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LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 2 years ago
So - I think a new forum for TV Shows is in order, seeing as how shows like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones are hugely popular. I guess a kickstarter for a topic like this, is what are your Top 5 TV Shows of all time and Top 5 atm.

For me it goes like this

1, Community
2, Breaking Bad
3, Modern Family
4. Game of Thrones
5. Doctor Who

Of All time it probably goes like this (Yup, I'm that whipped on it)
2. Friends
3. Breaking Bad
4. The Sopranos
5. Chuck

Haven't gotten around to TWD, should I?
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 2 years ago
If you have any respect for yourself then yes, you will make time to watch the Walking Dead. Otherwise you simply have not lived my friend.

Can I just ask that if this forum becomes popular could people please refrain from posting spoilers? Spoilers make me angry especially since I'm in Australia and I may have to wait longer than other countries. Thanks
ScouserDan (Liverpool) 2 years ago
The Walking Dead is nothing short of awesome
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 2 years ago
@DVD / Torrents
Oddshot (Newcastle United) 2 years ago
If you like the show Game of thrones then check out the books too. George Martin is a fantastic author
ScouserDan (Liverpool) 2 years ago
When does the new season of Game of Thrones start?
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Community eh? Haven't heard of that yet, I'll have to check it out some day. Good thread Ayyam!
DrakWlakers (Liverpool) 2 years ago
@Dan 03-31-13
ScouserDan (Liverpool) 2 years ago
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Top 5 at the moment?

5. Modern Family
3. Supernatural
2. Game of Thrones
1. The Walking Dead

All time top 5 (I hope I'm allowed to include mini series?)

5. Scrubs
4. Firefly
3. Seinfeld
2. The Simpsons
1. Band of Brothers

Great.... Now I want to watch all of them right now. Thanks Ayyam
Oddshot (Newcastle United) 2 years ago
Firefly eh? You sir just earned yourself serious brownie points in my eyes. One of the biggest mistakes fox ever made was cancelling that show
Matt (Footytube Staff) 2 years ago
Ok an older perspective.

Top 5 at the moment:

1. Misfits
2. Peep Show
3. The Walking Dead
4. Boardwalk Empire
5. Sherlock (uk not dodgy US)

All time top 5

1. Spaced
2. The IT crowd
3. Doctor Who (Matt Smith)
4. South Park
5. Battlestar Galactica

Eek that was hard to narrow down and I feel I have missed some classics though in a 'I have never seen Star Wars' style admission I must admit to have never found the time to watch the Wire, Sopranos or Breaking Bad! Which probably feature in most peoples top 5's
HaRdCoReMaN (Chelsea) 2 years ago
Matt (Footytube Staff) 2 years ago
South Park is genius along with the Simpsons one of the most consistantly funny long running shows of all time
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 2 years ago
^agreed. It's amazing that those two shows have maintained that consistency over such a long period of time
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 2 years ago
The Simpsons have been declining after the 18th season or so. Still a classic
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 2 years ago
You're right Ayyam but it says a lot about the show that it took that long before the standards started to drop.

All this being said though, a new Simpsons episode that is only half as good as the old episodes is still funnier than most new shows. I mean Two and a Half Men for example? *shudders*
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 2 years ago
^touche, and himym, boy, that show should have ended after the fourth season
Oddshot (Newcastle United) 2 years ago
Spaced is Simon pegg and Nick Frosts best work. Forget shaun of the dead or Hot Fuzz (Both great movies respectably) Spaced is definitely the pinnacle of their genius
ScouserDan (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Boardwalk Empire is on HBO right Matt?
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Watch The Wire Matt, you won't regret it. It's clever, complete (all characters get in-depth analysis and it's not subjective) and funny at times. I usually hate police or crime series, but The Wire is one of the best things I've ever seen
HaRdCoReMaN (Chelsea) 2 years ago
Too many good shows, can't rank them but i'll try.

Top 5 atm

1. The Walking Dead
2. Game of Thrones
3. The Breaking bad
4. Dexter
5. Homeland

All time

1. DBZ
2. Futurama
3. Simpsons
4. Family guy
5. Doraemon
DrakWlakers (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Top 5 atm:

1. Game of thrones
2. Sherlock
3. The walking dead
4. Breaking bad
5. Big bang theory

All time:
1. Seinfeld
2. Game of thrones
3. Battlestar Galactica(best sci-fi show ever)
4. Prison Break(Scofield is my idol)
5. Sherlock(Uk)
JestaYNWA (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Hooray! A fellow Seinfeld fan! It's always surprised me how hard they are to find despite the show being such a success. Lol
DrakWlakers (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Hehe easily beats all the other comedy out there
BluFFmaster (Chelsea) 2 years ago
Top 5 (all time)
24 (fk Chuck Norris, Jack Bauer is the real deal)
Prison Break (season 1 was just unbelievable television)
Dexter (the new season was crazy)
Supernatural (Best of it's genre)
Friends (Best Sitcom)

ScouserDan (Liverpool) 2 years ago
No one here likes Sons of Anarchy?!
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
I'll get it for this, but I think the Walking Dead is overrated. Good, not great. There are a number of shows I really like though. Right now, I'm re-watching The Wire, which I was too young for when I initially watched it several years ago. Now it feels like I discovered the greatest new thing. So The Wire is up there as one of the best things I've seen on TV (computer, actually).

I also love Game of Thrones, since it combines the well done fantasy aspect I love with the raw selfishness of humanity which results in intrigues, backstabbing and war, much like in the series 'Rome', which was great too.

Then there's series like Band of Brothers (WWII has never been portrayed this well), Sherlock (clever and witty) and daily comedy like South Park, the Big Bang Theory, Top Gear (which is only semi-fiction though) and of course Family Guy and Futurama. All of those shows I follow daily when I'm up for some relaxation, while I enjoy brilliant shows like The Wire that require some thought only every couple of days.

So basically, in no particular order:

Enjoyable easy comedy:

1/ Futurama
2/ South Park
3/ Family Guy
4/ Friends
5/ Blackadder
6/ Arrested Development
7/ Avatar (yes, I loved that show)
8/ The Simpsons (when Matt Groening still wrote the episodes, which is about a decade ago by now)
9/ Top Gear
10/ The Big Bang Theory

More intelligent series:
1/ The Wire
2/ Band of Brothers (again, best thing on war I've ever seen)
3/ Game of Thrones
4/ Sherlock (BBC version)
5/ Rome
6/ Breaking Bad
7/ Borgen (great Danish drama about the lives of top politicians and their struggles)

I also love pretty much any of the BBC documentaries, especially those of David Attenborough
HaRdCoReMaN (Chelsea) 2 years ago
Is Avatar a comedy show now?
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Yes it is. I didn't mean the crap film, I meant this:   Link:
HaRdCoReMaN (Chelsea) 2 years ago
I know, just curious why you see it as a comedy show
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Really? It was full of jokes! I recognised myself in Sokka, and he's usually good for a laugh or two every episode
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 2 years ago
Avatar is amazing, Finest cartoon I have ever seen. (Except the obvious long running ones)
ScouserDan (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Top 5 shows at the moment--

1. Game of Thrones
2. The Walking Dead
3. Family Guy
4. Big Bang Theory
5. Dexter

All time favorites--

1. Game of Thrones
2. Sherlock (UK of course)
3. Friends
4. Sons of Anarchy
5. Band of Brothers
EarnYourSpurs (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
The "true" top 10 comedy series list....

1. South Park
2. Arrested Development
3. Trailer Park Boys
4. Chappelle Show
5. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
6. Futurama
7. The Office
8. Married With Children
9. The Simpsons
10. Seinfeld

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