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Favorite Show By Decade..

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Frank Soyke, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Ron1973

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    I don't get it that there isn't more love for The Phil Silvers Show. I know it was bigger in the UK in reruns, but it's such a quality show!
     
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    If you mean there's not much love on this thread, maybe it ranks among the top 5 of the 50s on some of the lists for those who've posted. But since Frank asked everyone to try to stick to only one choice per decade, it just didn't make the very top spot often in this particular thread. I had to not include The Honeymooners in my post because Burns & Allen just edged it out of that top spot for me, but I'd still rank the Gleason classic as one of my favorites of the decade (and of all time).

    [That said, I'm not personally a fan of Bilko. I can appreciate why some people like it, but it's just not for me.]
     
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    Lol!!! No, I'm sorry, I meant overall, not just this thread. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    The problem is there are so many *excellent* programs from the 50s. I chose Maverick because of the top 5 I'd listed in the "Top 5 favorite shows from the 50s" thread I'd put it at #1 (yes, I looked at all those and stayed consistent). Had I made a list of all my favorite 50s shows Bilko would be there along with over 20 more. I could change my top five on a regular basis based on how I feel at the time but Maverick and The Adventures of Superman would be consistently in that list. If I were honest almost *all* those 20 or more "favorites" would be tied at #1 because they were *all* that good, and that includes Bilko. That's what makes this one a particularly difficult assignment - you can select only *one* show out of possibly dozens of favorites in a decade.


    I looked up your list of "Top 5 favorite shows from the 50s" expecting Bilko to be at the top but you don't list it at all!?! What's up with *that*! :lol:
     
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    50's - I Love Lucy

    60's - Get Smart

    70's - The Bionic Woman

    80's - Dynasty

    90's - Sabrina The Teenage Witch

    00's - The Middle

    10's - American Horror Story
     
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    50s- The Adventures of Superman


    60s- The Munsters


    70s- Battlestar Galactica


    80s- Sledge Hammer!


    90s- The X-Files


    00s- Futurama


    10s- The Flash
     
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    Easily explained!!! I discovered Bilko in November thanks to a great deal at Amazon Canada! Lol
     
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    '50s - I Love Lucy / Sgt. Bilko

    '60s - The Twilight Zone / The Dick Van Dyke Show

    '70s - Taxi / Diff'rent Strokes

    '80s - Moonlighting / Only Fools and Horses

    '90s - The Simpsons / ER / Frasier

    '00s - Friday Night Lights / Malcolm in the Middle

    '10s - Breaking Bad / Community
     
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    50s – The Texan

    60s – The Fugitive

    70s – Columbo/WKRP in Cincinnati

    80s – Family Ties

    90s – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    00s – Dead Like Me

    10s – The Walking Dead
     
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    Great lists everyone. Since many had a lot of difficulty nailing done just one show per decade, let's expand it a little by genre:


    50's


    Top Sitcom - Bilko

    Top Drama - Twilight Zone (started 59)


    60's


    Sitcom - Hogan's Heroes

    Drama - Run For Your Life


    70's


    Sitcom - Barney Miller

    Drama - Mannix


    80's


    Sitcom - It's Your Move

    Drama - Crime Story


    90's


    Sitcom - Seinfeld

    Drama - ??


    00's


    Sitcom - Everybody Hates Chris

    Drama - Lost


    10's


    Sitcom - Parks and Recreation

    Drama - Breaking Bad
     
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    '50s


    Drama: Alfred Hitchcock Presents

    Sitcom: Leave It to Beaver


    '60s


    Drama: The Avengers

    Sitcom: The Addams Family


    '70s


    Drama: Kolchak: The Night Stalker

    Sitcom: WKRP in Cincinnati


    '80s


    Drama: Lonesome Dove

    Sitcom: Night Court


    '90s


    Drama: Lexx

    Sitcom: The Simpsons


    '00s


    Drama: Deadwood

    Sitcom: Spaced


    '10s


    Drama: Breaking Bad

    Sitcom: absolutely nothing... "--The genre's dead, Jim."
     
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    Mine would be -


    Top 50s Bilko

    Top 60s Dr. Who

    Top 70s Dr. Who

    Top 80s Dr. Who

    Top 90s Babylon 5

    Top 00s Dr. Who

    Top 010s Dr. Who
     
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    1950s - Donna Reed/Twilight Zone

    1960s - Bewitched/The Lieutenant

    1970s - Maude/Charlie's Angels

    1980s - Mama's Family/Dallas

    1990s - Roseanne/Freaks and Geeks

    2000s - Sordid Lives/Queer as Folk

    2010- Hot in Cleveland/Dexter
     
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    50's: I Love Lucy / Alfred Hitchcock Presents

    60's: Bewitched / Star Trek

    70's: All in the Family / The Waltons

    80's: The Golden Girls / Knots Landing

    90's: Seinfeld / Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    00's: The Office (British version) / Carnivàle

    10's: The Big Bang Theory / American Horror Story
     
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    1950s: Laramie

    1960s: Route 66

    1970s: Emergency!

    1980s: The A-Team

    1990s: The Simpsons

    2000s: Survivor
     
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    My updated list with separate comedy and drama listings.


    50s -
    Drama: Maverick
    Comedy: The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

    *Added* Comedy: Lots of really good comedy series in this decade. Narrowing to one was difficult. Say what you want about I Love Lucy (a show I truly like), but The Burns and Allen Show was better. Frankly, you could select almost any comedy (or drama) from this decade and get a winner.

    60s -
    Drama: Star Trek: TOS
    Comedy: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

    *Added* Comedy: Same here as far as selecting programs go. At any given time my top favorite comedy series could change due to the many quality productions this decade.

    70s -
    Drama: The Rockford Files
    Comedy: The Bob Newhart Show

    *Added* Drama: While I'd frequently go home from "crusing" on Saturday nights to watch The Carol Burnett Show, Rockford Files is my favorite.

    80s -
    Drama: Moonlighting
    Comedy: Newhart

    *Added* Drama: My favorite dramas this decade were mostly detective/spy type programs. Remington Steele and Scarecrow and Mrs. King are right up there with Moonlighting as top favorite dramas.


    90s -
    Drama: Northern Exposure
    Comedy: Newsradio

    *Added* Drama: This decade I watched mostly comedy and thanks to the VCR coupled with inexpensive blank tape I time-shifted lots of them. I only watched about a half dozen drama programs this decade and, in spite of ST: Voyager airing and my love of almost all things "Trek", Northern Exposure is tops.


    00s -
    Comedy: That 70s Show
    Drama: Firefly

    *Added* Drama: Another decade I watched mostly comedy. I tried to watch Firefly during first run but Fox made it mostly impossible. It was due to DVD that I finally saw it. Battlestar Galactica, Chuck, and Deadwood are close behind. I have *several* drama series (mostly SF) from this decade I've purchased as blind buys and have yet to watch.


    10s -
    Comedy: Big Bang Theory
    Drama: Game of Thrones

    *Added* Drama: The decade I stopped watching "live" TV and went 100% DVD. I've not seen *any* of the drama offerings from the networks so included Game of Thrones in spite of it being on a pay channel. I *do* own the first couple of seasons of Vikings (saw a couple of eps before purchasing) and The Musketeers (a blind buy based on theme). I've not yet watched The Musketeers and only S1 of Vikings which is not really enough to truly know how I feel about the program.
     
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    Drama


    1950's - Perry Mason

    1960's - The Naked City

    1970's - The Rockford Files

    1980's - Hill Street Blues

    1990's - X-Files

    2000's - The Wire

    2010's - The Killing


    Comedy


    1950's - Maverick

    1960's - Laugh In

    1970's - The Jeffersons

    1980's - Married With Children

    1990's - The Simpsons

    2000's - Psych

    2010's - Duck Dynasty
     
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    50's - Leave it to Beaver/Twilight Zone

    60's - Gilligan's Island/Star Trek

    70's - WKRP/Starsky & Hutch

    80's - Taxi/Moonlighting

    90's - Family Guy/ Xena

    00's - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The Practice

    10's - Modern Family
     
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    1950s Lassie


    1960s The Green Hornet


    1970s Marcus Welby, MD


    1980s Ripley's Believe It Or Not!


    1990s The promised Land


    2000s Cold Case
     
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    When you put your choices together on a line like that I can't help but think of these shows combined:


    Donna Reed in the Twilight Zone

    The Bewitched Lieutenant

    Maude's Angels

    Roseanne Freaks!

    All in the Walton Family

    Seinfeld the Vampire Slayer

    Star Trek to Gilligan's Island
     
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