Top 10 TV Series of the Decade

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  1. Nov 28, 2009 #21 of 120
    marksman

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    Too new of a show.

    Can't really judge it as they screwed the show up so bad ~season 2, that it is unlikely I would ever agree to this.

    Solid show. Potential candidate.

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    7. 30 ROCK
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    Probably funniest show in the last 2-3 years so definitely a candidate.

    Quality show.

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    5. DAMAGES

    4. THE SHIELD
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    From my opinion blech and more blech.

     
  2. Nov 28, 2009 #22 of 120
    MickeS

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    "Lost" would probably be on my #1 spot, unless the final season is dreadful.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2009 #23 of 120
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    10. MODERN FAMILY - Favorite new show but too soon for the list

    9. LOST - Easy top 10, lot's of copy cats but none have captured lighting in a bottle like Lost.

    8. 24 - Ground breaker, I forced myself to watch season two but could not buy into the 24 hour premise. But I can see how it mad the list.

    7. 30 ROCK - Easy top 10.

    6. MAD MEN - Never watched it, just got curious about it when one of the actors hosted SNL.

    5. DAMAGES - Absolutely never heard of this one. Skipping to many commercials and promos I guess.

    4. THE SHIELD - Heard of it but never had an interest in watching. I guess I thought of it as another gritty cop show like The Wire which I started renting season one but just lost interest and moved on.

    3. CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM - The funniest comedy ever.

    2. THE WEST WING - Good first season then the rat-a-tat-tat walk and talk scenes drove me nuts. Then drove me nuts later on Sorkin's short lived Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip

    1. THE SOPRANOS - No brainer, as good as TV can get.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2009 #24 of 120
    Turtleboy

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    You both are seriously missing out. You've never seen a single episode of The Sopranos?
     
  5. Nov 28, 2009 #25 of 120
    Zevida

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    The only shows on the list I watch are 24, 30 Rock and Modern Family. I think any top 10 list of the '00s that leaves out Arrested Development and Veronica Mars is totally bogus.

    30 Rock is fine, but Arrested Development was a funnier and better show and should be in its place. I don't know that 24 belongs as one the "best" though it was ground-breaking and at least a different genre (suspense/action) than about anything else on TV. Agree with everyone else that Modern Family is way too young a show to be on this list.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2009 #26 of 120
    MikeMar

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    The Shield had to be one of the best shows I have ever watched. Loved EVERY minute of it!

    I wish I could go back and watch it all again w/o knowing what was going to happen.

    Sons of Anarchy is the new Shield
     
  7. Nov 28, 2009 #27 of 120
    pjenkins

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    Sons of Anarchy is rapidly moving up the list for me. Just an excellent show. Can't argue about the Sopranos but no The Wire makes the list irrelvant :)
     
  8. Nov 28, 2009 #28 of 120
    Rob Helmerichs

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    They probably figured that including The Wire just wasn't fair to other shows.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2009 #29 of 120
    NoCalME

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    A friend of mine highly recommended 'The Shield' so I decided to give it a shot since we have very similar tastes in TV series and movies. I made it to about the fourth episode and couldn't stomach the terrible acting. I can't believe this was a critically acclaimed series???
     
  10. Nov 28, 2009 #30 of 120
    Mr. Soze

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    Absofrigginlutly. A real #1 contender over the vastly overrated Sopranos.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2009 #31 of 120
    Mr. Soze

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    The 75006...
    All of this.
     
  12. Nov 28, 2009 #32 of 120
    heySkippy

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    Nope. I've always avoided it because if I watch it, I want to watch it form the beginning to the end and haven't got around to figuring out how I'll do that.
     
  13. Nov 28, 2009 #33 of 120
    jsmeeker

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    you can buy the complete series of The Sopranos on DVD. :) (West Wing, too)
     
  14. Nov 28, 2009 #34 of 120
    matt@thehickmans

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    The only show on this list deserving of honor is "Lost." Most of the rest may be loved by whatever demographic loves them, but apparently that demographic is one which I do not belong.

    A couple of series have had one great season. "Heroes" first season was amazing, then lost it completely. "Veronica Mars" also had one of the best first seasons ever, but this time the drop off was not nearly as dramatic. The same goes for "Alias."

    Then there is "NCIS" which keeps getting better because the characters are always engaging and fresh. "Chuck", "Bones", "How I Met Your Mother", "The Big Bang Theory", "Fringe", "Castle" and "Burn Notice" are also more or less like that, a great cast of characters and writers that keep them interesting for more than one season. And that is the key to my demographic;
     
  15. Nov 28, 2009 #35 of 120
    heySkippy

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    Yeah, maybe someday.

    But seriously, how can that list not have South Park on it? Best and smartest comedy on television for over a decade now.
     
  16. Nov 28, 2009 #36 of 120
    MickeS

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    That's why it's not on the list. :) "For purposes of this list, a TV show is eligible only if it premiered in or after 1999."

    Not sure why they didn't set 2000 as the cut-off - maybe because they wanted to include "The Sopranos" and "The West Wing"... :)
     
  17. Nov 28, 2009 #37 of 120
    jsmeeker

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    Good question. South Park is great, even WITH Towelie ;)
     
  18. Nov 28, 2009 #38 of 120
    smak

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    Modern Family's 9 episodes over Arrested Development's 53? Umm, no.

    -smak-
     
  19. Nov 29, 2009 #39 of 120
    MikeAndrews

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    This.
    Where's "The Wire?"

    Only one of the best television series of all time.
     
  20. Nov 29, 2009 #40 of 120
    scooterboy

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    Thank you all for proving my point.

    :)
     

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