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Old 08-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #151
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

First 3 seasons of Lost were awesome but then it became quite clear they were making it up as they went. Combine that with numerous "important" plot points that were completely abandoned and you have a show that had an awesome beginning but wasn't able to bring it to a conclusion. S3 Finale of Lost could be my all time favorite TV moment. Looking back on the show though I think of how it failed at the end more then how it was awesome for 3 seasons.

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Old 08-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #152
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

Lost should have made the Finale of S5 a midseason episode of the final season, then cut out all the "alternate universe" stuff. The on-island storyline of the final season was good enough imo to give the story a satisfactory, but not great ending, then they could have had the same epilogue and left it at that, and I think it would have pissed a lot fewer people off. The whole thing of wasting all the time in S6 on something that just ended up being loosely tangential to the entire series so far was a giant FU to the fans.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #153
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Really random shout out here, but impractical jokers on TRUtv really makes me lol uncontrollably.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:06 PM   #154
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

If we're going to talk about discontinued network television shows, then this thread has way too much Lost discussion in it, and nowhere near enough West Wing discussion. After The Wire, I have The West Wing (seasons 1 through 3.5) as the second best show of all time.

Edit: Admittedly it's a tough show to discuss without Politarding, and obviously we want none of that here. Politics aside, though, the character development, dialogue, pacing, balance of serious and comedic, it was basically perfect (until Sorkin left).

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Old 08-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #155
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

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If we're going to talk about discontinued network television shows, then this thread has way too much Lost discussion in it, and nowhere near enough West Wing discussion. After The Wire, I have The West Wing (seasons 1 through 3.5) as the second best show of all time.

Edit: Admittedly it's a tough show to discuss without Politarding, and obviously we want none of that here. Politics aside, though, the character development, dialogue, pacing, balance of serious and comedic, it was basically perfect (until Sorkin left).
The West Wing always struck me as too self-confident and snarky (i.e., too Sorkin) to reach the pinnacle of TV. Really good show, obviously.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:25 PM   #156
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

I think The West Wing is one of the most wildly overrated shows of the past 20 years.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:31 PM   #157
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

Also, it was too pat and facile IMO.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #158
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

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The West Wing always struck me as too self-confident and snarky (i.e., too Sorkin) to reach the pinnacle of TV. Really good show, obviously.
I can't say I disagree with your assessment that it was "self-confident and snarky". I just don't agree that those are negatives. Those attributes are a large part of why I enjoyed the show so much, to be honest.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #159
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

So, you're a jerk?

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:58 PM   #160
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All think friends> Seinfeld if you think bb> lost
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:02 PM   #161
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I would strongly suspect that those who prefer Friends to Seinfeld prefer Lost to BB.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #162
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

Then you are wrong, cause I believe Seinfeld > Friends and Lost way > BB
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:23 PM   #163
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

You probably think Butler > UConn and Butler > Duke if you think Lost > BB
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #164
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I would strongly suspect that those who prefer Friends to Seinfeld prefer Lost to BB.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #165
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

Seinfeld > BB
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #166
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Not untenable, but I'd be shocked if this were correct.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:40 PM   #167
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:45 PM   #168
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Family Feud has a marathon like every night and it is hilarious. First you have the families giving some of the most bizarre/terrible/wrong answers of all time which causes Steve Harvey to do Steve Harvey things like making fun of the families to their faces. And they have to stand there and take it because they are on TV. Definitely a top 3 comedy currently on air.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:48 PM   #169
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Family Feud has a marathon like every night and it is hilarious. First you have the families giving some of the most bizarre/terrible/wrong answers of all time which causes Steve Harvey to do Steve Harvey things like making fun of the families to their faces. And they have to stand there and take it because they are on TV. Definitely a top 3 comedy currently on air.
Good post. Would never have watched this, but this sounds great.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #170
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I think The West Wing is one of the most wildly overrated shows of the past 20 years.
damn, you are exactly the type of person i would expect to love that show. granted i only know your internet persona so it is very likely just a misread on my part.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #171
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

Yeah, Steve Harvey is pretty elite on Family Feud. I'd normally never choose to watch this show while surfing channels at home, but watched a few episodes at my sister's house. I was surprised how funny it was.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:00 PM   #172
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what is this i don't even

Also, +1 to The West Wing...definitely in my top 4 along with BB, The Wire, and Firefly in no particular order. TWW has a special place in my heart though due to it being the first show I saw and liked enough to marathon the **** out of. Good times.

oh and yea Steve Harvey Family Feud is legit funny from what i've seen
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #173
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Not enough Shield in these rankings.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:05 PM   #174
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

Shield was a frustrating show. it was great at a lot of things but it was just tough to watch a show centered around so many people you either hated or didnt give a **** about. definitely a good show but i think it gets overrated around here, not close to wire/bb/GoT imo
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:07 PM   #175
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Re: SETV: >>>> OOTV: Breaking Bad and Wire Rankings

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what is this i don't even

Also, +1 to The West Wing...definitely in my top 4 along with BB, The Wire, and Firefly in no particular order. TWW has a special place in my heart though due to it being the first show I saw and liked enough to marathon the **** out of. Good times.

oh and yea Steve Harvey Family Feud is legit funny from what i've seen
I was wondering how long it would take to get a Firefly mention ITT. I don't like it quite as much as many people do, but it is an excellent show.
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