Your Top 3 Tv Shows of all time

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Posted: 9/13/2011 7:37:52 AM
1. The wire - absolutely the best show ever!!! The story line, the characters,the psychology,  the acting .... everything was perfect.

2. Oz - Excellent tv show... with amazing with displays a vast range of different emotions and psychological traits.

3. How to make it in america - Only 1 season thus far, Second season is comping out later this year. Funny show by HBO about 2 best friends in their mid/late 20's trying to make their own denim line.

Summary HBO is the best tv show production company 

The Wire & HBO   - Thank you 
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Posted: 9/13/2011 4:01:55 PM
1. Arrested Development
2. Seinfeld
3. The Sopranos
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Posted: 9/14/2011 8:43:27 AM
1) Murder She Wrote
2) The Golden Girls
3) Rachel Maddow
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Posted: 9/14/2011 8:44:00 AM
Just Kidding...

1) Seinfeld
2) Married With Children
3) Sanford & Son
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Posted: 9/16/2011 12:00:16 PM

1.  The Wire.  Best show ever produced hands down.

2.  The Office.  Starting to fall off but seasons 1-4 are top notch comedy.

3.  The Big Bang Theory.

 

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Posted: 9/16/2011 8:28:00 PM

My answers seem generic but...

1. The Wire

2. The Shield

3. The Sopranos

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Posted: 9/17/2011 1:25:49 PM
i'm glad the wire seems to be fully appreciated.  i tried to watch oz but couldn't make it past a few shows.  it just seemed ridiculous to me.

again i'm going to promote intelligence.  one of the all time great shows.  the canadien ansewr to the wire.  do yourself a favor and get it on netflix.  

my top 3 would probably be

1. the wire
2. mad men
3. deadwood
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Posted: 9/18/2011 1:04:45 PM
The Wire
Seinfeld
Lost
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Posted: 9/18/2011 6:23:15 PM
can't do just three overall. have to go "best three" by genre....
 
comedy-variety
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (THE BEST TV show EVER. Johnny Carson characters are STILL classic)
The Carol Burnett Show
The Jackie Gleason Show
honorable mentions: Sid Ceaser's "Your Show of Shows", Milton Berrel's "Texaco Star Theater", The Smothers Brother Comedy Hour, Laugh-In, Hee Haw.
 
sitcoms
All In The Family
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sanford & Son
honorable mentions: The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Honeymooners, McHale's Navy, Gilligan's Island (and NO, I'm NOT a Seinfeld fan)
 
drama
Star Trek
Hill Street Blues
Law & Order

honorable mentions: Doctor Who ( the original four Doctors, esp Tom Baker, from the BBC production shown on PBS in America from 1963 thru 1981 and with Sylvester McCoy 1987 thru 1989. NOT so much the new series on BBC America. OK but just not as inovative), The Outer Limits (the original 1963 thru 1965 NOT the newer 1995 thru 2002 which like "Old' vs "New" Doctor Who is just not as inovative in plot lines), The Twilight Zone (the 1959 thru 1964 series esp the March 4th, 1960 "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" which is a MUST SEE, along with the March 2nd, 1962 "To Serve Man", if there is ever a TZ marathon on. Warehouse 13 (the best new SciFi in years)
 
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Posted: 9/18/2011 9:00:24 PM

1) Lost

2) Weeds

3) House

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Posted: 9/22/2011 12:43:53 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by canovsp:

1) Murder She Wrote
2) The Golden Girls
3) Rachel Maddow

I hate to say it, but Golden Girls is actually pretty good. They've been airing re-runs lately and I've caught a few episodes.

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Posted: 9/22/2011 12:45:11 AM
sons of anarchy
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Posted: 9/22/2011 12:47:22 AM
Golden Girls is good,

very smartly written and well acted



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Posted: 9/22/2011 8:38:16 PM
The Office

The Simpsons

Married With Children
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Posted: 9/23/2011 12:22:07 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by LeRinkRat:

can't do just three overall. have to go "best three" by genre....
 
comedy-variety
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (THE BEST TV show EVER. Johnny Carson characters are STILL classic)
The Carol Burnett Show
The Jackie Gleason Show
honorable mentions: Sid Ceaser's "Your Show of Shows", Milton Berrel's "Texaco Star Theater", The Smothers Brother Comedy Hour, Laugh-In, Hee Haw.
 
sitcoms
All In The Family
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sanford & Son
honorable mentions: The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Honeymooners, McHale's Navy, Gilligan's Island (and NO, I'm NOT a Seinfeld fan)
 
drama
Star Trek
Hill Street Blues
Law & Order

honorable mentions: Doctor Who ( the original four Doctors, esp Tom Baker, from the BBC production shown on PBS in America from 1963 thru 1981 and with Sylvester McCoy 1987 thru 1989. NOT so much the new series on BBC America. OK but just not as inovative), The Outer Limits (the original 1963 thru 1965 NOT the newer 1995 thru 2002 which like "Old' vs "New" Doctor Who is just not as inovative in plot lines), The Twilight Zone (the 1959 thru 1964 series esp the March 4th, 1960 "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" which is a MUST SEE, along with the March 2nd, 1962 "To Serve Man", if there is ever a TZ marathon on. Warehouse 13 (the best new SciFi in years)
 

 Tough to beat..............unfortunately it shows our age.

 Remember the Monday night stuff with "Hec Ramsey" , Columbo", & the one that Dennis........ugh, cant' remember........anyhow, good stuff.
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Jake and the Fat Man

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Posted: 10/12/2011 2:39:52 AM
The Office
Oz
South Park
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Posted: 10/12/2011 11:48:13 AM

office

always sunny

south park

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Posted: 10/12/2011 11:48:42 AM
band of brothers was good garbage too
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Posted: 10/12/2011 12:07:40 PM
Seinfeld
Andy Griffith Show
person Van Dyke Show

LeRinkRat, I was tempted to put in Mary Tyler Moore Show as well, but just never could get into the post-Rhoda years. The first few seasons is some of my favorite TV though 
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Posted: 10/12/2011 3:15:55 PM
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Originally Posted by THEMUGG:


 Tough to beat..............unfortunately it shows our age.

 Remember the Monday night stuff with "Hec Ramsey" , Columbo", & the one that Dennis........ugh, cant' remember........anyhow, good stuff.

true statement. I remember watching Amos & Andy re-runs in the 1950 when I was a kid. was one of the BEST sitcoms EVER and was very much stolen from by other sitcoms like Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners. Kingfish became Ralph, Saphire became Alice and Amos became Norton. other than the race of the actors, the shows had about the same plots.

I have never understood the controversy over the Amos & Andy TV show. IF it was "racist", then so was Sanford & Son

I can't BELIEVE I forgot Columbo. as for the "Dennis...", are you thinking of Dennis Franz as Lt. Norman Buntz on Hill Street Blues and later Det. Andy Sipowicz on  NYPD Blue (which is another outstanding crime drama I forgot about)?

 

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Posted: 10/13/2011 1:58:46 AM
1) Breaking Bad - Just.Perfect.

2) The Sopranos - The godfather of all these current amazing dramas.

3) 24 - Season One alone pushes it on this list.  The godfather of the fast paced shocking ending type thingie dramas.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 2:18:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by LeRinkRat:

can't do just three overall. have to go "best three" by genre....
 
comedy-variety
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (THE BEST TV show EVER. Johnny Carson characters are STILL classic)
The Carol Burnett Show
The Jackie Gleason Show
honorable mentions: Sid Ceaser's "Your Show of Shows", Milton Berrel's "Texaco Star Theater", The Smothers Brother Comedy Hour, Laugh-In, Hee Haw.
 
sitcoms
All In The Family
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sanford & Son
honorable mentions: The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Honeymooners, McHale's Navy, Gilligan's Island (and NO, I'm NOT a Seinfeld fan)
 
drama
Star Trek
Hill Street Blues
Law & Order

honorable mentions: Doctor Who ( the original four Doctors, esp Tom Baker, from the BBC production shown on PBS in America from 1963 thru 1981 and with Sylvester McCoy 1987 thru 1989. NOT so much the new series on BBC America. OK but just not as inovative), The Outer Limits (the original 1963 thru 1965 NOT the newer 1995 thru 2002 which like "Old' vs "New" Doctor Who is just not as inovative in plot lines), The Twilight Zone (the 1959 thru 1964 series esp the March 4th, 1960 "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" which is a MUST SEE, along with the March 2nd, 1962 "To Serve Man", if there is ever a TZ marathon on. Warehouse 13 (the best new SciFi in years)
 

You and I would have a blast watching TV in a retirement home. Ha,ha,ha.

I like your list.

I can't narrow it down to three and my memory is so selective that I can't remember garbage unless I really need to. But here goes my list...

Tonight Show (Johnny Carson) - If you are to young to remember... then you just don't know what you missed. Get some DVD's if you can.

HoneyMooners - I once lived in a frat house kinda place and we would stay up and watch this every night... We would bet on what would be the first magic line of the show... "Pow, too the Moon"... "Nooorrrrton."... "Why I "oughta." "Baby, You're the Greatest"...etc. This show is still funny as all get up. I own the box set on DVD.

Benny Hill Show - That guy was really special and I'm glad we got to see this late at night on American TV in the late 70's.

My wife and I are fans of "reality" TV shows like DWTS and Survivor so I'll miss these when they are gone (if I don't go first). I really like The Amazing Race and the new shot that just ended called "Expedition Impossible" which was really good so I hope it returns.

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Posted: 10/13/2011 9:20:05 AM
For longeity, DOCTOR WHO which is still  televised since 1960's.
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Posted: 10/13/2011 12:42:41 PM

For longeity, DOCTOR WHO which is still  televised since 1960's.

Doctor Who, now on BBC America, is STILL a fav of mine although (like I said) I don't think the new shows are as inovative in writing as the original 1963 thru 1981 shows were. the original four Doctors of William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker (with Baker being the most popular EVER) plus Sylvester McCoy (who was probably the most comical), were MUCH better than recent Doctors, although Matt Smith IS very good and the best so far of the "moderns".

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