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What are your top ten all time favorite TV series?


Wow  we have covered quite a number of shows old and new in this group.  Makes me wonder, after all of the years and all of the shows, which ones you have loved above all others.  



Feel free to say why or comment if you would like to..



No restrictions.. comedy, drama,  reality, whatever you like.

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So many good shows over the years, it's tough to narrow the list to only 10, but these oldies top my list:

 

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

Ed Sullivan Show

Gilligan's Island

Bonanza

Star Trek 

Dallas

Columbo

Mission Impossible

Hart to Hart

Murphy Brown

 

Also, thanks to the poster who reminded me of Moonlighting; loved the chemistry between Bruce Willis and Cybill Sheppard!

 

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@MaVolta wrote:

So many good shows over the years, it's tough to narrow the list to only 10, but these oldies top my list:

 

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

Ed Sullivan Show

Gilligan's Island

Bonanza

Star Trek 

Dallas

Columbo

Mission Impossible

Hart to Hart

Murphy Brown

 

Also, thanks to the poster who reminded me of Moonlighting; loved the chemistry between Bruce Willis and Cybill Sheppard!

 


Moonlighting...  loved it!!!

 

Have to add   The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd   although I may have already mentioned it  and Ozzie and Harriet  : ) from way back there.

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Criminal Minds, Law & Order/Law & Order SVU, Bonanza, Columbo, Ed Sullivan Show (the era of variety shows including Perry Como, Andy Williams etc), Masterchef (all of them), Julia Child/Jacques Pepin, Masterpiece Theatre, Downton Abbey, Masterpiece Theatre

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These are the TV series I have liked so much that I blew hundreds of dollars of my hard earned pension on ordering the DVDs of all of the seasons they were on:

Columbo, Poirot, Monk, That Girl, Rhoda, The Goldbergs, Boston Legal, & Downton Abbey. When it disappears from the Hallmark Channel I'll see if I can get all the seasons of Diagnosis Murder. I also like Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes and, of course, Midsomer Murders, Murder She Wrote, and Inspector Morse.

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24-mash-all in the family-the waltons-the x-files-fringe-breaking bad-walking dead-lillyhammer-longmire
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NCIS:  all 3 of them

Criminal Minds and the newest one with Gary Sinise

Survivor

Hawaii 5-0

Blue Bloods

Code Black (when it was on)
Gold Conversationalist

Hill Street Blues

NYPD Blue

Manhunters-US Marshall Service

Lone Ranger

Highway Patrol

Simpsons

How It Is Made

 Pawnstars

Dragnet

Antique Road Show

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I don't know if I can name 10, but here goes:

All in the Family,

The Dean Martin Show

The Carol Burnett Show

The Big Bang Theory

AMC old movies

MASH

Mom

The Newlywed Game

 

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I'll just listmy favorite, which is VIKINGS.  The authenticity of the show is fantastic.  Even the stories are so much more interesting than most television shows, which are aimed at the uneducated.

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@rm41519114 wrote:

I'll just listmy favorite, which is VIKINGS.  The authenticity of the show is fantastic.  Even the stories are so much more interesting than most television shows, which are aimed at the uneducated.


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Love the Vikings   it is great..  there is a topic just for that show!

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Okay.............I haven't seen any of these mentioned but I'm weird I guess.

 

From back when............

McGuyver

Bonanza

and way back when....... Annie Oakley (my idol),  The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, Cisco Kid, Wyatt Earp, all the Westerns.  I'm a horse lover & Cowgirl at heart so.....................

Also, more recent,

Covert Affairs which is off the air now

Face Off on SyFy

Criminal Minds

Grimm

Sleepy Hollow

Madam Secretary

Reign

Scorpion

Code Black

Blue Bloods

and Animal Shows from PBS, Animal Planet & Nat Geo Wild

Nothing real heavy or complicated.

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@misscalicokitty

 

Lots of people love the older shows..

 

I love Face Off  

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My top ten all gime favorite TV series include:

Game of Thrones

The Walking Dead

Castle

NCIS, all of them

Major Crimes

Lost in Space (a childhood fav)

Petticoat Junction
The Beverly Hillbillies

Big Love

Supernatural

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Not in any particular order:

 

M*A*S*H

St. Elsewhere

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Angel

CSI (all 4)

Supernatural

Star Trek (all but Enterprise)

Stargate SG-1

Downton Abbey

The Thorn Birds

 

Runners Up:

 

The West Wing

Grey's Anatomy

Chicago Fire

Streets of San Francisco

The Wild Wild West

Night Court

Monk

House

Bones

Castle

Magnum PI

Barney Miller

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1.  Friday Night Lights

2.  Tour of Duty

3.  Magnum, P.I.

4.  Night Court

5.  The Dick Van Dyke Show

6.  WKRP in Cincinnati

7.  Hill Street Blues

8.  Due North

9.  The Adventures of Briscoe County, Jr.

10. Ally Mc Beal

 

Honorable Mention (Could easily have been in Top Ten!)

 

Blue Bloods

Remington Steele

I Spy

Quantum Leap

Friends

Deep Space Nine

McHales Navy

Band of Brothers

Alias

Burn Notice

 

 

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Desperate Housewives #1. Other than that I've never been much of a TV watcher. Have enjoyed The Amazing Race and Blue Bloods recently though.
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My top ten is as follows:

1.  Chicago Med

2.  Chicago P.D

3.  Law & Order SVU

4.  Blue Bloods

5.  Chicago Fire

6.  Scandal

7.  Blindspot

8.  Scorpion

9.  The Good Wife

10. Madam Secretary

 

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1. Game of thrones, 2.X files, 3 Seinfeld, 4. CSI, 5. Sopranos 6. Star Trek (both), 7. House, 8. Law and Order (orig), 9. Ray Donovan, 10. Cheers. Plus too many more like True Detective.
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Hawaii 5-0 "the new one, not the older one"

Rizolli & Isles

Days of Our Lives

Petticoat Junction

The Middle

Chicago Fire

Chicago PD

Chicago Med

I Love Lucy

Last Man Standing

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01: Grizzly Adams

02: Star Trek

03: Doctor Who

04: Star Trek The Next Generation

05: The Jack Benny Show

06: Mash

07: Have Gun Will Travel

08: Bat Masterson

09: Wild Wild West

10: Combat

11: The Twilight Zone

12: The Outer Limits

 

Okay, that's twelve. I could go on and on. So many favorites over so many years since that first old black and white Admiral tv arrived.

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                                          All In The Family

                                          Seinfeld

                                          Monty Python's Flying Circus

                                          M*A*S*H

                                          Married With Children

                                          Cheers

                                          Addams Family

                                          Shameless

                                          Trailer Park Boys

                                          True Blood

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Well #1 would definitely be "Criminal Minds" because Shemar Moore is the most gorgeous man on earth! !! (I think so anyway ) And the acting is phenomenal ,from all characters! !!!! #2 Bones #3 Walking dead #4 Talking dead #5 The Grinder #5 Walker Texas Ranger #6 Glades (Not happy they cancelled it )#7 Longmire #8 Bates Motel #9Mom #10 Dateline
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John From Cincinnati-HBO

Sons of Anarchy

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In no particular order:

 

Mad Men

The Bob Newhart Show

Lou Grant

The Paper Chase

Quincy, M.E.

The Big Bang Theory

Family

Adam 12

Seinfeld

Law & Order

 

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Yes!! Lou Grant with Ed Asner!
LA Law
Combat
Barnaby Jones
Nip & Tuck
Columbo
House
Hill Street Blues
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In Response to Re: What are your top ten all time favorite TV series?:



Maverick 



Wild Wild West



Avengers



Have Gun Will Travel



West Wing



Big Valley



Dick Van Dyke



Dark Shadows



Star Trek



Columbo



Posted by smcook142



Hi and thanks for sharing!



I remember back in the day LOL  when westerns were the most popular thing on TV ..  Loved Wild Wild West.

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Maverick 



Wild Wild West



Avengers



Have Gun Will Travel



West Wing



Big Valley



Dick Van Dyke



Dark Shadows



Star Trek



Columbo

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Re:Sky King..."Out of the blue of the Western sky comes...Sky King!"



One of my favorite TV shows as a kid. Penny was his niece, not his daughter.



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Oh OK   yes I remember it : )

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Re:Sky King..."Out of the blue of the Western sky comes...Sky King!"



One of my favorite TV shows as a kid. Penny was his niece, not his daughter.

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Sopranos



X Files



M A S H



SNL



NOVA



House



ER



Mickey Mouse Club



Superman



Eight is Enough



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The Sopranos   loved it! and the Xfiles as well.

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