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#1 KenJennings

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:37 AM

We know this drill by now. Rules copied over from similar threads:

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1) One show per post .. They should be shows that YOU enjoy, not so much shows that you feel have achieved greatness thru popularity or influence.

2) A TRF member can only post an movie every 5 picks.

3) Please copy and paste the list as you post.

4) Please give a brief reason beneath your pick as to why you're choosing that particular show. That way it'll be a little more than just a huge list thread.

We'll start by going for 200... if we want to make it more, we can go from there.

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#2 KenJennings

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:41 AM

1) Star Trek

I consider Star Trek the most important TV show ever created. The influence it has had on science, technology, social issues, and humanity's general view of the future is incalculable. Your cell phone, your iPad, your 3D printer, your computer's voice interface- Star Trek did it all first, inspiring the world of technology. Star Trek has also advanced social justice, using allegory to bring difficult issues to the forefront of minds that otherwise may have been pigeonholed by the realities of the day- and it did so without ever being mean spirited or alienating, and putting people out. The vision of the future it presented was uniquely optimistic and vibrant. It gave us iconic characters that have stood the test of time by motivating us all to be better. There's no wonder the series has survived for 50 years, influencing millions in its time.

Edited by KenJennings, 15 September 2017 - 10:44 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:55 AM

1) Star Trek
2) The Wire

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:01 AM

1) Star Trek
2) The Wire

3) Kung Fu...eastern philosophy woven into martial arts and westerns. Truly can't get much cooler than that.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:04 AM

4-- Mad Men (2007-2015). Love the clothes, the style, the dry humour. Excellent writing throughout while juggling multiple characters.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:07 AM

Star Trek(original series) I have always considered my number 1. Having said that...
5 All In The Family

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

Does the Star Trek answer cover ALL Trek shows?

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:28 AM

1) Star Trek ( Ken Jennings )
2) The Wire ( Maverick )
3) Kung Fu ( Johnny Blaze )
4) Mad Men ( Rushian King )
5) All In The Family ( Narps )

6) The Twilight Zone ( Lucas )

Rod Serling and a host of brilliant writers break ground .. Often imitated, never duplicated

Richard Matheson was a genius

Edited by Lucas, 15 September 2017 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

Nice one Lucas! That was going to be my second choice!

Easily, Kung Fu and Twilight Zone are my top 2.

In fact, the original Star Trek would be my #3.

So already my top 3 have been covered! :hail:

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 15 September 2017 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:38 AM

Btw for the record my copy & paste skills blow lol. Also All In The Family as a breakthrough and iconic show pretty much speaks for itself. Sorry for breaking the rules so quickly...

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:45 AM

View PostNarps, on 15 September 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

Btw for the record my copy & paste skills blow lol. Also All In The Family as a breakthrough and iconic show pretty much speaks for itself. Sorry for breaking the rules so quickly...

The first few years of All in the Family are better than any other sitcom ever. The problem is I don't think it sustained in the later years

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:53 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 15 September 2017 - 11:45 AM, said:

View PostNarps, on 15 September 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

Btw for the record my copy & paste skills blow lol. Also All In The Family as a breakthrough and iconic show pretty much speaks for itself. Sorry for breaking the rules so quickly...

The first few years of All in the Family are better than any other sitcom ever. The problem is I don't think it sustained in the later years
Agree 1000%. As with most everything in life it went on way too long(notable exceptions Barry Sanders & Jim Brown to name a couple). Most people and entities never know when enough is enough...

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:10 PM

1) Star Trek ( Ken Jennings )
2) The Wire ( Maverick )
3) Kung Fu ( Johnny Blaze )
4) Mad Men ( Rushian King )
5) All In The Family ( Narps )
6) The Twilight Zone ( Lucas )

7) Six Feet Under (custom55)

Great HBO series and the casting was perfect.  I was very sad once the series ended.  Loved the theme song !!!

Edited by custom55, 15 September 2017 - 12:11 PM.


#14 KenJennings

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:34 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 15 September 2017 - 11:22 AM, said:

Does the Star Trek answer cover ALL Trek shows?

No, we can go through them all.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 02:52 PM

View PostNarps, on 15 September 2017 - 11:53 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 15 September 2017 - 11:45 AM, said:

View PostNarps, on 15 September 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

Btw for the record my copy & paste skills blow lol. Also All In The Family as a breakthrough and iconic show pretty much speaks for itself. Sorry for breaking the rules so quickly...

The first few years of All in the Family are better than any other sitcom ever. The problem is I don't think it sustained in the later years
Agree 1000%. As with most everything in life it went on way too long(notable exceptions Barry Sanders & Jim Brown to name a couple). Most people and entities never know when enough is enough...

Yeah, TV shows go on for way too long in the US. Even a lot of the great ones become hit and miss once they get past the fifth or sixth seasons. They get too far away from the original intent of the show that later seasons don't have the same impact and have too much filler. I've have seen shows that have fallen off in later seasons and have been able to recover though. There are a select few that have been able to keep it strong through a long run.

All In The Family is no exception. It was a fantastic, groundbreaking show but there isn't too much that is must see in the later seasons.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

8) 30 Rock (Segue Myles)

One of my favourite shows ever. It is something I return too when my depression gets bleak.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:42 PM

1) Star Trek ( Ken Jennings )
2) The Wire ( Maverick )
3) Kung Fu ( Johnny Blaze )
4) Mad Men ( Rushian King )
5) All In The Family ( Narps )
6) The Twilight Zone ( Lucas )
7) Six Feet Under (custom55)
8) 30 Rock (Segue Myles)

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:10 PM

View Postthesweetscience, on 15 September 2017 - 03:42 PM, said:

1) Star Trek ( Ken Jennings )
2) The Wire ( Maverick )
3) Kung Fu ( Johnny Blaze )
4) Mad Men ( Rushian King )
5) All In The Family ( Narps )
6) The Twilight Zone ( Lucas )
7) Six Feet Under (custom55)
8) 30 Rock (Segue Myles)
9)Taxi (thesweetscience)
10) The Ren and Stimpy Show (hemibeers)

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:38 PM

1) Star Trek ( Ken Jennings )
2) The Wire ( Maverick )
3) Kung Fu ( Johnny Blaze )
4) Mad Men ( Rushian King )
5) All In The Family ( Narps )
6) The Twilight Zone ( Lucas )
7) Six Feet Under (custom55)
8) 30 Rock (Segue Myles)
9)Taxi (thesweetscience)
10) The Ren and Stimpy Show (hemibeers)
11) The Venture Bros. (ReRushed)

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:46 PM

View PostNarps, on 15 September 2017 - 11:53 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 15 September 2017 - 11:45 AM, said:

View PostNarps, on 15 September 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

Btw for the record my copy & paste skills blow lol. Also All In The Family as a breakthrough and iconic show pretty much speaks for itself. Sorry for breaking the rules so quickly...

The first few years of All in the Family are better than any other sitcom ever. The problem is I don't think it sustained in the later years
Agree 1000%. As with most everything in life it went on way too long(notable exceptions Barry Sanders & Jim Brown to name a couple). Most people and entities never know when enough is enough...

The only sitcom that sustained all the way through its long run is Cheers. If someone doesn't list it soon, I probably will.




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