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Old 07-18-14, 10:07 AM
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

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Seinfeld
Despise that piece of shit show...

Not exactly a show, but the School House Rock segments.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

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The Wire. Most absolutely love it but even those that don't love it still admit that it's a good show but maybe not their thing.
Although Season 2 is pretty much universally loathed.
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By whom? I thought it was great. If anything, I think season 5 is probably the weakest.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

Everybody? Any time there's a Wire parody/tribute, they always include a snide joke or two about Season 2.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

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Dick Van Dyke?
My first thought as well. Dick Van Dyke is a national treasure and the Dick Van Dyke Show holds up exceptionally well to this very day and it appeals to virtually any demographic.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Everybody? Any time there's a Wire parody/tribute, they always include a snide joke or two about Season 2.
There's a dip in quality in season 2 that most people agree with but I certainly wouldn't say its "universally loathed". Most people I know like it, just don't like it as much as the other 4.

I'd say early season Simpsons are universally loved.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

Originally Posted by van der graaf View Post
Despise that piece of shit show...
Agreed - Seinfeld has never appealed to me in the slightest. And I've watched more than enough episodes to "get it".

Cheers jumps to mind for me, but even there you've got the Diane/Rebecca issues.
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Everybody Loves Raymond

It's right in the title!
One of my most disliked shows. I can't stand Ray Romano.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

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There's a dip in quality in season 2 that most people agree with but I certainly wouldn't say its "universally loathed". Most people I know like it, just don't like it as much as the other 4.

I'd say early season Simpsons are universally loved.
My parents absolutely loathed early season Simpsons.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

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Seinfeld
What are you, high?

I thought about that one, but think there's a small but passionate group that hates it, and some of them have already weighed in here.
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Steve Harvey version of Family Feud. Haven't found a single person who doesn't enjoy it.
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I honestly don't think such an animal exists. You name the show and somebody, or lots of somebodys, just didn't care for it.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

Originally Posted by My Other Self View Post
It has its fans, but universally loved?
Most definitely. I don't recall anyone ever having a negative opinion of it.

Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
you have to define universally loved

I would define it as 'most' fans of the same genre love the show

Not really fair for example to say that people who hate all sci fi shows don't like Star Trek

But if most sci fi fans hate for example Defiance, that's more valid

I would say Friends was universally loved by all who liked relationship based sitcoms
More thoughts...can a show be Universally loved' by even it's own fan base if there was a mediocre season (Friday Night Lights) or a passionately hated episode (Seinfeld finale)?

An older show like Cheers can rise above dips in quality because of nostalgia. It's not on people's radar anymore. People posting in here having not seen it are missing out.

Couple more I'll toss out; Quantum Leap and Freaks and Geeks.
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A friend of mine didn't like Freaks and Geeks at all.

Friday Night Lights is a good choice. Can't think of anyone that didn't love it.
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Most definitely. I don't recall anyone ever having a negative opinion of it.
I know a few people that didn't like it.

There isn't one episode of Seinfeld that I don't like, including the finale. But I'll agree that it's easily the most disappointing episode of the series.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

Obviously, we won't find a show that literally everyone loves, but some of the nominees seem to come pretty close; Sesame Street is such a sacred cow that even when Mr. "I'll Say Anything to Get My Name Out There" Jerry Falwell was handed the golden opportunity to attack the show for including a character with AIDS he instead praised the show for doing so.

The Simpsons is in a weird place where (nearly) everyone loves the Simpsons themselves but the show is heavily criticized.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

You won't find a single that is so-called "universally loved" that DOESN'T have episodes most fans hate or seasons the fans really don't like.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

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Friday Night Lights is a good choice. Can't think of anyone that didn't love it.
I fucking hated it
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
The Simpsons is in a weird place where (nearly) everyone loves the Simpsons themselves but the show is heavily criticized.
It wasn't like that during the first 8 seasons, it just happens that the show is entering its 26th season and quality has been an issue once Mike Scully took over the reigns.

Unless this question is lost on me, I guess I don't think there can be an answer. Every show named so far in this thread has some detractors. I've seen people vocal on this forum that they don't even like I Love Lucy.

What about The Twilight Zone?
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What about The Twilight Zone?
I didn't care for the hour-long episodes. Glad they switched back. Thirty minutes seemed just right.
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Re: Shows That Are Universally Loved?

Originally Posted by Goat3001 View Post
A friend of mine didn't like Freaks and Geeks at all.

Friday Night Lights is a good choice. Can't think of anyone that didn't love it.
Does it count if nobody has watched it?
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Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood is the only possibility I can think of.
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Although Season 2 is pretty much universally loathed.
Ummm, no. Some people want it to all be about drugs, Avon and Stringer. I was not one. I thought season 2 was maybe the best one. Maybe 4. Season 5 was terrible.
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
Obviously, we won't find a show that literally everyone loves, but some of the nominees seem to come pretty close; Sesame Street is such a sacred cow that even when Mr. "I'll Say Anything to Get My Name Out There" Jerry Falwell was handed the golden opportunity to attack the show for including a character with AIDS he instead praised the show for doing so.

The Simpsons is in a weird place where (nearly) everyone loves the Simpsons themselves but the show is heavily criticized.
I HATE the Simpsons and the show. Never found it funny. Ever.

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