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Your Desert Island top 5 TV ON DVD List


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#1 of 39 david_hu

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Posted October 02 2006 - 09:39 PM

I've recently gone on a purging of my 40 or so TV ON DVD series sets. Realising that alot of them I just won't ever get around to watching and other series sets of mine that I've watched once and won't likely watch again, I'm trying to whittle them down to 10 series sets and the task is pretty darn hard.I'm down to 20 thus far.
I wondering what 5 whole series sets you'd keep if you had to rid all your other TV on DVD sets. I haven't settled on mine totally yet but at this stage-and in no order mine are:
X-Files-all
ER.1-8
Deep Space Nine-all
Will & Grace-all
Farscape-all.

#2 of 39 george kaplan

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Posted October 02 2006 - 10:19 PM

The Dick Van Dyke Show
I Love Lucy
Star Trek: The Next Generation
MASH
The Bob Newhart Show
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#3 of 39 Al.Anderson

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Posted October 03 2006 - 01:34 AM

Twilight Zone
Star Trek TOS (Nostalgia)
Firefly
Kung Fu: especially season-1 (had to tweak the OAR guys!)
My Name is Earl

If I could go to six, The West Wing

#4 of 39 TravisR

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Posted October 03 2006 - 01:41 AM

In alphabetical order:

Millennium
The Simpsons
24
The Twilight Zone
The X-Files

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#5 of 39 Gary OS

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Posted October 03 2006 - 02:11 AM

This is really tough, but if we are going with completed series (or at least those that we know are going to be completed via already announced release dates) then I'm going with:

THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW
I LOVE LUCY
THE FLINTSTONES
THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW
THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (one season left to be released, but we know it's coming)

If we were to include shows that haven't been completed, this list could change some. For instance, I might throw in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", "Have Gun, Will Travel", or "The Naked City" if they were complete. And if "The Fugitive" were ever released, it would move to the top of my list immediately. Best show ever in my book!

Gary "if my wife and kids were with me I'd have to include 'Little House on the Prarie' and/or 'Road to Avonlea' to keep them entertained while I was out collecting coconuts" O.

P.S. I guess I should have included "Gilligan's Island" just on principle.
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#6 of 39 Linda Thompson

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Posted October 03 2006 - 03:21 AM

Assuming that all of these which aren't yet fully released will indeed be completed:

1 - La Femme Nikita
2 - Wings
3 - Frasier
4 - Moonlighting
5 - MacGyver / Dukes Of Hazzard / Starsky & Hutch - pick any one


I'd cry for having to abandon:

Silk Stalkings
Alien Nation (only one season - not enough 'volume' for Desert Island list inclusion)
Brisco (ditto - only one season)
The X-Files
The Stargates
Will & Grace
Hercules / Xena
Home Improvement
Monk
21 Jump Street
Renegade
The A-Team
Whichever 2 got bumped in #5 above

All choices are based on sheer enjoyment and re-watchability factor of the shows themselves...NOT intended as a comment on the quality of the releases.

#7 of 39 MichelleB

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Posted October 03 2006 - 05:06 AM

First of all I would never get rid of any of my TV Show DVDs because I love them all. But because this is just for "fun" here goes:

Who's the Boss?
The Nanny
Law & Order: SVU
Seinfeld
House
Shows I Want on to see on DVD:
- Who's the Boss? Seasons 2-8
- Law & Order: SVU Season 9
- The Nanny Seasons 4-6
- Taxi Seasons 4-5

#8 of 39 Rhoq

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Posted October 03 2006 - 05:15 AM

1. All In The Family
2. Arrested Development
3. M*A*S*H
4. Scrubs (I still can't believe I only recently discovered this show when Comedy Central began running it in sydication)
5. That 70s Show

#9 of 39 Scott-S

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Posted October 03 2006 - 05:21 AM

This is a tough question. I guess I would go with:

Babylon 5
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Family Guy
Futurama

There are a lot of sitcom series I like, but I wouldn't want to watch them over and over.
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#10 of 39 Bob Hug

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Posted October 03 2006 - 06:40 AM

This was actually a tougher task than I inititally thought since we're looking at series that have had full runs on DVD and most of my collecting is focused on the 50s through 70s where, more often than not, full series haven't been released. Anyhow, in terms of what I own, here goes . . .

Combat!
Danger Man (a/k/a Secret Agent)
The Outer Limits
Homicide: Life on the Streets (I made an exception and included this modern classic from the 90s, the last great show that I would consider to be "must see TV")
either Gerry Anderson's UFO or The Protectors

#11 of 39 michael_ks

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Posted October 03 2006 - 08:53 AM

Man in A Suitcase
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Danger Man
The Outer Limits
The Rifleman

#12 of 39 Ethan Riley

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Posted October 03 2006 - 12:00 PM

Bewitched
I Love Lucy
Simpsons
Star Trek: The Next Generation
3rd Rock from the Sun

These are all picked because I watch them over and over.
 

 


#13 of 39 Johnny S

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Posted October 03 2006 - 01:13 PM

I am doing this in order of importance. It is not necessarily my top 5 shows, I am taking how many episodes there are & other things in to consideration. It also assumes that the series' will be completed on DVD.

Friends
The Simpsons
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
The King Of Queens
Seinfeld
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#14 of 39 Scott_F_S

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Posted October 03 2006 - 06:07 PM

Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Sopranos
The Shield
Alias

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Posted October 04 2006 - 04:59 AM

-X-Files
-Star Trek(s)
-Twilight Zone
-Smallville
-Babylon 5

And since were on an deserted island......"Lost". Posted Image
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#16 of 39 Charles Ellis

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Posted October 04 2006 - 06:56 AM

OK- here's my choices:
Dark Shadows- with 1225 episodes, it's a can't miss, and is on top of my list because there will never be another show like it! Barnabas lives!

The Forsyte Saga- the original, of course- you can keep the boring color remake. The first version (on B/W videotape) is still the best (and first!) miniseries ever made.

Gilligan's Island- what other show would be appropiate for a deserted island? Well, there's Survivor, but this show is a whole lot more fun anyway!

The Munsters- I wouldn't mind living at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, besides, they're a cool bunch of folks and a far more cohesive family unit than most TV families, even with "Spot" as a pet!

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.- one of the most original shows ever. I'm proud to say I watched it on Fox, and it still holds up- with many repeated viewings, I'm sure I will finally figure out the secret of that orb!
Bring "The continuing story of PEYTON PLACE" home on DVD: the one that started it all- from Dallas and Dynasty to Desperate Housewives and Gossip Girl!!! Starting this May, see the legendary saga starring Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, and Oscar-winner Dorothy Malone on DVD thru...

#17 of 39 Bryan Ri

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Posted October 04 2006 - 09:46 AM

Simpsons
Family Guy
Seinfeld
24
Lost

#18 of 39 CherylJ

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Posted October 05 2006 - 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott_F_S
Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Sopranos
The Shield
Alias

Boy, do we have similar taste in TV! Those are five great choices. But I could never leave my girl Veronica behind. And I think I would want to laugh once in a while, because hey, life on a desert island is going to be pretty bleak at times. So I'd want a comedy or two.

My choices:

Veronica Mars
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Sopranos
Seinfeld
Arrested Development

#19 of 39 Theodore J. Mooney

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Posted January 12 2008 - 09:10 PM

Just five to choose from??? That's really hard especially for me since I have over 20 shows on DVD. Hmmm, I guess if I had to ....

I Love Lucy
Laverne & Shirley
Three's Company
Green Acres
The Brady Bunch

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Posted January 13 2008 - 07:11 AM

The Twilight Zone
Twin Peaks
Freaks and Geeks
M*A*S*H
Millennium