My Top Ten TV Shows that Deserve to be Watched Twice!!! Show #9!

Television show #9 is… “Curb Your Enthusiasm!!!”

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Either you love him or you hate him, but you can’t deny his comic genius! The track record speaks for itself! Yes, Larry David is my pick for #9 and what a great pick he is. This show is nothing short of genius. Not only is it funny as hell, but I found out that they pretty much improvise every scene.

Larry David doesn’t like writing out the whole scene. What he likes to do is write what he wants the scene to be, only scripting certain key points, the rest is the actors improvising. So you can imagine that you need a very talented cast to pull this off. And let me tell you, the cast is hilarious, from his stupid agent friend Jeff to his adorable old father. Everyone is awesome with all kinds of guest stars making appearances. If you love “Seinfeld” then you will see a lot of those characters as guest stars.

What’s also great about this show is each season has a beginning, middle and end. Larry David always starts out with some major problem that you watch him stumble trying to fix, with no conclusion till the end of the season. Some episodes will only touch on the problem and some will not even mention it. But at the end of the season, all the episodes tie together to come to an ingenious conclusion. My personal favorite is season 4. Mel Brooks comes and casts Larry David as the lead in his Broadway Musical “The Producers.” Everyone around him questions his casting, but you will find that Mel has a hidden agenda of his own.

Some seasons are way better than others, that’s why this show scored so low on my list. But you can’t just flick by it on the tv, well I can’t at least. I love to watch reruns of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and I’ve watched some seasons over and over again. That’s how good this show is. If you don’t believe me, do me a favor and watch episode 36. Larry David picks up a hooker to ride the HOV lane to get to a Dodger’s game on time. In the meantime, he has to buy pot for his Dad to relieve his glaucoma. This is the funniest episode in television history in my book. It’s also a great introduction to this show. So watch this episode and you will sure to become an instant fan. Larry David, labeled as like Woody Allen, is going nowhere. He keeps on putting out amazing product that always sets new trends. He certainly doesn’t fall short with this show either.

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My Top Ten TV Shows that Deserve to be Watched Twice!!! Show #10!

Television show #10 is…. Three’s Company!!!

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I loved “Three’s Company” as a kid. This show was definitely the introduction to adult television for me. I started watching this show when I was nine years old and I instantly fell in love. When I saw this show, I knew right then and there that I wanted to be apart of this wonderful world they called show business. I loved the clumsiness of Jack Tripper and the overbearing criticism of the landlords. The gay subject matter was a little over my head at that age, but this show definitely opened my mind to different views.

I don’t think how much I loved this show as a kid has come across properly, so I will give you a little story to support my case. When I was growing up my Mother was very poor and raised my sister and I all by herself. So we didn’t have the common luxuries that most families enjoyed in the mid 80’s. Hell, we didn’t get a color TV until I was 11 years old! So of course we didn’t have a VCR, which were very expensive at the time. Long story short, I loved “Three’s Company” so much that I would sit in front of the TV and tape the audio of the show on my ancient tape recorder. I then would listen to the episode over and over again and then tape over it when I needed more tape for the next episodes. Pretty obsessed don’t you think. I would even sing along with the theme on the tape to listen to later. I knew every episode by heart and could say the lines verbatim. That was my introduction to real television and even then, I was trying to find the technology to enjoy it over and over again.

“Three’s Company” was a great example of the culture then. Two women and a man living together, oh my!!! People actually thought this was edgy television. Then to top it off, the main character acts as if he is gay! Now we are going too far here! The late seventies and early eighties were so homophobic that the only way to have a gay subject matter on television was for the character to act as if he was gay. But let me tell you, this show opened the door to the subject and even though Jack’s gayness was the brunt of the jokes, it was at least being dealt with instead of being ignored.

Though “Three’s Company” was very campy, the plots ridiculous and the acting over board, this show had such an impact on its time. It did this by just being “Three’s Company.” This light hearted show really tackled some moral issues of the time. But it accomplished this not by talking about these issues or even having an episode solely about them. “Three’s Company” did this by just putting the subject matter out there. Thruogh out the show  you see Mr. Roper warm up to Jack even though he perceives him as gay. Later on, Ralph Furley would do the same. This is huge because these homophobic men dropped all their prejudices and see Jack for who he is and accept him as a person. A really big statement to make at that time and the way they sneak it in there is nothing short of genius.

“Three’s Company” taught me at very young age that the views I am taught are not necessarily the right ones. Looking back on this show, it taught me to look at things from both sides and don’t be so serious about everything. John Ritter instantly became my favorite actor then and I still have a place in my heart for him to this day. The crazy antics, the clumsy slap stick comedy and the ridiculous plots are smoke screens to a much more serious message. “Three’s Company” was a risky show for its time and if it wasn’t for the great actors, funny characters and hilarious scenes, I believe that risky subject matter would have gotten it kicked off the air. But thank god public demand said otherwise.

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My Top Ten TV Shows that Deserve to be Watched Twice!!!

Happy New Year ladies and gentlemen. I hope 2014 is going well for you because it is really happening for me so far. I was so glad to say goodbye to 2013! It was definitely the worst year of my life. But 2014 is making up for it so far. This is the reason why I haven’t blogged in like a month or so. I just wanted to make sure I started this year out right and to do that, I had to focus on other things. But now I am back folks and once again I will dazzle you with my witty insights and favorite viewings.

This blog came to me while showering. There are many great television shows out there that we love, but then there are shows that are so great, you have to watch them over and over again. There are certain shows that you connect with and in a lot of cases, they make you reminisce about certain times in your life. People don’t realize that television is a huge part of what we wear, how we talk and also how we view the world. If you can find out what shows people love, you probably can get a good idea of what their personality is like.

I have a list of shows that I absolutely love and that I hold close to my heart. Some of them I have even watched the seasons straight through more than once. The great thing about Netfilx is you can watch a whole series from beginning to end, with no commercials or interruptions. I have done this with almost every show that I mention on this blog. I have seen these shows more than once and most of them from beginning to end.

These shows touched me so much, they have a great sentimental value for me. These shows are so phenomenal that they affected my everyday life, how I saw things and how I acted. These top ten television shows are basically what makes me want to become a television producer myself. These shows broke barriers, created controversy around their time and were so original, they changed television all together.

Now, I’m not going to claim I have seen every show out there, so I could be missing quite a few gems not mentioned. I am sorry for this and if you feel any series needs to be watched, let me know, I will give it a try. This list is what I love to watch and love to recommend to others, for I really do feel it will change them in some way. These shows have helped me develop my humor in my life, helped me approach certain problems and most of all have really excited my creative brain, helping me develop as a film maker myself. So here it is folks, “My Top Ten Shows TV Shows that Deserve to be Watched Twice!” Watch this list and your life will change in some way, I can promise you that.

Also, don’t forget to come and see the first episode of my television series, “A Seat on a Train.” If you love “The Twilight Zone” why not come take “A Seat on a Train” at http://www.aseatonatrain.com

Happy New Year!!! Don’t forget “The Twilight Zone” marathon on the Sci-fi channel!!!

Happy New Year folks! Remember, they are showing “The Twilight Zone” all day on the Sci-fi channel. Also come check out my tv series “A Seat on a Train” at http://www.aseatonatrain.com  If you love “The Twilight Zone” then you will be sure to adore “A Seat on a Train!”

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I want to bring back that classic story telling style of Rod Serling with stories that pertain to our current times. Help me bring back this forgotten gem that just can’t seem to be properly replicated!

Well, I feel I have the skills to fill that void that needs to be filled today. Come check out the first episode “Out of Place” and let me know what you think. Most importantly, have a Happy New Year!!!