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Old 05-14-2013, 08:14 AM   #21
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NCIS any scene with Abby in it
Doc Martin. Just serial watched this on Hulu
And gulp, Love Boat. It was on at 2am in Aus. Poor acting, but looking back at now, it touched on a lot of social problems and the theme song....
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #22
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Off the top of my head, and including those which went off the air years ago.....

60 Minutes
All in the Family
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Law & Order
L.A. Law
Seinfeld
The Odd Couple
The Honeymooners
Beverly Hills 90210 (original 90s series; lots of cute eye candy!)
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:17 AM   #23
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M*A*S*H (because it's often the only thing worth watching out of 200 channels)
Battlestar Galactica (the newer version). It rocked!
Sherlock (the American adaptation, "Elementary," just sucked out loud)
Andy Griffith (same category as M*A*S*H)
Doc Martin (wait, is this the Netflix thread?)
Babylon 5 (think of it as a series of five novels)
Cheers
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Cheers is my favorite!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:40 AM   #25
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I haven't watched TV regularly for years, but current guilty pleasures are Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Bitchin' Kitchen, House Hunters International, Later With Jools Holland, and the occasional NOVA or Frontline...

In the past:

MASH
Kung-Fu
Star Trek (original and TNG)
Magnum PI (my gawd, Magnum)
SNL
High Chaparral
Beverly Hillbillies
Seinfeld
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Most of my favorites have already been mentioned. I'll add original Sherlock (Jeremy Brett) and all the after school shows that were on when I was a kid. Gilligans Island, Get Smart, Rat Patrol, Rocket Robin Hood, etc..

The only shows that I was actually sad to see end were Cheers, MASH and Seinfeld.
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer is very high up there, not because the show was perfect, but because it paved the way for high quality drama deliberately aimed at a youthful audience. It turned a whole genre from vacuous puff into something worthy of being watched. Fans of the show are torn about whether the show should have ended after Season Five or not - that results in a much more perfect series, as such, but would have excluded the two best episodes of the series (Hush, and Once More With Feeling).
My favorite of Buffy is seasons 1-3. Yet my favorite episodes probably are Hush and The Body (so sad, about Buffy's mom and the acting so good in that one).

Season 6 was depressing and left me disappointed, but Season 7 redeemed itself, especially the last 5 shows when Faith returned.

Oh yeah, as you can tell, Buffy is my favorite TV Series
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:26 AM   #28
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8 seasons of The Andy Griffith Show now available on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:36 AM   #29
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Simpsons. You are rewarded if you pay attention to the little details.

The Office is also that way to a point.

Two shows I love that ended way too early:
Friday Night Lights
Freaks and Geeks
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #30
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Original Star Trek. More popular now than when new, the staying power of the franchise puts it at the top of my list.
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Dang...now I have to go look up a few of these. Wonder if they were on when I was out of the country. I had forgot about West Wing....
Rocket Robin Hood? Gotta look that one up.
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Maybe one would have to not be an early retiree to remember That Was The Week That Was? Still holds up over time. No one currently watching Big Bank Theory?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:21 AM   #33
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The Wire
Frasier
ST:TNG
MASH
West Wing
(all FIREees watch The Big Bank Theory, starring Ben Bernanke)
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Many of my favorites have already been mentioned; but, here are a few that I loved as a child which I am not going to watch again now because I am sure that would kill the magic:
  • Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot
  • Ultraman
  • Speed Racer


Then, a bit later in life, these were my favorites at the time:

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Red Dwarf (which seems to be back; I need to check that out)


Some current favorites not already mentioned:
  • Game of Thrones (I am surprised that has not already been listed.)
  • Southpark
  • Family Guy
  • Cougar Town (No idea why; but, I really enjoy this nonsense.)
  • Walking Dead (I am surprised that has not already been listed as well.)
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:44 AM   #35
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Old School

Mary Tyler Moore
Original SNL
McMillan & Wife
Columbo
McCloud
Wide World of Sports
Lou Grant
Newhart
Wild, Wild, West
Perry Mason
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M*A*S*H and "The Rifleman," on MeTV. That is all we watch around here on a regular basis. If I run across "As Time Goes By" or "Doc Martin" then I will watch those, too.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:04 PM   #37
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In no particular order:

Downton Abbey, Poirot, 24, Breaking Bad, John Adams, Rome, Game of Thrones, House of Cards (netflix version), Spartacus, the Tudors, Keeping up Appearances, Grimm, Veep, BIg Bang Theory, Firefly, etc...
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The Night Stalker
West wing
Call the Midwife
Mr Ed (cures insomnia)
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