We put a large challenge to ourselves to pick our top 50 shows of all time. We both used our own criteria for choosing and then weighted the lists against each other as explained. Here are the results. Of course, this is just a list so if you want the full effect, make sure to listen to the podcast episode where we talk about why these shows were chosen and prioritized to these places.
One thing we have learned working on this podcast is that a love and appreciation of television is as much about emotion as it is about putting oneself in the context of where they were in life when they first encountered the show--something like The Wonder Years might not have the impact today that it did in 1988. So anyway, here is The Red Room Podcast's list of the bottom 25 of the top 50 shows in television history.
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We count down the top 50 shows of all time Part 1: 50-26
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50. Batman (1966-1968)
49. The Walking Dead (AMC 2010 - Present)
48. Game of Thrones (HBO 2011 - Present)
47. Breaking Bad (AMC 2008 - Present)
46. Murder One (ABC 1995 - 1997)
45. Cheers (NBC 1982 - 1993)
44. Parenthood (NBC 2010 - Present)
43. Entourage (HBO 2004 - 2011)
42. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS 1996 - 2005)
41. The Cosby Show (NBC 1984 - 1992)
40. Californication (Showtime 2007 - Present)
39. The Practice (ABC 1997 - 2004)
38. John Adams (HBO 2008)
37. Lost (ABC 2004 - 2010)
36. Ally McBeal (Fox 1997 - 2002)
35. Band of Brothers (HBO 2001)
34. The Gilmore Girls (WB 2000 - 2007)
33. Angel (WB 1999 - 2004)
32. Everwood (WB 2002 - 2006)
31. Rome (HBO 2005 - 2007)
30. Community (NBC 2009 - Present)
29. Soap (ABC 1977 - 1981)
28. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (WB 1997 - 2003)
27. Mad Men (AMC 2007 - Present)
26. Friends (NBC 1994 - 2004)
Make sure to listen to Episode 19 and leave a comment, telling us why we're wrong (or better yet why we're right).
Check out our revised short list that we did a year later.
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