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Difficult to look past Breaking Bad.

Game of Thrones would have been up there but for it's Crisp-at-the-1973-Grand-National type of ending.
 
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BigBone

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Difficult to look past Breaking Bad.

Game of Thrones would have been up there but for it's Crisp-at-the-1973-Grand-National type of ending.
I've no issue if that's the consensus pick, hard to stay great for 5 seasons and it came pretty close, tho the ending sucked*. Thankfully El Camino came and rounded it up just at 25th hour.

I mean after years of building WW into Heisenberg, this egotistic, power freak of an evil, innocent killing villain, to pull a "save Jessie from white supremacists and die a hero" act completely undermines that very character construct. If little red devils crawled out of the ground and dragged him to hell while Jessie laughing at him with an angel-Jessica Jones hovering over the scene I would've said it's a more fitting ending.

But El Camino is great cause it brings Jessie some well deserved peace, even though he's ended up with nothing... well his life is not nothing, it's more than Walter got in the end.
 
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House of Cards was Frank Underwood. You could tell a couple of seasons out that they wanted 'her' to be the central Character. Unfortunately Spacey made it so easy for them.

I managed about 5 minutes of the last series.
 
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It has to be game of thrones, it clearly is THE show.

Everyone was talking about it, a huge fan community discussing where it was going with a million theories about just about everything and the quality for the first 4 seasons was incredibly high sadly that dropped after that to an eventual complete disaster of a last season but I still think it's THE show of the decade even if it wasn't consistently as good to the end as perhaps some others.
 
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Haggis

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Doesn't fit the criteria though as it's ongoing/unfinished and will continue after 2019.
I'd have voted Fargo otherwise.
Technically, the criteria is just "does it have more than 60% of its episodes released this decade?" Succession currently has 100%.

Bump this thread in 2 years, and maybe Succession is ineligible. But for now, it has to be included. :thumbsup

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Duo

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For me, the first five years of Two and a Half Men was good, but with the "half," there was a built-in sell-by expiration date when the boy would grow up. By then, Chuck Lorre couldn't let his cash cow go the way others had the discipline to do. (Carroll O'Connor after nine years of "All in the Family" through the 1970's declaring that was long enough, Sarah Michelle Gellar tearfully deciding it was time to stop after seven years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2003...)
 

Duo

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Big Bang Theory
I'll be interested to know when the cast members themselves feel that show jumped the shark, particularly Kaley Cuoco, who's indicated some resentment over that series swallowing up her 20's. (Jim Parsons carried it. By far, Cuoco's biggest career success as an individual performer has really been taking over the Priceline commercial franchise from William Shatner, then having Priceline's stock skyrocket afterwards.)
 
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I'll be interested to know when the cast members themselves feel that show jumped the shark, particularly Kaley Cuoco, who's indicated some resentment over that series swallowing up her 20's. (Jim Parsons carried it. By far, Cuoco's biggest career success as an individual performer has really been taking over the Priceline commercial franchise from William Shatner, then having Priceline's stock skyrocket afterwards.)

If Cuoco really feels that way, then she's the dumb blond she portrays on the show. Her time on that show has made her millions of dollars and kept her in the public eye for the duration of the shows 12 year run. What was she going to do otherwise, play the girl who turns into a homicidal gorilla in some "B Movie" like her character on the show has done?????

And yes, Parsons is the driving force behind that show. His take on the Sheldon character is priceless, and comedic gold in almost every episode.
 

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Im going through GOT again for just the second time so im seeing a lot of stuff i had forgotten about. Its been almost 10 years since Season 1 aired so ill have a fresh perspective of the early seasons to compare with the late seasons.

Currently nearing the end of Season 4 and i reckon the writing and political drama of season1 makes its the best of them all. Season 1 was really excellent. Season 2 was ok , nothing great , but 3&4 are up there with season 1.

The Red Wedding was just as shocking as when you first saw it. Probably even more as you knew what Rob was walking into. Its easy to say in hindsight , but he should have been watching over his shoulder every minute of the time he was under Wlater Freys roof.
He's in the middle of a war , not really the time to be reveling with his preggers wife in another mans house. He got complacent and paid the price.

Its surprising to see that Dany is actually a lot more like her character from the last season than I remember. This woman is a power hungry megalomaniac and has been from season two.
When she gets to Yunkai , some sort of King visits her and makes a plea to help her with whatever she needs as long as she quickly moves on. She refuses and threatens to invade and overtake the city. He calls her mad , but shorty before he addressed her as Queen , so he essentially called her a Mad Queen.

Maybe the end will play out more naturally having watched straight through from the beginning. It certainly seems that way to me and i originally hated the last season.
 
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It's got to be GOT.

It was a cultural juggernaut of a show, it's level of success and impact make it a clear stand out choice.
 
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If Cuoco really feels that way, then she's the dumb blond she portrays on the show. Her time on that show has made her millions of dollars and kept her in the public eye for the duration of the shows 12 year run. What was she going to do otherwise, play the girl who turns into a homicidal gorilla in some "B Movie" like her character on the show has done?????

And yes, Parsons is the driving force behind that show. His take on the Sheldon character is priceless, and comedic gold in almost every episode.
Agreed. She should be very grateful that show came about, she is set for life now, Big Bang Theory was this era's Friends it will be played on repeat for decades to come and the royalties she'll get will ensure she never has to work again even if she blows the millions she made from the show already. The Friends cast apparently still make about 10 million a year in royalties and I suspect the Big Bang Theory cast too will make similar royalties over the next couple of decades at least.

Lol at playing girl in homicidal B gorilla movie. Yeah her career isn't exactly one that stands out, apart from BBT. She was good in 8 Simple rules but basically played the role she did in BBT a dumb blonde with a heart and the only other thing I remember her in was a few episodes of Charmed where to be honest her acting was pretty awful.

And yes Parsons in the early seasons definitely carried the show, that along with Penny in skimpy outfits basically were the main reasons to tune in. Hence why the spin off was based off of Sheldon and not any of the other characters.

The only other character that really stood out for me was Mayim Bialik's performance as Amy but even then much of that will have been due to the chemistry between her and Parsons as Sheldon.

As for BBT the show itself I enjoyed the show immensely but I wouldn't even say it was the best comedy of the last decade. I always preferred Community which really was the show for the real nerds and geeks and also The Good Place for me is so much smarter and funnier than BBT could ever hope to be.
 
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