Best One season of any TV show

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  1. Dec 30, 2014 #21 of 103
    Hcour

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    Can't say the best of any show, there's just too much great television out there these days, but this first season of The Missing is certainly one of the best I've ever seen. As good as any film ever was.
     
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    Lost - Season 1
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    Weeds - Season 1
    X-Files - Season 2
    My So Called Life - Season 1
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    Broadchurch - Season 1
     
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    Claire199

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    @Steveknj, It's too hard to do best season. I looked at Wiki to remind me of S4. You are so right!!. It is killer funny!! Crazy Joe Davola, Bubble Boy, Cheever Letters, etc. We have the DVDs too. There's never been a funnier sitcom, not even close, imho.
     
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    Steveknj

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    Not to mention, The Contest!!
     
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    I'm out. I'm out of the contest.
     
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    mr.unnatural

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    No longer master or your domain. ;)

    FWIW, Seinfeld was once named the best show ever on TV by TV Guide. The only season I would call subpar was the first one. If it aired today it never would have survived past the first season.

    FYI - Broadchurch was basically a one-shot miniseries so it doesn't really qualify.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2014 #27 of 103
    tivotvaddict

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    Season 3 Mad Men

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    tta
     
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    KyleLC

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    What does hand orientation have to do with it?
     
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    Sparty99

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    I don't quite buy this. You could essentially eliminate any of the recent anthology series (Fargo, True Detective, American Horror Story) with this ruling. I say it counts.
     
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    Sparty99

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    I've been meaning to rewatch The Wire for a few months now. The fact that it's now available in HD might just be the motivation I need. Hopefully I can get caught up on Boardwalk Empire and Homeland this weekend and start up on The Wire next week.
     
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    Claire199

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    @Steveknj, Seinfeld + Larry David = comic genius
     
  14. Dec 31, 2014 #34 of 103
    dinglehart

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    You mean other than Firefly?
     
  15. Dec 31, 2014 #35 of 103
    GoPackGo

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    Exactly.
     
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    mr.unnatural

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    I just checked epguides.com and they have Broadchurch listed as starting a second season on January 5th. I was always under the impression that it was a one-season show. If that's the case then I agree with your assessment.

     
  17. Dec 31, 2014 #37 of 103
    Steveknj

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    As with the other weak seasons, there were some real bright spots. I thought the last season was pretty weak too, but then there was the Yada Yada and the Strike episodes (with Festivus). Season 1 was only 5 episodes, so it was kind of weak.

    I'm not so sure it would get cancelled today. First of all the President of NBC was a fan. Second, think of a couple of other favorites that didn't get cancelled but had horrible ratings and made it a couple or three seasons, such as Arrested Development. So I think it might have hung on even today.
     
  18. Dec 31, 2014 #38 of 103
    goblue97

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    I'm noticing a lot of love for Season 4 of the Wire. What was it about that season that everyone seems to love so much? I'm in the middle of a re-watch and I'm just not getting what sets that season above the rest.

    Responses should probably be careful not to include spoilers or tag them if need be.
     
  19. Dec 31, 2014 #39 of 103
    jradosh

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    1. quality of the child actors (in addition to the already excellent adult actors)
    2. the story intertwined the police, politicians, gangs, students and teachers story arcs in a cohesive, compelling way. So many layers.
    3. the child characters, and how they were like (or became like) younger versions of some of the older characters we already knew, was fascinating.
    4. the development (positive and negative) of each child's character really tug at the heartstrings.

    There are some specific things that I think were part of the reason Season 4 was so good, but I don't want to delve into spoilers.
     
  20. Dec 31, 2014 #40 of 103
    BlearyEyed

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    It was said very well in the post above mine, but the quality of the child actors was amazing. I also feel like season 1 introduced us to a world that many of us didn't know existed, season three showed how broken that world was. By season four as the viewer you understood the world you were in, and understood the characters, their relationships, etc... It allowed the show to go so much deeper and explain so much more because the foundation was set.
     

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