6. The Golden Girls (1985-1992)
A sitcom about four single, elderly women sharing a flat together! How could this possibly be entertaining to me? Well The Golden Girls is one of the funniest shows ever made. With this terrific ensemble of truly talented funny ladies, geniuses all of them they made it possible, along with the killer one liners and just flat out good writing in general (even Mitchell Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development wrote episodes). While most 12 and 13 year olds would be out hanging with school mates still or possibly discovering love for the first time after school, I’d race home (actually I lived next door to my intermediate school) and watched this every weekday afternoon with my Mom, who got me into this, aswell as Curb (God bless her) aswell as Who’s The Boss?, Happy Days and Get Smart (oh those sure were the good ol days of 2004) but this was the show I enjoyed the most, and it turned me into a TV buff too. Now ofcourse I liked TV well before seeing this, but this was the first show I truly followed properly, looked up the eps, the cast and crew etc. and it paved the way for other shows I’d get into like Arrested, Curb etc. If you don’t believe me on how funny the show is, then check it out, it truly is really funny.
7. The Simpsons (1989-)
Ok who hasn’t grown up watching this and loving it? It’s on TV all the time and is still running today, and will probably out live us all. Probably the greatest show off all time too, and certainy the most popular for sure, and while the show hasn’t been good in like a decade, the decade before that it remained one of the funniest, even delving into drama which was usually sad, and a wide range of celebrity guests, aswell as pop culture references up the ying yang, and popular catch phrases and merchandise too, making this a full fledged phenomenon. So yeah it could be safe to say that The Simpsons is the best show ever and I wouldn’t argue with that. I mean what could be possibly greater?