Top 10 TV Series of the Decade

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  1. Nov 28, 2009 #1 of 120
    Cainebj

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    10. MODERN FAMILY

    9. LOST

    8. 24

    7. 30 ROCK

    6. MAD MEN

    5. DAMAGES

    4. THE SHIELD

    3. CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

    2. THE WEST WING

    1. THE SOPRANOS
     
  2. Nov 28, 2009 #2 of 120
    Cainebj

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    I don't see how they could leave out Sex and the City and Six Feet Under...
     
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    ADG

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    Agree 100% with 1 & 2 (though I'd reverse them). The rest of the list is up for grabs - and including Modern Family is just silly.
     
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    scooterboy

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    Just someone's opinion. Allow me to save us some time:

    I can't believe they included {fill in the blank}! What trash!

    I can't believe they didn't include {fill in the blank}! It was the greatest!


    Rinse and repeat.
     
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    David Platt

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    Find a way to work 'Friday Night Lights' into that list, and you've got something.
     
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    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    All 10 are very good shows.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Modern Family?

    As good as it is, I don't think you can call something that is less than halfway through its first season as one of the top ten series of the decade. That's just ridiculous. It may be a "classic in the making" and could possibly be the first great show of the 'teens.
     
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    MickeS

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    Having "Modern Family" on there is just ridiculous. And "24" better than "Dexter", "Six Feet Under", and "It's always sunny in Philadelphia"? Equally ridiculous. I haven't seen most of the shows on the list, actually.
     
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    aadam101

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    I agree with other about Modern Family. Much too early to tell. It could be one of the great shows of the next decade.

    Buffy is missing from the list......as usual
     
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    MikeMar

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    Boston...
    Mad Men, really? I'm enjoying it, but after the novelty of the 50's stuff, it's just ok.

    But yeah, w/ just 10 you are going to leave out some stuff
     
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    cherry ghost

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    Where's "The Wire?"
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Indeed.

    24 at its peak probably deserved to be on the list, but it has spent so much of its run so far below its peak, I just don't see it.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    You must not be watching it that closely, because it takes place in the 60s, not the 50s.

    The show on the list that I don't think should be there is 24. I've seen every episode, so I'm a fan, but I just wouldn't consider it to be that great of a show. After the first couple of seasons, it might have warranted being on a list like this, but every new season takes the show down a few more notches, IMO, and by now, it's been taken down far too many notches to warrant being on any "best of" lists. Edit: Or what Rob said.

    I've never seen Damages, so I can't say whether it deserves to be there or not, but it surprises me that it's there. I haven't heard that much about it and based on the lack of critical acclaim, it just doesn't seem to be in the same caliber as the rest.

    Obviously, it's too soon for Modern Family, but that's already been discussed.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I'd say it is.

    I'm not sure how well it will sustain...it's a very intense show, and it's hard to maintain that level of intensity. But so far, it's a first-rate show.
     
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    MikeMar

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    Boston...
    sorry, early 60's it is right?

    Still not top 10 by any means.

    If you get past all the - they objectify women, they smoke a lot, hey they drink at work, novelty of it, it's just ok.
     
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    heySkippy

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    Wow, I never watched any of those. Not a single episode. Go me! :D
     
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    doom1701

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    I want to say the same thing...but I have to admit to watching one episode of 30 Rock. Other than that, I've never seen any of them.
     
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    spikedavis

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    No "The Wire" but "Modern Family"? Give me a break.
     
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    spikedavis

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    Oh and Damages definitely deserves the nod. I've never seen a more finely crafted suspenseful thriller on TV.
     
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    Mispelld

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    How is Worst Week not on this list?? ;)

    Agree with others about Modern Family. I love the show but can't see it on this list. And no The Wire? That's criminal. And I'd put The Office on there before 30 Rock though I love 'em both.
     

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