My Favorite TV Shows
The Avengers *
Buffy the Vampire Slayer *
Doctor Who *
Highlander: The Series *
Late Night with Conan O'Brien *
Mystery Science Theater 3000 *
Nowhere Man *
PBS Kid's Shows *
Sherlock Holmes Mysteries *
The Simpsons *
Space Ghost Coast to Coast *
Star Trek *
Veggie Tales *
The X-Files *
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I think I can safely say that this is my favorite show currently on television. If you've never seen Buffy, you're missing out on the wittiest, most enthraling teen drama/comedy/action/horror show on tv! Joss Whedon is a genius!
The X-Files is a great show that really needs no introduction. And in case you have been dwelling under a rock for the past several years, the Official Site does have some good background information that will allow you to "catch up" (so that you too can know as little as the rest of us do).
One of my favorite shows, Nowhere Man was intense, thought provoking, well written, and superbly acted. Obviously this sort of show is not acceptable on UPN, probably because it isn't a blaxploitation sitcom....
Highlander was one of my favorite shows for two simple reasons: Immortality and Swordfighting. And on Highlander, you usually got plenty of both. I also admire the fact that they were completely willing to kill off major characters at any time -- it always kept you guessing!
Even after all the years it's been on the air, I never get tired of The Simpsons. Every week they surprise me with some of the funniest stuff on tv!
Another brilliant show from Matt Groening, Futurama has become just as funny as The Simpsons. Who can forget the beautiful Willy Wonka-spoofing Slurm episode, or the heart-warming X-Mas episode?
God don't make 'em much more sophisticated and suave than John Steed and his partner, Emma Peel. Half 007 and half X-Files, The Avengers is a true British classic that everyone needs to see.
The longest running science fiction series in history, Doctor Who graced the airwaves of the BBC for over 25 years. The plots and characters more than made up for the cheesy British not-so-special effects!
I've been a fan of Star Trek since I first saw the original series as a child. And of course I'm a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space 9. I just ignore that other show....
Mystery Science Theater 3000
One of the most unique tv shows of all time, MST3k has been mocking and belittling those awful movies we love to hate for over 10 years. Plus, it's filmed in my home state of Minnesota!
Sherlock Holmes Mysteries
If you've never seen this British series (starring the late Jeremy Brett), then check it out on your local PBS station or A&E. Jeremy Brett is Sherlock Holmes!
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Easily the most random show on television, Space Ghost holds a certain charm for people like me (i.e. people with no more than the tiniest shred of sanity left). All hail Brak!
Hmmm, I'm not sure this belongs here since it's never been aired on tv, but you can see it on video so that's close enough. Regardless, Veggie Tales are great for all ages (except for those few teen years where you're too cool to watch it...)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Conan is the king of late night television. Sure, he still has self-esteem issues, but that's what makes him lovable. And Andy Richter is just so doughy!
PBS Kid's Shows
Sesame Street. The Electric Company. 3-2-1 Contact. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Reading Rainbow. These were the shows that guided my early development. These were the shows that taught me how to read, how to reason, how to make pinhole cameras, and how to resurrect dead fish. And these were the shows that started my lifelong addiction to television. God Bless PBS!
Ahh, childhood memories of Saturday Mornings, when I actually loved getting up early... Those days may be long gone, but my love for cartoons will never die.
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