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The Right TV (The 12 Best Conservative TV Shows)
National Review Online ^ | 6/15/2011 | Ben Shapiro

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 don’t know it. It’s time to give credit where credit is due. Here’s 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 — we’ll call these sympathy points. They had to be good, too (sorry, Hogan’s Heroes). And no reality shows. I’ve 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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To: Perdogg

I remember the first time I saw the opening for that show, wasn’t expecting an older guy.


51 posted on 06/15/2011 5:26:13 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Adams
True about Geer, but let’s not confuse the actors with the characters.

On this point I'd like to add that I think 30 Rock's Jack Donaghy is one of the most entertaining and well-written conservative characters on television, easily stealing every scene he's in. Of course, the actor who plays Donaghy is Alec Baldwin, a major Hollywood lib.

Though I've got to give Baldwin credit for playing Donaghy as the straight man on the show and not as a buffoon.

52 posted on 06/15/2011 5:36:22 PM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: mojito

How about The Wonder Years?


53 posted on 06/15/2011 5:39:24 PM PDT by willk
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To: mojito

Reruns of “The Unit”


54 posted on 06/15/2011 6:28:46 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: mojito

55 posted on 06/15/2011 6:38:30 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: mojito

56 posted on 06/15/2011 6:42:40 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: GOPJ

That’s because Dick Cheney is a despicable traitor who intentionally stood down while the missile was incoming to the Pentagon on 9-11. Look at Norman Mineta 9-11 testimony on YouTube regarding this.9-11 was an inside job and Cheney was a ring leader. Jericho unwittingly had it right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGI5BmNd7AE


57 posted on 06/15/2011 6:48:13 PM PDT by enviros_kill (Counter the culture and the oppression of regression)
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To: max americana
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58 posted on 06/15/2011 7:01:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: donhunt

Agreed-! And what about McHales Navy-?! And Burn Notice, Justified, Archer-?!?


59 posted on 06/15/2011 7:02:49 PM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: imjimbo

Agreed!! See posts 55 and 56...


60 posted on 06/15/2011 7:04:55 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: imjimbo

Agreed!! See posts 55 and 56...


61 posted on 06/15/2011 7:04:55 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: mojito

My problem with Lost is that in the “Church” where everyone was being held until they all went to heaven together was a stained glass window with the symbols of all the worlds major religions. Universalism is a false doctrine and the only way to heaven is through Christ.


62 posted on 06/15/2011 7:34:26 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: mojito

You forgot Jericho and Firefly.


63 posted on 06/15/2011 7:35:55 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: apillar
Magnum PI was, and is to this day one of my favorite shows, I never really considered it politically skewed one way or another, but Magnum certainly was a rugged individualist and I could see him voting for Reagan. Not to get off the topic, but their were a lot of good PI shows on in the 80’s Simon and Simon and The Fallguy come to mind. Then of course their was Miami Vice, but it got a little too pop cultury at times for my taste

Tom Selleck is a real Conservative and an avid first amendment advocate - one of few working in Hollywood! By the way, work on the "their/there" thing when you get a chance!

64 posted on 06/15/2011 7:48:34 PM PDT by JD91
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To: mojito
How about Little House on the Prairie? In one episode, Charles Ingalls' (Michael Landon) daughter is desperately ill, so he takes her to the Mayo Clinic, where he's presented with a hefty bill. With no Medicaid or ObamaCare to lean on, he decides to earn the extra money working on a dangerous demolition project.
65 posted on 06/15/2011 8:09:58 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile)
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To: JD91
Tom Selleck is a real Conservative and an avid first amendment advocate - one of few working in Hollywood! By the way, work on the "their/there" thing when you get a chance!

LOL! You sound like my editors. In my job as a utilities analyst, I compile information from both the engineering and financial divisions into comprehensive reports on projects to be sent to State and Federal regulators. I constantly get dinged for the their/there thing when I send my drafts up for review and editing. I understand the difference between the two, I just seem to have some sort of mental block when I'm cranking out a reply or report at top speed.

66 posted on 06/15/2011 8:12:19 PM PDT by apillar
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To: mojito
They had to be good, too (sorry, Hogan’s Heroes).

Hogan's Heroes was some of the most brilliant satire in the history of television. Just sayin'.

67 posted on 06/15/2011 8:19:33 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they're running mates." - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter)
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To: mojito

Magnum PI. Great show I grew up with. That’s one of my favorite of all time.


68 posted on 06/15/2011 8:21:10 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: TomGuy

That’s because Adam (I’m not a Baldwin Brother) Baldwin is awesome.


69 posted on 06/15/2011 8:25:32 PM PDT by Vor Lady (The Lord will turn the arena of suffering into a platform of opportunity. R. Zacharias)
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To: TomGuy
All I can think of with Adam Baldwin is his "Animal Mother" character in Full Metal Jacket.
70 posted on 06/15/2011 8:27:34 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: TomGuy

That’s because Adam (I’m not a Baldwin Brother) Baldwin is awesome.


71 posted on 06/15/2011 8:32:38 PM PDT by Vor Lady (The Lord will turn the arena of suffering into a platform of opportunity. R. Zacharias)
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To: apillar
LOL! You sound like my editors. In my job as a utilities analyst, I compile information from both the engineering and financial divisions into comprehensive reports on projects to be sent to State and Federal regulators. I constantly get dinged for the their/there thing when I send my drafts up for review and editing. I understand the difference between the two, I just seem to have some sort of mental block when I'm cranking out a reply or report at top speed.

Just think - "there is a great looking gal across the street but her brothers suck and I think they're knuckle heads so I am not going over to their house." - At least I think that's correct!

72 posted on 06/15/2011 8:50:45 PM PDT by JD91
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To: bcsco

“I dropped animation once I grew up.”

I always felt that way as well - but give South Park a few viewings (2 or 3) - it’s NOT a kids’ show! I really got hooked on it - extremely witty.


73 posted on 06/15/2011 9:31:45 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Fledermaus; mojito

>>> The Andy Griffith show didn’t make his list.

Probably Floyd the Barber disqualified it. You know why.


74 posted on 06/15/2011 10:12:46 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Yorlik803

““V” showed promise, but was axed.”

A show during that time that I liked even better which was also axed was Flash Forward. Couldn’t believe they cancelled that one :-(


75 posted on 06/15/2011 10:13:43 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: EDINVA

I loved watching Magnum reruns late at night in the early 90’s - Selleck’s great (and he’s a lifetime NRA member :-)


76 posted on 06/15/2011 10:24:57 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: x

“No more than Lionel Stander’s red ties and blacklisting made Hart to Hart Communist propaganda.”

Yes, and I really loved Hart to Hart - it was a take-off on the ancient Thin Man series.

Here’s a show I also was fond of that was sweet (and I identified with at that time in my life) - That Girl, with Marlo Thomas.


77 posted on 06/15/2011 10:32:46 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: abb

How about American Pickers and Only in America, both on History Channel? Educational (and fun) as well.


78 posted on 06/15/2011 10:37:53 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: apillar

Allow me to introduce you to the word “there “


79 posted on 06/15/2011 10:40:25 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

Star Trek—the Original Series

I don’t know about “24”—all the Americans were bad guys and conservatives in league with Big Oil.


80 posted on 06/15/2011 11:11:49 PM PDT by gman992
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To: max americana
Remember the Palin dig 2 seasons ago?

No I don't.

A joke that a woman using a shotgun is like Palin. Colour me stunned!

81 posted on 06/16/2011 3:37:54 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: mojito

bump


82 posted on 06/16/2011 3:54:13 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: GraceG

Babylon 5 was excellent! Once the story arc became evident, it was a must see.


83 posted on 06/17/2011 10:16:46 AM PDT by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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