Your desert island TV Series?

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  1. Blu

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    On the radio this morning the DJs were talking about what their desert island TV Series would be. It can't be something like Letterman or Nightline. A regular season by season series.
    I'm thinking mine would be something like Andy Griffith, DS9 or maybe Buffy. It is hard to come up with one!
     
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    All of mine are oldies but goodies....don't know how i'd do without Lucy, but I'll go with........
    Bewitched
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    Either PBS's NOVA or Star Trek: The Next Generation.
     
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    Seinfeld. I never get tired of that show.
     
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    Sex and the City.
    ...my guilty little pleasure.
     
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    Leave it to Beaver
     
  7. Blu

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    I find it interesting to see a series that has only run a handful of seasons. For myself longetivity plays a part, I thought about Sex and the City, Oz, and Sopranos but that isn't a lot of entertainment broken down by season.
     
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    No hesitation here: All in the Family
     
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    The Simpsons.
     
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    Hmmm... "The Adventures Of Brisco County Junior" is only 28 hours, but there's not a bad one in the bunch, and it gives you sci-fi, romance, comedy, western, and adventure, all at once.

    Although... Would "Mystery!" be cheating, encompassing as it does Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, Peter Davison as Campion, Leo McKern as Rumpole, etc., along with (in the early years) charming Vincent Price introductions? (I know, "Masterpiece Theater" has run longer and includes "House Of Cards", "Jeeves & Wooster", etc., but I seldom loved MT like M!)
     
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    (shall we stroll over to Polls, everyone?)

    My first reaction was All in the Family, but after further reflection, I'm going to go with M*A*S*H.

    I picked up both first-season DVD sets and zipped through the M*A*S*H one, but have so far watched only the first All in the Family episode. Now, of course, I have Season Two of M*A*S*H. Archie's gonna have to wait a bit longer.

    Jon
     
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    My choice would be decided, in large part, on quantity. Any of the soaps, however, would merely drive me insane. So, I guess, either 60 Minutes, or Gunsmoke.
     
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    Northern Exposure. I never get tired of this show.
     
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    Moonlighting
    I always thought it a novel and welcome change from the standard TV formula that denied that the characters had a sex life; and that to get a laugh your character had to be a retard, or a frustrated bigot, or some ditzy young girl making her mark in the big city, or some young kid always screwing this up, but he did it for a noble reason, etc...
     
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    Sports Night
     
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    Dick Van Dyke

    although the Simpsons and Star Trek:TNG are both good choices too.
     
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    I'd take The Simpsons or The X-Files. The X-Files would probably be the better choice for me though as I watched it for about 3 seasons and enjoyed it a lot, but eventually didn't have time to keep up with it. So there would be a solid 9 years (I think that's how long it ran) of viewing.
     
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    TWIN PEAKS!
     
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    Seinfeld
     
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    Seinfeld here too. It's the only show I seem to be able to watch over and over again, laughing all the way. [​IMG]
     

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