Saturday, April 21, 2018

A to Z Challenge: S

Aired:  1989 - 1998 (nine seasons)
Vague Description:  Four single friends in New York City.
Starred:  Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Why Watch:  It's the smartest, funniest sit-com in TV history.

Aired:  1998 - 2004 (six seasons)
Vague Description:  Four female friends in New York City.
Starred:  Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis
Why Watch:  Its portrayal of relationships and how people are flawed, messy creatures yet can still be likeable.
Dissenting Opinion:  It sometimes focused on its target audience a bit too much.

Aired:  1989 - Current (29 seasons)
Vague Description:  Animated show about a family in Springfield.
Stars:  Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright
Why Watch:  Its combination of cartoonish fun and adult suitability.

Aired:  1999 - 2007 (six seasons)
Vague Description:  A New Jersey mobster, his family, and his "family".
Starred:  James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli
Why Watch:  It took one of the best film genres and made it a long-format HBO show.
Honorable Mention:  Drea de Matteo

Note:  This is another heavy letter.  Shows that missed the cut include: SNL, Scrubs, and Star Trek.


  1. Star Trek missed??? Ughhh...I loved all of them and the shows and films have done a lot more for entertainment culture than Sex and the City. Now saying that I enjoyed Sex and the city with Samantha being my favourite and Charlotte next especially when she meets her future husband. Love Seinfeld! Love The Simpsons and am surprised that they are still running after 29 yrs. I would add Starsky and Hutch and had a real crush on Starsky.

    1. Star Trek was eligible, but I only watched a few episodes. The four I chose were shows I watched a lot of eps.

      Sex and the City used to have re-runs on normal TV every weeknight with not much up against it. So yeah- I watched a lot of it.

      I never watched Starsky and Hutch. I was 5 when it ended. Not sure what happened to the re-runs.