50 Years of Life, a Retrospective: Part 1


As I head toward that benchmark, arriving four weeks from yesterday, I’m going to have a little bit of fun making some lists.  You may think my lists funny, stupid, ridiculous; I don’t care, it’s my life, hence my lists.  Some will be more serious, and others will be very light fare.  I commence with two lists of lighter fare:

My Ten Favorite TV Shows of All Time (In No Particular Order)

  • Sanford & Son
  • China Beach
  • Hill Street Blues
  • Seinfeld
  • The Office
  • M*A*S*H*
  • The Rockford Files
  • ER
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Jeopardy

Ten TV Shows of Which I’ve Never Seen an Entire Episode (and in Some Cases, Not Even an Entire Minute)

  • Friends
  • Cheers
  • American Idol (not counting the first episode of a given season, where the doofuses who can’t sing but think they can make for some genuinely funny television)
  • Lost
  • The X-Files
  • 24
  • The Simpsons
  • CSI Anywhere
  • The West Wing
  • Survivor Anywhere


  1. sherry on August 13, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I. Loved. China Beach.

    • Byron on August 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm

      Which probably would be viewed by most as the show that seems out of place on the list, but I really liked it as well. Too short a run for too good a show.

  2. Ray on August 13, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Put Hill Street, Seinfeld, and The Office on the list with the shows that you have never watched and then you have a decent list!

    • Byron on August 14, 2010 at 9:18 am

      Ha! You mean a decent list of GOOD shows, or that they should never have been watched in the first place? And how ya doin’, Ray???

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