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TV Worth Watching

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Peter000, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    LOL! She never looked better than in that show. Only two more years, and she'll be in the 40+ thread ... :up:

    It's been so long since I've watched the show that I honestly can't remember. I've been meaning to go back and watch it again, but the list of shows I need to catch up on just keeps growing and growing. I'm about a quarter of the way through 'The Shield' right now, and the new fall shows are already piling up on my TiVos. :)
     
  2. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    I wouldn't call it a ripoff, but it used the same device to tell the story. One of the reasons the show failed is that you literally HAD to watch every episode in order from the beginning or it made no sense.
     
  3. speedcouch

    speedcouch Geekneck

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    Over the last year, I watched and enjoyed the following on Amazon Prime:

    The West Wing
    Friday Night Lights
    Alias
    Sons of Anarchy

    On HBO GO and HBO On Demand:

    The Wire
    Treme

    Rewatched:

    Deadwood
    Life
    Battlestar Galacttica

    I highly recommend them all!

    Cheryl
     
  4. bsnelson

    bsnelson Mid-life anti-crisis in progress TCF Club

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    OK, I just finished season 1 and know nothing whatsoever about what's happened since. Did it really go downhill enough in season 2 and beyond to not warrant a recommendation?

    Brad
     
  5. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    If you enjoyed Season 1, I think you'll enjoy Season 2. It's not as good, but it's still definitely worth watching. The jury is still out on Season 3.
     
  6. bsnelson

    bsnelson Mid-life anti-crisis in progress TCF Club

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    Longmire
    Justified (Timothy Olyphant is awesome in this)

    Brad
     
  7. speedcouch

    speedcouch Geekneck

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    Oh yeah, definitely Justified!

    Agree with others on Homeland: 1 - great, 2- good, 3 - so far, not so good. Holding out hope it gets better.
     
  8. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

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    +1 for The West Wing and Friday Night Lights. Alias was good for the first couple of seasons but got rather boring towards the end. I did like the series ending, though.

    Longmire isn't bad and definitely worth a look. I also like Justified.

    There are a lot of shows that I like to watch, but I don't necessarily think of them as quality TV and mostly just entertaining enough to fill a void. I don't consider all but a handful of shows as really being quality TV these days, especially with all of the crap the networks are trying to foist upon us. Most people apparently just want mindless entertainment and don't really focus on quality anymore and the networks are happy to oblige. How else can you explain the proliferation of "reality" TV shows (aside from the fact they're cheap to produce, which is why the studios love them)? There are lots of cable shows that fit this description that are fun to watch and generally better than the vast majority of network TV shows on average. This includes shows like:

    Leverage
    White Collar
    Falling Skies
    Franklin & Bash
    Covert Affairs
    Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    The League
    Wilfred
    Bates Motel
    Mad Men
    The Walking Dead
    Low Winter Sun
    Defiance
    Warehouse 13
    Louie
    Haven
    Hell On Wheels
    Legit
    Lost Girl
    Necessary Roughness
    Orphan Black
    Perception
    The Killing
    Suits
    The Americans
    The Bridge
    The Glades
    The Newsroom
    Hello Ladies
    Eastbound and Down
    Episodes
    Shameless
    Vikings

    Some of the above shows really belong on my A list, but I just lumped all of the cable shows I currently watch and enjoy. There are a few others as well as a lot of network shows, but I thought the above were worth a mention.

    Of all of the network TV shows, I think The Good Wife and Hannibal are probably two of the current best, IMHO. Hannibal is extremely dark, but the acting is superb. The Good Wife is the only thing that has me watching any prime time TV on CBS Sunday nights.
     
  9. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Fringe. I can't believe no one's mentioned it yet.

    This is a show that'll be worthy of a TCF re-watch in the future! :cool:
     
  10. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    The new CW series "The Tomorrow People" is worth checking out if you enjoy watching beautiful/handsome young adults with super powers. :)
     
  11. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series.
     
  12. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    Farscape was a favorite of mine (I even named my dog Dargo!), and I noticed this weekend it is coming to Netflix streaming in (I think) November of this year.
     
  13. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    Out of all the shows I watched over the years, Farscape's premature cancellation hurt the worst. The show was still at a creative and artistic high when the Sci-Fi Channel unexpectedly pulled the plug. Even more than a decade later, I'm still pissed off about it.
     

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