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shows you never tire of

Postby molly1216 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:29 pm

just figured i'd share

Futurama - never get tired of it, i have probably run through the entire set over 30 times.
Firefly definitely though i only watch it now once or twice a year.
Farscape - ditto i rewatch all seasons at least once a year, usually twice
well basically all the shows i have on dvd are things i watch over and over, but if i was stuck somewhere with any of those sets, i'd be okay for quite sometime.
Black Books never get tired of Bernard.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby cdouglas » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:16 pm

Twin Peaks, The Muppet Show, and Monty Python's Flying Circus. They never get old. Shut up, Statler and Waldorf.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Dunnyman » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:10 pm

Dick Van Dyke Show-seen 'em all 40 times, they're still pretty funny
Twilight Zone-despite having seen them all, it seems there's some detail I missed in every viewing
Scooby Doo, Where Are You?-go ahead and laugh, it's slice of childhood comfort that never gets stale, even if it IS just a guy in a mask.... :lol:
Looney Tunes-they influenced me in so many ways....and they're still funnier than any South Park, Simpsons or Futurama could ever be...
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby J.M. Vargas » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:33 pm

All three Law & Order shows, particularly D'Onofrio episodes of "Criminal Intent," the Moriarty era of the mothership show (years 1-4) and the Alex Cabbot era of "SVU" (years 2-5). I've seen all the episodes at least twice (some way more than others) and I could watch them a few dozen times more now that they've all been remastered in high-definition for cable syndication. It's like crack cocaine times 650+ episodes (and counting) plus my sister's addicted too. 8)

Secret World of Alex Mack. Half the episodes I can't watch (too kiddie-oriented and dumb) but the other half makes me smile. In an era when the teens of "Gossip Girl" are considered cool its nice to see kid actors portraying relatively normal, troubled and decent teen characters with relatively normal problems about fitting in life and school. Especially if you have telekenitic/electric powers, can turn into water from a chemical spill and the town's bully CEO villain is out to get you.

Match Game reruns (1973-82) on Game Show Network. Shaggy carpeting, sexual innuendo up the whazoo, forgotten 70's celebrities and the unbeatable combo of Reilly/Sommers/Dawson/Rayburn as regulars make this old gameshow ridiculously rewatchable and hilarious.

Mystery Science Theater 3000. The older and wiser I get with age the more jokes and references I previously didn't get become LOL-worthy moments that had flown over my ignoramus mind in years prior.

What's My Line?, specifically the B&W kinescoped version GSN shows Monday through Sunday at 3AM. A time capsule of class and elegance put to the service of a simple panel guessing game, when being called an 'elite' was meant as a complement and suave emcee John Charles Daly presided over class acts like Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf as they guessed average people's line of work. Celebrity Mystery Guest appearances remain thrilling 50+ years after the secret is out.

Honorable mentions: "The Incredible Hulk," "Sailor Moon," "Dexter," "The X-Files," "The Sopranos," "Cardcaptor Sakura" and "The Price Is Right."
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:36 am

Spaced.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:03 am

Dan Mancini wrote:Spaced.


Yup.

Also: Robotech, Cowboy Bebop, Firefly, Futurama and Deadwood.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby molly1216 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:29 am

I forgot...West Wing...west wing makes me happy. I couldn't watch it while W was trashing the constitution...I would start to cry, but now that we have to rebuild from the wreckage I can watch it happily again.

Dunnyman wrote:Dick Van Dyke Show-seen 'em all 40 times, they're still pretty funny

this took me aback...you are right, damn fine show that i haven't seen in AGEs.
and I should. i really liked it too.

Thinking about it some more..
i always stop at MASH, Frasier or indeed Dick van Dyke and West Wing when flicking channels
because it is smart funny...not mama's family funny, but smart funny
and Smart funny stays funny forever.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:31 am

Arrested Development.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby barnaclelapse » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:24 am

Frasier
Cheers
Arrested Development
Rescue Me
Monty Python
Spaced
Batman: TAS
Star Trek: TOS
Star Trek: TNG
The Twilight Zone (original)
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby hoytereden » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:50 am

The Andy Griffith Show-The Barney years only.
"You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead"-Stan Laurel
Moe-"Were you scared?" Larry-"No, just apprehensive." Moe-"Apprehensive, that's a pretty big word.What's it mean?" Larry-"That's scared with a college education!"
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Jim_Thomas » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:17 am

West Wing (Seasons 1-4; 5-7, not so much)
Mash
Night Court
Law & Order (original series only)
Twilight Zone
Frasier
The Drew Carey Show
MPs Flying Circus
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Bryan Pope » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:04 pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 1-3 only)
Angel (entire series)
The Simpsons (seasons 1-7 mostly)
King of the Hill (seasons 1-5 mostly)
The West Wing
M*A*S*H
Futurama
Firefly
The Shield
Sports Night
Moonlighting
(seasons 1-3 only)
Scrubs

Haven't seen it yet, but Spaced is on my must-buy list.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:08 pm

Bryan Pope wrote:
Haven't seen it yet, but Spaced is on my must-buy list.


Go. Right now. Buy it. Watch it. Love it.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Jon Mercer » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:20 pm

Steve T Power wrote:
Bryan Pope wrote:
Haven't seen it yet, but Spaced is on my must-buy list.


Go. Right now. Buy it. Watch it. Love it.

But what if i don't love it? I don't know if I could handle that sort of disappointment.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:20 pm

Jon Mercer wrote:
Steve T Power wrote:
Bryan Pope wrote:
Haven't seen it yet, but Spaced is on my must-buy list.


Go. Right now. Buy it. Watch it. Love it.

But what if i don't love it? I don't know if I could handle that sort of disappointment.


You'd be a massive Wanker.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby BrettCullum » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:33 pm

I hate to echo everyone, but here goes...

TWIN PEAKS - there is something hypnotic, soothing, and unsettling about the show that never ceases to amaze me. I can do most of the lines with the actors by now, but I still love it. I can't believe certain moments ever made it to network television! It was a time when I had hope that broadcast shows would become smart, artsy, and scary. Problem was, PEAKS was the only one to do it.

BUFFY & ANGEL - even the later years of BUFFY still engage me on some level. There was always enough there to care, and even the dreadful last season has saving graces. On the whole it did what TWIN PEAKS did, but with a much funnier tone. ANGEL just got better and better, and was canceled far too soon. But then David Boreanaz was only believable as an unaging vampire for so long. He certainly was getting long in the tooth to play the role for more than eight years if we include the BUFFY run. Yeah, yeah - let's lump FIREFLY in there too. But it has far less material in comparison. Wheedon is amazing! I hope DOLLHOUSE works out...

LOST - You can't truly pick up an episode and watch it randomly, but as an arc each season works. The first set was probably the best (the pilot ranks up with the best of television!), but subsequent years still engage you. I just pray by the end I am not flinging things at my TV. Please end well!

PROFIT - It ran only half a season, but it's still so much fun! Truly a great series that never hit like it should have.

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - Yeah, it looks a bit dated now. But the humor and pathos still work with two of the most beloved antiheroes ever created for a sitcom. The BBC should kiss Jennifer Saunders butt for making English TV hip, crass, and funny as hell.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS - I went there! Sue me! For pure fantasy fun, three chicks fighting the bad guys just can never go wrong.

DARK SHADOWS - Vampire soap opera that BUFFY owes so much to, as well as Anne Rice and that TWILIGHT woman. I can watch it over and over because it's truly one of a kind. Thought it would make soap operas smart and artsy, but like TWIN PEAKS it was an isolated event.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT - Thought it would make sitcoms smart and artsy, but like TWIN PEAKS it was an isolated event.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby SmokestackJones » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:31 pm

Hey there,

Besides the original Twilight Zone and Monty Python's Flying Circus, I gotta say that The Red Green Show is my perennial. I've got the Stuffed and Mounted Six Pack and I never tire of the folks at Possum Lodge.

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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Jon Mercer » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:57 am

I'm probably going to rewatch Chuck quite a bit. That last Christmas episode was awesome.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby TemporalWisdom » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:30 pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Angel
How I Met Your Mother
Animaniacs
Gilmore Girls
(Mostly the early seasons -- it got too damn serious later on)
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby FrankB » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:41 pm

Twilight Zone (original)
Larry Sanders Show
Sopranos
The Wire
30 Rock
The Outer Limits (original)
Mad Men
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby J.M. Vargas » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:01 pm

Jim_Thomas wrote:Law & Order (original series only)


Why? No love whatsoever for Goren-Eames and/or Benson-Stabler? :cry: :cry:
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby molly1216 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:25 pm

J.M. Vargas wrote:
Jim_Thomas wrote:Law & Order (original series only)


Why? No love whatsoever for Goren-Eames and/or Benson-Stabler? :cry: :cry:


I am sorry to break your heart, but yes you can get tired of the entire stable.
I can't seem to watch an episode more than once every 4 or 5 years.
same goes for the CSI stable, it's quality television but if that was the only thing on, i'd kill my tv.
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby tucco » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:37 pm

The Rockford Files
All in the Family
Law & Order original only...
Star Trek original only...
The Office (U.S.)
Land of the Lost (I know I know) original of course
Walking With Neanderthals
The Twilight Zone
Columbo


many more
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Stubblecat » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:28 pm

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - television perfection
Arrested Devleopment - see above
30 Rock - heir to the Arrested Development throne
Trailer Park Boys - because it was shot around my old neighbourhood in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. My high school played the part of Ricky's community college.
Firely - because it was just plain awesome
Futurama - because it will be deeply appreciated by academics someday
Robot Chicken - because it clears my wife out of the room and allows me to re-live a nerdier time
M*A*S*H* - because it reminds me of my long-gone Dad
Survivor - because it's comfort food for my brain. Always the same, always different.
Life On Mars (U.K. version) - because it's a prime example of how British television can tell a superior story and wrap the whole damned thing up in 2 years.

I'm sure there are more...
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Stubby » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:35 pm

1950s-1960s
Twilight Zone
Adventures of Superman
Star Trek
Sgt Bilko
Prisoner
Dick Van Dyke
Honeymooners

1970s
MASH
All in the Family
Taxi
Barney Miller
WKRP in Cincinnatti

1980s
Cheers
Hill Street Blues

1990s and Up
Seinfeld
Homicide:Life on the Street
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby MaxQz » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:53 am

70's
The Rockford Files
The Six Million Dollar Man
80's
Magnum, P.I.
The A-Team
The Equalizer
90's
Seinfeld
The X-Files
South Park
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby the5thghostbuster » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:44 pm

Doctor Who (Classic and new)
Futurama
Batman the Animated Series
PLANETES
Millennium
The Critic
Spaced
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Kevin » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:00 pm

Arthur!
Thomas the tank Engine!
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby ur_next_ex » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:13 pm

Dallas
All In The Family
The Jeffersons
One Day At A Time
Beverly Hills 90210
Frasier
Coloumbo
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Cynthia » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:32 pm

Anything by Irwin Allen - Lost in Space, Voyage, Land of the Giants

A couple of old comedies - Dick Van Dyke, Odd Couple, Mary Tyler Moore

Popcorn shows - A-Team, Alias Smith and Jones, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues,

Now and again - Hawaii 5-0, Profiler, Streets of San Francisco, Burke's Law
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Re: shows you never tire of

Postby Future Man » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:28 pm

Taxi
Whither S. 4-5?
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