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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

208-- American Masters (1985-present). An excellent biographical documentary series on iconic Americans or people who've made it big in America, mostly in the arts but also from other walks of life.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:53 PM

209-- American Experience (1988-present). Another excellent documentary series on PBS, this one focussing on a wide range of events of American history.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:11 PM

210) That 70's show (1998-2006)

In some ways I am a tad too young to relate to this show in that I was only in single digits during the decade it takes place. However, it seems like a lot of it is probably pretty accurate. The truth however is that the themes and characters could be from just about any decade though and there are probably some inconsistencies here and there. For example did anyone really say "burn" to mean you insulted someone back then? Maybe it was a regional thing. Not sure. Anyway, it was good fun while it lasted. A bit of trivia here. The theme song(not the version on the show) was originally written and recorded by a relatively obscure band called Big Star. At some point in the series Cheap Trick did the version of the same song for the show.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:02 PM

211)   Alaister Cooke's America

I don't exactly remember it all that well, so maybe I'd find the political leanings of the show (if any, I really don't remember it all that well) not necessarily coincident with mine (and who knows, maybe they would), but as a 9 or 10 year old kid, this show was a great introduction to American history.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:25 PM

201) St. Elsewhere (LABT)
202) Angie Tribeca (KenJennings)
203) 203) Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet ( HemiBeers )
204) The Goldbergs (Rushian King)
205) Medium (New World Man)
206) Oz ( Lucas )
207) Wonder Woman ( Rushian King )
208) American Masters ( Rushian King )
209) American Experience ( Rushian King )
210) That 70s Show ( New World Man )
211) Alaister Cooke's America ( Laughed At By Time )

212) Jack Horkheimer's Star Hustler / Star Gazer ( Lucas )

PBS' astronomy series starring Jack Horkheimer - each ep was never longer than 10 minutes, but the show is still running after 41 years on the air ..... Great memories of this show, as it was usually the last thing on the air before the test pattern was put up and for Tomita's incredible performance of Arabesque #1 as the theme music ...

Geared towards kids, the Star Hustler name was changed to Star Gazer in 1997 with the advent of the internet, and some misguided searches on the web :lol:


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:04 PM

View PostLucas, on 08 December 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:


212) Jack Horkheimer's Star Hustler / Star Gazer ( Lucas )

Never heard of this. Pretty sure my PBS doesn't have this on. It sounds good.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:07 PM

213-- The Walking Dead (2010-present). It's not a great show, or very often very good, but I like it well enough to never miss an episode.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:33 PM

214--Cavemen (LABT)

Described as a buddy comedy, it edges out Friends in the rankings of that genre by virtue of its shorter run.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:40 AM

201) St. Elsewhere (LABT)
202) Angie Tribeca (KenJennings)
203) Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet ( HemiBeers )
204) The Goldbergs (Rushian King)
205) Medium (New World Man)
206) Oz ( Lucas )
207) Wonder Woman ( Rushian King )
208) American Masters ( Rushian King )
209) American Experience ( Rushian King )
210) That 70s Show ( New World Man )
211) Alaister Cooke's America ( LABT )
212) Jack Horkheimer's Star Hustler / Star Gazer ( Lucas )
213) The Walking Dead (Rushian King)
214) Cavemen (LABT)

215) America's Test Kitchen (KenJennings)

My all time favorite cooking show. I was extremely disappointed when Chris Kimball left the program after last season, but the show is very instructive and demonstrative on how to actually cook. This isn't one of the personality/drama driven 'cooking game shows' that the Food Network is so obsessed with these days; it's a real, no nonsense, learn-to-cook show. I love that their recipes are all tested by a tasting panel, and painstakingly perfected through trial and error. Their ingredient taste tests and kitchen gadget reviews are also very helpful in elevating a home cook's skills.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:50 AM

216) Sledge Hammer! (Stormtron)

Seeing Police Squad! and Angie Tribeca on the list reminded me of this show. It didn't last long, but it was funny as f**k.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:01 PM

217-- The Flash (2014-present). Another show that's not the greatest but I find entertaining for the most part (except when they do the relationship stuff as is expected for a CW show). In a nice touch, the actor who played The Flash in the short-lived 90s show occasionally appears as an alternate Earth Flash on this one. By far the best CW DC Comics show.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:59 PM

218) Blue Bloods

One of my favorite shows from the last few years. Not just another cop show in that it actually gets you to think. A very good show with good stories and a lot going on.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:47 AM

Inidividual Viewing Lists (only those with at least 5 picks)

All spaces were removed to make it easier to filter in Excel.

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MontyPython'sFlyingCircus
NightGallery
TonightShowwithJohnnyCarson
ScoobyDoo,WhereAreYou?
SydandMartyKroftShows
BobNewhart/Newhart
ElectricCompany
HollywoodSquares
MatchGame
WinBenStein'sMoney

hemibeers
TheRenandStimpyShow
TwinPeaks
HappyDays
TheMunsters
GetSmart
ILoveLucy
TheEdSullivanShow
Mythbusters
TheGongShow
TheAndyGriffithShow
LostinSpace
60Minutes
CaptainKangaroo
AmericanBandstand
SoulTrain
LarryKingLive
Charlie'sAngels
TheRealWorld
Dallas
Gunsmoke
Cops
Dr.JeffRockyMountainVet

JohnnyBlaze
KungFu
Cheers
InSearchOf..
TheMuppetShow
Spider-ManandHisAmazingFriends
UnsolvedMysteries
TheIncredibleHulk
DungeonsandDragons
ThundarrtheBarbarian

KenJennings
StarTrek
TheSimpsons
TheA-Team
Penn&Teller:Bullshit!
Newsradio
BetterCallSaul
FamilyGuy
HellonWheels
TheJoyofPainting
DoctorWho
Married...WithChildren
TheOrville
Benson
NormMacDonaldLive
NightCourt
WhoseLineIsItAnyways
PoliceSquad
WheelofFortune
AngieTribeca
America'sTestKitchen

LABT
LeaveittoBeaver
JoanieLovesChachi
TheDickVanDykeShow
Hogan'sHeroes
FTroop
IDreamofJeannie
Jeopardy
Flipper
MondayNightFootball
GomerPyle,USMC
FiringLine
GrandSlam
ThisWeekInBaseball
WhoDoYouThinkYouAre
TheNFLToday
JamesAt15
ThePartridgeFamily
St.Elsewhere
AlaisterCooke'sAmerica
Cavemen

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TheTwilightZone
TheOddCouple
Columbo
TheMaryTylerMooreShow
TheAvengers
ThePrisoner
AlfredHitchcockPresents
DonKirshner'sRockConcert/TheMidnightSpecial
DaAliGShow
TheSopranos
DarkShadows
TheOuterLimits
TheKennyEverettVideoShow
MajisukaGakuen
Oh!Mikey
GetALife
Thunderbirds
SpeedRacer
Gatchaman/BattleOfThePlanets
AstroBoy
OneStepBeyond
Jackass
Oz
JackHorkheimer'sStarHustler/StarGazer

Narps
AllInTheFamily
GreenAcres
M*A*S*H
MyThreeSons
AmericanPickers
House

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TheBigBangTheory
StarTrek:TheNextGeneration
LawandOrder:SVU
Frasier
ALF
Moonlighting
NorthernExposure
FearFactor
TheHoneymooners
SharkTank
ThatMetalShow
TheMentalist
Cheaters
NCIS

ReRushed
TheVentureBros.
TheRockfordFiles
QuincyM.E.
Psych
Emergency!
TheSixMillionDollarMan

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MadMen
Seinfeld
SCTV
CurbYouEnthusiasm
BattlestarGalactica
TrailerParkBoys
ArrestedDevelopment
HockeyNightInCanada
TimeTeam
Survivor
MutualOfOmaha'sWildKingdom
Nature
TheNatureOfThings
CivilWar
Gilligan'sIsland
AntiquesRoadshow
TheFlintstones
Nova
Deadwood
TheHilariousHouseOfFrightenstein
TheWayne&ShusterShow
Rome
Carnivàle
LateNightWithDavidLetterman
Spartacus:BloodAndSand/Spartacus:GodsOfTheArena
Hannibal
TheBugsBunnyAndTweetyShow
FreaksAndGeeks
TheLarrySandersShow
StrangerThings
TheAmericans
Legion
FindingYourRoots
TheStarlost
TheLittleRascals/OurGang
Bizarre
LALaw
Louie
StorageWars
LittleHouseOnThePrairie
AgentsOfS.H.I.E.L.D
Vikings
TheNewlywedGame
Siskel&Ebert
TheGoldbergs
WonderWoman
AmericanMasters
AmericanExperience
TheWalkingDead

thesweetscience
Taxi
Coach
BreakingBad
NYPDBlue
BarneyMiller
Dexter

Toymaker
TheEqualizer
Firefly
WKRPinCincinnati
SanfordandSon
StargateSG-1

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

Omg look at all these shows!

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 11:49 AM

I hope we aren't done. There's one more I want to add.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:30 PM

View PostNew_World_Man, on 16 December 2017 - 11:49 AM, said:

I hope we aren't done. There's one more I want to add.
Why would you think we'd stop at 218?

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:28 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 16 December 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:

View PostNew_World_Man, on 16 December 2017 - 11:49 AM, said:

I hope we aren't done. There's one more I want to add.
Why would you think we'd stop at 218?

Normally I wouldn't question it but I got suspicious after seeing the list that Ken Jennings posted of all our tv shows. Lol. It's almost as if he's going to send them to Santa to see if they are naughty or nice shows.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:06 PM

219) Rocko's Modern Life (KenJennings)

A favorite from my childhood, this show holds up today, and is still entertaining. I've recently taken to showing my nephew a copy of the series that I downloaded online, and we're loving it. The show is packed with absurdity and inuendos, which allows viewers of any age to appreciate it, with the kids having no idea how far over their heads a number of jokes fly.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:07 PM

220-- Frontline (1983-present). Yup another PBS show. A wide ranging news documentary program. Not all topics might be of interest but when they are they're good.

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 02:06 AM

221) The Office

I wasn't a huge fan of this when it was first on but did watch it occasionally. However, it does deserve to be on here and it is where I first heard about Steve Carrel(who I later became a big fan of). Some very quirky characters in this show especially Dwight. I can't think of anyone more annoying than Michael(Steve Carell). I probably wouldn't last one day on the job with a boss like that. Lol. It was still a good show though.




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