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TV shows that hold up

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Every few years since Cheers has been canceled, I usually start watching it again, usually during the summer when there is nothing else on.

    This is the first time when I think I began to realize that the show does not hold up so well, almost 20 years after it finished. No harm in that, it's probably still my favorite network show of all time. Maybe it's because I've seen every episode so many times.

    By comparison, and granted, it's only been off the air about five years now, but Frasier holds up remarkably well.

    What other recent shows (80s and newer) do you think have held up pretty well in syndication?

    I was thinking about this last night when I woke up and there was a Malcolm in the Middle marathon on Nickelodeon.

    The first few seasons of that show are fantastic.
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    If this thread doesn't bring Mikey back nothing will.

    Boy Meets World, Saved by the Bell, Home Improvement
  3. MrBSquared

    MrBSquared Member

    West Wing ... I watch it on Bravo in the a.m. as I get ready for work. Especially the first 3-4 seasons ... amazing dialogue. Amazingly relevant, still.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Home Improvement is one that I started watching again only to be mortified by how unfunny it is.

    I loved the show as a teenager, but watching it again, it's a bad show. It wouldn't last one season these days.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I was going to say Cheers, actually. Though it has been a few years since I caught it on any reruns.

    Seinfeld still holds up remarkably well. And in a corny sort of way, the A-Team does too.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Take it back.
  7. The Andy Griffith Show holds up well. Still wholesomely funny.
  8. blacktitleist

    blacktitleist Member

    Always thought Spin City was kind of underated when it aired.

    Still holds up pretty well for me, especially during the Michael J. Fox run. Charlie Sheen...not so much.

    I concur with The West Wing. Love catching the repeats on Bravo
  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    After all these years most episodes of MASH still hold up quite well
  10. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    It's true. I loved that show when I was younger and now when I see it every once in a while, it pretty much sucks. Saved By the Bell might be even worse actually.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Home Improvement today seems only slightly better than "According to Jim"
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Saved by the Bell, even as a teenager, was the guiltiest pleasure ever. It was awful, but in kind of a harmless, funny way. Keep in mind, for those of us who watched it when it was in first-run, it was a Saturday morning show. I think it came on after Snorks.
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