Head of Mensa International picks favorite TV shows

Mensa Head Lists Smartest Shows Ever
‘House,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Law & Order’ Among Current Shows Picked
POSTED: 10:59 am EST February 15, 2008

Some people think that TV rots your brain, but the head of an organization for smart people has a list of what he said are the smartest shows ever made.
Jim Werdell, the chairman of Mensa International, gave his list of the 10 most intelligent shows ever in honor of the end of the Hollywood writers’ strike.
In an interview with Fancast.com, he said the top 10 shows of all time are:

• “M*A*S*H”
• “Cosmos” (with Carl Sagan)
• “CSI”
• “House”
• “West Wing”
• “Boston Legal”
• “All in the Family”
• “Frasier”
• “Mad About You”
• “Jeopardy”
He said some excellent current shows are “NCIS,” “Law & Order: SUV,” “House” and “Stargate SG-1.”
The 63-year-old retired government official from Northern California listens to about 10 hours of TV a day as background noise and admits to watching five or six hours a day.

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