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Initial post: Jun 29, 2011 10:04:37 AM PDT
Patrick says:
If you could choose 5 shows to be in your home collection what would they be. The only rule is that it needs to have lasted 1 full season...that way I can feel better about keeping "Firefly" off the list.

"The West Wing"
"Once and Again"
"BSG" (The Scify remake not the 1980 ABC version)

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 5:27:53 PM PDT
Criminal minds
six feet under
Thats six but I don't know which one to take off...........Then there is dexter

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 10:13:50 PM PDT
1. Twilight Zone 2. Rockford Files 3. Starsky and Hutch 4. Wild Wild West 5. Miami Vice

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 12:06:45 AM PDT
Jay Ambler says:
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Lost (er..have that already)
The Closer

You know I can get all these at the library, but NCIS I'd love to have all the episodes to view often.

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 1:24:16 PM PDT
I have about 20 shows on DVD.....but in the top picks are these...

Starsky & Hutch
The Incredible Hulk
Star Trek Next Generation
Melrose Place

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 3:39:14 PM PDT
Sandy says:
The Closer
Monk (the first few years)
Twilight Zone
Murphy Brown

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 4:32:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2011 7:36:13 AM PDT
awesomep says:
Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord
So You Think You Can Dance
Courage The Cowardly Dog
SpongeBob SquarePants

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2011 8:10:54 AM PDT
awesomep-You mean Jack Lord.

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 2:37:15 PM PDT
John Larrick says:
The Soprano's
The Andy Griffith Show
All In The Family
The Rifleman

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 3:09:20 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 2, 2011 5:51:16 PM PDT
Law and Order: SVU
Growing Pains

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 6:15:15 PM PDT
Are You Being Served?
Doctor Who (Tom Baker era)
The Twilight Zone
Sanford And Son
WKRP In Cincinnati

There are so many great shows that I enjoy but those 5 are the ones I really love that have resonated with me since I was a kid. I still watch 'em today and enjoy them just as much now as I did then. They're truly timeless and classic.

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 8:59:33 PM PDT
Dee Harrison says:
Law & Order SVU
Third Watch
Criminal Minds
Grey's Anatomy

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 10:55:19 PM PDT
M. Hood says:
Dexter 2.Friends 3.Breaking Bad 4.Smallville 5.Vampire Diaries

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 10:19:55 AM PDT
Harold47 says:
Touched By an Angel
Andy Griffith Show
Three's Company
Little House On the Prairie

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 10:33:51 AM PDT
lifewontwait says:
Favorite current summer fun shows:

True Blood
Burn Notice
Royal Pains
Covert Affairs
White Collar

Current "guilty pleasures" summer favorites:

Pretty Little Liars
Nine Lives of Chloe King
Flipping Out

New summer favorites:

Necessary Roughness

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 6:13:32 PM PDT
Joe Anthony says:
Top 5 TV shows:

1. "The Honeymooners"
2. "The Simpsons"
3. "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
4. "The Incredible Hulk"
5. "The Waltons" (Although the quality of the show semed to fade after Will Geer died)

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 3:36:16 PM PDT
The problem with Television today. There are way too many shows and they're on a load of networks. A majority of them are crap and it takes too much of my time to weed through the garbage. People have too many projects on their plate and the result ends up being lack of originality and awful writing. People need to slow down, take their time and properly develop these shows. That means obviously having less of them that are much better in quality.

Joe, I actually preferred "Little House On The Prairie" to "The Waltons". Can't disagree with your top 4 though.

Posted on Jul 6, 2011 12:20:18 PM PDT
P. Pratt says:
1. Soap
2. Married with Children
3. Malcom in the Middle
4. 3rd Rock from the Sun
5. Lost in Space (Judy was so hot in uniform!!)

Posted on Jul 6, 2011 5:13:30 PM PDT
1. Sanford and Son
2. Frasier
3. Green Acres
4. King of Queens
5. La Femme Nikita (90s series)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2011 12:43:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2011 12:47:26 AM PDT
Joe Anthony says:
Metalhead Jay says:

"Joe, I actually preferred "Little House On The Prairie" to "The Waltons". Can't disagree with your top 4 though."

I say:

I find "The Waltons" to be a very calming show; almost the opposite of what TV is: it's slow instead of fast, quiet instead of noisy, subtle instead of overstimulating. Some of the episodes are virtually plotless; just a "slice of life" from a simpler time (if it ever really existed).

As I said earlier, Will Geer's death semed to alter the quality of the show.; but not just that; after Ellen Corby had the stroke, and the parents, Ralph Waite and Michelle Learned, left the program; the Walton kids really lacked the acting skills to carry off that kind of show in a convincing way. As children they were cute and natural and the acting talents of the adults on the show carried them through; but when the Walton kids became adults, they weren't able to match the talents of such profound and seasoned actors such as Geer, Corby, Waite, Learned or Richard Thomas who played "John Boy" (and Thomas left the show as well, and was later replaced by some poor guy who couldn't possibly live up to how Thomas threw himself into the role). Something about the writing also changed in the later episodes as well; when the show became more of a soap-opera than these little moments from a more quiet life. I still, however, love to watch those earlier episodes at least until Will Geer died.

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 6:49:28 PM PDT
I agree with you, Joe. Everything is thought out and there's alot of focus. It's smartly developed with an emphasis on story and deep characterization. All substance. Not just visual glitz. With all the cuts and quick editing today, actors aren't allowed to show their ability by doing a long scene. I sometimes put on "The Waltons" or "Little House" when I go to bed. They do have an amazing, calming effect. You can just tell that the actors and everyone else involved with these shows put absolutely everything they had into it. I don't think there are many modern shows that will have the same nostalgic effect in the future as these shows. And there are many reasons as to why.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2011 7:35:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2011 7:36:53 AM PDT
awesomep says:
Stephen Mcnary: Thanks, changed it.

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 9:44:40 AM PDT
Green Acres
The X-Files
The Cosby Show
Friday Night Lights

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 10:17:44 AM PDT
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