The link above will take you to yahoo’s list of the 25 best written tv shows of all time. No shit. Now to be honest I’m a supremely biased human, and I haven’t seen a lot of these shows, but here’s a few thoughts on the list.
The Sopranos is a clear cut number 1. Done and done. Amazing storyline, theme, characters, top to bottom this show captivated anyone and everyone who watched it. The Wire? Probably my favorite show all time. The human element of this shows makes the viewer feel what it’s like to be apart of a crime stricken city where no matter who you are, knowledge is power. Then there’s the classic comedies. SNL, Seinfeld, Friends, Cheers, etc. but I find myself furious to see the Simpsons on there.
Is the show well written? Maybe, but it’s not South Park. No television show outside of a news outlet stays as current and satirically witty as South Park. Throw in the fact they produce an animated show in 6 days, of this caliber, and to me it’s top ten easy.
I see a lot of other shows on there that I’m unsure of their quality, but assume they’re included simply because of their long runs and nostalgic feel. See MASH, Twilight Zone, and the Dick Van Dyke Show.
I really only decided to write this because I’m a huge fan of South Park and KNOW they don’t get the respect they deserve (although the creators don’t want/need it). I’d probably get made fun of for writing this if I was more famous as well. Anyway, I’ve said my peace and as far as the the best written shows of all time, South Park, in my eyes, deserves a seat at the head table….budday.
PS I kind of hope I get made fun of by them with this post
Last Friday we explored the world of Twitter through the eyes of a dangerously insane human being: Yoko Ono. The beautiful thing about crazy people on twitter is that most of them don’t realize how crazy they actually are, so they continue to tweet incoherent nonsense. Yoko’s tweets are too awesome to pass up, so without further ado, welcome back to the world according to Yoko.
@yokoono: Lift your eyes again and look around you, and you will see that the sky doesn’t end just up there, it comes all the way down to the ground!
– hmmm. I feel like what she is trying to describe here is some type of horrible catastrophe. If I ever lift up my eyes and see the sky coming towards the ground I will be shitting my pants while trying to convince myself that its just a bad acid trip.
@yokoono: Wishing is more effective than waving flags. It works. It’s magic. Magic is simple. Magic is real.
I think Yoko has been spending too much time with Gob Bluth. And why are waving flags and magic our only two options? With all the advances in modern technology, I feel like we should have more options to solve world conflicts. Anyone? Bueller?
@yokoono: The earth we walk on is severed into pieces: continents and islands. But the sky is one!
– this one actually makes sense. You can call her crazy, but Yoko knows her geography. I can’t wait to see what kind of tweets shes planning for next week. Until then, stay cool and have a great weekend.