Michelle Posted July 14, 2009 Share Posted July 14, 2009 (edited) Ted's thread is begging for this.I don't watch much TV (less than five hours a week), but there are shows I enjoy. - King of the Hill (Best animated show I have ever seen. The humor is very organic and down-to-Earth. Unlike other shows like Family Guy or South Park which can be downright malicious, this show never laughs at people: it only laughs at their flaws. The humor, thus, is benevolent. Any other show would have turned Hank Hill into a cheap five-second joke, but here, he is a bit of an elevated figure. Great in his flaws, but greater in his virtues. All of the characterizations are well-done. The opening theme is awesome. The sense of life is life-affirming.) - Torchwood (The only reason I would ever watch BBC America. What a fun show!) - Firefly (Joss Whedon's masterpiece. If you've seen it, you know why it is great. If you haven't, then you are missing out on one of the greatest American science-fiction programs ever made. Too bad FOX got it canceled so early in its first season.) - The Twilight Zone (Best anthology-type show ever made. Famous science-fiction writers regularly contributed to it, and episodes were almost always of the highest quality. The show has no established genre, as its stories span everything from historical drama to fantasy to horror to science fiction, and everything in-between. Rod Serling's baby is one of the greatest programs ever to appear on television.) - Futurama (This is one of those rare shows that is intelligent, hilarious, AND emotionally engaging. The episodes vary wildly in quality, but even the least of them are still clever, and the best ones are utterly unforgettable. Never have been a fan of The Simpsons, but Mr. Groening won my heart with this one.) - South Park (While I did cite it unfavorably earlier in the post, this is still a classic. No other show manages to combine juvenile grossness with intelligent social commentary quite like this one does.) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I ignored this show for years due to its silly title. That was a huge mistake. It is a great show somewhat hampered by seasons one and seven, both of which are relatively lackluster. Watch at least halfway through the second season. It becomes utterly compelling through season six.) Edited July 14, 2009 by Michelle R Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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