My Top 20 Favorite TV Shows (Totally Revamped and Updated)

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
  2. Created by Joss Whedon
  3. The hardest thing in this world is to live in it.
  4. Best Episode: "The Body" (5.16)
  5. Firefly (2002)
  6. Created by Joss Whedon
  7. So she won't win any beauty contests, that's true enough. But she's solid. Ship like this, be with ya 'til the day you die.
  8. Best Episode: "Serenity" (1.1)
  9. Angel (1999-2004)
  10. Created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt
  11. Live the day like it's your last...because it probably is.
  12. Best Episode: "Not Fade Away" (5.22)
  13. Deadwood (2004-2006)
  14. Created by David Milch
  15. In life you have to do a lot of things you don't fucking want to do. Many times, that's what the fuck life vile fucking task after another.
  16. Best Episode: "Suffer the Little Children" (1.8)
  17. Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
  18. Developed by Ronald D. Moore
  19. Life has a melody, Gaius. A rhythm of notes which become your existence once played in harmony with God's plan.
  20. Best Episode: "Lay Down Your Burdens" (2.19, 2.20)
  21. Arrested Development (2003-2006)
  22. Created by Mitchell Hurwitz
  23. I've made a huge mistake.
  24. Best Episode: "Development Arrested" (3.13)
  25. Six Feet Under (2001-2005)
  26. Created by Alan Ball
  27. Life is wasted on the living.
  28. Best Episode: "Everyone's Waiting" (5.12)
  29. The Sopranos (1999-2007)
  30. Created by David Chase
  31. All due respect, you got no fuckin' idea what it's like to be Number One. Every decision you make affects every facet of every other fuckin' thing. It's too much to deal with almost. And in the end you're completely alone with it all.
  32. Best Episode: "College" (1.5)
  33. M*A*S*H (1972-1983)
  34. Developed by Larry Gelbart
  35. Well, boys, it would be hard to call what we've been through fun, but I'm sure glad we went through it together.
  36. Best Episode: "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" (11.16)
  37. The Office (2001-2003)
  38. Created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
  39. Okay now, guys, we're about to enter a warehouse environment now. I'll just warn you that some of the people in here will be working class. So there may be some arse cleavage. Just find a partner, hold hands, and don't talk to anyone.
  40. Best Episode: "Christmas Special" (3.1, 3.2)
  41. The Office (2005-????)
  42. Developed by Greg Daniels
  43. Because right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train.
  44. Best Episode: "The Job" (3.23)
  45. Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
  46. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino
  47. Lorelai Gilmore. Nope, doesn't sound model-y enough. You need something that stands out more. How about Waffle. We could call you Waffle and say you're from Belgium.
  48. Best Episode: "That Damn Donna Reed" (1.14)
  49. The Daily Show (1996-????)
  50. Created by Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead
  51. Well, Jon, the great jousting tournament that is Election Day draws nigh, the prize the building you see behind me, Castle Congress. But what side shall prevail in this epic electoral tilt? Who shall control the future of Fortress America? Will we be, as the Republicans desire, a nation of wealthy heavily-armed white men, befouling the air and water in a ceaseless quest for profits, beholden to no laws but those of our lord and savior Jesus Christ? Or shall we instead embrace the Democrats' vision of a namby-pamby quasi-Socialist Republic with an all-homosexual army flamboyantly defending a citizenry suckling at the foul teat of government welfare? The choice is yours, fair maiden America, for the name of this feudal system is Democracy.
  52. Best Episode: N/A
  53. The Colbert Report (2005-????)
  54. Created by Stephen Colbert, Ben Karlin, and Jon Stewart
  55. I'm gonna say that again: They recalled the eggs because they may contain eggs. What's next, Anthony Thomas Candy Company? Recalling communion wafers because they may contain Jesus?
  56. Best Episode: N/A
  57. Lost (2004-2010)
  58. Created by Jeffrey Leiber, J.J. Abrams, and Damon Lindelof
  59. God can't see this island any more than you can.
  60. Best Episode: "Walkabout" (1.4)
  61. South Park (1997-????)
  62. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone
  63. Respect my authority!
  64. Best Episode: "Cartoon Wars" (10.3, 10.4)
  65. Veronica Mars (2004-2007)
  66. Created by Rob Thomas
  67. I was hoping it would be you.
  68. Best Episode: "Not Pictured" (2.22)
  69. Big Love (2006-????)
  70. Created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer
  71. Listen to me, son, carefully. There's man's law and there's God's law...and I think you know which side I'm on.
  72. Best Episode: "Kingdom Come" (2.8)
  73. My So-Called Life (1994-1995)
  74. Created by Winnie Holzman
  75. If you want to hate me, go ahead. If you want to burn this letter, do it. You could burn the whole world down; you could tell me to go to hell. I'd go, if you wanted me to. And I'd send you a letter from there.
  76. Best Episode: "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" (1.19)
  77. Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)
  78. Created by Paul Feig
  79. You're not a loser, 'cause you have sex, but if you weren't having sex, we could definitely debate the issue.
  80. Best Episode: "Discos and Dragons" (1.18)

Welcome to Listology! Nice list. Good to see Family Guy show up.

Thank you!

And I am very happy someone finally commented on one of my lists!

If I could comment on tarfrimmer's lists I would say: "Who are you and why do you watch DVDs through CaptMal's drapes?"

I thought I heard someone outside the window that one night...

nice additions with the pics and quotes, plus.. space ghost coast to coast rules!!

Thanks! Took me forever. I think my favorite quote here is the "Death is your art" monologue from Buffy, and my favorite pic is probably the one for Angel, Lost, or Veronica Mars

And, yes, Space Ghost Coast to Coast is absolutely brilliant. I was sad to see it go, though at least now we have the DVDs (well, okay, I only have Vol. 1, but still...).

I too love the pictures and quotes. In fact, I might add some quotes to my own list, come to think of it. Great job!

Thanks, man! Glad you dug it.

Great list. Nice pictures!

Thanks! :-D

Though I do need to update it a bit.

Gilmore Girls going to show up here anytime soon?

I dunno if it'll crack the top 20...but you know what NEEDS to go up soon?

The current Battlestar Galactica and the UK Office. Totally need to update.

Ah, of course!

Look for an e-mail reply from me later today - I've been so busy lately.. your three-week gap has been dwarfed by my five-week one! Very sorry.

Hey, don't worry about it, dude!

My computer died during the wait, so I was MIA for like the past week or so. Good timing on your part, I'd say. ;-)

There's a new entry in the second stage of Buffy Studies, Jennifer Ouellette's book, The Physics of the Buffyverse. Ouellette forgoes analyzing the metaphors in the works of Joss. Instead, she covers science through the lens of the Slayer, Scoobies, various and sundry demons as well as a big fat Hellmouth.

I must say that my favourite intellectual repurposing is still: viewing the global war on terror as a metaphor for the Buffyverse. Insert your own Dick Cheney/Balthazar joke here. (Have you read the news?)

I do view Anthony Cordesman with some antipathy... boatloads of antipathy... a veritable Dunkirk of antipathy. (Think Professor Walsh with a comb over.) So it is strange that, ten days after 9/11, he would write...

We can speculate on scenarios, delivery methods, and lethality, we can conduct studies and exercises, and we can write doctrine until hell freezes over, but our chances of really being much better than Buffy are simply not that great.
There's not a lot of Buffiness among the asymmetric warfare, Gaussian curves, and rickettsial agent but I think it is a brilliant way to frame the gwot.

Sorry it took me so long to reply.

And yes, that's all very fascinating. Especially because the United States military is angling to be heavily involved in the season eight comic books (which are brilliant, by the way, if you haven't read them)...

Awesome revamp, bro.

For some reason, I find it amusing that The Colbert Report and Lost are adjacent.

Well, of course they both have complex mythologies which shift and fluctuate in service of the narrative. And I'm sure Stephen would hate those polar bears.

I am pleased with this update! :-)

I am glad. I would not want to displease the mighty Wezzo, with his Wezzo-y wrath! ;-)

The Wezzo-y wrath is tolerable.

It's the Wezzengeance that is so terrifying.

You don't even want to know about the Wezz-etaliation and Wezz-tribution. It's not fun.

Do you, perhaps, employ Wezz-fu in your Wezz-etaliation?

I prefer the deadly art of Wezz-arate. ;-)

(That's karate, by the way. It's surprisingly hard to shoehorn "Wezz" into words..)

I Wezz-derstood you. ;-)


I eagerly an-Wezz-ipate your next Wezz-mail. :-)

(Part of me wonders just how far this is going to go. Are we gonna go all Adam West Batman? Wezz-Shark Repellent, anyone?)

You guys are Wezz-sane.

You just don't Wezz-derstand.

Wezz-holes. :'(

:-D If "Wezz" catches on as a prefix in the pop culture lexicon, the sky's the limit.. this could be bigger than Jesus. ;-)

Check your Wezz-mail Wezz-box. A lengthy We-ssay awaits!

If you do generate those followers, would you call them Wezz-bians?

I hope so.

There was me calling them Wezzosexual.

Don't you mean Wezz-us?

Hey, there's fun and there's too far.


Sorry, sorry. And I was gonna make this whole thing about a Wezz-ifix, but I guess that would be going way too far? :-)

And I think you, sir, also have a brand new Wezz-mail.


You'd have one now too, but there appears a bug (Wezz-ug?) in the system somewhere, as it's bouncing back and I'm getting the below error:

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
host []: 554-:

Is it possible your mailbox is full or something? (Sent folder / junk folder overloaded maybe?) Or if not, is there another address I could send to?

Well, that is bizarre.

Send it to for the time being.

Alrighty, done.

I received the e-mail, but when I tried to forward it to my AOL account, it also wouldn't send. I tried forwarding some other e-mail, though, and that sent.

Really weird.

I'll try to send you a reply tonight or tomorrow.

I just rented through a postal DVD renting program Buffy the Vampire Slayer the first season. However, the postman couldn't fit them in my mailbox so he just left them near it - and anyone could take the package - lucky me no one did it. Just can't wait to start watching it!

The first season is VERY rocky, but trust me, it gets much better from there.