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#1 of 78 OFFLINE   Scooter

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Posted December 23 2002 - 12:33 PM

This kinda bugs me from time to time...shows that inspired others..but get SOOOO overlooked!!!!!

For example..:

Dobie Gillis
Moonlighting

Not only was this show very well written for the most part...but if you notice the rythym in dialogue here and compare it to Moonlighting...well..you can see some inspiration.

My World And Welcome To It: Based on the works of James Thurber...DISTANT relative of mine...witty and ahead of it's time.

And your's are...????

#2 of 78 OFFLINE   GaryEA

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Posted December 23 2002 - 12:40 PM

My vote goes to either Relativity or My So-Called Life. Strong charcters, with solid writing. Damn fine shows.

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#3 of 78 OFFLINE   Steve_Knutzen

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Posted December 23 2002 - 12:44 PM

Freaks and Geeks
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Posted December 23 2002 - 03:45 PM

Clerks
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#5 of 78 OFFLINE   Daniel Kikin

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Posted December 24 2002 - 03:03 AM

Andy Richter Controls The Universe. We all love it here but the ratings say otherewise. Hopefully it won't go the way of the other shows mentioned in this thread for a while.

#6 of 78 OFFLINE   ChuckDeLa

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Posted December 24 2002 - 04:50 AM

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My World And Welcome To It: Based on the works of James Thurber...DISTANT relative of mine...witty and ahead of it's time.


Wow, never heard of this! I'm a huge Thurber fan, even named my cat after him.

If anything, I'd say that My So-Called Life is OVERrated.

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Posted December 24 2002 - 05:25 AM

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Andy Richter Controls The Universe


FOR SURE!!! That is one great TV series!! Let's hope for a DVD release!! Posted Image Posted Image
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#8 of 78 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted December 24 2002 - 05:52 AM

Shows Now Off The Air:
Freaks and Geeks
The $treet
Sports Night
Undeclared
Off-Centre
100 Centre Street
Working
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? (the Jonathan Frakes seasons)
Brutally Normal
Grosse Pointe
Action

Current Shows:
Insomniac with Dave Attell
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn
Andy Richter Controls The Universe
24
Any show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim
Futurama
Firefly (hoping that it finds a new network)
John Doe


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Posted December 24 2002 - 06:05 AM

Family Guy (I am going to get the R1 Season 1 set)

I'm starting to watch Andy Richter.
I have seen 24 from the very beginning.
I only watched the (edited) pilot of Firefly Posted Image but I plan to see the 2 hour pilot.
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#10 of 78 OFFLINE   Bruce Hedtke

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Posted December 24 2002 - 07:46 AM

Night Stand with Dick Dietrich-A faux talk show, beyond hilarious. Funniest line: "If your a necrophiliac and your love-life is dead, give us a call!" Posted Image

Junkyard Wars-Fairly simple. Build a machine, or car, or rocket, or anything automated out of parts found in a junkyard and then square off against an opposing team.

Liquid Television-I still don't understand why this show is only remembered as the birthplace of Beavis & Butthead. It had lots of original and intelligent skits.

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#11 of 78 OFFLINE   Don Black

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Posted December 24 2002 - 08:25 AM

Another vote for Andy and Undeclared!

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Posted December 24 2002 - 02:03 PM

I'll get grilled for this one, but I loved Titus. Stacy Keach has been kicking ass since his Sgt. Stedanko days...
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Posted December 24 2002 - 03:22 PM

The Tick (live action, but only because the animated version was well-reconized)

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Posted December 25 2002 - 07:56 AM

A couple of you think 24 is underrated/overlooked? What's your basis for that idea? I thought it was a huge success because Fox released the first season DVD set before the second season started. Perhaps its audience could be bigger if everyone got a chance to see it. I'll admit that I've only seen a few minutes of it, and that was from the second season premiere. I plan to see everything on DVD or HD-DVD one day.

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Posted December 26 2002 - 01:30 AM

I pick Aeon Flux and Strange World.

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Posted December 26 2002 - 02:05 AM

Newsradio: the epitome of overlooked.

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Posted December 26 2002 - 03:18 AM

The Family Guy - baffles me that FOX didn't see the potential for a post-Simpson cartoon

Space: Above and Beyond - the best TV Sci-Fi show ever (IMO). Drama, action, intrigue, this show had it all! Another FOX blunder.

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Posted December 26 2002 - 04:09 AM

The Invisible Man on the Sci-Fi channel. The cast worked so well together on screen. You have a thief with an awesome ability he doesn't want, and a hyper paranoid ex CIA/FBI agent to watch out for him. I just pray they release this series on DVD at some point.

I know realize that all Sci-Fi channel shows are doomed to no more than 3 season no matter how good they are.

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Posted December 26 2002 - 04:14 AM

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Posted December 26 2002 - 04:31 AM

Cop Rock?





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