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EW’s Latest List: Best Cult TV Shows (MST3K is #4)

Entertainment Weekly seems to crank out these clickbait lists a few times a year, but, hey, it’s great to see they know that MSTies are still out there.

14 comments to EW’s Latest List: Best Cult TV Shows (MST3K is #4)

  • 1
    snowdog says:

    Methinks EW is stretching the definition of “Cult Show” to it’s absolute limits with this list. “Lost” was a cult show? I think not.

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  • 2
    Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    “SyFy”

    Really? That name change didn’t come about until way later.

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  • 3
    Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    @Snowdog yeah, I also noticed most have been made within the past decade…

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  • 4
    Kenneth Morgan says:

    #3 (Terry the Sensivite Knight

    You have to keep in kind that the collective memory of the editorial board of EW only goes back about three years, and on occasion ten. Before that, they figure nothing existed.

    Still, I agree it’s good that they remember MST3K.

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  • 5
    Frank Conniff says:

    Congratulations, Sampo!

       6 likes

  • 6
    snowdog says:

    Not only are many of the shows too new, but they’re too mainstream as well. Half the world was talking about the latest episode of Lost around the water coolers. Star Trek:TNG spawned several blockbuster movies. Etc…

       1 likes

  • 7
    Goshzilla says:

    Nice to see I’m not the only one who remembers Freaks & Geeks pseudo-sequel Undeclared. (Speaking of Freaks & Geeks, leaving it out makes the whole list illegitimate.)

       4 likes

  • 8
    Pulatso says:

    No Red Dwarf. No Comic Strip Presents. No Red Green Show. No Space Ghost Coast to Coast (or Sea Lab 2021 or Aqua Teen Hunger Force).

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  • 9
    Brandon says:

    MST3K is moving up the chain! #4? Nice.

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  • 10
    mstgator says:

    Yeah, I don’t get “ST:TNG” being a cult show. Don’t high ratings (out-of-the-box and then sustained over several years) automatically disqualify a show from “cult” status?

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  • 11
    Brandon says:

    I think a lot of this is “Sci Fi Ghetto” in action. “Sci-Fi” isn’t generally perceived to be something general audiences like. So, even if you have something popular on your hands like “Star Trek”, it’s usually dismissed by most people as, “Well, it’s only popular with sci-fi fans, and there’s not many of those”.

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  • 12
    huggybear says:

    Just saw this the other day. Glad to know the show is still relevent 15 yrs. after it went off the air.

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  • 13
    Professor Gunther says:

    Isn’t “cult” an invention of the mainstream? (Or perhaps it’s just self-congratulatory.) Call MST3K whatever you want; it was simply a great bloody show.

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  • 14
    rcfagnan says:

    It should be no. 1!

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