The other day, someone asked me what my all-time favorite TV show was. My brain immediately went into stasis lock…and, I think, there might have been some drool. The problem is, I like a lot of TV shows (you’d probably get the same reaction if you asked me what my favorite movie or book is). The question was then altered to be: “What are my 5 all-time favorite shows?” Easier…but it still doesn’t allow for the fact that I’m open to a lot of different kinds of shows–comedies, dramas, cop shows, sci-fi.
I’ve decided to compile three different Top 5 lists–one for “comedy”, one for “drama”, and one for “other.” These are shows that I can watch at any time of day, 24-7. I like some of them so much that I’ve even spent my hard-earned (and far-from-endless) cash to own them on DVD. The shows on these lists are no longer in production, so I can judge them as a whole, from pilot to finale.
Top 5 Favorite Comedies of All Time:
1. The Honeymooners
2. The Kids in the Hall
3. Night Court
4. Fawlty Towers
Top 5 Favorite Dramas of All Time:
1. Homicide: Life on the Street
2. The A-Team
3. Spenser: For Hire
5. Hill Street Blues
Top 5 Favorite “Others” of All Time:
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. The Twilight Zone
4. Babylon 5
5. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.