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Old 04-22-2007, 12:49 AM   #61
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Exactly right !!

Although, the Night Stalker TV series was made because of the two original movies that were first aired back in 1971 "The Night Stalker" and in 1973 "The Night Strangler" ... which (if you haven't ever seen them) are worth getting. They are available on a double feature DVD presentation ... and I believe are even more heart-throbbing than the series was.
I haven't seen those but I'll check them out. Thanks.
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I think you even missed some.

No love for Kojak? Family Ties? Courtship Of Eddie's Father? (Just trying to be nostalgic here)
Yeah, Lila !! ... I did realize I missed a few others (but, I gave the 'general idea' here for what 'classic TV' basically is.)

I actually thought of Family Ties ... then I even remembered other comedies ... Growing Pains, Silver Spoons, Gimme A Break, I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore, That Girl, The Bob Newhart Show, Sanford and Son and even What's Happening.

But I can't believe I forgot these cartoons ... Josie and The Pussycats, Scrappy Doo, Speed Buggy, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, The Funky Phantom and even Scooby Doo Where Are You?.

Oh sure ... now they all start to 'come back' to my mind !!
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I haven't seen those but I'll check them out. Thanks.
Yes ... indeed do so !!
Darren McGavin definitely 'earned' his Kolchak character role because of these originals. You will NOT be disappointed ... but, a word of caution ... since this is your first time viewing these movies (believe me, they will make you flinch) you may want to watch them with other people. I still can't watch these 'in the dark' ... I must have a light on. I think they're more frightening than anything Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street or even Hellraiser ever was.
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Twin Peaks




sorry, my fanatism blinds me and I have to say: The Simpsons and Futurama comes second
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sorry, my fanatism blinds me and I have to say: The Simpsons and Futurama comes second
I also love the scene where Homer is watching Twin Peaks and a Mountie is dancing with a horse. Then Marge comes in and asks him what he's watching and his response is 'I have no idea.'

One of the greatest scenes in history from one of the best Twin Peaks episodes:

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THE WONDER YEARS.

Hands down best ever of all time
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WHERE IS THE LOVE FOR 'GILMORE GIRLS'....?

Amy and Dan Palladino, for 6 years, had control over the hearts and souls and television sets of boys and girls (any age, any color) in America. THE most brilliantly comedic, complicated, dramatic, resonant, and heartfelt television I've ever come across in my sweet short life...

Good lists from everyone...

I'm young so haven't seen everything but here goes:

Comedies:
#1 - Seinfeld (By far)
Frasier, Wings (a Cheers ripoff that succeeds), Arrest' Devel', Office (US and UK), Friends, Full House

Dramas:
Six Feet Under, Veronica Mars (check out season 1 of this show please), MacGuyver, Buffy, E.R., Lost, and my god the first season of HEROES has kicked so much ass its hard to believe...

Misc:
American Idol, Popstars:The Rivals, The Daily Show, Sportscenter, America's Next Top Model (fierce...), The Real World(for its innovation), Family Guy(first 2 or 3 seasons), etc, etc, etc...
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:03 AM   #69
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Top three in no particular order...
Arrested Developement - so smart, yet so stupid all in one show

That 70's Show - pure comedy, so funny that you spit your food

Gilmore Girls - guilty pleasure, a real girly show. Will she choose Luke? If not then I'll take him.
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Here's some more I forgot to add to my previous list ...


American Bandstand
Soundstage
Solid Gold
Dance Fever
The Blue Jean Network
Friday's
Friday Night Videos
Saturday Night Live
The Midnight Special
Don Kirschner's ... Rock Concert
Tony Orlando & Dawn
The Carol Burnett Show
Laugh-In
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Benny Hill
Hee- Haw
The Munsters
The Addams Family
Too Close For Comfort
Eight Is Enough
Soap
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
The Three Stooges
The Little Rascals
I Spy
Secret Agent
Columbo ...... ( I should have thought of this one when Lila64 mentioned Kojak !!)
Cagney and Lacey
Walker, Texas Ranger
Murder, She Wrote
Diagnosis Murder
Knight Rider
Baywatch
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
Remington Steele
The Dukes Of Hazzard
The Waltons
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
The Twilight Zone
One Step Beyond
Outer Limits
Creature Features
Tales From The Dark Side
Tales From The Crypt
Rod Serling's ... Night Gallery
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Rod Serling's ... Night Gallery
Kolchak and Night Gallery? You are my new best friend.

Do you remember the Night Gallery episode by Steven Spielberg called Make Me Laugh? What a great peice of television!
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You can't really say that any one TV show or film is the best of all time, but, you sure can list your favorites of all-time.


So mine would be:

My #1 all-time fav:



A lot of people have mentioned West Wing qualifying it with, except for after Season 4 when Sorkin left. Well, that's the reason Six Feet Under is my #1, because it had the good sense to know when to leave when it was still and excellent show on top of its game. It didn't overstay it's welcome, and therefore, was absolutely GREAT the entire run.


Followed closely by:







And even though it was a bit melodramatice and soap-opera-ish at time, I still will always love for its sheer in-your-face bravado:

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THE WONDER YEARS.

Hands down best ever of all time
I loved that show! Nostalgia...


Also, Freaks & Geeks!
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Here's some more I forgot to add to my previous list ...


American Bandstand
Soundstage
Solid Gold
Dance Fever
The Blue Jean Network
Friday's
Friday Night Videos
Saturday Night Live
The Midnight Special
Don Kirschner's ... Rock Concert
Tony Orlando & Dawn
The Carol Burnett Show
Laugh-In
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Benny Hill
Hee- Haw
The Munsters
The Addams Family
Too Close For Comfort
Eight Is Enough
Soap
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
The Three Stooges
The Little Rascals
I Spy
Secret Agent
Columbo ...... ( I should have thought of this one when Lila64 mentioned Kojak !!)
Cagney and Lacey
Walker, Texas Ranger
Murder, She Wrote
Diagnosis Murder
Knight Rider
Baywatch
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
Remington Steele
The Dukes Of Hazzard
The Waltons
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
The Twilight Zone
One Step Beyond
Outer Limits
Creature Features
Tales From The Dark Side
Tales From The Crypt
Rod Serling's ... Night Gallery

Carol Burnett Show
I loved the skits where they'd all be cracking up thanks to Tim Conway or Harvey Korman losing it - good times!
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Kolchak and Night Gallery? You are my new best friend.

Do you remember the Night Gallery episode by Steven Spielberg called Make Me Laugh? What a great peice of television!
Yes, I agree ... there were alot of GREAT episodes on Night Gallery. I also think Creature Features was a close second.
Talk about a show that could literally 'scare the daylights out of anybody' ... but yet, people still consider it GREAT TV programming.

Nowadays, anything that is remotely scary just doesn't seem to have that same kind of feel as back in the 'classic' days. I mean, yeah, there are scary programs out there ... but some are so gross or gorey ... that people feel sickened by them. I believe there's a way to make TV scary, and a way to just say forget trying to accomplish that task. What it boils down to is if you can be scared, and overall enjoy being scared. When it gets grossly disgusting that's when TV becomes sick and mind-twistedly pathetic. I thought Rod Serling was one talented master-mind when it came to horrorful scary TV ... he was one of the few who knew how to do 'being afraid' right.
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