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EW's Top 25 TV Series


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#1 of 14 JamesSmith

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Posted September 20 2010 - 10:29 PM

 

Dear Guys:

 

A few weeks (ok, maybe two months), Entertainment Weekly released some sort of top 25 television shows that haven't come out on DVD yet?

 

I remember most of them:

1) Batman (Adam West)

2) Homefront

3) Remember Wenn

4) Eight is Enough

5) Suddenly Susan

6)Veronica's Closet

7) Cop Rock

8) Now and Again

9). I'll Fly Away

10) Sisters

11) China Beach

12) Wonder Years

13) Three Guys, Two Girls, and A Pizza Place

14) Ed

15)  . . .  . . . .

 

Ok. I just drew a blank, Can somebody help me with the remaining 11?

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Posted September 21 2010 - 02:34 AM

James, BTW, it's called Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place.  We wouldn't want to confuse Fox again. Posted Image

 

Chicago Hope

Just the Ten of Us

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

Cupid (Jeremy Piven)

Brooklyn Bridge

Viva Variety

Now and Again

L.A. Law

Salute Your Shorts

Being Bobby Brown

 

http://www.ew.com/ew...0398646,00.html



#3 of 14 Randy Korstick

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Posted September 21 2010 - 02:42 AM

Sounds like EW, not a single show except maybe Batman that would be in my top 25 not on DVD.


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#4 of 14 Neil Brock

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Posted September 21 2010 - 03:26 AM

What do you expect? For the 30 somethings who work there, the 80s is way, way back. To me, its last week. I could come up with 25 shows from the 60s without blinking an eye. Probably 3 times as many if I gave it a lot of thought.



#5 of 14 MattPeriolat

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Posted September 21 2010 - 08:17 AM

You have a point, but being a child of the 80s, I'd like to see Chicago Hope, LA Law, Brooklyn Bridge and I'll Fly Away as much as I'd like to see more 50s Westerns and shows from the 60s and 70s. I am, after all, an equal opportunity collector.


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Posted September 21 2010 - 09:39 AM

The 1980s tv shows focused on the following areas

 

1. Private Investigation/Crime/Mystery (Simon & Simon, Magnum PI, Murder she Wrote, Miami Vice, Crime story)

 

2. Nightime Soap Operas (Knots Landing, Dallas, Dynasty, Falconcrest)

 

3. Family Sitcoms (Family ties, Growing Pains, Mr Belvedere, too close for comforat, The Hogan Family

 

4. Action/adventure (A-Team, Tales of the Gold Monkey

 

Each decade had different issues and TV try have these issues in their shows. The 1980s was about heavy metal music, aids, big hair, nuclear war threat, Russia was still communism, music video TV. The personal computer started to gain popularity via War Games and Whiz Kids, etc. However, the method to get information was via dial-up. I could go and on about the 1980s. I was in HS/college in the 1980s and it was different time for music/clothing/etc. However, by the early 1990s it changed dramatically.



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Posted September 21 2010 - 11:05 AM

Blair Brown's a tv show? I thought she was the star of The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd -- a show that should be definitely on that list!



#8 of 14 ChrisCook

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Posted September 21 2010 - 12:09 PM



Originally Posted by shoeshineboy 

Blair Brown's a tv show? I thought she was the star of The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd -- a show that should be definitely on that list!


"The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" made their list; I mistakenly listed Blair Brown.  Thanks for pointing this out Dan.
 



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Posted September 22 2010 - 05:53 AM

Call me lame, but these would also be very high on my list:

 

9). I'll Fly Away

11) China Beach

12) Wonder Years

 

 

I'd love to have all thee.


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Posted September 22 2010 - 06:14 AM

Are you sure that top list is correct?

 

I'm having trouble believing anyone, even EW, would remember, let alone wonder about a DVD release, for Suddenly Susan or Veronica's Closet.
 



#11 of 14 ChrisCook

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Posted September 22 2010 - 06:44 AM

 

Originally Posted by Trevor824 

Are you sure that top list is correct?

 

I'm having trouble believing anyone, even EW, would remember, let alone wonder about a DVD release, for Suddenly Susan or Veronica's Closet.
 

 

That top list James compiled from memory is not the order in which they appear.  Veronica's Closet is #3 and Suddenly Susan is #4.

 

http://www.ew.com/ew...0398646,00.html
 



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Posted September 22 2010 - 07:03 AM

 

Originally Posted by mattCR 

Call me lame, but these would also be very high on my list:

 

9). I'll Fly Away

11) China Beach

12) Wonder Years

 

 

I'd love to have all thee.

 

There's nothing lame about it.  I'd buy the last two, Homefront, and Ed, IF the music is intact.  I haven't seen I'll Fly Away in some time (and the last time I saw Brooklyn Bridge was when it aired on Bravo in the '90s) but I might purchase those two.

 

What's very high on my list right now is Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place, and that's one I really want with the original music intact.  It's my favorite sitcom of all time. (You may boo, hiss, whatever now.)



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Posted September 24 2010 - 01:54 AM



Originally Posted by ChrisCook 

 

What's very high on my list right now is Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place, and that's one I really want with the original music intact.  It's my favorite sitcom of all time. (You may boo, hiss, whatever now.)


I liked the show too.
Ryan Reynolds is a pretty popular star now,that must have been his first major show.

Checking wikipedia, I find it funny that co-star Traylor Howard was 10 years older than Reynolds!

She looked pretty young for 32 on the show!

 



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Posted September 24 2010 - 05:30 AM

 

Originally Posted by derosa 




I liked the show too.
Ryan Reynolds is a pretty popular star now,that must have been his first major show.

Checking wikipedia, I find it funny that co-star Traylor Howard was 10 years older than Reynolds!

She looked pretty young for 32 on the show!

 

 

I also love EW's suggestion of releasing this as a complete series set.  I do know Brian Ward had said back in July that this series has been on their radar and would look into further.  Fox and Shout! Factory are both insiders here, but nothing has been said on this.

 

http://www.hometheat...pizza-place-dvd

 

Ryan did a popular Canadian teen soap that I'm only vaguely familiar with called Fifteen/Hillside.

 

Traylor was only 32?!  I'll be the same age myself soon.