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I agree with most of their top 5, but Lost 11 spots ahead of The West Wing? Please ...
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econgator wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:27 pm
I agree with most of their top 5, but Lost 11 spots ahead of The West Wing? Please ...
Predictable number one slot. That show is so overrated. We lost interest somewhere in season 2 and never got back to it. Meanwhile, Fargo, which belongs in the top 5, doesn't even make the list.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:56 am
econgator wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:27 pm
I agree with most of their top 5, but Lost 11 spots ahead of The West Wing? Please ...
Predictable number one slot. That show is so overrated. We lost interest somewhere in season 2 and never got back to it. Meanwhile, Fargo, which belongs in the top 5, doesn't even make the list.
It was there (in the 40s or 50s, I think).

Halt and Catch Fire is also way too far down the list.
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To be clear, nos.51-100 are here
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/ ... 234598463/
My favorite part is that Schitt's Creek isn't on it.
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econgator wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:44 am
opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:56 am
econgator wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:27 pm
I agree with most of their top 5, but Lost 11 spots ahead of The West Wing? Please ...
Predictable number one slot. That show is so overrated. We lost interest somewhere in season 2 and never got back to it. Meanwhile, Fargo, which belongs in the top 5, doesn't even make the list.
It was there (in the 40s or 50s, I think).

Halt and Catch Fire is also way too far down the list.
davey wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:57 am To be clear, nos.51-100 are here
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/ ... 234598463/
Aha! I noticed that the link took me to number 50 and didn't pay attention to the title. So at number 84, Fargo is way way WAY too low but at least it's acknowledged.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:56 am Predictable number one slot. That show is so overrated. We lost interest somewhere in season 2 and never got back to it. Meanwhile, Fargo, which belongs in the top 5, doesn't even make the list.
I agree, but it was the catalyst to the current era of prestige shows. No Sopranos: no Breaking Bad, no Mad Men, no Fargo, just Chuck Lorre vomit everywhere...

I was amused by Deadwood (27) Sesame Street (26). I now want that crossover SO BADLY NOW

But, you know, at least your Fargo was included. Where's Black Sails?
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Volante wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:56 am Predictable number one slot. That show is so overrated. We lost interest somewhere in season 2 and never got back to it. Meanwhile, Fargo, which belongs in the top 5, doesn't even make the list.
I agree, but it was the catalyst to the current era of prestige shows. No Sopranos: no Breaking Bad, no Mad Men, no Fargo, just Chuck Lorre vomit everywhere...
I think that's a bit too generous. There were dramas before and after The Sopranos that accomplished the same thing, with more or less success.

I would have put The Wire at number 1. I would put Better Call Saul in the top 5. I'm not sure how Fleabag made the top 5, it was good but it only had 2 seasons and I didn't think it was that special.
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MattKnowles wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:49 pm
Volante wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:56 am Predictable number one slot. That show is so overrated. We lost interest somewhere in season 2 and never got back to it. Meanwhile, Fargo, which belongs in the top 5, doesn't even make the list.
I agree, but it was the catalyst to the current era of prestige shows. No Sopranos: no Breaking Bad, no Mad Men, no Fargo, just Chuck Lorre vomit everywhere...
I think that's a bit too generous. There were dramas before and after The Sopranos that accomplished the same thing, with more or less success.

I would have put The Wire at number 1. I would put Better Call Saul in the top 5. I'm not sure how Fleabag made the top 5, it was good but it only had 2 seasons and I didn't think it was that special.
After doesn't count. And I don't think there's really any drama prior to Sopranos that matched the same impact. Look at the evolution of Emmy Drama nominees between the 90s and 2000s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primetime ... ama_Series

Can we really compare Hill Street Blues and Murder She Wrote to Sopranos and Six Feet Under?

Also, Fleabag was AMAZING. Best. Joke. Ever:

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Volante wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:19 pm Where's Black Sails?
Good point. That should be in the Top 100. I'd also put 12 Monkeys somewhere in there.
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^but how did they get so good in pop culture? :P
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Why Comics Kill It On 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'
https://www.cracked.com/article_35625_w ... pardy.html

And the closing line is glorious.
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Volante wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:51 pm Why Comics Kill It On 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'
https://www.cracked.com/article_35625_w ... pardy.html

And the closing line is glorious.
This, too:
Spinal Tap’s Michael McKean was once asked why comedians seem to have an edge on Celebrity Jeopardy! His theory? Maybe it’s the button. “We're really hitting a rimshot, you know?” he theorized. “Maybe we treat everything that Alex says as though it's a punchline and then you go bum-bump. Maybe that's it.”
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From the 10/24 issue of People in the Chatter section:
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MarkBarrett wrote: Thu Oct 13, 2022 3:54 pm From the 10/24 issue of People in the Chatter section: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipM ... oDLUqt_9uH
Link's not working for me.
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MattKnowles wrote: Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:26 pm
MarkBarrett wrote: Thu Oct 13, 2022 3:54 pm From the 10/24 issue of People in the Chatter section: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipM ... oDLUqt_9uH
Link's not working for me.
My usual method did not like the photo in portrait style and wanted to turn it landscape-like. Trying a different site:
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NPR piece today on the Second Chance Tournament.

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As a video game music geek, I love that the transcription credits David Wise for his Nintendo version of the Think music.
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