Hi guys. The third in a new and disastrous series shamelessly stolen from the Guardian, as per
DrownedInSound’s Best Things of the 21st Century! .
Results so far
By no request, we’re now onto TV.
How it works:
You rank the best 2, 5, 10 or 20 (or whatever given the book lists) TV shows/programmes of this century so far in order.
Post them in here or DM them to me by 9am next Monday
Please don’t abbreviate the titles.
I’ll do some mathematical gubbins and produce the definitive DiS best TV of this century!
For the purposes of these lists, the year 2000 is included in the 21st century. Yes, I know it’s not technically correct, no I don’t care that it’s making your eye twitch.
You can nominate one offs or entire shows. You can’t nominate an individual episode or season of a long running series.
For a show to qualify, half of the run should have taken place since Jan 1st 2000, or the peak should clearly be after then.
I reserve the right to make utterly arbitrary decisions over whether a show qualifies mainly on the basis of what I think will irritate the most people.
Please don’t let me be the only one voting for Person of Interest.
Everyone has to watch Rectify. Will be the most criminally underrated show in this whole thread
It would be, but Person of Interest is not going to get the interest it deserves, I am feel it. I really love Person of Interest.
(I do want to watch Rectify, sounds gold from previous recommendations)
Not sure whether only series 2 of I’m Alan Partridge is being rated if we include it? I can’t put series 2 in my list but series 1 would have been.
my conundrum precisely. i went rogue anyways.
Does University Challenge count?
Red Riding Trilogy
The Thick Of It
Band of Brothers
State of Play
I did limit myself to stuff that has finished or at least appears to hence why there isn’t any Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Atlanta, The Trip etc. and why most of these are single series tv shows.
Thinking about it this list is really difficult because there is a lot that is still going or like Game of Thrones completely fluffed the landing that I have discounted.
The wire and match of the day are the only real standouts
Red Riding is superb. Forgot about that. Great call. Tony Grisoni scripted - who penned the nigh impossible, and yet superb, Fear & Loathing script.
97-03: it’s in.
Half before the cut off, half after. It’s fine by the rules, but obvs up to the individual.
Not unless you can convince me that it peaked since the year 2000.
match of the day
Get out of my thread.
The Thick Of It
The US Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm
I’m Alan Partridge S2
This Is England
Red Riding Trilogy
Parks And Recreation
Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace
Flight Of The Conchords
Partridge as a whole would be top 3 but only Series 2 counts. Big Train misses out on the same principle.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
In The Night Garden
Homes Under The Hammer
Top of the Lake
That fishing programme with Bob Mortimer
Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico
Inside No. 9
Re: University Challenge - the Bamber Gascoigne run was on ITV from 1962-87. The BBC rebooted it in 1994 with Jeremy Paxman. That is the version I am nominating, which has had the vast majority of its run in the 21st century. It’s the only programme I’ve made the effort to watch every week for more than 20 years, so it had to be number one. If I could have had the Brass Eye paedophile special at number one, I would have
Number 21 is Marion & Geoff btw