questionswhat tv show should everyone watch and/or changed…

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My Little Pony : Friendship Is Magic

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jerry springer.
Had I not watched it, I would have agreed to go on the show whenever ex girlfriends asked if I wanted to be on it.

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Firefly. It taught me Fox can be so moronic, majority of the time.

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Grey's Anatomy made me change the way I view my life. Modern Family taught me how to not take life too seriously!

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Battlestar Galactica is the best science fiction show I've ever seen; after the set-up, it's all about the people, not about the science. Even people who aren't generally fans of scifi should give it a shot.

PBS's Masterpiece Mystery: Sherlock series was very fun. It's a few (currently 3, 6 this fall) of the stories set in modern London. Definitely worth checking out.

I also enjoy a few shows from USA. I've liked White Collar and Suits this summer, and NCIS is fun, too. This doesn't mean they're timeless classics in the least, but it's a good break from the real world.

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@trahentis: My husband is a huge BSG fan - I haven't gotten dragged in just yet. It's probably time to dive in soon.

White Collar hasn't really impressed me, but we're totally digging Suits so far. NCIS will always be a favorite (though I'm not a Fan of NCIS: LA at all).

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@smtatertot13: Do it. You'll enjoy it.

You're right about White Collar. It's not great; I watched most of the first season and liked the premise, but have mostly just been watching because it's on this time around.

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Dexter is the first show that literally got my heart pounding... truly brilliant. :)

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Arrested Development

...and I love HBO shows (True Blood, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire). TB is the best of the three.

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@czarkingkaiser: I just watched all of True Blood season 2 on Sunday. Love it!

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The following come from a discussion I had with friends a while back about the "All time greatest shows". We, being a tad anal, actually made a spreadsheet so we could vote for them in a tournament. These are just a few shows that resonate with me.

-Comedy:
MASH
Arrested Development
News Radio - Things quickly went south after the murder of Phil Hartman. Still, the first few seasons are brilliant

(No more commentary or I'm gonna run out of characters)

-Sketch:
Mr. Show with Bob and David
Kids in the Hall
SNL
Monty Python's Flying Circus

-Drama:
Northern Exposure
The Sopranos
Big Love
Deadwood - fans were robbed when HBO pulled the show too soon
True Blood

-Crime/Detective:
X-Files
The Wire
Dexter
The Shield

-Sci-Fi/Fantasy:
Lost
Star Trek TNG
Battlestar Galactica
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (My wife and I recently watched the entire series)

Children's:
The Muppet Show
Animaniacs
Fraggle Rock

Discoveryesque/Educational:
Mythbusters
Planet Earth
Good Eats

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Hello, Neighbor.

And to lower your BP or turn into a drinking game: Bob Ross' "The Joy of Painting." My husband always called him "Mr. Blood Pressure." God rest him and his happy little trees.

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

No other show has had any impact on my real life other than this show

@armagedon: obligatory brohoof

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@lavikinga: Is Bob Ross the guy who painted with big brushes and the mic was too close to his throat?

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@anotherhiggins: awesome list. there are a few i'll be adding to mine.

Plus you reminded me of the awesomeness of Fraggle Rock!

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@rlapid2112: this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joy_of_Painting Very soothing voice, so much so that when my twins were toddlers and in a mood, I could find his show on PBS and they'd lock on to his voice and settle down.

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@lavikinga: yup, that's who i was thinking of.

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Arrested Development is something everyone should watch. No sitcom has such a wide variety of memorable and interesting characters developed over such a short period of time. The story is timeless and it's just genuinely funny even after watching it over for the fifth time.

However a show that everyone should watch and has had a large impact on me is Breaking Bad. It's not just what it seems on the surface. Bryan Cranston delivers a performance that would win an oscar in a movie in every episode. The writing and acting conveys the story in an approachable way, but there's an entire subtle sublayer of each character that is just not in many television shows.

I don't know if it changed my life but it's one of those things where once you've seen it, you can't imagine having gone through life not seeing it.