Re: Top 10 All-Time Television Shows
In no particular order (maybe I'll figure out a ranking later):
"Bonanza"-growing up in the 1960s, we only got one TV channel, the NBC affiliate (WSAZ-3). My dad and I both liked westerns. It was a family tradition that, after church on Sunday nights, at 9 p.m. we all had a big bowl of popcorn and gathered around the TV to watch the latest adventures of the Cartwright clan.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation"-I was a fan of the original series, but I thought that ST:TNG, once it started to hit its stride, had better scripts and much better acting, and was the better show.
"Spenser: For Hire"-smoky music, great Boston locations, and a wonderful cast. Robert Ulrich (R.I.P.) was good, and Avery Brooks as "Hawk" was great-I loved how Hawk would say "Spens-sah"
"Newhart"-Heath said that "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Newhart" were the same show. Nah...I liked the "The Bob Newhart Show" but "Newhart" made me laugh even more; best final episode ever.
"The Wonder Years"-Fred Savage's character was only one year younger than I was during the same era depicted in the show. Funny and poignant at the same time--Kevin still should've married Winnie in the end.
"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"-the king of late night has had no successor IMO.
"Petrocelli"-this show is little remembered today, but I enjoyed Barry Newman's depiction of an idealistic lawyer madly in love with his wife, played by Susan Howard. When this show was originally broadcast, I was in college, a prelaw major, and madly in love with someone I thought (incorrectly) would eventually be my wife.
"Night Court"-this show always made me laugh, and would do anything to get a laugh-terrific cast.
"Remington Steele"-I bought my first VCR just so I wouldn't miss a show back in the 1980s. Pierce Brosnan and Stephannie Zimbalist didn't get along, but they had great chemistry on screen.
"Cheers"-great ensemble, amazingly consistently funny.
"Alias"-one of the few shows I watched much of in recent years. Jennifer Garner was very good; Victor Gabler stole every scene.
"Magnum P.I."-who wouldn't want to be Thomas Magnum?
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
Last edited by RedsBaron; 03-23-2007 at 09:09 PM.