Culture Week: The best (and worst) of American TV

Watch
shadowdweller
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#1
For better or worse, America throws out a crazy number of TV shows each year, and has done for ages. Even the best binge watchers and Netflixers couldn't hope to get through all of them, so a round-up of the good and the bad is always useful Image

There are certain obvious outliers, such as Friends, Breaking Bad, or Game of Thrones, that are generally well received. And inevitably, there are a lot that rated badly, or didn't live up to their potential - whilst Friends is generally well regarded, it's spin-off, Joey, never reached the same level of success.

But of course, everyone has their own favourites; so what shows couldn't you live without? And what shows would you avoid at all costs?

(Personally I've always hated South Park and Family Guy, but that rarely goes down well Image)
0
reply
BurstingBubbles
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 5 years ago
#2
I'm watching Friends as I type

Also a fan of The Big Bang Theory. But nothing beats British Doctor Who :mmm:
0
reply
Captain Jack
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#3
Report 5 years ago
#3
(Original post by shadowdweller)
For better or worse, America throws out a crazy number of TV shows each year, and has done for ages. Even the best binge watchers and Netflixers couldn't hope to get through all of them, so a round-up of the good and the bad is always useful Image

There are certain obvious outliers, such as Friends, Breaking Bad, or Game of Thrones, that are generally well received. And inevitably, there are a lot that rated badly, or didn't live up to their potential - whilst Friends is generally well regarded, it's spin-off, Joey, never reached the same level of success.

But of course, everyone has their own favourites; so what shows couldn't you live without? And what shows would you avoid at all costs?

(Personally I've always hated South Park and Family Guy, but that rarely goes down well Image)
The US TV I try to avoid is the news. It makes you want to cry from its sensationalism and repetition. After 10 minutes of watching CNN you will want to start selling things just to give the BBC more money to keep doing what they do.
1
reply
Gingerbread101
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#4
Report 5 years ago
#4
I love Seinfeld and Community :awesome:
0
reply
Black Rose
  • Study Helper
Badges: 21
#5
Report 5 years ago
#5
The CW makes some really good shows: Arrow, The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and The 100 are popular :awesome:
0
reply
somemightsay888
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#6
Report 5 years ago
#6
The Inbetweeners USA > The UK version :awesome:








Said nobody.



Ever.
1
reply
Teddysmith123
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#7
Report 5 years ago
#7
Um well I love american tv shows so heres a list of some of my favourites:

-the flash
-arrow
-daredevil
-sense8
-agents of shield
-friends
-faking it
-the fosters
-switched at birth
-pll
-community


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
GuppyFox
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#8
Report 5 years ago
#8
Friends by a mile is the best thing to come out the USA on TV
0
reply
Kittiara
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#9
Report 5 years ago
#9
The best (in my humble opinion):

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Wire
Friends
Community
The Big Bang Theory
Ally McBeal

The worst... can't really think of any right now, but Jerry Springer was pretty bad.
0
reply
jimmy_looks_2ice
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#10
Report 5 years ago
#10
Best TV dramas imo of recent years... HBO: Deadwood, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire; other cable networks: Breaking Bad, The Shield, Damages; conventional network: The West Wing.

Worst: reality shows - crass, exploitative... the nadir of modern human civilisation.
0
reply
shadowdweller
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#11
(Original post by Black Rose)
The CW makes some really good shows: Arrow, The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and The 100 are popular :awesome:
The 100 is good, all of the fighting :fight:

(Original post by Kittiara)
The best (in my humble opinion):

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Wire
Friends
Community
The Big Bang Theory
Ally McBeal

The worst... can't really think of any right now, but Jerry Springer was pretty bad.
You have an excellent taste in TV shows :awesome:

BTVS is amazing :love: Can't believe I forgot to include it in the OP!
0
reply
Sabertooth
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#12
Report 5 years ago
#12
No one mentioned Dexter? Yes the finale kind of ruined it but early on it was very good! Other recent favorites: Daredevil was excellent, can't wait for the next season of Gotham, and really enjoying Mr. Robot at the moment.
0
reply
kalechip
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#13
Report 5 years ago
#13
(Original post by Sabertooth)
No one mentioned Dexter? Yes the finale kind of ruined it but early on it was very good! Other recent favorites: Daredevil was excellent, can't wait for the next season of Gotham, and really enjoying Mr. Robot at the moment.
i agree on dexter, i just kinda stuck around to see it through.... was really good throughout the trinity season, and then kinda fell off after that.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Do you think receiving Teacher Assessed Grades will impact your future?

I'm worried it will negatively impact me getting into university/college (220)
43.65%
I'm worried that I'm not academically prepared for the next stage in my educational journey (57)
11.31%
I'm worried it will impact my future career (39)
7.74%
I'm worried that my grades will be seen as 'lesser' because I didn't take exams (106)
21.03%
I don't think that receiving these grades will impact my future (55)
10.91%
I think that receiving these grades will affect me in another way (let us know in the discussion!) (27)
5.36%

Watched Threads

View All