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Top 50 shows of the Millenium!

The top 50 shows of the 00 age!

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    50. Joe Millionaire Since this has pretty much been the decade of reality television, I figured I would put a show on the list that made fun of itself... and reality television in general.
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    49. How I Met You Mother The first "buddy show" since "Friends" to actually feel like it is a different show than just a rehash of "Friends."
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    48. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition It's lower on the list than it should be because that Ty guy needs to learn to call a cab when he is drinking. Still, I have never seen my wife watch this show without crying... so it makes it.
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    47. 8 Simple Rules This show makes it mostly as a tribute to John Ritter, who made us feel like we knew him. So it was much harder when we lost him.
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    46. The Biggest Loser If you are ever trying to lose weight... start your program when this show starts. It's fun to compete with the people on the show. Also, the finale is always great because they are different people!
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    45. 7th Heaven Yeah, I didn't watch it much either, but somebody did. It was on for about 15 seasons. And it did have Jessica Biel.
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    44. CSI Miami This show is worth watching just to count how many times David Caruso takes off and puts on his sunglasses. In fact, I have heard that some people even use it as a drinking game.
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    43. Smallville Come on, it's Superman! And also, I believe this fulfills my UPN requirement. Or WB. Or CW. Or whatever the heck station you watch this on.
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    42. Alias Come on... Jennifer Garner! And she was kind of like a female MacGyver... which is pretty sweet.
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    41. According to Jim This submission actually includes all of the sitcoms with fat guys who got married to ridiculously beautiful women. Ahhhhh, Hollywood.
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    40. Judging Amy This show was okay, but I have to admit that I am amazed that it got syndicated to TNT. Either way, you can watch two episodes everyday, probably for the rest of your life.
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    39. Malcolm in the Middle An interesting take on the family sitcom, since the majority of this family hated each other... and the parents didn't seem to be very good at parenting.
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    38. NCIS I wasn't happy when they killed off my favorite character in the first season, but this CSI-type show really does grow on you.
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    37. Boston Legal You might watch this show for Shatner, but James Spader is the reason why it spun off from "The Practice". I know when he is lying, which is often, but I still want to believe him.
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    36. King of the Hill The funniest thing is that the same people who used to protest "Beavis and Butthead" love this show. This show, by the way, was created by the same man who gave us "Beavis and Butthead."
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    35. Two And A Half Men It's kind of like "The Odd Couple" with lots more sex. The kid has pretty much become an afterthought to the antics of the brothers.
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    34. Arrested Development This is one of the many shows (far to many) that were too smartly written to have commercial success. You will see a few more as you continue through the list.
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    33. Wife Swap Hmmm... I wonder what we will happen when we swap wives between the Christian family and the atheists. Oh yeah, uncomfortable hilarity.
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    32. Third Watch The least successful of the "Homicide", "Law and Order" vein. But those who watched it every week will tell you that the storylines were unforgettable.
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    31. Big Brother This was kind of like "Survivor" for lazy people. Between us, this is my absolute favorite, because it's hilarious to me that basically, the best liar wins. Welcome to Hollywood.
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    30. Boston Public I remember watching this show and thinking "there's no way this many students sleep with their teachers." As it turns out, this show was just way ahead of its time.
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    29. The West Wing I included this because it has the same writer as my favorite show ever, "Sports Night." I also included it because it was hilarious that the network let it stay on with low ratings for so long... because a Democrat was in the White House.
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    28. Top Chef A cooking show to end all cooking shows. I think I love watching this because they are doing something that I could never do, even if I went to school for years!
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    27. The Bachelorette One of many attempts to find people love through television... How has that worked out?
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    26. The Bachelor This beats #27 because it is much more fun to watch women fight with each other behind the scenes. Oh, and these women have to admit that they are willing to be set up with a man totally based on money. And they agree.
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    25. Playmakers This ESPN drama only had one season, because the NFL told the network to stop making it. They said it reinforced stereoptypes that NFL players are bad. What do you think, Michael Vick?
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    24. The Amazing Race This gets a little bit annoying because so much of it is based completely on luck, but it has the most interesting scenery of any reality show. Nothing like a new country every week!
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    23. My Wife and Kids I was a little hesitant to watch this Damon Wayans sitcom, because I thought it might turn into a big stereotype. I could not have been more wrong, it was actually quite funny.
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    22. The Apprentice This just shows the genius of Donald Trump. He made himself famous from a catch phrase, and as a result... became even more rich.
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    21. Will and Grace If you like shows about gay people and their relationships with women... this was for you. It did a much better job than "Ellen"
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    20. Friday Night Lights This makes the list because it was the best new show of the past year. And it's going to get cancelled unless you start watching... so do me a favor and give it a try.
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    19. My Name Is Earl I think this show surprised everyone. It became a monster hit, when most people were expecting a dud. I think I might be in love with Jaime Pressley.
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    18. Heroes My wife absolutely loved this show, along with half of the country. I never really completely got it... but for those of you who are wondering... the superpower I want is invisibility.
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    17. Las Vegas Okay men... the show takes place in Las Vegas. It stars Vanessa Marcil. And it's about security people that fight crime. Is there a better "guy show" out there?
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    16. Law and Order: Criminal Intent DISCLAIMER: The show that is ranked #16 is the Vincent DiNofrio section of the show. The Chris Noth episodes are ranked lower.
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    15. Whose Line Is It Anyway? These people are so talented. Newsman Bill Cole says Colin Mochrie was the funniest. I, along with you, realize the true genius of Ryan Stiles.
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    14. Family Guy This show deserves to make the list just because I am amazed that they can do the things that they do and still stay on the air. However, it is a great show for those who appreciate random humor.
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    13. House I thought it would be impossible to find a new twist on medical drama, but they managed to. "Here's an idea... let's make the doctor crazy!"
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    12. Grey's Anatomy I refuse to watch this show because of all of the Mc-whatever doctors. However, I realize that women would have me killed if I left it out.
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    11. Lost Does anybody actually have any idea what is going on in this show? Seriously, I would love to know.
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    10. The Office Pure comedy. Some people say that the English version of this show. To those people I say "I don't care, I don't want to watch the stupid English version."
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    9. CSI Is it just me, or do you feel like you have to have some sort of loyalty to either "CSI" or "Law and Order"? I choose L&O, but I respect you silly CSI fans.
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    8. Six Feet Under Not a lot of people knew about this HBO show, and how good it was. But honestly, if you have a chance to rent it or buy it on DVD... do it. It will be worth your time.
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    7. Desperate Housewives Are there really suburbs like this in our country? If so, can you please send me directions?
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    6. Oz Another HBO show that doesn't get the credit it deserves. Yes, it was insanely violent. Yes, the language was terrible. Yeah, so is prison!
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    5. Survivor This is really the reality show that started everything. The first show to have alliances, and that sort of thing. Also, I have heard that a lot of the players have to be treated later for post traumatic stress. WOW!
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    4. Law and Order: Special Victims Unit I told you, I am a L&O guy. Also, I would marry Mariska Hargitay if she wasn't married. And if I wasn't married. And if she had any idea who I was.
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    3. 24 I just realized how creative it would have been for me to actually have ranked this show at #24. Well, sadly, I am much more lazy than I am creative... so it stays.
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    2. The Sporanos Another HBO show that doesn't get the credit it deserves. Yes, it was insanely violent. Yes, the language was terrible. Yeah, so is the mob!
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    1. American Idol 35 million people watch this every week... nuff said!