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Classic TV And The Top 100 Shows

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Greg Chenoweth, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Greg Chenoweth

    Greg Chenoweth Well-Known Member

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    That's a really good list.I agree with most everything,except for the numbers which some shows are ranked.Of the shows listed,which are not yet on dvd,the ones I'd like to see released would be Hill Street Blue,Family Ties,Leave It To Beaver,CHiPs,St.Elsewhere and Alice.I'd buy those in a heartbeat.
     
  3. Dan_V

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    Bewitched is #8 and Seinfeld #19? While I agree that the top 100 shows listed for the most part are the top 100, but lets be real, I'm sure no one has ever discussed an episode of Bewitched at the water cooler.
     
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    Like all Top 100 lists, I'll look at the shows listed and just ignore the ranking. No one is ever going to completely agree with another person on which show is better than the other.

    And how old is this list? It says The X-Files is still airing and it ended in May 2002. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tony J Case

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    A completly worthless list - far too american-centric. Where's Monty Python? Where's Fawlty Towers? Blackadder? Doctor Who? Blake's Seven? The Prisoner? What about Macross/Robotech? Yamato/Star Blazers? Hell - Speed Racer?

    Television does not begin and end at the US borders.
     
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    True, Tony. I love Star Trek but Voyager? Doesn't deserve it.

    I guess I should be happy. Most lists assume that once they put the original series in the top 5 they're done with the franchise.
     
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    Even if they did have more British television, there'd still be complaining. [​IMG] There are several British shows I find far superior to the ones you listed - Rumpole of the Bailey, To the Manor Born, The Good Life, Benny Hill, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, etc.
     
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    And Bewitched didn't produce catchphrases that became part of the popular lexicon.
     
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    I really like Seinfeld (one of my fav' show ever!), but I'm not sure that the appeal will last longer than Bewitched's... I'm not sure even that Seinfeld will stand the test of time...
    I don't think Seinfeld will be "discovered" by each new generation...
     
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    I think the exact opposite. I think Seinfeld will be as well remembered 50 years from now as I Love Lucy is today. Of course, only time will tell[​IMG]
     
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    I like the blurb for THE SIMPSONS:


    I was entertained for about 7-8 seasons. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh please.....Bonanza (#28) better than Gunsmoke (#61)- don't make me sick!!!!! Marshal Dillon could outdraw all of the Cartwrights, and besides, why be stuck in that dusty old Ponderosa with Hop Sing while you can have fun at the Long Branch Saloon with Miss Kitty, Festus, and Doc?
     
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    Better than Doctor Who? Speak not such blasphemy!

    But yeah, at least SOME of these shows should have made the cut. Sadly the blinders were on for this list.
     
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    No show added more catchphrases than Laugh-In. Where is that on the list?
     
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    Yikes, what a crappy list. Anybody who ranks BEWITCHED above THE AVENGERS has got a screw loose.
     
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    I disagree with the ranking also, but I remember watching Bewitched when I was a kid and talking about it later. I'm sure it was discussed around watercoolers during its original run and a few years afterward.
     
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    While I will give credit to the compilers of this list for getting almost all of the genuinely deserving shows somewhere onto the list, the following, in spite of many being popular (and popular doesn't mean good), do not deserve "Top 100" acclaim (in my opinion):

    Bewitched
    Flipper
    Gilligan's Island
    Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C
    I Dream Of Jeannie
    Munsters, The
    Laverne & Shirley
    Welcome Back, Kotter
    Diff'rent Strokes
    Facts Of Life
    Growing Pains
    Head of the Class
    Mork & Mindy
    Three's Company
    Webster
    Dear John
    Home Improvement

    And the following that somehow made the list are arguably among the worst TV shows ever. What the hell were they thinking putting these in there?:

    CHiPS
    Love Boat, The
    Mr. Belvedere
    My Two Dads
    Perfect Strangers
    Silver Spoons
    Small Wonder
    Who's the Boss
    Beverly Hills, 90210
    Baywatch
    Full House
    Herman's Head
    Saved by the Bell
     
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    Dude, don't mess with CHiPS [​IMG]
     

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