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Curb? Seinfeld? Nominations please.
both got up to about season 12/13 before getting rubbish
I think it peaked around series 4 or 5, totally off the cliff by 8.
I've talking about total length. Any comic genius can produce two or three good seasons of a programme; it takes true skill to keep up the quality over a long period of time.
Two seasons. No duds. Every episode a classic. Like music this should be a blueprint for shows to follow instead of 'another season for new contracts'.
Really interesting: http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2015/02/11-things-wrong-with-fawlty-towers/
That's sure to be good.
because I love Fawlty Towers.
and has been pretty consistently good
I used to love it but I can't even be bothered to download them anymore. Just got boring, isn't it not.
even the shit first series was only six episodes
this is definitely the correct answer
but was good for about 15, so yeah, I'm in.
nothing's been better for longer than peep show
When was the dog eating?
it's obviously past it's peak but it hasn't dropped off massively
from about series 5 onwards. Bits of series 3 and 4 are good.
even after Steve Carrell left. What was that, nine series?
after everyone said how awful it got, but it just kept on. Accommodating Catherine Tate was a struggle, but Robert California made up for all of that. The only two real missteps in the final seasons are the Pam/Jim/Cameraman bullshit, and how the writers can't seem to decide on who Andy is/what he should do. Everything else is a joy.
264 episodes, only about 3 bad ones.
I must have only watched those three episodes
2 seasons each with 22 perfect episodes, a 100% record you can't get better than that.
Universal acclaim across the board
Hmm, that's barely four seasons by British standards.
44 episodes and I might allow it.
so that's 44 episodes in total, you can't base your life on the reviews from that Metacritic website, for perfect morning viewing you can't beat The War At Home, Michael Rappaport's character is one of the greatest TV characters ever.
it used to be on channel 4 in the morning but they stopped showing it for some reason, which is a shame as it's much better than the rubbish they clog up their morning schedule with now.
even though i don't think i've ever watched it chronologically, and there's definitely some duff series and even the good ones aren't that great
powerful stuff, dog