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2:40 am on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Seems like the TV shows of 2-3 years ago were better than today's... a lot of today's are just recycled ideas.

What were some of your favorites from the turn of the century?

1:18 pm on Aug 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think the shows were actually better. I can't stand all this reality tv CRAPOLA that they insist on feeding us today. And, as much as I love Law & Order and CSI, I don't think TV can stand another cop/crime scene investigation show. I know there are at least 2 news ones coming out this year, but enough already!
1:20 pm on Aug 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Friends
Fraser

Cant see how or why people thought these two were any good.

You could see the jokes coming a mile off.

for me its got to be, Midsummer Murders and Minder.

leave it out Arfur...

4:58 pm on Aug 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The Prisoner was technically before my time, but I remember watching reruns as a kid, and that big white ball chasing people around gave me bad dreams. So of course, I watched it every chance I got.

In general, I haven't watched much network TV since the 80s. I think the networks have kinda dropped the ball since then. Anything interesting and innovative seems to be coming out on cable.

Is TV better or worse now than 10, 20, or 30 years ago?

Better. By a long shot. When you look at the great documentaries and "educational" programs available on cable (Discovery, History, Animal Planet, etc etc), plus the neat stuff on channels like Bravo (Canadian) and IFC, there's a lot going on. We're far more easily exposed to cross-cultural content, and can use the "boob-tube" for genuinely educational purposes.

IMHO

5:26 pm on Aug 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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older
- Kinght Rider (come on, all you germans out there)
- Dukes of Hazzard
- Transformers - I rented the movie not that long ago.
- Benny Hill

current
- Curb your enthusiasm
- Family Guy
- 24. This show is excellent and fun. Get it on dvd.
- hbo stuff: band of brothers, sopranos

Yes, child of the 80s. I for one think it's rose colored glasses.

jake you just need to turn off the old star trek reruns.

i also saw this one movie on the sundance channel about some soldier who deserted and then lived in the desert and started a relationship with a leopard. amazing.

12:03 am on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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pendanticist: I didn't mention Sky King because I figured I was the only one around old enough to remember it! GREAT show.... well, so were some of the early Mouseketeers serials.... Spin and Marty....
5:49 am on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Out of the blue of the western sky comes SKY KING. Yes, vkaryl, if you remember that, you are as ancient as you profess.
1:53 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I used to have an autographed picture of Sky King. Wonder if it's still in some box somewhere....
3:08 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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DG, your list made me smile. I broke several toy Winchesters as a kid trying to be Rifleman.

I have to also add the Johnny Weismiller Tarzan movies. Me liked Jane.

6:33 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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if you remember that, you are as ancient as you profess.

You're only really ancient if you remember the name of his plane.

I broke several toy Winchesters as a kid trying to be Rifleman.

Yeah, always got my fingers tangled up. But I really liked Steve McQueen in "Wanted Dead or Alive" with his sawed-off whatever it was. Had a plastic one of those, too. Got my fingers twisted up just as badly.

5:38 pm on Aug 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Song Bird?
6:21 pm on Aug 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Currently, I think I only go out of my way to watch:

Stargate Atlantis {until it gets old}
The Sopranos {new season every two years}
The West Wing

Notable mentions:

Monk
Family Guy
SNL {Yeph, I still like to watch it now and then}
Star Trek Enterprise {I can't help it, I am half-geek}

I dislike all of the reality based programming, and can't understand people's fascination with gross stuff.

3:36 am on Aug 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am a tv ADDICT. always have been.

haven't had real cable for the last 10 months, b/c I knew it would have severely thrown my motivation for self-employment off way more that it already was. but holy crap.. but when I move, definitely going with the full on digital or sat. package, and planning on buying myself a nice new widescreen for XMAS.

faves as a kid: (those of you who know i'm a tomboy won't be that surprised)

A-Team
Dukes of Hazzard (yay need to buy season 1 on dvd)
Knight Rider
MacGyver
Magnum PI
Fantasy Island

as i got a little older/more girly:
facts of life (esp during the 80's glam/george clooney years)
who's the boss (alyssa milano was the ultimate then)

then the nightime soaps
falcon crest, dallas, 90210, melrose place

currents:
ER (well, for the last 10 yrs.)
Amazing Race (cool to see some others here like it- i seriously am on the verge of looking for a partner for it)
Survivor
Animal Precinct (i watch the web highlights)
Crossing Jordan
Las Vegas
Scrubs
Will & Grace
2 and 1/2 Men

Monday Night Football

Upcoming Season Hopefuls:

I'll probably watch the apprentice again and the benefactor (mark cuban's) as well.

the new CSI with Gary Sinise - only sucks that it's based in NYC, and enough crime dramas are there already. Chicago would have been cool.

Hawaii ( a new magnum?;)

The Mountain (hey, it's a nightime soap about a ski resort - I have to watch)

1:19 pm on Aug 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Song Bird?

You got it, Lawman, though I think most Flying Bobcats would spell it as one word, "Songbird".

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