Tuesday, April 15, 2008

50 tv

One of these days soon, I'm going to write an entry that isn't an internet meme. (Actually, see the end of this post!)

So, yeah, Empire Magazine (again, who??) has apparently issued their "Top 50 Television Shows of All Time [even though none on the list are from the Future, and nothing prior to the 1960s was any good]", and so everyone and their mom has decided to list it on their blog, with the stipulations that you highlight the shows you've seen all the episodes of and italicize the ones you've seen at least one episode of.
Loreley came up with a couple of brilliant additions - crossing out the ones you hate and/or never want to see and coloring the ones you'd like to see some day.

Anyway. I know that reading about other people's television viewing habits (even mine!) isn't the most exciting thing, so there's actually more to this post at the end. It's just a 'yes or no' question, but hopefully it will spark some commentage.

Okay! List!

50. Quantum Leap
49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars - [only halfway italicized, because I fell asleep during the one episode I tried to watch]
47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
46. Sex & The City

45. Farscape
44. Cracker - [um What?]
43. Star Trek
42. Only Fools and Horses - [um...]
41. Band of Brothers - [okay, at least this one I've heard of]

40. Life on Mars
39. Monty Python's Flying Circus
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
36. Father Ted

35. Alias
34. Frasier [really?]
33. CSI: Las Vegas
32. Babylon 5
31. Deadwood [we're about 6-8 episodes away from this being bolded]

30. Dexter
29. ER
28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under
26. Red Dwarf

25. Futurama
24. Twin Peaks
23. The Office UK [the US version is pretty unwatchable, and I have no interest in seeing the UK version]
22. The Shield [again, about 6 episodes away from having this bolded]
21. Angel

20. Blackadder
19. Scrubs
18. Arrested Development
17. South Park
16. Doctor Who (new version)

15. Heroes
14. Firefly
13. Battlestar Galactica
12. Family Guy
11. Seinfeld

10. Spaced
09. The X-Files
08. The Wire
07. Friends
06. 24

05. Lost
04. The West Wing
03. The Sopranos
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer [well, except I still haven't seen the first five minutes of the episode that shows Giles *not* getting his head chopped off]
01. The Simpsons (although *maybe* this could be bolded by now.)

And, simple question time:
Live Albums: Yay or Nay? [feel free to elaborate if you'd like, of course]


Stephanie said...


Amy said...

Yay, because otherwise there would be no Who Live At Leeds.

Also, I'm totally going to go edit those new conditions to the one I did. I saw them when Christine did it, but ... I was lazy. Hence, meme in the first place!

Kirk said...

Mostly Nay, with the occasional rare exception. (10,000 Maniacs MTV Unplugged is a good one.)

Live albums A) do not capture the experience of being there; they just don't; B) have way too much self-indulgence, particularly if Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page is a member of said band.

They are mostly to be shunned.

Kirk said...

Oh, also--Cracker is an excellent Brit show about a psychologist who helps a police dept. solve crimes. Stars Robbie Coltrane who is beyond sublime in it. People should seek out this show. The end.

P@ said...

I also vote "mostly 'nay'."

CosmicAvatar said...

Mostly "Nay", although U2's "Under A Blood Red Sky" was one of our year's favourite albums at school - it was on the record player all the time.

Re the list: Dude, you pull me up on Deadwood, but you haven't watched a single ep of Veronica Mars or Firefly? Egads, man!