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Your Desert Island top 5 TV ON DVD List

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#1 of 39 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted October 02 2006 - 10:19 PM

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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

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Posted October 03 2006 - 01:41 AM

In alphabetical order:

The Simpsons
The Twilight Zone
The X-Files

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#5 of 39 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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

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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 OFFLINE   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

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Posted October 03 2006 - 08:53 AM

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#12 of 39 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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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Posted October 03 2006 - 06:07 PM

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Posted October 04 2006 - 04:59 AM

-Star Trek(s)
-Twilight Zone
-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 OFFLINE   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!
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Posted October 04 2006 - 09:46 AM

Simpsons Family Guy Seinfeld 24 Lost

#18 of 39 OFFLINE   CherylJ


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Posted October 05 2006 - 12:11 PM

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 OFFLINE   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

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