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Favorite TV Shows

Postby ken123 » April 15th, 2007, 4:27 pm

Olbermann is great. I also loved Bilko.
Other Favs
Car 54, Where Are You ?
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Munsters
The above list shows that I am a real high - brow

Book TV
Twilight Zone
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The funniest Cable TV Network - The Fox News Channel :wink:

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Favorite TV Shows

Postby ken123 » April 15th, 2007, 5:33 pm

Well I am up to my old tricks and posting in the wrong spot. I am sorry !

feaito

Postby feaito » April 15th, 2007, 8:30 pm

Bewitched
George & Mildred
I dream of Jeannie
The Big Valley
Twilight Zone
Roald Dahl's Mystery Stories/Tales (don't recall the name well)
Three's Company
Lost In Space

klondike

Postby klondike » April 28th, 2007, 2:46 pm

Most favorite TV show of all time?

"North of 60"

It's produced under contract to The Alberta Film Board in Canada, and is syndicated to CBC for broadcast; in the last ten years, it's evolved from a weekly/biweekly series of one hour episodes, to an ongoing series of episodic TV movies (usually annual in release), rather like PBS' Hillerman mysteries, or BBC's excellent "Prime Suspect" microserials.
"North of 60" (refering to the latitude that bisects Canada into "north" & "south") features such well-known Canadian First Nations actors as Tom Jackson, August Schellenburg, Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Green & Gordon Tootoosis, and focuses on the day-to-day struggles of the modern residents of a vast Indian Reserve in northeastern Alberta (most of whom are First Nationals of the Slavey, Cree & Yellowknife Nations), and the neverending culture clash between the locals & the RCMP, between Ottawa & their tribal government, between commercial self-sufficiency & provincial subsidy, between tradition & progress, and ultimately, between Natives & Euro-Canadians.
Hard to find, granted, but definitely worth it!

Klondike

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Postby Vecchiolarry » May 26th, 2007, 6:56 pm

Hi,

Currently:

Desperate Housewives
Law and Order & spin offs
CSI & spin offs
Coronation Street
Miss Marple's Mysteries

Past:

Frasier
Boomtown
Alfred Hitchcock


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Postby MissGoddess » May 30th, 2007, 2:32 pm

The Dick Van Dyke Show and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Also:

I Love Lucy
Family Affair
The Rifelman
That Girl
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood/Captain Kangaroo :oops:


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Postby MissGoddess » May 31st, 2007, 3:47 pm

I forgot to mention my favorite relatively recent program is the British Inspector Morse series, which I've posted about in the Favorite Cop Shows section. :)

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Postby mrsl » May 31st, 2007, 4:41 pm

Presently On:

Ghost Whisperer, Studio 60, NCIS, 4000, and Dead Zone.

Recently Cancelled:

Stargate-Sg1, The West Wing (still in mourning), Friends

Past

Rifleman, Dick Van Dyke Show, Twilight Zone, 77 Sunset Strip, Cheyenne, Magnum, P.I., Star Trek and all its extensions.

Like I said about movies; 200 years ago, and 200 years in the future. I'm one weird duck. :roll:

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Postby benwhowell » May 31st, 2007, 5:19 pm

The Top Fifty-One...
Leave It To Beaver
I Love Lucy
Lassie
The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis
The Twilight Zone
Lost In Space
Land Of The Giants
Gidget
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Bewitched
The Andy Griffith Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Doris Day Show
That Girl
Batman
Bonanza
The Carol Burnett Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Bob Newhart Show
All In The Family
The Gong Show
Match Game
Solid Gold
The Love Boat (For the many, many great guest stars :wink: )
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
family
SCTV
Square Pegs
Peewee's Playhouse
Get A Life (with Chris Elliot)
Newhart
Roseanne
The Golden Girls
Twin Peaks
Will And Grace
Seinfeld
Ellen
Absolutely Fabulous
Party Of Five
American Dreams
Six Feet Under
Gilmore Girls
The Simpsons
King Of The Hill
Strangers With Candy
Sex And The City
The Sopranos
Wondershowzen
The Amazing Race
Nip/Tuck
Weeds
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Postby SSO Admins » May 31st, 2007, 6:28 pm

I just wanted to say that I'm crushed that CW chose to cancel Veronica Mars. It was the only current show that I was really committed to watching.

jdb1

Postby jdb1 » May 31st, 2007, 7:36 pm

benwhowell, your list of TV favorites is very close to what I would list, and I'm especially gratified to see that you've mentioned "Dobie Gillis." I loved that show, which was sometimes pretty ordinary, but sometimes quite manic and subversive, in the "Green Acres" vein. Dwayne Hickman recently celebrated his 73rd birthday. Can you belive it? Have you read Max Shulman's "Dobie Gillis" books, on which the series was based?

I will admit I also have a fondness for "The Ghost Whisperer," which gets pretty weepy, but which also can be quite well done. I've noticed that certain episodes are much better than others, apparently depending on the director, since the plots and dialog are generally very similar each time. Is there another program on network TV that lists so very many producers? How many producers does one program need, I wonder? In any event, I quite like Ms. J. Love Hewitt, who is one of the few young actresses around these days who has retained a few shreds of dignity and hasn't as yet gone the slut/jail/rehab/quickie marriage-divorce route. But I do dislike the billowy, baby-doll clothes she wears on the show. Trying for a distinctive "look" I suppose. I don't think they're very flattering to her. Sweetie, put on a bra. Ten years from now you'll be glad you did.

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Postby SSO Admins » May 31st, 2007, 7:47 pm

jdb1 wrote:But I do dislike the billowy, baby-doll clothes she wears on the show. Trying for a distinctive "look" I suppose. I don't think they're very flattering to her. Sweetie, put on a bra.


Dear Jennifer,

Please ignore Judith's advice.

Thanks, Jon

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Postby Dewey1960 » May 31st, 2007, 8:33 pm

Favorite TV Shows (in random order):
JOHNNY STACCATO
TWIN PEAKS
THE SIMPSONS
SGT. BILKO
TWILIGHT ZONE
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS
OUTER LIMITS
SEINFELD
THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW
77 SUNSET STRIP
PETER GUNN
MAVERICK
PERRY MASON
I LOVE LUCY
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER
ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW
COMBAT
THE AVENGERS
AMOS AND ANDY
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES
HARRY O
THE FUGITIVE
ROUTE 66
DRAGNET
MANNIX
ROSEANNE
THE HONEYMOONERS
CAR 54 WHERE ARE YOU?
BURNS AND ALLEN
JACK BENNY PROGRAM
TOPPER
PRIVATE SECRETARY
THE REAL McCOYS
THE MILLIONAIRE
SUGARFOOT
RAWHIDE
HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL
OUR MISS BROOKS
SUPERMAN (George Reeves)
LA LAW (guilty pleasure!)
DEGRASSI JUNIOR HIGH and spinoffs (Canadian)
CHEERS
ALLIE MCBEAL (another guilty pleasure!)
SEX AND THE CITY
THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM
I KNOW there are lots more, but I'm tired and hungry.

jdb1

Postby jdb1 » June 1st, 2007, 8:59 am

jondaris wrote:
jdb1 wrote:But I do dislike the billowy, baby-doll clothes she wears on the show. Trying for a distinctive "look" I suppose. I don't think they're very flattering to her. Sweetie, put on a bra.


Dear Jennifer,

Please ignore Judith's advice.

Thanks, Jon


Oh, I wish I could let this comment go, but I just can't, Jon. I'm assuming you've never subjected your body to constant abuse in the name of allure, as most of us women on Planet Earth have done. There is no longer any possibility of my wearing those torture devices some call high-heeled shoes; I've deformed my poor feet after all these years, and can only wear sneakers and flats.

IMO, JLH is a lovely girl, and there's no need for her to ruin her figure (which is what's going to happen). There are years of reconstructive surgery in her future if she keeps on this way. I really thought she was smarter than that.


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