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Your Favorite Ten TV Shows of ALL Time

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Roy Wall, May 25, 2012.

  1. BobO'Link

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    Remember it? It's permanently etched into my retinas from years of getting up at 5:30 on Saturday AM, getting a bowl of cereal, turning on the tv - sound down so no one would be bothered by the 1,000 cycle test tone - and eating my cereal while watching the test pattern waiting for The Adventures of Superman to come on at 6:00AM. Mom could never understand how she'd have to literally drag me out of bed to go to school but I'm up with the chickens on Saturday - no alarm needed. :D
     
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    Space: 1999
    The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour
    Star Trek- TOS
    Spiderman (1967-70)
    Doctor Who (1963-89)
    The Bionic Woman (1976-8)
    The Six Million Dollar Man
    The Pink Panther Show
    The New Avengers
    M*A*S*H
    RUNNERS-UP:
    Cosmos
    Gunsmoke
    Hawaii Five-O
    The Incredible Hulk (1978-82)
    Fawlty Towers
    Rocket Robin Hood
    The Littlest Hobo
    Alice
    Mary Tyler Moore
     
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    My Top 10 are the following
    1. Star Trek
    2. Cheers
    3. Adam-12
    4. Hawaii Five-O
    5. Emergency!
    6. Seinfeld
    7. Married with Children
    8. Get Smart!
    9. Mission Impossible
    10. Melrose Place
    honorable mention
    1. Gilligan's Island
    2. Time Tunnel
    3. Starsky and Hutch
    4. Family Ties
    5. Cornergas
    My top 10 cartoons are the following
    1. Speed Buggy
    2. Jabberjaw
    3. Superfriend
    4. Jonny Quest
    5. Herculoids
    6. Wait till your father gets home
    7. Scooby-doo
    8. Star Trek Animated Series
    9. Return to the planet of apes
    10. jeannie
    I have other shows that i also liked, which could have been included in my popular show list. I also like some oddball shows growing up, like the following:
    1. Sierra
    2. ROC
    3. George Carlin Show
    4. Serpico
    5. Get a Life
    6. Thunderbirds
    7. starlost
    8. logan's run
    9. Matt Helms
    10. delvecchio
    i am also a huge fan of mini-series
    1. Pearl
    2. Roots
    3. Shogun
    4. Once a Soldier
    5. Martian Chronicles
    6. Winds of War
    7. Thornbirds
    8. Rich Man, Poor Man
    9. War and Remembrance
    10. jesus of nazareth
    i welcome other people's thoughts!
     
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    Motivation. I used to get up at 7 AM for Super Friends on Saturday mornings. Adventures of Superman as I recall was usually on Sundays at around 11 AM. Nowadays, getting up at 8 AM is extreme for me. Oh and forget the cereal bowl, I just grabbed the box and would pop Kix like candy waiting for the shows to come on. Mom was never pleased with me when she woke up.
     
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    All-time top 10:
    1. The Simpsons (seasons 1-9)
    2. Friday Night Lights
    3. ER
    4. Frasier
    5. King of the Hill
    6. Breaking Bad
    7. Seinfeld
    8. Futurama
    9. Lost
    10. Malcolm in the Middle
    fifteen runners-up: Monk, Scrubs, House, Arrested Development, Only Fools & Horses, The X-Files, 24, How I Met Your Mother, This American Life, South Park, Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Shield, Community, Angel
    my favourite pre-1990 shows are Taxi, Cheers, Moonlighting, M*A*S*H, Diff'rent Strokes and The Twilight Zone.
     
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    Good grief, that's a scary thought. But seriously, how many days would that convention last with fitting in all those episodes, especially if you fitted in fTV movies, feature length episodes and multiple-part episodes?

    With Auf Wiedersehen, Pet you'd need to have subtitles on to understand what some of the characters are saying. The X Files is a fond favourite and Twin Peaks is one of David Lynch's best works, period.
     
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    Am kicking myself for forgetting to include Magnum, p.i. in my Top 10 all time favourite TV shows list. You're trying to come up with a list of ten shows which you would have in the Top 10 list, but some shows slip from your mind.
     
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    [​IMG] "Memories" This was the test pattern for the CBS affiliate sta in Dallas from long ago.
    Great posts / lists in the thread.
    If I had to choose 10 shows, I think my list (for today, would probably change tomorrow) would look like:
    1 Combat! (1962) & The Fugitive (1963) . Can't pick between these 2 for #1, always a tie for me
    2 Tme Tunnel (1966) Probably my favorite SciFi show
    3 Bionc Woman (1976) Met Lindsay Wagner a few years ago, adds to the memories for me
    4 Big Valley (1965) One of my top "rewatchability" shows
    5 Sue Thomas FBEYE (2002) This is one of the best shows that I've seen and was unknown to me until my good friend Gary plugged me into it.
    6 Rich Man Poor Man Book 1 Miniseries 1976) My #1 Miniseries
    7 Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) My #1 Sitcom
    8 Rifleman (1958) #1 "watch after school" Western
    9 Shogun Miniseries (1980) #2 Miniseries
    10A Earth 2 (1993) Probably my #2 SciFi show after "Time Tunnel"
    10B Firefly (2002) This one was one of my biggest blind-buy surprises. High rewatchabiliy factor.
    A few that just missed my 1st-pass top 10 list:
    - Mannix (1967)
    - Father Knows Best (1954)
    - Donna Reed Show (1958) I've only seen S1 so far but based on S1, this one rates high for me.
    - 12 O'Clock High (1964)
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    - Lassie would easily have been in my top 10 list but the "Ranger" years didn't do a lot for me so I left it off this list... but that means that it would be added to tomorrow's list. As with most of you guys, these kinds of lists change from day to day.
    The ones that are locked on on almost any version of my lists are in bold.
     
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    From other people's Top 10 lists:
    Roy - Mission: Impossible (although I did very much like the fifth and sixth seasons as well)
    Theodore - Mr. Ed
    Travis - Twin Peaks
    Jack P = Hawaii Five-O
    MattCR - none in your list, but I do like The Walking Dead
    Walter - Columbo
    Jeff*H - Mannix
    David - The Avengers (the Diana Rigg era)
    Lee - Batman
    Glenn - Diagnosis Murder
    Gary - In the Heat of the Night
    Howie - got to be The Invaders (Allo! Allo! I liked up to 1990 or 1991)
    John - The Untouchables
    Brent - Cheers
    Peter F - Burn Notice
    Richard V - None really
    David W - The Rockford Files
    Patrick - None really
    Steve O - NCIS
    Scott - Dallas
    Rick - Law & Order (the 'mothership')
    Rick ER - The X Files (but I liked it beyond the fifth season)
    Henry - Harry O
    Kasey - none really
    Mark C - Dallas
    Regulus - None really
    Steve A - "24"
    Jeff W - None really.
     
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    Wow, tough to choose 10 but here goes.
    1. I Love Lucy
    2. Bewitched
    3. Star Trek TOS
    4. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    5. WKRP in Cincinnati
    6. Northern Exposure
    7. Frasier
    8. Star Trek Voyager
    9. That Girl
    10. The Bob Newhart Show
    Two that are not necessarily in my top 10 but that I loved, but didn't do more than a few episodes and have kind of disappeared and I believe are worth mentioning - Out of Practice and Kitchen Confidential.
     
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    Have to be limited to between two and four days, depending on where we could find that would be cheap enough to host, yet with a large enough space to safely store our collections in between screenings.

    Love to do it, but something like this would require SO much planning, forethought and organization. I do not know off the top of my head what the best location to host would be.
     
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    ?? Look again as I think you may have gotten off a post or three. I *do* like the show but it's not in my Top 10 - nor Top 25. :)
     
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    I'm probably showing my age, but here goes:
    1) The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    2) The Bob Newhart Show
    3) Newhart
    4) Murphy Brown
    5) The Burns and Allen Show
    6) The Jack Benny Show
    7) Roseanne
    8) Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    9) Perry Mason
    10) The Twilight Zone (original)
    I'm still eagerly awaiting some non-Public Domain DVD sets of Jack Benny, and Burns and Allen!
     
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    1. The Brady Bunch
    2. I Love Lucy
    3. The Twilight Zone
    4. The Flintstones
    5. Wonder Woman
    6. The Honeymooners
    7. The Facts of Life
    8. All in the Family
    9.The Muppet Show
    10.Designing Women

    Honorable Mentions: Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons

    Favorite Mini-Series:
    1.Roots/Roots the Next Generations
    2.Jesus of Nazareth
    3.Lonesome Dove
    4.I, Claudius
    5.The Thorn Birds
    6.North and South
    7.Rich Man, Poor Man
    8.Shogun
    9.Holocaust
    10.The Winds of War
     
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    The 'Favorites From Other People's Lists' Challenge:
    Roy Wall - MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (original)
    Theodore J. Mooney - THE WONDER YEARS
    TravisR - BREAKING BAD
    GaryOS - THE FUGITIVE
    Jack P - COLUMBO
    WaveCrest - TWIN PEAKS
    mattCR - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000
    Walter Kittel - THE OUTER LIMITS (original)
    Jeff*H - DEADWOOD
    DaveHof - THE AVENGERS
    FanCollector - THE PRISONER
    GMBurns - THE WILD WILD WEST
    BobO'Link - FAWLTY TOWERS
    John Hermes - THE UNTOUCHABLES
    Brent S - BATMAN
    Richard V - THE TWILIGHT ZONE (original)
    David Weicker - DOCTOR WHO
    PatrickGoodluck - ONE STEP BEYOND
    Steve...O - THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN
    ScottDombrowski - DARK SHADOWS
    Rick Thompson - HAWAII FIVE-0 (original)
    RickER - STAR TREK (original)
    HenryDuBrow - WKRP IN CINCINNATI
    Kasey - BEWITCHED
    Mark Collins - THE TIME TUNNEL
    Regulus - DRAGNET
    Steve Armbrust - THE SOPRANOS
    Ethan Riley - LOST IN SPACE
    JohnMor - ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (original)
    MattPeriolat - LOST
    tvgreats - THE HONEYMOONERS
    Ian K McLachlan - ADAM ADAMANT LIVES!
    bretmaverick2 - MAVERICK
    Kevin L McCorry - THE BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER SHOW
    younger1968 - JONNY QUEST (original)
    Wezzo - THE SIMPSONS
    Jeff Willis - COMBAT!
    KPmusmag - THE BOB NEWHART SHOW
    PODER - THE JACK BENNY SHOW
    eric scott richard - I, CLAUDIUS
    Wow! I did it! :cool:
     
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    Bewitched
    Dark Shadows
    Charlie's Angels
    I Love Lucy
    Petticoat Junction
    The Bionic Woman
    That Girl
    Prisoner: Cell Block H
    I Dream of Jeannie
    The Brady Bunch

    Runner-ups
    Lost in Space
    The Facts of Life
    General Hospital (Luke & Laura Years)
    Gilligan's Island
    The Patty Duke show
    The Lucy Show
    Good Times
    The Twilight Zone
    Hazel
     
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    1. Star Trek the Original Series
    2. Mission: Impossible
    3. The Andy Griffith Show
    4. Hogan's Heroes
    5. The Wild Wild West
    6. The Beverly Hillbillies
    7. The Rockford Files
    8. Miami Vice
    9. Leave It to Beaver
    10. The Untouchables
    Honorable Mentions:
    Maverick
    The Twilight Zone
    The Avengers
    The Fugitive
    Hawaii Five-O
    Gomer Pyle USMC
    The Six Million Dollar Man
    Seinfeld
    24
    The Office
    The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
    Mannix
    Have Gun Will Travel
     
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    What a fun challenge! Nice to see all the overlap. I made my personal rule that any series I picked had to be substantially represented in my DVD collection. I found titles on every list that worked, but there were two lists where I could not find any unique titles.
    The 'Favorites From Other People's Lists' Challenge:
    Roy Wall - THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW
    Theodore J. Mooney - THE GOLDEN GIRLS
    TravisR - THE TWILIGHT ZONE
    GaryOS - HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL
    Jack P - ELLERY QUEEN
    WaveCrest - THE SIMPSONS
    mattCR - FRASIER
    Walter Kittel - WILD WILD WEST
    Jeff*H - ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
    DaveHof - THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW
    GMBurns - CANNON
    BobO'Link - FAWLTY TOWERS
    John Hermes - THE UNTOUCHABLES
    Brent S - CHEERS
    Peter Fitzgerald - THE ADDAMS FAMILY
    Richard V - THE DEFENDERS
    David Weicker - REMINGTON STEELE
    PatrickGoodluck - THE OUTER LIMITS
    Steve...O - BATMAN
    ScottDombrowski - GUNSMOKE
    Rick Thompson - HARRY O
    RickER - PERRY MASON
    HenryDuBrow - M*A*S*H
    Kasey - MAUDE
    Mark Collins - MANNIX
    Regulus - GET SMART
    Steve Armbrust - BREAKING BAD
    Ethan Riley - STAR TREK
    JohnMor - ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (original)
    tvgreats - GREEN ACRES
    Ian K McLachlan - THE PRISONER
    bretmaverick2 - MAVERICK
    Kevin L McCorry - THE BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER SHOW
    younger1968 - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
    Jeff Willis - THE FUGITIVE
    KPmusmag - THE BOB NEWHART SHOW
    PODER - THE JACK BENNY SHOW
    eric scott richard - THE HONEYMOONERS
    Ron Lee Green - I DREAM OF JEANNIE
    Ed G - THE ROCKFORD FILES
     
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    Knew this might happen. You see, as I went through people's lists (and not the second lists some people have posted), I'd chosen Dallas for example. Then when I looked at another poster's list the only show I liked out of their list was Dallas as well. So I had to pick a different show from the first person's list. If that confuses you, I'm not surprised! lol

    Never saw The Invaders and Allo! Allo! in your Top 10 list. My previous post corrected. It's easily done. You're going through people's lists, some lists have the same show(s) in them, and it gets confusing.

    Would so like to see a big screen Remington Steele movie.
     
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    Typo in my post which you replied to. Should have read "especially if you fitted in TV movies".

    Yes, it would take a lot of planning to organise a convention/screening event like this.
     

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