BCB's Top TV shows poll - FINAL CALL FOR LISTS!

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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby PENK » 27 Feb 2018, 19:33

Goat Boy wrote:Twin Peaks


For the record I think it makes sense for this poll to count the original Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: The Return as the same show, so no voting for both.

Or would people really be opposed to that?
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby Samoan » 27 Feb 2018, 19:47

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K wrote:It's not quite as true as that. Many "great" shows go on too long. The first two series of the US House of Cards were fantastic, but it turned into a ludicrous self parody.


It’s a common flaw but one that’s often overlooked. Even Twin Peaks, which I adore, had some very weak episodes in season 2. The Wire had season 5 and so on. There’s some great Tv shows that should have ended long before they did like Simpsons and Frasier. American shows are more prone to this because they churn them out so you don’t get the succint greatness of, say, Father Ted.

It's true although Father Ted tragically concluded with Dermot Morgan's death at only 45.

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Postby Pansy Puff » 27 Feb 2018, 19:49

Fawlty Towers then: 2 almost perfect series.
The Simpsons: 27(?) Series of diminishing returns tarnishing the legacy of a once great show.
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby PENK » 27 Feb 2018, 19:51

When voting I think you have to make allowances for things like that. I'm going to vote for The Simpsons even though it's been pretty rubbish for 67% of its run, because its peak period was so good.

But something that had two or three great episodes then a load of toss? Maybe not.
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby gash on ignore » 27 Feb 2018, 21:51

How about choosing specific episodes instead of whole series?
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby BOLLY BEE » 27 Feb 2018, 21:56

nev harp wrote:How about choosing specific episodes instead of whole series?


Yeah, I was wondering about that.

And what about series that ran for years with only a general common theme - like World In Action?
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby BOLLY BEE » 27 Feb 2018, 21:58

Parkinson ?
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

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nev harp wrote:How about choosing specific episodes instead of whole series?


No. Chaos would ensue.
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby Pansy Puff » 27 Feb 2018, 22:01

nev harp wrote:How about choosing specific episodes instead of whole series?

Good idea.

My top five

1. Newsnight, 23rd February, 1981
2. TOTP 17th June, 1978
3. Aap Kaa Hak 24th May, 1979
4. Time Team, 16th March, 1996
5. POB, 4th June 1992.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 27 Feb 2018, 22:01

To be honest, I'm still trying to figure out which Babestation channel I prefer, I've not even narrowed it down to a timeslot yet.
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

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Darkness_Fish wrote:To be honest, I'm still trying to figure out which Babestation channel I prefer, I've not even narrowed it down to a timeslot yet.


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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby gash on ignore » 27 Feb 2018, 22:04

PENK wrote:
nev harp wrote:How about choosing specific episodes instead of whole series?


No. Chaos would ensue.


What Which season of Chaos?
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby Goat Boy » 27 Feb 2018, 23:05

Rayge wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:
Rayge wrote:
OK. Put up a list of the best films of the 1980s – your choice or of any website – and if I've seen any of them, I'll give you an honest assessment of how they stack up against my favourite TV shows of the period. Because that is what we're talking about on this thread, favourite TV shows, personal opinions.
Or we can just leave it and get on with our lives


Why bother? It's like saying the 80s were better than the 70s for music and using Bros as an example.

No, it isn't. It's completely different.
For what it's worth, the reason I said that the 'golden age' of TV started in the 1980s (which is I think all I did claim) was twofold:


That's not what you said:

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Rayge wrote:
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They're not, but they're easy to consume.


Yeah, that's bollocks but it's become some kind of Truth these days


It's been true since the 1980s


You then list a bunch of shows that does include some good stuff that I liked (Roseanne, Cheers) but also risible stuff like Married with Children and some fluff like Dallas and Quantum Leap that do your claim no favours at all. I think it’s pretty weak stuff really.

Some 80s films I enjoy...

The shining
The Elephant Man
Airplane!
Fanny and Alexander
Raging Bull
King of Comedy
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Das Boot
The Thing (in fact lots of great and occasionally funny horror films: Evil Dead 1 and 2, Reanimator, Videodrome, The Fly, The Entity, Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer etc)
Akira
Bladerunner
Fitzcarraldo
Once Upon A Time In America
Withnail and I
Amadeus
Paris, texas
Spinal Tap
Ran
Come and See
Blue Velvet
Manhunter
The Vanishing
Do The Right Thing
Aliens
Local Hero
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby PENK » 28 Feb 2018, 08:02

Get your lists in to me, everyone! I’ve already had lists from four posters and so far our leading shows are a Michael Gira concert and a documentary about Coil.
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby Dayodead » 28 Feb 2018, 08:11

PENK wrote:Get your lists in to me, everyone! I’ve already had lists from four posters and so far our leading shows are a Michael Gira concert and a documentary about Coil.


Keep it open for a while...knocking down a list to 30 is actually proving surprisingly difficult...Hell, could have given you a list of 30 animated shows alone...

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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby driftin » 28 Feb 2018, 08:44

PENK wrote:Get your lists in to me, everyone! I’ve already had lists from four posters and so far our leading shows are a Michael Gira concert and a documentary about Coil.

I would like to know what those two are because I want to watch them.

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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby BOLLY BEE » 28 Feb 2018, 09:10

driftin wrote:
PENK wrote:Get your lists in to me, everyone! I’ve already had lists from four posters and so far our leading shows are a Michael Gira concert and a documentary about Coil.

I would like to know what those two are because I want to watch them.


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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby Darkness_Fish » 28 Feb 2018, 09:32

I'm not sure I can think of enough TV shows I like to make a list, but I'm all for spamming Penk with Coil interviews on youtube, if that's ok.
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby watts » 28 Feb 2018, 09:57

I want to play. How big a list? Are we assigning points to them? Where is the rules/instructions?


Ah...

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toomanyhatz wrote:My question would be how many we should try to come up with. 10 seems too few, but 25 might be pushing it. Maybe a point system like we've done elsewhere, with a maximum of 25 but an option to spread the points among fewer?


I think something like 30 shows - 150 points or something. That should ensure a good spread.

And for those weird people who haven't watched 30 TV shows they've liked, they can choose fewer and adjust the number of points accordingly.


Cool. List will be sent forthwith.
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Re: BCB's Top 50/100 TV shows

Postby PENK » 28 Feb 2018, 10:18

Added a link to G's instructions thread in the first post now.
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