best TV show EVAR??

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  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Plus i think the show looks really cool, and im a sucker for good sci-fi, so if your not, mabye you should avoid.

    I will, since i'm a sucker for REALLY good sci-fi.

  • BsidesBsides 4,244 Posts
    Plus i think the show looks really cool, and im a sucker for good sci-fi, so if your not, mabye you should avoid.

    I will, since i'm a sucker for REALLY good sci-fi.

    well if thats the case, you really didnt find it up to par? Interesting. Mabye try starting from the beggining. I think its really good. Give it another shot.

  • KineticKinetic 3,738 Posts


    Seasons 1-8, yes.

    Seasons 9 and up, no.

    Seriously fell off.

    Please be serious. ANYONE who suggests there is ANY other candidate that even comes close to the Simpsons needs to fall back immediately.


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  • OkemOkem 4,617 Posts



    I hope you know it was based on the UK og.


  • BsidesBsides 4,244 Posts


    Seasons 1-8, yes.

    Seasons 9 and up, no.

    Seriously fell off.

    Please be serious. ANYONE who suggests there is ANY other candidate that even comes close to the Simpsons needs to fall back immediately.


    Southpark > Simpsons

  • OkemOkem 4,617 Posts


    Seasons 1-8, yes.

    Seasons 9 and up, no.

    Seriously fell off.

    Please be serious. ANYONE who suggests there is ANY other candidate that even comes close to the Simpsons needs to fall back immediately.



    Southpark > Simpsons

    Much as I love them both, Homer is, handsdown, the greatest tv character ever.

    EVER!

    Southpark just can't compete with that.

  • KineticKinetic 3,738 Posts
    Much as I love them both, Homer is, handsdown, the greatest tv character ever.

    EVER!

    Southpark just can't compete with that.

    Eg-fucking-zzacly!

  • OkemOkem 4,617 Posts


    Seasons 1-8, yes.

    Seasons 9 and up, no.

    Seriously fell off.

    Please be serious. ANYONE who suggests there is ANY other candidate that even comes close to the Simpsons needs to fall back immediately.



    Southpark > Simpsons

    Much as I love them both, Homer is, handsdown, the greatest tv character ever.

    EVER!

    Southpark just can't compete with that.


    Cartman > Homer

    LOL

    Cartman is good. And very funny, but he just doesn't have the depth of appeal that Homer does. Everybody loves Homer, from your Gran, to your baby nephew. Pulling that off, and still being as sharp as the Simpsons (was) is no mean feat.

  • and i think "itchy & scratchy" is the best tv show in a tv show ever ...

  • one of my faves as a kid



    what about the music on the show straight

     

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  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts




    I used to be obsessed by this show when I was a kid, think I still have vhs copies of all the episodes on 60min tapes from when they used to show repeats. Would also recommend Danger Man, Patrick McGoohan's earlier, more straitlaced series as well.

    On a related note, if you ever get the chance, would highly advise checking out Portmeirion in Wales, the location for the filming of Prisoner. Seeing all those crazy buildings first hand is quite

      

  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,364 Posts
    Have to admit I've slept like Rip Van Winkle on "24" and "The Wire". I am always like [holds arms out making crucifix sign with fingers] when folls are flipping HARD over a freakin' TV show. Flipping HARD over TV = NAGL. Like they did with "Lost". I am just too miserable a person to participate in mass enthusiasm...

    But I will check "The Wire" now. But I sense I may find it depressing. "24" always has struck me as "Die Hard [n]" (Readers Digest version). Again, hard foll flippery = crucifix.

    But yeah, I'll play:

    Humour:
    Steptoe and Son
    The Phil Silvers Show
    Tony Hancock
    Ripping Yarns - Michael Palin's finest.
    Certain Simpsons episodes, esp. Venezuelan death chilli one and 3-eyed mutant fish.
    Family Guy.
    I can't watch Southpark without thinking of the nerdiness of the creators. I know too many people like that, so :crucifix:

    In fact, at this juncture, can I get a graemlin request for :crucifix:?

    Non-Humour:
    Hill Street Blues. Jesus Martinez and Caruso as gang leaders.
    Columbo. My wife is related to Columbo - she always stops me as I am about to walk out of the door...
    The Rockford Files.
    M.A.S.H.
    Blake's 7
    Tom Baker's Doctor Who
    I was really into Dallas at one point. Victoria Principal was
    Dallas is humour though...

  • coffinjoecoffinjoe 1,743 Posts
    The Phil Silvers Show

    still cracks me up


    "Honeymooners" & b&w "Andy Griffith" are also timeless

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    "Honeymooners"

    Everytime I think of the Hooneymooners, I think of the marathon that used to run on WPIX 11 around New Years Day.

  • freaks & geeks




    I love that show, shame it only lasted one series though

  • REALLY good sci-fi.



    I've been borrowing the complete series ... this show is like none other. The Henson family is at their best with the puppetry/CGI and its a nice change from Star Trek. Star Trek (at least Next Generation) was rather devoid of emotion ... people apparently evolved so that they could take things in stride. Well, FarScape is quite the opposite. Very fun ... though I do recommend watching the episodes in order if at all possible. Easy to get lost if you don't.


    And, as for Battlestar Galactica, I haven't given the new one much of a chance yet. But could it really be better than this?




  • FatbackFatback 6,746 Posts
    I'd go with Sanford and Son for sit/com. And OG Star Trek overall. Also always loved this one (especially the b&w episodes):




  • FatbackFatback 6,746 Posts


    Peter, is this still on?

    b/w

    Where's your boy?



  • FatbackFatback 6,746 Posts
    My first crush.



    My second crush





  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    Have to admit I've slept like Rip Van Winkle on "24" and "The Wire". I am always like [holds arms out making crucifix sign with fingers] when folls are flipping HARD over a freakin' TV show. Flipping HARD over TV = NAGL. Like they did with "Lost". I am just too miserable a person to participate in mass enthusiasm...

    I fell you, cuz. Still, shit is pretty raw. And last Sunday's ep was MAD depressing.


    Columbo. My wife is related to Columbo - she always stops me as I am about to walk out of the door...

    Funniest thing I heard all week.

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,637 Posts

  • Fuck the Wire, HOMOCIDE. 
    This, all day. I mean, it's actually "HOMICIDE," but yeah.

    That was back when David Simon was far less precious with his shit, had his paternalism more in check, and was less prone to flattening his characters to make them better function as symbols. 

    Homicide 
    is Prince on Warner Brothers, The Wire is Prince on his own--fewer boundaries did not exactly make for stronger work, you know what I mean?

    They're both my dudes, but for real, Frank Pembleton eats Omar Little for breakfast. 


    "...and not the way you want me to!"

  • bassie2bassie2 56 Posts
    The Wire still sits at the top of the list (though Simon's "go home, please" comments during Freddie Gray protests have left a sour note). Homicde has not aged well imo.

    mix of new and old:
    Happy Valley - BBC1
    Survivor's Remorse - best female characters on TV without a doubt
    Good Times
    Walking Dead - has ebbs and flows, but I appreciate the pro-democratic socialism undercurrent
    WKRP in Cincinnati
    The Fall - BBC2
    Mr.Robot - I don't love it love it, but it is doing some unique things that I appreciate
    Broadchurch (Britain) - Season 1 was snoozy, I loved Season 2
    Peepshow

  • According to bodega boys the Wire, Star Wars and the Beatles are the three pillars of caucacity, so I have a duty to cosign the Wire. That and it's good. Simpsons also ranks, because even the shitty seasons are more watchable than most else, if not as groundbreaking as the first 8 or 9.



  • para11axpara11ax No-style-havin' mf'er 375 Posts
    According to bodega boys the Wire, Star Wars and the Beatles are the three pillars of caucacity.
    I would suggest Seinfeld as a 4th.

    In all seriousness, that has to be one of the very best shows of all time. 

    Family Guy, too. It has some of the best writing I've ever heard.

  • EIGHTYEIGHTY 224 Posts


    This show is ok, nothing is really blowing me away right now to call this a future classic. The murder plot isn't needed in my opinion. I think the guys story of keeping the label alive can hold the show on it's own. That and all the popular musicians or industry people of that era showing up in every episode helps too, along with the music.


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