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A Couple Of
All-Time Best TV Lists,
Just In Time For Emmy Season!!

Published at: Aug. 19, 2007, 5:11 a.m. CST

I am – Hercules!!
1) UGO.com has come out with its 50 best TV shows of all time. There are picks I believe a lot of us can get behind. “The Wire” at #2. “Galactica” at #3. “Freaks And Geeks” at #7. But once we get into the double digits, the ranking may strike many as ... more controversial. The UGO list ranks: * “Saved By The Bell” (#29) higher than “Seinfeld” (#41), * “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” (#19) higher than “The Colbert Report” (#36), * “The Brady Bunch (#20) higher than “Newsradio” (#22), * “Family Guy” (#17) higher than “Mr. Show” (#42), * “The Price Is Right” (#10) higher than “Chappelle’s Show” (#27), and * “Transformers” (#28) higher than “The Shield” (#33). Shows that did NOT make UGO’s all-time top 50 include “The Larry Sanders Show,” “The Prisoner,” “Moonlighting,” “The West Wing,” "Deadwood," "Rome," “Fawlty Towers” and “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Find all of UGO’s list here. 2) ign.com, meanwhile, has the top 10 movie-to-TV transitions. Fans of “Friday Night Lights” will be excited to learn that the West Texas adventures of Lyla, Tyra, Matt, Tim, Street and, of course, wheelchair-bound Herc rank third. Find all of that list here.





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  • Aug. 18, 2007, 3:43 a.m. CST

    No Robotech

    by SleazyDragon

    The Bastards...

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    yeah...

    by Teapot Jones

    just came home from the bar and have to say, I don't know how Firefly doesn't beat out the Price is Right. I mean, I know Barker kicks Sandler's ass 'n all, but Mal would beat him down in a heartbeat. The Wire at #2 is amazing. Probably the only credence to the list.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Inaccurate List- The Wire is Number 1.

    by HIGH DEF JEFF

    There isn't much else worth watching...although Freaks and Geeks was funny.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    No Robotech???

    by mach5jack

    Troubling.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    What a retarded list...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...in an absolutely rediculous order for the most part to boot. But then these things always are, so no real surprise there I guess. I mean sure, there's quite a few shows in that list that I personally like, but only a handful that come in anyway close to deserving to be on a best tv shows ever list. And any "best tv shows ever" list that has things like Saved By The Bell, Jackass, The Price Is Right and Fat Albert on it, yet completely lacks shows such as Deadwood, The Prisoner, MASH, Homicide, Hill Street Blues and Rome honestly isn't worth pissing on, or over. At least The Wire got some props for once, but even so, that was ten minutes of my life I'll never get back. Just as well that I don't have a life, or I'd be pissed off about that...

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Freaks and Geeks shoulda Been No. 1

    by biggerjohn

    Obviously the Wing should be in there (and in the top ten at that) but where's the love for Futurama, Spaced, the Office (esp. the English version), Deadwood, Veronica Mars, Queer as Folk (only seen the English version), Peep Show, I'm Alan Partridge, Curb, Weird Weekends, the OC (yes, I'm serious), This Lifem Rescue Me, The Shield, Gilmore Girls, Band of Brothers, ER and dare I say it (due to it's relativle newness) but Heroes? And when the hell are we gonna get to see the Preacher HBO tv series because that just aughta be the best thing ever.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Vern, how could they leave BLADE: THE SERIES Off Both??

    by whoanecron

    Taken in its totality, BLADE THE SERIES was easily almost as good as BLADE III!!!

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST

    zomg!!! look whats number 1 on both lists!!!

    by rebel299

    jesus fucking christ. lets stroke Joss Whedon's cock enough that he covers his whole Buffyverse with overhyped hack splooge. i know its cool to have a favorite show and whatnot, but to point out even the smallest thing that heralds Buffy as being anything more than mere fodder for teen girls and closest-homo nerds just gets so tiresome after a while. nice strategy though, not mentioning Buffy at all, and just pointing things out on the list to illicit rabid fanboy response. bravo herc. you might be one of the more cunning 13 year old girls i know. oh well, as long as your endless articles of useless information, recycled material from other venues, and ridiculous amounts of shilling for amazon continues to draw in site-hits and ad revenue, then why should Harry care that you contribute nothing of any real significance to this site. by the way, seriously, links to over 60 different dvd items you can conveniently get at Amazon? can you be any more of a tool? i know harry has his occasional dvd review/advertising section, but at least he or someone pretending to be him can take a little bit of time to write up personal notes about the stuff, instead of just posting a couple of image links and a gajillion text links between what tries to be an article and the talkback section. anyways, have fun reading your buffy comics that you and joss can sit and pretend are like that missing last season or whatever, while the rest of us who actually are old enough for pubes go and do something worthwhile, like go see Superbad.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:52 a.m. CST

    The Lack Of Placing "The West Wing"...

    by The Tenth Doctor

    ...automatically disqualifies UGO's list from being taken seriously or even as a joke in poor taste.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Yikes

    by Stefan McTierney

    The UGO list seems to be the first 50 shows the writer could think of, vaguely ordered from best to worst.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    WHERE THE FUCK

    by AllieJamison

    is SIX FEET UNDER?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    UGO - Useless Gratuitous Ostentatiousness

    by Yeti

    No Rome? No X-files (the first 5 years anyway)? Six Feet Under? Buffy? Sex and the City? Brothers & Sisters? Yet Saved by the Bell warrants mention? I'm the first person to agree that art in any form is subjective but this "list" is about as useful as a 95 year old senile eunich.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Scary

    by NudeandAroused

    That someone so ignorant could compile such a list. No Homicide:Life on the street? Really scary.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    No No No

    by 2LeggedFreak

    What a random list !!! I'm not a teen, far from it, and I do think Buffy is a great show but number 1 even on the criteria of this list is stretching it a bit. Incidentally, no Malcolm from a list that can find room to have Saved by The Bell in it. Jeez

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    UGO - Underage Geeks Online

    by Roboteer

    NOT a serious list and not worth the space here.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST

    I'd like to submit a review for Superbad...

    by tonagan

    I don't think this site has given it enough coverage.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    No Cosby Show?

    by DonMagicWan

    If there's any show The Wire deserves to be second to, it's the one starring the pudding man. There was no no A Different World either.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST

    and no Johnny Carson...

    by DonMagicWan

    or Arsenio Hall? American Bandstand? Soul Train before Don Cornelius stopped hosting? Love Boat? Fantasy Island? Robotech? Showtime at the Apollo? In Living Color? I could go on and on...

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    No Larry Sanders = No Credibility

    by Garbageman33

    Also, Seinfeld is way too low.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    No Scrubs!!! WFT

    by eric haislar

    I mean come on that show is way funnier then half the shit on the list.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Veronica Mars isn't even one of the best of the DECADE

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    These lists are just compiled to piss everyone off. I mean, The Wire is great, but it isn't the 2nd best show of ALL TIME. Come on, no one has mentioned "I Love Lucy" "All In The Family" or my personal fave "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" (the pilot of the remake with Markie Post is off the hook)

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Saved by the Bell?!? This is a joke, right?

    by Lance Rock

    Kee-rist...

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    It's never what's there...

    by Captain Hollywood

    It's what's NOT there. 2 shows that should have made the list that aren't mentioned: Eerie, Indiana (everyone knows this) The Odyssey - A show that will probably go on forgotten in history and time. Essentially it was The Wizard of Oz - the TV series... but with a few exceptions. It starred a male lead. The action would often take place out in the 'real world'. It was more serious than the Wizard of Oz. Basically this kid goes into a coma following a gets transported to the "Downworld" and set off on a quest to find his father and "Brad", who could be the key in finding his way back home. While the standard nowadays, this was one of the only serialized kids shows at the time. (the other was Ghostwriter- which should have also been on the list) Unfortunately despite being 3 seasons it never reached a satisfying conclusion. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103504/ According to the boards the DVD has just gotten approval and will be released. Hopefully this means new people will discover it and see what they've been missing. What should kept in mind is that the show IS Canadian which could be a reason you may have not seen or heard about it.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST

    That ugo list is lame

    by evolution1085

    I'm a diehard buffy fan, but even I wouldn't put it as the best television series of all time. BSG as #3? This is a geek's list, plain and simple. Unless this was somehow voted on, there's no way it can be justified... PS. I still hold that from start to finish, Angel was a better show than Buffy

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Crazy list

    by Lane_myers111

    How slow a day for you to place a list of tv shows randomly picked and in random order as news. As well as numerous entries that should really be in worse tv shows of all time. Numerous omissions that you would have thought would have been guaranteed top 20. My top twenty 1.Seinfeld 2.E.R (Seasons 1-10) cant believe it was omitted 3.Simpsons (Seasons 1-8) Rest in no particular order X Files (seasons 1-5) 24 (Seasons 1-5) Lost Futurama Frasier Friends Star Trek:The Next Generation Star Trek Deep Space Nine Sopranos South Park The Practice Cheers La Law Taxi Beverley Hills 90210 (Loved it at the time) Prison Break Highlander Off topic has America produced any really dark comedy series along the lines of The UK's league of gentleman

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Here's the wierd thing about Saved By The Bell

    by veritasses

    I know many people haven't seen a good % of the shows on most top 50 lists. Maybe they don't have cable or maybe they don't like SciFi or cop shows or they don't understand a particular brand of humor or they just never got around to it etc. But most everyone has seen at least one episode of Saved By The Bell and know who Screech is. Having said that, I wish all copies of that show would be destroyed and every reference to it erased from our memories. The fact that it doesn't come in dead last among a ranking of all shows of all time is a mystery.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Screech signed a lifetime contract.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    To appear in Saved by the Bell in any way, shape, or form.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    UGO=Zero Credibility

    by cutest_of_borg

    C'mon. Original TREK didn't make the list? Many of the shows listed wouldn't exist without Kirk & crew. Who is that site written for? 15 year olds? Goddamn.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Poor Herc....

    by buffywrestling

    Gets shit when he mentions Buffy; gets shit when he doesn't. That aside, it is certainly a crime not to see Homicide:LotS on a lot of these "All Time" lists. That show kicked all sorts of ass. <p> I'm going to go for a little discretion and not *squee* for the Buffy thing - although giving Angel his own nod instead of lumping his broody ass with Buff wouldn't have been inappropriate - I think everyone agrees on whther or not they love or hate the show, it's cemented it's cult status. And I think we can safely assume that this list was complied by some fairly young people.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Oh, UGO, trying to hard to be hip

    by Larry of Arabia

    You those 17 year old film "experts" at Blockbuster that have never seen the original Psycho because it's in black and white. The remake's in color, y'all!

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Wow, that was scientific

    by Jack Burton

    I'm pretty sure they came up with that list by picking 50 shows and then throwing darts to determine order. Ridiculous. No "Max Headroom"? Inconceivable.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Buffy's greatness = indisputable

    by Katie Geek

    There's a reason people are running around in "Joss Whedon Is My Master Now" t-shirts and not "Donald Bellisario Is My Master Now," "Dick Wolf Is My Master Now," and "Tim Kring Is My Master Now" t-shirts. Ditto Ronald D. Moore, Carlton Cuse, Chris Carter, Irwin Allen, etc etc

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Buffy??

    by Yawkey

    Really? Buffy is the best show in the history of television? Really?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    apologies to herc

    by waggy

    but any list that considers Buffy the Vampire Slayer the greatest show of all time has no credibility. i can think of at least 20 shows that top that one in both quality and cultural impact. always nice to see The Wire get a little love though.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Katie Geek -

    by Holodigm

    because they haven't made t-shirts for anyone else?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    BUFFY topping a critic's list is hardly news

    by darth girlfriend

    Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide and E! and what have you are ALWAYS trotting out all-time Top 25/50/100 lists, and BUFFY always lands at or near the top of every one it could possibly qualify for. The freakish thing about the UGO list, obviously, is the presence of the likes of PRICE IS RIGHT and SAVED BY THE BELL.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Idiotic.

    by Mostholy

    I love The Wire, Arrested Development, Freaks & Geeks, and pre-Jump the Shark Galactica, and even I have to admit that list is dumb. Ever heard of a show called MASH? Or All in the Family? And so on. Except for SNL and The Price is Right, there isn't a single show on there that's over 15 years old.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Pete and Pete...

    by headhitsdesk

    ...was one of the greatest shows ever. Ten years later it holds up better than the overrated Colbert Report could ever hope to.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    If aliens saw this list

    by dtpena

    They'll stop invading Earth inmediately. So be grateful.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    That list is definitely not that great

    by Charlie Murphy

    but the top three is pretty fabulous. but they left out other GREAT shows in favour of cult classics which may or may not deserve to be on an "all time" list.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Moonlighting

    by Wrath4771

    Moonlighting is the single most brilliant show ever created by man. When the aline warlord Drozok comes with his armada and demands why Earth should be spared, I would gladly present Moonlighting as the best man has to offer and our single greatest chance to avoid annhiliaton.....and now it's time for my meds.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    if the prisoner isnt on the list

    by Winterchili

    or twin peaks for that matter, then fuck that list! it is no good

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    this list is for wankers

    by yassoo

    if mash and larry sanders aren't on it, then it's bogus. and why would aint it cool even post this shite? give me a break man.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    these lists are jokes

    by bigbadbua

    Buffy is a good show, but that is all. a GOOD show. Not one of the top 50 of all-time, and certainly not the best movie adaptation ever. The love for this show is absurd.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Anyone who rates the Brady Bunch higher than

    by INWOsuxRED

    the Twighlight Zone is just plain fucking tarded.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Larry Sanders & Max Headroom not on the list?

    by INWOsuxRED

    Max Headroom wasn't just ahead of its time, its still ahead of this time. NBC probably wouldn't have a Thursday line-up if it wasn't for Larry Sanders, which is the only comedy that could give Seinfeld a challenge for the best sitcom ever. Oh, I see both of these lists were written by 14 year old girls, what a shock that Herc linked them.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Buffy?

    by Captain Hollywood

    Her?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    That UGO list is stoopid

    by Bass Ackwards

    Sure they got some right, but you pull FIFTY shows out of your ass your bound make a few good choices on accident, mostly that list is just a clusterfuck of tv shows the writers were simply able to remember (and Galactica is overrated, but that's my own gripe).

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    "Of all time"

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Apparentely "Of all time..." doesn't mean what it used to. "I Love Lucy" and the "The Andy Griffith Show" should be fighting for the 1 and 2 spots on any list with any credibility.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Does Herc really claim to be 14?

    by mach5jack

    Isn’t AICN 10 years old? Is Herc saying she started at AICN when she was 4? <p>And isn’t she really into Battlestar Galactica and 24 and The Wire and The Sopranos and Rescue Me and Rome and South Park? Are these really big with teen girls now? <p>Aren't teen girls more into Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. Why does Herc never write about those shows? Confusing.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Glad Twin Peaks and NewsRadio made it, but...

    by DanielKurland

    The fact that Firefly, Galactica, and Buffy are so high to the top show the mindset of the people who made the list. I love those shows, don't get me wrong, but Seinfeld should really be higher. And come on, we all know at this point that Angel got leaps and bounds above Buffy by the end.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Great List

    by Gigolo Joe

    But now I'd like to see one NOT made by retarded four-year-olds.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    No point responding to that top 50 list

    by FrodoFraggins

    That's the most asinine top 50 list of TV shows I've ever seen.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    fiester

    by Beldo84

    No. Just...no. Family Guy superior to Mr. Show? Did you ever actually watch Mr. Show? Hell, did you ever watch Family Guy past the first couple of seasons? This list is just stupid. Putting The Simpsons behind any comedy, even AD, is pure insanity.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    The only people who don't think Buffy is a great show

    by darthflagg

    are the people who never watched it. And by watch, I mean at least one whole season, not just the odd episode here and there. It's impossible to watch a whole season of Buffy, or Angel for that matter, and not see Whedon's genius. Lost is just a Whedon show without the likeable characters or logical plot twists.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Homicide: Life on The Street

    by troutpencil

    Preceded the Wire, and really is better than the Wire, especially the first season. Those assholes even mentioned Homicide in the summary of why they like The Wire. They refer to it as David Simon's show, but I think David Simon is actually part of the reason it turned terrible in the 6th and 7th seasons. It was actually the work mainly of Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, and the two or three brilliant staff writers they had (James Yoshimura, etc.) And the 9 episodes of the first season, especially the Adena Watson arc with its climax in "Three Men and Adena" is some of the most brilliant, powerful shit ever produced on television. It may be unrivaled, I dunno. It's unrivaled outside of HBO at least. but I swear to god ranking "Buffy" as number 1 and not even including Homicide is a signifier of severe retardation. Also, both Oz and Deadwood are superior to the Wire. And Buffy. Fucking Buffy is a cancerous blight on mankind.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    No St. Elsewhere?

    by CerebralAssassin

    Gen Y bullshit. You guys can rot in hell.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    agree with beldo84

    by lionbiu

    say what you want about The Simpsons in its current form, but during seasons 1-8 it is single handedly the best comedy TV show ever and pathed the way for a sly culture of comedy on TV. Also any list that has crap like Family Guy or Saved by the Bell (yes I know it was a global phenomenon, but seriously!) just does not hold water with me...and Buffy number 1??? FUCK OFF!! Number 1 should go for either Six Feet Under, Sopranos, The Prisoner, The Wire, MASH, The Simpsons or Twin Peaks

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    What a load of shit

    by Toby___Wong

    Buffy number 1 ? Gimme a break. It's not even number 25. Angel was much better than Buffy. And how can Buffy be number 1 when there are series like American Gothic, The Shield, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Dallas, Incredible Hulk, Supernatural, Profit, Midnight Caller, Stingray and Misfits Of Science just to name a few.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    LA Law? Hill Street Blues?

    by bralli

    Garbage list. Seriously, DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOTHERFUCKING PRAIRIE BITCHES

    by BringingSexyBack

    #1 in my book. Thank God for the Hallmark Channel.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST

    How about Top Chef?

    by BringingSexyBack

    #2 in my book.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    SPACE 1999!!! Remember that one?

    by BringingSexyBack

    I had the penis-shaped ship. They remake every movie ever made but don't do an original Space 1999 movie? Fucking Hollywood.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    DANCING WITH THE STARS

    by BringingSexyBack

    A show that gives joy to Billions of people deserves a spot on the Top Ten.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:32 p.m. CST

    ROOTS!!!! KUNTA KINTE GOTS TO REPRESENT BIOTCH

    by BringingSexyBack

    Everybody Loves Chicken George should be a sitcom.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN

    by BringingSexyBack

    I had the doll with the rubber rollup skin and the see-through head. I miss that doll.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    EIGHT IS ENOUGH

    by BringingSexyBack

    Proof that white people aren't perfect.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Is Abe Vigoda still alive?

    by BringingSexyBack

    That's the eternal question.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    SILK STALKINGS

    by BringingSexyBack

    Remember that show? An old GF made me watch that wretched show. Kinda grew on me.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Michael Landon was the most Christian Jew ever to walk the Earth. Jews for Jesus. Real name: Eugene Orowitz. Go figure, Nuff Said, So the math.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    COSBY SHOW????

    by tonyd1411

    I agree with that guy above, Cosby Show will always be #1 in my book. Best TV dad EVER!

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Somewhere...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    The little baby jeebus cries at those lists...

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    darthflagg

    by bigbadbua

    I watched the first four seasons of Buffy, and episodes here and there after that, and I don't think Buffy is great. Its good, but not great. There are many, many better shows in the history of TV, but Buffy is definately a show worth watching.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    And where the hell is Mr Ed ?

    by 2LeggedFreak

    Wilburrrrr !

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Slow news day, I take it?

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    This list is so bad...

    by areynol2

    It would be in the top 5 in UGO's "50 Best Lists" feature.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Just like two dark-skinned people can't have an

    by glodene

    albino. Take a course in genetics and biology. It depends on one(s) ancestry. In the case of the Cosbys' Claire Huxtable clearly has mixed ancestry due to her pigmentation, features & hair texture. Granted The Cosby show may seem a little extreme, but trust me, it's not out of the ordinary nor impossible. I come from a family of mixed heritage: Cherokee, African American & White. My Immediate brothers and sisters are all different shades. Some are lighter and some are darker, but we share the same facial features (eyes, nose, etc.). I suggests that you don't make blanket statements about shit you don't know.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    COSBY'S SHOW SABRINA LEBEOUF IS SHIA'S COUSIN

    by BringingSexyBack

    That explains Shia's nappier Jewfro. I learned that in genetics class.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Clare definitely ordered the white meat

    by BringingSexyBack

    when she had Lisa Bonet and Sabrina LeBeouf. But when Shia came along, that was too obvious and she sent him down the river like Baby Moses.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    the wonder years

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    no offense, these kinds of lists are usually pretty retarded, but this one in particular goes above and beyond. this feels like it was made up by my little brother and his friends during a sleepover. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt-rcTAqa3c

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    *M*A*S*H*

    by BringingSexyBack

    Hawkeye Pierce is the sexiest man. In Korea at least.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Two white people can have a black child

    by BringingSexyBack

    Check out Jeff Goldblum's parents.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Colbert in the top 50?

    by Shivv

    Really?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Troutpencil & Homicide

    by Stranamore

    Troutpencil said exactly what I was thinking -- the first dozen or so episodes of H:LOTS are incredible and unforgettable; and the episode "The Men and Adena" has never been surpassed and, in fact, is alone better than many of the shows on this list.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    GOLDEN GIRLS?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Anyone?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Jeff definitlely has some black in him.

    by glodene

    How do you explain those lips and his predilection for dating sistas...Or maybe he just could'nt deal with dating all those whiny Yentas while going to high school.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Phil Silvers

    by Stranamore

    Also, I think the Phil Silvers Show is probably the best American sitcom ever. I am surprised no one else mentioned it. Given the lack of quality of the list, I am not surprised that it wasn't there. A smarter, more thoughful, more historically informed, and FAR better-viewed group should produce a list of the top 50 shows.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Howabout Girlfriends?

    by glodene

    It's the first of its kind. That should count for something. Four black women who aren't a bunch of uneducated, unemployed baby mommas...Naw, that sounds like white liberal guilt fantasy. Nevermind.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Early box art for The Wire 4th season dvd

    by glodene

    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=7875 I'm so happy. Hopefully it'll be released sometime in December.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    DESIGNING WOMEN!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Can I get an Amen?! An Amen?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    NO "TAXI"?

    by thegreatwhatzit

    No CHEERS? No HONEYMOONERS? No PRISONER? I'm glad they appended MST3K to the list (probably adhering more to "hipness" than sincerity). Who selected these faves? The Mayberry programming director?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Arguing the genetics of the Huxtable children

    by Larry of Arabia

    is hardcore geek. Hard fucking core.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST

    And where's FUTURAMA?

    by thegreatwhatzit

    That's all I'd like to know.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Futurama is better than the Simpsons

    by INWOsuxRED

    that is why it isn't on the list.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by Yeti

    Apparently you cannot.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT >>> FIREFLY?

    by Pennsy

    Donut think so. Can't wait to get the Serenity 2-disc collectors' edition Tuesday.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Every season of Buffy - $16 at Best Buy this week.

    by Pennsy

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Stranamore, you are a--

    by thegreatwhatzit

    true connoisseur. And tyou're 200% corrcet. THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW (SGT. BILKO) is a classic; writing staff inclided the likes of Neil Simon. The omission of this series completely invalidates this lousy list. SILVERS/BILKO is, disputably, the funniest sitcom ever produced. Doberman--along with Reverend Jim, Ed Norton HONEYMOONERS, et al--is truly an iconic character, Shame on anyone who hasn't at least sampled this series.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I want Cloverfield scoopage...

    by Pennsy

    Oops, wrong genre talkback. ;)

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    High School Musical 2: 17.24 million viewers last night

    by Pennsy

    The highest rating of ANY basic cable telecast, ever. Movies, TV, sports. It beat them all. OMSTAIN! alert. <p> OMSTAIN=One More Sign The Apocalypse Is Nigh

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    And Beckham's NY debut drew 66,237 to Giants Stadium

    by Pennsy

    Had 2 assists, but LA still lost to Red Bull NY, 5-4. Was wilder than it reads, I heard.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Larry of Arabia

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Best post of the week... I was thinking the exact same thing... I love you geeks sometimes... Can I get a group hug?

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Galactica at 3? WTF??

    by BetaRayBill07

    I can think of at least 100 other shows better than that piece of dogcrap. Geez the Star Wars Christmas Special alone is better! Damn, do some more coke Herc?!

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    The Beckham game was the tits

    by BringingSexyBack

    Very exciting and high scoring game. That Hispanic guy ruined it for Beckham and LA Galaxy. Another reason to build the wall. <p>j/k. I know he's a legal alien.

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Yeti - Can't you throw an amen my way?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Give it up for Meshach Taylor.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA!

    by oceanic86

    That's all, really. Family Guy > Mr. Show = people have horrible taste.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Where's Quantum Leap?

    by lost.rules

    Damnit Ziggy!

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Oh, there it is.

    by lost.rules

    Whoo! I was worried there for a minute. Charles in Charge of our days, and our nights.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    The problem I have...

    by TattooedBillionaire

    I'm not the most avid TV watcher, but even I can see a ton of holes in the UDO list. Firstly, I really enjoyed Firefly, but how can a show that didn't even get a chance to finish its first season be one of the best of all-time? Seriously, how is All in the Family or I Love Lucy worse than that when they acutally built audiences up over many years?

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Gareth Merenghi's Darkplace

    by Jarek

    Is #1. Watch it.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 2:33 a.m. CST

    The Prisoner...

    by markenglert

    ...is the best show ever put on TV. Though, I DO agree with most of the top 10.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 2:46 a.m. CST

    why bother

    by mrbong

    these lists are highly subjective and always cause you to be infuriated, angry and pissed off because of the omissions and/or emphasis placed on drivel. just give them a miss and get on with your life.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Larry of Arabia - You Damn Skippy It's Hardcore!

    by glodene

    Someone gots ta' REPRESENT! :o)

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Alonzo Mosely - Sho' Nuff' U Can Get A Hug.

    by glodene

    All About The Luv' Bruh'

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    I think the real problem here...

    by lucky_cosmonaut

    And with any Top 5, 10 or 100 list is that the criteria for selection is ill definied, if definied at all. Is this based on influence, ratings, or personal preference? This list seems pretty random - I mean can you really rate a game show against a sci fi drama against a variety show hosted by puppets? At the end of the day all these type of lists are meaningless, so there's no need to work yourself up about it, but it would be nice to see a list that thoughtfully layed out its critera first.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 4:30 a.m. CST

    7 Reasons why you should love BtVS

    by buffywrestling

    Season One: 'Prophecy Girl" Air date-06/02/97 Quote: " You have fruit punch mouth." <p> Season Two: "I Only Have Eyes For You" Airdate: 04/28/98 Quote: "Don't walk away from me, you bitch!!" <p> Season Three: "Revelations" Airdate: 11/17/98 Quote: "Faith...you're an idiot." <p> Season Four: "Who Are You" Airdate: 02/29/00 Quote: "I've got muscles you never even dreamed of; I could ride you at a gallop and squeeze you like you were warm champange and you'd beg me just to hurt you a little bit more. And you know why I don't? Because it's wrong." <p> Season Five: " Fool For Love" Airdate: 11/14/00 Quote: "You're beneath me." <p> Season Six: "Tabula Rasa" Airdate: 11/13/01 Quote: "I'm like a Superhero or something." <p> Season Seven: "Beneath You" Airdate: 10/01/02 Quote: "Can we rest? Please....Can we rest?"µ

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Damn! "Can we rest?" James Marsters should've

    by glodene

    won an Emmy for his Olivier-like performance during that scene. - Damn! I miss that show! And for all y'all Buffy/Angel Naysayers out there, Bestbuy currently has all the Buffy and Angel Seasons on sale for $15.99 each. Do yourself a favor and pick em' up! After being exposed to the greatness of Mutant Enemy, you gon' be thankin' ol' Uncle Glodene for hippin' y'all to da' real shit. RECOGNIZE!

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Buffy No. 1? ROFLMAO!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    What a bunch of dickweeds.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST

    BtVS didn't "tug" @ heart strings

    by buffywrestling

    It cut them with wire cutters. I picked the episodes I did - and there were better ones - because they were all set ups for the premise of each season. <p> First season, Buffy grudlingly did what she had to do. She wanted to be the mall shopping, vapid Cali blondie that everyone expected her to be but -oops- she had a responsibility. And that overwhelming responsibility turned into itself. It became a reality check, "I am only sixteen; I don't want to die." It upped her sarcasm level and her cynical nature grew. <p> Season two, I picked that episode because of the twisted nature of falling in and out of love. The idilyic nature of possiveness being a mistake. Also the episode that Buffy has a clarity moment about Angel; that it is either her or him. It's a "moving on" scenario in the extreme. <p> Third season was all about self esteem and self loathing. Faith's Faux!Watcher further pushed her on a path of grasping at any affection at all. Jealousy overwhelmed her. <

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST

    where's the original kolchak, fuckers???

    by RaveX

    and theoretically, it could go on both lists. since the series was based on a tv move. two of them, to be more precise.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    UGO fuck yourself

    by mthrndr

    That list is so beyond retarded that I can't even be bothered to complain about their ordering. Though I have to say ANY 'best-of' tv show list that doesn't have seinfeld in the top 10 and actually has a stillborn piece of dogshit like saved by the bell (in the running for WORST show ever, IMO) is worthless.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Top 20 best show that were Canceled.

    by RokurGepta

    We Need to make a list!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Top 20 Best Shows that were Canceled

    by RokurGepta

    1) Star Trek

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Top 20 best shows that were cancelled

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    2)Carnivale 3) My So Called Life

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Top 20 Best Shows that were Canceled

    by biggerjohn

    4) Freaks and Geeeks 5) Undeclared 6) Clerks Animated

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    More top 20...any that DON'T belong: say so!

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    7) The Tick 8) Angel

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Top 20 Best Shows that were Canceled

    by Yawkey

    9) Deadwood 10) Arrested Development

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Twin Peaks & Max Headroom

    by INWOsuxRED

    granted Twin Peaks 2nd season didn't work like the first and it probably earned its cancellation.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Cancelled shows.

    by INWOsuxRED

    The original Doctor Who was also cancelled, although it was kinda brought back many years later. HBO had a show called "The High Life" produced by Letterman that nobody watched. It was sort of an odd parody of the Honeymooners. I enjoyed it, but nobody else did. Get a Life also comes to mind.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    They forgot FLASH GORDON...

    by Crazy person No 245689

    ...on that "Best Movie-To-TV" list, right? <br> <br> btw, where's the talkback for that second episode? I guess everyone cancelled their DVR Season Pass and no one caught it this week.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Great Cancelled Shows Network

    by Crazy person No 245689

    I've always wanted to start a TV network that showed only those great shows that got cancelled way too early. <BR> <BR> Shoot, one night'll be "Arrested Development," "Undeclared" and "Freeks and Geeks". And another there'll be "Firefly", "Crusade" and "Angel."

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    No Cheers Whaaa?

    by supersize

    No nypd blue The absolute worst list I have ever had the displeasure of reading!

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Did Anyone Read The Blurbs?

    by Colier Rannd

    Saved By The Bell's description and such or whatever you wanna call it reads as reasons it SHOULDN"T be on the list and yet, there it is. Is Lark Vorhees humping someone at UGO?

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Where the hell was LUCAN or MANIMAL?

    by Uncle Stan

    This is bullshit!

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    HERMAN'S HEAD WAS LEFT OUT??!!

    by Uncle Stan

    Bullshit on that!

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I didn't see SALVAGE ONE either?

    by Uncle Stan

    What is this madness?

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    ANDY RICHTER RULES THE UNIVERSE was snubbed!

    by Uncle Stan

    Gah!

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Surely GET A LIFE was in the top ten.

    by Uncle Stan

    Sn!

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    No love for QUARK?

    by Uncle Stan

    Richard Benjamin is rolling in his grave.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    The thing about a network for cancelled shows

    by INWOsuxRED

    is they don't have too many episodes, generally don't have a strong following, if they do have a following, those people have already seen the episodes and probably own them. Also, I'm pretty sure HDNet is already doing that.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    WHERE IS THE GORRAM HOLLYWOOD SQUARES??

    by Pennsy

    Paul Lynde was da bomb.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    STREET MO(GUNSHOT) FU(GUNSHOT)ING HAWK, BITCHES!

    by Pennsy

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Oooo another internet tv/film list....zzzzzz

    by Bong

    Everyone and their mother has some sort of ranking of film/television...

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    probably the best reason to have these lists

    by INWOsuxRED

    is to turn people on to new shit. You read a list of great TV, movies, or music and they you check it out. The big problem here, is this list is mostly new, mostly obvious, and yet still terrible. This list will wind up turning people on to Saved By the Bell, as if it is one of the best shows ever.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I knew there was a reason for....

    by torpor_haze

    "Saved By The Bell: College Years"

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    it's just a form of reciprocative linking

    by El Bicho

    Herc says, "Hey, look at the list over there." AICN members run over giving that site a lot of traffic. Later that site writes something that will cause there viewers to come here. rather silly, obvious and lame what people got to do to keep a site running.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Did Whedon write these lists himself?

    by JacksParasites

    Hey, I love Buffy as much as the next geek, but the greatest television series of all time? Even James Lipton would consider that extreme hyperbole. Some of the shows on this list aren't even GOOD shows. Saved by the Bell? Ren & Stimpy? The original Trek and Six Feet Under weren't there. Numerous recent shows received high spots on a list that represents all of television history. This is sad. And where did this nonsense about Michale Ohare being a bad actor come from. Seems like a random, idiosyncratic criticism or pet peeve. Then shows that while great, only lasted a few episodes are on the list. I'm sorry, but ya gotta have at least 2 seasons to be considered for greatest shows ever. (Sorry Herc: This includes the rather average Wonderfalls). My list would be more like this: 1. Twilight Zone 2. Babylon 5 3. Six Feet Under 4. Star Trek 5. Star Trek TNG 6. The Simpsons 7. South Park 8. Seinfeld 9. Nip/Tuck 10. Cheers 11. Wonder Years 12. Scrubs 13. Colbert Report 14. Daily Show 15. Buffy 16. new Battlestar Galactica 17. Alien Nation 18. Lost 19. Family Guy 20. Alias

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    oh, and a few more....

    by JacksParasites

    21. Batman: TAS 22. Thundercats 23. Gargoyles 24. Dungeons and Dragons 25. Scooby Doo Then of course all the real classics from classic sitcoms like Three's Company to Mission Impossible and The Avengers, etc., other classic cartoons. I mean, this list they gave us was insulting to good taste. They might as well put Americas Funniest Home Videos on the list.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Jacksparasites

    by haitu

    you do not have arrested development as any of your top 5s? sorry buddy but your list was going okay until that.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Six Feet Under?

    by silentearth2

    Is the greatest show I have ever seen. I have never been so engrossed, in love, and touched by a show in my life. Glad to see that Xena made the list tho... What a joke. Also.. Where in the hell is My So Called Life?

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Looks like it shit

    by Wyrdy the Gerbil

    Is shit..can all the British shows be removed so we can make our own top 50 list without most of the crap US shows on the list

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Top 20 Best Shows that were Canceled

    by Shermdawg

    15) Farscape

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Lists as like assholes

    by ATARI

    Everybody has one and they all stink.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    DAMN!!

    by ATARI

    The was supposed to be 'are', not 'as' ---- I hate Mondays!

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    This list is utter SHITE

    by Damned if I can login

    Since they ommitted:<p>Manimal<p>Now that was a ground breaking series.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Herc must have been looking for Buffy fan fiction......

    by Neo Zeed

    when discovering these lists. I liked Buffy too, but seasons 5-7 dragged MAJOR ass. Only when combined with the more solid spinoff Angel (as a complete whedonverse) could it be considered as the best show of all time. But I don't believe that kinda *show-fusion* is allowed. Besides, even if you think Buffy is the #1 show of all time....do you really wanna half defend a list that places Saved by The Bell over Seinfeld?! Get real.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    GOD-awful horrible list

    by coachaaron

    seinfeld at 41. worst pick of the list, this is easily a top 10 show. 24 at 38, to far back considering the format and the few great seasons they've had. lost at 37. a joke, this show isn't even done yet and it's already a top 15 ever. animaniacs at 31? this is ridiculous. jackass at 18? this is even more ridiculous. buffy at 1 and BSG at 3 are the only picks i like.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    WHERE'S...

    by cocolopez

    Honeymooners??? Also half of this list is cartoons- and not one of them The Flintstones or Jetsons. Six Feet Under not on the list? M.A.S.H.? Yeah- okay.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    This list was obviously...

    by Kid Z

    ... cooked up by a bunch just-out-of-college, Generation Y, emo kids. They're our future, guys! Yes... we ARE all doomed...

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    god help us

    by Bloo

    buffy at number 1, ok, now I know Buffy has it's fans but seriously, better then the Phil Silvers show, better then I love Lucy, better then the Andy Griffth Show, better then Mr. Ed, better then Cheers, better the NewsRadio, better then Larry Sanders, MASH? I can keep going<P>and don't accuse me of not watching Buffy, I watched Buffy until the UPN move becasue where I lived at didn't have WB.<P>and don't give me that "social message" crap, there were episodes of the original Star Trek and My 3 Sons that were more subtle then episodes of Buffy<P>another thing that pisses me off about Buffy was Joss Wheadon promised us there would not be a "very special episode" of Buffy where she has sex for the first time blah blah blah, then 2nd season BAM! and she had like 18 very special episodes maybe not all Buffy centritic but comeon<P>and the whole "dark universe" buffy universe was a rip off of Star Trek's Mirrior universe<P>HOWEVER I did see Once More with Feeling on FX I believe and that episode was amazing and my favorite episode was from the first season with the demon slayer ventrilquests dummy<P>see they always hinted at stuff like that, a much larger universe of demon and vampire hunters but outside of the Watchers they never really explored it IMHO<P>and seriously people can you take serious a list that has Saved by the Bell ahead of NewsRadio and other shows...Saved by the Bell should be in the toilet and yes sadly I watched Saved by the Bell

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Buffy #1???

    by Kid Z

    ...On what basis? It can't be FX, because any episode of Kolchak from the 70's had better FX than Buffy, even the one with the guy in the lizard suit that looked faker than a Gorn. Writing? C'mon! Acting? Not if you take Gellar's uh... "performance"... into account. No... Buffy obviously cannot be number 1 and this list was obviously concocted by the faggy goth-emo kids who sit behind the cafeteria at some junior high school in, like Des Moine, or some shit.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    And why all this fuss about some dumb-ass list...

    by Kid Z

    ... When the real news that Harry should be pushing is that Jessica Biel has signed on to appear NUDE in a film in which she will portray a STRIPPER!!!! I'm just wondering if I can buy my ticket now. Right now! RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Buffy #1! Buffy #1!

    by oisin5199

    Now most people here know I preach the Joss gospel, but even I wouldn't put Buffy up there as the best tv show ever. It's definitely in the top 10, but still. These lists are ridiculous because they're comparing genres, time periods, and styles that shouldn't even be on the same list. Seriously, how do you compare a popular 1950s sitcom with a late 1990s fantasy adventure series? You can't. And how the hell do you compare a game show to either one? Hell, you can barely compare Twilight Zone and Buffy, even though they're both fantasy/scifi - and I agree TZ should be tops. Moonlighting would have also been in my top 10, along with Sports Night, X-Files, Firefly, MASH, and I'm sure a bunch more I can't think of.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Here is my list of the greatest tv shows of all time

    by emeraldboy

    These were from a simpler time. NO cgi etc. Bosco wanderly wagon Den tv the ray d'arcy years. Play School Playaway Krackerjack. Mary mungo and midge Krystal Tipps and Alastair Dangermouse EmTv starring Rod Hull and emu. Going live. The best episode was when british Jackson 5 rip-off merchants five star came into the studio. Sarah Greene went to a caller who said I want to ask five star a question? Sarah green said ask away and this kid said I want to ask them why. Why are you so crap? you crap you are. your so fucking crap. Saturday superstore. The one where Baroness Thatcher killed the career of up coming band stone dead. Alive and kicking. The episode where two down syndrome children danced to music of the night. Brought a tear to my eye. not to mention the singing corner and the laundry. Swapshop and the multicoloured swapshop. The adventure game with Moira Stewart. The trap door.with the voice of willie rushton. Eureka With prof wilf Lung. Jigsaw. MT USA. Music television USa with the late great vinnie hanley. the most revolutionary tv show of the 1980s. The mighty NO disco the greatest music program rte ever made. the Late late show with gay byrne. greatest Irish broadcaster of the latter half of the twentieth century. longest running chatshow of all time. Up yours leno and letterman. It is now into its 44year. I think Miriam O callaghan will replace the boing kenny when he steps down. Back to the list. Father ted. Monty python The electric company. Arthur Murphys Mailbag. Points of view. Blizzard of odd with colin Murphy the early years. Who line is it any way with clive anderson. Clive anderson talks back. the clive anderson show. Clive to the bee gees: i understand you were once called le Tosseurs. at that point they all walked out. So, graham norton. Norton told Racquel Welch to shut up and stop being a bitch on tv. Blake Seven. Dr. Who the tom baker years. Press Gang. The mrs Merton Show. First two seasons of Kumars at no. 42. goodness gracious me. Black Books. First two eps of The it Crowd. which is coming back for second series. Finally Star stories. louis Theoux meets Jimmy Saville. LOuis theroux the search for micheal Jackson. The greatest doucmentary about Micheal Jackson ever braodcast and pounds bashir's pathetic doc into the ground ten times over and last but not least. Adam Curtis's peerless documentary the power of nightmaers the rise of the politics of fear. tv at its most commading and taylors hair raising documentary about al-qaeda 2.0 and Taylors work on Northern Ireland. The cook report. rise of the triads is one of the scariest pieces of tv that I have ever seen. A very british coup. Alan Bleasdales GBH. boys from the blackstuff. Victoria Woods' as seen on tv. The Royale family. Fraggle Rock. The great egg Race with Heinz wolf. tiswas. Dont just sit there with magnus pike. On safari with Christopher biggins. The adventures of Mister Rossi. Bagpus, the clangers and that output ofpostgate films. Newsnight Review the mark lawson years. Tom paulin hated everything the simply the most unmissable episode and this percipitated Paulins descision to leave the show was the night they reviewed bloody sunday. for once germaine greer had no idea what she was talking about and Pulin tore into her the way a wolf would a sheep. Paulin grew up in and lived in Northern Ireland and was living there when bloddy sunday occured.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Great List!

    by GravyAkira

    Just because of Buffy and The Wire at #1 and #2 of course. I couldnt have said it better myself. Wheres Angel though?

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Alias is #47...

    by couP

    Poetic justice.

  • Aug. 21, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    WHAT!!!!

    by BillyPilgrim

    NO MATLOCK!!! YOU BASTARDS!!!

  • Aug. 22, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    "Best of" lists are like assholes . . .

    by Movietool

    They stink.

  • Aug. 22, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Best of lists

    by skimn

    are like masturbation. All you end up with is a wad of jizz.

  • Aug. 22, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Annual "best of" lists make some sense

    by skimn

    Best of all time is just fucking stupid.