Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Top 5 Tuesday #2

Every Tuesday we will post a Top 5 list.  The content of these lists may or may not relate to the typical blog content.  The list won't necessarily adhere to the Top 5 in order of "best to worst".  We hope this will become a mainstay here on the blog and that people enjoy it!

This week's Top 5 List
The best television shows to debut between 1994-2005.
 We will go David Letterman style on this post working our way from #5-1.
5. "THE OFFICE" (2005- )  Michael Scott, Dwight, Jim, Pam, Jim+Pam, Nard-dog, and many more.  Although it may be losing relevancy as Steve Carrell has left the show, very few would argue that it definitely helped define the last six years of pop culture (how many "That's what she said" jokes have you heard/made since 2005?)  It is a great show and I hope the next season is strong despite there being no Michael Scott.

This one was tough to place #4 behind HIMYM, the reasoning has to do with longevity which is directly related to mass popularity.  Although maybe that statement is irrelevant as the show has gained more of a fan base since cancellation.  In fact, it is confirmed that in 2012 they are making a movie that hopefully gives the show a better conclusion.

3. "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" (2005- )
Still on TV, this show's clever premise centers around New York City architect Ted Mosby telling the story of how he met his wife to his children in the year 2030.  He is surrounded by an awesome cast that includes Jason Segel as Marshall, Alison Hannigan as Lily, Cobie Smulders as Robin and everyone's favorite Neil Patrick Harris as Barney.  It is a must see and never ceases to amaze with it's clever story telling techniques!

2. "FRIENDS" (1994-2004)
"I'll be there for you, because you're there for me too...!" Awesome cast, awesome show, great humor.  This will stand the test of time and clearly is on any sane person's top 5.  I don't need to say much else, the show fends for itself without the use of any words on my end.

1. "LOST" (2004-2010)
"We either live together or we're gonna die alone"
"Are you a man of science or a man of faith?"

...And we are just scratching the surface.  ABC's hit drama deceptively tells the story of how plane-crash survivors must learn to co-exist on a mysterious island, but all along there is a much grander scheme going on.  Any Lostie knows that trying to explain this show to a Neo-Lostie requires hours of time so the best advice I can give to anyone unfamiliar with the show is watch it: NOW.  Buy the DVDs (Blu-rays), hulu, whatever you need to do, you do not want to miss out on this amazing television phenomenon.  

Agree with this list?  Did we forget any shows?  There are so many possibilities!


  1. Agree, but I'm shocked that you didn't include Scrubs!

  2. Scrubs went downhill towards the end and the fact that a subpar, half-ninth season was released tarnished it's name. It would likely be around 6 or 7 in this list. Good catch, though.