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newbroom

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The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore version)

Maverick

Rockford Files

The Newsroom

Frasier

(lately, Cozi TV is showing runs of Little House on the Prairie, and there are lots of pipes.)

 

mackeson

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Firefly (arguably the best Science Fiction, ever)
How could I have forgotten to mention that one ?!? Maybe because it was too short lived. Great show

 

ssjones

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Top Five All Time:

1. Breaking Bad

2. The Walking Dead

3. Sopranos

4. The Wire

5. Battlestar Galactica

(Homicide just misses the cut)
Recent Honorable Mentions

1. The Expanse (could eclipse BSG?)

2. Gomorrah (Italian Sopranos, but more gritty)

http://www.sundance.tv/series/gomorrah

3. The Last Panthers

http://www.sundance.tv/series/the-last-panthers

4. Ray Donavan

 

ray47

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1. The Walking Dead

2. Last Ship

3. The Andy Griffith Show

4. Hogan's Hero's

5. Star Trek (all the series)

 

pappymac

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NCIS (the original one)

Doctor Who

Big Bang Theory

Face-Off

Hawaii Five O

NCIS New Orleans

 

warren

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Paladin? His character was just different from he other "western" heroes. The whole premise of the show was different. It just appealed to me I guess.
Rawhide and Wagon Train were the two other western genre series I tried not to miss.
There are some great memories being revived on this thread.
I'm not big on science fiction. My wife was a great Firefly fan and tried to interest me. She told me it was simply a western with space ships. I could never quite buy into that idea.
With the many channels showing the oldies I like seeing which of my favorites hold up over time and which ones really do not. Columbo does, I think. The early MASH seasons do, the later series where they went darker, dropping the humor for Alda's anti-war propaganda? Those had their moments but, overall just too much preaching. I'm not a fan of TV education, I watch strictly to be entertained, amused.
Hill Street Blues was great entertainment and then it morphed into a romance, a soap opera.

 

mso489

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All-time favorite, "I Claudius." A friend who had never owned a TV had finally broken down and bought one, and that was the first thing he watched and thought that's what he'd been missing all those years, instead of "Bewitched" and "Mr. Ed." My guilty pleasure shows are "Antiques Road Show" and the show about the pawn shop guys. I also liked the early seasons of "Upstairs Downstairs" from BBC, which was a low budget Downton Abbey, but therefore more focused and in some ways better acted, because that was all they had to offer.

 

johnbarleycorn

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I have started my list 5 times and it keeps changing in my head. And I am sure I am forgetting some so I will have to get back to you on this one.

 

lifesizehobbit

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I'll take a stab at it, but limiting to 5 is hard - but in the spirit of the challenge, I'll list just 5 (numbered only to make sure I list just 5).
1. The Andy Griffith Show

2. Justified

3. Sports Night

4. Star Trek (Original Series)

5. Corner Gas
Aaaaand...I can't do it...list just 5 (I'm a TV'holic):

6. Due South

7. Slings & Arrows

8. Batman (60's)
I could get carried away, but will stop here.

 

alexnorth

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Five absolute favorites are for sure

Twin peaks

true detective

breaking bad

game of thrones
Have you guys seen "the leftovers"? A truly fantastic new series by one of the guys behind lost. Available on HBO, I highly recommend it

 

pappymac

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I kept my list to shows currently on the air.
Shows out of production:

Mash

Miami Vice

Sherlock (this was reportedly the last season)

Rizzoli & Isles

Combat

Warehouse 13

Eureka

 

johnbarleycorn

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(Cable)

Game of Thrones

Black Sails

Boardwalk Empire

Sopranos

Newsroom

True Detective
(Network)

Lost

Twin Peaks

Parenthood

Seinfeld

 

mackeson

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I have started my list 5 times and it keeps changing in my head. And I am sure I am forgetting some so I will have to get back to you on this one.
I'm with you on this. I do watch TV quite a bit late at night especially. It's hard to limit the list. MASH and Twin Peaks are two I forgot. Also, Wonder Woman --- Not because of great writing or storytelling, but because Linda Carter and Carrie Fisher (of Star Wars fame) were my first big childhood crushes. I was born in '72, so those early ones were those innocent boyhood crushes one never forgets.

 
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