Monday, September 20, 2010

TOP TEN TV SHOWS BlogFest

Alex J. Cavanaugh is having a Top Ten TV Shows Blogfest today. Here are mine:

10. Home Improvement - This was my first show after graduating from college. It was also my favorite at the time! Such a thrill to actually be hired to work on your favorite sitcom! Very formulaic but it worked for millions of viewers out there.


9. Little House on the Prairie - A childhood favorite. Such a favorite that I would write in my little Strawberry Shortcake diary about it. Right after I recorded who I sat next to in chorus that day (because that was VERY important in a 4th graders social status). The first few chords of the theme music take me back! I always ran down hills pretending I was Half Pint. Was all of that an overshare?


8. A-Team - In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team.





7. Unsolved Mysteries - Join us. Perhaps YOU may be able to help us solve a mystery.







6. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. - A Harvard educated lawyer turned bounty hunter out to avenge the death of his father by the Bly Gang. Of the 13 members, they only caught 10 by seasons end when the show was canceled. I don't think the network had a sense of humor. This was a great show!




5. Boston Legal - Denny Crane!












4. Burn Notice - When you're burned, you've got nothing: no cash, no credit, no job history. You're stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in. You do whatever work comes your way. You rely on anyone who's still talking to you. A trigger-happy ex-girlfriend... An old friend who used to inform on you to the FBI...Family too... if you're desperate. Bottom line? Until you figure out who burned you... you're not going anywhere.
Yes, I have a crush on Bruce Campbell.




3. X-Files - The truth is out there.
I was living with my younger brother and we were both working in television production. We taped (yes, we didn't have TiVo back then) every episode and then watched it together when we woke up on Saturday afternoon (Fridays were tape nights, which ran late). One of my favorite shows during one of my favorite times of life!



2. Justified - My current favorite show. Smart, funny, with kick ass characters (literally and figuratively - yes, I used two adverbs...they were necessary). You will fall for U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens or want to be him.



1. Xena - "In a time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty princess, forged in the heat of battle...Her courage will change the world."
Yes, the Warrior Princess. My all-time favorite show. You got a problem with that?







What are your top ten shows? Do any on my list match yours? Pop on over to Alex's blog and join the fun or blog hop to see what everyone else has picked!

44 comments:

  1. I had a hard time leaving The A-Team off my list. Loved that show!

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  2. You named quite a few I really enjoy or have enjoyed at one point!!! I would add Cougar Town, Criminal Minds and Law & Order: SVU

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  3. XENA!?!?! Oh my. You, my friend, just achieved new status in my book. Me and my Xena DVDs salute you.

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  4. I love tv posts! My top ten shows of all time:

    1) Sports Night - a gem that was gone way too soon and the first of Aaron Sorkin's big wins.
    2) The West Wing - I love snappy dialog.
    3) Gilmore Girls - Snappy dialog PLUS Luke Danes. *swoon*
    4) Moonlighting - first ever favorite show - still love Bruce Willis
    5) Friends - so cliche but I was in college when it came out and it was a must watch show. I even had a group of 6 friends and a coffee shop hang out. ;)
    6) Seinfeld - needs no explanation. :)
    7) Law and Order - LOVE Chris Noth - so only the original, please.
    8) Homicide: Life on the Streets - I should point out now that I started out wanting to write crime fiction. ;)
    9) Lost: Oh, Jack Shepherd...
    10) The Good Wife - See above comment about Chris Noth, also featuring Dan from Sports Night.
    *honorable mention goes to Fringe which may eventually overtake one of the other shows on my list, but the verdict is still out. :)

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  5. As a fan of tough women, Xena definitely was a good choice!

    Alex
    Breakfast Every Hour

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  6. Yikes! I spaced Xena!!!!!! you are the second person with "home improvement" that I've seen and lots of us have x-files down. i forgot to put x-files on my list to. Its crazy there was so much to choose from it was hard for me to only put ten.

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  7. X-Files and Burn Notice! Good for you. Really enjoyed Brisco County Jr. Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

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  8. Nice! You have some 'vintage' television on your list too. ;-)

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  9. nice list, Jennie, big hooray for HOME IMPROVEMENT and I also loved both XENA and HERCULES back in the days when we loved a little bit of trashy shows :) It's lovely seeing Lucy Lawless in SPARTACUS BLOOD AND SAND these days again!

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  10. So many different choices from everyone. That's why I love this blogfest.
    CD

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  11. Yes, of course I remember Little House on the Prairie, from my childhood. Great series, as I remember it at least >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  12. Oh, Little House on the Prairie and Boston Legal would definitely be on my list. I would add Love Boat and Fantasy Island, Dr. Who, The Six Million Dollar Man, The West Wing, and BASEBALL! :-)

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  13. No matches on my list. "Home Improvement", "Unsolved Mysteries" and "X Files" are the only ones that I've seen a few episodes of. Mostly these came after stopped watching a lot of TV.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  14. boston legal...
    such great choices, so many too choose from.
    :)........
    iZombie

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  15. Awesome post! I'm stealing this for tomorrow's Top 10 Tuesday.

    M

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  16. Btw that M is not supposed to be there :)

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  17. Great list! I have the first three seasons of Burn Notice and the complete series of Boston Legal.

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  18. Denny Crane! The legendary William Shatner met me recently. I was tempted to charge him for my autograph, but he just gave that seductive smile and I parted with £35 for his. Damn, that man is good.

    Top Ten TV Blogfest

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  19. Oh man, you really reached WAY back for some of those! I LOVED Xena! AND Boston Legal was awesome!

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  20. I forgot Xena! Use to play a pinball game with the same name. "D
    Nice list
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  21. Wow, I'm going to have to think about this and maybe post it on Wednesday. Will that be okay? I loved X-Files, The A-Team, Home Improvement (which I still manage to call Tool Time!) and Little House. Classics.

    And how completely cool that you worked in television! And on Home Improvement! Wow!

    Okay, I have to stop now, or I will turn into the annoying fan :P

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  22. omg--LOL! some of these are a hoot--LHOP, which just always had to make you cry. Xfiles--YES! good stuff here~ :o)

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  23. I'd forgotten all about Unsolved Mysteries. I used to LOVE that!
    Lyn
    W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

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  24. XENA!!! my mom and i used to watch that together all the time. aww. memories! :)

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  25. Those are good picks. The A-team is always a fav in our family. =)

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  26. OOh, how could I have forgotten Xena Warrior Princess. Loved that show. Great list.
    Karen

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  27. Little House on the Prairie was my FAVORITE childhood show! How could I forget that!? Also Loved Xena, though my hubby always gave me a bad time, calling it soft porn *snort* I really am going to need to check out Burn Notice--I'd never heard of it before today, but it sounds great.

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  28. A-Team and Boston Legal are Primo choices. I am waiting for netflix to get Justified. Hopefully it is out and I can marathon it before season 2.

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  29. How could I forget about Tim, the toolman, Taylor? My husband still loves to copy the grunt sounds when he gets new tools or he's going to go build something. LOL What was your job?

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  30. X-Files is the only one on my list, but I love Home Improvement too! My parents didn't let me watch Little House too often because I ended up in tears much of the time. Well, not just tears, but a sobbing mess... :)

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  31. I loved X-Files. And when I was little I too loved Little House on the Prairie.

    But my favorite network show of all time is definitely Gilmore Girls.

    (HBO has some other series I have loved as much as GG)

    Fun list. :)
    Love,
    Lola

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  32. You have some great picks on your list. I had forgotten all about Xena. That show was great!

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  33. I keep seeing Burn Notice - I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the list! You've got some good ones here.

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  34. Great list! And how cool to have worked on Home Improvement. It seems like a down to earth cast.

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  35. Jennie, I love your list AND your descriptions. Denny Crane. 'Nuf said. I've set the DVR to record S*#! My Dad Says. If I remember correctly it starts this Friday! More Shatner, yeehaa!

    ~that rebel, Olivia

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  36. I loved both Xena and Hercules, and was excited to learn they have the whole of each series on Netflix Instant Watch so I can enjoy them again!

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  37. People keep listing Burn Notice. I think I may have to check it out! Great list :)

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  38. Xena is such a badass! What a great pick. And I didn't think of Little House until after I'd posted. I thought this tv show picking would be hard because I couldn't come up with enough, but now my list is growing.

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  39. Great list, Little House on The Prairie, I'd forgotten about that, loved it.

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  40. I had totally forgotten Unsolved Mysteries--one of my favs. If I could (and I have) I would watch home improvement shows 24/7 to satisfy the wannabe carpenter girl inside.

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  41. Home improvement was awesome i rather miss that show :(
    x-files i find rather addicting. and burn notice is pretty great too :)

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  42. I loved Little House and Unsolved Mysteries!
    Michael, could make me tear up so easy~

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  43. The A-Team, Brisco, Burn Notice, and Xena?! You are like my long lost sister. Hi sis, I'm a new follower. I admit to never seeing Justified.

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