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  • Juni Zapoto
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    1001beforeyoudie.com/cat_coming_soon.html#

    Apparently, there’s going to be one for TV Shows. What will make the list? 

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    American Dad

    (you knew I was going to say this, admit it) 

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    24Emmy
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    Here’s a bunch:

    24

    All in the Family

    American Idol

    Breaking Bad

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Cheers

    Friends

    Game of Thrones

    Hill Street Blues

    I Love Lucy

    Jeopardy

    LA Law

    Lost

    Mad Men

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    Saturday Night Live

    Sesame Street

    The Simpsons

    The Sopranos

    SportsCenter

    Star Trek

    Survivor

    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

    The West Wing

    Wheel of Fortune

    The X Files

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    Tom
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    Some favourites of mine:
    Ally McBeal
    American Horror Story
    The Big Bang Theory
    Breaking Bad
    ER
    Friday Night Lights
    Friends
    Glee
    The Golden Girls
    The Good Wife
    Oz
    Parks & Recreation
    Saturday Night Live
    Shameless
    The Shield
    The Simpsons
    Six Feet Under
    The Sopranos
    30 Rock
    The West Wing
    Will & Grace 

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    Madson Melo
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    I mean, 1000 tv shows? I surely don’t need to see that much, it’s not like albums or movies (that are many, and even many more missing), great tv is really post-2000.

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    Riley
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    1001beforeyoudie.com/cat_coming_soon.html#  Apparently, there’s going to be one for TV Shows. What will make the list?

    1001?  More like what will not make the list?

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Yeah 1001 is A LOT of television. Are there even 1001 good tv shows to watch? 

    The NOT list seems fun. 1001 shows is a lot to just fill the thread with obvious choices like Lucy, Mary, Rhoda, Dick, Frasier, Cosby, Simpsons, Sopranos, Arrested Development and the one season wonder group: My So Called Life, Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks and others….And since we already got a Glee mention (of course GoldDerby), it definitely seems more fun to do that list.

    I bet these DON’T make it (I’m aware that some of these are obvious):
    Glee
    The Nanny (a favorite of mine)
    Big Love (just watch them leave it out)
    American Horror Story
    Damages
    The Facts of Life
    The Cleveland Show 

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    TVFan365
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    Shows I can see making the list:
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    Everybody Hates Chris
    The Bernie Mac Show
    The Jeffersons
    Saved by the Bell
    Boy Meets Word
    Full House
    Family Matters
    That’s So Raven
    Avatar the Last Airbender
    Spongebob SquarePants
    Sesame Street
    Dora the Explorer
    Blue’s Clues
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    Mad Men
    Deadwood
    The Sopranos
    The Wire
    Six Feet Under
    Sex and the City
    Breaking Bad
    Justified
    Game of Thrones
    Homeland
    The Larry Sanders Show
    Arrested Development
    Lost
    The Good Wife
    The Andy Griffith Show
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Buffalo Bill
    Cheers
    Frasier
    Modern Family
    Boardwalk Empire
    The Shield
    Taxi
    Oz
    Friends
    Survivor
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    American Horror Story
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    The Practice
    The Bernie Mac Show
    The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
    Late Night with David Letterman (NBC)
    M*A*S*H
    The West Wing
    LA Law
    Ally McBeal
    The Big Bang Theory
    Dexter
    Star Trek
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    The Super Bowl
    Sportscenter
    Freaks and Geeks
    Entourage
    Seinfeld
    Veep
     

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    Somnambulist
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    If they include miniseries, that’s an easy 100+ slots to fill up right there. Band of Brothers, Lonesome Dove, Roots, Rich Man, Poor Man, Shogun, Pride and Prejudice, and many others…

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    24Emmy
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    coming out October 6th!

     

    From http://www.amazon.com/1001-Shows-Must-Watch-Before/dp/0789329387:

    The most groundbreaking and important must-see shows from the 1950s to today’s golden age of television. This latest addition to the best-selling and highly acclaimed 1001 series showcases the best programs produced for television from its inception to the bumper crop of great shows being produced in today’s era of original cable programming and digital streaming. 

    Offering a critical evaluation of the most important and groundbreaking TV programs ever created, this book tracks television’s evolution through decades of social, cultural, and stylistic change. Included are shows that broke new ground, influenced the future, and left a lasting mark, ranging from the wholesomeness of Leave It to Beaver or The Andy Griffith Show through the mod cool of Laugh-In and The Avengers to the present day. Every important genre and era is represented, from award-winning sitcoms such as All in the Family and Seinfeld to the recent wave of high-quality cable series, including The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men

    This volume is the perfect guide to what next to binge watch—every program is available via DVD or streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.

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    Javier V
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    That’s a bit too much to handle, but I’m intrigued. How about if these 1001 shows were ranked? What do you guys think?

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    mikeboy898
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    A ranking would certainly be nice, and quite intriguing.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    They never rank them in this series, it’s purely chronological. Though it is often easy to tell which are higher on their list, as they will often recieve much larger write-ups.

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    Rene Narciso
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    I own and make heavy use of the 1001 books and 1001 movies volumes.

    Yes, they do not rank the entries. It’s chronological.

    Also, they’re not necessarily the 1001 “best” entries in a field. There is some concern for quality (they don’t include outright horrible entries), but generally they try to go with the 1001 most important or representative of the field, trying to include work from all genres, styles, decades, and countries. For instance, the 1001 movies list has INDEPENDENCE DAY as an example of the big sci-fi blockbuster, and THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY as an example of gross-out comedy, along with entries by critically respected directors like Fellini and Bergman. The keyword is variety.

    Also, they usually include non-American entries. That will help make up the 1001 number.

    But I have a feeling from the material already released that they will only include scripted television. No reality shows, no talk shows, no sports shows.

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