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Your Top 10 Favorite Shows Of All Time?

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Graffikgal, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Ravana

    Ravana Istar

    Hallelujah! Someone else who liked McGann! For some reason, most fans think he was the "worst" Doctor (puh-leeze: didn't they ever see Colin Baker?). I was really hoping they'd pick the series back up with him; I thought he would have been great. Interestingly, he's the answer to the trivia question "Who has held the role of the Doctor the longest?"–though, admittedly, for much of that time he wasn't doing production roles (then again, second place goes to McCoy, whose "tenure" included the time from the cancellation of the first series up to McGann). On the other hand, even many Whovians are aware only of McGann's TV movie appearance… and not the 24 BBC Radio stories he did.

    Can't say I miss the bubble wrap, though.… :rolleyes: :D
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  2. Worldbuilder

    Worldbuilder Dreamer

    I'm a pretty fickle tv watcher and almost always stop watching shows before they end, so my list of favorite shows looks something like this:

    Currently watching: The Vampire Diaries, Hawaii Five-0, Burn Notice, White Collar, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

    Quality of writing deteriorated so I eventually stopped watching (or wish I had) but still remember earlier seasons as wonderful: The West Wing, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Queer as Folk, Bones, Friday Night Lights

    Love/hate relationship: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin

    I also have to put in a good word for Avatar: The Last Airbender. It may be a little juvenile at times, but it's probably the single most consistently high quality show I've listed. There is something to be said for starting with a plan and sticking to it come hell or high water! I think the main problem with the many shows I loved once but eventually stopped watching is that they start to collapse under the weight of their own mythology after awhile (or, in the case of the procedurals, they just start running out of good ideas). The Avatar writers planned three seasons and wrote three seasons - they didn't get greedy when the show was popular and try to drag the story out to fill up five, and they didn't let the network do it either.
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  3. Kelise

    Kelise Maester

    McGann is my second favourite Doctor, after 8th <3 His audioplays are fantastic. The Chimes of Midnight is so lovely to listen to, and Storm Warning and Stones of Venice aren't too far behind. Guh. I need more.
  4. Ophiucha

    Ophiucha Auror

    TV Shows? Damn, I don't watch much TV.

    1) Quite Interesting (QI) with Stephen Fry
    2) Avatar: The Last Airbender
    3) Gargoyles
    4) Firefly
    5) Fullmetal Alchemist
    6) Trigun
    7) Iron Chef (JP)
    8) Wishbones
    9) The Young Ones
    10) Harsh Realm

    Two short-lived science fiction shows, two cartoons, two anime series, two British shows, a Japanese cooking show, and a kids show about a dog who reenacts classical literature. Deal with it. :cool: Honorable mentions: Manimal, Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, Darkwing Duck.
  5. Worldbuilder

    Worldbuilder Dreamer

    My daughter looooves Wishbone. Actually, she's watching an episode right now! I wish it were easier to find though. :(
  6. I'd have preferred him to the choices they made: Ecclestone, Tennant et al. Oh well. He's still a legend. The fact that he was in Withnail & I confirms that. And if I ever get annoyed with the TV show I can always hear him playing the Doc on my DAB set. Hooray for radio drama!:)
  7. zdaddy

    zdaddy Acolyte



    Babylon 5 was such an incredible concept and story that most other things pale in comparison. (I own zathras.com and named my dog Zathras).

    Anyway, to round out the list I'd put in

    Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Pawn Stars
    Reno 911
  8. Ravana

    Ravana Istar

    And the "z" in your nick stands for… Zaphod, right?

    Hope at least that your dog occasionally gets to have something nice.… ;)
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  9. Ravana

    Ravana Istar

    I probably would have, too, especially at the time, since he was far more in the mold of the earlier Doctors than his successors have been. I liked Eccleston, though (and wish they'd used him a bit longer), got used to Tennant, and am getting used to Smith. Though if they make the next one any younger, he's gonna be in diapers. :rolleyes:

    On the flip side, Amy Pond (Gillan) is probably the best companion since… uhm… I'm not actually sure there has been anyone better. Hard to choose between her, Jo (my previous personal favorite), Sarah Jane, and Rose; the great thing about Amy is that she combines all the best aspects of Liz Shaw, Jo and Ace. Not to mention she's the first one to actually try to roll him on screen.…

    While Doctor Who has never particularly looked toward "star power," I did fantasize for a time, before they brought the series back, as to who I'd choose if I could resurrect the series myself. (Which, fortunately, the BBC did not wait for me to do.… :p ) Try this on for size–go with a more mature (okay, "old") but highly charismatic and urbane actor for the restart: Christopher Plummer. Run him for a couple years until the series gets going again, then replace him with a somewhat younger face who's probably about as "alien" as you're going to find on this planet: David Bowie. Think that would've worked out okay? :cool:

    @starconstant: McGann was the eighth doctor, at least by canonical count. (I'm assuming you aren't including Cushing… those were just Hartnell re-runs anyway.) Which one were you thinking?
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  10. zdaddy

    zdaddy Acolyte

    hmmm. not familiar with 'zaphod'.
    My daughter goes by 'z' and the dog sometimes goes by 'z'... so zdaddy seems appropriate.
  11. LMMFAO I dunno where to start with this cause all my favorite shows are pretty old and most aren't on anymore x.x

    ANYTHING ANIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Absolutely Fabulous (OMG I worshipped this show when it was on PBS when I was little LOL)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Grey's Anatomy
    South Park
    Wizards of Waverly Place
    Good luck Charlie
    Shake it up >.>

    I'm a kid at heart lemme alone x.x
  12. I think I'll remove Afterlife from its spot at no. 4 in my Top Ten and replace it with The Walking Dead. Top, top show.
  13. TWErvin2

    TWErvin2 Auror

    Off the top of my head:

    Babylon 5
    Stargate SG1
    Married with Children
    Burn Notice
    The Rockford Files
    Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
    Red Green
    Star Trek
  14. 1) Merlin!!!!! Most definitely!!!!! :D
    2) Charmed
    3) The O.C.
    4) Crusoe
    5) Heroes
    6) Lost
    7) Kyle XY
    8) Buffy
    9) Vampire Diaries
    10) Ghost Whisperer
  15. Elder the Dwarf

    Elder the Dwarf Maester

    Once again reviving an old thread (beginning to see it as a personal crusade ;)). My tastes with tv shows change pretty frequently. A couple years ago I watched a lot of cop shows, before that a lot of Fresh Prince and That 70's show (my brother recorded every episode of both, we know the lines by heart) and I still love those shows. Now, my list probably includes a lot more sitcoms than most of you.

    No order:
    How I Met Your Mother- great writing, great characters, but you really need to watch the early episodes first. Lot of running jokes.
    The Office (not new episodes as much but love the Steve Carrell ones)-never watched the Ricky Gervais one
    Supernatural (I've watched all the re-runs which play on TNT, not the new ones)
    Entourage (ending sucked)
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Friends- still great
    Las Vegas
    Kevin Hart- not a show, but I watch his specials every time they're on. Funniest dude ever.
    Tosh.0 - though it has gotten a lot worse.
    Fresh Prince- nostalgia

    I also love Two and a Half Men, or at least the Charlie years. Not as much now.
  16. Graffikgal

    Graffikgal Scribe

    >>Once again reviving an old thread (beginning to see it as a personal crusade ).<<

    Wow! Can't believe it's still going. Occasionally, I still get notifications and I'm always amazed.

    Glad to see people are still enjoying it.
  17. Shadoe

    Shadoe Sage

    The first two are in order, the rest are interchangable. :)

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel
    Doctor Who (latest incarnation) / Torchwood
    The Vicar of Dibly
    Star Trek - all of them, though not so much with Enterprise
    Hercules and Xena
  18. Larkin

    Larkin Scribe

    Off the top of my head, in no particular order apart from the first three (and cheating and including 11):

    The Prisoner
    Fawlty Towers
    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr
    Due South
    Murphy Brown
    The Twilight Zone (old-school)
    The Young Ones
    Nowhere Man

    ... I really want to see New Zealand's 'This is Not My Life,' given how like The Prisoner it's supposed to be. Has anyone seen it? Is it any good?
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  19. hectorchacon69

    hectorchacon69 New Member

    mine are
    3. JERICHO
    4. NCIS
    6. NYPD BLUE
    7. JAG
    8. CHEERS
  20. #1 ) M*A*S*H I own the Martinis and Medicine Collection.
    Other than this there is no order.
    Gilmore Girls
    Golden Girls
    CSI Miami (Not so much the other ones. There's just something about H. that makes me swoon.)
    Mary Taylor Moore show
    I love Lucy
    Ounce Upon a Time is fast moving up to a fav spot.
    In Plain Sight
    Rizzoli and Isles
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