Skip to comments.The Right TV (The 12 Best Conservative TV Shows)
Posted on 06/15/2011 3:36:59 PM PDT by mojito
Not all TV shows are liberal. Some are, in fact, conservative even if they dont know it. Its time to give credit where credit is due. Heres a list of my top dozen conservative series in television history. These are not the most conservative shows in television history they are the best shows that happen to carry conservative messages. My criteria, in order of importance: (1) portraying traditional American values in a positive light values points; (2) taking on liberal sacred cows with total abandon skewering points; (3) creating memorable conservative characters well call these sympathy points. They had to be good, too (sorry, Hogans Heroes). And no reality shows. Ive tried to span the history of television (if we really did the top twelve conservative shows, the list would skew heavily to the 1950s). Also, I decided no creator could make two shows on the list.
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I’m with you on number 5.
You have to got to three pages to see his list.
8, 7, 6, 3, and 2 are great. The rest of them, I’ll pass on.
The Waltons WERE and ARE EXTREMLY LIBERAL “Grandpa Walton(Will Geer) Was BLACKLISTED and was a Communist!
Geer was also rumored to be “Bi-Sexual”.
The Andy Griffith show didn’t make his list. It was also a conservative show but Andy is one far left moron.
I think he should have included NCIS and taken out some of the others (especially the animated ones). I dropped animation once I grew up. However, my mea culpa is that I’ve never watched those shows I’m referring to, so take it with a grain of salt.
As for my favorite of the bunch, that’s easy: Gunsmoke.
I have to agree with the author on Lost. Best show in the history of TV and it wasn’t afraid to promote God / heaven / faith.
In that regard, the X-Files should have been on the list.
Regarding #2 (Cosby Show): it was a black family that was apolitical. Very funny show and apolitical...but that doesn’t make it conservative. Bill Cosby is my favorite liberal, but he’s still a liberal. ‘Family Ties’ was very political, but was rather even-handed about attacking both sides. But I wouldn’t consider it conservative either.
I like Babylon 5, it had Bruce Boxenlietner and Jerry Doyle, both of whom are conservatives and very good actors.
Not to mention very good roles by Peter Jurassik and Andreaes Katsulas. It deals with politics very impressively.
It shows the two forces at work in the cosmos, the Shadows (disorder) and the Vorlons (order).
The Shadows are of the Anarchy and disorder variety and the Vorlons want to be your parents and tell you what to do.
True about Geer, but let’s not confuse the actors with the characters.
Shapiro’s #2 is my #1
Of course, I may be prejudiced because my girls used to call me “The White Bill Cosby.” :)
11. Walker Texas Ranger
10. South Park
9. Everybody Loves Raymond
8. King of the Hill
7. The Waltons
4. Leave it to Beaver
3. Magnum P.I.
2. Cosby Show
I’ve seen some South Park and been very amused and very offended by it.
The only other one that I can claim familiarity with on that list is Magnum P.I., which I have been buying on DVD. Except for the cars (not including the Ferrari), it has held up pretty well. Some very good stories in beautiful Hawaii. Still waiting for the one where Magnum gets hired to help a teenager named Barry find out who his daddy is.
Liberals have that many new shows every season... not that we aren't grateful.
Lost was awful. Convoluted, and a real cop-out ending. Terra Nova appears to be a knock-off on Fox—after Lost pulled a “Bobby coming out of the shower” on us, I won’t be watching another show of that type.
No Andy Griffin?
Is outrage! And I do not care about his politics - we are talking about the show itself.
Andy was the only adult in all of Mayberry.
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