Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Another day, another batch of ballots to count, in our "TEN GREATEST TV SHOWS OF ALL-TIME!" poll. It's been a little while since I've posted an update, since the Oscars have made this blog movie-heavy in the last few weeks, but we've gotten a lot of recent support for our poll, and with eight new ballots coming in, we're 3/5 the way to our goal of 100 participants. So hopefully, we can get to that number sooner than later. I'll discuss how to participate later, but let's post the newest ballots and update you on the Current Results!

1. Hockey Night in Canada
2. Roots
3. All in the Family
4. M*A*S*H
5. Night Court
6. Cheers ('82)
7. I Love Lucy
8. The Cosby Show
9. Mythbusters
10. V ('83 TV Movie---> '84 Series)

1. Lost ('04)
2. Jericho ('06)
3. Seinfeld
4. The Tudors
5. Beverly Hills, 90210
6. Weeds
7. M*A*S*H
8. Cheers ('82)
9. The Walking Dead
10. Ancient Aliens

1. Dragonball Z
2. American Horror Story
3. The Cosby Show
4. Lost ('04)
5. Diff'rent Strokes
6. Heroes ('06)
7. Night Court
8. Frasier
9. Yo! MTV Raps
10. Spartacus (oka Spartacus: Blood and Sand--->Spartacus: Vengeance--->Spartacus: Gods of the Arena)

1. Seinfeld
2. I Love Lucy
3. Star Trek ('66)
4. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
5. The Simpsons
6. The Muppet Show
7. Friends ('94)
8. Doctor Who ('05)
9. Community
10. Sherlock ('10)

1. Captain Video and His Video Rangers
2. The Mickey Mouse Club
3. The Ed Sullivan Show
4. The Honeymooners ('55)
5. M*A*S*H
6. Star Trek ('66)
7. The Howdy Doody Show
8. Coronation Street
9. The X-Files
10. The Dick Van Dyke Show

1. Doctor Who ('05)
2. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
3. Firefly
4. Sherlock ('10)
5. Star Trek: The Next Generation
6. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
7. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
8. Star Trek ('66)
9. Justice League Unlimited (aka Justice League)
10. Spongebob Squarepants

1. Battlestar Gallactica ('03 Miniseries--->'04 Series)
3. All in the Family
4. Seinfeld
5. Hawaii Five-O ('68)
6. Star Trek ('66)
7. Person of Interest
8. Cheers ('82)
9. The Outer Limits ('95)
10. The Carol Burnett Show ('67)

American Dad!
The Wire
The Walking Dead
Homicide: Life on the Street
Family Guy
Life on Mars ('06)
Ashes to Ashes
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (cka Aqua United Patrol Squad 1)

Despite the wide variety of shows getting votes casted for them, and the large number of ballots this time around, there's very little change at the top of the leaderboard. In fact, with three more votes, "Seinfeld" seems to be pulling away in the lead.  To give you an idea on how far ahead it is, if I counted all the votes for every show, with the words "Star Trek" in the title, and put them together, they'd still be in second place to "Seinfeld', and the original series of "Star Trek", after this round of counting, jumped into the Top 5 as of today. That's the only new big jumper into the leaderboard. "M*A*S*H", "All in the Family" "Cheers", and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, respectively. Now we're still a ways from completing our goal however, and depending on the next ballots that come in, these results can change completely next time.

Well, those are the top page results, now as to how to enter your own ballot. First, let me discuss briefly what we're doing. We're conducting a "Sight & Sound" style poll for television. "Sight & Sound" of course, is the famous film periodical that conducts their poll for the greatest movies of all-time every ten years, we're using their formula, and using it to find the "TEN GREATEST TV SHOWS OF ALL-TIME!" It's not exact, we're taking some liberties, the big one being that anybody can participate, while their polls, only include critics and directors.

Fellow critics and directors, are of course, allowed to participate as well, but anybody can submit their ballots. There's a few ways to do it, all of them, basically involve, contacting me. The first being to post your list in the comment section of this blogpost, below, make sure you write your name, I'm not counting anonymous ballots. You can also post your blog in the comment sections of many of the FB posts I make of this blog, which you can find on my Facebook page, and numerous other film groups and film-related sites all over Facebook. Those are the most common ways, to contact me, you can also tweet your ballot to me, my twitter is @DavidBaruffi_EV, just write that, and start your list.

Now, there's a couple rules to follow but they're pretty simple.

RULE #1: As long as it originated on television, it's eligible for the poll, regardless of genre. Basically, this means that you can pick almost anything. Sitcoms, dramas, reality, documentary, game shows, soap opera, talk shows, news magazines, TV movies, miniseries, animation, children's shows, cables shows, network shows,... as long as it originally aired on television, it's eligible. (ie. you can't vote for "M*A*S*H", the original movie, because that was first shown in movie theaters, but you can vote for "M*A*S*H", the TV series, 'cause that aired on TV)

RULE #2: You must select TEN, and ONLY TEN Shows. No picking more, no picking less.

That's basically it. Try to specific as possible with your choices, a lot of times there was more than one TV show with the same title, so that can a bit tricky, so try to be specific. Check imdb.com before voting if you have to, and look up years if necessary.

Well, let's get some more ballots in everybody! Contribute to this everybody; it's television, we all have an opinion. What are the TEN GREATEST TV SHOWS OF ALL-TIME!


David Baruffi said...

Thanks to Michael Arnold, for posting his ballot on AD's You're the Critic!

1. The X-Files
2. M*A*S*H
3. ER
4. Kolchak: The Night Stalker
5. All in the Family
6. The Shield
7. South Park
8. The Sopranos
9. Deadwood
10. The Wonder Years

David Baruffi said...

Okay, Bill Caldwell on AD'S TV CRITIC has submitted his ballot! Thank you Bill.

The Beverly Hillbillies
Burn Notice
Cheers ('82)
The Simpsons
South Park
Married... with Children
Two and a Half Men