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Your Top 10 Favorite Shows Of All Time?

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

  1. Penpilot

    Penpilot Staff Article Team

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    Firefly
    Battlestar Galactica
    Angel
    Buffy
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    Dexter
    Breaking Bad
    Star Blazers
    Robotech
    House

    Ask me again in 5 minutes things will change. :p
     
  2. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    NOW / RECENT YEARS:
    Game of Thrones
    Desperate Housewives
    Medium

    LAST CENTURY:
    MST3K
    The Three Stooges
    The Twilight Zone


    There are more shows I've watched and enjoyed, but I'm hard-pressed to think of them all as timeless shows I'll miss when they're cancelled. Even some that I followed were easy to let go when they ended--like Sopranos. I felt the show peaked at the end of Season 2, and Steve Buscemi revived it for me when he directed his first episode.

    I wish I could remember the name of a show that, I guess, only lasted a few episodes. Beck's "Devil's Haircut" was the theme song and it was about a boy whose dad made a deal with the devil. He had to send runaway souls back to Hell by collecting them in a device (such as a dust devil) and returning the soul to a lady at the Department of Motor Vehicles (a Hell on Earth). It's second only to Police Squad!​ on my list of shows with an unjustifiably short life span.
     
  3. REAPER!

    We enjoyed that show, at least for a while. Eventually it got too stupid and silly and we gave up. Ray Wise, though, is probably the best Satan ever cast.
     
  4. Varamyrr

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    Battlestar Galactica(remake)
    Deadwood
    Firefly
    Game of Thrones
    Band of Brothers
    Generation Kill
    X-Files
    The Wire
    Fringe
    The Shield
    The Unit
    Homeland
    Heroes(Season 1)
    BlackAdder
    Allo Allo
    Stargate series
    Hornblower
    ...

    Good memories:
    The A-team
    McGyver
    Xena
    Hercules
    Knightrider
     
  5. gavintonks

    gavintonks Maester

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    Jesus Christ Superstar
    Godspell
    Bee gees - Sgt Pepper lonely hearts club band
    Abomniable dr Fibes
    Brazil
    Galaxy Quest
    New Star Trek
    New Batman Begins 1 and 2
    Little shop of Horrors
    Chronicles of Rudick

    shows
    battle star galactica
    no ordinary family
    star trek
    sg universe
    community
    the gates
    caprica
    original V
    black adder
    not the 9 o clock news
    revenge
    carnival
    heros
     
  6. gavintonks

    gavintonks Maester

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    anyone seen mirror it is awesome available on fztv it is bizarre and futuristic and supremely clever only 3 episodes each one different
     
  7. Chime85

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    In no particular order, mine would have to be:

    The X Files
    Sliders
    Frasier
    Blackadder
    Life on Mars (UK)
    Cold Case
    Red Dwarf
    Doctor Who (older series, but the new ones are ok)
    QI
    Dexter

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  8. King Raven Stark

    King Raven Stark Scribe

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    Sons of Anarchy
    Game of Thrones
    The Wire
    Martin
    Rugrats
     
  9. J.P. Reedman

    J.P. Reedman Scribe

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    I'm not a big tv watcher, I must admit. My all time favourite tv series is HTV's ROBIN OF SHERWOOD, which introduced a fantasy element into the legends of Robin Hood (Robin's spiritual father was Herne the Hunter, god of the forests..there was also a sorcerer or two, a witch who tried to raise Lucifer, seven magic swords made by Wayland the Smith and a talismanic Silver Arrow) while also having lots of historically accurate costumes and actual historical events, like King Richard's council. It was filmed on location in England and Wales, with fantastic real castles and abbeys (no crummy cardboard sets) and beautiful forest scenes.
    my second favourite was Arthur of the Britons, which was a 70's series about King Arthur but it was the reverse of ROBIN...it took the magic OUT of the King Arthur legend, and had him as a realistic dark age chieftain living not in Camelot, but in a large hut in a traditional village.
     
  10. gavintonks

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    the 2nd season of falling skies is really great, so nice to see space ships and stuff again

    by the way watch Paul if you can its very funny and sends up a lot of the si fi stuff
     
  11. psychotick

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    Hi,

    Star Trek Next Generation
    Wonderfalls
    The Lost Room
    Farscape
    Fringe
    X Files
    Game of Thrones
    Midsommer Murders
    Babylon 5
    Southpark

    Cheers, Greg.
     
  12. nlough

    nlough Troubadour

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    Not in any order

    Psych
    Leverage
    Criminal Minds
    Angel
    White Collar
    The Mentalist
    South Park
    Franklin and Bash
    Dexter
    Firefly
     
  13. JayEmma

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    Doctor Who
    FullMetal Alchemist
    Walking Dead
    Torchwood
    Dexter
     
  14. Sheriff Woody

    Sheriff Woody Troubadour

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    In no particular order...

    -The Wire
    -Breaking Bad
    -Lost
    -Battlestar Galactica
    -Six Feet Under
    -South Park
    -Family Guy
    -Futurama

    Hmm...only made it up to 8. Guess I have some watching to do.
     
  15. Phietadix

    Phietadix Archmage

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    In no Real order,
    - The A-Team
    - Dr. Who (Fourth Doctor)
    - Avatar the Last Airbender
    - Star Trek Orginal Series
    - Firefly
    - Buck Rodgers
    - Star Trek Next Generation
    - Battle Star Galactica
    - Mythbusters
     
  16. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    Angel
    Buffy
    Firefly
    M*A*S*H
    Porridge
    Space: Above & Beyond
    Sports Night
    The West Wing
    Wonderfalls
    Yes Minister / Prime Minister


    There are bits of other shows that I like. Heroes was good for a while. Some of the episode of Dollhouse were amazing but others were awful. As one of the new crop of Vampire shows Blood Ties was great and far superior to True Blood for me [Moonlight was okay too].

    In truth I can't think of anything in the last 4-5 years that I’ve raved about. Except for, maybe, Rubicon — one of the last intelligent complex stories I’ve seen. It had it's flaws but I loved the writing...
     
  17. Mountain Bard

    Mountain Bard Dreamer

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    Let's see if I can do this. In no particular order and not including sitcoms or cartoons.....

    Miami Vice
    Tour Of Duty
    Psych
    Fringe
    Star Trek: The Original Series
    Doctor Who (I prefer the Tom Baker era)
    Nash Bridges
    The A-Team
    The Walking Dead
    Dukes Of Hazzard

    Shows that just missed the cut...

    Lost In Space
    Knight Rider
    Monk
    Quantum Leap
    MacGyver
    House
    Remington Steele
    Burn Notice
    Silk Stalkings

    Shows I really liked that might of made the list had they been given more than one season.....

    Dark Shadows: The Revival w/ Ben Cross
    The Chicago Code
    The Good Guys
     
  18. joe

    joe Dreamer

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    Top 10. Well:

    -Californication
    -Fais pa ci fais pa ca
    -American Horror story
    -The Borgias
    -Game of Thrones
    -How i met your mother
    -Friends
    -Lost
    -Spartacus:Blood And Sand
    -Dexter
    -Dr. house
     
  19. T.Allen.Smith

    T.Allen.Smith Staff Moderator

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    In no order:

    Breaking Bad
    Game of Thrones
    Dexter
    Homeland
    Walking Dead
    Cheers
    Seinfeld
    Deadwood
    Two and a Half Men (Sheen era only)
    The Outer Limits

    Honorable mentions:

    Band of Brothers
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
     
  20. anduril38

    anduril38 Scribe

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    Game of Thrones
    Friends
    Fresh Prince of Bel Air
    Doctor Who
    Blackadder
     
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