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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:39 pm    Post subject: 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time by Rolling Stone

This just might pique some interest.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/lists/100-greatest-tv-shows-of-all-time-w439520

I disagree more often than agree, as it seems my musical tastes are a better match to those of Rolling Stone's, but that is perfectly OK. I'm just not much of a fan of almost all network TV production, writing, acting, and content.

I do believe one of our Mods, for obvious reasons, will like at least one of the very high rankings--as will many others as from previous discussions.

How many are going to look to see just where this particular show ranked, or Breaking Bad, or I Love Lucy, or their personal favorites. Fun stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:08 pm    Post subject:

The Top 5 is about right with me, although I'd change the order a bit. Freaks and Geeks even appearing in the top 50 is laughable, let alone #11.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time by Rolling Stone

Here's the Top 20.

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20. Cheers
19. Curb Your Enthusiasm
18. Star Trek
17. Twin Peaks
16. M*A*S*H
15. The West Wing
14. The Larry Sanders Show
13. Late Night with David Letterman
12. Game of Thrones
11. Freaks and Geeks
10. The Daily Show
9. All in the Family
8. Saturday Night Live
7. The Twilight Zone
6. The Simpsons
5. Seinfeld
4. Mad Men
3. Breaking Bad
2. The Wire
1. The Sopranos

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject:

Rolling Stone is a joke of a magazine.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:47 pm    Post subject:

As you can tell I'm a pretty big fan of Mad Men, but its decline in quality starting around season 4 should have knocked it down several pegs.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject:

Also mishmashing all these different genres is pretty ridiculous. 24 sixteen slots behind the Shield? Come on...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:54 pm    Post subject:

rwongega wrote:
Rolling Stone is a joke of a magazine.


They have been for a very long time.
Their top 100 lists are terrible even for their normally low standards.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:42 pm    Post subject:

Don Draper wrote:
As you can tell I'm a pretty big fan of Mad Men, but its decline in quality starting around season 4 should have knocked it down several pegs.


Season 5 was quality the last 5 episodes. Season 6 wasnt very good, but Season 7 was definitely up there with 4 and 2, imo.

But that could be said with the Wire, season 5, Sopranos Season 5 and parts of 6, early episodes of Seinfeld. ...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject:

The top 10 is solid, except for the Soprano which I didn't watch. I would have had MASH in the top 10. I don't want to look again but was the Andy Griffith Show in the top 100?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:02 pm    Post subject:

It's an interesting list, I suppose, but it seems far too weighted to recent programming.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:10 pm    Post subject:

HBO vs AMC at the top. No surprise there.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:40 pm    Post subject:

That list crashed my browser. At least Buffy made 38.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:15 pm    Post subject:

Did I read that right, no Married With Children? Al freakin Bundy.

Did anybody else find Six Feet Under horribly overrated?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:19 pm    Post subject:

1.) The Sopranos
2.) The Wire
3.) Deadwood
4.) The Simpsons
5.) Breaking Bad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
The top 10 is solid, except for the Soprano which I didn't watch. I would have had MASH in the top 10. I don't want to look again but was the Andy Griffith Show in the top 100?


Sopranos deserves that spot. I know it's daunting at 86 episodes, but if you go thru it, I highly doubt that you'd consider it a waste of your time, even though I think Season 1 is a little gimmicky at times. The show in total meets the hype, though. Most lists like this have it at 1. Some have The Wire ahead of it, but even at that, that's a good indication of the Sopz ranking in the top 1-3 being pretty much fixed. It began the high-concept, very-adult style of HBO/AMC show that followed it. Tony is the most developed character in telly history, imo. He conveyed it all, too. It's not all angry/sociopathic/mob stuff, he was practically a real person with all emotions explored.

When FBI agents tell Uncle Junior which mobsters they want him to finger, he says with a shrug, "I want to (bleep) Angie Dickinson – let's see who gets lucky first."

I saw that movie of hers from 80 called Dressed To Kill. It had a controversial (for the time) Donald Trump style shower scene and yet all it conveys now are thoughts of Uncle Jun'. One of the writers said Angie wrote to thank them for making her Junior's template for a sexy woman.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:05 pm    Post subject:

Married With Children not being on the list is a crime. So is South Park at 33.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:11 am    Post subject:

Very surprised that Married With Children isn't on the list, although I was happy that they included The Golden Girls, which is a great show and was always funny. Freaks And Geeks at #11 is just stupid, and Late Night With David Letterman at #13? First off, that's obviously way too high, and second, it has no business being ahead of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show (hell, even Letterman would be the first to tell you that). I also thought that NYPD Blue was too low on the list, but it comfortably made it, at least.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:15 am    Post subject:

My #1 is Breaking Bad. It's the greatest show I've ever seen.

True Detective was on its way to be the greatest show ever, and then that 2nd season happened.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:34 am    Post subject:

I saw Oz making it barely and then i didnt look further. Oz is top5 show hands down. Amazing cast with great storylines
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:42 am    Post subject:

Threes Company
Married with children
Perfect strangers
Gillian's island
Different strokes
Growing pains
The office
Mr belvedere
Malcom in the middle
Twilight zone
Doug
Silver spoons
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:14 am    Post subject:

Dladi Vidac wrote:

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Aka: The Euckers.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:53 am    Post subject:

If Saved by the Bell isnt #1 then what's the point of the list!?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:36 am    Post subject:

What surprised me the most was that I Love Lucy was ranked so high. Though it has never been on my list, the fact that these shows are still being run, that it has sustained a popularity for generations, that it was the most popular show of its time, seems it should be in the top five.

For many of the same reasons, The Andy Griffith Show, still watched on re-runs, which I think was a better show, was not even on the list.

And to end this black and white segment, one of the finest comedies of all the, The Dick Van Dyke Show, was way too underappreciated by Rolling Stone.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:31 am    Post subject:

dang fresh prince not even on the list?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject:

This is just a scale of longevity + edginess. Was quality even a consideration?
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