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« on: July 22, 2010, 01:51:15 AM »

So, moving this over in bits from the dazed forum Jimbob set up. May take a while as I'm having a busy day at work. But you know I love to waste time when I should be earning my keep!!!

My Top 20 TV shows

20. Fresh Prince of Bel Air



Now this is a story all about how i watched this story every day as a child, and I'd like to take a minute just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became obsessed with Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

The theme song pretty much tells the story. Boy from the "ghetto" leaves his home in Philadelphia to live with his rich relatives in Bel Air. Boy turns relatives lives upside done with his ridiculous antics.

Fresh Prince was a staple in my house during its entire run. The clash of opposites between Will and Carlton often being the major highlight, not to mention the constant jokes about Uncle Phil's weight. It was groundbreaking in many ways, being one of a few African-American sitcoms to achieve widespred appeal to audiences outside its intended market, but it's true strength was that it never realy took itself too seriously. Sure it had it's preachyness on occasion, but I enjoyed the tendancy to break the fourth wall.

Favourite moments often include Carlton's finger-snapping dance and  two classics with Jazz - 1) being thrown out the door; and 2) making reference to Mrs Banks looking "different since you had the baby", as Vivienne was recast in season 4.
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 02:01:45 AM »

19. Burn Notice



A very clever show. I quite enjoy spy stuff, and this diary-style offering is very entertaining.

Michael Western, covert operatist and super spy, is "burned" (disavowed) from the CIA, dumped in Miami and sets about finding out why. In order to do so he requires the assistance of his crazy, and unbelievably hot, ex-girlfriend, an old spy chum, and, of course, his dysfunctional family.

Action packed, humourous, and the backdrop of babe-filled Miami. Pure gold. Plus the "spy handbook" stuff, in which Western explains methods of espionage in layman's terms - ie: How to make C4....for idiots etc - is always amusing.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 02:05:07 AM »

18. Weeds



Um, my um, favourite part of um....what is that show again *drool*....oh yeah, um....Weeds is....show...good...um story about. Hmmmm.
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Okay. Weeds is awesome because, well, just look at that picture - NANCY IS HOT!!!

The story of a stay at home mum who is forced to sell weed to support her family after her husband dies, Weeds is lots of fun. Between Nancy's hopeless brother in law, and her dip-shit accountant Doug, there are some bloody hilarious moments to be had. Not to mention the exploits Nancy has while establishing herself as a major player in the weed business.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 02:09:35 AM »

17. Malcolm in the Middle



Originally promoted as "A real-life Simpsons", Malcolm in the Middle covers all the dynamics I would expect from a sitcom. From Malcolms interactions with his supergeek class at school, Dewey and Reece's constant war, Francis and his life at Military school, to Lois' psychotic treatment of her children, there are plenty of laughs in every episode. Hal is also one of my favourite Tv dads.

A great commentry on family life (particularly yank families), and an overall hilarious show.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 02:42:54 AM »

16.  Robin Hood (BBC)



Having always been a sucker for Robin Hood stories, it's no shock that I latched on to this BBC offering. Fairly true to the common mythology, the action is quite good (gotta love sword fights and people with bows and shit!), and the story of a tortured Robin returned to England from the crusades has enough girth for an interesting plot! Robin is the typical tortured hero, Marian is hot, and the Sherrif of Nottingham is delightfully evil.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 01:59:39 AM »

15. That 70s Show



Would have enjoyed a much higher ranking had I completed this back when i started it. Was pretty much the only thing you'd find in my DVD player for a while, but it's worn a little bit thin. That 70s Show had a great dynamic about it. Another show that used its ensemble cast very well. Eric shits me, but that's kinda the point. Plus Red would put his foot up Eric's arse if he did anything too shite. But in all honesty, it was something I liked to watch while *cough, cough*. Put it this way...Tommy Chong was in it. It actually served as a pretty good platform for some semi-decent careers. I guess Mila is winning that race, which is great. She was much better than Donna. Red Foreman = 2nd Best TV Dad of all time. Stay tuned for number one.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2011, 02:11:58 AM »

14. Heroes



Ahhhh. Heroes. So much promise. Ultimately: FAIL!!!!!!!!!!! If I went off the first season, Heroes would be top 5, no problem.And then came the decline. I so desperately wanted it to go somewhere good. Had I been writing it, it would have. How these US TV morons could f**k up something so simple is beyond me. Heroes had the makings of a brilliant show, but instead we ended up with a brilliant first season, plotholes galore, a shitload of characters and a lot of missed opportunities. Thank you Tim Kring, for breaking television.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2011, 02:45:27 AM »

13. The Sopranos



Pretty self-explanatroy. Fat Italian American. Mafia. Violence. Sex. Drugs. Shrink? Analyse This you say!? Hope you got yourself a gun. It's actually a bit of a travesty to have The Sopranos ranked anywhere outside the top 5. It was critical gold, after all. But while I appreciate that many believe The Sopranos to be one of the greatest shows to ever grace the idiot box, I'm not Italian and I don't worship the shit out of the mafioso. So I loved it, but not "ranked-above 13" loved it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011, 05:44:40 PM »

16.  Robin Hood (BBC)



Having always been a sucker for Robin Hood stories, it's no shock that I latched on to this BBC offering. Fairly true to the common mythology, the action is quite good (gotta love sword fights and people with bows and shit!), and the story of a tortured Robin returned to England from the crusades has enough girth for an interesting plot! Robin is the typical tortured hero, Marian is hot, and the Sherrif of Nottingham is delightfully evil.

God i get so excited at this show, there is nothing i wouldnt do for robin.
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 02:43:38 AM »

16.  Robin Hood (BBC)



Having always been a sucker for Robin Hood stories, it's no shock that I latched on to this BBC offering. Fairly true to the common mythology, the action is quite good (gotta love sword fights and people with bows and shit!), and the story of a tortured Robin returned to England from the crusades has enough girth for an interesting plot! Robin is the typical tortured hero, Marian is hot, and the Sherrif of Nottingham is delightfully evil.

God i get so excited at this show, there is nothing i wouldnt do for robin.

*raises an eyebrow* Maid Marian might have some things to say about that.
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2011, 09:59:22 AM »

hell shes so hot, i'd include her
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2011, 07:40:51 AM »

"= 2nd Best TV Dad of all time. Stay tuned for number one."

Impossible Al Bundy and the dad from everybody loves Raymond are the two best TV dads. It was voted on by god and his angels.
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2011, 02:06:33 AM »

Get finishing, Fresh Prince!
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2011, 03:20:24 AM »

"= 2nd Best TV Dad of all time. Stay tuned for number one."

Impossible Al Bundy and the dad from everybody loves Raymond are the two best TV dads. It was voted on by god and his angels.
Actually, Frank from Everybody Loves Raymond is the second best TV dad. The best is Homer Simpson.
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2011, 06:54:31 AM »

"= 2nd Best TV Dad of all time. Stay tuned for number one."

Impossible Al Bundy and the dad from everybody loves Raymond are the two best TV dads. It was voted on by god and his angels.
Actually, Frank from Everybody Loves Raymond is the second best TV dad. The best is Homer Simpson.

Awww! You ruined my number one. But no. Frank was good, but Red was hilarious!
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 06:03:17 AM »

I said a bump, bump, a bumpitty bump, I said a bump bump bumpitty bump.
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2012, 05:48:07 PM »

Kiks! Kiks! When is this list gonna end, motherf**ker?!
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