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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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That would be an ever-changing list, but if I was somehow stranded on an uncharted island with the ability to watch some T.V. each day, I'd want some variety:

NOVA

Futurama

Frontline

The Red Green Show

Star Trek is a toss-up between Enterprise and Discovery

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

And lump all those shows about Zoo's on Animal Planet into one series.

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In no particular order:

 

Werewolf (1987-1988) -- best show to air on the then-new Fox network; highly underrated

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1964-1968) -- way ahead of its time sci fi

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975) -- extremely underrated and underappreciated

The X-Files (1993-2002; 2016; 2018) -- wouldn't exist if Kolchak didn't exist first

Josie And The Pussycats (1970-1972) -- long tails and ears for hats!

Thundarr The Barbarian (1980-1981) -- best animated show ever.

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe (1983-1984) -- amazing

She-Ra: Princess Of Power (1985-1986) -- amazing

The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971) -- one of the all-time classics

Bewitched (1964-1972) -- one of the very best comedies ever

Barney Miller (1974-1982) -- near perfect character-driven comedy

MASH (1972-1983) -- still the best dramedy of all time, virtual perfection

Dallas (1977-1991) -- the king of the nighttime soaps

Sons Of Anarchy (2008-2015) -- fabulous brutal depiction of MC life, amazing characters

Oz (1997-2003) -- fabulous brutal depiction of prison life, underrated and nearly forgotten

The Sopranos (1999-2007) -- one of the best TV series ever in any genre.

The New Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1968-1969) -- weird, good, alternate-worlds show

Thundercats (1985-1989) -- doesn't get much better than this for animated shows

Fantastic Journey (1977) -- another weird alternate worlds show, but actual sci-fi

 

 

 

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1. Law and Order SVU

2. Criminal Minds

3. Without a Trace

4.Dr. Quinn

5. Touched By An Angel

6. In The Heat of The Night

7.Murder She Wrote

8.The Crown

9. Dr. Who (old ones)

10. Chicago PD

 

Just to name a few..LOL

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Yellowstone

Longmire

Sherlock

Hill Street Blues

Dexter

Law and Order - Criminal Intent

NCIS

CSI

Star Trek (original)

Twilight Zone (Original)

 

 

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1) Breaking Bad

2) Game of Thrones

3) Dexter

4) Everybody Loves Raymond 

5) The Honeymooners 

6) Saving Grace

7) Sons of Anarchy 

😎 Perry Mason

9) Star Trek Original

10) Saving Grace

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@Raynyky, you really must have liked Saving Grace cuz you listed it twice.  lol 

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  1. Gunsmoke
  2. Rizzol & Isles
  3. Cagney and Lacey
  4. Law and Order: SVU
  5. The Twilight Zone
  6. The Rifleman
  7. The Avengers 
  8. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  9. Scandal
  10. The Flintstones (Yes, the cartoon series!)
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I just want to add a few more favorite TV series that I have been enjoying lately:

 

Killing Eve

 

The Golden Girls

 

Heartland

 

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Welcome Back, Kotter.

MASH

Happy Days

Laverne & Shirley

The Waltons

In The Heat of The Night

Are You Being Served?

Fawlty Towers

Vicar of Dibley

Keeping Up Appearances

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OK -- Off the top of my head, here are my best TV series, from 1 to 10 in that order.

 

1.    The Avengers (John Steed/Mrs. Peel)

2.    Fawlty Towers

3.    The Prisoner

4.    Star Trek

5.    All In the Family

6.    The Sopranos

7.    Are You Being Served?

8.    Absolutely Fabulous

9.    Twilight Zone

10.   Keeping Up Appearances

10-1/2.  The Honeymooners

 

    

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Grey's Anatomy

Chicago Fire

Chicago Med

Chicago PD

Survivor

Mash

 

Regular Contributor

I regret that I can only list seven rather than ten.

The Avengers

All in the Family

Star Trek

Fawlty Towers

Doc Martin

Mr. Bean

Yes, Prime Minister

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M*A*S*H

I Love Lucy

The Simpsons

Charlie's Angels (I was young, they were hot)

Monty Python's Flying Circus

The Benny Hill Show

The Gong Show

The Twilight Zone

Star Trek

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Green Acres

 

Green Acres is the place to be

Farm livin is the life for me 

Land stretching out so far and wide

Keep Mahattan just give me that countryside

 

New York Is where I'd rather stay

I get allergic smelling hay

I just adore a pent house view 

Darling, I love you but give me Park Avenue 

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What a fun question to answer! Here goes (and I’ve tried to put them in order):

 

Six Feet Under 

 

Frasier

 

NYPD BLUE

 

The Twilight Zone

 

The Honeymooners

 

Mad Men

 

All in the Family

 

Star Trek (the original)

 

Thirty Something

 

LA Law 

 

 

Social Butterfly

Breaking Bad

Better Call Saul

Sneaky Pete

Ozark

The Americans

Orphan Black

Boston Legal

The Good Wife

Law & Order: SVU

Friends

 

 

 

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I Love Lucy

The Honeymooners

Hunter

Gunsmoke

Law and Order: SVU

Scandal

This Is Us

Cagney and Lacey

Hill Street Blues

Family Feud (any host, but especially with Steve Harvey)

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1.  "The Rookies";

2.  "L.A. Law";

3.  "Law & Order: SVU";

4.  "Charlie's Angels";

5.  "MASH";

6.  "Cagney & Lacey";

7.  "Married With Children";

8.  "Roseanne";

9.  "Kate & Allie";

10. "Laverne & Shirley"

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So many to choose from, can't cover them all, but here are 10 of my favorites, in random order:

Man from UNCLE

MASH

Golden Girls

Star Trek

Hill Street Blues

NYPD Blue

Hawaii 5-0

Downton Abbey

Outlander

Carol Burnett Show

Fun trip down memory lane.

 

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Current:

Babylon Berlin

Comiskey Method

The Amazing Mrs Maisel

Manifest

This is Us

Recent Past

The Crown

Downton Abbey

Dancing with the Stars

Past

West Wing

MASH

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MASH

Bonanza

NCIS

CSI

Carol Burnet Show

Saturday Night Live

Sesame Street

Survivor

60 Minutes

Star Trek The Next Generation

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My favorite tv shows of all time would have to include MASH and Columbo and Murder She Wrote.  Nothing else stands out like those though.  

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No particular order:

 

Big Bang Theory

WKRP in Cincinnati

Family Fued

Downton Abby

NCIS

The Closer

Major Crimes 

Madame Secretary

The Good Wife

Dateline

 

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Hill Street Blues

Boston Legal

St Elsewhere

Will and Grace (glad it's been revived)

Murphy Brown (glad it came back too!)

Bob Newhart

Carol Burnett Show

Cheers

NYPD Blue

Downton Abbey

 

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Spoiler
 

Game of Thrones

True Blood

Outlander

Downtown Abbey

Sopranos

Moonlight 2007 serial with Alex O 'Loughlin (vampire) 

 

The Orville

Younger

House

Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire

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1. Columbo

 

2. Monk

 

3. Golden Girls

 

4. Perry Mason

 

5. Judge Judy

 

6. Knight Rider

 

7. Walker, Texas Ranger

 

8. Fantasy Island

 

9. Chuck

 

10. Burn Notice

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Rocky and Bullwinkle

Seinfeld

The Sopranos

Modern Family

Barney Miller

Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

Time Tunnel

Bored To Death

Austin City Limits

The Smothers Brothers

 

Out of the top of my head, I could have a different list tomorrow. Not sure if talk shows and variety/music shows count, but those are very important to my television viewing life. 

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In no particular order:

The Andy Griffith Show

The Waltons

Room 222

The Good Doctor

The Real McCoys

The Rifleman

Gunsmoke

The Vicar of Dibley

Are You Being Served

Keeping Up Appearances

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1 Justified

2 The Closer

3 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

4 Game of Thrones

5 NCIS

6 Law and Order

7 Band of Brothers

8 NYPD Blue

9 The Wonder Years

10 Tour of Duty

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Chicago Fire

Chicago PD

Chicago Med

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