TV Programs Which Are Good but not of the Highest Caliber

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1.
Rhoda (1974 TV Series)
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After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm... (30 mins.)
“ This series started out pretty funny but when Rhoda got divorced it started to get depressing, not a great feature in a sitcom... ” - toddandceleste
 
2.
Growing Pains (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. (30 mins.)
“ Moderately funny, sometimes a little corny... ” - toddandceleste
 
3.
The Facts of Life (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood. (30 mins.)
“ This show may have run a little bit too long, started to get boring after awhile... ” - toddandceleste
 
4.
Alice (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character... (30 mins.)
“ The first two seasons are funny.... ” - toddandceleste
 
5.
Storage Wars (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure... (22 mins.)
“ Interesting sometimes, sometimes boring, depends on what they find. ” - toddandceleste
 
6.
Auction Hunters (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Auction Hunters, Allen Haff and Ton Jones, travel America bidding on unclaimed storage units they think will contain the most hidden treasure - worth big cash - the better the history the higher the price. (30 mins.)
Director: Philip Lott
“ Sometimes they find some very cool stuff and those are the best episodes. ” - toddandceleste
 
7.
Ghost Whisperer (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side. (60 mins.)
“ The writing went from pretty good to sort of dull after a few seasons.. ” - toddandceleste
 
8.
Kate & Allie (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend... (30 mins.)
“ Jane Curtin was the only thing about this show that was funny. ” - toddandceleste
 
9.
Fame (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. (60 mins.)
“ Debbie Allen was my favorite part of this show... ” - toddandceleste
 
10.
Paper Moon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. (102 mins.)
“ Mildly entertaining... ” - toddandceleste
 
11.
Room 222 (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him. (30 mins.)
“ Sometimes the writing was good, not always... ” - toddandceleste
 
12.
The White Shadow (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A white former NBA professional retires from the pro game and gets a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school. (60 mins.)
Director: Jackie Cooper
“ Ken Howard was good in this, his supporting cast was mediocre... ” - toddandceleste
 
13.
The Nanny (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other. (22 mins.)
“ Pretty funny but a little tiresome by the end... ” - toddandceleste
 
14.
Emergency! (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area. (60 mins.)
“ Loved this show when I was a kid. Looks cheesy now, but back then it was cutting edge... ” - toddandceleste
 
15.
CSI: Miami (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit. (43 mins.)
“ It became repetitive and tedious, an endless loop of itself. Maybe the writers just gave up, who knows... ” - toddandceleste
 
16.
Super Friends (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges. (60 mins.)
“ Fun Saturday morning memory... ” - toddandceleste
 
17.
One Day at a Time (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The misadventures of a divorced mother, her family, and their building superintendent in Indianapolis. (30 mins.)
“ Good show, not a great one... ” - toddandceleste
 
18.
The Love Boat (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess. (60 mins.)
“ Watch it for the camp and the great scenery, it's not really highbrow theater... ” - toddandceleste
 
19.
Good Times (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects. (30 mins.)
“ Dy-no-mite was funny for about two seasons, after the dad died, it got really awful... ” - toddandceleste
 
20.
Hunter (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals. (48 mins.)
“ Not my favorite cop show ever, but very reminiscent of the 1980s. ” - toddandceleste
 
21.
Three's Company (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors. (30 mins.)
“ John Ritter was really funny, not as good as Dick Van Dyke but close... ” - toddandceleste
 
22.
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids. (30 mins.)
“ Fun cartoon, brings back good childhood memories... ” - toddandceleste
 
23.
The Lone Ranger (1949 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner. (30 mins.)
“ Very campy and fun to watch... ” - toddandceleste
 
24.
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways. (25 mins.)
“ This was sort of a goofy show, but sometimes goofy is fun... ” - toddandceleste
 
25.
The Partridge Family (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians. (30 mins.)
“ C'mon get happy.... ” - toddandceleste
 
26.
Perfect Strangers (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him. (30 mins.)
“ This comedy was fair, not great... ” - toddandceleste
 
27.
Glee (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own. (44 mins.)
“ Good singing ” - toddandceleste
 
28.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. (22 mins.)
“ I'm getting bored, how DID he meet their mother??? ” - toddandceleste
 
29.
Simon & Simon (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency. (60 mins.)
“ This was borderline really good, but still just good... ” - toddandceleste
 
30.
Strong Medicine (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Tough female doctors treat an exclusively female clientele at the Rittenhouse Women's clinic, tackling female-centric issues and trying to make the world a better place in a male-dominated society. (60 mins.)
Director: Fran Drescher
“ I loved Janine Turner in this show, she's a good actress! The rest of the cast was okay. ” - toddandceleste
 
31.
Chicago Hope (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago. (60 mins.)
“ This was a good hospital show, not great but a solid good... ” - toddandceleste
 
32.
Psych (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases. (44 mins.)
“ Funny, campy and goofy ” - toddandceleste
 
33.
Charlie's Angels (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The adventures of three sexy female private eyes. (60 mins.)
“ This is good because of the campy 70s nostalgia. The stories were very predictable. ” - toddandceleste
 
34.
Family Matters (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Long-running Perfect Strangers spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. (30 mins.)
“ Steve Urkel was hilarious and it was a charming show... ” - toddandceleste
 
35.
Leverage (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen. (42 mins.)
“ The writing could use a little more tweaking, but still good show.. ” - toddandceleste
 
36.
Boy Meets World (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school. (23 mins.)
“ Ben Savage was cute in this, but sometimes it got a little mopey, not a good thing in a sitcom. ” - toddandceleste
 
37.
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids. (30 mins.)
“ You got to hand it to Gabe Kaplan. One of the dumbest shows ever and he still made money. John Travolta kept it going with his popularity. ” - toddandceleste
 
38.
The King of Queens (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He's got a pretty wife (Carrie), a big TV and friends to watch it with. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them. (22 mins.)
“ This show started out really funny, then slowly the air began to leak out of it... ” - toddandceleste
 
39.
The Closer (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases. (46 mins.)
“ The lead actress had THE most fake southern accent I have ever heard, and I can say that, I am a native of Atlanta GA. ” - toddandceleste
 
40.
Flashpoint (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit. (41 mins.)
“ Canadian show about some cops who get in a lot of dangerous situations. ” - toddandceleste
 
41.
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music (30 mins.)
“ Pretty funny for at least two seasons, then ok... ” - toddandceleste
 
42.
Head of the Class (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students. (30 mins.)
Director: Frank Cavestani
“ This show was sometimes good, mostly so-so. It was fun when they went to Russia. ” - toddandceleste
 
43.
Maude (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe... (30 mins.)
“ A show that had good one liners from Bea Arthur, and yet the subject matter was way too depressing for a sitcom. ” - toddandceleste
 
44.
Chico and the Man (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The relationship between a cranky old mechanic and a twentysomething Chicano. (30 mins.)
“ Freddie Prinze was pretty funny.... ” - toddandceleste
 
45.
T.J. Hooker (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The weekly adventures of tough-as-nails veteran police officer Sgt. T.J. Hooker, who rides the beat with his rookie partner Vince Romano. (60 mins.)
“ Heather Locklear was what, 17? William Shatner, gotta hand it to the guy. He turned a marginal talent into a great living. ” - toddandceleste
 
46.
The Rifleman (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son. (30 mins.)
“ Fun to watch for the fancy shooting... ” - toddandceleste
 
47.
The Big Valley (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley. (60 mins.)
“ Western I watched as a kid. Kinda cheesy... ” - toddandceleste
 
48.
Full House (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three daughters. (22 mins.)
“ Cute show, my kids liked it... ” - toddandceleste
 
49.
Kim Possible (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Kim challenges many villains, while dealing with interesting social issues. (30 mins.)
“ Disney show that my kids were crazy about, many happy hours spent watching... ” - toddandceleste
 
50.
Married with Children (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous. (22 mins.)
“ At least half the time it was pretty hilarious... ” - toddandceleste
 
51.
Community (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
“ Joel McHale is funny... ” - toddandceleste
 
52.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. (30 mins.)
“ Cute family show... ” - toddandceleste
 
53.
Criminal Minds (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. (42 mins.)
“ A show based on closed case files from the FBI. VERY disturbing when you realize there were actually people like this walking around free. I hope they are all still locked up. ” - toddandceleste
 
54.
Archer (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones. (22 mins.)
“ Really raunchy, half the time it's pretty funny, the other half is just too filthy to repeat. ” - toddandceleste
 
55.
The Cleveland Show (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The adventures of the Family Guy neighbor and deli owner, Cleveland Brown. (22 mins.)
“ This one did well for a couple of seasons, but then it just went downhill. It deserved to be cancelled. ” - toddandceleste
 
56.
The Bridge (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border. (43 mins.)
“ This one is interesting for the mystery, but also has a very dark depressing feel, more so than most cop shows. Very graphic. ” - toddandceleste
 
57.
Little House on the Prairie (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American Midwest. (60 mins.)
“ This show was good, never great, and the end was a little tedious. ” - toddandceleste
 
58.
The Andy Griffith Show (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney. (30 mins.)
“ Homespun country humor with the slapstick stylings of the great Don Knotts. The lady who played Aunt Bee won an Emmy, nice! ” - toddandceleste
 
59.
Petticoat Junction (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville. (30 mins.)
“ This show had too much corny humor to be great. I think a lot of men watched it because there were a lot of hot young girls in the cast. ” - toddandceleste
 
60.
Bob's Burgers (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Bob Belcher, along with his wife and three children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob's dream restaurant. (22 mins.)
“ This is kinda funny, not rolling on the floor funny... ” - toddandceleste
 
61.
Two and a Half Men (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house. (22 mins.)
“ This show started out funny, now it's just tedious. ” - toddandceleste
 
62.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time. (22 mins.)
“ Not the funniest show I ever saw, but Zoe Deschanel is interesting enough that I keep watching. ” - toddandceleste
 
63.
ALF (1986 TV Series)
Episode: A.L.F. (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The whole story starts here as Gordon Shumway, a Melmacian who escaped his planet before it was destroyed... (30 mins.)
“ ALF was the only funny character, but he was pretty funny! ” - toddandceleste
 
64.
Gimme a Break! (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend... (30 mins.)
“ The parts where Nell Carter sang or told any jokes were really great, the rest was just good. ” - toddandceleste
 
65.
Graceland (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A rookie FBI agent is sent to a house for undercover agents in Southern California, where he is trained by a former legend FBI agent. (42 mins.)
“ The subject matter is a little dark and depressing for me. If you like dark and depressing stories, the acting is good enough that you would love it. ” - toddandceleste
 
66.
Man About the House (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath... (30 mins.)
“ Oddly enough, this show was the show Three's Company was a spinoff from. Three's Company was much better, but with John Ritter, how could it fail? ” - toddandceleste
 
67.
The Greatest American Hero (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control. (60 mins.)
“ If this show had better writers I feel it could have been renewed for more seasons. Enjoyed what little there was. ” - toddandceleste
 
68.
Gidget (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne... (30 mins.)
“ Based on a book written by a Hollywood screenwriter about his fun loving teenage daughter. Sally Field was very cute in this, her first TV leading role. ” - toddandceleste
 
69.
Good Morning, World (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
David Lewis and Larry Clarke are early morning disc jockeys in Los Angeles. Dave is happily married... (30 mins.)
“ A one season wonder. A cute show about two guys who do a radio show together. ” - toddandceleste
 
70.
Fantasy Island (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected. (60 mins.)
“ Part of the appeal of this show was the never ending parade of glamourous guest stars. Ricardo Montalban wasn't bad either. ” - toddandceleste
 
71.
Caroline in the City (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit... (23 mins.)
“ Adorable show starring the very likeable Lea Thompson. Did very well but still cancelled after four seasons. ” - toddandceleste
 
72.
Major Dad (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Major John MacGillis is a conservative, by-the-book, die-hard Marine. Polly Cooper is a pacifistic, liberal journalist... (30 mins.)
 
73.
Kevin Can Wait (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A newly retired police officer looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. (30 mins.)