And so back to our regular programming. Quite a bit of comedy in my selections for a television top twelve and not a lot of Australian television. I loathe most sketch comedy with a passion and that rules out almost every Australian comedy show ever made (okay The Chaser was good and so was The Late Show, but neither of them made the list, alright?).
No Australian drama either since soap opera is unwatchable and I was living in the UK when quite a few classic Australian dramas were made (esp. Wildside, which sounds like something I would like).
So where does that leave the list? A few Australian comedies and the rest British and American. A lot of American. A couple of cable shows. And David Lynch, who was shafted in my movies list (Damn! I love Blue Velvet and I've even sat all the way through Eraserhead.)
Iron Chef is fun just to listen to the voiceover say 'Chen Kenichi' and to wonder why Iron Chef Italian is always tacked on to the end of the opening and never actually appears in battle. I should probably note that I'm kind of glad that the upcoming series of Lost will be the last. My obsession with the intricacies of that show is reaching a slightly unhealthy level. Despite the X-Files making the list, I've never actually seen anything from its final series and I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on with Mulder and Scully in that last film—she's a religo and he's a wacko? Huh?
Anyway, here's the list. I don't know if it's terribly inspiring at all, really.
- Blackadder II
- Twin Peaks
- The X-Files
- The Games
- The Simpsons
- Iron Chef
- The Daily Show
Another twelve down. Time for some quality potato time on the couch.