Poll: TV Gets Real: The 1970s
A poll by rubyfruit76
Results of 501 votes:
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
All in the Family (1971)
MisteRogers Neighborhood (1968)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Sesame Street (1969)
60 Minutes (1968)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)
Good Times (1974)
That Certain Summer (1972)
An American Family (1973)
The Jeffersons (1975)
The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
The Bob Newhart Show (1972)
An Evening with Robert Klein (1975)
Best TV Mini-series of All Time
Mini-Series that have at least 10,000 votes and an IMDb rating of at least 8.0 are considered. Which among these do you think is the Best Mini-Series of All Time? Discuss here NOTE:Documentaries are not included.
History Through TV Dramas
While most of these series are not entirely grounded in fact, their dramatic depictions of history, embellished with riveting twists and entrancing portrayals, provide for a truly extraordinary historical experience. Which historical television drama do you feel provides the most engrossing insight into its designated time period? All titles listed are categorized as "Drama" and "History" on IMDb, and are rated higher than 7.5. Titles are organized according to the time period in which they are set, from earliest to latest. Discuss here
Join A Television Family: 1960-1979 Edition
If you are/were a teenager, which of these television families would you like to join? Eligible candidates for this list * Pretend the storyline is "real" - you're not an actor with that cast, you're in the world created by that show in that family as a full fledged member of that family (for better or worse!) * started airing between 1960-1979. (we'll do other polls for other eras), * have at least one parent and one child already. You are another child, assuming the current parent or parent(s) stay and the current kids are your "siblings". * are live action * there's no "supernatural/alien/magic" element - that's for another poll! * the family interactions are "central" to the theme and not incidental. Partially inspired by http://www.tvguide.com/news/greatest-tv-families-1066540.aspx Discuss this list here
Best Darn Limited TV Series Ever! Period.
Which period TV mini-series* set a quarter century in the past or more from its first airing is the best? * limited run, (12,500+ votes and 8.3+ IMDb user rating) or (1,500+ votes and 8.8+ rating) Discuss the Topic or Cast Your Multi-Season TV Vote.
Favorite 70s Sitcom
From Wikipedia- A situation comedy, or sitcom, is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode. Sitcoms can be contrasted with sketch comedy, where a troupe may use new characters in each sketch, and stand-up comedy, where a comedian tells jokes and stories to an audience. Sitcoms originated in radio, but today are found mostly on television as one of its dominant narrative forms. This form can also include mockumentaries. Which Sitcom that premiered between 1970-1979 would you call your favorite? Discuss 70s Sitcoms Here
Favorite film starring Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis?
Ruby Dee passed away on June 11, 2014. She was married to actor/director Ossie Davis until his death in 2005. Dee and Davis were known as one of the first couples of black cinema and were celebrated as great humanitarians. While Ruby Dee starred in 111 productions over her long career, she and her husband worked together on 65 of those. Which of these higher-profile collaborations is your favorite? Discuss the list here
Just Add Names!
All you need do is add a celebrity's name to these T.V. titles, and it becomes a whole new show! Some sound legit, while others are simply hilarious! Which one do you think would be the most interesting? Discuss here!
35 Oldest TV Series From the IMDb Top 250 TV
Which of these 35 oldest TV Series from the IMDb Top 250 TV is your favorite? Discuss the poll here
You were recently hit by a bus. You wake up in a sitcom universe. Which of the following sitcoms would be your personal hell to spend eternity in? Reserve your suite in sitcom hell here! http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/237478875
Primetime Emmy Awards 2016: Outstanding Limited Series
Which TV Series should win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Historically Black Films
Pay tribute to these historic tales of Black Americans, both real and imagined. Which tells the most interesting story? Discuss the list here * not biopics, but covering more than just one person's story + please note, the non-inclusion of Hidden Figures was an unintentional error
R.I.P. Diahann Carroll
Hollywood has lost a legend today, October 4th, 2019. Beloved Tony Award winning singer and Oscar nominated actress, Diahann Carroll, passed away from complications related to cancer. Diahann, who was first diagnosed and treated back in 1997 with cancer, and was free of the disease a scant 9 weeks later, sadly had it return this year. Condolences go out to all her family and friends. Diahann's story is a long one and we will not go into it here, but we recommend that you use the link above and read her biography page. She, as we all know, was heavily involved in both movies and television in a career that spanned 7 Decades. There are many memorable moments and roles that we all love dearly. So which one of her performances in these titles was your favorite? P.S. You may want to visit her star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7005 Hollywood Blvd., if you are ever in Southern California. She was honored April 3, 1990 for her Recording Career. Please leave your kind thoughts about Diahann here.
Best Opening Song for Sitcom (With Lyrics)
All the songs are original and with lyrics. Vote ONLY for the best song and not for other factors in the opening sequence. Regardless of your opinions about these programs, what do you think is the best theme song. Discuss here
TV Series Comeback
Which one of these classic TV series would you like to see a remake of? Discuss this poll here
IGN's Top 35 TV Shows of All Time
Which of these top 35 TV shows of all time, according to IGN, is your favorite? Discuss here
Iconic TV Catchphrases
So many TV series have enriched Pop Culture with unforgettable catchphrases that it would be near impossible to compact them into a list with less than 50 entries. But here is a selection of iconic TV signature quotes originally uttered by the main character until we started using them in our own lives and situations so that they became part of the American -and International- lexicon (one quote by show). Which of these TV catchphrases would you say is the most iconic? And just one more thing: after voting, you may discuss the list here (that's all, folks!)
The Pilots You Never Saw
When TV creators try to get a new show on the air, they shoot a sample episode called a pilot. Often these pilots become the first episode of the show. Occasionally the shows are retooled completely before airing. In those cases the first episode is reshot, often with different actors and storylines. And sometimes the initial pilot is never seen by the public. Which of these original pilots would you most like to see? Discuss the list here
Which TV comedy with "Family" in the title is your favorite? Discuss here
Throwback: 20th Century Television Mini-Series
Television mini-series or serials once were special events, that would occur maybe once a year. These mini-series were ratings powerhouses for networks and would be water cooler fodder for an entire month. Such times seems like a distant memory, when there were 3 channels to watch, a trusty pair of rabbit ears to pull in the signal and you actually had to watch a show the night it aired. Which 20th century television mini-series* or serial do you remember most fondly as being something special? * alternate versions or continuations provided in notes for voting and informational purposes Discuss the topic here.
The Most-Watched TV Episodes in History
Which of these most-watched episodes is the most memorable for you? Discuss the list here