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Big McLargeHuge
12-01-2009, 07:16 AM
Sure why not. This has pretty much been the best decade of quality tv in, like, ever.

And for the sake of clarity, the show had to have at least aired with new episodes within the 2000-2009 decade.

The Sopranos
The Wire
Freaks and Geeks
Friday Night Lights
Intelligence
The Office(UK)
The Shield
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Ray G.
12-01-2009, 07:19 AM
So, The Wire and Lost.

That's pretty much where it begins and ends for me. People will be talking about those two decades from now.

Shield, Sopranos, and Six Feet Under probably come right after them. They're more genre shows and less all-time classics, but they'll be very well-regarded.

The only comedy that I actually think will be remembered as a classic from this decade is How I Met Your Mother.

RebootedCorpse
12-01-2009, 07:20 AM
30 Rock
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Crash

Evan the Shaggy
12-01-2009, 07:21 AM
Kid Nation.

Adrian B AWESOME
12-01-2009, 07:21 AM
30 Rock
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Crash

:lol:

Rafiennes
12-01-2009, 07:22 AM
The Office (UK)
Battlestar Galactica
Sopranos
Mad Men
Lost
Arrested Development

Big McLargeHuge
12-01-2009, 07:22 AM
So, The Wire and Lost.

That's pretty much where it begins and ends for me. People will be talking about those two decades from now.

Shield, Sopranos, and Six Feet Under probably come right after them. They're more genre shows and less all-time classics, but they'll be very well-regarded.

The only comedy that I actually think will be remembered as a classic from this decade is How I Met Your Mother.

Ooooo, how could I forget about Lost. Although, we'll have to wait and see if they go completely off the deep end with the last season, considering that's probably how it'll be remembered.

Fourthman
12-01-2009, 07:24 AM
The Wire
The Office (UK)
Sopranos
Mad Men
Lost
Firefly
The Shield
Freaks and Geeks
30 Rock

Adrian B AWESOME
12-01-2009, 07:25 AM
American shows that began (and possibly have ended) in this decade:

The Wire
The Shield
Lost
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
30 Rock
Battlestar Galactica
Mad Men
Breaking Bad
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The Venture Bros.

Honorable mentions:

Deadwood
Six Feet Under
Dexter
Freaks and Geeks
Band of Brothers (mini-series)

I think that about covers the outright best shows of the decade.

I will say that some shows, like 24, while not always being consistent, have had some really great seasons. Season 5 of 24 is one of the single best seasons of a television show ever.

Sopranos is definitely on there, but because it technically started before the 00s, it'll be on a different list.

MIKE D
12-01-2009, 07:26 AM
The Wire
The Office (UK)
Sopranos
Mad Men
Lost
Firefly
The Shield
Freaks and Geeks
30 Rock

As much as I love it, I'd swap 30 Rock with Arrested Development, but basically I'd have the same list.

maverick-99
12-01-2009, 07:27 AM
Smallville
Battlestar Galactica
Lost
24
Dexter
Firefly
The Sopranos
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Alias
Angel (technically not this decade, started in 1999)

Liquid
12-01-2009, 07:28 AM
Arrested Development
Californication

And the best guilty pleasure, Supernatural

majorjoe23
12-01-2009, 07:30 AM
Arrested Development
The Wire
The Office (UK)
Futurama
Justice League/JLU

Are probably the stand-outs for me.

RebootedCorpse
12-01-2009, 07:31 AM
Weeds and Eastbound and Down should probably be in there.

William Joseph Dunn
12-01-2009, 07:32 AM
The Wire

Captain Sensation
12-01-2009, 07:32 AM
Weeds and Eastbound and Down should probably be in there.

just started watching Weeds for the first time today...have seen bits and pieces in the past though.

Adrian B AWESOME
12-01-2009, 07:33 AM
Weeds and Eastbound and Down should probably be in there.

I love LOVE Eastbound and Down, but there's no way it even compares to the other comedies that would be on a "best of the decade" list.

Ray G.
12-01-2009, 07:36 AM
I love LOVE Eastbound and Down, but there's no way it even compares to the other comedies that would be on a "best of the decade" list.

Yeah, it reminds me a lot of the early seasons of My Name is Earl. Great comedy, but not a classic.

I'd also argue that South Park reached its creative peak during this decade, and belongs on the list.

hamgravy
12-01-2009, 07:37 AM
I've said it before here but TV is the medium that fared the best of the last decade. Video Games as number 2?

We've seen truly revolutionary work, due in large part to the change of form through cable and DVD viewing.

The Wire is simply some of the best use of the medium, ever.

It's the Watchmen of television and it seems like some creators and execs are learning the right lessons even if plenty more are just trying to cash in on the surface qualities of The Wire and Lost.

maverick-99
12-01-2009, 07:41 AM
Arrested Development
Californication

And the best guilty pleasure, Supernatural

Oooh, I forgot about Californication. Great stuff.

RebootedCorpse
12-01-2009, 07:42 AM
I love LOVE Eastbound and Down, but there's no way it even compares to the other comedies that would be on a "best of the decade" list.

Depends on how long the list is. But yeah, it's probably not in the top 10 or maybe even 20.

Doc Randy
12-01-2009, 07:44 AM
I am a little disappointed nobody mentioned the most popular show on the planet:
BBC's Top Gear (which is probably the best show on the planet. :twisted:)

I'd also include PBS's FRONTLINE

Rafiennes
12-01-2009, 07:47 AM
Oh! BBC's Kitchen Nightmares.

More of a personal fav, but still a fantastic show.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
12-01-2009, 07:48 AM
LOST
The Office (UK)
Six Feet Under
The Wire
Arrested Development
Deadwood
Freaks and Geeks


These are favorites of mine.

RebootedCorpse
12-01-2009, 07:48 AM
I am a little disappointed nobody mentioned the most popular show on the planet:
BBC's Top Gear (which is probably the best show on the planet. :twisted:)

I'd also include PBS's FRONTLINE

Frontline is always a winner.

information
12-01-2009, 07:51 AM
The Wire
The Office (UK)
Arrested Development
Freaks and Geeks
Lost

... Aaaaaand done.

The Dean
12-01-2009, 07:51 AM
Here's my list:

LOST
Arrested Development
Venture Bros.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The Chapelle Show
Dirty Jobs
Mythbusters
Monk

Big McLargeHuge
12-01-2009, 07:52 AM
Frontline is always a winner.

Good call. Bush's War makes my head spin.

Forgot about Arrested Development. Weeds really went off the deep end. Doug and Andy are the only reasons I will still watch the show.

JHickman
12-01-2009, 07:54 AM
Call me crazy, but I think the WEST WING should be on this list.

Rafiennes
12-01-2009, 07:55 AM
Call me crazy, but I think the WEST WING should be on this list.

Agreed, if only for the first four seasons.

Thudpucker
12-01-2009, 07:57 AM
Rome.

There were at least 20 shows last decade I loved but nothing comes close to Rome.

RebootedCorpse
12-01-2009, 07:57 AM
Has anyone brought up Studio 60?
It should be on there, too.

Fourthman
12-01-2009, 07:57 AM
Frontline is a solid series, but I don't think it's really "of this decade".

information
12-01-2009, 07:59 AM
Call me crazy, but I think the WEST WING should be on this list.

No joke.

And the Daily Show, now that I think of it.

Adrian B AWESOME
12-01-2009, 08:06 AM
British shows (which is embarassing since I haven't seen enough)

Peep Show
The Office
Rome (counting it as British since it w as a joint BBC venture)
Extras
Life on Mars
Spooks (MI-5)
Doctor Who (latest incarnation)

Thudpucker
12-01-2009, 08:10 AM
I'm surprised the lists are so short. How about:

Veronica Mars
Deadwood
Big Love
Sons of Anarchy
Breaking Bad
Avatar the Last Airbender
Doc Martin
Kings
Jericho

Big McLargeHuge
12-01-2009, 08:11 AM
call me crazy, but i think the west wing should be on this list.

madness!

cmoney
12-01-2009, 08:12 AM
There's The Wire and then after that I don't really care.

maverick-99
12-01-2009, 08:14 AM
British shows (which is embarassing since I haven't seen enough)

Peep Show
The Office
Rome (counting it as British since it w as a joint BBC venture)
Extras
Life on Mars
Spooks (MI-5)
Doctor Who (latest incarnation)

Ah! I forgot about Rome too! Great show!!!!!

afroloq
12-01-2009, 08:21 AM
24
Chapelle Show
Pushing Daisies
Family Guy
Robot Chicken
Law and Order: SVU....heh


Rome.

There were at least 20 shows last decade I loved but nothing comes close to Rome.

Yessir !!

Adrian B AWESOME
12-01-2009, 08:26 AM
I'm surprised the lists are so short. How about:

Veronica Mars - great first season, terrible rest
Deadwood - honorable mention
Big Love - I like it a lot, but I'm not sure where it's going...
Sons of Anarchy - Too soon to tell
Breaking Bad - It's on mine!
Avatar the Last Airbender - Never seen it.
Doc Martin - Huh?
Kings - HA!
Jericho - DOUBLE HA!

Explain'd!

WickedLittleHigh
12-01-2009, 08:41 AM
Of course my taste for TV shows isn't always the best, but for me:

-Scrubs (Aside from Season 7, which wasn't the greatest, I think it is a great show. Then again I am a bit obsessed with it)
-Lost
-It's Always Sunny...
-Dexter
-Mad Men
-Weeds
-The Daily Show
-30 Rock
-The Office


And I totally agree about Supernatural, I do love that show.

FrnkCastle
12-01-2009, 08:49 AM
I'd vote The Shield #1 and The Wire #2.

PeterSparker
12-01-2009, 08:52 AM
The Wire
Lost
Arrested Development
Mad Men
Breaking Bad
Curb Your Enthusiasm
30 Rock
It's Always Sunny
Rome
Friday Night Lights
South Park
Chapelle's Show
Six Feet Under
Flight of The Conchords



With much love for: Alias, Freaks and Geeks, Dexter, Weeds, Veronica Mars, Ugly Betty, Entourage, Tops Chef, and my favorite guilty pleasure of the decade, Gossip Girl!

PeterSparker
12-01-2009, 08:56 AM
Oh, and I'd probably have to add Chuck in there somewhere as well.

Garth
12-01-2009, 09:01 AM
Sopranos
Six Feet Under
Carnivale
Deadwood
The Wire
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Rome
Breaking Bad
30 Rock
Arrested Development
Mad Men

PeterSparker
12-01-2009, 09:04 AM
Then again, my list should've started and stopped at SuperGroup.

Doug
12-01-2009, 09:15 AM
The Wire

While other shows are good or even great, The Wire is a masterpiece of televised fiction.

Honorable mentions:
Lost
Deadwood
Curb Your Enthusiasm
24
Rome

batmanbooyah
12-01-2009, 09:20 AM
for me it was:

the office (us)
30 rock (so far)
lost
sopranos
supernatural
dr. who
southpark (started late 90's, but still)
family guy
scrubs
chappelles show
flight of the concords

GelfXIII
12-01-2009, 09:22 AM
hmmm.... Top of my head:

Angel
Buffy
Firefly
Veronica Mars
Lost
BSG
The Shield
Mad Men
Pushing Daisies
Doctor Who
West Wing
Venture Brothers
Dexter
The Sopranos
...

I know I'm missing a few.

Ray G.
12-01-2009, 09:28 AM
My top ten for the decade.

1. The Wire
2. Lost
3. South Park
4. Six Feet Under
5. The Shield
6. How I Met Your Mother
7. The Sopranos
8. Friday Night Lights
9. Survivor
10. Mad Men

Big McLargeHuge
12-01-2009, 09:36 AM
I'm working through the first season of Mad Men, but I'm struggling to see what the acclaim is about.

PeterSparker
12-01-2009, 09:44 AM
I'm working through the first season of Mad Men, but I'm struggling to see what the acclaim is about.

You should probably bail then, if it hasn't happened yet it probably won't. The style and manner of the show doesn't really stray from the formula and approach they start with. Strokes/folks kind of a thing I'm sure is all, but that's a shame.

Big McLargeHuge
12-01-2009, 09:46 AM
You should probably bail then, if it hasn't happened yet it probably won't. The style and manner of the show doesn't really stray from the formula and approach they start with. Strokes/folks kind of a thing I'm sure is all, but that's a shame.

Fair enough. I'll at least stick with it until the end of the season.

DaGetHighKnight
12-01-2009, 09:56 AM
The Wire
Sopranos
Lost
Breaking Bad
Six feet Under- Best finale of any show this decade or any decade .
Curb

Sy-Klone
12-01-2009, 10:06 AM
My list would include:

Battlestar Galactica
The Office (UK)
Arrested Development
Breaking Bad
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Futurama
Lost
Pushing Daisies
West Wing
Mad Men

I haven't seen enough of The Wire to include that one, though it's clearly a favorite on this board. I've cooled on Mad Men a lot...I loved the first season, but I've been losing interest. Pushing Daisies was short-lived, but it was great. Futurama debuted in 1999, but it's more of a 21st century show than a 90s show. I'll give a nod to Lost, but I have to confess that the closer we get to the end, the more disappointed I become. I'll give a nod to West Wing, but I didn't like the last three seasons.

Adrian B AWESOME
12-01-2009, 10:09 AM
Best TV shows that started in the 90s but brought the awesome into the 00s:

The Sopranos
Spaced
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Angel
King of the Hill
South Park
Futurama
Sports Night

Thudpucker
12-01-2009, 10:10 AM
A top 10 ranking for me would probably be:

1 - Rome
2 - The Wire
3 - Six Feet Under
4 - Dead Like Me
5 - Doc Martin
6 - Breaking Bad
7 - Big Love
8 - Avatar The Last Airbender
9 - Battlestar Galactica
10 - Lost

Honorable mention - Wonderfalls

WickedLittleHigh
12-01-2009, 10:44 AM
Oh, and I'd probably have to add Chuck in there somewhere as well.

I didn't even think of Chuck! I have to include that too, the boyfriend and I are pretty much counting down the days until it starts again.

JHickman
12-01-2009, 10:51 AM
Fair enough. I'll at least stick with it until the end of the season.

The last episode of the first season is called 'The Wheel,' if that one doesn't get you then, yeah, don't bother with any of the rest of it.

Fourthman
12-01-2009, 10:58 AM
I forgot Chapelle's Show in mine, which gives me the right to remember shit throughout the life of the thread like all the other old codgers.

Zac Goyette
12-01-2009, 12:30 PM
The SHIELD.

Wigner's Friend
12-01-2009, 12:39 PM
The Wire: The Baltimore Mayor was just convicted of stealing gift cards intended for the poor....maybe the show took it easy on the city.

Futurama: No show since Monty Python's Flying Circus combined the highbrow with the lowbrow so eloquently. Plus it has robots.

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: The last realm of rational political discussion for the daily news.

Lost: The first season was one of the most engrossing mysteries I've ever seen. It hasn't continued that same level of greatness, but it's still must watch TV.

Top Gear: Volkswagon soccer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIeu7_-iwdw), Richard's opinion on a Nisson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XraeBDMm2PM), Alabama road trip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOyDLUzAAOY), the carboat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTVPPTV-bQM), Veyron vs. Eurofighter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NZ9X9A2efA)....

Frontline: The Tank Man, Bush's War, From Jesus to Christ, and Ghosts of Rwanda were my favorites of the decade.

Ross Kemp on Gangs: This guy has about the biggest balls in investigative journalism. His investigation into the Mungiki was brilliant.

Cradleman
12-01-2009, 12:48 PM
Considering the threads dedicated to a couple shows that are going to be on my list, I'm quite surprised not to have seen them on anybody's so far.

Rome: I loved the first season, but I haven't watched season 2 yet, I really should get around to that.
True Blood: LOVE this show, one of just a few current shows that i watch. Great acting, really sexy, and totally hilarious.
Psych: Probably the funniest actual show I watch(funniest will come later). the acting is superb, and i have loved almost every episode.
Monk: Always a classic, I have been sad to only see it on one list so far. easily my favorite show currently airing.
Family Guy: it's gone down in quality a bit lately, but it's always funny.
Robot Chicken: actually a plot to it? no, but damn funny, that's for sure.
Bones: Only forensic show that I will watch, as it's the only one that has good enough science. plus Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz always keep the show interesting.
The Spectacular Spider-Man: With a board for a guy who is famous for writing spider-man, I am surprised no one has put it down yet. Best cartoon I've ever seen, hands down.
Batman Beyond: Love this show, the futuristic thing works perfectly
Justice League: Love the original two seasons, and a few random episodes of JLU. still, a great show overall.
JAG: ran the gamut from action to courtroom drama, with a lot of episodes a great mix of both. also, Catherine Bell was smokin hot.
Heroes: the first season was probably the best season of any tv show i've ever watched. the second season was good, the third complete crap, and the fourth has been entertaining. it only makes it because of season 1, though.

MIKE D
12-01-2009, 12:55 PM
Considering the threads dedicated to a couple shows that are going to be on my list, I'm quite surprised not to have seen them on anybody's so far.


After seeing the list, I'm not surprised!

RoShambo
12-01-2009, 12:59 PM
1. LOST
2. Scrubs
3. House
4. Venture Bros.
5. Family Guy
5. It's Always Sunny
6. Monk
7. Futurama
8. Arrested Development
9. Mythbusters
10. Fringe


Hmmm.
I need more time to think.

Cradleman
12-01-2009, 01:03 PM
oh, and House too. How the heck did i forget House?

RoShambo
12-01-2009, 01:08 PM
I don't think anyone else listed it either? :dunno:

Doug
12-01-2009, 01:10 PM
oh, and House too. How the heck did i forget House?

Maybe it's the lupus messing with your mind.

Criden
12-01-2009, 01:11 PM
Maybe it's the lupus messing with your mind.

It's not lupus!

Doug
12-01-2009, 01:15 PM
It's not lupus!

:)

GelfXIII
12-01-2009, 01:16 PM
Add: Chuck.

ZombieSpeedball
12-01-2009, 01:40 PM
Supernatural
The Venture Bros.
The Office (both)
Arrested Development
Avatar
Justice League Unlimited
The Colbert Report
The Jeff Dunham ShOH MY GOD I CAN'T TYPE THAT WITH A STRAIGHT FACE

batmanbooyah
12-01-2009, 01:41 PM
oh yeah, teen titans was the shit, but not worthy of best show. though its hard to find a cartoon with an ongoing storyline.

i like naruto?

mike black
12-01-2009, 01:54 PM
Venture Bros.
Sons of Anarchy (yeah, I'm calling it through two seasons already!)
Lost
Mad Men
Metalocalypse
Sopranos
Six Feet Under
Arrested Development

Kurt Russell Crowe
12-01-2009, 02:02 PM
In addition to those already mentioned...

Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Flapjack

yeamon
12-01-2009, 02:20 PM
The Wire
Sopranos
Mad Men
Lost
Firefly
The Shield
Freaks and Geeks
30 Rock

Thanks for saving me all the typing.

CapnChaos
12-01-2009, 02:22 PM
Chuck
Supernatural
The Fairly Oddparents
Angel
Firefly
Lost
The Office (both)
Dr. Who
Burn Notice
Freaks and Geeks
Veronica Mars
Wonderfalls
Arrested Development
Futurama
Venture Bros.

Princesa
12-01-2009, 02:38 PM
Angel
Degrassi
Dave Chappelle
JLU
Haunted
24
Boondocks
M-I 5

King of Mars
12-01-2009, 02:47 PM
The Wire
The Sopranos
Rome
The Tudors
Lost
The Office
The Family Guy
Deadwood
In Treatment - This show is criminally underrated. It features some of the most complex, realistic characterization you'll ever see in a piece of fiction.

Honorable mention:

Big Love
Six Feet Under
Dexter
Scrubs
Brotherhood
The Venture Brothers
House

yeamon
12-01-2009, 02:50 PM
I really think we are in the midst of a golden age of television drama. The sitcom has died a violent death. But I can't remember another time where quality television drama (and quality writing) was this much in abundance.

Caley Tibbittz
12-01-2009, 02:50 PM
Supernatural
The Venture Bros.
The Office (both)
Arrested Development
Avatar
Justice League Unlimited
The Colbert Report
The Jeff Dunham ShOH MY GOD I CAN'T TYPE THAT WITH A STRAIGHT FACE

:lol:

HoldFastNow
12-01-2009, 04:48 PM
The Wire
Arrested Development
Avatar
LOST
Friday Night Lights
Firefly
The Office (UK)
Six Feet Under
JLU
Freaks and Geeks
Veronica Mars
Battlestar
Daily Show
30 Rock
Sopranos

PeterSparker
12-02-2009, 07:20 AM
Oh yeah, forgot The Tudors as well.

Hate_Prime
12-02-2009, 07:53 AM
The Shield
Rome
Battlestar Galactica
Firefly
Freaks and Geeks
The Sopranos
Arrested Development
Boston Public
The Wire
and most of the dearly departed TechTV network. The spirit lives on in the internet, but it's not quite the same.

RebootedCorpse
12-02-2009, 09:10 AM
I didn't even think of Chuck! I have to include that too, the boyfriend and I are pretty much counting down the days until it starts again.

Chuck is a cute, fun little show, but nothing like one of the best. I put it in a category with Gary Unmarried or Heroes.

Hoggie
12-02-2009, 09:29 AM
The Shield
The Office
Family Guy

actually that's all I watch.

oh yeah, Operation Repo.

CapnChaos
12-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Chuck is a cute, fun little show, but nothing like one of the best. I put it in a category with Gary Unmarried or Heroes.

The first season it was a cute, fun little show. In the second season it became a shitstorm of awesome. Comparing it to Gary Unmarried is just plain offensive.

Michael-Deery
12-02-2009, 01:58 PM
The West Wing
Angel
How I Met Your Mother
The OC
Chuck
Scrubs

Been getting into The Wire recently but haven't seen enough to really judge it but if the quality stays the same as the first 5 shows then it's there too.

Hoggie
12-02-2009, 02:04 PM
Two and a Half Men anyone?

Roman Noodles
12-02-2009, 02:11 PM
30 Rock
Friday Night Lights
Lost
Battlestar Galactica
Mad Men
Breaking Bad
The Shield
Avatar: The Last Airbender (what?)


Hmmm . . . this is going to be tough, there were so many good shows this decade. A golden age of TV, one could almost say.

Hoggie
12-02-2009, 02:15 PM
I really think we are in the midst of a golden age of television drama. The sitcom has died a violent death. But I can't remember another time where quality television drama (and quality writing) was this much in abundance.

someone did say.

Roman Noodles
12-02-2009, 02:19 PM
Definitely forgot:

Rome
The Tudors
Six Feet Under
House
JLU
Burn Notice
Veronica Mars
Spongebob (sue me)

Mister Mets
12-02-2009, 02:25 PM
My favorites.

10. The Daily Show
9.The Practice/ Boston Legal
8. Scrubs
7. Lost
6. Futurama
5. The Wire
4. Veronica Mars
3. The West Wing
2. South Park
1. 24

I'll admit I haven't seen enough Sopranos/ The Shield/ Farscape/ Weeds/ 30 Rock/ Mad Men/ Friday Night Lights/ Rome/ House/ It's Always Sunny/ Breaking Bad/ Curb/ Six Feet Under to judge those shows.

CapnChaos
12-02-2009, 02:49 PM
I really think we are in the midst of a golden age of television drama. The sitcom has died a violent death. But I can't remember another time where quality television drama (and quality writing) was this much in abundance.

They call the fifties the golden age of television and I'd say it's true. There was a lot of experimental stuff early on and while content was definitely restricted, there was a real push to keep quality standards very high. Hence people like Alfred Hitchcock jumping into the fray during the early years of the medium. Plus things like I Love Lucy, Perry Mason, Gunsmoke...

If we go by Comic standards, I'd call this the silver age of TV. It started trickling out in the 90s (I'd say the first really big sign was the complete renaissance in so-called childrens' programming thanks to Ren and Stimpy/early Cartoon Network/Batman/etc.) and continued to build momentum until today. Cable has been a huge part of it, reality TV has threatened to torpedo it, but there's more good stuff on now than ever.

Leicester Dan
12-02-2009, 11:09 PM
Chuck
Rome
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Supernatural
NCIS

Stephen MayerMayNot
12-03-2009, 04:50 AM
West Wing
Venture Brothers
30 Rock
Arrested Development
Battlestar Galactica

Humphrey_Lee
12-03-2009, 06:00 AM
There's the Wire, then there's a HUGE gap, and then there's Band of Brothers (best single season of all time) Rome, Deadwood, Lost, Six Feet Under, The Shield, and a few others. Pretty much the only way I see it.

Fourthman
12-03-2009, 06:07 AM
Forgot Venture Bros as well.

SidekicksRevenge
12-03-2009, 06:11 AM
Arrested Development
Scrubs
30 Rock
The Office (USA - once it found its legs in the second season, it passed the UK and never looked back - though it is hiccuping a little bit this season)
Stella
Boston Legal

I'm sure there are more...I know I'm missing something obvious...

joeAR
12-03-2009, 06:15 AM
Lost
Supernatural
Scrubs
Angel
Firefly
Curb Your Enthusiasm
24
JLU
South Park

Tom Burgos
12-03-2009, 06:47 AM
What I loved: Malcom In The Middle, 30 Rock, Damages, The Wire, The Sopranos, Crash, Freaks And Geeks, Np and Tuck, CSI:NY, Battlestar Galactica

What I hated- Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, Firefly, Modern Family, Dollhouse

Foolish Mortal
12-03-2009, 06:48 AM
The Wire
Battlestar Galactica
Lost
Arrested Development
Bleach [Surprisingly deep, complex anime about Japanese mythology with engaging characters. The stories run to the full gamut from intense drama and action, to farcical comedy]
Deadwood
The Shield

CapnChaos
12-03-2009, 06:50 AM
What I loved: Malcom In The Middle, 30 Rock, Damages, The Wire, The Sopranos, Crash, Freaks And Geeks, Np and Tuck, CSI:NY, Battlestar Galactica

What I hated- Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, Firefly, Modern Family, Dollhouse

Can't agree with some of your hates... but I'm glad to see some MitM love. Malcolm as a character became increasingly unlikable in many respects, but it was a pretty natural progression considering his mom. Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston is just now getting recognition for how awesome he is.

PeterSparker
12-03-2009, 06:51 AM
What I loved: Malcom In The Middle, 30 Rock, Damages, The Wire, The Sopranos, Crash, Freaks And Geeks, Np and Tuck, CSI:NY, Battlestar Galactica

What I hated- Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, Firefly, Modern Family, Dollhouse


Why did you watch shows you hated?

Tom Burgos
12-03-2009, 06:55 AM
Why did you watch shows you hated?

How can you say you hate something unless you at least watch a couple episodes? I never said I watched them every week. I was caught up in the initial hype when those shows started, watched two, three episodes and dropped them. Especially Gossip Girl. Jeezus, that show is so painful to watch...


Can't agree with some of your hates... but I'm glad to see some MitM love. Malcolm as a character became increasingly unlikable in many respects, but it was a pretty natural progression considering his mom. Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston is just now getting recognition for how awesome he is.

Malcom In the Middle was the one show in recent memory that totally hooked me. I saw so much of my family there (LOL, tryue story) and it became an addiction. To this day I still try to watch reruns every chance I get. And yes, Cranston was the awesomest of the awesomes! But to be frank, I loved everyone on that show.

Taxman
12-03-2009, 07:14 AM
I don't watch much TV, so any list I produce would be suspect.

As usual, no order.

The Wire
Lost
Breaking Bad
Six Feet Under
The Sopranos
Mad Men
Dexter
Battlestar Galactica
Deadwood
Rome

RED!
12-03-2009, 07:20 AM
Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
Castle
Trueblood
Reba
Legend of the Seeker
That 70s show (it started in 98 but ran until 2005.)
Supernatural
Dexter
Dr.Who
Battlestar Galactica





























There's my "Must See" list.

PeterSparker
12-03-2009, 07:38 AM
How can you say you hate something unless you at least watch a couple episodes? I never said I watched them every week. I was caught up in the initial hype when those shows started, watched two, three episodes and dropped them. Especially Gossip Girl. Jeezus, that show is so painful to watch...





Just can't really understand anyone hating Firefly that much, but I get you, I had pretty much the same reaction to Malcolm in the Middle myself honestly.

PeterSparker
12-03-2009, 08:42 AM
The reality tv thread just made me think of the Christmas Special series finale of Extras, and on the strength of the second season alone (though I liked the first as well) I would definitely have to add that to my list as well, no question.

I'd even vote for the "Christmas Special:The Extra Special Series Finale" as one of the best single episodes of the decade.