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Added by Jason on 17 Dec 2011 05:41
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30 Days, 30 Shows

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People who added this item 1058 Average listal rating (657 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
1 - A show that should have never been canceled

The show had brilliant acting, top-notch writing, and should have become a Wonder Years about teenagers growing up in 80s. It's just one example of shows gone-too-soon that's written all over this list.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1004 Average listal rating (693 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
Community (2009)
2 - A show that you wish more people were watching

After getting dropped from NBC's midseason schedule, the tea leaves are not giving me good vibrations on another season. Community is the best show on TV, so that pretty much means it's doomed.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 879 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
New Girl (2011)
3 - Your favorite new show

It's not breaking any new ground, but New Girl has fun with what it is, an opportunity for Zooey Deschanel to be her über-Zooey.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 3081 Average listal rating (2189 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
4 - Your favorite show ever

I've never been as into a program as I am just constantly obsessed with all things HIMYM. It helps that the writers really reward hardcore fans with constant callbacks.



5 - Favorite episode of your favorite t.v. show

Season 1, Episode 13: "Drumroll, Please"
Ted + Victoria = Favorite episode of TV ever



6 - Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v. show

Season 4, Episode 15: "The Stinsons"
I like Barney, but I don't like Barney-centric episodes, in general. Admittedly, I'm kind of surprised I picked this episode since most of seasons 5 & 6 sucked tomatoes.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 906 Average listal rating (714 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 4.1
American Idol (2002)
7 - A show you hate

This is just my least-favorite offender. Substitute in any reality show.
Jason's rating:
People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (337 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.8
The West Wing (1999)
8 - A show everyone should watch

You have not experienced great television until you've seen an Aaron Sorkin-scripted show. Plus, it did a really good job of informing folks about the workings of government in an entertaining way (says the wonk).

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 474 Average listal rating (294 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.6
Archer (2009)
9 - Best scene/episode ever

Season 1, Episode 7: "Skytanic"
This episode is start-to-finish fantastic. The final scene with the bomb defusing is a modern day Abbott & Costello routine.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1841 Average listal rating (1230 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 9
Firefly (2002)
10 - A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

Seriously? Space cowboys? That's a horrible pitch. But it was so much more. I nearly dropped out of the show, but the episode with Christina Hendricks sucked me in hardcore. This was also my first Joss Whedon show.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1515 Average listal rating (1099 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Glee (2009)
11 - A show that disappointed you

The first season was excellent. After a few episodes of the second season, I realized it had become a train wreck. More Jayma Mays would've helped.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1857 Average listal rating (1466 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
American Dad! (2005)
12 - A t.v. show you’ve watched more than 4 times

Roger may be the best TV character in all of recorded history. These episodes get a lot of replay.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 784 Average listal rating (582 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
13 - Favorite childhood show

Kevin Arnold and company were appointment TV when I was younger. Even in syndication, I relished every awkward interaction with Winnie Cooper.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1827 Average listal rating (1316 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7
14 - Favorite male character

George Oscar "Gob" Bluth, Jr. Will Arnett steals every scene of every show he's ever graced. "I've made a huge mistake." "Come on!" "They're illusions, Michael." He's a nonstop quote machine.

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People who added this item 2154 Average listal rating (1600 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Gilmore Girls (2000)
15 - Favorite female character

Lorelai Victoria Gilmore. Lauren Graham inhabited that role. She had the rapid-fire cadence down, full of wisdom and wit. Plus, she dug a good cup of joe.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1349 Average listal rating (879 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
16 - Your guilty pleasure show

A guilty pleasure makes you feel guilty because you know it's not good. The narrative structure for this show is nonsensical at best. Characters constantly act in peculiar ways. And yet, the show is compulsively watchable week after week.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (239 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
17 - Favorite mini series

Epic.

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People who added this item 2222 Average listal rating (1542 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
True Blood (2008)
18 - Favorite title sequence

The show got too weird. The title sequence is exactly the right amount of weird. It sets the whole tone of the series.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 744 Average listal rating (480 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
19 - Best t.v. show cast

The current cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, and Rob Lowe. No one can beat that.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1274 Average listal rating (863 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.5
20 - Favorite kiss

Dawn and Tim. My favorite will-they-won't-they dynamic on the small screen. Considering the regular run of the series ended on such a (magnificent) low note, the Christmas special still conjures up all those joyous feelings I had the first time I saw it.

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People who added this item 1272 Average listal rating (839 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
21 - Favorite relationship

Chuck and Ned. He brought her back from the dead even though he could never touch her again. They're playful and romantic and longing without ever holding hands.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 4965 Average listal rating (3682 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Lost (2004)
22 - Best pilot episode

The episode cost upwards of $14 million dollars, the most expensive pilot ever produced at the time. Money well spent.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 3237 Average listal rating (2444 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
23 - Most annoying character

Dawn Summers. As if it weren't annoying enough to start a season with an unexplained sister in the cast now (okay, maybe it was actually really ballsy and interesting), why did it have to be Dawn?!? And the character never got any better.

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People who added this item 383 Average listal rating (246 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.6
24 - Best quote

"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." It sure beats my high school football coach's favorite phrase, "Faster, Dipshit!"

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People who added this item 1121 Average listal rating (626 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.3
The Wire (2002)
25 - A show you plan on watching

I've only seen the first season, but it was pretty great. I can't ignore all the gushing praise this show has received.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1513 Average listal rating (1044 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Veronica Mars (2004)
26 - OMG WTF? Season finale

Season 2, Episode 22: "Not Pictured"
It was a game changer. Everything made more sense, and not just this season but Season 1 as well. But, holy crap, what a surprise it all was.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1518 Average listal rating (1093 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Angel (1999)
27 - Favorite series finale

Season 5, Episode 22: "Not Fade Away"
Sure, the final scene didn't have a sense of finality to it, but that was the point. The episode saw its characters work together--not all making it--to the end, where they were ready to do battle again, perhaps the last time.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 5832 Average listal rating (4583 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Simpsons (1989)
28 - First t.v. show obsession

I remember seeing the very first airing of the Christmas special back in 1989. For years after, I never missed an episode. That was when the show was in its prime.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 1217 Average listal rating (844 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
Daria (1997)
29 - Current t.v. show obsession

I just downloaded the complete series. I can't stop.

Jason's rating:
People who added this item 737 Average listal rating (456 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Dollhouse (2009)
30 - Saddest character death

Season 2, Episode 11: "Getting Closer"
Dr. Bennett Halverson. After a cute flirting scene with Topher, we're ready for there to be some happiness in this dark last season. Then, Dr. Saunders walks in and shoots her in the head. No warning. It was shocking.

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