Calling the Lurkers to Come out and Play

Okay, so Google Analytics tells me that there are tons of people who read, but never comment. By definition, a lurker.

So here is your chance to be heard.

The question: What is your favorite TV show of all time?

For me, it has to be Firefly. It only ran for one season, but the characters were amazing, and the show had that brilliant Joss Whedon touch. If you don't know who Joss Whedon is, he comes from a long line of writers for television. His grandfather, John Whedon, wrote for The Donna Reed Show, The Andy Griffith Show and the Dick Van Dyke Show. His father, Tom, wrote for The Dick Cavett Show, Alice and Benson.

Joss got his start as a "script doctor" for movies before being able to get his storyline sold for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hollywood took the movie far from his original vision, and he got another chance to tell the story when the WB allowed him 13 episodes in the 90's where he had creative control. The show was such an unexpected hit that Buffy then ran for a full seven seasons and resulted in a spin-off Angel.

A Joss Whedon trademark is that he plans storylines far in advance for all his television series, allowing for remarkable long-term continuity. Joss also has a habit of killing off favorite characters to keep audiences suprised. Something I've seen happen in all of his series--which given the amount of danger he puts them in keeps it all more real.

Okay, so enough of my babbling of the greatness of Joss Whedon. This post is about lurkers. C'mon, respond. You know you want to!!!!!


floydjoy said...


The original STAR TREK. Imagine a future where humanity has banded together as one. Add a liberal dose of Shatner, a side of Nimoy and just the right amount of Kelley and what does that give you?

Magic, that's what.

Big Tea said...

I have truly enjoyed many TV shows, from Hogans Heroes to Babylon 5. From Boston Legal to Paper Chase. I think that Quantum Leap is probably my favorite at this moment though, but not by much

NancyJ said...

THIS has GOT TO BE why we like each other so much! Grandpa John Whedon's shows are MY FAVORITES! Andy Griffith is my all time favorite (and parenting role model), but close seconds are Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, the original Bob Newhart, etc. They don't make 'em like that anymore!

Anonymous said...

From my childhood it has to be the original Star Trek. Then there's a huge gap in my TV education when I lived in Africa and TV was either not available or not worth watching. Currently (until the effects of the writers strike kicked in) Journey Man.

Now I'm officially off the lurkers list.

Brenda said...

Leaving Lurkerville...

Yup. Firefly is my all-time favorite TV show as well. It still sells in the top DVD sales at
Joss Whedon is an amazing writer!

Sci-Fi is having a Firefly marathon on Feb 18th! Of course, you probably own the series already. (duh!)

Will stop rambling...Happy New Year!

Cathy Hutchison said...

Yep Brenda! I do own the series. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Sigh... how can anyone choose just one favorite TV show? The first thing that popped into my head was "Freaks and Geeks" - it had a whopping 18 episodes and I really enjoyed and identified with it on so many levels.

I way NOT into fantasy as a rule, but Quantum Leap is definitely up there on the list of favorites.

Of course, now, I'd say The Office is on my cannot miss list, so that would probably make it a favorite, too... or maybe My Name is Earl...and then there's LOST...

nope, can't choose just one

CrossPointeDave said...

21 Jump Street?

Anonymous said...

Lurking, lurking, lurking.....BIL

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