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What is Your All - Time Favorite TV Series

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 2:13 am
by ken123
In any genre, but please do not include Talk Shows. The series can be of any Era also, but only national TV series, not local shows.Local shows can have a thread of their own. :lol:

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 9:31 am
by SSO Admins
Off the top of my head:

Classic series
Green Acres
Get Smart
The Untouchables
The Prisoner
Have Gun Will Travel

Newer series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Scrubs
The Simpsons
Futurama
Veronica Mars

I'm sure I'm forgetting some.

Fave TV programs

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 2:16 pm
by Sue Sue Applegate
Here I go:

Classic Series:
The Andy Griffith Show (I had several Aunt Bees.)
The Dick Van Dyke Show (Sally inspired my aspirations to be a female in the business of writing comedy, or otherwise.)
I Love Lucy
The Roy Rogers Show
(I went to my first rodeo at 3.)
Liberace ( If I ever wanted a cookie, I was forced to practice and perform on the 88's, but I started out on a little piano that had the 22's. Watching Liberace taught me to arpeggiate and use a fake book.)
Combat (Vic Morrow fan)
Burke's Law (My favorite episode is when his mom solved the crime by realizing the murdered woman worked as a carhop because there was mustard on her nails.)
Jack Benny
The Untouchables
Dean Martin Show (Everybody....)
Every Bob Hope Special ever made.(But, seriously folks, I wanna tellya...)
Green Acres(Dahlink, zah pancakes don't cookst good in zah tostah)
Petticoat Junction( I was a bookish Bobby Joe, wanted to be Billie Joe or Betty Joe)
The Beverly Hillbillies (Sometimes too close to home!)
Baretta
Car 54 Where are You?
The Addams Family
The Munsters
The Flintstones
Ed Sullivan
Jackie Gleason
Cheyenne
Sugarfoot
Maverick
Wagon Train
Bat Masterson
The Virginian
Bonanza
Laramie

On the Cusp:
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Bob Newhart Show
(Chicago and Vermont)


Current:
LA Law
Cheers
Law and Order
360 with Anderson Cooper
60 Minutes
The Simpsons
King of the Hill
Scrubs
Biography Channel
Telenovelas in Spanish
Sabado Gigante
( Don't have much time to watch lately unless it's after 8 p.m.)

* Most favored at the time are in boldface.

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 4:18 pm
by moira finnie
Old Stuff
Bilko
The Rifleman (just seeing most of these for the first time now)
The Twilight Zone
Alfred Hitchcock
The Fugitive
Route 66

Newer Stuff
Emergency Vets
History Channel & History Intl Documentaries, (but wish they'd give Nazism a rest now & then)
The Heat of the Sun (Kenyan mystery set in the colonial period on Mystery on PBS)
Keith Olbermann News
Meerkat Manor
Book TV on C-Span weekends
Frasier, (Martin, played by John Mahoney, cracks me up)

Man, I just realized that I don't watch many regular tv programs anymore.

Addendum, Addendum, I must have my Addendum...

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 5:28 pm
by Sue Sue Applegate
Me, too.
Forgot to list some you've cited like Alfred Hitchcock, plus:

The Rifleman (Saw almost all during initial runs or early repeats, and can't believe I forgot one of my faves of all time!)
The Twilight Zone (My fave: Anne Francis as country girl to goes to the witchy woman in the woods.)

The Fugitive(I also have the last three episodes on video.)
Route 66 (I got my kicks! Oh, Cookie, can I hold your comb?)

I don't watch that many regulars, either.

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 9:32 pm
by pktrekgirl
Favorite shows on TV right now:

Battlestar Galactica
The Dresden Files
Doctor Who
Stargate: Atlantis
Stargate SG1
Prison Break
The Sopranos
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Colbert Report

Favorite shows that are not on TV right now or are in reruns:

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Babylon 5
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The X-Files
Farscape
Homicide: Life on the Street
L.A. Law
Seinfeld
M*A*S*H
Hill Street Blues
Falcon Crest (my 'crack TV' :D )

Overlooked faves...

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 10:23 pm
by Sue Sue Applegate
Currently, we do watch Jon Stewart and the Colbert Repor (t)!

And we have most MASH episodes on DVD. My son, who is 15, is a big
MASH fan.

I really miss Hill Street Blues, but was happy Dennis Franz went on to bigger and better choices for himself.

And there was a time there I watched Barnaby Jones in reruns...
(Yikes, please don't tell anybody!)

All Time Favorite TV Series

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 10:34 pm
by ken123
SueSue,
At least Barnaby Jones had the gorgeous Lee Meriwether as a co - star. She sure was better looking than Buddy. :wink:

Re: Overlooked faves...

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 11:08 pm
by pktrekgirl
Sue Sue Applegate wrote:Currently, we do watch Jon Stewart and the Colbert Repor (t)!
*teehee*

If you write it like that (Repor(t) ), you really DO watch it!

He's great! :lol:

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 11:36 pm
by Sue Sue Applegate
And everything he says is real. And I mean that sincerely!
Real! Got that? And don't be calling me because I won't be home. :lol:

All Time Favorite TV Series

Posted: April 15th, 2007, 11:42 pm
by ken123
About a week ago a poster on a liberal political thread ( I don't remember which one ) was mad at Colbert. The poster actually thought Colbert was a conservative. :wink:

Posted: April 16th, 2007, 12:00 am
by Sue Sue Applegate
Kind of like War of the Worlds, but with Bob Hope at the helm. :lol:

It's so great to post a smiley and not be anxious about the repercussions!

Posted: April 16th, 2007, 12:10 pm
by pktrekgirl
Sue Sue Applegate wrote:And everything he says is real. And I mean that sincerely!
Real! Got that? And don't be calling me because I won't be home. :lol:
:lol:

Well, OF COURSE it is real.

EVERYONE knows THAT!!!! :roll:

:lol:

Posted: April 16th, 2007, 12:17 pm
by movieman1957
Currently I only watch "House" and "Law and Order" (mostly the original).

Classic Series:

Dick Van Dyke
Bob Newhart (both)
Mary Tyler Moore
Jack Benny (Good luck ever being able to see any again.)

For the record, I hated "Friends" and never "got" "Seinfeld." I understand I'm in the minority but George just dorve me up a wall.

Posted: April 16th, 2007, 1:03 pm
by SSO Admins
movieman1957 wrote:For the record, I hated "Friends" and never "got" "Seinfeld." I understand I'm in the minority but George just dorve me up a wall.
All your classic choices are good. I've bought the seasons of "The Bob Newhart Show" that have come out on DVD.

"Friends" was just horrible. "Seinfeld" was funny but not a great IMO. And yes, George drove everyone up the wall. He's like Don Knotts as Barney Fife -- some people think he's funny, some think he's incredibly annoying.