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penguinz
01-12-2012, 01:26 PM
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siberian khatru
01-12-2012, 01:29 PM
Thanks, I needed my Rex Smith fix for the day.

Bowser
01-12-2012, 01:31 PM
In before Demonpenz -

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Frosty
01-12-2012, 01:33 PM
I don't think I watched any TV in the 80's. :hmmm:

Saulbadguy
01-12-2012, 01:34 PM
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suds79
01-12-2012, 01:36 PM
I always liked this show.

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ChiefsandO'sfan
01-12-2012, 01:38 PM
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scott free
01-12-2012, 01:42 PM
I'll take the 70's any day, i could rattle off the classic shows of that decade for the next ten minutes.

The Golden Age as far as i'm concerned.

KC Tattoo
01-12-2012, 01:42 PM
In with

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arrowheadnation
01-12-2012, 01:44 PM
In before Demonpenz -

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Fuck yes!!! I was a little kid and didn't follow the storylines. My parents taped it so I could fast forward to the battle scenes.

listopencil
01-12-2012, 01:45 PM
Air Wolf and Knight Rider sucked. Sucked ass. Sucked so much ass that the lipo buckets of Hollywood were filled to overflowing for twenty years.

Baby Lee
01-12-2012, 01:46 PM
I don't think I watched any TV in the 80's. :hmmm:

Parents donated the TV to Goodwill when I entered school [somewhere mid-Happy Days] and we ended up getting one back in the house with the Commodore 64 [initially FOR ONLY computer use ;)] somewhere mid-Cosby show.

Only thing I've seen looking back to that time that I wish I'd seen first run was Hill Street Blues [though it was probably too grown up (in the 'adults talking' sense, not risque content sense)].

MASH and All in the Family I waded through in syndication, but I definitely wouldn't have been an audience for those as a kid.

Deberg_1990
01-12-2012, 01:48 PM
80's TV sucked


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Baby Lee
01-12-2012, 01:51 PM
Oh, in the interests of 'as good a place as anyplace else'

Messing around with internet content on my blu-ray, and came across the first season of News Radio.

Mother of good, that show came out of the box sprinting. I laughed OUT LOUD 3-4 times in the pilot alone. Didn't really forget how much I loved that show, but it was nice to be reminded specifically why.

Monty
01-12-2012, 01:54 PM
80's TV did not suck.......at least not while CJ was on.....

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Monty
01-12-2012, 01:58 PM
wait....Erin Grey and Pamela Hensley...

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LiveSteam
01-12-2012, 01:59 PM
I was gonna say Dukes of Hazzard . But screw them,they wont let you embed the vids

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 02:01 PM
In with

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That shit gave me goose bumps

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 02:05 PM
Air Wolf and Knight Rider sucked. Sucked ass. Sucked so much ass that the lipo buckets of Hollywood were filled to overflowing for twenty years.

I was able to forgive you for being a donk fan, but that is unacceptable.

munkey
01-12-2012, 02:13 PM
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lcarus
01-12-2012, 02:16 PM
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munkey
01-12-2012, 02:16 PM
I'll take the 70's any day, i could rattle off the classic shows of that decade for the next ten minutes.

The Golden Age as far as i'm concerned.


This movie scared the shit out of me when I was a kid...

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Amnorix
01-12-2012, 02:21 PM
My main problem with TV today is that I am so f'ing sick of reality shows that are really fake BS canned as "reality". Real (nothing is real, including the breasts) Housewives of WhoGivesADamn, Jerseysuckass, etc. etc. etc. etc. Worthless stupid slut Kardashians. Dumb NotStud Bachelor, Stupid Slut Bachelorettes. Soooo stupid. Soooo tired.

munkey
01-12-2012, 02:21 PM
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looking back I'd say the late 70's were pretty awesome... :)

Frazod
01-12-2012, 02:21 PM
I'll take the 70's any day, i could rattle off the classic shows of that decade for the next ten minutes.

The Golden Age as far as i'm concerned.

WKRP FTMFW!

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 02:22 PM
My main problem with TV today is that I am so f'ing sick of reality shows that are really fake BS canned as "reality". Real (nothing is real, including the breasts) Housewives of WhoGivesADamn, Jerseysuckass, etc. etc. etc. etc. Worthless stupid slut Kardashians. Dumb NotStud Bachelor, Stupid Slut Bachelorettes. Soooo stupid. Soooo tired.

......but people still watch that shit and it will only get worse

munkey
01-12-2012, 02:23 PM
This thread has been officially hijacked by the 70's....sorry

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memyselfI
01-12-2012, 02:24 PM
The 90s were still my favorites. Wings, La Femme Nikita, Silk Stalkings. So 90s. I do love a few shows now mostly still sitcoms and HDTV. The Big Bang Theory is one I've gotten into lately. It's funny but it's really stupid.

blaise
01-12-2012, 02:25 PM
A lot of those sitcoms, if you try and watch now, are so slow moving it's like, "Wow, this is it?" Half the primetime shows from the 80s are too tame for the Disney Channel these days.

crazychiefsfan
01-12-2012, 02:26 PM
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Baby Lee
01-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Oh, in the interests of 'as good a place as anyplace else'

Messing around with internet content on my blu-ray, and came across the first season of News Radio.

Mother of good, that show came out of the box sprinting. I laughed OUT LOUD 3-4 times in the pilot alone. Didn't really forget how much I loved that show, but it was nice to be reminded specifically why.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlbABU77cFs&feature=related

Remembered that Joe Rogan wasn't in the pilot, knew that Ray Ramano was initially cast in the role [to the point that they shot footage with him for air IIRC], forgot that it was Eric Calantoni in the role for 1 ep

munkey
01-12-2012, 02:36 PM
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munkey
01-12-2012, 02:47 PM
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Frosty
01-12-2012, 02:47 PM
Parents donated the TV to Goodwill when I entered school [somewhere mid-Happy Days] and we ended up getting one back in the house with the Commodore 64 [initially FOR ONLY computer use ;)] somewhere mid-Cosby show.

Only thing I've seen looking back to that time that I wish I'd seen first run was Hill Street Blues [though it was probably too grown up (in the 'adults talking' sense, not risque content sense)].

MASH and All in the Family I waded through in syndication, but I definitely wouldn't have been an audience for those as a kid.

I graduated in 1982 and started a job working graveyard for several years. Later in the '80's, I went back to college. I didn't have a VCR until late in the '80's. I was also single through most of the '80's so between all of that, I was never home to watch TV, I guess. Most of these shows don't ring a bell.

blaise
01-12-2012, 02:50 PM
Taxi is probably my favorite 80's sitcom. I think it went late 70's to early 80's.

Blankey
01-12-2012, 02:51 PM
My main problem with TV today is that I am so f'ing sick of reality shows that are really fake BS canned as "reality". Real (nothing is real, including the breasts) Housewives of WhoGivesADamn, Jerseysuckass, etc. etc. etc. etc. Worthless stupid slut Kardashians. Dumb NotStud Bachelor, Stupid Slut Bachelorettes. Soooo stupid. Soooo tired.

I find it incredibly easy to ignore that shit and just focus on the good shows: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Community, etc.

blaise
01-12-2012, 02:52 PM
I find it incredibly easy to ignore that shit and just focus on the good shows: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Community, etc.

And they took that away. New Park and Rec tonight though.

Epic Fail 007
01-12-2012, 02:54 PM
I agree 80`s tv was great

Baby Lee
01-12-2012, 02:54 PM
I graduated in 1982 and started a job working graveyard for several years. Later in the '80's, I went back to college. I didn't have a VCR until late in the '80's. I was also single through most of the '80's so between all of that, I was never home to watch TV, I guess. Most of these shows don't ring a bell.

By 'these shows' I hope you mean those in the rest of the thread.

Can't imagine an adult American who'd never heard of Happy Days, MASH, All in the Family, Hill Street Blues or The Cosby Show.

suzzer99
01-12-2012, 02:55 PM
Yeah nothing will ever match that caustic banter between Benson and Kraus. That was high art.

munkey
01-12-2012, 02:56 PM
I'm pretty sure this show went well into the 80's

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Enjoy :)

Buck
01-12-2012, 02:56 PM
I really hope the thread title is a joke.

suzzer99
01-12-2012, 02:57 PM
Bring back the laugh track and heartfelt audience sighs. Also the WOOOOOOOOO!s

Frosty
01-12-2012, 02:58 PM
By 'these shows' I hope you mean those in the rest of the thread.

Can't imagine an adult American who'd never heard of Happy Days, MASH, All in the Family, Hill Street Blues or The Cosby Show.

Never heard of 'em.

:)

No, most of those are '70's shows. I watched a few of them when I still lived at home.

munkey
01-12-2012, 02:59 PM
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Baby Lee
01-12-2012, 03:00 PM
I'm pretty sure this show went well into the 80's

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Enjoy :)

The wildest thing that sticks in my memory from that show was seeing a reerun in the late 90s, and Tom Bosley guest starring, and he was wearing a skin tight Leisure Suit made of patches of denim that were different shades of blue.

INSANE!!

Baby Lee
01-12-2012, 03:01 PM
Bring back the laugh track and heartfelt audience sighs. Also the WOOOOOOOOO!s

Schneider!!!!!!!

SLAG
01-12-2012, 03:03 PM
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munkey
01-12-2012, 03:04 PM
coming out of the 80's this was one of my favorites...

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SLAG
01-12-2012, 03:04 PM
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idrapethat
01-12-2012, 03:05 PM
This is the most incorrect thread title ever.

munkey
01-12-2012, 03:07 PM
This is the most incorrect thread title ever.


It's like totally cool ;)

munkey
01-12-2012, 03:09 PM
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suzzer99
01-12-2012, 03:10 PM
Schneider!!!!!!!

He was such a scamp.

blaise
01-12-2012, 03:11 PM
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Frosty
01-12-2012, 03:12 PM
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Thanks. Now I have that song stuck in my head (and I didn't even watch the video). :doh!:

Guru
01-12-2012, 03:20 PM
wait....Erin Grey and Pamela Hensley...

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Never missed an ep of buck rogers because of those two.

munkey
01-12-2012, 03:22 PM
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I vaguely remember that one...try this:

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munkey
01-12-2012, 03:24 PM
the problem with the tread title is anyone that really remembers the 80's grew up in the 70's...JMHO

Demonpenz
01-12-2012, 03:58 PM
Night Court

blaise
01-12-2012, 04:23 PM
Night Court

The Night Court intro featured the little news stand where you could see EZ Widers on the shelf.

whoman69
01-12-2012, 04:27 PM
The best thing about 80s TV is that the reality series really hadn't taken hold yet. Shows had actual writers.

Crush
01-12-2012, 04:30 PM
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chasedude
01-12-2012, 04:35 PM
Buck Rodgers, Erin Gray was HOT!

Crush
01-12-2012, 04:36 PM
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Gonzo
01-12-2012, 05:07 PM
80's TV was quirky and stupid. Mork and Mindy, srsly?

I guess you could make a case for sitcoms but then I'll counter with Seinfeld and the like.

We have/had excellent shows such as:
Sons of Anarchy
Breaking Bad
Walking Dead
The Sopranos
Deadwood
The list goes on...

But yeah, you enjoy Laverne and Shirley or After MASH, mkay?

Every generation can make a case. People from the 50's will point at the Honeymooners and I Love Lucy but their parents will counter that with The Bickersons or The Shadow radio programs.
So, there you go. It depends on your pov and how old you are.

WKRP was kinda awesome, though.
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Gonzo
01-12-2012, 05:11 PM
The best thing about 80s TV is that the reality series really hadn't taken hold yet. Shows had actual writers.
I am exceedingly proud to say that I have never watched a main stream reality show.
I've never watched an episode of:
American Idol
Big Brother
The Bachelor
That one show where their stranded on an island.
Yadda yadda.

I have watched Pawn Stars until they started trying to act and the same goes for American Pickers. I won't watch it anymore.

Mythbusters is starting to go that route, too. I don't watch it anymore now.
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Al Bundy
01-12-2012, 05:20 PM
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Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 06:52 PM
TV has never been better than it is right now, and anybody who disagrees should probably just curl up and die.

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 06:53 PM
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Wow, I watched that all of the time

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 06:54 PM
TV has never been better than it is right now, and anybody who disagrees should probably just curl up and die.

That is a horrible statement

Backwards Masking
01-12-2012, 06:54 PM
TV has never been better than it is right now, and anybody who disagrees should probably just curl up and die.

i can't believe i agree. i say that cause 2000's TV was abysmal, thanks to "Reality TV". the Premium Channel Shows saw an opporunity to blow the networks out of the water and jumped on it....Good For Them.

i loved 90's TV, and there are a TON of great shows on how (mostly Premium Channels, but hey).

anythings better than the 2000's Reality TV - Horrible.

Gonzo
01-12-2012, 06:54 PM
TV has never been better than it is right now, and anybody who disagrees should probably just curl up and die.

Yep. It's awesome. So many choices that if you can't find something interesting then you should go ahead and chew a bullet.
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Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 06:57 PM
That is a horrible statement

You're a horrible statement

Al Bundy
01-12-2012, 06:57 PM
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Pos rep.

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 07:00 PM
You're a horrible statement

Thank you kind sir. I'm not that in to tv, so my opinions my be skewd (sp?)

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Yep. It's awesome. So many choices that if you can't find something interesting then you should go ahead and chew a bullet.
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Yeah. Anybody who disagrees should watch the entirety of The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Louie, and even Boardwalk Empire (which is only pretty good but in the 80s would have been FUCKING MIND-BLOWING), and if they come back and still disagree, they should stick their necktie in a paper shredder.

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Thank you kind sir. I'm not that in to tv, so my opinions my be skewd (sp?)

Get spellcheck dummy

Bowser
01-12-2012, 07:06 PM
Get spellcheck dummy

It's spelled "dummah". (cps)

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 07:06 PM
TV today is great but nothing comes remotely close to the quality of Seinfeld.

BigCatDaddy
01-12-2012, 07:08 PM
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Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 07:12 PM
TV today is great but nothing comes remotely close to the quality of Seinfeld.
Seinfeld is the grandfather of Golden Age Television (comedy-wise [co-grandfather with The Simpsons, actually]), but I think it's been topped. It spawned Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, It's Always Sunny, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, etc. All those shows took a great deal of inspiration one way or another from Seinfeld but added innovations that really took TV to another level.

gblowfish
01-12-2012, 07:14 PM
I give you Tom Hanks the cross dresser.

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durtyrute
01-12-2012, 07:14 PM
Get spellcheck dummy

You're fuuuunnnie

Backwards Masking
01-12-2012, 07:15 PM
Seinfeld is the grandfather of Golden Age Television (comedy-wise [co-grandfather with The Simpsons, actually]), but I think it's been topped. It spawned Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, It's Always Sunny, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, etc. All those shows took a great deal of inspiration one way or another from Seinfeld but added innovations that really took TV to another level.

Seinfeld did it without cussing or nudity or anything. Not That That Matters, but it's easier to be funny when you can go all out.

That said, CurbYour Enthusiasm absolutely has taken it to the Next Level.

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 07:15 PM
TV today is great but nothing comes remotely close to the quality of Seinfeld.

You get automatic rep for Seinfeld mentions. :thumb:

Backwards Masking
01-12-2012, 07:34 PM
You get automatic rep for Seinfeld mentions. :thumb:

It was a fantastic show, probably the Greatest Network Sitcom (ie no major cussing) ever made.

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 07:34 PM
You're fuuuunnnie

Eat a dick bro

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 07:36 PM
It was a fantastic show, probably the Greatest Network Sitcom (ie no major cussing) ever made.

Indeed

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 07:37 PM
Eat a dick bro

Does somebody need a hug?

rocknrolla
01-12-2012, 07:38 PM
I'll take some A-Team, Airwolf, Riptide and Simon and Simon anyday. Over any of this reality crap today!
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Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Does somebody need a hug?

You need to hug an elephant's poopy dick with your mouth and eat it bro

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 07:42 PM
I'll take some A-Team, Airwolf, Riptide and Simon and Simon anyday. Over any of this reality crap today!
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Did you know not every show on TV today is a reality show? I hope you drown in a river.

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 07:42 PM
You need to hug an elephant's poopy dick with your mouth and eat it bro

I don't agree with your take on T.V and you start flipping out. :thumb:
Wow, you're cool

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 07:43 PM
I'll take some A-Team, Airwolf, Riptide and Simon and Simon anyday. Over any of this reality crap today!
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He takes his t.v. very seriously, watch out.

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 07:44 PM
I don't agree with your take on T.V and you start flipping out. :thumb:
Wow, you're cool

come at me bro

I'll punch your dick off

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 07:45 PM
He takes his t.v. very seriously, watch out.

you're gonna get your dick punched clean off bro

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 07:49 PM
Night Court

Holy fuck! I watched that alot too

DeezNutz
01-12-2012, 07:52 PM
Mork and Mindy, Family Ties, ALF.

Thig Lyfe
01-12-2012, 07:52 PM
Holy fuck! I watched that alot too

You're gonna watch your dick getting punched off a lot (TWO WORDS DUMMY) bro

morphius
01-12-2012, 07:53 PM
Last year I managed to watch every single episode of The Fall Guy on Hulu, I actually enjoyed it. I haven't found many of my favorite shows as a kid that held up as well as it did, but they may just be a reflection of how low the others set the bar.

durtyrute
01-12-2012, 07:54 PM
Last year I managed to watch every single episode of The Fall Guy on Hulu, I actually enjoyed it. I haven't found many of my favorite shows as a kid that held up as well as it did, but they may just be a reflection of how low the others set the bar.

That was a good one too.

gblowfish
01-12-2012, 07:58 PM
The Night Court intro featured the little news stand where you could see EZ Widers on the shelf.

Night Court with Dan Fielding, aka "Vic Vaselino."

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Chiefs_Mike_Topeka
01-12-2012, 08:21 PM
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Chiefs_Mike_Topeka
01-12-2012, 08:24 PM
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Chiefs_Mike_Topeka
01-12-2012, 08:26 PM
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BigCatDaddy
01-12-2012, 08:31 PM
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01-12-2012, 08:31 PM
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01-12-2012, 08:31 PM
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Fruit Ninja
01-12-2012, 08:32 PM
TV right now has alot of great shows on. 80's TV was cool,, but right now imo beats it all.

Dayze
01-12-2012, 08:32 PM
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I received magnum p.i. Season one for my birthday and season two for Christmas. :clap:

I'm a sucker for that show. Used to watch night court at 1030pm then magnum pi from 11 to midnight ....of course I was supposed to be in bed for school the next day but oh we'll.

Got my wife hooked on the show now too. Lol

Chiefs_Mike_Topeka
01-12-2012, 08:34 PM
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01-12-2012, 08:46 PM
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01-12-2012, 08:47 PM
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JD10367
01-12-2012, 08:50 PM
I first became aware of television in the early 70s. I stopped watching it heavily in the mid- to late-80s as I reached twenty. Thus, I consider these my "childhood years". Now I'm sure everyone thinks their childhood years were the most special and, obviously, things "now" or "before then" sucked. We can only go by what we experience, of course, and if you don't grow up watching today's TV--or TV of the 1950s--I'm sure it's an unfair comparison. But, just by running through a website database, let me list a few of the reasons today's TV sucks by comparison. (And you may not like all of these shows, but you can admit they all had their various audiences and were well-crafted.)

1971: All In The Family

1972: Kung Fu, M*A*S*H*, Maude, Sanford and Son, The Streets of San Francisco

1973: Kojak, Police Story, Schoolhouse Rock!

1974: Chico and the Man, Good Times, Happy Days, The Night Stalker, Land Of The Lost, Little House on the Prairie, Police Woman, The Rockford Files, The Six Million Dollar Man

1975: Baretta, Barney Miller, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, Saturday Night Live, Space: 1999, Starsky and Hutch, S.W.A.T., Welcome Back Kotter, Wonder Woman

1976: Alice, The Bionic Woman, Black Sheep Squadron, Charlie's Angels, Donny and Marie, Laverne & Shirley, The Muppet Show, Quincy, What's Happening!

1977: CHiPs, Fantasy Island, Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew, The Incredible Hulk, In Search of..., Grizzly Adams, The Love Boat, Lou Grant, The Man From Atlantis, Quark, Soap, Three's Company

1978: Battlestar Galactica, B.J. and the Bear, Dallas, Diff'rent Strokes, Mork and Mindy, The Paper Chase, Taxi, Vega$, The White Shadow, WKRP in Cincinnati

1979: The Dukes of Hazzard, The Facts of Life, Hart to Hart, Knots Landing, Star Blazers, Trapper John M.D.

1980: Magnum P.I.

1981: Cagney & Lacey, The Fall Guy, The Greatest American Hero, Hill Street Blues, Simon & Simon

1982: Cheers, Family Ties, Knight Rider, Newhart, Remington Steele, Silver Spoons, St. Elsewhere, T.J. Hooker

1983: The A-Team, Blackadder, Fraggle Rock, Hardcastle and McCormick, He-Man, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, V

1984: Airwolf, The Cosby Show, E/R, Highway to Heaver, Miami Vice, Murder She Wrote, Night Court, Robin of Sherwood, Transformers, Voltron, Who's The Boss?

1985: The Golden Girls, Growing Pains, MacGyver, Moonlighting, Spenser: For Hire, ThunderCats

1986: ALF, Sledge Hammer!, Pee-Wee's Playhouse

1987: Married With Children, Max Headroom, Star Trek: The Next Generation

splatbass
01-12-2012, 08:56 PM
I don't think I watched any TV in the 80's. :hmmm:

I worked the swing shift through most of the 80s so I missed pretty much every TV show there was. From seeing reruns it doesn't seem like I missed much.

Lumpy
01-12-2012, 09:04 PM
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01-12-2012, 09:05 PM
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01-12-2012, 09:07 PM
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01-12-2012, 09:07 PM
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Al Bundy
01-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Ohhh and Married With Children whips Seinfelds ass.

Dave Lane
01-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Nope just as horrible.

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 10:20 PM
Ohhh and Married With Children whips Seinfelds ass.

Nope

Funny show but its not really close

KcMizzou
01-12-2012, 10:22 PM
Ohhh and Married With Children whips Seinfelds ass.Cant argue with that. Seinfeld was highly overrated. (Same with Cheers.)

Fruit Ninja
01-12-2012, 10:24 PM
Still my all time favorite comedy sitcom is Cheers!

Lumpy
01-12-2012, 10:26 PM
Ohhh and Married With Children whips Seinfelds ass.

Cant argue with that. Seinfeld was highly overrated. (Same with Cheers.)

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BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 10:27 PM
Still my all time favorite comedy sitcom is Cheers!

That was mine until Seinfeld.

Great show.
Frasier was good too.

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 10:29 PM
Cant argue with that. Seinfeld was highly overrated. (Same with Cheers.)

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BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 10:31 PM
I got my 13 yr old hooked on Seinfeld. :)

listopencil
01-12-2012, 10:33 PM
I was able to forgive you for being a donk fan, but that is unacceptable.

There was an episode where the Knight Rider used x-rays to look inside a mountain. The car was showing it as a video feed, with wavy lines around it of course. I could overlook it in the old Superman cartoons. Blame the x-ray vision on background radiation or something. It was a long time ago. Nobody knew how x-rays worked. I could suspend my disbelief. But not in the 1980's. C'mon man! That episode just finally killed it for me.

Frazod
01-12-2012, 10:33 PM
Cant argue with that. Seinfeld was highly overrated. (Same with Cheers.)

Couldn't agree more on Seinfeld. Sure it had its moments, but overall it was just obnoxious New York pricks being shitty.

I liked Cheers, though.

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 10:49 PM
Couldn't agree more on Seinfeld. Sure it had its moments, but overall it was just obnoxious New York pricks being shitty.

.LMAO my dad says the same thing. He's also 71.

Frazod
01-12-2012, 11:10 PM
LMAO my dad says the same thing. He's also 71.

I don't think being old has anything to do with it. And I can't say I automatically hate comedies about shitty people, since my favorite TV show is Archer.

I just truly found nothing redeeming about any of them.

KcMizzou
01-12-2012, 11:20 PM
It's sitcoms that suck today. The ones that try to use the old style laugh tracks. Don't underestimate the audience. They know what's funny.

TV in general is the best it's ever been right now. Some of the cable channels are knocking it out of the park.

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2012, 11:23 PM
I don't think being old has anything to do with it. And I can't say I automatically hate comedies about shitty people, since my favorite TV show is Archer.

I just truly found nothing redeeming about any of them.

I know. I just mainly thought it was funny that you basically repeated what my father says about the show.

To each his own.

Archer is hilarious.

Guru
01-12-2012, 11:25 PM
Last year I managed to watch every single episode of The Fall Guy on Hulu, I actually enjoyed it. I haven't found many of my favorite shows as a kid that held up as well as it did, but they may just be a reflection of how low the others set the bar.
Be honest. It had more to do with Heather Thomas.

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01-12-2012, 11:29 PM
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Frazod
01-12-2012, 11:33 PM
I know. I just mainly thought it was funny that you basically repeated what my father says about the show.

To each his own.

Archer is hilarious.

Archer may well be my favorite TV show of all time.

Frazod
01-12-2012, 11:38 PM
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I wrote a review of TV shows for my high school newspaper once. For this one, I noted that it was an entertaining show with likable stars, but the of idea of people getting randomly murdered around them EVERY SINGLE WEEK was a bit silly. Talk about walking bad luck. :D

splatbass
01-12-2012, 11:57 PM
I wrote a review of TV shows for my high school newspaper once. For this one, I noted that it was an entertaining show with likable stars, but the of idea of people getting randomly murdered around them EVERY SINGLE WEEK was a bit silly. Talk about walking bad luck. :D

I've always said that about Murder She Wrote. If you see that old woman coming get the hell out. She lives in a small town and people are constantly murdered around her. That town must be the per capita murder capital of the country. I think in real life it wouldn't take too many times before the police started to suspect her.

Frazod
01-13-2012, 12:03 AM
I've always said that about Murder She Wrote. If you see that old woman coming get the hell out. She lives in a small town and people are constantly murdered around her. That town must be the per capita murder capital of the country. I think in real life it wouldn't take too many times before the police started to suspect her.

If nothing else, at some point I think they'd just tell her to move to Gary.

kysirsoze
01-13-2012, 12:06 AM
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This is actually a premise that could make a pretty good modern show/movie. I'm surprised no one's jumped on this yet.

Tribal Warfare
01-13-2012, 12:12 AM
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KcMizzou
01-13-2012, 12:16 AM
If nothing else, at some point I think they'd just tell her to move to Gary.How'd you end up with the Troll Hunter avy? (cool movie)

Frazod
01-13-2012, 12:19 AM
How'd you end up with the Troll Hunter avy? (cool movie)

Never seen it - I just googled images for "troll hunter" and came up with that.

KcMizzou
01-13-2012, 12:24 AM
Never seen it - I just googled images for "troll hunter" and came up with that.Heh, well, it's actually pretty good. See it if you get a chance.

It's on Netflix instant.

Buck
01-13-2012, 12:31 AM
Here is a list of shows that I think are better than any single show that came out from the 80's or earlier. This list is a fact, there is no disputing.

1. Breaking Bad
2. Mad Men
3. The Wire
4. Deadwood
5. The Shield
6. Arrested Development
7. The Office (UK)
8. The Office (US) (first few seasons anyway)
9. Battlestar Galactica
10. Lost
11. Freaks and Geeks


Those are in no particular order.

Try to prove me wrong, you can't.

Tribal Warfare
01-13-2012, 12:33 AM
Never seen it - I just googled images for "troll hunter" and came up with that.

It's an awesome movie, that is being "remade" by Hollywood.

Miles
01-13-2012, 12:45 AM
It's sitcoms that suck today. The ones that try to use the old style laugh tracks. Don't underestimate the audience. They know what's funny.

TV in general is the best it's ever been right now. Some of the cable channels are knocking it out of the park.

Traditional sitcoms are mostly shit these days but there are some damn good half hour comedy shows that IMO are far better than the old sitcom formula. Curb, Californication, Louie, Archer, The League, Always Sunny, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Community, ect.

Guru
01-13-2012, 12:53 AM
Here is a list of shows that I think are better than any single show that came out from the 80's or earlier. This list is a fact, there is no disputing.

1. Breaking Bad - don't like
2. Mad Men - never bothered with it. Didn't interest me
3. The Wire- hated
4. Deadwood - hated
5. The Shield - boring
6. Arrested Development - not even funny
7. The Office (UK) - not even close to funny
8. The Office (US) (first few seasons anyway) - even worse
9. Battlestar Galactica - LOVED
10. Lost - Liked, loved, hated, liked, disappointed.
11. Freaks and Geeks - never heard of it


Those are in no particular order.

Try to prove me wrong, you can't.

meh

Buck
01-13-2012, 01:14 AM
meh

1. Breaking Bad - don't like
2. Mad Men - never bothered with it. Didn't interest me
3. The Wire- hated
4. Deadwood - hated
5. The Shield - boring
6. Arrested Development - not even funny
7. The Office (UK) - not even close to funny
8. The Office (US) (first few seasons anyway) - even worse
9. Battlestar Galactica - LOVED
10. Lost - Liked, loved, hated, liked, disappointed.
11. Freaks and Geeks - never heard of it

1. You don't like Breaking Bad? Did you even watch the whole first season?

2. Mad Men was very hard for me to get into at first. It took over a year to watch the whole first season. Once I did, I was hooked. It had something about it that I couldn't understand, but I'm glad that I stuck with it. Only show other than Lost that I've actually cried during an episode.

3. You hated The Wire? Seriously, wtf dude? How many episodes did you watch before you gave up on it? Every friend I've had that watched it thought it was boring up until they finished episode 5. After that they were hooked. It is probably the greatest masterpiece television has ever seen.

4. Man, you are on a roll. Deadwood is so good. One of the best Western TV shows I've ever seen. Probably the best if you don't count Breaking Bad.

5. The Shield and boring never belong in a sentence together unless it is this exact sentence that I am writing. Some of the most compelling action TV has ever seen. Right on par with something like 24 (as far as the action is concerned).

6. Arrested Development not funny? Are you fucking serious?

7 & 8. The Office not funny? Are you fucking serious?

9. Well at least you have a fucking ounce of sense in you. BSG is one of the best SciFi series of all time.

10. I feel you on Lost. I loved it so much the whole first run through. I cried a single tear of sadness when the last episode ended. I wasn't as impressed with my second watch through.

11. Well I would tell you to get Freaks and Geeks on netflix, but apparently, you don't like good television, so I won't.

Guru
01-13-2012, 01:50 AM
opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one. :)

Guru
01-13-2012, 01:51 AM
Something tells me you hated Everybody Loves Raymond.

blaise
01-13-2012, 04:41 AM
Seinfeld was hilarious. No way was it overrated.

big nasty kcnut
01-13-2012, 04:54 AM
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My fav. show. It's taught me about good and evil right and wrong.

Bane
01-13-2012, 05:52 AM
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Thig Lyfe
01-13-2012, 01:54 PM
meh

I wish you were never born.

cardken
01-13-2012, 07:42 PM
Be honest. It had more to do with Heather Thomas.
True that, and Markie Post.

Frazod
01-13-2012, 07:43 PM
True that, and Markie Post.

Markie :drool:

cardken
01-13-2012, 07:44 PM
I wrote a review of TV shows for my high school newspaper once. For this one, I noted that it was an entertaining show with likable stars, but the of idea of people getting randomly murdered around them EVERY SINGLE WEEK was a bit silly. Talk about walking bad luck. :D

Not only bad luck, but what Millionaire walks around and thinkd, "I'm bored, I should solve murders and fall through trap doors, that sounds like fun.'

Guru
01-13-2012, 07:45 PM
True that, and Markie Post.

Markie :drool:

But, did you see her in Buck Rogers? Wowza.

Guru
01-13-2012, 07:45 PM
I wish you were never born.

Well aren't you kind.

cardken
01-14-2012, 07:28 AM
But, did you see her in Buck Rogers? Wowza.

Yowza indeed.

cardken
01-14-2012, 07:41 AM
Where's T.J. Hooker? I was often saddened by the fact Shatner had been downgraded from Captaining a Starship to driving a Dodge Diplomat Patrolcar. Only upside was a very young and fresh-faced Heather Locklear. Long before her "groupie" days of banging Tommy Lee and Ritchie Sambora.