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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 8/4/2008 5:40:38 PM   
theoriginalcynic

 

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ORIGINAL: philip_81

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Actually L Boy doesnt speak the truth, I do! As it was me that said that, and yes philip I feel no shame in saying that and nor should I.


Make sure if you reply to this post to squeeze in any more 'comic book/fantasy' stereotypes you can think of, being as none of the ones you have already used fit me and I am feeling left out!

You know, I just checked back. Sorry Llanelli boy, it was this dude that posted it. My bad my Welsh hombre.

Ahem, as for you, my man, you have Martin Blank as your name, The Fett as your avatar, Shaolin Monk as your little sig, and you come out with Buffy beats The Sopranos...... Hmmm you aint cool man.
My suggestions: 1 Rename yourself Mr. Buffy 2 Change your avatar to C3po, and in place of Shaolin Monk put, Sissy Girl....
That should just about cover it......


Says the guy with the pirates avatar - a disney film ha ha ha

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 8/4/2008 5:44:22 PM   
theoriginalcynic

 

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You would Buffy boy... Say, who's winning that game of Dungeons and Dragons??? You still working in Krusty Burger? And how's your acne coming along??


Dungeons and dragons never played it.  Krusty Burger isn't real and I don't have acne do you?

Buffy rules get over it...move along there's nothing to see here

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 8/4/2008 10:00:00 PM   
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You've used the words 'rules' 'dude' and 'lol'.....are you a frat boy by any chance!

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 8/4/2008 10:50:40 PM   
mustbebunnies


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wow, havent been back on this thread for a while, can't believe people are still so distressed about a website poll...

cant we all just agree to disagree, shake hands, and go back to watching tv..?

 
 
ps long live the worship of Buffy! :p

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 8:42:22 AM   
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ORIGINAL: mustbebunnies

wow, havent been back on this thread for a while, can't believe people are still so distressed about a website poll...

cant we all just agree to disagree, shake hands, and go back to watching tv..?

 
 
ps long live the worship of Buffy! :p

Amen hombre, amen. Sick to my balls of talking about it at this point.... I'm over it.

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 8:45:04 AM   
philip_81


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ORIGINAL: theoriginalcynic

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ORIGINAL: philip_81

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ORIGINAL: MartinBlank76

Actually L Boy doesnt speak the truth, I do! As it was me that said that, and yes philip I feel no shame in saying that and nor should I.


Make sure if you reply to this post to squeeze in any more 'comic book/fantasy' stereotypes you can think of, being as none of the ones you have already used fit me and I am feeling left out!

You know, I just checked back. Sorry Llanelli boy, it was this dude that posted it. My bad my Welsh hombre.

Ahem, as for you, my man, you have Martin Blank as your name, The Fett as your avatar, Shaolin Monk as your little sig, and you come out with Buffy beats The Sopranos...... Hmmm you aint cool man.
My suggestions: 1 Rename yourself Mr. Buffy 2 Change your avatar to C3po, and in place of Shaolin Monk put, Sissy Girl....
That should just about cover it......


Says the guy with the pirates avatar - a disney film ha ha ha

Hmmm... You make a good point Buffy Boy.. Anyways, if you look at my last post you'll see I've grown tired of this babbling squabbling shit. So debate Buffy all you want dude, I'm done.
Peace

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 9:50:21 AM   
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What the.......?!!!?  This has to be the most contentious top 50 of all time!  Where did these people come from?  Why is every incarnation of Trek (sorry..what about poor Voyager and Enterprise) so low??  Where the HELL is The Prisoner - flat out the best TV show of ALL time?

I could go on.

But I think I'll go tear up my AICN membership.

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 2:04:45 PM   
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Clearly what Empire should have done is group the votes in age ranges or something.  That way Simpsons, Sex and the City, Lost and Heroes etc would have been high on the list for the under 10's, chavs and those on the dole, whilst more quality filled tv like Oz, Carnivale, Weeds etc would have actually been on the list in the first feckin place.  Buffy was good, but only cos the ladies were sexy.  Even Glory, and she was a bitch.  Not a better show that a lot on that list though and I bet Joss Whedon would agree.  He is a massive BSG fan so he would probably swap the results!

Now end this. Silly people.  Lets talk about something else.  Weather's mad eh?!

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 3:14:09 PM   
JamesMcManus1

 

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Yeh lets end talking about the poll on...... wait for it....a thread dedicated to the poll in the first place!

If you don't want to contribute, nobody is forcing you...there are plenty of other threads on here to bitch about.

Further proof that you don't need thumbs to type!


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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 3:26:07 PM   
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JamesMcManus1, will you please stop being so rude to people?

I've had to ask you before and it's getting really boring now, to be honest.

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 3:43:57 PM   
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I love when you give out to people....

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 4:25:40 PM   
Cleric John Preston

 

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ORIGINAL: mcbadabing

Clearly what Empire should have done is group the votes in age ranges or something.  That way Simpsons, Sex and the City, Lost and Heroes etc would have been high on the list for the under 10's, chavs and those on the dole,


Not sure what it says about you if you'd let a child under 10 watch Sex and the City....

Hmmmmm...why insult people who voted for those shows on the forum where the majority of the voters post? And is it so hard to believe that something like Oz just isn't for some people? As good a show as it is, it's a bit of a hard watch.



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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 4:48:08 PM   
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I think the list was inappropriate. Alot of fantastic shows should have been listed and were excluded. I am a sci-fi buff so having Farscape listed as 45 was an insult. It should have been in the top 20 with Buffy, Angel and Firefly! At least those were correct!

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 9/4/2008 10:42:10 PM   
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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 10/4/2008 10:42:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Cleric John Preston

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ORIGINAL: mcbadabing

Clearly what Empire should have done is group the votes in age ranges or something.  That way Simpsons, Sex and the City, Lost and Heroes etc would have been high on the list for the under 10's, chavs and those on the dole,


Not sure what it says about you if you'd let a child under 10 watch Sex and the City....

Hmmmmm...why insult people who voted for those shows on the forum where the majority of the voters post? And is it so hard to believe that something like Oz just isn't for some people? As good a show as it is, it's a bit of a hard watch.




Or even a kid under 10 watching Lost, maybe Heroes however. Really why do people still insist on insulting others for having a different favourite show. Speaking for myself when i come home from a hard days work and sit down in front of the telly, i just want to watch something that is enjoyable and entertaining. Which is why i pick Lost and 24. I do not however want to sit down to the gritty, violent drama of the Godfather compressed into an hour which is The Sopranos. That is for another time. Now dont get me wrong im sure the Sopronos is a brilliant show and all, its just not the sort of thing i like to watch on TV. Im sure other people feel the same only with different favourites.


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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 10/4/2008 10:53:53 AM   
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I think most of the problem was down to the headline - 50 Greatest Shows. That leads to arguments.

Favourites shows - as the sub-headline in the poll actually called for - different kettle of fish entirely. You can't tell anyone what their favourite show is.

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 10/4/2008 2:34:44 PM   
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This Life didn't even make the list! OR the Mighty Boosh. And yet Scrubs, Friends and frickin' LOST can rate so highly. How safe, boring and predictable.

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 10/4/2008 3:32:24 PM   
JamesMcManus1

 

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Think my continual amazement at certain shows undeserved high place on this list does come down to it being titled GREATEST tv shows of all time.

If it was most popular tv shows of all time...there's no disputing the polling results for that, as the most votes would win it.

Agreed lets move on from Buffy.....bit on the dull side now!

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 10/4/2008 7:39:34 PM   
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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 10/4/2008 9:40:48 PM   
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Ok, now I know I am too old to read Empire. Fifty best shows of all time? You mean the best US shows of the last ten years or so perhaps. Where's Dennis Potter, Edge of Darkness, I Claudius etc?


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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 10/4/2008 9:43:26 PM   
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I voted for Edge of Darkness

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 10/4/2008 11:36:45 PM   
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Copy and paste reply form: (originally by Angelus)

''I can't believe anyone voted for ________ let alone that it placed above ________. The fans must be a bunch of _______ _______ who have no ________ whereas I am clearly _______ and ________ superior for liking ________. And what about _______, how the ________ did that get in there? You're all a bunch of ________!''



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I can't believe anyone voted for south park let alone that it placed above star trek. The fans must be a bunch of intelligent people who have no insecruity whereas I am clearly perfect and infinatley superior for liking comedy. And what about my cat in the neghbours attic, how the fudge did that get in there? You're all a bunch of well rounded gentleman/ladies!

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 11/4/2008 10:42:27 AM   
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Hi! Im'n new here. I just finished to see the classific of 50 best show of all the time and I'm wondering why there isn't Gilmore Girls!!! I can't believe that! in my opinion it would have been at first place but thefact that you consider recent show like Prison Break, Heroes, Veronica Mars and you don't consider at all Gilmore Girls make me really really sad! I find really unfair that you put in the classific three version of star trek, 2 Matt groening works and forget Gilmore Girls! 

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 11/4/2008 10:57:02 AM   
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Hi! Im'n new here. I just finished to see the classific of 50 best show of all the time and I'm wondering why there isn't Gilmore Girls!!! I can't believe that! in my opinion it would have been at first place but thefact that you consider recent show like Prison Break, Heroes, Veronica Mars and you don't consider at all Gilmore Girls make me really really sad! I find really unfair that you put in the classific three version of star trek, 2 Matt groening works and forget Gilmore Girls! 


Apart from the fact many may consider it twee and often annoying - have you considered the more likely fact that most voters have never heard of it as it has never appeared on a terrestrial or freeview channel over here?

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 11/4/2008 1:33:20 PM   
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You've got to love the way so many people have to swear on this forum. What's wrong with you people? Not enough intellect to get you're opinions across without effin and jeffin?

Still, the list order is debatable but the exclusion of Stargate SG1 is a travesty. Oh, and the reason Knight Rider isn't in the list is because it was the same story every episode. "daddy/daughter gets kidnapped. Michael has to drive rather quickly to get to the kidnappers before something dastardly happens".
Sheesh!

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 11/4/2008 2:52:10 PM   
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Aww dudes! Where is Teachers? Brian And Kurt R.I.P, deserve better!! I dont think any of my top five made it unfortunately.
Hey Empire is there anyway you could put the rest of the list online in vote order? top 100 or 150? I reckon it could make interesting reading to see who just missed out, and to see where my picks came.

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 12/4/2008 12:42:05 AM   
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I can't believe that Charmed isn't on the list....

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 12/4/2008 7:37:05 PM   
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My two cents:

The Simpsons has been exceptional in the past, if you take series 4-8 then that truly is the greatest TV of all time. However, its inconsistency means that it can't fill the top spot.

The greatest TV show of all time has been on for eleven years now and has never once faltered in producing the best entertainment you can get on the small screen. It features a large cast of characters, but unlike Futurama or Family Guy or even The Simpsons there is not one weak link. It produces on point, breathtaking satire at a constant rate, effortlessly creating a unique spin on the insanity that is modern pop-culture, media, paranoia and politics, and unlike a show that criminally finished five spaces above it on the poll, it feels no need to shoehorn in these observations alongside jokes about giant chickens. It is, of course, South Park.

Also, screw the SFX, TOS is far superior to TNG. So there.

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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 12/4/2008 10:27:05 PM   
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Was wondering did anyone put any anime in their top five list??




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RE: The 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time - 13/4/2008 4:50:16 PM   
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Found quite a few omissions from this list, it appears it was definately done mostly as a post 1990 list
Why was a fantastic show like Quantum Leap only at 50? and an equally great show like the Pretender misses out entirely? yet dribble like Lost (hey it's all a dream in the fat guy's head) and boofhead the vampire slayer get so high on the list. It was fantastic to see Red Dwarf  and Futurama make the list.
Star trek voyager and enterprise could have made it and where were the classic shows like the flintstones, MASH etc. maybe there should be a greatest classic tv shows list for everything pre 1990 that missed out and a classic sci-fi list as well

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