Prime 7: TV Top 5’s from Last Week’s ProBlogger Group Writing Project

by Jason the TVaholic on May 13, 2007

in Prime 7, Top Lists

Last week I participated in a group-writing project hosted by ProBlogger. There were just shy of 900 submissions, which is a lot of Top 5 lists on various topics. The TVaholic entry was: Five TV Shows on the Bubble That Should Be Saved. Hey, one of them, Friday Night Lights, has already been renewed by NBC. By Thursday of next week, ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX and NBC will have all announced their Fall 2007 TV Schedules. Then we will know the fate of the other four on the list.

I went through the complete list of entries and found many interesting reads, which included a fair number that were actually TV related. So, I thought that I would put together a list of the seven best Top 5 lists from the project that you may find interesting, funny or informational.

Prime 7 TV Top 5 Lists:

  1. Top 5 American Idol Parodies – The top three are actually pretty funny. Number one on the list is The Simpsons parody they played during “Idol Gives Back,” which is one of the best I have seen.
  2. The Top 5 Supporting Characters on NBC’s The Office – I think I would have put Kevin on the list instead of Jan, but overall a pretty good list with video of some of their best moments from the series to show why.
  3. Top 5 Reasons to Use a Home Theater PC Instead of a Cable DVR – Five very good reasons to use a PC instead of a DVR. Reasons two and three are the main reasons why I presently use my computer with Beyond TV 4 and two Hauppauge-WinTV-PVR-150 tuner cards instead of a TiVo or Cable DVR. With the way I have it setup I can watch a TV show while recording two others, actually three others, as I can still record on the old VCR as well. Why the need to record so many shows? Well, I am a TVaholic after all and back earlier this season I could watch Grey’s Anatomy while recording Scrubs and 30 Rock, The O.C. and CSI. Well actually, CSI, along with a few other CBS shows, is available on Comcast On Demand in my area the day after it airs, but if it wasn’t, I could still have recorded it.
  4. Top 5 TV Series Currently on air – A list of the favorite American TV shows from a TV watcher in India.
  5. Top 5 – Serial Sci-Fi – I have only really ever watched a significant number of episodes of Star Trek: TNG of the shows on this list, but I did watch Stargate SG-1 back when it started on Showtime though.
  6. Top 5 Reasons Why American Idol Lost Sanjaya – Reason number 4 is a little cruel, but the top two seem about right.
  7. Top 5 Shows That Won’t Be Around in 2 Years – Well, number three on the list is a given, since Studio 60 isn’t very likely to even make another season let alone two. Number four, Prison Break, is probably correct, unless they come up with something spectacular for season three.

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1 Brent May 14, 2007 at 7:55 am

Hey Jason,
Thanks for the mention of my Top 5 Reasons to us HTPC. My blog focus is on Home Theater PC’s, Media-related gadgets and misc tech stuff like making digital picture frames from laptops.

I spend a lot of time watching TV so I guess I could be considered a tvaholic too! I love your site – it’s a new favorite mentioned on my blog. Thanks and keep up the great work!

Brent

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