Skip to comments.The Top 25 Conservative TV Shows of the last 25 Years
Posted on 06/07/2010 10:29:46 AM PDT by inkling
Television has been dismissed as a cultural wasteland, and for conservatives, it's a barren wasteland indeed, especially over the last quarter-century. Joe Friday doesn't save the world from hippies every week: Today, the hippies are the heroes and conservatives (especially conservative Christians) are the villains.
But there is still hope. There are still good conservative television shows out there, you just have to look for them.
Basic cable or broadcast TV only.
No news or opinion shows.
Ideally, it should have DVD sets available for purchase. Good TV. No "Highway to Heaven" or the like, they must be shows that you can talk about with some measure of pride.
Adam Baldwin's Casey is one of the greatest scene-stealers in recent TV history. Any show with a character who keeps a picture of Ronald Reagan on his desk had to make the list.
Hard-working, everyday Americans coming up with great ideas, and then working even hard to make them real. Capitalism at its very best, and a great testament to the American dream.
Dirty Harry with an NFL star as the lead actor. Moral relativism? Rights of the accused? Talk to the .44, baby. Works for me.
22. The Goode Family
Ooooh so close. With Mike Judge at the trigger and the silliness of political correctness as its target, The Goode Family had the potential to be a cornerstone of conservative comedy. The director was willing, but alas, the scripts were weak.
21. Magnum P.I.
A show with a lead character who's a well-adjusted, happy Vietnam veteran...
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Simon and Simon was pretty good as well.
I would add ‘The Wonder Years’ to the list.
24 is the clear first choice. The Unit should be high on the list.
I’d like to add, “Airwolf.”
I second that. Thursday night on CBS - Magnum @ 8, S&S @ 9.
The good ole days of TV...
Glad King of the Hill made it in there. I’ve always really liked that cartoon and thought it exemplified the Conservative values of most Texans. Mike Judge is a stand-up guy, in my opinion, even with Beavis and Butt-head under his belt.
Plus, any cartoon that makes most teenagers changes the channel must be doing something right.
And I couldn’t agree more with Mythbusters on that list. Those guys LOVE to play with their firearms, esp. being in Kalifornia, and they prove that having a gun around doesn’t mean instant death for anyone in the vicinity.
Firefly and NCIS. Two of my personal favorites.
Battlestar Galactica could also make the list, at least the first seasons. It showed the price of depravity and weak military, plus it was a 9/11 tribute for sure. It got less focused on that matter and suffered some as it went on, but still great message.
What is your all-time favorite comedy series? Mine is “Sledge Hammer.” What is your all-time favorite drama series? Mine is “Knight Rider.”
Why is this in News/Activism and who is Kevin?
I loved The Adventures of Briscoe County Jr.
King of the Hill
>>South Park Maybe not pro-conservative, but definitely anti-liberal. Each new show grinds liberal icons like global warming, rain forest deforestation and GLBT rights into tasty, juicy hamburger
One of the SP guys was quoted as saying “we hate conservatives but we really f-—ing hate liberals”. Episodes like the “Harbucks” one have the kids comment that corporations are actually good (they give us cars, computers, canned soup; Harbucks started out small but were really good at what they did and expanded, etc. You know dude, I learned something today...)
When Parker and Stone did Team America: World Police many on the Left were disappointed; “dude those guys sold out!”
Does The Red Green Show count?
That’s one I let the kiddies stay up on weekends & watch - my oldest (off at college, still watches when she’s home for a visit)
Drama is an easy one — 24. Burn Notice, The Unit, House and Law & Order: Criminal Intent get honorable mention ... but they’re not even close to 24.
Comedy is a bit more difficult. Depends on what kind of mood I’m in I guess — Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement, Andy Griffith, Family Ties, Dick Van Dyke, The Big Bang Theory.
No ‘Highway to Heaven’ types allowed LOL, I guess ‘Touched by an Angel’ is out too. My Mom loves those corny stupid shows. Another one is ‘Ghost Whisperer’, my sister put that on for her kids when I was visiting her and I almost puked. She stopped watching when they added stories about homosexual ghosts (what did she expect??)
To be fair #3 South Park is more of a libertarian show. It makes fun of liberals brutally but takes shots at Christianity too. It has been my favorite show for years.
Walter Williams just had Rand Paul on Rush’s show.
Freaks & Geeks
WFB’s FIRING LINE
“I Led Three Lives,” a half-hour program featuring the adventures of Herbert Philbrick, who infiltrated the Communist Party for the FBI, aired from 1953 to 1956. I have some bootleg copies on VHS, but the sound quality is poor.