Saturday, August 29, 2009

All Time TV Greats

This list got me thinking bout what are some of the greatest TV of all time. Chris and i were talking about all the great shows out now (mad men, breaking bad, sons of anarchy). i just started watching The Wire and that show is awesome. one of my favorites has to be Sporanos god i love mafia stuff.

On the comedy tip Couple months i checked out Spaced which is pretty great.



Joe Torre said...

Good Post

Here is my top ten:

Seinfeld - 1
Arrested Development
Mad Men
Battlestar Galactica
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Flight of the Concords
Entourage - 10

Notables: (in no particular order)
Deadwood - I just didn't like how it ended
Freaks and Geeks - The last episode where they played Dungeons and Dragons really hit home. My friends and I played magic all the time like that. I loved it
Married with Children - I grew up on this show, I had to put it up here
Simpsons - I only put it on the notables because I haven't watched or wanted to watch the show in years
Firefly - Was soooo good but ended tooooo soon. I love Nathan Fillion.

Rickles said...

Havnt seen carnivale or deadwood. V u got either one on dvd?

Joe Torre said...

No, sorry man. Carnivale was the first thing I got from Netflix when I started.

dRchunkerton said...

here's my quick and dirty top 10, in no particular order-

Star Trek: TNG
Star Trek: DS9
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Battlestar Galactica
Babylon 5
Twilight Zone

Bonus: Late Night with Conan O'Brien

really this needs catagories- dramas, comedies, sci/fi, etc.

Herbert Frundle IV said...

picket fences
mad men
boston legal
gary shandling show
curb your enthusiasm
i'll finish later

Rickles said...

What about The Office or South Park.

picket fences are you serious?

Joe Torre said...

hahahaha - I used to love Picket Fences. Well, I used to love Lauren Holly. Oh man, Chris Hinds you just brought me back to my childhood.

Lee said...

so i guess i should give it a go.

in no particular order

freaks and geeks
law and order ( i am including all three even though C.I. is a clear winner)
the office
modern marvels
family guy
east bound and down
30 rock

honorable mention
breaking bad
sons of anarchy

Joe Torre said...

The more I think about it, the more I think Chunks is right. Shows are becoming better and better and I think we need to categorize them.

I keep thinking of ones I have forgotten about. Especially ones that I watch now on Food Network:

Dinner Impossible
Good Eats
Iron Chef America

And other cooking shows:
Hells Kitchen
Top Chef
Kitchen Nightmares

All these shows need to be mentioned. so there

dRchunkerton said...

i hate iron chef america but will give made props to good eats.

top chef is my favorite cooking/reality show. it seems more serious and less trashy than the rest.

also per lee's list- i used to be a serious fan of the orginal law and order when i was in middle/high school. jerry orbach was the man.

Herbert Frundle IV said...

Fuck Good Eats.

alton brown's enthusiasm aside (and i think it's worst detriment) the shit gives you science facts about food so you think you're being informed in a good natured bill nye the science guy way, and then you realize you've gained nothing in cooking food realistically and harbored some bullshit nonsense land that encourages that annoying fuck to keep going and getting paid to hang upside down in front of an oven in an imaginary kitchen that doesn't exist outside of t.v. land.

good eats is for moms and girlfriends to convince you that foodnetwork isn't all that bad while they eat bon bons all day and never leave the couch as a legitimate life style.

alton brown encourages this while he's sucking dick on Long Island Sound and pretending the rest of the world doesn't exist.

Devil in disguise.

anthony bordain is the last bastion, and i hope his series finale is him eating rotisserie andrew zimmerman while vomiting on alton brown's freeze dried corpse otherwise it's all for nought.

Rickles said...

Im with chris fuck good eats. i hate that guy. he tells jokes that make me want to kill people. jesse used to watch that show and yell "fuck yes he's dropin science on yall"

Joe Torre said...

First of all, Alton Brown has come up with an exciting and interesting way to teach one the basics of cooking. Now, I will agree with you that most of the shit that he makes no average person will ever attempt. For example, it took him 2 days to make corn tortillas. Why in the world someone would go through all that instead of paying $3.99 for a stack of 100 I don't know. But I did watch that episode and it was interesting to watch.

Second, you claim that the show is:
"for moms and girlfriends to convince you that foodnetwork isn't all that bad while they eat bon bons all day and never leave the couch as a legitimate life style."
do make this claim because you and Rick find yourselves doing that very thing and feel guilty? Maybe Rick is upset because A B rarely talkes about pizza, burgers, or fried chicken.

I've watched a ton of Food Network shows and have learned more from them then reading any cooking book. Watching a show and seeing exactly how they do things helps much more then reading the ingredients in a book.

And finally, Bill Nye is extremely respectable in the science world and being that science is so important in cooking I thank you for the comparison. I remember watching his shows in science class all the time. Some of his experiments were a little out there but isn't that what gets our attention? Like Nye's show, Brown brings cooking to the next level by showing us how science actually works in cooking. He is not just throwing stuff in pan on high heat but enticing us with some far fetched idears (that's for you Chunks) but that's what makes cooking so much fun, knowing that any person with the right tools can cook/make anything.

ps...Rick, it's okay. We all know that it must have been hard living with Jesse. I personally don't know what it's like to have to go to sleep with your ass cheeks puckered in case Jesse comes home drunk and slips into the wrong bed. My prays go out to.

Rickles said...

that was just one time jesse did that, and i dont wanna talk about it

Herbert Frundle IV said...

touche joe torre. thats a very eloquent response to a drunken rant.

however, fuck alton brown.

Joe Torre said...

LOL...I may have gone overboard.

dRchunkerton said...

that was a totally in-line retaliation against some unfounded hater-ade. bravo. also, i laughed out loud when you started singing the praises of bill nye. laughed in a good way.

Herbert Frundle IV said...

that shit was totes perfect v