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Great shows that were too smart for audiences

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by D-3 Fan, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    On the heels of the Studio 60 series premiere, FuerteJ and oldtony brought a subject that may have not been discussed about (then again this could be a d_b topic).

    What are the best shows that were too smart for audiences? It can be anything that lasted for one year or more than one year.

    The one show everyone can agree with is "SportsNight" and "Freaks and Geeks."

    "Family Guy" and "Futurama" has been mentioned as well.

    The floor is open for candidates. ;)
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    1. Twin Peaks.

    2. Northern Exposure.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Arrested Development

    My So-Called Life
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    My So-Called Life.

    What did that last, two seasons? One?

    Very well-written, though.
  5. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The Ropers.

    Joanie Loves Chachi.
  6. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member

    To amend Shotty's submission...

    Twin Peaks, season one.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    One season. Reran on MTV for years though.
  8. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    Freaks and Geeks I'll agree with. Sports Night was so busy being smarter than everyone that it forgot to be funny.
  9. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Sports Night was a comedy?
  10. djc3317

    djc3317 Guest

    I assume Family Guy was a joke.
    In that vein, "First and Ten"
  11. fever_dog

    fever_dog Active Member

  12. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    My So-Called Life was vastly underrated since it was on MTV. I didn't know who Claire Danes was before then. I know her now. Very nice on the eyes when I was in high school when this was on. How MTV didn't see that they had a good thing is a travesty.

    Of course, who couldn't get enough of Dr. Dre, Ed Lover, and Matt Pinfield?
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