Thursday, March 01, 2007

On The List

Come Saturday Channel 4 is rolling out another of the lists that eat up the whole night’s schedule. Usually these are the trite The 100 Greatest Tearjerkers or The 100 Greatest Sexy Moments, which are as important in the scheme of things as The 100 Greatest Newts Called Derek.

Worse most of the lists are voted for by the great unwashed – the sort of fuckwits who think the greatest ever film, ever, is Star Wars. (Or as the nerdy little twerps insist on calling it: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Asshats!) Then the programmes themselves are stuffed to the gunwales with empty-headed dorks and media commentators whose credentials for being in front the camera blathering on about not much at all is they once worked on Smash Hits.

This time should be different. It’s The 50 Greatest TV Dramas. Also, the shows that made the list were voted for by television professionals, including writers, directors, producers and network commissioners. It may still be opinion, but this time its informed opinion. Which means the results should be interesting and, for once, relevant.

Hopefully some of these shows should have made the list. Anyone who can name all twenty wins a very big cookie.


At 12:19 am, Blogger Ian said...

Shame on you sir! How can you put "Sopranos" on there without also putting "Oz" in too? We'd never have had one without the other.

At 7:28 am, Blogger Good Dog said...


I was one of the folk that used to stay up and watch the likes of Oz and EZ Streets when Channel 4 dumped them in the 4 Later graveyard slot.

Oz would certainly have been in there, along with a whole bunch of other shows, if only there had been a decent image available. Simple as that.

At 9:12 am, Blogger Riddley Walker said...

Anyway, they're all different scenes from Inspector Bumhat does the Ooga-Booga Dance, aren't they?

At 1:51 pm, Blogger Lee said...

I got sixteen. Do runner-ups get a custard creme?

At 8:54 pm, Blogger Olaf Legend said...

i am betting that half of the list will be padded out with soap operas.

At 10:22 pm, Blogger Good Dog said...


Which four pictures are you having bother with?

At 2:30 am, Blogger Lee said...

Only three now: top row, number three; and the last two of the bottom row.

At 10:18 am, Blogger Good Dog said...

top row, number three

Well, if it wasn't for this drama one of the other shows illustrated wouldn't exist.

the last two of the bottom row

The penultimate show is better known for the comedy that parodied it.

And as for the last image, take a good look at the chap on the right behind the tailor. Familiar? Surely "you know [his] name"?


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