Sunday, August 18, 2013


We're getting there. We only had a few new ballots sent in, and now, we don't need too many to reach out goal. We're getting there, and hopefully sooner than later. In fact, I want to hopefully make this the last time I post an Update, in an effort to get more of you, my readers, to participate in our "TEN GREATEST TV SHOWS OF ALL-TIME!" POLL! I want to, but I need you guys' cooperation. We've had over 300 TV shows get at least one vote, and over 90 ballots come in; we're this close to reaching our goal of 100, this should be the time. So, to those who've participated, tell your friends and family, and random strangers on the street if you have too, get them to make of the "TEN GREATEST TV SHOWS OF ALL-TIME!", and make sure I get it, and those who haven't done it themselves yet, now's the time!

I'll explain in more detail why what you're doing and why I decided to have you all do this in a minute, but let's go to the latest ballots, including one from Casey Chong of "Casey's Movie Mania", thanks very much fellow blogger for your participation, especially.

The Sopranos
The X-Files
Desperate Housewives
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Twin Peaks
The Walking Dead

Married...with Children
CSI: Crime Scene Investigators
Star Trek ('66)
True Blood
Game of Thrones
Dragonball Z
Cheers ('82)
The Munsters

Mr. Bean
Planet Sheen
Undercover Boss ('10)
Everybody Loves Raymond
Keeping Up Appearances
The Nanny ('93)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends
Inside the Gangsters Code
Globe Trekker

Those are the newest ballots, and as you can see, I post all of them as they come, and I will repost every one of them when we finally reach our goal, and yes, no anonymous ballots. Doesn't matter what you call yourself, you must have a name. This is essentially, your choices for the best of an art form; it's apart of you. It a judgment, it's an opinion, it's a declaration, of all of television, these are the greatest in the art form! So, any declaration of that nature, I say, sign your name to it. You should be proud of your list. Anyway, as to results, there's no new entries in the top ten, although "The Walking Dead"'s vote jumped them back into the Top Ten, and more importantly, with the latest vote for "M*A*S*H", they've jumped ahead of "Seinfeld", for #1 on the list, for the first time in months by the way, there's a new leader, but not by much, and it can change, depending on how these last ballots turn out. 

So, you (those who who haven't participated) all know that we're making Top Ten Lists of the "TEN GREATEST TV SHOWS OF ALL-TIME!" This is in an effort to create an equivalent list to "Sight & Sound"'s list they do once-a-decade for movies, only for television, so I'm using their format for the poll. Now, they reach out and ask critics and filmmakers for their opinions, and I'd like to do that, but since I'm not "Sight & Sound" magazine, I've chosen to open it up to everybody. All you have to do, is make a ballot, and get it to me. The best ways are to Comment of this blogpost on the bottom, and just write your ballot that way, or you can get ahold of me on Facebook, and either post on one of my dozens of links to this blog you'll find that I've posted all over the internet, and on my page, or you can message it to me on FB, or you can even tweet me your ballot at @DavidBaruffi_EV. Basically, however you can get ahold of me to give me your ballot, just do it. You know, short of stalking, or anything else illegal, but essentially, just get it to me.

Now there are a couple rules, but they'e pretty simple:

RULE #1: As long as it originated on television, it's eligible for the poll, regardless of genre.
That basically means, you van vote for any show(s) you want. Sitcom, drama, talk show, reality show, reality-competition show, soap opera, news magazine, children's show, animated shows, instructional shows, miniseries, TV movies, network shows,... 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!  

There's been a few issues with both rules, but if there is a problem, I'll let you know. (Another reason why I require a name, and a way to contact people.) Just remember to be as specific as possible, especially if for instance, a title has been used on multiple occasions on TV shows. So, keep mindfulness of that. We've been doing this poll for awhile, and we're finally excited that it's coming close to reaching out goal, we're not gonna be totally satisfied until it's finally completed. So thanks again, to all those who've already participated, the rest of you, what are you waiting for!? I'm planning on this being your last chances, so now is the time! What do you consider the "TEN GREATEST TV SHOWS OF ALL-TIME!"? 


David Baruffi said...

Nick Kenyon has submitted his ballot on the "Media Discussions" FB group, thank you Nick.

1. Breaking Bad
2. House, M.D.
3. Game of Thrones
4. Mad Men
5. Supernatural ('05 Drama Series)
6. The Simpsons
7. Hell on Wheels
8. American Horror Story
9. 24
10. Prison Break

David Baruffi said...

Joshua Lozano has submitted his ballot, thank you Joshua.

1. Firefly
2. Breaking Bad
3. Community
4. Spaced
5. The Sopranos
6. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
7. Sherlock ('11)
8. Malcolm in the Middle
9. Animaniacs
10. Reaper

David Baruffi said...

Jack Welch has graciously taken his time to make out his ballot; thank you Jack!

Arrested Development
Breaking Bad
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Saturday Night Live
South Park
The Twilight Zone ('59)
Twin Peaks

David Baruffi said...

Shakyl Andre has submitted his ballot! Thank you Shakyl.

1. Breaking Bad
2. Community
3. Firefly
4. Arrested Development
5. The Boondocks
6. Game of Thrones
7. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
8. Cowboy Bebop
9. Batman ('92 Animated Series)
10. Chappelle's Show

David Baruffi said...

One of my followers, Thomas "Filmmaster" Pollack, has submitted his ballot. Thank you Film Master!

1. Breaking Bad
2. Dexter
3. The Sopranos
4. South Park
5. The Twilight Zone ('59)
6. Spongebob Squarepants
7. Mrs. Brown Boys
8. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
9. Rugrats
10. 21 Jump Street

El Eye Vee Eye In said...

2. Cheers
3. Frasier
4. The Simpsons
5. Married With Children
6. St. Elsewhere
7. Hill Street Blues
8. The Cosby Show
9. The West Wing
10. Gunsmoke

David Baruffi said...

Thank you MIKE HIGGINS. I greatly appreciate it.

Jason Knox said...

1. Friday Night Lights
2. Firefly
3. Friends
4. Freaks and Geeks
5. The Wire
6. Arrested Development
7. Community
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
9. 24
10. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Kristen the Cajun said...

1- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2- My So Called Life
3- South Park
4- Daria
5- Looney Tunes
6- Friends
7- Good Times
8- Gunsmoke
9- The Virginian
10- Paladin

David Baruffi said...

Thanks KRISTEN FALGOUT and don't worry, I'll post your ballot under your real name, Cajun. :)

David Baruffi said...

Slight change, "Looney Tunes" has been replaced with "Doctor Who" ('05) and "Paladin" is "Have Gun, Will Travel".