I think the reason they made it and The Tonight Show didn't is mostly because those shows are current and that puts them more in the mind of viewers/voters.Quentin said:If you include variety shows, how do you have "The Daily Show" at 17th ALL TIME, and "The Colbert Report" 50th ALL TIME, but you don't have "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" anywhere on the list?
Agreed. The list is very heavily modern-centric...Homeland? It's had 2 seasons. Modern Family? Really? Etc.TravisR said:I think the reason they made it and The Tonight Show didn't is mostly because those shows are current and that puts them more in the mind of viewers/voters.
I assume they went with the idea of the best is the best whether it's 65 years old or 65 minutes old but personally, I think all current shows should have been off limits for this list because the newness can give them an artificial boost. I mean love Mad Men but I think more time needs to pass before saying that it's the 7th best written show of all time.
Well, it was a poll by the Writer's Guild of America.Quentin said:It's also very American-centric. The Brits got the shaft.
See, Friends has the complete opposite effect on me. When I come across that show, even the early episodes, I cringe that I ever even admitted to liking it.Aaron Silverman said:Friends is one of those shows where when you go back and watch the first season, you realize that you've forgotten how original and clever it was when it was new.