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Title: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: nimrod on June 25, 2012, 11:33:31 PM
Theres been quite a few Ive loved over the years, I mainly love things made by the BBC like Faulty Towers and Monty Python, but Ive loved some American ones like Barney Miller, Mr Ed  ha2ha,

OK whats you all time fave;

Comedy
Drama
Cop/Crime Drama
Western
Music Show
Sillyness show

Soap
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: nimrod on June 25, 2012, 11:39:31 PM
Comedy - Faulty Towers
Drama - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Cop/Crime Drama - Inspector Morse
Western - Do they even make em anymore ?  Bonanza
Music Show - The Old Grey Whistle Test
Sillyness show
- The Office
Soap - Dallas of course  ha2ha
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 26, 2012, 12:42:00 AM
Comedy

All in the Family Theme Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV5LQcmuGg8#)


Drama

Twilight Zone intro. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y#)


Cop/Crime Drama

Columbo Sunday Mystery Movie Theme Song - Version 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OleZDTgEglQ#)



Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 26, 2012, 12:43:30 AM
Western

R A W H I D E Opening Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKC8pSFg1Vw#ws)


Music Show

The Beach Boys - Do You Wanna Dance? (Shindig! 1965) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJQRxExlmy8#)


Sillyness Show

The Addams Family Intro Theme Song 1964 - 1966 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YFk4b6yeX4#)


Soap - That's for girls   ;D
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Dcazz on June 26, 2012, 01:08:33 AM
One of my favorite shows was Mystery, specifically the series Riley, Ace of Spies. he is the origional insperation for James Bond. I like The Big Bang theory (usually) but we have a network callws METV that plays all the old shows Like Daniel Boone, Outer Limits, Lost in Space and on and on... I find the old shows actually have a story. I think Siendfeld ruined modern TV with his show about nothing because I can't find much about anything!
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: nimrod on June 26, 2012, 01:18:35 AM
Ahh yes Barry, The Adams Family - Uncle Fester, Morticia, Gomez Brilliant haha
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: tkitna on June 26, 2012, 01:18:54 AM
Comedy - Still Standing
Drama - House
Cop/Crime Drama - Justified
Western - Little House On The Prairie
Music Show - The Midnight Special
Sillyness show - Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Soap - Days Of Our Lives
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 26, 2012, 01:35:16 AM
Ahh yes Barry, The Adams Family - Uncle Fester, Morticia, Gomez Brilliant haha


(http://i.imgur.com/YjwFe.jpg)

Oh Tish, I love it when you speak French!



 ;D

Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 26, 2012, 01:37:05 AM
Soap - Days Of Our Lives

You watch that?!



 ;D
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: nimrod on June 26, 2012, 02:45:49 AM
([url]http://i.imgur.com/YjwFe.jpg[/url])

Oh Tish, I love it when you speak French!

she was very dishy , I had a crush :)



 ;D


Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 26, 2012, 02:53:14 AM
she was very dishy , I had a crush  :)



(http://salvagedstars.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/carolyn_jones_grande3.jpg)

She was gorgeous!  So did I.   ;)
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: nimrod on June 26, 2012, 04:23:55 AM
You watch that?!



 ;D

OMG

I thought that was for middle aged housewifes ;)
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: tkitna on June 26, 2012, 06:28:36 AM
You watch that?!



 ;D

Here's the deal, my mother watched it everyday when I was younger (followed by Another World) and I just seemed to watch it with her. I had a break at 1:00 in college and started watching it again (same people and nothing changed). Recently, I checked it out again and the same damn people are still in it and they look the same. How is that possible?

So yes, I used to watch it. I know all of them. Bo, Hope, Roman, Stefano, Victor, Roman, Marlena, etc,,,. And yes, I also feel like less of a man for admitting that.
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: In My Life on June 26, 2012, 06:49:35 AM
Now that I have cable again I feel qualified to participate in this discussion.  ;)

Comedy: I'll have to second Barry's choice of "All in the Family". I've got all the available seasons on DVD. I watch them when I need a mood adjustment.

Drama: Grey's Anatomy

Cop/Crime Drama: The Rockford Files

Western: Westerns are for guys, though I kind liked Bonanza.

Music Show: The Midnight Special

Sillyness show: It's a tie between The Office and Whose Line.

Soap: Soap
Soap-Intro 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx2Jap4dbIA#)

Todd, I watched DOOL from the time I was a little kid (with my mom and big sis) until I was in my 30's. Then Marlena got possessed and that was the end of that!  I wouldn't mind watching some of the old episodes though. I wonder if I would even know any of the characters now.
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: nimrod on June 26, 2012, 06:53:06 AM
didnt anyone like Barney Miller ?
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: In My Life on June 26, 2012, 06:56:17 AM
I know all of them. Bo, Hope, Roman, Stefano, Victor, Roman, Marlena, etc,,,. And yes, I also feel like less of a man for admitting that.

Naw, my brother used to watch it with our mom when he was a senior in high school. He said the same thing as you when he came home on leave from the Navy about the lack of change. I watched it in a dr.'s waiting room a few years ago and I was a bit lost though.
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: In My Life on June 26, 2012, 06:59:00 AM
didnt anyone like Barney Miller ?

Oh yeah. That's a great show. Another one I liked was WKRP in Cincinnati. Ever see that one Kevin?
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: nimrod on June 26, 2012, 07:27:53 AM
No not seen that Kelley
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: tkitna on June 26, 2012, 10:17:23 AM
didnt anyone like Barney Miller ?

The bass line in the beginning was the best part of the show.
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: nimrod on June 26, 2012, 12:45:15 PM
The bass line in the beginning was the best part of the show.

yeah great music Todd. dont know why I just liked it, and its offshoot Fish
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: ibanez_ax on June 26, 2012, 01:39:40 PM
I'm a sucker for these lists things  ;D

Comedy-Seinfeld
Drama-24
Cop/Crime Drama-Crime Story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_Story_(TV_series) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_Story_(TV_series))
Western-Hell On Wheels
Music Show-The Midnight Special
Sillyness show-The Monkees
Soap-No

I'm going to add a Sci-Fi Category-Farscape
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Dcazz on June 26, 2012, 10:09:06 PM
24 was great!
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Normandie on June 27, 2012, 02:23:38 PM
Here's the deal, my mother watched it everyday when I was younger (followed by Another World) and I just seemed to watch it with her. I had a break at 1:00 in college and started watching it again (same people and nothing changed). Recently, I checked it out again and the same damn people are still in it and they look the same. How is that possible?

I got addicted to General Hospital the same way; my mother had it on EVERY day. I used to have such a crush on Tristan Rogers, LOL -- then I found out he smacked his wife around, and that ended that.

I used to LOVE Days of our Lives in college; I had a break at 1:00, too, and lots of people in our dorm would grab a quick lunch at the student union and race back to the dorm lounge to watch it.

I see ads on SoapNet for these shows, and you're right: The actors look almost exactly the same! It's eerie. I saw an ad a few days ago for GH and the character Heather and I swear she looks the same as she did 30 years ago.

Back to work....when I have more time I'll properly respond to the list.  :)
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: TomMo on June 27, 2012, 04:57:53 PM
Oh yeah. That's a great show. Another one I liked was WKRP in Cincinnati. Ever see that one Kevin?


If you liked "WKRP in Cincinnati", you'll enjoy this:

WKRP closing credits explanation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8uH76COzk8#)
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: TomMo on June 27, 2012, 05:59:18 PM
Okay, but bear in mind that I was born when Harry Truman was President  ???

Comedy - Everybody Loves Raymond (several Beatle references in some episodes)
Drama - The Fugitive (before Harrison Ford)
Cop/Crime Drama - Baretta (so very ironic; Robert Blake playing a cop)
Western - Gunsmoke (The writing was years ahead of its time)
Music Show - Midnight Special (the last show of its genre)
Sillyness show - You Bet Your Life (a game show, but not really. Groucho Marx was a Jewish John Lennon)
Soap - Days Of Our Lives (but only in the 70's when it was quirky)

Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: ibanez_ax on June 28, 2012, 04:13:13 PM
24 was great!

Yep.  Way over the top at times but a fun guilty pleasure.
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Dcazz on July 15, 2012, 12:02:02 PM
My wife and I used to wait for the DVD series to come out each season and we would rent the whole thing from Blockbuster and have a weekend 24 marathon. Add our favorite food and no adds. Fun time.
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: tkitna on July 16, 2012, 12:14:30 AM
yeah great music Todd. dont know why I just liked it, and its offshoot Fish

It was a good show. I loved Abe Vigoda and Jack Soo. I didnt mean anything negative about the theme song being the best part, its just that I love that funky tune.
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 16, 2012, 01:48:06 AM
Sillyness show - You Bet Your Life (a game show, but not really. Groucho Marx was a Jewish John Lennon)



(http://timstvshowcase.com/youbety2.jpg)

Say the secret word and you get $100 to split between you
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 16, 2012, 01:51:40 AM
I used to LOVE Days of our Lives in college; I had a break at 1:00, too, and lots of people in our dorm would grab a quick lunch at the student union and race back to the dorm lounge to watch it.


Back in the 70s, whole lecture halls would empty out to watch...


The Gong Show, 1978 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Bk_5PIcr8#)

Gene Gene, the Dancing Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACpNVD5GMUw#)

Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: ibanez_ax on July 16, 2012, 02:06:00 AM
Back in the 70s, whole lecture halls would empty out to watch...


The Gong Show, 1978 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Bk_5PIcr8#[/url])

Gene Gene, the Dancing Machine ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACpNVD5GMUw#[/url])


I was a construction worker in the 70s and got laid off every winter.  My fellow workers (Rhodes scholars and Mensa members all  :angel:) would gather at my apartment, drink beer and watch The Gong Show.
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 16, 2012, 02:08:14 AM
I was a construction worker in the 70s and got laid off every winter.  My fellow workers (Rhodes scholars and Mensa members all  :angel:) would gather at my apartment, drink beer and watch The Gong Show.

Little did we know that Chuck Barris was a ruthless and lethal secret agent.   ;)
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: ibanez_ax on July 16, 2012, 02:08:59 AM
My wife and I used to wait for the DVD series to come out each season and we would rent the whole thing from Blockbuster and have a weekend 24 marathon. Add our favorite food and no adds. Fun time.

Sounds like a perfect weekend to me!   partypeople
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: ibanez_ax on July 16, 2012, 02:11:15 AM
Little did we know that Chuck Barris was a ruthless and lethal secret agent.   ;)

Yeah I felt good knowing that Chuck was protecting my freedom and way of life.   :police:
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 16, 2012, 07:58:35 PM
Yeah I felt good knowing that Chuck was protecting my freedom and way of life.   :police:


Yes, we were all quite fortunate for this.

Which reminds me of another favorite show.  Before Patrick McGoohan was The Prisoner, he was John Drake in Secret Agent (Danger Man outside of the US).  I thought he was cool.  He never carried a gun...


JOHNNY RIVERS - Secret Agent Man 1966 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iaR3WO71j4#)


Tv Theme Danger Man (Full Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLgNPYw9QMw#)

 
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: ibanez_ax on July 17, 2012, 12:19:59 AM
Johnny Rivers, baby!
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Normandie on July 17, 2012, 12:50:37 AM
Back in the 70s, whole lecture halls would empty out to watch...

I used to love The Gong Show too! ibanez_ax, your 1970s winters sound like lots of fun. Right up my alley   ;D
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Mairi on July 17, 2012, 06:53:44 AM
Comedy: The Simpsons
Drama: Twin Peaks
Cop/Crime Drama: Does Pushing Daisies count? It was a whodunit dramedy type show. If not, L&O.
Western: Little House on the Prairie was the only one I ever watched.
Music Show: I used to watch Idol religiously. Now, not so much. It really was entertaining in the first 4 seasons though.
Sillyness show: Monty Python's Flying Circus
Soap: Microsoap, which was a British soap opera pastiche for kids. Like "Soap", but family-friendly.
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: ibanez_ax on July 17, 2012, 11:10:02 AM
I used to love The Gong Show too! ibanez_ax, your 1970s winters sound like lots of fun. Right up my alley   ;D

I was just glad to help the economy back then by keeping several breweries in business.  ha2ha
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 17, 2012, 08:33:11 PM
I was just glad to help the economy back then by keeping several breweries in business.  ha2ha


Grab some beer.  Here's some more stuff!


Gong Show clips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_zWd2LowE0#)
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: ibanez_ax on July 18, 2012, 01:44:09 AM
Grab some beer.  Here's some more stuff!


Gong Show clips ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_zWd2LowE0#[/url])


I'm too lazy to look for a clip if one exists, but there was one episode where Chuck Barris and Jaye P. Morgan were laying on the stage doing some serious french kissing! :o
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 18, 2012, 02:20:10 AM
I'm too lazy to look for a clip if one exists, but there was one episode where Chuck Barris and Jaye P. Morgan were laying on the stage doing some serious french kissing! :o


I think I (and the rest of the class) was cutting pathology lab that afternoon.    ;D

Seeing that you appreciate television shows of significant social merit, I know you'll enjoy this thread:  http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=12573.0 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=12573.0)
Title: Re: Your favourite TV shows
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on August 10, 2012, 02:36:28 AM
Comedy: The Simpsons
Drama: Lost
Cop/Crime Drama: Sherlock
Western: I've never really watched any western shows...
Music Show: Never Mind The Buzzcocks?
Sillyness show: QI counts as a sillyness show, right?
Soap: Beverly Hills, 90210

I was a bit horrified at how many shows I had to exclude.  ha2ha