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AFI's list of the Top 10 shows of 2006

They do it in alphabetical order

Battlestar Galactica
Dexter
Elizabeth I
Friday Night Lights
Heroes
The Office
South Park
24
The West Wing
The Wire

A pretty good list.

Elizabeth I is the only show I haven't seen. I would have put The Shield and Weeds in over Heroes, The West Wing, or 24.
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Battlestar Galactica! Battlestar Galactica!
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Friday Night Lights & Dexter
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nice, Friday Night Lights gets some respect! that really is a great show.
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damn ... 'according to jim' didnt make it.
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No love for Rescue Me and The Shield. The Shield was a big miss on their part.
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apparently I'm the only one who finds it odd that the American FILM institute is now ranking television shows
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I'm a big fan of Prison Break....they've managed to keep up a steady pace even though they guys broke out of prison last season. Good storylines too...
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Where the hell is LOST?
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I've never even heard of Dexter.

I'm not sure about The West Wing. It was a great show once but not in 2006.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I've never even heard of Dexter.
You are missing one of the best shows on TV, then.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I've never even heard of Dexter.
I agree with the above poster. It's a really really intriguing and great dark drama.
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^^ I just looked it up. It's on Showtime. That explains it, since I don't get Showtime, I'll have to wait for the DVDs.

From what I read about it it actually looks pretty good. I'm a big fan of Michael C. Hall
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I only watch 5 of them.

I guess I'm doing pretty good.

But this list...oy vey! AFI run out of bogus movie lists? Now they have to get into TV?
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Did "30 Rock" not qualify? Because it's definitely the best comedy on TV now.
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Originally Posted by hardercore
Where the hell is LOST?
Stuck in a cage for most of the season. The critic from TV guide almost left it off of his list because of this.

Glad Battlestar and 24 made it..
Looking forward to Elizabeth.
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Did "30 Rock" not qualify? Because it's definitely the best comedy on TV now.
I agree, but only after the last 2 episodes and I'm sure this list was made before the last episode aired. The Writers Guild did honor it though. Here's their picks:

DRAMATIC SERIES
Deadwood
Grey’s Anatomy
Lost
The Sopranos
24

COMEDY SERIES
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock

NEW SERIES
Friday Night Lights
Heroes
Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip
30 Rock
Ugly Betty

COMEDY/VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night with Conan O’Brien
Penn & Teller: Bullshit
Real Tim With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

EPISODIC DRAMA — any length — one airing time

ELECTION DAY, PART II (The West Wing), Written by Eli Attie & John Wells; NBC
OCCUPATION/PRECIPICE (Battlestar Galactica), Written by Ronald D. Moore; Sci-Fi Channel
TWO FOR THE ROAD (Lost), Written by Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim; ABC
THE END OF THE WHOLE MESS(Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King), Teleplay by Lawrence D. Cohen, Based on the short story by Stephen King; TNT
PILOT (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), Written by Aaron Sorkin; NBC
PILOT (Big Love), Witten by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; HBO

EPISODIC COMEDY — any length — one airing time

IT TAKES TWO (Desperate Housewives), Written by Kevin Murphy & Jenna Bans; ABC
DON'T LOOK AT ME (Desperate Housewives), Written by Josh Senter; ABC
BOMB SHELTER (Malcolm in the Middle), Written by Rob Ulin; FOX
CASINO NIGHT (The Office), Written by Steve Carell; NBC
THE COUP (The Office), Written by Paul Lieberstein; NBC
JUMP FOR JOY (My Name is Earl), Written by Vali Chandrasekaran; NBC

http://www.wga.org/awards/awardssub.aspx?id=1516
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No House?

Ratings are always high and it is a smart show.
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This is actually one of the better lists that I have seen of this genre. I am not a fan of Dexter and don't know anything about Elizabeth I, but aside from that, I agree with everything on the list.
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Did "30 Rock" not qualify? Because it's definitely the best comedy on TV now.
QFT. I was just about to post this same thing. Funniest show on TV.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I've never even heard of Dexter.

I'm not sure about The West Wing. It was a great show once but not in 2006.
Agree. It was greatly improved from 2005, but still shouldn't be on the list.
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Originally Posted by riley_dude
Stuck in a cage for most of the season. The critic from TV guide almost left it off of his list because of this.
I also 'lost' interest
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Good list, but West Wing and South Park could definately be replaced by better shows like House, etc. Glad they got The Wire in there.
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Originally Posted by MrX
They do it in alphabetical order

Battlestar Galactica
Dexter
Elizabeth I
Friday Night Lights
Heroes
The Office
South Park
24
The West Wing
The Wire

A pretty good list.

Elizabeth I is the only show I haven't seen. I would have put The Shield and Weeds in over Heroes, The West Wing, or 24.
Other than a couple episodes of South Park, I've never seen an episode of any of those shows. Or the Shield, Weeds, House, CSI (I've seen 1 of the miami ones), or any of the Law and Order shows.
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Originally Posted by dolphinboy
Other than a couple episodes of South Park, I've never seen an episode of any of those shows. Or the Shield, Weeds, House, CSI (I've seen 1 of the miami ones), or any of the Law and Order shows.


That is amazing. I'll admit to never seeing The Shield, and I'm not a fan of CSI or Law and Order, but I have seen them.

What to you watch, or are you more of a movie guy and very little TV?

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