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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 Mar 15, 2013

Aw hell! There are so many...

Babylon 5 (my absolute favorite)

Home Improvement

Big Bang Theory (though it's getting old after a fashion)

Two and a half Men (until Charlie left)

Californication

Dr. Who (yeah, Tom Baker was the best)

Once upon a time

Castle (sue me! )

Supernatural

Scooby Doo

Firefly

Time Tunnel (really funny from today's pov)

 

I use to like Moonlighting a lot (old show featuring Bruce Willis). But the last time I saw some re-runs of it, it felt like a bad trip...

 

 

on Mar 15, 2013

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Two and a half Men (until Charlie left)

Can't stand that show... before or after that idiot Sheen left.  In fact, that Sheen idiot would have to have the absolute worst attitude towards women I have ever seen [no he wasn't acting, that's the real him] so it's very easy to dislike the mongrel.

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Californication

The chronicles of a pathetic 'so-called' sex addict is NOT my idea of entertainment, and belongs i the same category as the Sheen show... OFF AIR.

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Dr. Who (yeah, Tom Baker was the best)

Now we're talking... Tom Baker is a legend, as is Jon Pertwee.. the best Dr Who's ever.... though this new bloke ain't bad.

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Once upon a time

Yup, I like this show, but then I like fantasy subjects because they're a distraction from the unpleasant things of the real world.

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Castle (sue me! )

Again, not a bad show... good for a giggle and a bit of suspense at times.

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Supernatural

Not bad... has its moments

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Firefly

Yes, a classic Sci-fi... and probably why I like Castle... Nathan Fillion.

on Mar 15, 2013

The Shield (Great start to finish)  It actually nails the final episode which almost never happens.

The Wire

Had to edit to add:  The Lost Room

on Mar 15, 2013

Has anyone here seen 'Luther' on the BBC?

on Mar 16, 2013

klaxton499
The Lost Room

Did it ever get picked up for a second season?

on Mar 16, 2013

flagyl

Has anyone here seen 'Luther' on the BBC?

Awesome show and actor. Awhile back, they started on a new season he said on his twitter.

 

on Mar 16, 2013

G_Bison


Awesome show and actor. Awhile back, they started on a new season he said on his twitter.


Here We Go... twitter.com/idriselba/stat…

— Idris Elba (@idriselba) November 19, 2012

 

 

Agreed. I haven't finished Season 2 as of yet, but I plan to.

 

It is available on Amazon Prime, if anyone is a member (that is where I discovered it, while looking for episodes of 'Top Gear', a show I am not crazy about, but I love cars).

on Mar 16, 2013

Good question, But I don't know. However, it is on Netflix...

Edit: I just checked and yes. Amazon Prime members have unlimited on on instant video, but not season 2...

on Mar 16, 2013

G_Bison

Good question, But I don't know. However, it is on Netflix...

Edit: I just checked and yes. Amazon Prime members have unlimited on on instant video, but not season 2...

 

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was making a statement that it IS available on Amazon Prime, not asking a question .

 

But I am surprised Season 2 is not there. I saw the first two episodes of Season 2 there...I will have to check again to see if it has been removed. Thanks for the update.

on Mar 16, 2013

flagyl
Thanks for the update.

on Mar 18, 2013

Castle (sue me! )
Again, not a bad show... good for a giggle and a bit of suspense at times.

Firefly
probably why I like Castle... Nathan Fillion.

Yeah, Nathan Fillion is great! Also a few members of the Firefly cast had roles on Castle over the years. And Molly Quinn is TO DIE FOR gorgeous!

Supernatural
Not bad... has its moments

Like this one (if you know CSI: Miami) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXNsgKwr0ZA

Also it touches a lot of interesting legend and mythology stuff. Not always on the spot. But nevertheless...


The Lost Room

Hell yeah! That was a good one! Too bad it got cancelled. Same as with Flash Forward.

on Mar 18, 2013

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Same as with Flash Forward.

on Mar 18, 2013

Star Adder
The Lost Room

Hell yeah! That was a good one! Too bad it got cancelled. Same as with Flash Forward.

Sadly, the TV powers that be see fit all too often to cancel shows with huge potential.  Flash Forward; The Event; Eureka; 666 Park Avenue; Alphas; Ringer; Sanctuary; Alcatraz and so on.  I was really getting into The Event and Alcatraz and both were prematurely snuffed out.  Worse still, most of these shows were replaced with so-called reality and lifestyle shows, neither of which are entertainment and never get airtime on my TV.  I mean, seriously, take a look at how much of that crap fills the airwaves as opposed to decent 'scripted' shows... there's entire channels dedicated to the crap for f**k sake.  Like if I wanted to know about the Kardashians and Snooki WoW Diddlysquat, I'd knock down their doors and beat it out of them.

*Okay, rant over.... for now*

Anyhow, on a happier note, I really like:

'Once Upon a Time'

'The Lying Game'

'Pretty Little Liars'

'Revenge'

'Bones'

'Touch'

'Arrow'

'Body of Proof'

'Haven'

'Person of Interest'

'Revolution'

'Warehouse 13'

There's a shipload of Brit stuff I like as well, but that's for another time.

on Mar 19, 2013

Warehouse is quite nice, yes.

Sanctuary was a good show. But as with all shows it lost over the years. Best example for that being Eureka. Man, at the end I was quite happy it ended. Plotholes the size of a supermassive black hole, characters got flat as a superstring and lots of lose ends. And don't get me started on teh time travel thingy - though bringen Baltar in was a nice idea.

Akashic field thread - dead end

Mission to Titan thread - never explainded why t f the wanted to go there

Linda Fiorentino and the massive conspiracy - not explained

Eureka gets shut down and that's it.

 

on Apr 11, 2013

BBC America

Ripper Street

and

Season Two of Copper starts this summer. I have to say that Copper was and hopefully remains an awesome show. It's a cop show set in 1864, during the civil war. The story takes place in % points section of New York City, where the gangs ruled everything and everyone was crooked. I could go on and on, but I feel safe in saying that if you watch the first episode, you'll either love it as much as I did or you won't care for it at all. I don't think there is any middle ground for this one.