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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Same here. Now, if Joss could only follow up with something watchable! (and Dr. Horrible, being a very short exercise, does not count).
What about Miami Vice(Michael Mann NOT Dick Wolf)?
Gotta go with the “Fall Guy”.
“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.”
really? are you referring to the latest remakes? I found what i saw Liberal and annoying. i watched the opening of the miniseries where Adama makes a plea for moral relativism and that the cylons and humans should all just get along. made me want to vomit. i tried watching it here and there but everytime i did seemed like more lib crapfest.
now the original 70s with Lorne Greene and Dirk Benedict was extremely conservative
Human Target’s main character, Chance (Mark Valley) is a West Point grad and veteran of the Gulf War (and born on Christmas Eve)....I’m just sayin’
My favorite TV show of all time is ‘The Wonder Years’. Then there are a bunch of other shows that would be difficult to rank that include: ‘Magnum’, ‘Simon and Simon’, ‘South Park’, ‘That 70’s Show’.
‘Sledge Hammer’ was hilarious - I actually have a few episodes on VHS. ‘Knight Rider’ was good too.
"Vote for Proposition 10 or else you hate children....You...don't....hate....children....DO YOU?"
The only show that CAN’T be liberal.
Sledge is the best. A few years ago Alan Spencer was Ebaying posters from the episode where Sledge was wanted dead or dead. I got one. He left great feedback - “trust him, he knows what he’s doing.”
Capitalism at its best. From within the confines of a Nazi POW camp Hogan and his group were able to sell anything from nylons to whiskey, and made a nice profit.
Loved Barnaby and Quincy both as a kid. Don’t forget William Conrad as Cannon.
The rules did not stipulate that the show had to be American. By far, the best conservative show ever was “Yes, Minister” and its sequel “Yes, Prime Minister”. (Only the sequel qualifies, however, due to the 25 year limit.)
Even though this was produced by the BBC, it brilliantly and hilariously skewered the conceit of politicians and bureaucrats. It is some of the best political satire ever produced in any medium.
Wikipedia says it was Margaret Thatcher’s favorite tv show, which is a pretty good conservative endorsement considering that she was PM when the show was produced.
Netflix has it available for download.
Adam Baldin, it should be noted, is a good old Chicago boy who has nothing to do with the Hollywood Baldwin's.
Dr. Horrible may be short, but memorable. We LOVE Nathan Fillion. Didn’t know Neil Patrick Harris was so funny until Dr. Horrible (didn’t know he was gay, either).
The new NCIS’s are getting way too liberal for my tastes. I bet they make Gibbs cry next season.
Star Trek (original series), Bonanza, Leave it to Beaver, Bewitched, The Munsters, The Addams Family, Andy Griffth
I gave up on network and cable shows over 25 years ago but I DO have a TV and a dvd player. These are the kind of shows I watch every night - all conservative:
Have Gun Will Travel
The Legend Of Wyatt Earp
I must have at least a thousand movies, most every one pre-1965 films. An exception would be some of John Wayne’s westerns like Rooster Cogburn (75).
If you spend something like 25 years watching nothing but that old stuff you’ll kinda end up not being able to relate anymore to modernity.
Hey, that’s okay with me!
Sarah Connor Chronicles