Monday, May 20, 2019

Big Bang Theory and Sitcoms, Thy Geekdom Comes, Alex’s you Rock Awards, and Movie News

The Big Bang Theory Ends

The Big Bang Theory aired its final episode last week and it gave the series a great and heartfelt finish. It was consistently funny over twelve seasons and showed us the lives of many engaging and interesting (and geeky!) characters. We were sad the watch the finale and yet thankful it ended on a high note. (Unlike Game of Thrones, these writers liked their fans!)

Sitcoms come and go. It’s a rare one that can touch our hearts, make us laugh, and cause us to root for the characters as if they were real people.

So in honor of The Big Bang Theory, I decided to list some of the greatest sitcoms ever. It would definitely be in the top ten. Two of the entries are by people who did not one but two very successful sitcoms. In no particular order - except for number one:

M*A*S*H (best sitcom ever!)
The Office
The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart
WKRP in Cincinatti
Cheers
Hogan’s Heroes
Gilligan’s Island
The Goldbergs
Home Improvement/Last Man Standing
Happy Days
The Andy Griffith Show

Some noteables are missing just because they never jived with me – Friends, Frasier, etc.

What are some of your most favorite sitcoms?

Movie News

JoBlo posted about Mel Gibson’s Wild Bunch remake:
As this year's Cannes Film Festival continues to set up promising deals for some of Hollywood's most in-demand projects, the word around the circuit is that Mel Gibson is enaged in early talks with Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx and Peter Dinklage to star in the BRAVEHEART helmer's remake of THE WILD BUNCH. Billed as a contemporary take on director Sam Peckinpah's 1969 Western classic, the film centers on a group of aging outlaws fixin' to ride into the sunset after one last score.

JoBlo also posted the top ten cancelled television shows. I certainly agree with their listing of Firefly and Agent Carter.

Grumpy Cat passed away last week at the age of seven.


Coming May 31 on #DCUniverse - The Swamp Thing


And it’s not movie news, but maybe it could be one day…
New release - Leaves of Fall by Patricia Lynne
Armory was born into a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by war between man and nature. Trees are the enemy. But when she’s kidnapped by nomads and taken far from her home, a tree nymph is the one who comes to her rescue…
Find it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords




Thy Geekdom Come

Available May 25!

Thy Geekdom Come: 42 Fandom-Inspired Devotionals

Do you dream of dragons, understand Klingon, or consider Pocky your favourite snack? Do you wish there was a book that mashed your faith and fandom together? Delving into the worlds of superheroes, science fiction, anime, fantasy, and video games, Thy Geekdom Come—written by a group of authors and pastors from a variety of Christian backgrounds—relates these tales to an almighty, loving God who is ever present in our beloved franchises. From Doctor Who to The Lord of the Rings, stories impact our lives and can point the way to what is holy if we dare to look.

I had the honor of reading this book before it was published, and it’s perfect for the Christian geek!

Find it on Amazon and Goodreads

Alex’s You Rock Awards

Every year I do this, I think that next year will be easier. I’ve done it for years – surely I’ve given it to the people who matter? Then crap – I have double the number on my list. You guys are all my blogger buddies and deserve high accolades for sticking with me over the years. I hope next year making this decision isn’t as difficult.

First, here are the previous recipients of the award, some of whom no longer blog… Arlee, Yvonne, RaShelle, Hannah, Jeffrey, Gail, Rusty, Chuck, George, Jeremy, Matthew, Old Kitty, Ella, M Pax, Roland, Melissa, Robyn, Lynda, Michael, Heather, Stephen, Father Dragon Al, the late Tina, Damyanti, Edi, Karen, Elizabeth, Suze, Susan, Pat, Jo, Michelle, Brandon and Bryan, Christine, Truedessa, Rachna Chhabria, Fundy Blue, Hank Kaykuala, JH Moncrieff, Nilanjana Bos, Liza, Yolanda Renee, Spacer Guy, Elsie Amata, L. Diane Wolfe, Natalie Aguirre, Sandra Cox, and C. Lee McKenzie

And now, this year’s You Rock award winners are…

Elizabeth Seckman Elizabeth is an author and the mother of four boys. You know she is tough! And yet she’s the easiest person I know to get along with. An Insecure Writer’s Support Group admin and fellow Dragon Fellowship member, I’ve really come to know Elizabeth well during the past few years. We could definitely hang. Elizabeth, you rock!

Magic Love Crow The first thing you notice with this young lady is her strength. And her creativity. She paints and draws and designs, and crows are a big part of it. They are her joy, and thus, our joy. I can always count on her for joyous uplifting. Magic Love Crow, you rock!

Birgit Birgit’s blog is BB Creations and she showcases her amazing handmade cards. Every Thursday, she posts her movie picks as per a set theme, and it’s clear she loves cinema. We met so many years ago, and it’s her enthusiasm that keeps me coming back. Birgit, you rock!

JE Oneil JE is the epitome of snark. From her etymology posts to her ‘from the spam files,’ she shows you humor with an attitude. Let’s not forget her Saturday stick figures! She may seem annoyed with the world, but JE is dedicated to her passions and her friends. JE, you rock!


LG Keltner LG is an author and mother of three. (Well, maybe four by the time this is posted!) She’s been a dedicated IWSG member for years and her stories have been the top winner for two of our four anthology contests. But I just like her genuine nature and willingness to give to others. It’s refreshing. LG, you rock!


Chemist Ken Ken is a Harry Potter fan and long suffering writer. He’s also quite proud of his ranking on the IWSG blog list. Ken’s been a dedicated friend for years and his insights into writing are so valuable. Ken, you rock!

Sherry Ellis Last but not least is author Sherri Ellis. She runs two blogs (the second is Gone Gardening) and she’s also an accomplished musician. But more than that, Sherry has heart and a great sense of humor. We need more people like her in the world! Sherry, you rock!

I had so many more on the list! You are all awesome to me.





Did you watch the final episode of The Big Bang Theory? What do you consider to be the greatest sitcoms ever? Ready for a new The Wild Bunch or The Swamp Thing? Picking up They Geekdom Come? And are you following this year’s Alex’s You Rock award recipients?

Next Monday is a holiday here (Memorial Day) and I will be offline all week. Catch you June fifth for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!

88 comments:

RaveAir said...

I loved to watch The Big Bang Theory. Unfortunately it's lost of the geekiness of it and changed into some kind of romantic comedy.

G. B. Miller said...

Haven't watched Big Bang in years. May start watching it again in reruns though. I agree with most on your list. The exceptions would be "The Office" (haven't watched it, thus really have no opinion) and "Gilligan's Island" (not a fan of it, but that's just me)

The Mel Gibson remake sounds intriguing. Seems like he's been able to reinvent himself as a director quite nicely.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Big Bang is such a long-running show!

Good group of shows on your list! I might add "I Love Lucy" to it.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Alex!

FYI - I am spearheading Swamp Thing's 2020 campaign to become the next President of the United States.

My list of greatest sitcoms would include a few on yours, and I would add the following:

Family Guy (at #1 with a bullet)
All in the Family
Modern Family
30 Rock
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Catastrophe
Psych
Andy Richter Controls the Universe

Have a great week, good buddy Alex!

Pat Hatt said...

Another remake, yippeee. At least Mel makes good movies. Still waiting to see if they pull lethal weapon 5 together. Supposedly all are in and waiting on Warner Bros. Seen many of your picks. Never was a big fan of big bang. Seinfeld and Martin are two I would add.

Joanne said...

Big Bang brought Ray and me together on Thurs.nights. We shall miss this show - it never had any jump the shark moments. The characters grew and the plot line evolved. Awesome writing.
I liked Friends, Frasier, and old time - The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Your blogger stars are all excellent - congrats to them.
Have a good Memorial Weekend ahead.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I loved the BBT finale! I wasn't crazy about the last few seasons, though, but I kept watching because I always found something funny in every episode. :)

We actually started watching Cheers again - so funny! And I absolutely loved The Middle.

Congrats to the award winners!

Enjoy your time off, Alex!

Birgit said...

OMG! Thank you for the You Rock award! I didn’t expect that at all and glad you love my enthusiasm. I am humbled and glad we always connect. As for sitcoms...love WKRP, Gilligan’s Island and Hogan’s Heroes but I must add Frazier..a great, witty comedy, I Love Lucy-can’t ever say enough about this comedy, Bewitched...who doesn’t want her powers! The Odd Couple with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman who were perfect in their roles. Mary Tyler Moore Show..wacky newsroom and Mary’s parties that never go right. Happy Days...I was such a huge fan when it was playing. I know there are more but that’s it for now

Natalie Aguirre said...

I have about a year's worth of Big Bang saved to watch but did watch the last show. What a great one! And I love your choice of series. Many of them I watched.

Congrats to the winners of your You Rock award. Although I haven't got mine up on my blog yet, I treasure it.

Jemi Fraser said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the Big Bang Theory throughout the years and thought the final episode did indeed do it justice. I'm sad it's complete.
I agree with MASH placing first - such a strong show with SO many emotions!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

RaveAir, which why it was a good idea to end now.

GB, he's an excellent director.

Shady, Phych would top my list, but I went for thirty minute sitcoms.

Pat, Seinfeld almost made the list, but that was a horrible way to end the series. Much like Game of Thrones last night...

Joanne, we'll miss it as well.

Madeline, I think the humor was starting to wane, which is why it was a good time to end it.

Birgit, you're welcome!

Jemi, yes!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

I did watch the season finale of BBT and was pleased. It needed to end. Although, I watched it some, Friends was never a favorite of mine. I agree with most of your choices except The Office. I think everything is funny, but I could not get into The Office. Seinfeld and most of the Lucille Ball shows are probably my two favorites. I also thought the first years of Frasier was funny. One of my favorites was Two and Half Men UNTIL they became raunchy and I stopped watching. It had a some hilarious episodes the first couple of years then yuck. No time for yuck.

It's sad about Grumpy Cat, Tartar Sauce (I think).

Teresa

Chemist Ken said...

I did enjoy Friends, although I kinda lost a little interest before the end. Still, the final episode was a study on how to end a series, IMHO. Seinfeld was good too, especially once they settled into the right format.

Thanks for the inclusion in this year's You Rock Awards. Hopefully I can finish my story this year and make you all proud of me.

Damien Larkin said...

Congrats to all the You Rock winners! Well done, everyone!

One of my favorite sitcoms was 'Spaced' staring Simon Pegg. Amazing off the wall comedy which only lasted 3 seasons before he moved onto international super-stardom.

Sandra said...

Congrats to the new rock stars--and of course, the rockin' Ninja Captain that presents the awards--great picks.

Fundy Blue said...

Congratulations to all the recipients of the You Rock Awards! I still remember the thrill of winning one! I would add "I Love Lucy" to your list. Guess I'm showing my age, eh? I will miss the BBT. It reminded me of so many friends in science that I knew. Just the best!

Chrys Fey said...

Poor Grumpy Cat. :(

Congrats to all who were awarded with You Rock awards. All are definitely worthy.

L.G. Keltner said...

Thank you for the award! Seeing this certainly gave me a much needed boost this morning!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I have never watched Big Bang Theory...I've been off sitcoms for so many years (except for anything Tim Allen is in) that I don't even watch new series to see if they're good. My all-time favorite sitcoms were I Love Lucy and Friends.

Arlee Bird said...

I didn't watch the final episode of Big Bang Theory--never kept up with the show. However, this show is one that I did watch on occasion and always enjoyed it when I did watch. Usually when I get into a sitcom it goes off the air quickly. Some of the older sitcoms I've seen many times, but newer ones not so much.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Mary Aalgaard said...

I was on again, off again, with Big Bang. Didn't watch the finale, but will catch it later. I agree, M*A*S*H was special. Brilliant writing. They somehow took a war setting and made it both heartfelt and funny. Great characters, too. I was a fan of both Frasier and Friends, also Cheers.

Botanist said...

I'm with you on your choice of M*A*S*H, but it's a real shame that British television has never found a foothold among American audiences. To my mind, most American sitcoms merge into rather bland sameness compared to the wacky variety to be found across the pond. You are missing out on things like Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, Dad's Army, Porridge, Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley, 'Ello 'Ello, and many more.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Teresa, Two and Half Men was good up until Charlie Sheen became a jerk and quit.

Ken, you're welcome! Now get to it.

Damien, I've seen his earlier movies but not the series.

Thanks, Sandra.

LG, you are most welcome. Hope it made you smile.

Mary, M*A*S*H had a tough subject matter but they made it great.

Ian, Fawlty Towers was brilliant!

Liz A. said...

Congrats to the You Rock recipients. I do follow a couple of them. They are pretty great.

I haven't watched sitcoms for years. So, I don't really have a good list of the top. I've heard good things about those, though.

Stacy McKitrick said...

I watched the Big Bang Theory because my husband liked it. I was never really a fan, and could have stopped watching it anytime. As for your list, I would remove The Office, Cheers, The Goldbergs, Last Man Standing (Love Home Improvement, though), and add Friends (my all time favorite), Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore, Cosby (yeah, he's a creep now, but the show was awesome), and Mad About You.

The Cynical Sailor said...

A geeky devotional - what a great idea!

You list of TV shows took me right back in time. Boy, am I old :) I loved MASH and Bob Newheart. You know a show is good when you can watch reruns over and over and never get bored.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I was at the gym and able to watch the finale of Big Bang. I wasn't a huge fan, but I was very pleased with the meaningful, appropriate finale. I loved her dress (ugh - can't remember the character's name - the one wearing a princess crown)too. She did a personal video of a behind-the-scenes look on the final day of airing. What was special is that everything aired with a live audience. Seems that's going (or gone) out of style, right?

Great list of top TV sitcoms - all very high quality. I think I'd have to add I Love Lucy - because, Lucy.

Fun post, Alex.
Have a great week.

J E Oneil said...

Aw, that was really nice of you. Snark is my MO. Have a nice offline week!

I am sad at the loss of Grumpy Cat.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Those are good choices for the award.

I'm going to miss Big Bang Theory.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Cheers was something special. I would also add Boy Meets World, Cosby Show, The Jeffersons, and Seinfeld. RIP Grumpy Cat. Thanks for stopping by my revived blog, Alex. Congrats to the award winners. Especially my Lizzy (Seckman).

T Drecker said...

Congrats to the You Rock winners! And I need to order that devotional.

Magic Love Crow said...

Alex!! Thank you! That is so kind of you! Congrats to all the other wonderful people that have got your, "You Rock Award"! My e-mail is, stacy8@rogers.com
I never watched The Big Bang Theory. My brother did and loved it.
I am so disappointed with Game Of Thrones! But they let the cat out of the bag, when they said, there will be spin offs!!!
I will miss Grumpy Cat! That is sad! Seven is a young age for a cat to die.
Thanks again Alex and have a great holiday!

Liz Fichera said...

I think I may be the only person on the planet who has not seen a single episode of BBT. Or Game of Thrones. *hides*

My fave series: SEINFELD, HOGAN'S HEROES, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW. Yes, I am old school.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to those who Rock!

I thought the Big Bang Theory did a perfect job with ending its series, and it trailed nicely with Young Sheldon's season ending.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Like Liz, I have never watched an episode of BBT. Shows with laugh tracks bother me: I don't like being told when to laugh -- besides those laugh tracks were recorded in the 50's and 60's and still used today. When you laugh at the jokes in those shows, you are laughing with the dead. Brrr.

Elephant's Child said...

Love your Rockin Awards. Those I know on your list I wholeheartedly agree with, and strongly suspect I would with all of them.
And, for your endless support and encouragement you are high on that list yourself.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

We were out of town, so we haven't watched the final episode (sniff) of "Big Bang" yet, but if all went as planned, we have it recorded and waiting for our viewing pleasure tonight. That was possibly my favorite sit-com ever. If not, it's gotta be in my top ten. M*A*S*H is one of our favorites, too.

Spacer Guy said...

I've seen various episodes of Big Bang with Spiner, LeVar Burton, Leonard Nimoys voice giving the odds to Sheldon and Will Wheaton. Its fun to watch with star trek to boot which rock congratulations winners.

Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine said...

I enjoyed The Big Bang Theory, but I have not kept up with it at all. I didn't even know it was ending. ^^;;

Thanks for the shout of my new release, Alex.

Truedessa said...

Hi Alex,

The Big Bang Theory was great fun to watch. The last episode was done so well? I'll tell you a secret. I cried, yes I did.

Congrats, to all receiving the "You Rock" award. I felt so honored when I received mine. It was such a wondrous time during the release of Dragon of the Stars!

PS - I often dream of dragons...



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stacy, don't think I could ever watch Cosby again...

Robyn, that was Amy. And they recorded every show live!

JE, you're welcome.

Crow, you're welcome! And you and over a million others are disappointed at the ending.

Roland, it wasn't - we saw a special on it last night and it was filmed before a live audience every time.

Patricia, you're welcome.

Truedessa, so did my wife...

Roland Clarke said...

I admit to being an intermittent Big Bang Theory watched. But I have to agree with your placing M*A*S*H as the best sitcom ever.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I never watched The Big Bang Theory, and people gasp. But, I loved Mash, and so many others.

Years ago, I liked the eclectic show Pushing Daisies. It was cancelled way too soon.

BTW, Last Man Standing has been renewed and is showing on Friday nights, can't remember what station.

Happy Memorial Day ahead of time!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Sweet! I feel so special :)

We could certainly hang. I just got the full DVD series of MASH for Christmas! Every season, every episode. We could watch for hours. I used to watch the show with my dad, so it's not only awesome on its own, it has that special significance too.

And easy to get along with? There's no higher compliment. Thank you. You're a wonderful friend to have.

Mary Kirkland said...

I never watched Big Bang Theory but I did like Happy Days and MASH. But I think Cheers was my favorite sitcom.
I heard about Grumpy Cat. Poor thing. I'll watch Swamp Thing. Hopefully it's good.

Sandra said...

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Grumpy Cat. Seven isn't very old for a cat.
YOU have a great day.

nashvillecats2 said...

Congrats to all winners ot "You Rock " awards. I am a proud winner of many years standing. Thanks Alex.

Yvonne.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - congratulations to all your 'winners' for the Rock Awards. I'd never heard of Grumpy Cat til it was too late ... still I've seen him a few times since passed on over his rainbow bridge. Congratulations to Patricia Lynne for her new book ... and I've never watched serials ... sad me!

Glad to read about Thy Geekdom Come anthology ... and now enjoy the break - all the best - cheers Hilary

John Wiswell said...

M*A*S*H is definitely one of my all-time favorite shows. It had so much impact on my sense of characters and dialogue.

Andrew Leon said...

Did you happen to watch Doom Patrol?
I'm thinking about doing the free week of the DC channel to watch it once it's completely available.
(email me the answer or do it on my blog, because I won't see you answer here (I lost the hard drive on my computer and only borrowing one at the moment until I can get a new one))

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cathrina, oh yes - I am watching on Fridays!

Elizabeth, you're welcome, and that is one awesome gift. I have all the seasons on DVD as well.

Yvonne, you were one of the first!

Andrew Leon said...

I think you just get a free week trial when you sign up for it. I haven;t checked since Doom Patrol started because I wanted to wait till the run was finished before I did it. At the time, though, that's what they were doing. I assume that's an ongoing thing.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

ALEX, YOU ROCK... blogging hasn't been the same for me, I have tried to find it's place back in my heart. I know you are there carrying the sword for those who have fallen.

BBT was okay ending, I had enjoyed it until the season where she got her hair cut and then a jumping of a shark occurred. lol

GoT was watching a good friend say good-bye, where we all knew how it was going to be the end and many still fight for more. I thought it was a subtle end and when we watch it all together "binge" we might see a different side.

M.A.S.H. is timeless, it makes you love, laugh and cry... always strong.... shows don't last like this one did, we cared about the people.

Grumpy Cat... sad.

Take care, my friend...

Jeremy

Mark Koopmans said...

My dear Gosh... that list of recipients is a true list of who's who from back in the hey day... including Tina... wow... very cool that you're still doing your annual awards!

And.

Cheers.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Andrew, good to know, I miss get have to try a free week.

Jeremy, you rock!!! Hate to say it, but I was disappointed with the final season of Game of Thrones. You take care.

Mark, still miss Tina.

Jennifer Lane said...

Congratulations to the You Rock winners! How exciting for L.G. I don't have any children so four is mind-boggling.

That is sad that one of your fave shows came to an end, combined with the death of dear Grumpy Cat. *cries*

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I hate to see The Big Bang Theory go. It's one of my favorites. I will miss the characters.
Congratulations to the You Rock people. Well deserved.

Powdered Toast Man said...

I like how you went old school with the sitcoms. Such simpler times with The Andy Griffith SHow.

Patsy said...

I liked MASH and Happy Days. I've seen a little of Cheers and The Big Bang theory - they were OK, but I never got drawn in. Haven't seen any of the others.

The Angry Lurker said...

I do like the sound of a Gibson "Wild Bunch" reboot!

Ray Rousell said...

I've not seen the final of BBT yet. In fact I've missed most of the last season! Wild Bunch sounds cool though?

JeriWB said...

RIP Grumpy Cat! Seven is much too young for a kitty to pass on :(

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats to the You Rock award winners. It is an honor. I'm not a sitcom watcher though I watched MASH during its run. I might be interested in both those movies. Enjoy your day off.

Lynda Dietz said...

Your list of best sitcoms could have been written by me. The only one I've never seen is The Goldbergs, but all the other ones have been favorites for so long. I'm thankful for DVD sets and Netflix so I can watch over and over. The good ones never get tiring.

Congrats to all the You Rock! winners, too! There are a couple I've never read yet but will now have to check out.

Sandra said...

Big Bang was a classic wasn't it? Truly funny. It had a good long run and we'll be seeing reruns for years. I also loved the way the higher paid stars pulled together to get better salaries for their co-workers. Kudos to them.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations to Patricia and all the rock stars!

Rhonda Albom said...

Finally, we love the same show. I am a huge Big Bang Theory fan, however, I wasn't as enamored by the final episode as you are. I do think they left it open to have a Penny and Lenord show in the future. I read that the reason it ended was purely that Jim Parsons (Sheldon) didn't want to do it anymore.

As for my top 10, it would include Friends and Seinfeld, and a few on your list. I love to laugh, so Sitcoms are my favourite TV.

Congrats to all your winners.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

PTM, it was a great show.

Patsy, it helps to be a geek.

Ray, get with it!

Lynda, we re-watch them over and over as well.

Sandra, that was cool of them to do.

Rhonda, it was also losing a little humor, so good to end on a high note. I'd take a Leonard and Penny show.

Susan Kane said...

MASH is absolutely at the top. It was amazing. The only one off the list is the Goldbergs. Just didn't connect with it.

I'll pass on the Swamp Thing. Gave up horror long ago. Happy Memorial Day.

mshatch said...

I think The Bob Newhart Show is my fave on that list, and I'd add the Carol Burnett Show (RIP Tim Conway). Those two shows never failed to make me laugh.

A few others that stand out out for me: Hot L Baltimore, Bosom Buddies, Soap, and Seinfeld.

Nilanjana Bose said...

A long time ago I was addicted to Hawaii Five O - probably giving away my age with this one :) Thank you for the mention. And many congrats to the current awardees!

You Alex, rock the most.

mail4rosey said...

I had a lot of sitcom faves when I was a kid. Happy Days and MASH for sure. Also, Facts of Life and One Day at a Time. I also liked Brady Bunch (I was a child, lol). Dukes of Hazzard. I went through a Dallas phase. These days I don't watch much TV. I've never seen The Office or Big Bang Theory. I have seen a few episodes of Friends and Seinfeld and thought they were good. :)

Karen Walker said...

Hi Alex. I'm slowly coming back to blogging. I've missed this community. I loved the finale of Big Bang Theory. My hubby and I loved this series and are sorry to see those characters go. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with everyone over the next few weeks.

Mark said...

I'm glad they're bringing back Swamp Thing, I was always fascinated by the original black and white version as a kid:)

Toi Thomas said...

Great tribute post.
Congrats to the You Rock winners.
I've always enjoyed Cheers and Friends.
I am excited about Swamp Thing.

Karen Walker said...

Alex, hubby and I love Big Bang and thought the finale was wonderful, too. I'm slowly making my way back to blogging - congrats to all your chosen bloggers. I appreciate being one of your recipients in the past.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I stopped watching BBT a while ago as I didn't find it funny anymore. However, I do watch Young Sheldon and find it to be a refreshing take on a familiar character.

Elsie Amata said...

Congratulations to the You Rock winners! I feel like I know so many of them already.

I still watch The Office on repeat. It's a classic. I love. love, love The Goldbergs and now it's spin-off Schooled is turning out to be just as good. (I teared up at the finale). I was happy with the series finale of The Big Bang. It didn't leave me hanging like some finales have done.

I could add so many shows but here are a few: Modern Family, Psych (why did they end it ???), Last Man Standing, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. I'll stop there haha - you know I love to watch my comedies!


Elsie

DMS said...

I loved Big Bang. Sad it is over- but it gave me a lot of laughs. My favorite sitcom of all time is also MASH. LOVE it! I have watched it from start to finish many times.

Congrats to all the You Rock winners!
~Jess

Damyanti said...

All wonderful bloggers featured--they definitely do rock. I missed reading your blog in my time away, Alex.

Thanks a bunch for compiling all the news from the blogiverse-- I feel like I can catch up on everything after my hiatus.

Steven Arellano Rose Jr. said...

My favourite sitcom that lasted nearly a decade is All In The Family. While it discussed serious social issues of the times (some that we're still dealing with today) it was hilarious.

Although I don't consider myself a Christian, I still consider myself spiritual and hold some Christian beliefs along with those of other religions. That said, a book that is spiritually inspired such as Thy Geekdom Come is the book that I've been waiting for for a long time. I plan to purchase it sometime.

Congratulations to all of you who made it on Alex''s You Rock Award list! Keep up the great work!

Morgan said...

I LOVE BBT!!!

I always laugh because Shamy is Sheldon and Amy. So if anyone Google's my name, pictures of them will come up. :)

J.Q. Rose said...

Interesting how many of the comedies you picked are from yesteryear. We watch MASH on MeTV and love that show even if we have seen most of the episodes at least once.

The new sitcoms turn me off with their bratty kids and dumb dads. So I haven't watched the latest ones. Maybe they're better nowadays. ? I agree with your list. I'd like to add the Dick VanDyke Show.

Congrats to the blogger award winners!

Jacqui Murray said...

Loved Big Bang Theory. Love Dr. Who. There aren't a lot of geeky shows anymore. GOT was a disappointment. What were they thinking?

Christine Rains said...

I have yet to watch that final episode of Big Bang Theory. I'm a little sad about letting it go! Good list for sitcoms. I want to add That 70's Show, Freaks & Geeks, and My Name is Earl. You know, when I looked up sitcoms to refresh my memory, I don't see any newer ones on there. Most come from our generation or the previous gen. Kids these days don't watch any TV! (At least mine doesn't.) Congrats to all the You Rock recipients!

Sandra said...

Congrats to Patricia. Sounds like an excellent read.
Hope your day is productive and your evening pleasant, Alex.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Congrats to the You ROCK recipients. I've been a fan of Birgit's for a long time.

And congrats to Patricia with her new release!

Pat Garcia said...

Hi,
For me The Andy Griffin Show would have been number one.
Number 2 would have been The Jeffersons.

Wishing you a great month.

Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange