Friday, April 3, 2015

What are your favorite shows of all time?

In considering next week's theme of genre (and also because I have been curious about this since we're all TV watchers!), I was wondering what scripted TV shows you have enjoyed over time??

I'll list my tops. I'm heavily serialized.

- Veronica Mars
- Homeland
- The Wire
- Breaking Bad
- Orange is The New Black
- Smallville (Yes I watched every single season)
- Sex and the City
- Entourage
- Girls
- The OC til season 3.
- Lost season 1.

(cringeworthy) Honorable mention: Dawson's Creek.

How about you???


  1. Hi Lauren,

    I love that Veronica Mars is one of your tops! I think the show is a great example of a kind of serial program that stands as another example of influences of the soap opera found throughout primetime with its love triangles, dramatic flashbacks, and so forth.

    I also think that Veronica Mars is a great example that we could apply to our discussion a few weeks back regarding audiences and the productivity of online fans. It is mind boggling that this show has such a devout fan following 8 years later. The 2014 Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie had over 91,000 backers that pledged over $5,000,000 and successfully got the film off the ground. All to see- will she end up with Logan or not?! On top of that, we now have the V-Mar’s related project, Play It Again, Dick, playing online. Talk about convergence!

    Team Marshmallow!


  2. These kinds of lists are always so hard, but here goes, in no particular order:

    - 30 Rock
    - Broad City
    - Parks and Recreation
    - Big Love
    - Sopranos
    - Peep Show
    - Mad Men

  3. -Frasier
    -The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    -Grey's Anatomy (before Katherine Heigl went nuts/before the writer's strike when NOTHING happened for an entire season...though I admit I still watch every single week...I'm die hard until the end)
    -Sex and the City
    -Smallville (before they graduated from high school and things got weird)
    -Phil of the Future (Don't judge me lol!)

    My New Favorites (that I pray and hope will continue to be awesome are:)
    -Jane the Virgin

    **Disclaimer: I was not allowed to watch a lot of TV as a child/teenager and I did not get cable until I went to college and so I missed a lot of stuff (and I also watch an insane amount of reality tv [to my shame])

  4. Here are my tops in no particular order.

    Ally McBeal, The Practice, Felicity (who am I kidding, this is probably my number 1), Scandal (earlier seasons), Grey's Anatomy (earlier seasons), The Office (up to Season 4), Game of Thrones, A Different World, The Golden Girls

    Typing this list now, I am amazed at how many of my favorite TV shows are actually non-scripted. Interesting exercise!

  5. I am watching V. Mars now with my soon-to-be tween (actually, I'm re-watching.) I think it's even better this time around. Some fave TV off the top of my head: Buffy, V. Mars, Murphy Brown, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks, Arrested Development, X-Files....

  6. Hi Lauren:

    I am most interested in television content that uplifts people and engages any form of arts. Also, animation appeals to my preferences.

    1. Dancing with the Stars
    2. Empire
    3. Family Guy
    4. American Dad
    5. The Simpsons

  7. Skins
    Misfits (Seasons 1 and 2)
    Sons of Anarchy
    Breaking Bad
    Game of Thrones
    The Wire
    The Boondocks
    Freaks and Geeks
    The Thick of It
    In the Flesh
    Keeping Up Appearances

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  9. Breaking Bad
    The Wire
    Black Mirror
    Twin Peaks
    Battlestar Galactica
    The X-Files
    Mad Men
    The Comeback

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  11. Looks like a long list, but this is the shortened version:

    Breaking Bad
    Freaks and Geeks
    The Office (BBC)
    Band of Brothers
    The Americans
    Parks and Recreation
    Key and Peele
    Friday Night Lights
    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    Death Note
    Peep Show
    Party Down
    Flight of the Conchords
    Venture Bros.
    Doctor Who (Russell T Davies era only)
    30 Rock


  12. I don't know how to keep this short. This will probably be the longest list and I'm still leaving shows I like out:
    Breaking Bad
    The Wire
    Twin Peaks
    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    Game of Thrones
    Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Home Movies
    South Park
    Peep Show
    QI (+ any panel show with David Mitchell on it)

    Also, I gotta throw some anime in here or else I'm not staying true to my adolescence:
    Cowboy Bebop
    Yu Yu Hakusho
    Lupin III
    Samurai Champloo
    Dragonball (Z) - as much as it pains me to admit, I was once obsessed

  13. Buffy
    The Wire
    Game of Thrones
    Community (s1-3)
    Breaking Bad
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979, miniseries)
    Friday Night Lights (s1)
    My So-Called Life (with FNL, my favorite TV families)
    Arrested Development (ok, maybe add the Bluths to that list)
    Veronica Mars
    Party Down

  14. Ugh, so hard.

    -Cosby Show
    -I Love Lucy
    -The Sopranos
    -A Different World
    -Sex and the City
    -The OC, til season 3

  15. I left out Veep, Arrested Development, and Friday Night Lights. (too many shows to count)