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TV Guide's Top Cult TV Shows

Hr_pufnstuf TV Guide has updated their list of the Top Cult TV Shows, originally published three years ago.  The list has grown from 25 to 30, and in the process of updating the list, a few shows were dropped.  I seriously question the inclusion of Lost, since it is a) still on the air and b) a huge mainstream hit.  I also wonder how Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1975-1978)  made the list -- is anyone really still talking about that show?

I was pleasantly surprised to see Freaks and Geeks had been added to the list.  I was not surprised at all to see The X Files, Star Trek, Twin Peaks, H.R. Pufnstuf, and Pee-Wee's Playhouse.

Defining a show as a "cult" show is tricky, but here is how TV Guide did it:

These are the types of shows that make normal folk Romulan-fluent, series that inspire what can only be called worship. The faithful collect everything from action figures (and perhaps way too many of them) to yellowing scripts obtained by any means necessary. They attend conventions in fangs or blue skin or with Hurley's numbers tattooed in disturbing places.

All in all, a great list, and an entertaining walk down TV-memory lane.







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Comments

Angie

Strange...I watch about half of those shows.

jessica

i was so upset when Freaks and Geeks was cancelled. love that show.

Coconuts

Ahhh, Firefly. I miss you still.

Suzy Q

I heart Pee-Wee's Playhouse. It was so subtly subversive.

NTE

Coconuts, I concur. And how much does it suck that Veronica Mars was cancelled?

Sam

Ah, Doctor Who - on for four decades, British icon, and the best thing to hit Wales since Princess Di. Since when are you a cult show?

Red Dwarf, now THAT's cult TV.




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