First off, here's my list of six favorite TV series:
1) 'The Prisoner'
2) 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'
3) 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'
5) 'Doctor Who'
So how did they stack up in EW's list of the Top 100?
'The Prisoner' - #67
'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' - #4
'Columbo' - #37
'Doctor Who' - #65
'Lost' - #24
Something's missing, right?
My problem is that (in case you didn't notice) my #3 never made the grade - 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'. How can you omit a series that has been called the Camelot of Sitcoms?
But then these shows get included instead - 'Good Times', 'Chappelle's Show', 'The Comeback', 'American Idol', 'In Living Color', 'The Real World', 'Project Runway' and 'Beavis and Butthead'! I'm not going to get into whether they deserved to be on the list, just that 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' should have been included before them.
I didn't see any point in continuing to read the various entries of their list because the lack of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' as one of the Greats calls all of Entertainment Weekly's judgements into question.
By not choosing 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' to be in the Top 100 (It should have been in the Top 20!), their arguments for all of the other TV shows are invalid.
They even did a caricature of the great sitcom couples and Rob and Laura weren't included. Ridiculous!