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Southern_girl29
04-30-2007, 10:02 PM
I noticed there is a thread for the worst but what are your all-time favorite tv shows? Here are mine:

1. Golden Girls -- I grew up on this show, and the characters reminded me of my Granny and her sisters. I have all but one of the seasons on DVD.

2. Designing Women -- Again, I grew up on this show and love it. I could watch it all the time.

3. House -- I don't miss it and TIVO every time it's on.

4. Three's Company -- I'm a huge John Ritter fan.

5. Strong Medicine -- It was a Lifetime series, but I loved it anyway.

6. Survivor and American Idol -- I'm ducking because I know many of you are not reality TV fans, but I love these two shows.

CaroGirl
04-30-2007, 10:09 PM
Hmmm. Of all time? Well, I was addicted to tv when I was a kid, so here goes (most likely in no particular order).

1. WKRP in Cincinnati
2. M*A*S*H
3. Get Smart
4. Bewitched
5. CSI (the original Vegas one)
6. Survivor
7. The Amazing Race
8. Billable Hours (obscure Canadian comedy: hilarious)
9. I Love Lucy
10. House

Good poll!

Ardellis
04-30-2007, 11:14 PM
Dark Shadows (the original)
Doctor Who
The Avengers
Firefly
Six Feet Under
The Twilight Zone
I Spy
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Good Eats
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Carol Burnett Show

Jersey Chick
04-30-2007, 11:35 PM
Here are mine:

1. CSI - the original.
2. ER
3. Rescue Me
4. Survivor
5. M*A*S*H (especially the earlier episodes with Henry and Trapper)
6. All in the Family
7. The Twilight Zone
8. Monty Python's Flying Circus
9. Mythbusters
10. The Honeymooners

I think that's it... ;)

III
04-30-2007, 11:35 PM
The Simpsons
The Office
South Park
Home Movies
Family Guy
Seinfeld
UFC
The Sopranos
Spongebob
Reno 911
Saul of the Molemen
WKRP
Lost (Seasons 1&2 only)
And probably a whole bunch of brainy-type shows whose titles exscape me at the moment.

underthecity
04-30-2007, 11:37 PM
A few of my all-time faves:

MASH
WKRP
The Simpsons
Family Guy
Star Trek (The Original Series)


There are so many more, but the list doesn't include any reality series. (Except American Idol, at least until they get to the top twelve.)

allen

Southern_girl29
04-30-2007, 11:38 PM
Dark Shadows (the original)
Doctor Who
The Avengers
Firefly
Six Feet Under
The Twilight Zone
I Spy
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Good Eats
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Carol Burnett Show

How could I forget the Carol Burnett Show. One of my earliest memories is laying on the couch with my mom, watching it. I still love that show.

aka eraser
04-30-2007, 11:51 PM
Homocide: Life On The Streets (best 1-hour drama ever on network tv)
St. Elsewhere
Hill Street Blues
Six Feet Under
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Star Trek - Next Generation
WKRP
Mary Tyler Moore Show
Barney Miller
NewsRadio
The Trailer Park Boys

Two, wonderful, lamentably short-lived sitcoms were Frank's Place (gotta love the name) and The Texas Wheelers. Both were clever and quirky when, unfortunately, predictable and jiggly were the flavours of the month.

III
04-30-2007, 11:51 PM
5. M*A*S*H (especially the earlier episodes with Henry and Trapper)

I absolutely loved M*A*S*H through elementary and high school, but for some reason I can't stand to watch it now. Maybe it's how scripted and relentlessly clever the one-liners are, or maybe it's just the antiquated laugh track. The early shows were so much better before Klinger and Potter took on so much diologue. Taxi is kind of the same way - loved it as a kid, but can't stand to watch it now. Ironically, I loved adult comedies as a kid and now I love cartoons.

VeggieChick
05-01-2007, 12:05 AM
X-Files (I have a weakness for tortured men)
Forever Knight
Carnival
Six Feet Under
(do you see a common dark thread there?)
Mad About You (the earlier years, before the baby)
Rosseane (hated the last year, though)

underthecity
05-01-2007, 12:30 AM
Just remembered two more:

Knight Rider

The Incredible Hulk

What awesome shows . . .

allen

Southern_girl29
05-01-2007, 12:37 AM
X-Files (I have a weakness for tortured men)
Forever Knight
Carnival
Six Feet Under
(do you see a common dark thread there?)
Mad About You (the earlier years, before the baby)
Rosseane (hated the last year, though)


I loved Mad About You. It came on while I was in high school, and I had a huge crush on Paul Riser (sp). I wanted to marry someone exactly like him (but didn't, lol.) I didn't like Roseanne while it was on at all, but I just started watching it again on Nick at Night and love it now.

billythrilly7th
05-01-2007, 02:07 AM
The Honeymooners
Happy Days
Taxi
Cheers
Family Ties
Family Guy
Beavis and Butthead
Curb your Enthusiasm
24
Extreme Makeover: The Home Edition
The Twilight Zone
and my all time favorite and accepted worldwide as the greatest TV show in history....

....

Seinfeld.

jvc
05-01-2007, 02:23 AM
Stargate SG-1
Babylon 5
West Wing
Airwolf
Knight Rider
24
MASH
NCIS

ChunkyC
05-01-2007, 02:51 AM
Dramas:

Star Trek (original series)
Babylon 5
Quantum Leap
Law & Order (original series)
Magnum, P.I.

Sitcoms:

Newhart
Get Smart
Cheers
Frasier
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
WKRP in Cincinnati

Backward Masking
05-01-2007, 03:05 AM
Favorite shows, eh? Well here's the list in no particular order:

M*A*S*H
24
The Simpsons
Fraiser
Law & Order
Arrested Development
X-Files

jvc
05-01-2007, 03:20 AM
Oh, I forgot Magnum P.I. and Frasier.

Anonymisty
05-01-2007, 03:32 AM
From most recent to least...

Lost
Jericho
Heroes
Stargate SG-1 (we just started watching this winter!)
Eureka
The 4400
The Dead Zone
Carnival
Firefly
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Angel
Babylon 5
Farscape
Millennium
The X Files
Cosmos
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Baa Baa Black Sheep
The Prisoner
Star Trek
Dr Who
The Wild, Wild West

tomvolz
05-01-2007, 06:57 AM
The Andy Griffith Show (black and white only)
MASH (the best are the ones with Col. Blake)
Cheers
Seinfield

That's it...unless Monday Night Football counts.

Beyondian
05-01-2007, 08:09 AM
Dr Who (the 9th and 10th)
Babylon 5
Foyle's War
Poirot
Lois and Clark (first and second seasons. went downhill from there)
Star Trek TOS
Hogan's Heroes
Dad's Army
Firefly
Jeeves and Wooster
Randall and Hopkirk
Magnum P.I
Murder 101

Oh, and, yes. I am female. :D I have three brothers.

czjaba
05-01-2007, 08:50 AM
Now, my favorites are
Criminal Minds
House
Law & Order: SVU

Earlier
Friends
Roseanne

kristie911
05-01-2007, 09:07 AM
Wow...there's so many but here's a few:

X-Files (all time favorite...hands down)
Knight Rider
Dukes of Hazzard
Home Improvement
Rosanne (until they won the lottery...then I quit watching)
Due South

And until veggiechick mentioned it I'd completely forgotten this one...but wow, did I love it!

Forever Knight

Inkdaub
05-01-2007, 02:09 PM
West Wing
Twin Peaks
Sopranos

C.bronco
05-01-2007, 04:16 PM
The only ones I really watched religiously:
X Files
Married With Children
I'm a huge fan of HGTV, Yankee Workshop, This Old House, Mail Call

scarletpeaches
05-01-2007, 04:19 PM
Dr Who
The Prisoner
The Simpsons
South Park
anything with Stephen Fry 'cause he's great and I wuvs him, I do. :D

jodiodi
05-01-2007, 05:07 PM
In no particular order:

House
Law & Order franchise
NCIS
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
MST3K
Space:AAB
ST:TNG
Forever Knight
X-Files
Carniavle
Sopranos
Six Feet Under
Dexter
American Gothic
Dark Shadows (original)
Scrubs
Man vs. Wild (Bear is so HOT)
Wild, Wild West
NCIS
CSI (Las Vegas)
Kindred
Pretender
Highlander
South Park

ALLWritety
05-01-2007, 09:18 PM
OK
Here's my sad list! Not in any order!!!

Dukes of Hazzard
Dr Who
NCIS
Monkey - Chinese Story!
Water Margin - Another Chinese story - Very bad bubbing but great!!
A - Team
BJ and the Bear
Star Trek - The original
Knight Rider
Magnum PI
Happy Days
The Incredible Hulk
Starsky & Hutch
Hill Street Blues
The Man from Uncle
The New Avengers
Thunderbirds - How can you not love this one? 5 stars!!!
The Professionals
Space 1999
With out a trace
Lost season 1 (still haven't seen S2 yet!!)
Danger Mouse - Short Cartoon but Fantastic!

I am sure there are more but these are the ones that I can think of at the mo!
Kev

DragonHeart
05-01-2007, 10:24 PM
In no particular order:

CSI
CSI: Miami
Law and Order - Until Jerry Orbach died, anyways. I can't watch any of the new episodes.
The Deadliest Catch
Wild Discovery
Big Cat Diaries
E.R. - The older seasons.

Anime:

Trigun
Fullmetal Alchemist
Outlaw Star
Fruits Basket
Naruto
Wolf's Rain
Shadow Skill
Peacemaker
Gundam Seed
Busou Renkin

Hmm...can't think of any others at the moment. I don't really watch a lot of TV anymore.

~DragonHeart~

ChaosTitan
05-02-2007, 03:59 AM
St. Elsewhere
ER (seasons 1-8)
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer/Angel/Firefly
MASH
The West Wing
Third Watch
The Pretender
The Young Riders
A-Team
seaQuest, DSV
Boomtown
Bones
Heroes
Grey's Anatomy
Batman (the cheesy 60's show)
Home Improvement
Three's Company
24 (seasons 1-4)

Lady Esther
05-02-2007, 04:43 AM
Gilmore Girls (before seasons 6 + 7)
Smallville
America's Next Top Model
Dark Angel
Joan of Arcadia
American Dreams

The Twilight Zone
Family Guy
The Cosby Show
Roseanne
A Different World

Boy Meets World
Dragon Ball Z (seasons 1-3)
Heroes
Party of Five
Grey's Anatomy

Dawson's Creek
Ugly Betty
Felicity
Fresh Prince
Punky Brewster

As you can see, it's hard for me to choose only a few.

akiwiguy
05-02-2007, 04:49 AM
Nearly always Brit...

The Young Ones
League of Gentlemen
Black Adder
Cracker

There have been some great shorter Brit drama series...

Edge of Darkness
The Singing Detective (way better than the movie)
House of Cards
Poldark

akiwiguy
05-02-2007, 04:51 AM
Almost always Brit for me...

The Young Ones
League of Gentlemen
Black Adder
Cracker
House of Cards
Poldark
Edge of Darkness
The Singing Detective (Way better than the movie by the way)

Shit I thought that last post was hung. I'm repeating myself.

kristin724
05-02-2007, 04:52 AM
What? No love for Blake's 7?

ChaosTitan
05-02-2007, 06:01 AM
Boy Meets World
Party of Five



Oooh, how could I have forgotten these two?

benbradley
05-02-2007, 06:24 AM
No one mentioned one I liked at such a young age:
Rowan&Martin's Laugh-In

And no one mentioned Hee-Haw. Woops, wrong thread... though it's perhaps notable that Hee-Haw lasted longer.

Oh, and before I hit post, the ever-controversial, often-censorededited, Smothers Briothers. And Ed Sullivan when the Beatles were on.

Lady Esther
05-02-2007, 06:35 AM
How could I forget State of Grace and Arrested Development?

SpookyWriter
05-02-2007, 07:13 AM
Dr Who
NCIS
Star Trek - The original
Magnum PI
Hill Street Blues
The Man from Uncle
The New Avengers
Lost season 1 (still haven't seen S2 yet!!)
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
Dark Shadows (original)
Scrubs
Man vs. Wild (Bear is so HOT)
Wild, Wild West
Highlander
South Park
MASH
The West Wing
Third Watch
The Pretender
The Young Riders
Heroes

kristie911
05-02-2007, 12:59 PM
I can't believe I forgot:

NYPD Blue
and
Third Watch

Inkdaub
05-02-2007, 02:02 PM
I forgot Star Trek...both original and TNG.

III
05-02-2007, 05:49 PM
I can't believe I'm the only one who listed The Office. I'm gonna get a complex.

Sohia Rose
05-02-2007, 05:52 PM
The X Files
Murder She Wrote
Matlock
Law & Order
Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Millennium
Forensic Files

Soccer Mom
05-02-2007, 06:43 PM
Okay, here's the ones I can think of:

X-Files

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel/ANything by Joss

WKRP

Newhart

Anything Star Trek

The Pretender

Monty Python

Fawlty Towers

M*A*S*H

Deadliest Catch

Dirty Jobs

Planet Earth

Amazing Race

Survivor

American Idol

Top Chef/Project Runway

III
05-02-2007, 07:02 PM
Speaking of Newhart, did everyone hear that Tom Poston died? He was such a great guy. RIP.

Writer2011
05-02-2007, 07:07 PM
There are sooo many I could list--and yes some of them are a bit on the cheesy side but nonethless my favorites....I've numbered them but not by popularity.

1. Silver Spoons
2. Facts of Life
3. Gimme a break
4. Sanford and Son (..."you big dummy")
5. Good Times
6. The Jeffersons
7. Knightrider
8. The A-Team
9. Dukes of Hazzard
10. That 70's Show
11. Growing Pains
12. That show with Michael J. Fox :)
13. Bosom Buddies
14. Happy Days

Like I said there are soooo many more but won't list them here..

Lady Esther
05-02-2007, 07:45 PM
10. That 70's Show

Yes, I forgot that one too. :)

PattiTheWicked
05-02-2007, 08:18 PM
My favorites:

Deadwood
Rome
Firefly
CSI
Rescue Me
Lost
Deadliest Catch
WKRP in Cincinnati (dated, but still hilarious)
Ghost Hunters

ChunkyC
05-03-2007, 12:17 AM
WKRP in Cincinnati (dated, but still hilarious)
There's never been anything funnier on TV than Mr. Carleson pouring cocaine in his shoe thinking it's foot powder. :D

Okay, maybe Herb and the Big Guy bombing that strip mall with live turkeys....

III
05-03-2007, 01:02 AM
There's never been anything funnier on TV than Mr. Carleson pouring cocaine in his shoe thinking it's foot powder. :D

Okay, maybe Herb and the Big Guy bombing that strip mall with live turkeys....

Or Mr. Carlson running into the studio and desperately cranking knobs on the soundboard, eliciting a scream from Les who was wearing headphones at the time.

BOOGER!

dreamsofnever
05-03-2007, 01:13 AM
What a great thread idea!

Here's mine:

Buffy (seasons 1-3 really)
Roswell
Veronica Mars (seasons 1-2)
Gilmore Girls
Friends
Boy Meets World

Cartoons:
The Uncanny X-Men
Batman
Batman Beyond
Justice League

I'm sure there are more, but those are definitely the shows I could watch over and over again.

III
05-03-2007, 05:23 PM
I can't believe I forgot to put Mystery Science Theater 3000. Milk comes out of my nose just thinking about it.

ChunkyC
05-03-2007, 07:06 PM
I can't believe I forgot to put Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Oh yeah, great show!


Speaking of Newhart, did everyone hear that Tom Poston died? He was such a great guy. RIP.
I did hear about Tom Poston. He was indeed one of the great TV actors. He'll always be George Utley to me.

eldragon
05-03-2007, 07:08 PM
1. Saturday Night Live.
2. Cheers.
3. Roseanne.
4. Allie McBeal.
4. Thirty-Something.
5. Boy Meets World.
5. That weird show with Chris Elliot in it........
6. In Living Color.

III
05-03-2007, 07:47 PM
5. That weird show with Chris Elliot in it........


That would be Get A Life. I remember loving that show when I was in college.