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(Short List)   Not the best, not the most popular, but the 50 coolest TV shows ever. Nobody made fun of you for watching these   (shortlist.com) divider line 197
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2012-02-06 04:03:32 PM

beerrun: [withfriendship.com image 398x420]

How is Perry Mason not on the list?
The only show ever that made smoking look like the coolest thing since the wheel.
I don't smoke, but damn, everyone on that show looked cool as shiat doing it.


That show actually made being an adult look cool, too. Paul Drake - bantered with the ladies, carried a .45 and wore amazingly cool jackets, drove a Vette. Had his own seat at the Formosa where the waiter would bring him a phone when Perry needed some undercover work done.

I wanted to be Paul Drake.

/did he ever get to bang Della?
 
2012-02-06 04:03:36 PM

MoparPower: Rip Dashrock: I can remember when Miami Vice appeared on tv. I thought that was the coolest show ever. Watched it a few months ago, the magic was gone.
The test of time makes a big difference in lots of television shows.

I need too know something. Rip, when you love the show. I don't mean lately, but before. It was real wasn't it?


I have a theory. I grew up in the 80's/90's and it seems that the 80's were the last decade that had a real style, good or bad. The 60's had a definitive style. So did the 70s and 80s. But what was the style of the 90s and forward? I don't think there was any. So that's why 80s movies and TV seem so much more dated than stuff from the 90s forward.
 
2012-02-06 04:06:25 PM
Oh, and how could I possibly forget America's coolest comedy - Mystery Science Theater 3000, of course.
 
2012-02-06 04:07:33 PM

OldManDownDRoad: I wanted to be Paul Drake.

/did he ever get to bang Della?



I'm going to imagine that, yes, he did. Often.

Many of the women characters in that show where hot as hell.
Loved the look of that period for style and fashion.
 
2012-02-06 04:11:23 PM
Boardwalk Empire?
Sons of Anarchy?
Dexter?

lots of other absentees
 
2012-02-06 04:11:33 PM

beerrun: OldManDownDRoad: I wanted to be Paul Drake.

/did he ever get to bang Della?

I'm going to imagine that, yes, he did. Often.


Nooooo! I saw her first! (Well, okay, not really... but I wish I had)

Many of the women characters in that show where hot as hell.
Loved the look of that period for style and fashion.


This.
 
2012-02-06 04:12:30 PM

DeltaPunch: In reverse chronological order:

Portlandia
How to Make It IN America
Community
Bored To Death
Misfits
Eastbound and Down
Party Down
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Flight of the Concords
Life On Mars
30 Rock
The IT Crowd
Nathan Barley
Deadwood
Arrested Development
State of PLay
Firefly
The Wire
Six Feet Under
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Freaks and Geeks
The Sopranos
Spaced
This Life
Our Friends In The North
The Day Today
The Larry Sanders
Twin Peaks
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Seinfeld
The Simpsons
The Singing Detective
Miami Vice
The Young Ones
Knight Rider
Magnum, PI
Monkey
The Muppet Show
Saturday Night Live
Starsky and Hutch
Happy Days
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Joe 90
The Prisoner
Batman
The Man From UNCLE
The Avengers
Top Cat
Dragnet


If Top Cat is the cartoon, why not "The Phil Silvers Show" where HB stole (like everything else) the idea from in the first place?

See "Honeymooners == Flintstones".
 
2012-02-06 04:15:45 PM
Portlandia seemed like something I would have liked but it must be the most unfunny comedy I have ever seen.
 
2012-02-06 04:17:23 PM

beerrun: [withfriendship.com image 398x420]

How is Perry Mason not on the list?
The only show ever that made smoking look like the coolest thing since the wheel.
I don't smoke, but damn, everyone on that show looked cool as shiat doing it.


Loved Perry Mason - my dad would let me stay up to watch it but always shot me off to bed before they came back from the final commercial. That was when Perry explained how he figured out whodunit. Made me crazy. Oh - also "Checkmate".
 
2012-02-06 04:20:18 PM
Married, with Children. It was as edgy as you could get away with on tv. And hilarious (well it entertained me, doesnt take much).
 
2012-02-06 04:20:19 PM
Taxi
Barney Miller
Simon & Simon
Moonlighting
 
2012-02-06 04:33:04 PM

ZMugg: If Top Cat is the cartoon, why not "The Phil Silvers Show" where HB stole (like everything else) the idea from in the first place?

See "Honeymooners == Flintstones".


Or Batman: The Animated Series?

Way cooler than the original Batman show. Obviously.
 
2012-02-06 04:37:44 PM
B5, Rockford Files & BJ and the Bear
 
2012-02-06 04:38:43 PM
No Night Court.

No Farscape

No Doctor Who


/no Invader Zim?
 
2012-02-06 04:40:35 PM
BAYWATCH?!?!?!?!
 
2012-02-06 04:43:14 PM
Missing:
Family Matters
Reaper
Joan of Arcadia
Brimstone
Perfect Strangers
Boy Meets World
Jake 2.0 which was really just an early verison of Chuck
 
2012-02-06 04:43:56 PM
no airwolf?
-or It's always Sunny
- highlander
- A Team?
- How about Cartoons?
 
2012-02-06 04:44:13 PM
Urkel killed any hope of Family Matters being cool
 
2012-02-06 04:45:46 PM
The 80's Mike Hammer

My Grandmother loved this show. Someone always gets murdered. Stacy Keach gets his ass kicked, then taps some hot ass. Bad guy gets his comeuppance in the end.
 
2012-02-06 04:49:59 PM

xanadian: Mugato: The Short List is not aptly named.

A lot of those are intentionally and decidedly un-cool. Or does that make them cool? I can't tell any more. Where's The X-Files? 24? And Knight Rider but no A-Team?

And no Airwolf.

Diss. A. Point.


Airwolf, while entertaining, was simply insultingly retarded from a physics standpoint. Given the number of rounds it fired each episode it would take a fleet of semi trailers to carry all that ammo. There's no way that thing could have gotten off the ground.


Time Traveling Bunnies: Snapper Carr: No Twin Peaks, no Northern Exposure, no X-Files, no Buffy.

DeltaPunch: Nice to see Spaced and Bored To Death on there. List fails without Arrested Development.

Um.... both AD and Twin Peaks were on there.

Having recently finished Spaced, this list has some things going for it.


This. Spaced is all kinds of awesome. Nice to see The Young Ones get some love, as well.

"This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence."
 
2012-02-06 04:54:54 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-06 04:57:42 PM

LeroyBourne: China Beach


that was a really great show
 
2012-02-06 04:58:20 PM
If there was a Star Trek series to be included in that list it'd be Deep Space Nine. Captain Sisko was a straight up G. He was a hard core pimp who got shiat done no matter how dirty his hand s had to get. If Picard was in charge of DS9, we'd all be reading Shakespeare in Dominion language right now. Word up.
 
2012-02-06 05:02:01 PM
www.inquisitr.com

www.timvp.com

Don't be hatin'...
 
2012-02-06 05:04:30 PM
am I alone in thinking The IT Crowd would've been a much better show without the laughtrack? Granted, I only watched 2 or 3 episodes, but that format made it feel really sluggish.
 
2012-02-06 05:05:43 PM
kids in the hall
 
2012-02-06 05:11:58 PM
I cant believe that nobody has mentioned the Animaniacs
 
2012-02-06 05:12:55 PM
Kids in the Hall had it's moments... but sometimes it was painful...
 
2012-02-06 05:16:23 PM

wippit: Kids in the Hall had it's moments... but sometimes it was painful...


translation:


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2012-02-06 05:17:23 PM

wippit: Kids in the Hall had it's moments... but sometimes it was painful...


I'm squooshing your head.
 
2012-02-06 05:19:12 PM
Black Books
 
2012-02-06 05:20:11 PM

FeedTheCollapse: wippit: Kids in the Hall had it's moments... but sometimes it was painful...

translation:


[media.tumblr.com image 212x300]


But it was always cool. The test of coolness in this case: during painfully awkward skits, was your Weeners more likely to be a)this sucks, or b) there must be some weirdly cool Canadian aspect to this that I'm not getting, followed by a) this sucks.
 
2012-02-06 05:20:23 PM

cheesedog1: kids in the hall


Mr. Show
 
2012-02-06 05:21:19 PM
Fun with filters.
 
2012-02-06 05:24:52 PM
New Yankee Workshop
 
2012-02-06 05:25:13 PM
www.sitcomsonline.com

sharetv.org

www.imcdb.org

/that is all
 
2012-02-06 05:28:34 PM

sdd2000: No Rat Patrol for us boomers?


Loved Rat Patrol, and Combat!
 
2012-02-06 05:32:45 PM
'The Magician' with Bill Bixby.

/ The Magic Castle, a white Corvette, and his own Gates Lear Jet
 
2012-02-06 05:33:55 PM
My $0.02:

WKRP

Crime Story
 
2012-02-06 05:39:36 PM
30 Rock over The West Wing?
 
2012-02-06 05:40:08 PM
www.therealstevegray.com

/one more
 
2012-02-06 05:43:35 PM
Frak this list.
 
2012-02-06 05:44:38 PM
Black Adder?
 
2012-02-06 05:45:16 PM
Once again a "these are the bestest TV shows" list composed by someone who has only seen a handful of shows from before 1970. Glaring omissions include Peter Gunn (which should get on the list for the Henry Mancini theme song alone) and 77 Sunset Strip, both incredibly cool shows.
 
2012-02-06 05:56:22 PM

RustNeverSleeps: My $0.02:

WKRP

Crime Story


WKRP, of course.
 
2012-02-06 06:08:48 PM

dofd: Black Adder?


Not cool, awesome!

/has a cunning plan
 
2012-02-06 06:16:22 PM
Xena Warrior Princess
Charmed
Nip/Tuck
Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rescue Me
Tales From The Darkside
Tru Calling-included a pre-douchebag Zach Galifinakiswhateveris, and he IS a Wentz since that show paid his rent for a couple years and he majorly disses it now in interviews.
 
2012-02-06 06:28:01 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-06 06:30:35 PM

TimSTP: [www.inquisitr.com image 600x388]

[www.timvp.com image 640x496]

Don't be hatin'...


How can I be hatin' if I'm too busy pointin' and laughin'?
 
2012-02-06 06:31:11 PM
I have watched 15 of that list. still enjoy a few of them today now that dad does not force me to watch them anymore.
 
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