TV shows you love

  • Look at the title thread, I thought about it! :)

    I'm sure but as you listed some recent HIGNFYs it just felt like what TV shows you've watched recently.


    If it's meant to be the shows you've loved most I'd say The Wire, Broadchurch, The Singing Detective, Seinfeld, The Thick Of It.

    Abandon all reason

  • I'm sure but as you listed some recent HIGNFYs it just felt like what TV shows you've watched recently.


    If it's meant to be the shows you've loved most I'd say The Wire, Broadchurch, The Singing Detective, Seinfeld, The Thick Of It.

    I don't watch those shows you listed, but prefer comedy.. However, I do love Seinfeld :)

  • CURRENT:

    Blacklist

    Real Time with Bill Maher

    Westworld

    Pioneer Woman

    Blue Bloods

    Saturday Night Live

    Rock and Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar

    Little People, Big World

    The Big Interview with Dan Rather

    When Calls The Heart

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maiselle

    Better Call Saul

    Barry

    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Manifest

    Rock Legends

    Bob's Burgers

    Our Cartoon President

    Family Guy

    The Simpsons


    OLDER SHOWS AND RERUNS

    Doc Martin

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents

    The Rifleman

    The Monkees

    Leave It To Beaver

    Green Acres

    Madam Secretary

    Keeping Up Appearances

    Absolutely Fabulous

    The Avengers (with Emma Peel and John Steed) not the superhero series

    Fawlty Towers

    Ballykissangel

    Downton Abbey

    Eastenders

    Father Ted

    The Young Ones

    Benny Hill

    Mr. Bean

    Jonathan Creek

    Cracker

    The Naked Chef

    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    Laugh-In

    The Bob Newhart Show

    The Andy Griffith Show

    Get Smart

    Monty Python's Flying Circus

    Bewitched

    ...and on and on...

  • I meant to add in to all-time most loved, the one-off BBC drama series State Of Play, from the early 2000s. A really intelligent well-written media and politics drama.


    No-one so far apparently has any love for factual shows. At its peak in the 70s to early 90s the BBC science documentary series Horizon was a great factual show that examined a wide range of topics. One episode in about 1978 was a huge influence on me. It meticulously looked at the absurd work of Erich von Dainiken and his preposterous claims that human civilisation has been helped along by visiting aliens. They interviewed him, allowed him to waffle on about his nonsense, then systematically took him apart, disproving one claim after another until he was red-faced and angry. I was 13 and already interested in science (I then studied it and worked in it) and it really taught me about analysing things and the use of evidence.

    Abandon all reason