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TV show recommendations?

Postby reggiesimpson » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:06 pm

Just read "your favorite movie?" so i figured i would ask the same for TV. Couldnt find a previous thread.
Deadwood

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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Default User BR » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:11 pm

Futurama by a landslide.


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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby nimo956 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:12 pm

Breaking Bad
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby rdmayo21 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:18 pm

Cowboy Bebop
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby chaz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:36 pm

Masterpiece on PBS.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby rec7 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:41 pm

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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby mickens16 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:41 pm

Almost anything on AMC; Breaking Bad, The Killing and Mad Men. Deadwood was a great show too, unfortunately they had to cancel it. At least HBO has Game of Thrones and renewed for a 3rd year. My favorite sitcom is Big, Bang, Theory or Modern Family.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby FlyHi » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:45 pm

Mad Men
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby 1530jesup » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:52 pm

Twilight Zone and Barney Miller and Mash
aside for movies and an occasional tennis match or basketball playoff, the wife owns the remote...
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Zeppcoustic » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:36 pm

The Wire
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Sunflower » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:47 pm

Breaking Bad is starting up soon! I also enjoy Mad Men, The Killing, Fringe, Grimm, and Masterpiece Theater.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby dewey » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:51 pm

"Real Time" with Bill Maher on HBO
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby leonidas » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:52 pm

The Good Wife, True Blood and The Walking Dead
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Atilla » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:05 pm

Not even close - Mad Men. It's a reflection of what I deal with, except for the infidelity and smoking. :wink:
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby SteveRB » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:14 pm

No Reservations. Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Breaking Bad. Flipping Out.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby G12 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:25 pm

The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, Dexter and Nurse Jackie. The first season of AHS was extremely good, waiting for season 2 to start. My wife would say So You Think You Can Dance. Really enjoyed Rescue Me until it petered out over its final two seasons.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby gkaplan » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:47 pm

I don't have a television. If I did, however, my favorite TV show would be Mad Men.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Muchtolearn » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:00 pm

I am embarrassed to say that I don't watch any Tv shows in the classic sense. I do watch TV- mainly news shows, sports, Nat geo wild, etc. But I have a policy for the last 30 years or so that came about which is if one show has any relationship in terms of characters or plots to a prior one I wouldn't watch it. This knocks out everything. I did break the rule once about 20 years ago when I watched Twin Peaks. Although I don't think I understood anything, I loved it.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby JupiterJones » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:04 pm

Current:

Mad Men
Downton Abbey
Dexter
The IT Crowd


Past:

Battlestar Galactica (the reboot)
Freaks & Geeks
Firefly
Flight of the Conchords
Lost
The Love Boat (no, seriously)


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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby bengal22 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:08 pm

Thunder vs. Heat :beer
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby bengal22 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:09 pm

dewey wrote:"Real Time" with Bill Maher on HBO


So, I assume O'Reilly is your 2nd favorite. :)
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby interplanetjanet » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:10 pm

QI, especially if Sandi Toksvig makes an appearance.

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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby chaz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:26 pm

gkaplan wrote:I don't have a television. If I did, however, my favorite TV show would be Mad Men.

You can get TV over your computer.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby ruralavalon » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:37 pm

The Big Bang Theory.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby JSMill » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:38 pm

The Wire
The Sopranos
Seinfeld
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Arrested Development
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Phineas J. Whoopee » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:50 pm

Hi All,

Multi-year lurker, first time poster. Thanks to everyone for helping me get my savings and investing strategy into shape - I'm very happy with the way it is working out.

I couldn't resist answering this question.

My favorite TV show is Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales, obviously.

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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Default User BR » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:04 pm

Muchtolearn wrote:But I have a policy for the last 30 years or so that came about which is if one show has any relationship in terms of characters or plots to a prior one I wouldn't watch it. This knocks out everything.

Futurama ain't got much. Well, the Star Trek folk showed up in an episode, but as themselves not their characters. They were all heads in jars by the end.

Does this sound like rehashed plotting?

Fry: Is that blimp accurate?
Leela: Yep. It's December 31st, 2999[1].
Fry: My god, a million years[2]...

[1] Fry was accidentally[3] frozen in a cryogenics facility while delivering a pizza in 1999.
[2] Fry isn't very, what's the word, smart.
[3] Or WAS it accidental?

Fry: Can I ask you a question?
Leela: As long as it's not about my eye.
Fry: Uhh...
Leela: Is it about my eye[1]?
Fry: Sort of.
Leela: [sighs] Just ask the question.
Fry: What's with the eye?
Leela: I'm an alien[2].
Fry: [excited] Cool, an alien. Has your race taken over the Earth?
Leela: No, I just work here[3].

[1] She is cyclops. A sexy one!
[2] Or IS she?
[3] Not for long!


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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Toons » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:21 pm

Charlie Rose :happy
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby cheesepep » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:39 pm

Everyone Loves Raymond

I Love Lucy
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Tom_T » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:42 pm

Burn Notice
The Mentalist

My kids like to watch old reruns of Burns and Allen, neither of whom they'd ever heard of.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby ku96 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:45 pm

Currently, Mad Men and Curb Your Enthusiasm. I also watch Boardwalk Empire and Justified.

All-time, I would go with Seinfeld, The Sopranos, and The Wonder Years. Quite a variety with those three.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby BobStrauss » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:48 pm

Mad Men
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
Spartacus (though I like the first three best)
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby reggiesimpson » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:01 pm

mickens16 wrote:Almost anything on AMC; Breaking Bad, The Killing and Mad Men. Deadwood was a great show too, unfortunately they had to cancel it. At least HBO has Game of Thrones and renewed for a 3rd year. My favorite sitcom is Big, Bang, Theory or Modern Family.

Lots of unhappy people when they cancelled Deadwood. It didnt have a wide audience but they went "deep".
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Balance » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:18 pm

Game of Thrones
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Saphomd » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:31 pm

Gomer pyle :shock:
Mr Ed
The munsters
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby gkaplan » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:02 pm

chaz wrote:gkaplan wrote:I don't have a television. If I did, however, my favorite TV show would be Mad Men.


You can get TV over your computer.



Computer's too slow.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby wander » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:10 pm

Columbo
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby jef » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:25 pm

Reruns of Entourage, No Reservations, Burn notice
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby fmhealth » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:37 pm

Only one for me. "Shark Tank". Should be required viewing for anyone interested in how business really works.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby dkdoy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:40 pm

The Wire
Dexter
Breaking Bad
Deadwood
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby norookie » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:52 pm

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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby fishnskiguy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:03 pm

I only look forward to one show each night:

The O'Reilly Factor. He really makes me laugh.

Lest you think think this post has a political slant, let me state I dislike:

Hannity. He makes me want to barf.

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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby idahospud » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:38 pm

Doc Martin, PBS
Foyle's War, PBS
Midsomer Murders, PBS
Das Journal, Deutsche Welle
Fareed Zakaria's GPS, CNN
Nova, PBS

Usually need to see the British crime shows several times to get the plot and understand 'who dunn it' and why...but like a good puzzle, that is what makes them fun.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby scrabbler1 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:50 am

Law & Order (not SVU) reruns
Seinfeld reruns
60 Minutes (been watching it every week since the 1970s when I was a teenager)
Washington Week (PBS)
The Daily Show (Jon Stewart)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (mainly the monologue and first sketch)
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby ClubberLang » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:10 am

1530jesup wrote:Twilight Zone and Barney Miller and Mash
aside for movies and an occasional tennis match or basketball playoff, the wife owns the remote...


LOL I thought I was the only one who would say Twilight Zone and Barney Miller

How old are you or what is your age range BTW?
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby dewey » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:22 am

bengal22 wrote:
dewey wrote:"Real Time" with Bill Maher on HBO


So, I assume O'Reilly is your 2nd favorite. :)



I actually watch him occasionally too (how else to get a range of perspectives). But the two can't be compared. They are different programs with very different hosts. One can make a living exclusively in stand-up comedy if he chose. So he is multi-talented. The other (Uncle Bill) hurts his face when he smiles. And I've never seen him laugh in a way that would say 'we need to go to commercial so I can compose myself.' UB, as I see him, almost originates with anger--it is what he connects to his audience with. Maher can be angry at times too (as we all can) but his genesis is with humorous commentary on the state of our society, our politics, and our species in general. I guess I'm left to ask, why did you ask????
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby wingnutty » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:30 am

[quote]
The O'Reilly Factor. He really makes me laugh.

Lest you think think this post has a political slant, let me state I dislike:

Hannity. He makes me want to barf[/quote

:D Same here. O'Reilly is about the only politically-based show I can watch as I generally find him to be pretty fair on a lot of issues. He's probably more even-keeled than some people give him credit for.

I should note that I no longer have cable and only watch old shows on netflix
What I usually try and watch:
Seinfeld
Arrested Development
The Office (the first 4-5 seasons), but not so much now
Been watching a show called Portlandia, a spoof on a certain subset of people who live in portland/seattle areas and I find it very funny
Southpark (horrible I know, and my wife never lets me watch it when she is around, but I love feeding my immature side once in a while :D )
The Big Bang Theory (I find it to be pretty decent once in a while)
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby Driver » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:11 am

rdmayo21 wrote:Cowboy Bebop

+1
Also,
FullMetal Alchemist:Brotherhood
Chuck
Firefly
Iron Chef (old and new)
River Monsters
Man vs Wild
Survivorman
Good Eats
Arrested Development
MacGyver
Ballterstar Galactica (remake)
Stargate SG1
Formula One

Guess that's more than one.
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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby letsgobobby » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:40 am

Cheaters


Best. Show. Ever.

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Re: What is your favorite TV show?

Postby pteam » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:48 am

Game of thrones.

By far the best show I have ever seen. Hands down.

After winning golden globes and Emmys after only it's first season and being the highest rated show on imdb in two categories ever and second highest ever in the third and already being HBO's third most watched show EVER already and it's only season two. DVD sales pace broke all HBO records even beating the Sopranos. Oh, and it's also the most illegally downloaded show of all time already with over 25 million downloads and counting, some days alone are over 2.5 million per day.

Basically you need to watch this show. After the first show the next few episodes are a little slow because they are introducing a lot of characters but by the end of season 1 you will be amazed and season 2 is even better. HBO is spending $5 million dollars per episode so you know they are good. Be careful what you read online though because the shows are based on books that are already written and you don't want to spoil who dies in the future and things like that for yourself.
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