TV show recommendations?

Questions on how we spend our money and our time - consumer goods and services, home and vehicle, leisure and recreational activities

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby chaz » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:17 pm

Foyle's War, PBS = very good.
Chaz | | “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." Woody Allen | | http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
chaz
 
Posts: 13140
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:44 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby texasdiver » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:18 pm

CURRENT SERIES
Mad Men
The Killing
Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad
Justified (can't believe no one else has mentioned this...it's great)
True Blood
Borgias
Dexter
Shameless
Homeland
Boardwalk Empire
Modern Family

PAST SERIES
Sopranos
The Wire
Rome
Battlestar Galactica
Band of Brothers
The Pacific
Friday Night Lights (absolutely nails the small town Texas life)

My wife also watches
Fringe
White Collar
Suits
Castle
Psych
Grays Anatomy
texasdiver
 
Posts: 924
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:50 am

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby chaz » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:46 pm

delete
Last edited by chaz on Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Chaz | | “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." Woody Allen | | http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
chaz
 
Posts: 13140
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:44 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby bluemarlin08 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:02 pm

From the past:

High Chaparral
Leave it to Beaver
Andy
Red Skelton Show
Moonlighting
Johnny
Make me Laugh
Original Hawaii five 0
Flipper
Twilight Hour


Current
No Reservations
American Idol


Spend more time on Netflix and on demand
bluemarlin08
 
Posts: 1483
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:18 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby chuck-b » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:18 pm

I'm enjoying the new series Longmire on A&E. Based on the excellent books by Craig Johnson.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. (John Lennon)
User avatar
chuck-b
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:12 am
Location: Massachusetts

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby reggiesimpson » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:41 pm

Johnny Staccato with John Cassavettes.
reggiesimpson
 
Posts: 1270
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:47 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby scrabbler1 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:32 pm

Petrocelli wrote:
scrabbler1 wrote:
FabLab wrote:You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx (Groucho could merely raise his eyebrows and I'd dissolve into fits of laughter)

and, transported in time via the WABAC machine:

Rocky and His Friends (aka the Rocky and Bullwinkle show) with, of course, Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose, Fractured Fairy Tales narrated by Edward Everett Horton, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Boris and Natasha, Dudley Do-Right, etc.

All fun stuff.


My favorite exchange from "You Bet Your Life:"

While interviewing a young, pretty girl before the YBYL game, he jokingly proposes to marry her.

Shocked by the marriage proposal, she replies, "But that's bigamy!"

Groucho quips, "Yes, and it's big of me, too." :D


Are you sure about this? I thought that exchange was from one of the Marx Bros.' early movies? I think it's from Animal Crackers or Monkey Business.


He said it in Animal Crackers, too. I guess he recycled the joke when he had an opportunity to do so in YBYL. :happy
scrabbler1
 
Posts: 1724
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:39 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby mickeyd » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:08 am

Old back-in-the-day 1950s TV series nomination~ The Naked City "There are more than 9 million stories in the naked city. This is just one"
Part-Owner of Texas | | “The CMH-the Cost Matters Hypothesis -is all that is needed to explain why indexing must and will work… Yes, it is that simple.” John C. Bogle
User avatar
mickeyd
 
Posts: 3602
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:19 pm
Location: Deep in the Heart of South Texas

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby reggiesimpson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:19 am

Peter Gunn
Mr. Lucky
reggiesimpson
 
Posts: 1270
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:47 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby puck2005 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:23 pm

Redneck vacation on CMT - but I'm a borderline redneck myself
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
Deadliest Catch
BIg Bang Theory

The Wire was awesome
Sopranos was awesome
24 was awesome
puck2005
 
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:41 am

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby ddj » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:35 am

Modern Family
30 Rock
Parks and Rec
The West Wing
The Wire
Breaking Bad
Lost
ddj
 
Posts: 61
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:21 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby supersharpie » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:26 am

Foyle's War
The Americans
Arrested Development
Workaholics
The Inbetweeners
House of Cards (both the UK and US versions!)
The League
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
South Park
Downton Abbey (1st season only, jumped the shark in the 2nd season)

there are plenty of others that just aren't coming to mind this early in the morning...will update later
supersharpie
 
Posts: 497
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:28 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby mgcfo » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:51 am

24
Lost
mgcfo
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:06 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Rob5TCP » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:10 am

Current and/or relatively recent
Lost (especially earlier episodes)
Fringe
Walking Dead
American Horror Story
Big Bang Theory


Historical
Twilight Zone
Outer Limits
Star Trek (TNG and TOS)
X Files
FireFly
Have Gun will Travel (saw for the first time last year on NetFlix)
Gunsmoke
Rocky and Bullwinkle
hill Street Blues
NYPD Blue
Wild Wild West
Babylon 5
The Prisoner (saw this as a kid and later as an adult)
User avatar
Rob5TCP
 
Posts: 1885
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:34 pm
Location: New York, NY

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby SC Hoosier » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:27 am

Indiana Hoosier Basketball on ES......PN!

SC Hoosier
I live in No Payment Land. It is wonderful, and I'd love for you to live here too.
User avatar
SC Hoosier
 
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:38 pm
Location: South Carolina

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby SC Hoosier » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:29 am

Best TV of the year is The Masters. Only 6 minutes of commercials allowed per hour.

"A tradition unlike any other. The Masters on CBS."
I live in No Payment Land. It is wonderful, and I'd love for you to live here too.
User avatar
SC Hoosier
 
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:38 pm
Location: South Carolina

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Deadwood » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:31 am

Justified (Fx)
Ripper Street (BBC America)
User avatar
Deadwood
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:38 pm
Location: Boston, MA

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Dulocracy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:21 pm

I have not had television since 1999, but I do buy series that I like.

Humor:
M*A*S*H*
Big Bang Theory

Drama:
Game of Thrones
Firefly

History:
Band of Brothers

Animated:
Cowboy Bebop
Full Metal Panic
I'm not a financial professional. Post is info only & not legal advice. No attorney-client relationship exists with reader. Scrutinize my ideas as if you spoke with a guy at a bar. I may be wrong.
Dulocracy
 
Posts: 761
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:03 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby mickeyd » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:06 pm

I have viewed two episodes to Inside Combat Rescue on NatGeo. Probably the best reality show ever presented. Gotta admire those PJs.


About the Show
The elite Combat Rescue members of the U.S. Air Force, Pararescuemen, or PJs, have one mission: rescue American or Allied forces in extreme danger. Whether their targets are shot down or isolated behind enemy lines, surrounded, engaged, wounded, or captured by the enemy, PJs will do whatever necessary to bring those in peril home. For the first time in their history, the PJs allow camera crews to cover their missions in Afghanistan. Inside Combat Rescue is the story of the lives of these elite airmen.


http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/c ... nAodfEIApg
Part-Owner of Texas | | “The CMH-the Cost Matters Hypothesis -is all that is needed to explain why indexing must and will work… Yes, it is that simple.” John C. Bogle
User avatar
mickeyd
 
Posts: 3602
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:19 pm
Location: Deep in the Heart of South Texas

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby protagonist » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:12 pm

Deadwood
Game of Thrones
Sopranos
Farscape (fantastic except the last season)
Breaking Bad
I, Claudius
Many Ken Burns documentaries (Civil War, Jazz, Baseball....)
Twin Peaks
Firefly
Californication
The Wire
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Rome (plus/minus)
First few yrs of Saturday Night Live
Mad Men
Boardwalk Empire
Homeland is supposed to be very good but I never saw it
Lost (except the end)
24
Early X-files (With Mulder and Scully)
South Park
Simpsons
Lexx (if you want something really out there)
Last edited by protagonist on Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
protagonist
 
Posts: 2255
Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:47 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby FRANK2009 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:48 am

-Life on Mars (American version)
-Curb Your Enthusiasm
-Seinfeld
-MASH
-Barney Miler
The Sopranos
-Hill Street Blues
-Jeopardy

-
FRANK2009
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:16 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby trudy » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:38 am

Every one I like gets canceled - Eureka, Stargate SG-1, Awake, Dead Like Me.

I do like Masterpiece Theater costume dramas and Inspector Morse, Lewis, etc.

I got rid of my television a few years ago, so I am a lot out of the loop now. My plan was to watch on hulu or websites, but that has pretty much fallen by the wayside. After watching the first few episodes of Downton Abbey on the web and then learning they had been edited down for the US, I planned to buy the unedited DVDs when it was completed and watch without dragged out cliffhangers, but then I read they'd killed off the nice guy. I hate it when shows do that, so no DVD purchases from me.
trudy
 
Posts: 166
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:46 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby trudy » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:40 am

ddj wrote:Modern Family
30 Rock
Parks and Rec
The West Wing
The Wire
Breaking Bad
Lost


The 30 Rock episode where Baldwin doubles as a telenovela villain is a must watch.
trudy
 
Posts: 166
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:46 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby trudy » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:42 am

Reading the other responses, I also vote for The Prisoner and throw in Tour of Duty, the latter a very underappreciated show.
trudy
 
Posts: 166
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:46 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby jay22 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:09 am

Please don't die before you watch The Wire, specially the season II. Oh, and Games of Thrones, too. That's all I can say. ;)
jay22
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:56 am

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Riverstwo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:07 pm

Fav are The Good Wife and Modern Family and Chopped.
Riverstwo
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:42 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby htdrag11 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:57 pm

+1 on GOT. Waiting for Season 3.

Other than live sporting events, have very little use for TV.

Just DVR Vikings from the History Channel, did not have a chance to watch it yet.
User avatar
htdrag11
 
Posts: 300
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:22 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby jginseattle » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:34 pm

Sherlock on PBS. Very entertaining.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sherlock/
jginseattle
 
Posts: 459
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:33 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Teetlebaum » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:26 pm

Boardwalk Empire
Boss
Breaking Bad
Californication
Chicago Fire
Copper
Cougar Town
Deadwood
Downton Abbey
Episodes
Family Guy
Futurama
Go On
Homeland
House
House Of Cards
House of Lies
Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Justified
Mad Dogs
Misfits
Modern Family
New Girl
Party Down
Revenge
Rules of Engagement
Shameless (the original is OK if there are subtitles)
Six Feet Under
Strike Back
The Big Bang Theory
The Killing 2 Forbrydelsen II (the original)
The League
The Neighbors
The Shield
The Good Wife
The Wire
Weeds
Whitney

And, (for those who don't need English subtitles):
老马家的幸福往事
家的n次方
鐵梨花
金婚
User avatar
Teetlebaum
 
Posts: 397
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:27 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby chaz » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:32 pm

Castle.
Chaz | | “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." Woody Allen | | http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
chaz
 
Posts: 13140
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:44 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby reggiesimpson » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:46 pm

Took jay22 advice and watched The Wire (finally). He is right. I thought the first three seasons (and especially #2) were the best but the entire series is top notch.
reggiesimpson
 
Posts: 1270
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:47 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby mickeyvee » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:52 am

The Americans
Life - Can't live with it...can't live without it!
mickeyvee
 
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:22 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby vshun » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:51 am

What - no love for Homeland on this forum?
Dexter
Weeds (finale last summer)
Nurse Jackie

We have all premium channels but find Showtime shows best in class. Heard good things of AMC shows.
vshun
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:48 am

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby MoonOrb » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:15 pm

The Wire
The Shield
The Sopranos
Foyle's War
The Simpsons (pre 1999)
Sherlock
Justified
Breaking Bad
The Walking Dead
Twin Peaks
Boardwalk Empire
Homeland

Mini-series:
Band of Brothers
State of Play
War and Remberance

Other series which I've enjoyed but haven't measured up to the first list:
24
Prison Break
Alias
MoonOrb
 
Posts: 477
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:58 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby davebo » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:07 pm

Past shows:

24
Lost
Seinfeld
King of Queens
Survivor

Current Shows:

Good Wife
Chicago Fire
Modern Family
Hawaii 5-0
The Office
Parks & Rec
Million Dollar Listing (Bravo)
Flipping Out (Bravo)
Guiliana & Bill
White Collar

Shows we mix in:

Rules of engagement
House Hunters
House Hunters Intl.
davebo
 
Posts: 295
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:02 am

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby chaz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:26 pm

DW likes House Hunters and House Hunters Intl.
Chaz | | “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." Woody Allen | | http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
chaz
 
Posts: 13140
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:44 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Reubin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:09 pm

The Big Bang Theory
Reubin
 
Posts: 193
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:39 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Teetlebaum » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:32 pm

Mr Selfridge
User avatar
Teetlebaum
 
Posts: 397
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:27 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby joelly » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:27 pm

supernatural
breaking bad
law and order
land girls
downton abbey
midsomer murders
once upon a time
User avatar
joelly
 
Posts: 137
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:22 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Angst » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:42 am

I would like to take this moment to thank the St. Louis Public Library for providing access to DVD's of all my favorite shows. I might always be one year behind most people when it comes to discussing recent episodes, but I don't have cable bills to pay. :happy

Many of my favorites:

Breaking Bad
Homeland (Btw, if you like Damian Lewis, you might watch a series called "Life" too. It's very good; came out around 2007/2008.)
Game of Thrones
Dexter
House of Cards
Deadwood (I've also seen Justified listed. I watched the first few episodes/DVDs but wasn't impressed and gave up on it.)
Downton Abbey
Mad Men
The Wire
The Shield (Why's it hardly mentioned? This show was equal to the likes of The Wire, Breaking Bad, Homeland...)
Battlestar Galactica (Not the horrible 70's original!)
True Blood
The Sopranos
Boardwalk Empire (So so...)
Dead Like Me (Somewhat obscure, but well-done. Short-lived though.)
Firefly (Great sci-fi, but short-lived as well.)
Last edited by Angst on Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
Angst
 
Posts: 772
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:31 pm
Location: St Louis, MO

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby chaz » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:44 am

joelly wrote:supernatural
breaking bad
law and order
land girls
downton abbey
midsomer murders
once upon a time

I agree with Downton Abbey, and I also like other PBS shows.
Chaz | | “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." Woody Allen | | http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
chaz
 
Posts: 13140
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:44 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby FedGuy » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:12 am

Angst wrote:Serenity (Great sci-fi, but short-lived as well.)


I think you mean "Firefly." "Serenity" was the name of the movie that followed the TV series.
FedGuy
 
Posts: 664
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:36 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby Angst » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:37 am

FedGuy wrote:
Angst wrote:Serenity (Great sci-fi, but short-lived as well.)

I think you mean "Firefly." "Serenity" was the name of the movie that followed the TV series.

You're right! Thanks for catching that. I'll fix it.
Angst
 
Posts: 772
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:31 pm
Location: St Louis, MO

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby yatesd » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:10 am

For me...

- Person of Interest

- Elementary

- Wheeler Dealers

- Alaska State Troopers

- Shark Tank

- Undercover Boss

and lately, I've enjoyed watching the "The Voice"
User avatar
yatesd
 
Posts: 341
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:19 am
Location: MD

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby midareff » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:00 am

NCIS, NCIS LA, Supernatural, Nikita, Sons of Anarchy..... and of course that Soap Opera for Men (WWE)
User avatar
midareff
 
Posts: 2361
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:43 am
Location: Biscayne Bay, South Florida

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby placeholder » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:30 am

joelly wrote:once upon a time

Different take on Tinkerbell in that!
placeholder
 
Posts: 2766
Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:43 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby TomatoTomahto » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:35 am

I agree with many shows here, but there is one reality show that I have not seen mentioned. Alaska: The Last Frontier differs from much in the reality genre. It is about an extended family (related to the singer Jewel, btw) who are homesteaders in Alaska. They are intelligent, resourceful, thoughtful, respectful of each other, and people I'd be honored to have over for Thanksgiving dinner.
User avatar
TomatoTomahto
 
Posts: 2780
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:48 pm

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby atfish » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:58 am

My all time favorite is "The Honeymooners" with Jackie Gleason & Art Carney. BTW the actress that played Trixie pasted away the other day. RIP Trixie.
Last edited by atfish on Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
atfish
 
Posts: 72
Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 7:41 am

Re: TV show recommendations?

Postby bengal22 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:49 pm

I have 3 non-sports, non-movie DVR worthy shows: Mad Men, Walking Dead, and Duck Dynasty.

Most of my non-sports, non-controversial TV watching is old movies on Turner Classic Movies.
User avatar
bengal22
 
Posts: 736
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:20 pm
Location: Ohio

.....

Postby pinecrest » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:18 pm

.....
Last edited by pinecrest on Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
pinecrest
 
Posts: 678
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:51 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Personal Consumer Issues

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BigFoot48, BigOil, chrysogonus, FAST Enterprise [Crawler], fposte, jjaster7, killjoy2012, Nicolas, SecretAsianMan, skinhealer, Statch, sunnyday, William Million and 80 guests