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Title: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Rodion_Felix on October 21, 2009, 07:38:27 AM
1 Six Feet Under  ( 2001-2005 )
2 Rome   ( 2005-2007 )
3 The Sopranos ( 1999-2007 )
4 Dark Angel ( 2000-2002 )
5 Bones ( 2005-    
6 Freaks and Geeks ( 1999-2000 )
7 Big Love ( 2006-  
8 X-Files ( 1993-2002 )
9 Monty Python`s Flying Circus ( 1969-1974 )
10 3rd Rock From The Sun ( 1996-2001 )
11 Smack The Pony ( 1998-2003 )
12 The Addams Family ( 1964-1966 )
13 Black adder ( 1983-1989 )
14 Coupling ( UK ) - ( 2000-2004 )
15 Criminal Minds ( 2005-  
16 Frasier ( 1993-2004 )
17 McLeod`s Daughters ( 2001-2009 )
18 How i Met You`r Mother ( 2005-      
19 Scrubs ( 2001-
20 Arrested Development ( 2003-2006 )
21 Married With Children ( 1987-1997 )
22 Dexter ( 2006-  
23 To Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place ( 1998-2001 )
24 30 Rock ( 2006-  
25 The Office ( US) ( 2005-  
26 The Simpsons ( 1989-  
27 Roswell ( 1999-2002 )
28 Charmed ( 1998-2006 )
29 Supernatural ( 2005-  
30 Cheers ( 1982-1993 )
31 Seinfeld ( 1990-1998 )
32 Angel ( 1999-2004 )
33 Littel Britian ( 2003-2006 )
34 Firefly ( 2002-2003 )
35 House MD ( 2004-  
36 Terminator : The Sarah Connor Cronicels ( 2008-2009 )
37 Buffy The Vampire Slayer ( 1997-2003 )
38 True Blood ( 2008-
39 My Name Is Earl ( 2005-    
40 The Tudors ( 2007-
41 Friends ( 1994-2004 )
42 Point Pleasant ( 2005 )
43 Doktor Who ( 2005-  
44 C.S.I New York ( 2004-  
45 Bewitched ( 1964-1972 )
46 Alas Smith and Jones ( 1984-1998 )
47 Absolutely Fabulous ( 1992-
48 C.S.I. ( 2000-  
49 Ghost Whisperer ( 2005-
50 Weeds ( 2005-
51 Family Ties ( 1982-1989 )
52 My Family ( 2000-
53 Growing Pains ( 1985-1992 )
54 Falty Towers ( 1975-1979 )
55 A Bit of Frye and Laurie ( 1986-1995 )
56 Mad about You ( 1992-1999 )
57 Mad About Alice ( 2004 )
58 Spin City ( 1996-2002 )
59 Green Wing ( 2004-
60 Veronica Mars ( 2004-2007 )
61 American Dad ( 2005-
62 Hope and Faith ( 2003-2006 )
63 Justice League ( 2001-2006 )
64 South Park ( 1997-
65 The Office ( UK  ) -( 2001-2003 )
66 Mad TV ( 1995-
67 That 70s Show ( 1998-2006 )
68 C.S.I. Miami ( 2002-
69 Family Guy ( 1999-
70 Cold Case ( 2003-
71 The New Adventures of Old Christine ( 2006-
72 Boston Legal ( 2004-2008 )
73 N.C.I.S ( 2003-
74 ER ( 1994-2009 )
75 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ( 1990-1996 )
76 King of Queens ( 1998-2007 )
77 Futurama ( 1999-2003 )
78 Jesse ( 1998-2000 )
79 Heartbeat ( 1992-
80 Deadwood ( 2004-2006 )
81 Pacific Blue ( 1996-2000 )
82 Calefornication ( 2007-
83 1-800-Missing ( 2003-2006 )
84 According to Jim ( 2001-
85 Spooks ( 2002-
86 What i Like about You ( 2002-2006 )
87 McGayver ( 1985-1992 )
88 Chicago Hope ( 1994-2000 )
89 Will and Grace ( 1998-2006 )
90 Samantah Who ( 2007-
91 Smalville ( 2001-
92 NYPD Blue ( 1993-2005 )
93  Lost ( 2004-
94 Ally McBeal ( 1997-2002 )
95 Family Matters ( 1989-1998 )
96 Mr . Bean ( 1990-1995 )
97 Medium ( 2005-
98 Reba ( 2001-2007 )
99 Heroes ( 2006-
100 Just Shoot Me ( 1997-2003 )
Title: Re: My top 100 tv series ( probebly very Of topic )
Post by: Constantinople on October 21, 2009, 11:54:04 AM
mine is much shorter
The avengers
Andy Griffith
Bewitched
Twilight Zone
Rome
Title: Re: My top 100 tv series ( probebly very Of topic )
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 21, 2009, 12:07:00 PM
In no particular order....

Black Books
IT Crowd
The Lost World
Red Dwarf
Title: Re: My top 100 tv series ( probebly very Of topic )
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 21, 2009, 12:45:24 PM
"Homicide: life on the streets", one of the best police tv series ever and of course, i cant leave "oz" out of my list *0*
Title: Re: My top 100 tv series ( probebly very Of topic )
Post by: Erika on October 21, 2009, 02:28:33 PM
mine is much shorter
The avengers
Andy Griffith
Bewitched
Twilight Zone
Rome

Bewitched is my favorite show and Agnes Moorehead (Endora) is my favorite actress!
Title: Re: My top 100 tv series ( probebly very Of topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 21, 2009, 06:40:55 PM
wow ally, its fantastic to meet someoneelse who's heard of Black books, i love that series, whats your favourite episode?
Title: Re: My top 100 tv series ( probebly very Of topic )
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 22, 2009, 02:38:53 AM
wow ally, its fantastic to meet someoneelse who's heard of Black books, i love that series, whats your favourite episode?

I can´t really say..... There were several really god ones... I loved the one about going on holiday :)
Title: Re: My top 100 tv series ( probebly very Of topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 22, 2009, 03:31:51 AM
That was a brilliant one, i have the complete series on dvd, i love the one when bernardand Manny have to house sit
Title: Re: My top 100 tv series ( probebly very Of topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 22, 2009, 03:42:09 AM
also i absolutely love CAT from red dwarf
Title: Re: My top 100 tv series ( probebly very Of topic )
Post by: Grace on October 22, 2009, 06:51:27 AM
Am incredulous that to date, no-one has listed the greatest show of all time..."Lost In Space" (1965-1968)......oh well...
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very Of topic )
Post by: Alixz on October 22, 2009, 09:05:15 AM
I don't think I could make up a list of 100, I have been around too long and remember TV almost from its inception.

But I would have liked to see the whole series of some shows that have been cancelled.

Home Front and  Reunion come to mind.

I did love The Avengers with Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.  She was who I always wanted to be.

Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on October 23, 2009, 03:44:18 AM
it is all a personal thing but I wouldnt call Lost in Space the best series ever even though Billy Mumy is a friend.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Alixz on October 23, 2009, 10:52:46 AM
No offense C but in our household we thought that Billy Mummy was the worst kind of brat actor.

I didn't even like watching him until Babylon 5.

I always wondered if he was as unlikable in person as he was as a kid actor.  I especially disliked him in the Twilight Zone episode "Into the Cornfield". That may not be the episode title, but that is how I remember the show.

And Lost in Space was comedy and a bad one at that.  The Dr. Smith character was almost worse than the character Mummy played.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on October 23, 2009, 11:05:37 AM
He is actually a very unspoilt person who acted the way directors asked him to.  His music is considered very avant gard.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very Of topic )
Post by: Marlene on October 23, 2009, 01:29:40 PM
The Avengers with Diana Rigg would be at the top of my list too - and Diana is a very lovely lady.
I Love Lucy would be in my top 10 - along with the Forsyte Saga, Upstairs Downstairs, Tenko, Fall of Eagles,  Edward the King, Magnus PI, the Equalizier.  I would have to add Mad Men.

I don't think I could make up a list of 100, I have been around too long and remember TV almost from its inception.

But I would have liked to see the whole series of some shows that have been cancelled.

Home Front and  Reunion come to mind.

I did love The Avengers with Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.  She was who I always wanted to be.


Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Robert_Hall on October 23, 2009, 03:29:11 PM
I really do not watch much TV, but in the past, I loved Maude, MTM, Bob Newhart,  Golden Girls. Smothers Brothers were brilliant!
  But the vast majority of my favourites are British- Jeeves & Wooster, Ab Fab, "Allo, Allo", Little Britain, To the Manor  Up Pompei, Fawlty Towers,,  Good Neighbours, etc.
 I am currently cathing up on My Family, which makes Archie Bunker look rational, except from a different  dysfunctional angle and  now that I am older, I really appreciate Last of the Summer Wine, which has a lot of older British actors whom we may know but have not seen in a while.
 Almost makes me want to retire to a quaint English village in Yorkshire with "quirky" neighbours. I am up to 15 episodes with that one, and I only just started noticing it, after 30 years!
 Oh, Dianna Rigg is superb, but she really shines on stage.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: cebi26 on October 23, 2009, 04:51:11 PM
House
Two and a Half Men
The Tudors
Supernatural
Grey's Anatomy
Law & Order: SVU
Frasier
South Park
Seinfeld
IT Crowd
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Grace on October 23, 2009, 06:26:33 PM
No offense C but in our household we thought that Billy Mummy was the worst kind of brat actor.

I didn't even like watching him until Babylon 5.

I always wondered if he was as unlikable in person as he was as a kid actor.  I especially disliked him in the Twilight Zone episode "Into the Cornfield". That may not be the episode title, but that is how I remember the show.

And Lost in Space was comedy and a bad one at that.  The Dr. Smith character was almost worse than the character Mummy played.

Please note the name is Mumy (moo-me), not "Mummy".

Lost In Space is not a comedy, but juvenile sci-fi, although it does have comedic moments, both intentional and otherwise.  Constantinople (who is lucky enough to know him) is right about Bill Mumy.  He was and is a very unspoilt, down to earth person who has said he still retains some childhood friends to this day.  Perhaps Constantinople is one of them?? His son and daughter (Mumy's, not Constantinople's!) are also actors.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Marlene on October 23, 2009, 07:27:54 PM
Yes, Dame Diana shines on stage ... have known her for years.

I really do not watch much TV, but in the past, I loved Maude, MTM, Bob Newhart,  Golden Girls. Smothers Brothers were brilliant!
  But the vast majority of my favourites are British- Jeeves & Wooster, Ab Fab, "Allo, Allo", Little Britain, To the Manor  Up Pompei, Fawlty Towers,,  Good Neighbours, etc.
 I am currently cathing up on My Family, which makes Archie Bunker look rational, except from a different  dysfunctional angle and  now that I am older, I really appreciate Last of the Summer Wine, which has a lot of older British actors whom we may know but have not seen in a while.
 Almost makes me want to retire to a quaint English village in Yorkshire with "quirky" neighbours. I am up to 15 episodes with that one, and I only just started noticing it, after 30 years!
 Oh, Dianna Rigg is superb, but she really shines on stage.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: NurseVickie on October 23, 2009, 09:30:08 PM
THE AVENGERS WOULD BE IN MY TOP 10, IT WAS REALLY BIG HERE IN THE STATES WHEN I WAS IN MY EARLY TEENS.  I WOULD ADD THE MAN FROM UNCLE, I LOVE LUCY AND NOW THAT OUR PUBLIC TV IS SHOWING BRIT COMS I AM IN LOVE WITH ARE YOU BEING SERVED AND ARE YOU BEING SERVED AGAIN, AND FAWLTY TOWERS, ESPECIALLY THE ONE WITH THE DEAD BODY IN THE HOTEL AND THE PET RAT.  I HAVE ONLY SEEN ABOUT 8 LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE AND I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE THAT ONE OUT. AND OF COURSE I THINK I HAVE A HYACINTH BUCKET FOR A NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR.  YOU CAN BE SURE THAT EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT FROM 7-12 WE ARE WATCHING BRIT COMS AT OUR HOUSE. 
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 23, 2009, 09:43:25 PM
1.   Red dwarf
2.   Black books
3.   Simpsons
4.   NCIS
5.   supernatural
6.   Futurama
7.   Are you being served
8.   some mothers do have ‘em
9.   dads army
10.   three and a half men
11.   law and order
12.   how I met your mother
13.   Rules of engagement
14.   Burn notice
15.   good news week
16.   family guy
17.   American dad
18.   kennys world
19.   Merlin
20.   faulty towers
21.   Bones
22.   the amazing race
23.   mr bean
24.   star gate
25.   ready, steady, cook
26.   big bang theory
27.   back to you
28. little britain
29. Ren and Stimpy
30. I am weasel
31. scrubs
32. house
33. the vicar of dibley
Thats as far as i got, i have no idea how you thought of 100
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on October 23, 2009, 09:51:29 PM
I am not one of Bill's childhood friends.  I know him from his music but used to watch him on that series.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Victor on October 24, 2009, 04:23:51 AM
Grace and Constantinople,I was an avid child fan of Lost in Space too and have the boxed dvd set of the entire series-three seasons.Very much a product of its day and wildly unscientific but hugely enjoyable anyway.Juvenile sci-fi is a good description.In it's original run L.I.S out-rated Star Trek!I also have models of the space ship-the Jupiter 2-and the Chariot and several of the Robot in various sizes.The film version a few years ago was rather poor I thought.Every now and the they talk of remaking the series but it comes to nothing.A remake would have to recapture the original idea of being dark and mysterious,a little like early Dr.Who episodes.My favourite episode was The Anti-Matter Man from season 3.Also like The Time Merchant with Salvador Dali like back-drops.  These days I like The Loop,Merlin,Packed to the Rafters{Australian show},Mad Men.In younger days...like Robert I enjoyed Maude...Time Tunnel,Dr.Who,Dallas,Dynasty,Earth 2.From extreme youth remember The Patty Duke Show and The Flying Nun-we always thought that was hilarious because we were taught be nuns as children.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Rodion_Felix on October 24, 2009, 06:19:04 AM

Thats as far as i got, i have no idea how you thought of 100

Well i have a very good memory. But just to be said i do not watch a 100 series. Most of them i have not seen in many many years.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Robert_Hall on October 24, 2009, 07:48:59 AM
I am also with Marlene with Lucy, but only with Vivian Vance.  I have all 3 series on dvd and watch them from tim-to-time for relief, or inspration...never know which I am up to when I put them on!
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Alixz on October 24, 2009, 09:32:39 AM
I am told by my mother that I loved I Love Lucy as a child, but when I see the show now, I am embarrassed.  Some of the "funniest" scenes seem so contrived to me now and I always wonder how people didn't see what was coming.

As I look at the shows that members are posting, I realize that I have forgotten so many that I used to like and watch regularly.

I have never been a "sit com" fan, even before that title was coined and (I know that I mentioned this before) but I never watch anything with a laugh track.  I don't feel that I need to be prompted to laugh.  If the show is funny, I should be able to figure it out on my own.

My son, however, loves shows like The Golden Girls and The Fresh Prince and recently he has been watching George Lopez.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on October 24, 2009, 09:52:50 AM
One of my friends is in that show (George Lopez) but I have never seen it.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Grace on October 25, 2009, 04:31:06 AM
I am told by my mother that I loved I Love Lucy as a child, but when I see the show now, I am embarrassed.  Some of the "funniest" scenes seem so contrived to me now and I always wonder how people didn't see what was coming.


Of course ILL seems contrived and dated now, but I don't believe that means it can't still be enjoyed for what it is!  It would have been one of the first TV sit-coms ever made and that alone would have explained its enormous popularity. 

Victor, I have the Lost In Space box set too and I so enjoy it - probably because I hardly ever get the time to put it on!  The world is depressing.  I don't want to always watch murders and sleaze on the telly, I want to be entertained and amused and what’s better than some of the old shows which gave me so much joy as a kid?  I do have some serious tastes as well but nothing cheers me up more than a bit of LIS and, Victor, do you know The Anti-Matter Man is my son’s favourite episode too?!  For me, it’s hard to beat War Of The Robots, Wish Upon A Star and The Magic Mirror.  Then again, there’s All That Glitters, The Android Machine and…..and…..!

Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: RichC on October 25, 2009, 10:28:18 AM
In my book, the Golden Girls has got to be one of the best sitcoms ever produced.  Besides the cast, the writing was superb.  And it has really stood the test of time given how often it's repeated on TV.  I know people half my age (who were babies when it was on the air) and they love it too.

When I was a kid I loved to watch Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.  It was already in reruns then, but I loved it.  Another one I liked was I Dream of Jeannie; very formulaic and quite sexist too (the episodes featuring bored officers wives who get sent for psychiatric evaluation because they insist they see flying cars, talking animals, etc. are my faves!)
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on October 25, 2009, 11:03:46 AM
I think the early to mid 60s was one of the most creative periods in television,  We had shows like the Beverly Hillbillies, I dream of Jeannie,  Mr Ed and Bewitched.  Shows like the Smothers Brothers, Ed Sullivan and Rowan and Martin's Laugh in really pushed the envelop.  We now have a couple oif hundred television channels to choose from but I dont think the quality or imagination has improved.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Alixz on October 25, 2009, 12:48:48 PM
Out of the 100 plus television channels, probably 85 of them are sports.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Victor on October 25, 2009, 03:40:07 PM
Grace-how reassuring that there is a next generation of youngsters watching shows like L.I.S.I tend to think a lot of them watch the same tv programmes as their parents and get a rather harsh look at the world.Not as much innocence as there used to be(sound like my own Grandfather now).On a less morbid note-Lost in Space is very popular in Australia;Jonathon Harris(Dr. Smith)appearred at a big sci-fi convention there(of course he passed away several years ago).Another favourite episode was The Girl from the Green Dimension.When I lived in Sydney there was a hairdressing salon in Bondi called Pretty,pretty Dr.Smith-a line from that story.Coincidentially-yesterday I was at a Pulp Culture Festival called Armageddon.Seth Green was there promoting Robot Chicken-said he would sign anything except man-boobs.One of the Were Wolves from Twilight was there-very popular young man.Gigi Edgley from Farscape,several Stargate stars.Actors from Legend of the Seeker-made here for the American market.A very interesting writer of Babylon 5 said Bill Mumy was great to work with,talented, professional and wickedly humerous.Mumy did have a little trick that many tv actors use I believe where he would deliberatley play a scene wrong in a group so he could get a close-up.The writer told that story to make Mumy seem endearing not difficult.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Robert_Hall on October 25, 2009, 04:28:56 PM
I never took to LIS, . Actually, I did  not like it at all, although Jonathan Harris was high camp.
  Another show I did not relate to was the Jetsons. I thought it was simply inane. Funnay that, years later, one of mu younger friends was so wrapped up in  he became a dedicated collector, his apartment was all themed around that era,  furniture , walls, kitchen, etc. He even opened a restaurant in LA [of course] along the same lines.   He was not even born when that series was on, but he loves it...
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on October 25, 2009, 10:06:08 PM
No order...
-Get Smart!
-Mystery Hunters
-Style by Jury
-How clean is your house?
-Love it or List it

I also sometimes watch classic cartoons like Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 26, 2009, 01:18:13 AM
get smat, howcould i forget get smart, that was a fantastic show, i liked the movie as well.
Also in relation to tye  cartoons, you cant go wrong with the classics, when i was little i used to love a cartoon called Victorand Hugo, i loved that show.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on October 26, 2009, 06:09:11 AM
Mel Brooks once said that Get Smart paid for his movies.  Would you believe......
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Marlene on October 26, 2009, 09:57:53 AM

I had swiine flu earlier this month, and home for a week -- the Hallmark channel showed I love Lucy from 5 pm until 9 ... I got to see the Hollywood episodes - and the one with Harpo Marx - pure brilliance.


I am also with Marlene with Lucy, but only with Vivian Vance.  I have all 3 series on dvd and watch them from tim-to-time for relief, or inspration...never know which I am up to when I put them on!
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Imperial.Opal on October 26, 2009, 01:38:52 PM
 My favourite tv shows in the 60's
 
  The Munsters
  The Adams Family
  Astro Boy - the original japanese version
  The Wild Wild West
  Lost in Space
  Tarzan - Ron Ely
  Daniel Boone
  Bonanza
 Gunsmoke
 If these walls could talk with Vincent Price
 Batman and Robin
 Star Trek
 The Man fron Uncle




Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Imperial.Opal on October 27, 2009, 02:30:49 PM
 Crikey,I forgot to put down my favourite australian childhood tv series in the 1960, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, it was very popular around the world, anyone know if it was shown on American TV.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on October 27, 2009, 04:33:37 PM
It was shown everywhere
The lead actor got 1000 a show
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Grace on October 27, 2009, 05:08:15 PM
It was shown everywhere
The lead actor got 1000 a show

Who?  The late Ed Devereaux, who played the park ranger or Garry Pankhurst, the child lead?
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 27, 2009, 06:00:01 PM
I was only very young for skippy but iabsolutely loved it, apparently.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Victor on October 28, 2009, 12:11:19 AM
Kangaroos aren't that bright and several different animals were used,each one being able to perform one trick.When Skippy was flying a helecopter or steering a boat what you you would see on the screen was a close up of a sawn off kangaroo paw on the controls.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 28, 2009, 05:36:11 PM
Awe, you shatteered my child hood fantasy, nah not really. Its interesting to know that they used differenbt animals though.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 28, 2009, 05:38:52 PM
Out of curiosity though, has anyone ever heard of Victor and Hugo besides me? It was a cartoon about two criminals that were a picnic short of a sandwhich.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Imperial.Opal on October 30, 2009, 06:08:17 PM
Is that a recent cartoon that might have been on the Cartoon Network, I  will have to ask my 10 year old nephew.

Any Aussie Forum members remember the Japanese TV show The Sumari in the 1960's Starring Shintaro and all his ninja enemies, I remember racing home from school to watch it, anyway the SBS Channel is showing a documentary special on the show, check your TV guides over the next 2 weeks, the show now reminds me of the other show Monkey with the japanese voices dubbed in english
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 30, 2009, 08:03:49 PM
I should ask my 11year old mentor, ifhes heardof it too, why didnt i do that before. Ive not heard of your show, i wasnt around in the 60's. It sounds awesome though.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on October 31, 2009, 12:35:44 AM
I remember a japanese show in the 1960s about Samurai but don't remember what it was called.  I didn't really like it.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Victor on October 31, 2009, 01:54:02 AM
Shintaro!I remember it well.Wonder if it is on DVD.When I was little tv didn't start til 5.00(in New Zealand)so we didn't have to rush home.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on October 31, 2009, 06:27:21 PM
ah, the good old dys, i give anything to be a kid again
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Grace on October 31, 2009, 09:13:41 PM
ah, the good old dys, i give anything to be a kid again


Mmm, me too, wasn't it fun?  Must be the Aussie childhood that was so good!
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Imperial.Opal on November 02, 2009, 04:38:12 AM
The tv special Shintaro is on SBS ONE wednesday night at 8.30pm -
It is a look at the cross cultural success of the 1960s tv series - The Samurai - imported from Japan and dubbed into english, it was a smash hit, astonishing broadcasters, advertisers, the press and critics alike

 In 1965, Koichi Ose, the japanese actor who played the Samurai landed at Melbourne's airport he was greeted by 7000 fans - more than greeted the Beatles the previous year.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on November 03, 2009, 05:16:41 AM
Wow garce. Your an Aussie too, itsalwaysa pleasure to meet another Aussie
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Marlene on November 03, 2009, 01:25:20 PM
The program had a limited run in syndication in the USA - but not on the major networks

Crikey,I forgot to put down my favourite australian childhood tv series in the 1960, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, it was very popular around the world, anyone know if it was shown on American TV.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Imperial.Opal on November 04, 2009, 01:20:56 PM
I watched the Samurai tv documentary, WOW IT WAS TERRIFIC, brought back great memories of my childhood in the the 1960's in Sydney.I remember my brother  and I dressing up in black pjamas as ninjas and using mum's broomstick as a sword fighting the neighbour kids.
 I hope SBS re runs the tv series and releases the the documentary on DVD, I will get back with the release date

 sayanara - goodbye my japanese is not good
 
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Imperial.Opal on November 13, 2009, 02:11:40 PM
 The Munsters or the Addams family, which one is your favourite, I like Herman and the Munsters
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on November 14, 2009, 03:00:11 AM
I think that the Adams family was better but the Munsters had Yvonne deCarlo from Vancouver who was a great actress.
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Ausmanov on November 14, 2009, 10:23:22 PM
i have to agree with constantinople, the Adams family is my favourie of the two, i liked uncle fester the best
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Margot on February 27, 2010, 06:20:22 AM
Wow I don't watch television anymore as I cannot abide the constant barrage of advertisements!

I was thinking about my childhood favourites:-

The Box of Delights - One of the most memorable children's series ever! I adored it and have never forgotten the wonder I felt watching it
Will-O'-the-Wisp - Adorable classic cartoon series with all character voiced by the incomparable Kenneth Wiiliams. I particularly loved Moog and Evil Edna
Doctor Who - I adored Tom Baker he was My Doctor (This is still one of my faves and I watch it avidly! I will miss David Tenant as he is now my second favourite Doctor)

Adult faves:-

Inspector Morse - John Thaw was a wonderful actor and is still sorely missed
Yes Minister/Prime Minister - Untouchable as political satire at it's best
Nightie Night - Omg I was so shocked when I discovered this sinfully hilarious and appallingly naughty comic classic! It still makes me giggle remembering some of the scenes
Brideshead Revisited (1981) - I still think of Charles, Sebastian and Julia as though they are old acquaintances!
This Life - I was completely hooked! I so related to Anna - then again everyone seemed to relate to her!
I Claudius - Genius! Sian Philips was the personification of pure delicious 'Evil' and Derek Jacobi was spectacular!
House of Cards/To Play the King/The Final Cut - The wonderful Ian Richardson as a criminally cunning and ruthless politician! Unforgettable!


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Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: Constantinople on February 27, 2010, 06:24:25 AM
Both series of Jeeves and Wooster
The last version had great music
Title: Re: My top 100 TV series ( probably very off topic )
Post by: HerrKaiser on February 27, 2010, 05:19:23 PM
of the so-called prime time "soaps" of the 70s-90s, "Knots Landing" had the best writing, directing, and acting, imo.