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Rinc -> The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (6/11/2011 8:06:59 PM)

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So itís that time of year again. After being way too busy earlier in the year to set this up, I am now embracing work avoidance and would like to see what you the people of Empire would like to crown as their 2011 champion (this may well run into 2012 though). The Wire retained its crown in 2010 and could become the first television show to capture three straight titles in this illustrious competition. But can its nearest rivals for the last two years, Band of Brothers and two times champion The Simpsons, defeat the Baltimore juggernaut? Can another show challenge and will the top 7 remain the same for the third straight year? Will some of the big hitters such as 24 and Lost suffer from being well over? Will new shows since the last vote like Game of Thrones or An Idiot Abroad make an appearance? And more importantly will Cheers finally gain its rightful place in the top 10?

This year there are changes to the way votes are counted and how many shows you can vote for. So have a read of the rules and get voting:

1. You must vote for a top 40, top 20 or a top 10. It is up to you whether which of these you choose but be aware that the same points system applies to all three so your number 1 will get 50pts whichever one you do. Here's a handy example of how to vote:

1. Rainbow (50 Points)
2. In the Night Garden (49 Points)
3. Saved by the Bell (48 Points)
4. Knightmare (47 Points)
5. Going Live (46 Points)
6. Thundercats (45 Points)
7. Dungeons and Dragons (44 Points)
8. He-Man (43 Points)
9. The Wuzzles (42 Points)
10. The Raccoons (41 Points)
11. Gummi Bears (40 Points)
12. Jase and the Wheeled Warriors (39 Points)
13. T-Bag (38 Points)
14. Trapdoor (37 Points)
15. The Riddlers (36 Points)
16. Centurions (35 Points)
17. Fraggle Rock (34 Points)
18. Denver the Last Dinosaur (33 Points)
19. Inspector Gadget (32 Points)
20. Ducktales (31 Points)
21. Muppet Babies (30 Points)
22. Teddy Ruxpin (29 Points)
23. Get Along Gang (28 Points)
24. Heathcliff (27 Points)
25. James the Cat (26 Points)
26. World in Action (25 Points)
27. Count Duckula (24 Points)
28. Henry's Cat (23 Points)
29. The Mysterious Cities of Gold (22 Points)
30. Galaxy High (21 Points)
31. Sharky and George (20 Points)
32. California Dreams (19 Points)
33. Bananas in Pyjamas (18 Points)
34. Bucky O'Hare (17 Points)
35. Captain Planet (16 Points)
36. Jamie and the Magic Torch (15 Points)
37. Hangin' with Mr Cooper (14 Points)
38. Once Upon a Time...Life (13 Points)
39. Poddington Peas (12 Points)
40. Out of This World (11 Points)


2. The votes will be counted by myself and Rawlinson.

3. If anyone wishes to amend their list before the closing date please quote your original list and post your new one. That is vital as I count as you post and will not be going back to check on lists I have already counted. You can also PM your list to myself if you don't want it to appear on this thread.

4. The closing date is 30th March. And Iím happy for anyone to PM me about blurbs they'd like to do, you can probably guess a few shows that will feature.

5. You must have a minimum of 5 posts in the forum to be able to vote.

6. If you are voting for a show that has been remade (eg. Battlestar Galactica) or remade in a different country (eg. The Office, Wallander) please specify which year/country you are referring to.

Every year we have a few queries about the eligibility of certain programmes and whether some series can be grouped together or not. So to pre-empt anymore queries these are the ones that have been queried and are eligible:

Das Boot
Fanny and Alexander
Dekalog


And here are ones that we deemed acceptable to group together:

David Attenborough Life Series
Michael Palin Travel Documentaries
Doctor Who (old and new)
Derren Brown shows
Quatermass (including I, II, Experiment and the PIt)
Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe/Newswipe
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy/Smiley's People
Yes Minister/Yes Primer Minister

And these have to be counted separately:

CSI, CSI Miami and CSI New York
Knowing Me, Knowing You and Iím Alan Partridge


All the above will be added to if anymore queries come up.

And just in case you want a reminder of the previous poll results and the winners::

2006 - The Simpsons
2007 - The Simpsons
2009 - The Wire
2010 - The Wire

Or you want to remind yourself who you voted for last year:

2010 votes

I'd also like to point you in the direction of Your Funny Uncle's poll for the top 100 TV characters which is being run here. Hopefully voting in either list will inspire you to vote in the other.




paul_ie86 -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (6/11/2011 8:20:03 PM)

The campaign to get Popular in begins here. WATCH POPULAR!

1. Battlestar Galactica (2004)
2. Doctor Who
3. Blackadder
4. Community
5. The West Wing
6. In Treatment
7. Breaking Bad
8. South Park
9. Popular
10. Father Ted

11. Arrested Development
12. Red Dwarf
13. Freaks and Geeks
14. Futurama
15. Frasier
16. Parks and Recreation
17. The Singing Detective
18. Brass Eye
19. Boardwalk Empire
20. Pushing Daisies

21. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
22. Daria
23. Sherlock
24. Band of Brothers
25. Angels in America
26. Peep Show
27. I'm Alan Partridge
28. Jam
29. Black Books
30. The Simpsons

31. The IT Crowd
32. The Office (US)
33. The Day Today
34. Firefly
35. Mad Men
36. Misfits
37. Third Rock From The Sun
38. The Inbetweeners
39. Charlie Brooker's _______wipe
40. Scrubs




matty_b -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (6/11/2011 8:25:54 PM)

1) Doctor Who
2) The Wire
3) The Office (UK)
4) Band of Brothers
5) Cracker
6) Father Ted
7) The West Wing
8) Lost
9) The Shield
10) Frasier
11) Blackadder
12) Battlestar Galactica
13) Arrested Development
14) The Simpsons
15) Porridge
16) Life on Mars
17) Only Fools and Horses
18) Peep Show
19) Dexter
20) Threads




impqueen -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (6/11/2011 8:28:53 PM)

I'm in, don't think I sent a list last year being away. Not Only... But Also is eligible right?





paul_ie86 -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (6/11/2011 8:29:03 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b

1) Doctor Who
2) The Wire
3) The Office (UK)
4) Band of Brothers
5) Cracker
6) Father Ted
7) The West Wing
8) Lost
9) The Shield
10) Frasier
11) Blackadder
12) Battlestar Galactica
13) Arrested Development
14) The Simpsons
15) Porridge
16) Life on Mars
17) Only Fools and Horses
18) Peep Show
19) Dexter
20) Threads



That was quick.

Is this page just for reserving places for you list actually?




Rinc -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (6/11/2011 8:34:08 PM)

You can put your list here or chat about lists, I don't mind.




Rinc -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (6/11/2011 8:34:47 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen

I'm in, don't think I sent a list last year being away. Not Only... But Also is eligible right?



Of course!




paul_ie86 -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (6/11/2011 8:55:11 PM)

Edited my list into my first post.




rawlinson -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (6/11/2011 11:34:16 PM)

1. Not Only... But Also
2. The Wire
3. The Singing Detective
4. The Prisoner
5. The Strange World of Gurney Slade
6. The Sopranos
7. David Attenborough
8. Blackadder
9. A Bit of Fry & Laurie
10. Brideshead Revisited
11. Father Ted
12. Dr. Who
13. Sgt Bilko
14. Edge of Darkness
15. Monty Python's Flying Circus
16. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy/Smiley's People
17. Quatermass
18. One Foot in the Grave
19. Frasier
20. Hancock's Half Hour
21. The League of Gentlemen
22. Steptoe & Son
23. The Larry Sanders Show
24. Auf Wiedersehen Pet
25. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
26. The Avengers
27. Seinfeld
28. Pennies from Heaven
29. The Likely Lads/Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?
30. Homicide: Life on the Streets
31. Fawlty Towers
32. I, Claudius
33. Still Game
34. My So Called Life
35. Ripping Yarns
36. Twin Peaks
37. Mr. Show with Bob and David
38. The Wonder Years
39. Fishing with John
40. The Adventures of Pete and Pete

Rinc, I grouped Likely Lads with Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads and Tinker Tailor with Smiley's People. Can you let me know if they're ok?




rick_7 -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 10:49:23 AM)

1. Brideshead Revisited
2. Veronica Mars
3. Bagpuss
4. Press Gang
5. My So-Called Life
6. Pushing Daisies
7. Party Down
8. Sherlock
9. Old Bear
10. The Phil Silvers Show

11. The Clangers
12. Blackadder (Goes Forth if we have to pick one)
13. Edge of Darkness
14. Our Friends in the North
15. The Jewel in the Crown
16. Freaks and Geeks
17. Parks and Recreation
18. The Kingdom (von Trier)
19. South Park
20. Cranford

21. Community
22. The War Game
23. Brass Eye
24. Not Only... But Also
25. The Forsyte Saga ('66 version)
26. Peep Show
27. Arrested Development
28. Father Ted
29. Millennium (2009)
30. P'tang Yang Kipperbang

31. Ivor the Engine
32. The Chronicles of Narnia
33. The Glittering Prizes
34. Wonderfalls
35. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
36. Dad's Army
37. The Day Today
38. Spaced
39. Alfonso Bonzo
40. Maid Marian




Harry Tuttle -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 11:30:23 AM)

01. The Simpsons
02. Band of Brothers
03. Blackadder
04. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy/Smiley's People
05. Boardwalk Empire
06. David Attenborough's Life Series
07. Spaced
08. Doctor Who
09. Firefly
10. Futurama

11. Fawlty Towers
12. Battlestar Galactica
13. Rome
14. The Office (UK)
15. I'm Alan Partridge
16. The Thick of It
17. Fringe
18. Malcolm in the Middle
19. Lost
20. Phoenix Nights

21. Red Dwarf
22. Father Ted
23. QI
24. Family Guy
25. Maid Marion and her Merry Men (ta to Rick for the memory jog)
26. Have I Got News For You
27. Fresh Prince of Bel Air
28. Peep Show
29. The Day Today
30. Frasier

31. Ulysses 31
32. Friends
33. Screenwipe/Newswipe
34. The Mighty Boosh
35. M*A*S*K*
36. Curb Your Enthusiasm
37. Mysterious Cities of Gold
38. Top Gear
39. The Pacific
40. An Idiot Abroad

I haven't finished watching The Wire, The Borgias, Game of Thrones or the first series of Breaking Bad yet so they weren't even in consideration.




DeppBurtonAlliance -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 12:18:52 PM)

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer                   50 Points
2. Spaced
3. Firefly
4. How I Met Your Mother
5. I'm Alan Partridge
6. Supernatural
7. The X Files
8. Angel
9. Lost
10. Bottom
11. Only Fools and Horses
12. Friends
13. House
14. 24
15. The Simpsons
16. Blackadder
17. Family Guy
18. A Bit of Fry and Laurie
19. South Park
20. Extras
21. Breaking Bad
22. The Walking Dead
23. Castle
24. True Blood
25. Arrested Development
26. Mad Dogs
27. QI
28. Brass Eye
29. One Foot In The Grave
30. Pushing Daisies
31. Criminal Minds
32. The Mentalist
33. Black Books
34. Born Survivor
35. Kenan & Kel
36. Jonathan Creek
37. Sons of Anarchy
38. Pokemon
39. Goosebumps
40. Johnny Bravo




Rinc -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 6:47:05 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

I haven't finished watching The Wire, The Borgias, Game of Thrones or the first series of Breaking Bad yet so they weren't even in consideration.


I've just started watching Breaking Bad. Really good so far, might have a chance of getting in my top 40. Finish watching The Wire, it's guaranteed to be high up your list!

Also Rick when are you going to watch The Wire? Unless of course you have and it hasn't got in your list. [:(]




rick_7 -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:12:53 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rinc

Also Rick when are you going to watch The Wire? Unless of course you have and it hasn't got in your list. [:(]

It's on my "to do" list, but I've got quite a lot on at the moment and I gather that it's 17 series of 104 episodes each. And apparently it doesn't have that many jokes in. I know it's supposed to be amazing, though, and I will get round to it one day. For now, though, I'm just starting series two of Downton. [:D]




Rinc -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:14:32 PM)

Don't bother with the second series of Downton. Seriously don't bother. [:D]




rick_7 -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:15:23 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rinc

Don't bother with the second series of Downton. Seriously don't bother. [:D]

I thought when Sybil said she wanted to learn how to boil an egg that it was going to be a cameo for Fellowes, with someone just immersing his head in hot water.




Rinc -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:21:13 PM)

That wouldn't be a bad idea. [:D]




demoncleaner -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:26:22 PM)

Has anyone got a handy link to last year's submissions I don't appear to have saved mine.




Rinc -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:27:17 PM)

In the first post down the bottom Demon.




demoncleaner -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:32:23 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rinc

In the first post down the bottom Demon.


Schweeet[sm=happy34.gif]




Harry Lime -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:34:26 PM)

What about Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy and Smiley's People? Are they together or separate?




Harry Lime -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:35:21 PM)

And Yes Minister/ Yes Prime Minister for that matter?




Rinc -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 7:37:17 PM)

Both together.




Harry Lime -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 8:54:12 PM)

I'm sure that I've missed some stormers. I'm happy with the top 20...

01. Our Friends in The North (1996)
02. Planet Earth (2006)
03. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy/ Smiley's People (1979-1982)
04. Band of Brothers (2001)
05. A History of Britain by Simon Schama (2000-2002)
06. The West Wing (1999-2006)
07. Blackadder (1983-1989)
08. This Life (1996-1997)
09. 24 (2001-2010)
10. Sharpe (1993-2008)

11. The X-Files (1993-2002)
12. Question Time (1979-)
13. Red Dwarf (1988-1999)
14. Minder (1979-1994)
15. Threads (1984)
16. Father Ted (1995-1998)
17. Quantum Leap (1989-1993)
18. State of Play (2003)
19. Yes Minister/ Yes Prime Minister (1980-1988)
20. Cranford (2007)

21. Spitting Image (1984-1996)
22. Have I Got News For You (1990-)
23. Prime Suspect (1991-2006)
24. University Challenge (1962-)
25. House of Cards (1990)
26. Brass Eye (1997-2001)
27. John Adams (2008)
28. Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994-1995)
29. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (1985-1987)
30. The Simpsons (1989-)

31. The Sopranos (1999-2007)
32. The Young Ones (1982-1984)
33. Sherlock (2010-)
34. Rising Damp (1974-1978)
35. QI (2003-)
36. Cheers (1982-1993)
37. The OC (2003-2007)
38. The Mentalist (2008-)
39. The Daily Show (1996-)
40. The Pacific (2010)




rick_7 -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 9:38:17 PM)

Bugger, I forgot Cranford. That programme made me cry like a girl. As did forgetting to vote for it.




Rinc -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 10:11:22 PM)

Edit it in if you want.




theoriginalcynic -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (8/11/2011 10:31:13 PM)

1 Buffy
2 Frasier
3 Veronica Mars
4 Friends
5 Quantum Leap
6 ALF
7 The Big Bang Theory
8 True Blood
9 Blackadder
10 Fawlty Towers
11 Angel
12 Firefly
13 V (original)
14 Lost Girl
15 Doctor Who
16 Family Guy
17 Dexter
18 Modern Family
19 8 Simple Rules
20 My so called life






Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (9/11/2011 5:52:37 AM)

1. Wallace and Gromit
2. The X-Files
3. ER
4. Band Of Brothers
5. The Muppet Show
6. The Shield
7. Dad's Army
8. Deadwood
9. Fawlty Towers
10. Sesame Street

11. The West Wing
12. Due South
13. Lonesome Dove
14. Battlestar Galactica
15. Third Watch
16. Hill Street Blues
17. One Foot In The Grave
18. 24
19. Scrubs
20. The Sopranos

21. Frasier
22. St Elsewhere
23. Mr Men (original)
24. Only Fools and Horses
25. Friends
26. Everybody Loves Raymond
27. Michael Palin travel documentaries
28. Maid Marian and her Merry Men
29. Dexter
30. 30 Rock

31. The Wire
32. Lost
33. Dharma and Greg
34. Supernatural
35. M*A*S*H
36. The Munsters
37. Being Human
38. The Onedin Line
39. The Forsythe Saga (2002)
40. Law and Order




Harry Tuttle -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (9/11/2011 2:21:12 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Rinc


quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

I haven't finished watching The Wire, The Borgias, Game of Thrones or the first series of Breaking Bad yet so they weren't even in consideration.


I've just started watching Breaking Bad. Really good so far, might have a chance of getting in my top 40. Finish watching The Wire, it's guaranteed to be high up your list!

Also Rick when are you going to watch The Wire? Unless of course you have and it hasn't got in your list. [:(]


I'm going to have to start watching The Wire from the start again methinks. It's been ages since I last watched it and I'd only got about half way through series 1. I'm currently struggling to find the time to finish watching Game of Thrones so 4 full series of The Wire might be pushing it [:D]




Rinc -> RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2011 (9/11/2011 7:18:53 PM)

It took me a little while to get into it Harry, well certainly the first few episodes where I didn't know who anyone was and didn't understand half of what they were saying made me struggle slightly. By the end of the first season I thought it was really good but it was really only halfway through the fifth season that it finally dawned on me that it was one of the greatest tv shows I'd ever seen. Maybe it's because I watched all five series without ever stopping and pausing for breath but I watched it a second time and it was even better. Definitely the best I've seen.




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