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Empire Magazine Top 50 TV shows Meme

Stolen from my friends of friends list:

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the "50 Greatest TV Shows" ever.
And the meme was born...

1. Bold the shows you've watched every episode of
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of

50. Quantum Leap
49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars
47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
46. Sex & The City

45. Farscape
44. Cracker
43. Star Trek
42. Only Fools and Horses
41. Band of Brothers

40. Life on Mars
39. Monty Python's Flying Circus
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
36. Father Ted -- YAY! This totally deserved to make the list...

35. Alias
34. Frasier
33. CSI: Las Vegas
32. Babylon 5
31. Deadwood

30. Dexter -- Oo! One of my new faves!
29. ER
28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under
26. Red Dwarf

25. Futurama
24. Twin Peaks
23. The Office UK
22. The Shield
21. Angel

20. Blackadder -- Another winner! (Can you tell I like Brit-coms?)
19. Scrubs
18. Arrested Development
17. South Park
16. Doctor Who (new version) -- Only one, though.

15. Heroes -- Wow, that's a really high number!
14. Firefly
13. Battlestar Galactica (new version)
12. Family Guy
11. Seinfeld

10. Spaced -- I know, I know, dj_intheuk, I'll watch it soon...
09. The X-Files
08. The Wire
07. Friends
06. 24

05. Lost
04. The West Wing
03. The Sopranos
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- This rank is surprising!
01. The Simpsons -- Really?

And a really cute video I stole from louisemcgregor. An impromptu performance of "Confrontation" from Les Miserables by Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel of How I Met Your Mother:

Comments

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solitary_zero
Mar. 31st, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Lol! Aww...I want to see Les Mis again now! :D

And I've seen so few of those shows it's slightly embarrassing :/ I would only be able to put about 6 in italics and that's it! Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen every single episode of any non-anime show...
htbthomas
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
I know, weren't they adorable?

Wow, I was actually surprised at how many I had seen. And there were several I've wanted to.

So what anime can you say that about?
solitary_zero
Apr. 1st, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
Heh, I've got a list of about 70 odd series that I've seen, so I won't list them all! But when an anime series is usually only about 26 episodes, it's not that hard to see every episode. But England's sense of anime is WAY behind the US so I often have to download the series that I want to see...
seacrystal
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
I'm quite surprised at Heroes. Don't get me wrong, I still like the show immensely, but it has been only two seasons, and frankly speaking the second season isn't really that good anyway. Lots of people I know have already lost interest in the show and I can totally see why.
htbthomas
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Me too, that's why the "wow"...

Although I really enjoyed the second season. I tend to be in the minority, though.

In five years, this list will look totally different!
foolish_grin
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
I love lists like that. They allow me to look at "the best of the best" and help me flesh out my list of shows I need to watch. It's now about twice as long as it was, LOL.

You should totally watch more of Doctor Who. It's absolutely fantastic. Which episode have you seen, out of curiosity?

And I was psyched that Buffy was at #2. I think it kinda deserves that.
htbthomas
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
LOL, yeah, I usually only have seen 1/3 of lists like this - I was very surprised.

I've only seen the first episode of the Ninth Doctor's intro. I keep meaning to watch more, but so far, haven't done so.
louisemcgregor
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
This scene rocks. I actually found more HIMYM related videos including a Neal Patrick Harris interview on Ellen. They are so funny:

HIMYM Dictionary: http://youtube.com/watch?v=haZ5wubueYg
Neal Patrick Harris on Ellen: http://youtube.com/watch?v=RNrkEq_wW3Q

Cast Favorites Moments: http://youtube.com/watch?v=UP655GJXVH8
htbthomas
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Awesome videos! :D
handyhunter
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
I wonder what they're basing "greatest" on. I think the only show I could bold is Firefly and maybe Angel, though I think I might be missing a few episodes from seasons 3 and 4.

Did you know Neil Patrick Harris is doing a musical - written by Joss Whedon - with Nathan Fillion?
htbthomas
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure - it's probably HIGHLY subjective. :D

I did know that! *twirls and runs in circles* I cannot wait until it premieres...
chickadilly
Mar. 31st, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
I wonder what they're basing this list off of - because for the best fifty shows ever that list is very 'recent tv shows only' if you ask me.


htbthomas
Mar. 31st, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Looks like it may have been a reader vote...

http://www.empireonline.com/50greatesttv/

But yeah, not so comprehensive. Good shows, though, I can verify quite a few. :)
chickadilly
Mar. 31st, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I'm not denying that they're good shows - I'm just finding it a little weird that they're claiming they're the best shows ever is all. :)

(And really I'm not upset or anything ... so if I seem like it - nah, it's all good. :D)
htbthomas
Mar. 31st, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
Eh, you know, superlatives sell! :D

All's good.
elliania
Mar. 31st, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
That's a weird top 50. A lot of good show are missing!
htbthomas
Mar. 31st, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Very true - but I think they're using a reader vote. See my comment to chickadilly!
shaan_lien
Apr. 1st, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
i hope this wasn't in order. cuz, buffy, really?
htbthomas
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
I think it was in order for the reader vote. So according to readers of Empire Magazine? It must be their #2. *shrugs*
misseri44
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
I've said it before but the thing that surprises me the most is having The Simpsons in the first place, i would never have thought that...I'm stealing the meme!!!!
htbthomas
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
I guess Empire readers love The Simpsons!

It is a fun one, isn't it?
misseri44
Apr. 1st, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Some of the choices are odd, but i agree with some of the shows chosen.

Memes are always fun for me :D
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