Cult TV

16 June 2005


So what exactly makes a show a cult tv show then?

* 1 (2) Doctor Who (never really watched any of it)
* 2 (1) Star Trek (Does this refer to all the series, or just the OS?)
* 3 (3) Buffy/Angel (see, it seems to be more of a poll to find the fav. cult ‘verse rather than fav. cult show )
* 4 (18) Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis (hmmm. I do watch and enjoy, well SG-1 anyway, but does it really deserve to be this popular?)
* 5 (4) Blake’s Seven
* 6 (10) Thunderbirds
* 7 (6) The Avengers
* 8 (8) The Prisoner
* 9 (7) Babylon 5
* 10 (9) The X Files

* 11 (16) Battlestar Galactica (original or new version? Have to say I did like the episodes of the first season that I watched, but then I missed a few, and it just seemed like too much effort to get into it again. The music was great though)
* 12 (17) Captain Scarlet
* 13 (14) Red Dwarf
* 14 (05) UFO
* 15 (12) Farscape
* 16 ( – ) Firefly (thins should be no 1, if it wasn’t for evil TV-mgt-types who cancelled it)
* 17 (11) Xena/Hercules
* 18 (13) Space 1999
* 19 (15) Quantum Leap
* 20 (19) The A Team

I’ve just listed random ones from the rest of the top 100.
* 28 (43) Fawlty Towers (Is there a better comedy show)
* 31 (37) Robin of Sherwood
* 33 (26) Batman (the camp version? I much prefer the animated series)
* 35 (27) Monty Python’s Flying Circus
* 38 ( – ) The Monkees
* 39 (39) The Simpsons
* 40 ( – ) Alias
* 43 ( – ) Spooks (Spooks? Spooks? Honestly! I mean Mr. Spook in his coat was quite nice to watch but… Think this was called something else in the states?)
* 45 (45) Highlander
* 58 (59) Charmed (Good Lord!!!)
* 59 (54) Blackadder
* 60 (41) Due South
* 71 (25) Only Fools and Horses
* 82 (60) Space: Above & Beyond
* 87 ( – ) Carnivale
* 88 ( – ) Dream Team (okay, someone is taking the piss here :) Aren’t they?)

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4 Responses

  1. Cult is where a program is watched avidily by a modest number of people (as opposed to a massive number of people).

    So Dream Team is quite cult as it has enough fans to keep going but not enough to make anyone rich and cast big stars.

  2. Sally says:

    Simpsons can’t be considered cult…it seems too popular to be cult.

  3. JL Pagano says:

    A cult show is one where people either totally get it and totally love it or they totally don’t get it and totally think it sucks.

  4. Fence says:

    But does anyone actually LOVE Dream Team? (the horror)

    I think that different people have different interpretations of what makes a cult tv show, hence the wide variety of shows mentioned in that top 100 list