Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The great and forgotten

Pop Culture Tuesdays

Sometimes TV gives us greatness and sometimes the rest of the viewing public doesn't catch on to the awesomeness of the show.    Sometimes the show has it run and it ends and then it's completely forgotten.

Here are my favorites:

The Tick
A dumb superhero named the Tick tries to protect The City with his sidekick Arthur the moth-- not a bunny with wings.  In the second season he get a dog named Speak, because the speaks to the Tick.  It's one of the funniest shows I've ever seen.

A show about a war between races, smart, edgy characters died, sciencey and techy  and all in all awesome.  The show was complex and wonderfully written.  And totally forgotten.

Invader Zim
Lots of yelling, smart in the way it shows humanity's stupid.  Zim is the dumbest of all the invaders.


The West Wing.
What if Politics was cool, important and the president did the right thing all the time.  Yes in the late 90's early 2000's this show was smart.  Seriously I learned something in every episode.  The first  two seasons where perfect from beginning to end and when Donna Moss finds out Josh Lyman was shut, I wept.  Seriously 10 years later and it can still bring a tear to my eye.  Josh Lyman and Donna Moss were one of the best ships out there. 

Dead like Me.
What if you died but you got to live a little longer as a reaper?  yeah Awesome.  It was a heart felt show that dealt with serious matters with the perfect blend of dark humor.  It was so good years after it was canceled they made a movie out of it to continue the show.

Maybe not forgotten but maybe overlooked as how important the show really was.  Without X-files there would be no Buffy, also most NONE of the shows on Syfy network, and no Lost.
Although the last three seasons became completely unwatchable.

So there's like thousands of other shows I could talk about and maybe I will when I start to run out of ideas to blog about. 


  1. Loved the Tick. It was hilarious and so was the live action version, actually. And I also loved Dead Like Me and The X-Files. My nickname in college was Scully because I was so X-Files crazed.

    Explains the singledom, really... :)

  2. I've been dying to watch Dead Like Me!!!

    And, of course, The X Files just freakin' rock. The Tick cracked me up pretty badly when I was younger. My brother used to tape the episodes so we could watch them again and again.

    Great post!

  3. I didn't catch the X-Files in its original run, but I'm enjoying watching the early ones on DVD :)

  4. I love the X-Files! I named my hamsters Mulder and Scully after, obviously, Mulder and Scully xD But I disagree. I disagree VERY, VERY MUCH. There would be a Buffy. The movie came out in the summer of 1992 and Joss Whedon wanted to start the TV show immediately after that, but it took him a long time to get a network to produce it. So, yes, we would have Buffy, it just wouldn't have any X-Files references. Big difference between that and nonexistence.

  5. Yes, the Buffy movie did come out first BUT if the x-files wasn't on TV and making TV Sci-fi "safe" I doubt if Buffy would have had a shot on even a small network like the WB.

  6. I think it would have. It wasn't like it was very popular anyway. No one cares about the sci-fi-slash-fantasy part of it, though, the only things people cared about were Buffy's boyfriends and Spike's random one-liners. xD

  7. I love Invader Zim. And Hubby has a lot of same show tastes as you.