Monday, September 20

The Top 10 TV Show Blogfest

        What a challenge for me to come up with my favorite top ten tv shows!  This is all Alex J. Cavanaugh's fault.  He started this so head on over to his blog to see who else he tricked into this blogfest and find out what tv shows made the cut for the top ten.  Thanks for hosting another fun, interesting 'fest, Alex.

        So a little background: I grew up in the boonies, middle of nowhere surrounded by forestland, in the time of no satellite tv or cable that far away.  We got one channel pretty much, so my choices were limited.  Fast forward to now when I really don't watch tv.  Still I think my list is amazing and will bring back fond memories to those of us who've been around for a bit.  In no particular order (couldn't bring myself to rank them):

1) "I wanna do bad things with you..."

True Blood - Sep 7, 2008
Created by Alan Ball
2) "Oh my God, they killed Kenny..."

South Park - Aug 13, 1997
Created by Trey Parker & Matt Stone
3) "Takes lives.  Seriously..."

Dexter - Oct 1, 2006
Created by James Manos, Jr.
4) "Please pack your knives and go..."

Top Chef - Mar 8, 2006
Created by Magical Elves Productions
5) "Suicide is painless..."

M*A*S*H - Sep 17, 1972
Created by H. Richard Hornberger
6) "Domestic bliss was never like this..."

Married...with Children - Apr 5, 1987
Created by Michael G. Moye & Ron Leavitt
 7) "Making unwatchable movies essential viewing..."

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Nov 24, 1988
Created by Joel Hodgson
8) "No soup for you..."

Seinfeld - Jul 5, 1989
Created by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld
9) "Family.  Redefined..."

The Sopranos - Jan 10, 1999
Created by David Chase
10) "Believe it or not, I'm walking on air..."

The Greatest American Hero - Mar 18, 1981
Created by Stephen J. Cannell
Okay, I had to throw in a hero somewhere, but I couldn't decide.  I flipped coins.  Yep, cheated.  I watched a bunch of these shows as a kid and couldn't pick a fav: The Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman, The Greatest American Hero, Isis (see if anyone remembers that one!), The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man.  Well, let's just say I was addicted to the hero-type shows.

Thanks everyone for checking out my list.  Be sure to make the rounds from Alex's blog!


  1. That's awesome you included a quote for each one. Every has taken their own approach to their TV list, which is cool. MASH and MST3K - excellent choices!! Thanks for participating in the blogfest.

  2. How stupid of me to forget about the Soparanos. I can't believe that. That would have been my number 2. I am glad you included it, first time I have seen it on a list thus far. Seinfeld I included, but I am not familiar with the rest of your list.

  3. Awesome choices! And that picture for Seinfeld is priceless. Hahahahaha!

  4. The more posts I'm reading on this blogfest, the more I am enjoying each one and thinking about my own top 10 so that I can join in.

    CJ xx

  5. great list. I would never have thought to put Married with children on here but it was awesome. Haven't seen it in years. Does it age well?

  6. I love your choices!! It's been so long since I watched GREATEST AMERICAN HERO!!

  7. Mystery Science Theater - yeah!!! And my husband enjoys the chef show. Ramsey does several.

  8. Good job. But I've either not watched these shows or not seen many episodes. Like you I hardly watch TV any more. My TV memories are mostly fairly older ones.

    Tossing It Out

  9. OMG. . .Married With Children. I loved that show! And as for Kenny, I never tired of seeing how they'd kill him every week. LOL. Great list.

  10. Some really good choices - Seen a few of these lists today and am sort of shocked that All In The Family is not on them - that show changed everything, of course, reality tv today is more about acting that anything we call real lol.

  11. Seinfeld has got to be at the top of my list! And I forgot about Married with Children!

  12. GREAT list! I completely forgot about the Sopranos! I had so many faves, it was hard to narrow it down. Had I remembered that as well, it would have taken even longer! That's such a great Seinfeld picture!!

  13. MASH was an awesome show. Seinfeld was dreadful imo. I've never watched the Sopranos but I want to. I'm just too darned busy!

  14. Great list- married with children didn't make my list- but it was one I watched alot.

  15. great list...
    in the immortal words of Mister Burns...

  16. I only know of Mash which I used to enjoy very much,Being from the UK we don't get all the programmes many come over but I did enjoy what you wrote about your favourites,


  17. Another South Park fan. Cool! And M*A*S*H too >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  18. Wow. We have very different TV taste. Although Seinfeld made my list and I do like MASH and Top Chef, too!

  19. oh wow! married with children! my grandparents used to sneak out of their bedroom at night to watch married with children while we were asleep. by day they told us it was an immoral show to watch... then we caught them! lol. silly grandparents! :)

  20. MASH is a winner...and I'd forgotten all about Greatest American Hero..funny series.
    W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

  21. I am obsessed and I mean obsessed with True Blood!!

  22. OMG I love this list!! Especially the Greatest American Hero. It makes me want to go dig up an old episode on youtube or something and watch it!

  23. Great list. I love the Seinfeld image.

  24. I can't believe I've only seen 2 of these (Seinfeld & MASH - which I love!) I have some catching up to do as well!

  25. The Greatest American Hero - I used to sing that song ALL THE TIME! Drove my family nuts. And Seinfeld - masterful.

  26. Wow - a bunch there I didn't recognize... have to take a look. :)

  27. I adore True Blood, and that is one of my favorite posters for the series. It really captures the essence of both the show and characters.

  28. Haven't seen most of these, but Married...with Children and Top Chef rule! :)

  29. Yeah, I remember watching "Isis" as a first run on Saturday mornings.

    Interesting choices to say the least...but its also interesting to see that most of your selections have had catch phrases make into today's pop lexicon.

    Haven't watched South Park in years, but any show that can make one person threaten a network and make that network cave in is at the top of the A-list in my book.

  30. Wow, what a great list. :)
    Wanted to say thank you for reading mine and following. Returning the favor and hope we have an interacting future. :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  31. I adore South Park!

    P.S.: Drop by my site for a blog award!

  32. Most of these I'm not familiar with, I was amused by your alternative style of presentatioI. Thanks for dropping by my blog :O)

  33. Great pics; I almost picked Top Chef! I love
    Dexter and True Blood~ My husband watched Sopranos; I saw some of it, my time line was off.

    I remember Isis! Fun list and I liked the Great
    American Super Hero. My Mom met his Mom. She is from the the city that my Mom and I were born in.
    She was on Perry Mason! Wow, you met Alex(Eric) I imagine him to have this presence...charisma!
    I have a daughter named Angela and I'm married to a CMC.

  34. Oh yeah, Married With Children! I love your list and how you did it with the pics!

    ~that rebel, Olivia

  35. Greatest American Hero! OMGosh! I just watched a rerun of some episodes with my boys not long ago! Fun! Man, you've got some amazing choices in there, lots that I've never seen. And I love how you presented your list too ~ very clever!

  36. Yes, MST!! I loved Mike - he was funny AND cute.

  37. Fantastic list!
    How could I have forgotten about Married With Children? I thik I need a list of 100 about a month more to think about it.

  38. That SEINFELD picture is seriously hilarious :)))

  39. Seinfeld, South park, and married with children - Excellent!! the rest i haven't seen but good list :)

  40. Such a great list! I have to get into True Blood. It's on my list of shows to love and adore once I start watching it!

  41. Love that you included quotes from your selections. Great list

  42. LOVE the pictures! I'm addicted to a lot of these shows, but lack premium cable, so I have to wait for DVD. I had to plug my ears a lot when my friends get together to talk about TV (they're all TruBlood and Dexter fans).

    MST3K! :) My husband and I actually reference "The Killer Shrews" pretty regularly in conversation.


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