    The Wire is my all time favorite drama.
    Parks And Rec is probably my favorite comedy now, but all time I think I'd have to go with Cheers or Taxi. Tossup.
  19. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Best current show to not have won Emmy for Best Drama:

    Tie between Justified and Southland.
  20. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Since they don't give out Emmy's for Best Picture, I think there should be a lot more on that list. ;)

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