I remember I was completely obsessed by Alias for the first 2 or 3 series... Lost also, but to a lesser extent.
Arrested Development, the Sopranos, Seinfeld, South Park, CSI, Futurama.
I need to think more about which I think you'd like :)
I nominate Edge of Darkness.
2007-11-08 09:57 am (UTC)
My poll reply was actually random typing by my 16 month old.
2007-11-08 06:47 am (UTC)
Wm is 16 months old already! Blimey. Time really really does fly.
I know. It's horrifying and cool at the same time.
I voted for West Wing, but I'd like to also give an honourable mention to GBH.
Hmmmm. How many can we nominate?
2007-11-08 08:22 am (UTC)
As many as you like!
Ok then. :D
Life On Mars, Brass, This Life, Jake's Progress, GBH, Blue Peter (yes), Dexter, Friends, Coupling, American Gothic, Twin Peaks, Frasier, Life on Earth, Planet Earth, Soap, Spaced, Black Books, Tenko, The Goodies, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Blackadder, Nightingales, Monty Python's Flying Circus, M*A*S*H...
2007-11-08 01:43 pm (UTC)
Shaun the Sheep.
I put that on my original list, in fact, but removed it again for some reason. :D
And I just plain forgot Heroes, although it isn't perhaps as good as some of the other things I named; give it time.
2007-11-08 08:43 am (UTC)
Oh dammit, that's what happens when you fill in polls with insufficient sleep and too much monte carlo.
I meant to propose Northern Exposure as the best TV series ever. I'm doubtful that you agree with me, so consider my poll submission retracted :)
2007-11-08 08:48 am (UTC)
I'd nominate Great British Journeys
as the best series of this year, which wasn't the question. I just want to mention it as no-one else I've asked about it had even heard of it.
Also Father Ted: a programme with 0 bad episodes, sadly not enough of them.
If you'd asked me five years ago I would have probably still said Red Dwarf. Now this series fills me with SHAME.
Sopranos, Twin Peaks, Buffy, South Park, Futurama, House M.D. I realise that's a very modern US-centric list, but I can't really remember older stuff very well.
The West Wing, Firefly, Planet Earth, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica (new), Doctor Who, M*A*S*H, Yes Minister, Top Gear
There are a number of newer shows that I was tempted to recommend, but I almost think that to be "best show ever" a show has to have actually finished so you can judge the whole thing. There's at least 2 shows (Heroes and Friday Night Lights) that are only a season old that I think have the potential to be great, but could also be 1 season wonders (*cough*lost*cough*). I added Battlestar because it's almost done and has at least a few years under it's belt.
This is slightly similar to something I tried to do (although I didn't get enough results to make it worth looking at). I was most curious about whether you get different results if you ask people for their top show vs their top 3 and compile the results. Also if people distinguish between "best" and "favourite". It's possible I overthink these things ;0)
2007-11-08 11:40 am (UTC)
I've not really hugely got into many TV series, but things I have enjoyed in no particular order are:
Am currently watching Angel and CSI on DVD from lovefilm.
2007-11-08 12:59 pm (UTC)
Yes (Prime) Minister
2007-11-08 01:51 pm (UTC)
Quantum Leap ought to go in too, though it won't win.
Everything that gets nominated will get entry into the final poll, unless there are more than 200 nominations
I think our mission should be to ensure that there are more than 200 nominations. >:->
There is an extra competition to guess which series I think is the best ever. Go on, have a go.
I didn't even know you watched TV. There's not much info to go on really — I've no idea what kind of programmes you like.
2007-11-08 02:30 pm (UTC)
i've probably forgotten loads of stuff...
in (some sort of order)...Buffy, Doctor Who (do you want to differntiate between ancient or modern?), Deadwood, 'The Phil Silvers Show' [also called Sgt Bilko], Firefly, Monty Pythons Flying Circus, The Prisoner, I Claudius, Angel, Battlestar Galactica (DEF the modern version!)
honorable mentions (but no nominations) to Tomorrows World, most stuff by David Attenborough, Gangsters (a surreal TV show in my young adulthood) etc etc...
p.s. i 'ave NO idea as to your fav show.
2007-11-08 05:17 pm (UTC)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. No other.
Police Squad!, Frasier, Knightmare, King of the Hill, Father Ted, Tommorrow's World, The Crystal Maze, Ultraviolet (Which I remember as being very good but I have yet to watch the DVD's), and Batman : The Animated Series. Red Dwarf was good, before they tried to bring it back, and that was terrible. The first few series of My Hero were cool, before everything became so focussed on Ultronian stuff.
Shortland Street I liked very much, and A Country Practice, but the best actor in Shortland Street was always the spider that wandered into the hospital one week and got everyone in a tizzy.
I like Doctor Who, and I like Robin Hood, but really I know that they're just about watching a personification of Dramatic Causality charge around Hungaria / Cardiff and save the world for no more real reason than it being 1900 on a Saturday, and I could probably watch pretty much anyone doing that and be happy.