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re: What do you consider the "golden age" for television

For me it was 2000-2010 may be more because I have watched more TV than what I did before that time.

Sapranos
OZ
Deadwood
Carnivale
House
Chuck
Modern family
The Office
The Wire
Friends

I know some of these started before 2000 but were still in the series in that time frame.


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CAGator


How the heck do you have all those shows listed and omit The Shield?


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I think Alan Sepinwall makes a good argument that we're living in it in his recent book.

I've only really watched shows from the '90s on forward other than a couple of exceptions so I can't really comment from personal experience. TV watching has fragmented, which personally, I love. So many great options out there both in comedy and drama. Not sure that it's far to poo poo on this era just because of reality TV. For me the options out there is what makes this the golden age. 10 years ago if you had said AMC would have the two best shows on television or that FX would be the strongest channel, you'd have been laughed out of the room. There are still procedurals out there to be seen, sitcoms of all types, or more novel-esque offerings.

The 90s definitely played a huge foundational role (shows like Larry Sanders, Twin Peaks, X-Files, NYPD Blue, et al come to mind) but there's no doubt that the creative freedom allowed to showrunners this past decade plus has created an absolutely magnificent smorgasbord of television.


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Friends was bad. HIMYM might be the least funny "comedy" in the last 20 years, other than That 70's Show.


I knew some stupid stuff was going to be said in this thread but holy shit

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Oh its that guy.


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The Shield?


I have never seen it


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I have never seen it



Very well done show . I love the Commish. Have you seen his new show Vegas?

Variety shows = 60s
Sitcoms = 70s
Drama = 00s

overall = late 80s/early 90s

Walker
Simpsons
Miami Vice
Cosby Show

to name the best



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re: What do you consider the "golden age" for television

The 60's and 70's and some 80's are golden.

1 Adam 12 1 Adam 12 I have a 2-11 in progress.


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1950-1970




AMC and HBO's programming ALONE over the past 3-4 years beats any decade hands down.
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Sitcoms in the 80s-90s, hour-longs in the 2000s, hard to argue with that.



Cartoons in the 80s and 90s as well.


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The final episodes of Breaking Bad started on Sunday, so the "golden age" of television is winding down.


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As long as all these reality shows are on now this will never be golden era.


Yet, TV dramas are as good as ever. Hell, TV shows have more originality and cinematic depth than most Hollywood movies these days


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Yet, TV dramas are as good as ever.



TV dramas aren't what make up most hours of tv though. Most of the time I turn on the tv it is shitty reality shows.


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re: What do you consider the "golden age" for television
70s was great.

Sitoms - All in the Family, M*A*S*H, Jeffersons, Happy Days, SOAP, WKRP, Barney Miller, Sanford and Son. Fun shows (for a kid) Emergency, SWAT, CHIPS, Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk plus most of the cartoons and kids shows were better.

And that was just with 3 channels.

2000 to now has been really good for drama - Sopranos, The Shield, The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and GoT are some of my favorite shows of all time.
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I have never seen it


It's off Netflix (I think), but on Amazon Prime.

Seriously, beg borrow or steal Season 1. I can almost guarantee it's the best show you've never seen.


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The Simpsons and Married with Children helped mainstream being "edgy".


That would actually be shows like "All in the Family" and "Maude" from the early '70's. Both shows were considered extremely controversial for their day.


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re: What do you consider the "golden age" for television
Sopranos
Arrested
The Wire
BB
MadMen
Deadwood


These alone make it 00s


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re: What do you consider the "golden age" for television
Firefly was cancelled in the 2000's.

frick that decade.


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'd say the 80's and 90's was the Golden Age for sitcoms.
no doubt. If you open the question up to all television then Idk.


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Firefly was cancelled in the 2000's.


Freaks and Geeks, too.

ETA: Think about that. Honey Boo Boo (on her own, not as part of Toddlers and Tiaras) got as many seasons as Firefly and Freeks and Geeks, combined.
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ETA: Think about that. Honey Boo Boo (on her own, not as part of Toddlers and Tiaras) got as many seasons as Firefly and Freeks and Geeks, combined.


Makes me lose faith in humanity. I'm proud to say I've never seen either one of those shows. If you posted a picture of HoneyBooBoo right now I wouldn't recognize her.


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