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paperC
Rivendell

Sep 28 2012, 10:19am

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Hi Guys! Many of my favorite shows, like House and Lost, has quit, so I need some new ones to follow. What are some good one you can recommend? Cheers


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 28 2012, 10:57am

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Two HBO series [In reply to] Can't Post

Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Both are great.



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Gondor


Sep 28 2012, 11:37am

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Doctor Who, Sherlock and game of thrones [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Sep 28 2012, 2:02pm

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Comedies [In reply to] Can't Post

My favs shows are quite few cuz not a fan of tv series these days unless they are old:

The Big Bang Theory mostly, and Mike and Molly

But I can watch the other comedies, like Two Broke Girls.


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Magpie
Immortal


Sep 28 2012, 3:08pm

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Touch, Sherlock, Downtown Abbey, [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't have cable and most of broadcast tv is kind of a lost cause, these days.

Cable shows or old tv I watched on DVD:
Game of Thrones
Doctor Who
Burn Notice
White Collar
Leverage
Fairly Legal
Warehouse 13
Justified

Battlestar Galactica
Deadwood
Legend of the Seeker
Being Human (UK)
Life on Mars (UK)
Torchwood
Firefly
Stargate Universe (apparently I was one of the few people who liked it)
Dead Like Me
Wonderfalls
MI5 / Spooks
Primeval
Life
Threshold
Robin Hood (the new one with Richard Armitage - it's so/so but has some redeeming qualities)

Lark Rise to Candleford
Hamish MacBeth
Monarch of the Glen



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diedye
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Sep 28 2012, 3:28pm

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My list... [In reply to] Can't Post

These are the ones that I try to never miss...

NCIS
NCIS: LA
Grimm
Fringe
Supernatural
Person of Interest
Bones
Doctor Who
Masterpiece Mystery
Downton Abbey
a lot of PBS

Those that I watch whenever I come across them are...

Criminal Minds
Blue Bloods
Hawaii Five-0
Once Upon A Time
The Mentalist
Castle
Touch
CSI: NY

I used to watch CSI but gave up when Grissom left. The only comedy I used to watch was Two and a Half Men until Charlie Sheen went into idiot mode. And, for the most part, I avoid Reality TV like the plague.

(Well, okay... I do watch SOME reality TV... but it's mostly on the Discovery Channel and TLC, such as Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs, Cake Boss and that Psychic woman... she's just so out-there it's hilarious to watch people's reactions to her big hair, big mouth and the news that she talks to the dead.)

I haven't mentioned the ones that I've watched but are not currently on the air or that I watch via DVD because I don't have specialty channels and have to wait till they're released on DVD.



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shirehobbit
Rivendell

Sep 28 2012, 4:21pm

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Sherlock [In reply to] Can't Post

I LOVE Sherlock. Of course i didn't begin watching it till episode 2 of the second season, but I've watched a billion clips on youtube and read the plotlines a dozen times on wikipedia. I refuse to watch Elementrary. I wasn't sure if I would or not at first, but when i heard it was Sherlock in NEW YORK, that's just wrong.
Also Once Upon a Time. When there are any good stars on, Dancing with the Stars, and the Sing Off. There's rumors going around that it's been cancelled though, so i don't know if it's still on.
Last night was the premiere of Last Resort on ABC, and that looks pretty good.
The Middle is a good one to.


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Sep 28 2012, 4:40pm

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TGIF and that Grimm is back on again! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Sep 28 2012, 4:40pm

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I enjoyed the Sing Off and have heard the same rumors [In reply to] Can't Post

I noticed Ben Folds Five is in town tomorrow... which tells me Ben Folds is not working on the Sing Off at the moment. :-(

I watched Elementary last night and have no problem with it being in NY. I love alternate and 'twisted' (as it's called in terms of fairy tales and legends, etc) versions of classic stories.

But it didn't *wow* me. I like to give things a while to find their feet and the two stars have great potential. It's still on the appointment tv list for me.

I'm also curious about Arrow which debuts in another week and half.



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JWPlatt
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Sep 28 2012, 6:12pm

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None [In reply to] Can't Post

None.

I have given up on the ability of television networks to treat shows and viewers fairly. Quick cancellations of promising shows, irregular scheduling, insipid reality shows aimed at the lowest common denominator, and ever larger chunks of commercials have left me unwilling to invest my time. I'm done.

Stupid networks don't let good shows run to length anymore. They put them on at knuckleheaded times and make them go on hiatus for months just so they can justify killing off the show and - I don't know - collect the cancellation insurance or something? What's the point?

How can educated network programming executives be so stupid for so many years without being intentionally stupid?

How do consistent acts of self-destructive sabotage that obviously lose viewers help the bottom line?

They learn nothing.


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Ataahua
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Sep 28 2012, 7:29pm

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Last night I watched an episode of TBBT [In reply to] Can't Post

where Leonard explained why the elevator doesn't work. We saw the creation of the room-mate agreement where Sheldon insisted they agree that a particular night was for watching Firefly "because clearly that will be running for years".

***sigh*** Pirate

I never miss Big Bang Theory, Castle, Dr Who, True Blood and (guilty pleasure) The Vampire Diaries. Everything else is negotiable.

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Annael
Half-elven


Sep 28 2012, 10:16pm

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Castle, Warehouse 13, Perception, Doctor Who, Sherlock // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Sep 28 2012, 10:54pm

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Lately just Futurama. [In reply to] Can't Post

I tend to get into grooves where I watch one show and almost nothing else. I don't watch a lot of TV when it comes down to it. My last one was "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" and before that as series called "A Haunting." Seen all of "Walking Dead" so far (looking forward to season 3) and season one of GoT (killing off Boromir was a bad idea imo).


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Donry
Tol Eressea


Sep 29 2012, 1:02am

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I watch... [In reply to] Can't Post

Sherlock
Game of Thrones
True Blood
Dirty Jobs
Pawn Stars
Ice Road Truckers
American Pickers
Great Lakes Warriors
and a bunch more of those shows on History

I just recently finished watching Eureka, its over now.
I have the first season of Starsky & Hutch and am going through it.
I am going to watch Boardwalk Empires once Starsky & Hutch are done....
The Newsroom is supposed to be great.

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DanielLB
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Sep 29 2012, 11:29am

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I've never been to the US so not sure if it's a myth or not [In reply to] Can't Post

But are there really adverts every 5-10 minutes? Or does it depend on the network? That would drive me crazy. Even in the UK, every 15 minutes can be annoying.

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Marionette
Rohan


Sep 29 2012, 2:03pm

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:) [In reply to] Can't Post

I loved that episode Laugh


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Annael
Half-elven


Sep 29 2012, 3:21pm

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Yup [In reply to] Can't Post

which is why I love my DVR - I record my shows and skip the ads. 'Course, that doesn't help with the ones they crawl at the bottom now. The only way to avoid them is to rent the series on DVD.

What we don't have here is advertising posters glued to every wall.

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Hamfast
Rohan


Sep 29 2012, 3:59pm

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I don't have cable.... [In reply to] Can't Post

but I watch TV shows on blu ray and have Netflix and Amazon Prime streaming, so here goes....

Big Bang Theory
Fringe
Workaholics
Eastbound and Down
Star Wars - Clone Wars
South Park
Futurama
Family Guy
Rome
Warehouse 13
Sherlock
King of the Hill
Game of Thrones
Northern Exposure
Being Human
Firefly
Every available Star Trek show on Netflix....


I find my most watched TV show is Futurama. All of the seasons and movies are available on Netflix, so I start at season 1, go all the way through season 6, watch the movies.....then start all over againLaugh

I don't actually sit down and watch everything though....often I just have it on when i'm not listening to music and doing chores....


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Aragorn'sSexyScar
Rohan

Sep 29 2012, 4:31pm

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Not many these days [In reply to] Can't Post

I used to watch loads but I don't have time to invest in that many anymore.

One that I don't miss is the new Hawaii 5-0.I love the actors, the characters, their stories and the beautiful island of Oahu.

Supernatural is also a huge favourite but it's been treated very badly by the TV channel that airs it in the UK.I watch it online or wait for the DVD.

Elementary looks promising so I'll watch that, especially as it's set in New York & Jonny Lee Miller stars.I think SKY are airing it next month.

Other than that I mostly watch news & sport but once in a while a reality show or documentary might catch my eye.




Magpie
Immortal


Sep 29 2012, 4:42pm

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some commercials are now getting embedded in the shows [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw a scene on Hawaii Five-O where they just kind of stopped the plot dead while the discussed the merits of some Subway sandwhich. And a few shows, esp. White Collar, include features of cars in the plot. In the commentary, the people will even shout during those scenes: car commercial.



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Sep 29 2012, 4:44pm

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I considered adding Northern Exposure to my list [In reply to] Can't Post

It's quite old... at least how young people think of old. But it was a good show and at least some episodes just got better with repeated watchings.



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DanielLB
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Sep 29 2012, 4:59pm

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That sounds painful [In reply to] Can't Post

And would definitely put me off a show. Is there no legislation to restrict how many (and how often) adverts are shown in the US? Certainly seems excessive.

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Magpie
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Sep 29 2012, 5:24pm

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" Is there no legislation to restrict how many (and how often) adverts are shown in the US?" [In reply to] Can't Post

lol... this is America. We don't need no stinking laws to regulate things!

(said as a joke... can't go no further without getting political. - but no, there are no laws. The closest we have are some regulations about advertising aimed at children)



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Hamfast
Rohan


Sep 29 2012, 7:33pm

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Huge fan of Northern Exposure.... [In reply to] Can't Post

and it's good to see someone remembers it Wink My folks live in Washington state, and one year when visiting we took a drive to Rosyln,WA ( where the show was filmed) It was really cool to see Chris' DJ booth, Dr. Fleischman's office, and we even had lunch at Rosyln's Cafe. I think the show is one of the best examples of a tv program not assuming all of the viewers are complete idiots. A few of the authors whose works were read aloud by Chris on his radio show....

Walt Whitman
Abraham Lincoln
Carl Jung
Edgar Allen Poe
Robert Frost
Emily Dickinson
Maurice Sendak
Marcel Proust
Henry David Thoreau

It is rare that you would ever hear a character on a network tv show actually reading a paragraph from a great work of literature. A favorite of mine would be a quote from Prousts 'Rememberance of Things Past'

"When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

To this day, I find it amazing this was read aloud on a tv show.


imin
Valinor


Sep 29 2012, 7:43pm

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they are about every 10 mins [In reply to] Can't Post

and they last around 5 mins. It was incredibly frustrating as you cant get into a show when its like that i think, especially if you have been used to BBC.

Another thing is they have adverts for the next show, when the current show is going on and loads of marks all over the screen saying what age its for and what channel you are on. I know places like itv2 have that but its a bit excessive in America.

Overall there is better tv in US i think, but there is loads and loads which is terrible so it takes more time to find those great shows. Considering the differences in budgets i think UK punches above its weight though.

Posters being plastered everywhere, im not sure if that was meant to mean in the uk they are everywhere as where i grew up and where i live now there are hardly any, but in Cali they were every couple hundred feet when driving. But that's Cali i guess.

Favourite show at the moment is hard to say - homeland or mock the week but there are loads that people have said here as well that i think are great - like Life, planet earth, frozen planet, blue planet - love those nature documentaries!

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