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Best television program in history

Post by Raider Bell » July 6, 2013, 2:41 pm

Inspired by GE's Worst program thread.

It'd have to be Seinfeld, hands down.

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Re: Best television program in history

Post by greeneyed » July 6, 2013, 2:52 pm

US Writer's Guild best written TV shows of all time (2013)

1. The Sopranos
2. Seinfeld
3. The Twilight Zone
4. All in the Family
5. M*A*S*H
6. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
7. Mad Men
8. Cheers
9. The Wire
10. The West Wing
11. The Simpsons
12. I Love Lucy
13. Breaking Bad
14. The Dick Van Dyke Show
15. Hill Street Blues
16. Arrested Development
17. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
18. Six Feet Under
19. Taxi
20. The Larry Sanders Show
21. 30 Rock
22. Friday Night Lights
23. Frasier
24. Friends
25. Saturday Night Live
26. The X-Files
27. Lost
28. ER
29. The Cosby Show
30. Curb Your Enthusiasm
31. The Honeymooners
32. Deadwood
33. Star Trek
34. Modern Family
35. Twin Peaks
36. NYPD Blue
37. The Carol Burnett Show
38. Battlestar Galactica (2005)
39. Sex and The City
40. Game of Thrones
41. The Bob Newhart Show and Your Show of Shows (tie)
43. Downton Abbey, Law and Order and Thirtysomething (tie)
46. Homicide: Life on the Street and St. Elsewhere (tie)
48. Homeland
49. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
50. The Colbert Report, The Good Wife and the UK Office (tie)
53. Northern Exposure
54. The Wonder Years
55. L.A. Law
56. Sesame Street
57. Columbo
58. Fawlty Towers and The Rockford Files (tie)
60. Freaks and Geeks and Moonlighting (tie)
62. Roots
63. Everybody Loves Raymond and South Park (tie)
65. Playhouse 90
66. Dexter and the US Office (tie)
68. My So-Called Life
69. Golden Girls
70. The Andy Griffith Show
71. 24, Roseanne and The Shield
74. House and Murphy Brown (tie)
76. Barney Miller and I, Claudius (tie)
78. The Odd Couple
79. Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Upstairs, Downstairs (tie)
83. Get Smart
84. The Defenders and Gunsmoke (tie)
86. Justified, Sgt. Bilko/The Phil Silvers Show (tie)
88. Band of Brothers
89. Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In
90. The Prisoner
91. Absolutely Fabulous and The Muppet Show (tie)
93. Boardwalk Empire
94. Will and Grace
95. Family Ties
96. Lonesome Dove and Soap
98. The Fugitive, Late Night with David Letterman and Louie
101. Oz
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Post by david231280 » July 6, 2013, 2:58 pm

Come on what about the Ben Elton Show!!!

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Best television program in history

Post by Lucy » July 6, 2013, 2:58 pm

There are quite a few in that list.

I'd add Rescue Me to it also.
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Re: Best television program in history

Post by Raider Bell » July 6, 2013, 3:02 pm

Nice one, GE.
I'd forgotten about OZ (No. 101) that was a great show I thought. Lovin that No. 94!
Weird that Southpark was considered a best written show of all time.
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Post by Raidersrawesome » July 6, 2013, 3:08 pm

There are some awful shows in that list
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Post by Raider Bell » July 6, 2013, 3:09 pm

Raidersrawesome wrote:There are some awful shows in that list
Yep. Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Fair shake of the sauce bottle!
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Post by Lucy » July 6, 2013, 3:12 pm

Nickman loves number 94!
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Post by Raider Bell » July 6, 2013, 3:12 pm

He's frothin over it. Absolutley froffin.
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Post by Travis » July 6, 2013, 3:14 pm

No Maverick! Plenty of rubbish, especially in the Top 25.

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Post by Lucy » July 6, 2013, 3:18 pm

Curb your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development and Modern Family are 3 of the most over rated shows in history.

They should not be anywhere near this list.
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Post by the bone » July 6, 2013, 7:41 pm

I'm 4 out of 6 seasons through the sopranos. It's a good show, but unless the last two seasons are unreal, I don't think it should be number 1. Seinfeld, breaking bad, prison break and dexter are all better IMO

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Post by rolhai » July 6, 2013, 8:10 pm

No MacGyver? It's not a true list then!
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Post by -PJ- » July 7, 2013, 8:58 am

where did FTroop come in on that list ??
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Re: Best television program in history

Post by Albi » July 7, 2013, 10:58 am

The original Star Trek, and the first 2 seasons of house are great, but the rest is pure schlock.
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Post by Toviii » July 7, 2013, 11:04 am

I've always been a sneaky fan of Friends...
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Post by Raidersrawesome » July 7, 2013, 11:30 am

Friends was great in its day

It ran for 10 years

And Jen Anniston is a babe
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Post by Begbie » July 7, 2013, 11:44 am

I used to tear my hair out watching Friends. Couldn't stand it. David Shwimmer polluting my living room.

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Post by Toviii » July 7, 2013, 11:46 am

Nah, he had that geeky sort of character down pat. Much more authentic than that rubbish you see on the Big Bang Theory for instance.
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Post by Begbie » July 7, 2013, 11:48 am

True. I'd watch Friends over BBT if I had to make a choice.

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Post by Dr Zaius » July 7, 2013, 11:58 am

I never liked friends originally but got into it when it was on TV1. Started with episode 1, season 1,a new episode a day. Set up the old IQ box and watched it from beginning to end. It was actually pretty good.
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Post by Travis » July 7, 2013, 12:30 pm

I can't stand "Friends". It really irritates me.

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Post by gangrenous » July 7, 2013, 12:38 pm

Toviii wrote:Nah, he had that geeky sort of character down pat. Much more authentic than that rubbish you see on the Big Bang Theory for instance.
Could not disagree with with this more.

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Post by Manbush » July 7, 2013, 11:08 pm

Raidersrawesome wrote:Friends was great in its day

It ran for 10 years

And Jen Anniston is a babe
And she was on permanent high beam :lol:

That list is sorely lackin in classic comedies, Red Dwarf, Coupling (UK version), Men behaving badly, Married with children to name a few
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Post by Manbush » July 7, 2013, 11:19 pm

Albi wrote:The original Star Trek, and the first 2 seasons of house are great, but the rest is pure schlock.
Preferred Next Gen myself, always a fan of Patrick Stewart but this clip is my fav of his from the show Extras

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Post by Begbie » July 8, 2013, 12:43 am

Can anyone here actually put up their hand and admit to enjoying Cheers? Absolute **** of a show, and it cracked the top ten.... of all time!

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Post by The Rickman » July 8, 2013, 8:56 am

Worm wrote:Nickman loves number 94!
Oh, come on!! How the **** did that make it in the list?!?

And. Don't mind Cheers, Begs. Not one of my favourites, but it's a good old classic. Set in a bar too, what more could you want??
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Begbie wrote:Can anyone here actually put up their hand and admit to enjoying Cheers? Absolute **** of a show, and it cracked the top ten.... of all time!
Back when it came out I was a fan, Norm and Clffy, coach and woody had some good characters
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Post by Nick » July 8, 2013, 10:59 am

Begbie wrote:Can anyone here actually put up their hand and admit to enjoying Cheers? Absolute **** of a show, and it cracked the top ten.... of all time!
I actually think Cheers is a good show. Top 10? No. But it's pretty decent i recon
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Post by Raidersrawesome » July 8, 2013, 11:01 am

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Post by VictorTheViking » July 8, 2013, 12:38 pm

Cant believe macgyver (spelling?) Isnt on that list

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Post by Dibbers » July 8, 2013, 3:57 pm

Where's Gilligans Island? I mean, they managed to invent coconut everything's and still not get off that island... that takes quality script writing....
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Dibbers wrote:Where's Gilligans Island? I mean, they managed to invent coconut everything's and still not get off that island... that takes quality script writing....
Yep. The professor would invent radios out of coconuts, yet they couldn't fix a damn hole in the boat.. How the hell did the skipper remain so fat on a staple diet of coconuts?!
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Re: Best television program in history

Post by Travis » July 8, 2013, 5:24 pm

Yeah, I reckon "Cheers" was okay.

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