Sunday, March 31, 2013


I'm not gonna lie, It's been conducting this poll for almost a year, and still, I'm having trouble getting people to participate. I know that I'm getting more hits and readers than ever before. Yeah, this March was the single biggest month this blog has ever had, I'm getting 100+ hits/day, and yet, this time around, I only got two new ballots in, for my "TEN GREATEST TV SHOWS OF ALL-TIME!" poll, since last the last update. My goal is 100 BALLOTS, and it's open to everybody, and yet, so few people ever participate. So, I hope to get a lot more people this time around.  I still need 38 ballots to reach my goals of 100 participants.    I'll keep this up, but you guys have to help me out and get more people to participate. Tell people who love television, to submit their ballots. This isn't just a television response/equivalent to "Sight & Sound"'s movie poll, this should also be a fun way to express oneself. What do you consider, the greatest of all television shows! It isn't just a personal opinion, it's a personal expression about oneself, and what one represents. It's as much apart of you, as one favorite colors or foods, or anything else that's a personal and unique part of you. That should be expressed for the world to hear and see, and expressed loudly, at-the-top-of-yours-lungs, even. So, let's get some more ballots this time around!

Thanks to those who did submit this time, and here are the latest ballots.

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

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

With so few ballots, and so few repeats votes, their wasn't much change at all at the top of the results. Despite "South Park", getting two votes, the most significant jumper was "The X-Files", which jumped into the Top five. Other than that, not much change at all, with "Seinfeld" "M*A*S*H", "All in the Family" and "Cheers", still ahead in the pack.

Alright, that's your update, now let's go over the rules to, what I expect, will be the dozens of new participants I should get this time around. To submit your ballot, either comment on this blog, on one of the dozens of FB posts that of this blog, which you can find on my FB page, TWITTER me your ballot to @DavidBaruffi_EV if you want to ever, or get a hold of me on the street and tell me your ballot face-to-face. (Well, please try to avoid the stalking option but you get the idea.) However you do it, do it. Message me of FB too, if you want. You don't have to rank your choices, that only counts in tiebreakers. Oh, and be as specific as possible. Sometimes there's multiple TV shows with the same title, like "Hawaii Five-O" for instance. I tend to use the year, the show came out, but make it clear which show(s) you want to vote for. I don't want to have to guess. Oh, and not that same note, make sure you leave a name. I'm not counting Anonymous ballots. These are your choices for the GREATEST TV SHOWS of ALL-TIME, this shouldn't be something that you feel the need to keep secret anyway, no matter what shows  you vote for. Besides, just like "Sight & Sound", I post everybody personal ballot. Also, keep a name and some way for me to contact you, just in case I have any questions, or for instance, may have to have you clarify, or in rare cases, when I may have to disqualify a vote. Oh, before I forget, here are the eligibility rules!

RULE #1: As long as it originated on television, it's eligible for the poll, regardless of genre. That means that you can vote for anything you want. Sitcom, drama, talk show, reality show, soap opera, news magazine, children's show, animated show, instructional show, miniseries, TV movie, network, cable,... etc. 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 theatres, but you can vote for "M*A*S*H", the TV series, 'cause that aired on TV.)

RULE #2: You must select 10 and ONLY 10 shows. No picking more, no picking less. Just 10.

Those are the rules. When I say I've disqualified a few votes, it's usually something like "The Three Stooges" or "Looney Tunes", which were shorts films, that pre-date TV, and originally aired in movie theaters, so yes, with certain things, be careful, and make sure that you're picking television programs.

Alright, that's everything as far as I can tell. Now, let's get some more ballots in!

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