August 06, 2005

10 TV Shows

Jeff Jarvis wants your top 10 greatest, not obvious, [whatever that means] shows.

I may add more later, but... Warning: bizarre sense of humor approaching:
1) The Muppet Show. Nearly every show had something that made me laugh, and often the guests really got into the whole scene.
2) Invader Zim. Insightful social commentary on what it means to be human. Plus, crazy, fucked up alien antics.
3) Happy Days [growing up, anyway; I suspect I couldn't watch it now]. Often funny, sometimes somewhat serious. Characters I cared about, to some extent.
4) Dukes of Hazzard. Shut up.
5) World Wrestling Federation. A scripted sporting event. Extremely well done for what it was- tales of good and evil, usually good would win, but not always.
6) Survivor [first season]. Not the first reality TV show, but the one that brought the idea of Reality TV into America's households.

Those are off the top of my head. Looking at Jeff's post and the comments, I'll add:

7) Monty Python's Flying Circus. Several movie spinoffs, funny shit.
8) Star Trek/ ST:TNG/ ST:DS9. If I had to pick just one, I'd go with the original, although it isn't what I prefer to watch now. [leading perhaps to a nod for Babylon 5?] [or the current Battlestar/ Stargate/ Firefly?]
9) Several people mentioned Iron Chef [way wacky, although less so with Iron Chef America], but if I go with a cooking show I would also prefer Good Eats.
X) Sorry, news is crap, and it's been crap for years, we just have alternatives now. Nothing for 48 hours, 60 minutes, etc....
10) My inner child wants Scooby Doo, which I spent way too much time watching growing up. Eh, maybe.

Hat tip: Full of Crap, who is doing his blogathon. Show him some love.

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