Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
Blog Entry

The Best In Television

Posted on: June 8, 2008 3:17 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2008 8:36 pm
 
I want to thank all of you who helped make my first effort at blogging a rewarding experience for me. I did enjoy reading most of the comments the blog generated about the musicians who were nominated and being voted on as the best acts in Rock & Roll history.

I asked for and received a few suggestions for what type of competition would be a good follow up. With several friends of mine currently running other musical themed bracket competitions here I decided to go in a different direction with this one and focus on a subject that most of you are very familiar with, television. Television has bought us events that will remain in our memories for as long as we live, both joyous and horrendous. It has made you laugh and cry as well as taken you to places you could only dream of visiting in person. Just think of the musical acts you would never have seen perform if not for them having appeared on television.

Television, especially with the explosion of the number of specialty channels on cable, has something for people of all ages, tastes and backgrounds.

I am asking the readers of this blog to name their 10 favorite sitcoms of all time as well as their 10 favorite dramas and westerns. I will then set up brackets and we can do the tourney style competition. I would also like you to name the 5 most memorable things you have ever seen on the tube. I will compile the numbers on those and list what the group comes up with as a top 10. I know the submissions for the most memorable will depend a lot on the ages of who replies. If you were born much after 1960 Neil Armstrong's walking on the moon will not be on your list.

If this blog is as popular as I hope I will seed the top 32 nominees for sitcoms and dramas. I am guessing for westerns I will not get enough of a variety of choices to seed 32. Time will tell.

Please try and remember to rate your fellow posters efforts here and even add them to your favorites list if you so desire.

Thanks in advance for your participation.
Category: General
Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 1:45 pm
 

The Best In Television

So far 60 different sitcoms, 72 dramas but only 18 westerns have received nominations.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 1:45 pm
 

The Best In Television

Okay Gator, I am ready with my Drama's + top 5 moments

Drama's

1. Homicide - Life on the Street

2. NYPD Blue

3. Hill St. Blues

4. Law + Order

5. CSI - N.Y.

6. CSI

7. CSI - Miami

8. Jerico

9. Dragnet

10. Miami Vice

Top 5 moments

1. The first time I saw color TV (yes I am old)

2. the beatles on the ed sullivan show

3. The Pats winning the super bowl 2001season over the Rams

4. 9/11

5. hurricane katrina




Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2008 1:31 pm
 

The Best In Television

Colts consider the Rifleman replaced by 3's Company on your sitcom list

Thanks Yankee.




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 1:15 pm
 

The Best In Television

Not a problem Knoxvillepat. I have already taken care of it.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 1:09 pm
 

The Best In Television

Hey Gator, Please make two changes on mine please replace

10. dick Van dyke with - WKRP in Cinncinatti

and

9. Happy Days - with Beverly hillbillys

Sorry




Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 1:05 pm
 

The Best In Television

Great idea, yank.  This will be another difficult decision on some of these, but I'll give it my best.

Comedies:

  1. Cheers
  2. All In The Family
  3. Night Court
  4. Seinfeld
  5. The Simpsons
  6. Married With Children
  7. Gilligan's Island
  8. The Andy Griffith Show
  9. Wings
  10. Chico & The Man

Dramas:

  1. NYPD Blue
  2. Miami Vice
  3. CSI
  4. Law & Order
  5. Hawaii 5-0
  6. The Sopranos
  7. Dragnet
  8. Crime Story
  9. The Rockford Files
  10. 24

Westerns:

  1. Gunsmoke
  2. Bonanza
  3. The Big Valley
  4. The Rifleman
  5. Wanted: Dead Or Alive
  6. The Virginian
  7. Rawhide
  8. Have Gun Will Travel
  9. Wagon Train
  10. Maverick

 




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 12:58 pm
 

The Best In Television

Colts consider the Rifleman replaced by 3's Company on your sitcom list.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2008 12:57 pm
 

The Best In Television

Hey Gator, going with my top 10 sitcoms first, And as always - Thanks for all your hard work

1. Soap

2. All In The Family

3. Seinfeld

4. Friends

5. Barney Miller

6. Taxi

7. Married with Children

8. Bob Newhart (Vermont)

9. Happy Days

10. Dick Van Dyke




Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2008 12:54 pm
 

The Best In Television

Hey Yankee, I guess I got in to big a hurry. There's so many shows that I have forgotten. MY bad. I can't believe I forgot Three's Company, one of my all time favorite shows. Very cool blog. Here's my top 5 westerns.

The Rifleman

Gunsmoke

The Big Valley

Rawhide

Wagon Train

There's plenty of others that I could put on this list.




Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2008 11:18 am
 

The Best In Television

-Well, Yank, I guess it didn't take quite so long afterall!

Comedies:

  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • Cheers
  • M*A*S*H
  • All In The Family
  • Seinfeld
  • The Simpsons
  • WKRP In Cincinatti
  • Barney Miller
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Newhart

Dramas:

  • The Sopranos
  • Star Trek
  • Law & Order
  • The White Shadow
  • NYPD Blue
  • The X-Files
  • Northern Exposure
  • Frank's Place
  • Crossing Jordan
  • St. Elsewhere

 



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com