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What television series would you recommend to someone to start from scratch?

For instance, I’ve never watched Lost but I don’t think I could handle 7+ years or whatever it was of shows mainly because I heard the show ended up like X-Files where the creators were kind of winging it.

Any suggestions?


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on Apr 29, 2012

I have to agree with the people on here who say the recent BBC version of Sherlock to one of the best. I like how they have adapted the awesome books in a sexy modern take on the books. I mean in the first episode of series two, the scene with Irene Adler is just genius, what better to combat Holmes attention to detail to appeal to his other senses.

on Apr 29, 2012

the original series of holmes was pretty good as well even when it was on the radio

on Apr 29, 2012

The NBA playoffs because The Walking Dead and the NFL season don't continue until fall. In between we have DVD's of La Femme Nikita (The Peta Wilson Nikita). TMC also has some good movies to watch.

Also looking forward to when Hell on Wheels returns.

on Apr 30, 2012

 My Last comment to what show to watch is a good ol' brit comedy & in the voice of Kriton *drum roll*   smeeee....smeeeee.......smeeeeee...smeeeee....smeg Heads        believe it or not that's actually funny...mmmm tough crowd,alright i'll make it easy for ya it's Red Dwarf & not the USA version like i said

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on Apr 30, 2012

The Benny Hill Show < The only British TV show that was worth watching

In Living Color

on Apr 30, 2012

Disturbedcomputer
The Benny Hill Show

Dick Emery was a lot funnier... do a search on You Tube and you'll see what I mean

on Apr 30, 2012

starkers
Dick Emery was a lot funnier... do a search on You Tube and you'll see what I mean

will have to do that never hard of him

on Apr 30, 2012

Disturbedcomputer
will have to do that never hard of him

While he could pull off the innuendo style like Benny Hill, Dick Emery was more intellectual and a master of disguises... yup. he could successfully portray numerous characters with ease.

on Apr 30, 2012

Oh yeah, a couple more to consider...

Person of Interest... a geeky style mystery/thriller

Revenge... the title speaks for itself...  karma, a what goes around comes around thriller.

on May 01, 2012

A lot of great suggestions here. I would second any Community recommendations. Don't be put off by some of the lesser first Season eps as when the show hits its' stride, it is one of the most creative and rewarding shows out there today. The newest episode was Law and Order themed and executed brilliantly.

I would also strongly recommend Homeland (91% on Metacritic). A first-rate and fresh look at terrorism and a stellar cast: Damian Lewis, Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin. 

Also for something completely different, watch Adventure Time! It's an animated show that should appeal to anyone who knows what a 20 sided die is.

on May 01, 2012

The Walking Dead is excellent. So is that new Sherlock Holmes.

on May 01, 2012

24

Walker Texas Ranger

Knight Rider

Just thought I'd suggest some of my favorite series'. We're currently making our way through 24.

on May 01, 2012

I recently started watching Better Off Ted on Netflix....good way to give your mind a rest.

on May 01, 2012

Coming from someone who doesn't like to invest a ton of time in TV...

 

My wife will watch much more than I do, and she knows if it's something I may have an interest in.  I've abandoned more series than I care to count after one episode, because I can't sit through it if my mind goes somewhere else.

 

Anyway, top 4 in this order:

 

The Wire

Breaking Bad

Arrested Development

Deadwood

 

I'll throw in an honorable mention for the recent Sherlock Holmes series done by the BBC starring Benedict Cumberbatch, these are really well done.

on May 01, 2012

Mirsguy
Just thought I'd suggest some of my favorite series'. We're currently making our way through 24.

I finished my "24" marathon last year (BSG as well).

This Year it's Star Trek. I'm watching it in reverse order for some reason (ENT,VOY,DS9,TNG,TOS)