Top Ten Favorite Television Shows

#10 – Chuck

A weird entry i admit, but Chuck is a fun show that reminds me of television from my youth. I grew up watching The A-Team and Knight Rider, but Chuck is a much better show. It allows me to embrace my youth and entertains me to no extent.

#9 – Community

But Ralph, what about 30 Rock and The Office? I like those shows, but this show is so fresh and i like the characters more on Community. I actually like all the characters on Community, whereas in 30 Rock and The Office, i could do without some of the cast. Besides, somehow they got Chevy Chase to be funny again!

#8 – Bosom Buddies

For me, this is the perfect sitcom. The characters were so well executed. Even though in the second season they gave up the gimmick of keeping the cross dressing secret, the show still worked brilliantly.

#7 – Look Around You

I love both seasons of Look Around Yog. I know that the second season strays away from what made the original so great, but that doesn’t mean that it didn’t have it’s own flashes of brilliance.

#6 – Upright Citizen’s Brigade

Probably the best sketch comedy writing for a television show ever. The four members of UCB are so great that even though the show has been off the air for 10 years, they still pop up in just about everything you see in internet comedy and motion pictures.

#5 – Police Squad!

I am a huge fan of Zucker/Abraham’s movies. This show is incredible and if you haven’t seen this, do yourself a favor and rent it! For those of you that don’t know, Police Squad! is the television show that The Naked Gun series was based off of.

#4 – The Price is Right

Sure Drew Carey is a total wet blanket, but the crazy contestants and 1970’s inspired games are the real star of the show.

#3 – Late Night

I love Late Night in all its forms! I used to watch Dave during the last 3 summers that he hosted and then moved on to Conan’s brilliant 17 year run. Even though Jimmy started off a bit rocky, his irreverence has really paid off and he works perfectly for this format. Late Night has always had a weird sense of humor that it seems they can only get away with after 12:35am, but i am glad that the tradition of offbeat humor is still going strong.

#2 – Arrested Development

Much like Community, i love every character on Arrested Development. It is tough to pick a favorite. Every episode is so rich with character arcs and story that i discover something new every time i watch it. This show is perfect.

#1 – LOST

For the longest time Arrested Development was my #1. It wasn’t until the end of LOST, when the show sealed its place as #1 on my top ten list. With a show like this, it could have gone down hill really fast. There was so much in there that could have been off putting, but the creative team behind the show found this perfect balance of science and faith (with the exception of “Across the Sea”) that it let the viewer choose their own adventure. This show has it all. It has strong characters, interesting story lines, great acting and it is just plain gorgeous to look at.


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4 responses to “Top Ten Favorite Television Shows”

  1. Stevi Apel says :

    Agreed. Agreed. Agreed! Except I’d probably tack Buffy on there instead of Police Squad! But, I’m sure you already know that. Good list, Ralphie!

  2. Bethany James Leigh Shady says :

    No “Seinfeld” or “The Office” or “Real Housewives”?

    • casinoskunk says :

      I like Seinfeld, but i was really late to the game on that one. I would put Curb Your Enthusiasm before Seinfeld, but i have missed a lot of those episodes. Your BF made it to #1, that’s gotta count for something, right?

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