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MENSA Announces 10 Smartest Shows

family.jpgApparently MENSA geeks love their TV too.

The group just pulled together their massive brains and made up their own list of the 10 Smartest TV Shows of All-Time...

1. M*A*S*H
2. Cosmos
3. CSI
4. House
5. The West Wing
6. Boston Legal
7. All in the Family
8. Frasier
9. Mad About You
10. Jeopardy!

Sorry, but they lost me at "Mad About You." The pairing of Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt was nice, but c'mon now.

The TV Squad has a slew of alternate selections. I'm not going to get into a big debate, except to say that "Arrested Development" just never gets any love -- even from the nerds. -- Rachel Cericola


Posted by Rachel Cericola on February 18, 2008 10:33 PM
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As a member of British Mensa I know that Mensa didn't come up with a list of TV programmes - one American member who is also the chairman of Mensa International did and it's his personal favourites list, so noone can really argue with that. So either you can't read the PR or someone else couldn't and misled you. Not very clever of whoever was it ...? :-)

-- Posted by: Sylvia at February 19, 2008 4:36 AM

Fraaer, M*A*S*H, and Boston Legal don't belong there, either, regardless of the list's provenance.

And how could one omit "Lost"?

-- Posted by: Cecil Rose at February 19, 2008 9:40 AM

I could see why they said M*A*S*H, and I don't know enough about Boston Legal... totally agree with Lost though. Maybe it should have been a top 20!

-- Posted by: rachel at February 19, 2008 9:53 AM

Mad abt. U was a wonderful series. The chemistry between the two stars and the sensitive writing (most of the time) made it a hit. It was one of the best adult sitcoms around; and that's why the series ran soooo long......

-- Posted by: Lee at February 19, 2008 1:15 PM

God bless Arested Development. Best, smartet TV show ever

-- Posted by: kit at February 19, 2008 5:33 PM

you gotta be kidding me. CSI???? That's Science Fiction. STart watching some real series like preason break and lost. those up r for dummies

-- Posted by: Ljupco at February 20, 2008 9:50 AM

the best tv show ever ans the smarter is house m.d.

-- Posted by: natgeo at March 19, 2008 11:47 PM

A few of the choices are excellent. The rest are absurd. My picks, in no particular order are:

1. The Twilight Zone

2. The Wire

3. Jeopardy!

4. The Simpsons

5. Cosmos

6. Nature

7. A&E's Biography

8. Monty Python's Flying Circus

9. NOVA

10. Inside the Actor's Studio

-- Posted by: Anthony at January 8, 2010 4:09 AM

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