While there are many adorable couples, bromances, and friendship duos we adore on TV, since it's International Friendship Week, we want to go bigger! Many great shows are based on a group of friends, but it's hard to get it right... but when that happens, does it ever make for some of the best shows of all! I've listed a number of amazing shows below that are all around a true blue group of amazing friends, so we want to know who from this list or those we missed tops your list of the best TV friends ever. Friends How I Met Your Mother Sex and the City Entourage Scrubs Grey's Anatomy Desperate Housewives Queer as Folk Eastwick Additional Popular User Choices: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Seinfeld That 70's Show Saved by the Bell The Big Bang Theory It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Community
Over the years, television has provided us with some of the best ensembles, with talented acting and amazing chemistry. In fact, without a solid cast even the most intriguing of premises falls flat. From title characters to one-time guests, these are my personal top ten TV casts. 1) West Wing: One of the Emmy-winningest casts of all time: Bradley Whitford as political genius and social failure Josh Lyman, Rob Lowe as lovable but naive Sam Seaborn, Allison Janney as the amazing (to say the least) CJ Cregg, Richard Schiff as the brilliant but stubborn Toby Zeigler, and of course one of the greatest performances of all television: Martin Sheen as the President. The guests on this show were no slouch either: Tim Matheson as the sleazy but somehow adorable John Hoynes, Gary Cole as the idiotic Bingo Bob, Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda as the great choices for successor, Lily Tomlin, Oliver Platt, mark Harmon, Marlee Matlin, and so many more... and lest we forget, Lord John Marbury. 2) The Practice: Notables: Lara Flynn Boyle as DA Helen Gamble, Camryn Mannheim as the indomitable Eleanor, Marla Sokoloff as the adorable and loudmouthed Lucy, Dylan McDermott as the sticks-to-his-guns main character Bobby Donnell, and of course... James Spader as the terrible yet wonderful Alan Shore. Guests: So many amazing performances: John Larroquette, Marlee Matlin, Sharon Stone, and who can forget the amazing performance by future Ben Linus player Michael Emerson? 3) MASH: Alan Alda heads up a cast that literally defined television for a generation, with people like Jamie Farr (Klinger), McLean Steveson (Blake), Mike Farrell (BJ), Harry Morgan (Potter), Loretta Swit (Houlihan), and a host of others. A truly amazing cast. 4) Arrested Development: Possibly the best cast for a comedy ever: Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia di Rossi, David Cross, Alia Shakwat, Tony Hale, and Jessica Walter portrayed a dysfunctional family better than anyone else. A titanic guest list with almost 50 stars, including everyone from Charlize Theron to Amy Poehler to Judge Reinhold to Ben Stiller. 5) Friends: Here is a cast that went beyond acting and actually gave the most belivable impression of friendship ever on television: you believed that Joey, Chandler, Monica, Ross, Rachel, and Phoebe had chemistry. Not only that, but the sheer volume of A-list guests they had was amazing! Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts... so many names. 6) Lost: Notables: Terry O' Quinn as the mysterious John Locke, Michael Emerson as the most mainiacal villain of television: Ben Linus, Matthew Fox as hero Jack Shepherd, Jeremy Davies as the eccentric Daniel Faraday, Elizabeth Mitchell as the tough exterior and vulnerable interior former Other Juliet Burke, Dominic Monaghan as the rock-n-rolling Brit Charlie, and many, many more. 7) Boston Legal: This legal comedy was revolutionary in its genre, but more revolutionary in its casting. While young lawyers came and went, the popular characters on the show (William Shatner, James Spader, and Candice Bergen). Don't forget John Larroquette, Betty White, and that lovable autistic lawyer, Jerry Espenson. 8) Sports Night: A hidden gem, Sports Night didn't star a lot of well-known people (aside from Felicity Huffman), but it was one of the most believable and charming casts ever on television. 9) St. Elsewhere: Not a lot of people remember this show, but the actors and actresses that got their start here went on to do wonderful things. Ed Begley Jr., Helen Hunt, Mark Harmon, Howie Mandel, Bruce Greenwood, Christina Pickles and lest we forget... Denzel Washington. 10) ER: The cast was always changing, but at its height, ER starred George Clooney, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Marguiles. From Anthony Edwards to Angela Bassett and everyone in between, this show wowed audiences.
In honor of this week's return of not one, but two TV series - 30 Rock and Ugly Betty - that are set in New York City, SideReel is celebrating the Big Apple! Earlier, SideReel's Kendra shared her Top 10 Favorite New York Shows . But now we're going to blow your mind. Just because a series is set in New York does not actually mean that it is filmed there! So...today we're challenging you to identify those Fake Apples! Which of the 10 "New York" series in the image above are not actually filmed in New York? Which shows have had you fooled? We'll give you a hint: 5 of the above series are/were actually filmed in NY and 5 were not. Can you pick out the fake Apples? Without usage of Wikipedia (because that's no fun...), guess which of the 5 NY series are actually filmed elsewhere (meaning Los Angeles). We'll reveal the answers tomorrow afternoon. And now for your answers: In reality, it's more like 5.5 shows that have utilized Fake Apples, since as some of you pointed out, Ugly Betty filmed in LA until last season. The other shows not filmed in New York include How I Met Your Mother, Seinfeld, Friends, Mad Men and Heroes (some may have some external or overhead shots taken in NY - like the restaurant in Seinfeld - but the primary filming for all of these shows takes place in LA). Surprised by any of these? Thanks for participating!
A British film site - LOVEFiLM.com - commissioned a poll in the hopes of identifying the most addictive TV series of all time. 24 came in first place with 19% of the vote. Lost came in 2nd place with 17% of the vote. Friends (1994) came in 3rd place with 10% of the vote. The rest of the results - all with below 10% of the vote - were as follows: Heroes The Wire Dr. Who CSI Prison Break The Sopranos Sex and the City So what do you think of this list? Is CSI actually addictive? Where's Dexter ? What do you think should be on here instead? Source
It may not be the height of the TV season during the summer, but it sure is the height of the wedding season! Whether you're a happy (or bitter) single, a blushing bride (or groom) to be, happily married, or anything else in the relationship spectrum, there's one part of wedding season we can all embrace: the drama that is TV weddings of past and recent TV seasons. So with that said, it's June. It's hot out there, and there are some stressed-out brides tackling each other for their dream dresses on sale. So let's make our favorite TV brides and grooms fight it out too in our SideReel wedding wars! Comment below nominating your favorite TV weddings, and feel free to list as many as you want, plus list those already noted by another Reeler. Nominations will be accepted Friday (6/26) through Monday (6/29), then we'll begin the wedding war voting rounds for SideReel's favorite wedding! Go forth and nominate!
In recent times, many series have opted to forgo the full-length opening theme song/sequence and replace it with either a sort of half song (think Gossip Girl and Greek ) or just a flash of the show's name (think Lost and as of last season, One Tree Hill ). Even shows that used to have full length opening credits have recently started to abbreviate them - like Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy . I agree that some shows don't need a full opening sequence (I can't imagine any sort of opening credits that would do Lost justice), but in general, it's a great way to set the stage for the show. 10 of my personal favorite opening credits/sequences that I believe are particularly defining to their respective shows: 1. Friends (1994) - Watch! 2. Six Feet Under - Watch! 3. Dexter - Watch! 4. Arrested Development - Watch! 5. Mad Men - Watch! 6. The Big Bang Theory - Watch! 7. The West Wing - Watch! 8. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Watch! 9. The O.C. - Watch! 10. The Sopranos - Watch! What are your favorite TV theme songs/opening credits?
Prison Break returns for its final season Friday, so thinking of those rough and tumble Prison Break brothers reminds us of plenty more of our favorite TV siblings from those with the best friendships to those with the worst rivalries. Some of these rivalries are knee-slapping hilarious, and some are as serious as a battle for saving the world! Here are our fav sibling rivalries, so of these and any we left out, who's the best sibling rivalry? Heroes - Peter & Nathan Arrested Development - Michael, Gob, Lindsay Friends - Ross & Monica One Tree Hill - Lucas & Nathan It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Dee & Dennis The Simpsons - Bart & Lisa Family Guy - Meg & Chris Grey's Anatomy - Meredith & Lexie Dirty Sexy Money - Patrick, Karen, Brian, Jeremy Brotherhood - Michael & Tommy That 70's Show - Eric & Laurie Everybody Loves Raymond - Raymond & Robert
Bromances lend themselves so well to hilarious, awkward, and adorably comical moments that we find some of our best bromances in our favorite comedies, some of which were included in SideReel's Top 10 Favorite TV Bromances ! So of the comedy bromances below and any we've missed, who do you think is the funniest bromance of them all? Friends - Joey & Chandler Scrubs - JD & Turk 30 Rock - Tracy & Kenneth The Office - Michael & Dwight How I Met Your Mother - Ted & Barney & Marshall Psych - Shawn & Gus Chuck - Chuck & Morgan Flight of the Conchords - Bret & Jemaine Seinfeld - Jerry & George Family Guy - Stewie & Brian The Big Bang Theory - Leonard & Sheldon Entourage - Eric & Vince King of the Hill - Hank & Dale
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Who can point a link to let me watch comedies with English captions? Thanks a lot.