Monday, September 20, 2010

Top 10 TV Shows

Today is Alex J Cavanaugh’s Top 10 TV Shows blogfest. Check out his site for a full listing of participants.



My Top 10 in no particular order:



X-Files

Never missed an episode - I was an X-Files junkie! The mythos was interesting, but the stand-alone episodes were the best. And yes, I wanted Mulder and Scully to get together SO bad!


House

The man you love to hate! He’s so terrible. Great group dynamics, although I’m bummed Cameron and Chase didn’t work out.


CSI

The original is still the best of the series. Miss William Petersen, but Laurence Fishburne is a great addition.


Scooby-Doo

A childhood favorite. Loved the first incarnations of the show, but Scrappy-Doo ruined it for me. I agree with comedian Eddie Izzard - “Scrappy-Doo? Magnum. Boom!”


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This series is not a Trek fan favorite, but it was mine. Excellent writing and I loved all the characters. Got even better once Worf showed up!


Mystery Science Theater 3000

This was a Saturday night staple! Who doesn’t like to make fun of bad movies? Loved the show even more when Mike replaced Joel.


Monty Python’s Flying Circus

My Friday post isn’t named after one of their skits for nothing! Silly, twisted British humor - gotta love it! John Cleese steals every scene for me.


Ground Force

Surprise garden makeovers - how cool is that? Loved the neat ideas, although I’d never attempt any of them - I just want these guys to visit my backyard and surprise ME!


Farscape

Such an original concept and series! Loved all the quirky characters, although Chiana was my favorite.


The Muppet Show

I love the Muppets and the original show, with a new guest each week and zany skits, was so much fun. Best episode - Alice Cooper!

68 comments:

Rayna M. Iyer said...

My son tells me to tell you that Scooby Doo is his favourite show too. The other one begs to differ- DreamKix is their favourite show. Well, it is one of them....

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I'm with you on the Muppet Show, Scooby Doo, X-Files, and House (although House grosses me out frequently and I have to change the channel.) :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great choices! X-Files and Star Trek were awesome. Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

Tabitha Bird said...

I love the Muppets too :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Great list! I love so many of these. I can't believe I didn't think of the Muppets for my list. I LOVE the Muppets - especially poor old Beaker :)

Mason Canyon said...

Scooby-Doo is such a cute show, always made you laugh. Great list. I agree I miss William Petersen on CSI, just not the same.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Agnes said...

Love love love Monty Python!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Had to go with some childhood favorites!!

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

X-Files! That was one of my favourites too. Battlestar Galactica before Star Trek. I can't remember what the British sitcoms were called that I watched when I was a kid.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, man! I LOVED Scooby Doo! Totally didn't occur to me to include cartoons, but that was my childhood FAVORITE! (I keep wanting to write 'I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you darned kids' into my cozy mystery *snort*) And Monty Python!!! I wish I'd paid more attention when I was young--I LOVE the movies, but have only seen the sketches here and there from the show. "This parrot has expired!" (Michael Palin is my Python of choice)

Karen Lange said...

Who doesn't like The Muppet Show? I've always thought they disguised it well - making it look like it was for kids, when in reality it's the big people who were watching...

Gregg said...

My wife liked House, but I couldn't get into it. Love CSI. Yes, I am sorry the cast has changed so much. Now apparently Katherine is getting out. I guess I should watch one day the Muppet Show.

Stephen Tremp said...

The Muppet Show could easily make my list. Scooby Doo was my favorite when I was a kids. Monty Python could have gotten an Honorable Mention too. Great list.

Stephen Tremp

Mara Nash said...

Oh! The Muppets! How could I forget the Muppets?! I absolutely adored that show. *sigh* My list is growing every time I read someone else's list!

Karen Walker said...

How fun, Diane. Our lists couldn't be more different, but that's what makes bloggydom so darned interesting.
karen

Kristi said...

I too loved the Muppets! These lists have been SO FUN to read!

Emily White said...

Great choices! I forgot all about The Muppets! Shame on me. :D

Tamara Narayan said...

House is my favorite. I'm still catching up on Season six on DVD. The new season starts tonight! Scooby Doo is my six-year-old's fave.

Jo-Jo said...

Oh how I loved the Muppet show! I think Little House on the Prairie would have topped my list since I still record it on the Hallmark Channel. I know, I'm a sap!

arlee bird said...

The more of these lists I see, the more out of it I feel. There are so many shows I've never watched. When I was a kid, I felt like a TV expert. I think the advent of video tended to make me watch more movies and cable TV meant so many new choices that I never got hooked on any one show most of the time.
I did watch the "Muppet Show" every now and then and always enjoyed it.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Budd said...

Great list. Montey Python and Farscape=Awesome.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hart, that made me LOL!!

Karen - exactly! The Muppets were really for adults who were kids at heart.
Good to see The Muppet Show was loved by so many.

Lee, don't feel old! Some of the shows I don't know either.

Helen Ginger said...

Some of those, like Ground Force, I know nothing about. My guess is they're cable, which we can't get here. Umpteen years ago, my favorite show was Dark Shadows.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I love House! Can't wait for tonight.

Clarissa Draper said...

Yeah, this is wonderful. Just in time for the new season of shows to start.

Clarissa Draper from Listen To The Voices

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

DS9 was a good series.

Tara said...

The Muppet Show was probably is all-time favorite!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful list Diane, I knew a few of yours but I suppose as wer'e opposite sides of the world it's only natural that we don't watch all the same shows.

Have a lovely week
Yvonne,

Hannah Kincade said...

Yay!! another Farscape fan!! *virtual high five*

I love House!! It's not on my top ten list yet because I've missed a bunch of episodes over the years. Soon though.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I’m so excited that the new season of House starts tonight. I like your choices. The only show I haven’t heard about or seen was Farscape.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yvonne, I imagine you've seen Ground Force!

Hannah, you've got some catching up to do with House.

Ellie said...

Scooby Doo! I loved that show. Although annoyingly every time I wear a polo neck jumper, people say I look like Velma. LOL.

Great list!

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Lynn said...

I don't think I saw the Alice Cooper muppet show! Did you see the movies too? I like that you have SciFi mixed in here. It's my tv genre of choice now!

Jennie Bailey said...

Is it bad that I bought my nephew the old school Scooby Doo to watch together when I am babysitting? I just don't like the newest version. I'll have to pick up The Muppets as well! Love them both! Great list. I can't believe House didn't make mine. What was I thinking???

Elana Johnson said...

I, too, love Star Trek and X-Files and CSI. Love the crime dramas too, like Law & Order.

Summer Ross said...

I've never watched much of CSI, but x-files and house are top notch

DEZMOND said...

oh, I love seeing MUPPETS in your list!! :))

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Ellie, you need to post a picture of that!

Lynn, the Alice Cooper show is priceless!

Jennie, the newer versions were awful compared to the original. Especially the movie! And yes, I own all the Muppet movies, too.

Dezmond, I'm a Muppet softie at heart!

iZombie said...

scooby rocks...
such great choices, so many to choose
:)........
iZombie

Nancy J. Parra said...

Ha~ I just visited another blog and said, "Wait, you missed Fringe!" LOL I love Walter.

Great list. Like them all.

Hope you have a great week~ :D

Karen Peterson said...

The Muppet Show is a great choice! I used to watch it all the time!

aspiring_x said...

DS9 was my favorite star trek too! and my kids adore scooby doo!

Lynda Young said...

Yay for the muppet Show, Monty Python, and Scooby Doo!! But I love all on your list.

Mike Douglas said...

There have been so many great shows, and I'm such a TV addict I'd be hard pressed to put up a top 10. You've done a good job of it though. I agree with all of them except "Scooby-Doo," which I've never seen. I'll take your word for that one. *chuckle*

Kitten said...

I LURVED The Muppet Show. I carried an old-school metal Muppet Show lunchbox and thermos to school as a kid. I miss it so much!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL - everyone is a Scooby and Muppet fan!

Hey Mike! You've never seen Scooby-Doo? Dude, I know you're not THAT old! Come on!

The Words Crafter said...

THE MUPPET SHOW!!! FARSCAPE!!! And my husband loved Mystery Science Theater....wow, you have an uber cool list here!!!!!

Animal (Muppet Show) is my FAVORITE. I have a few T-shirts with his pic on it and I have to explain to the kids in my class that he's Elmo's neighbor and that they're friends :P

Mike Douglas said...

hah ... Well, you talked me into it! I'll have a look next time it pops up in front of me. Meanwhile, don't forget the season premier of "House" is on tonight. Should be interesting to say the least.

Riv Re said...

I love Monty Python, even though it's waaaaay before my time. I do the John Cleese disdainful face perfectly.

Peggy Frezon said...

Fun! lol, although I don't watch a single show on your list.But that's why they make all different types of shows, right? Some of my top 10 would be 30 Rock and The Office. Gotta admit I also like Survivor!

RaShelle said...

Hi Diane - Used to love the Muppets when I was little too. And House! I love to hate that guy. =D

DL Hammons said...

I totally forgot about Monty Python (facepalm)!!! And I FARSCAPE is another one that almost made my list. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mike, I kept waiting for House to take a really bad turn tonight, but it surprised me! And be sure you get one of the first year Scooby Doos. Bet you can see it on Hulu.

Dl, how could you forget the Monty Python?

Erin Kane Spock said...

I love Ground Force! I haven't seen that in years. They even did a Ground Force America. I want them to come to my house. My only peeve was that I couldn't help but wish that Charlie would buy a bra...

abrokenlaptop.com said...

MST3K!! MST3K!! I'm swoony just seeing the picture up there! :D

-Mercedes

Ishta Mercurio said...

Oh, The Muppet Show! That was one of my all-time favorites when I was a kid. I still think it's great. Thanks for the reminder!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Oh, The Muppet Show! That was one of my all-time favorites when I was a kid. I still think it's great. Thanks for the reminder!

Angela M. said...

I have to agree w/ Jemi. Beaker was one of my favorites on The Muppets (also Statler & Waldorf). And yay for another MST3K listing! House is addicting, btw. I didn't start watching it until after it'd been on a while, but now I can't turn the channel when I find it on, even though I kinda know how the episode's going to turn out ;)

DLCurran said...

Good list - some I haven't seen. And there's Scooby-Doo... my brother's childhood favourite and the show that scared me silly. Yep, sadly I was a chicken! ;)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Angela, I was an Animal girl myself - LOL!

Christina Rodriguez said...

Obviously I'm missing something because I just DO NOT get the appeal of House. I'm probably just burned out on the entire hospital-drama genre, though.

Jai Joshi said...

Love your show list. I was a major fan of x-files too and never missed an episode except during the last season. I missed almost all of that.

Jai

Kelley said...

Excellent list! also we used the same picture for House :)

Ellie said...

I loved House, then my son became sick and it was like an episode of House, couldn't watch after that. He is fine, it was a strange virus.

Muppet Show n' Scooby Doo make me smile...cute~

baygirl32 said...

Love the Muppets! I've never heard of Ground Force before

Debbie's World of Books said...

I really need to give DS9 another chance. Love TNG and Voyager but never got into DS9.

Susanne Drazic said...

Have watched/do watch a few of the shows you have listed.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I would agree with you on the X files and the Muppets.