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Post by MtotheC on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 2:25 pm

After recently finishing/catching up with a number of shows I'm now on the look out for my next obsession.

Recently I finished:

The walking dead
Breaking bad
Homeland
Under the dome
Game of thrones

Any suggestions on shows old or new that I should be watching?

I've heard falling skies is decent but I've read some mixed reviews, thoughts?

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Post by Bull on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 2:33 pm

House Of Cards with the great Spacey!

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Post by PaulHv2 on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 3:15 pm

Chuck
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Post by MtotheC on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 3:36 pm

Bull wrote:House Of Cards with the great Spacey!

Can you give me the gist of what it's about bull?

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Post by Bull on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 4:14 pm

Basically Politics; Spacey play's a congressman who has been betrayed so this leads to him and his wife wanting to take revenge on those that stabbed them in the back and they often end up using people for their own agenda.

It's an awesome show and Spacey play's a really awesome manipulative character!

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Post by Guest on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 6:53 pm

The Newsroom, only done two seasons but but incredible viewing. Jeff Daniels is awesome in it

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Post by westisbest on Sat 18 Jan 2014, 7:53 pm

I got Th Following on dvd over xmas.

Very good indeed.
Although season 2 starts tuesday, if you haven't seen the first.

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 10:52 am

few repeats of whats already been said but i have been watching and loving the following:

sons of anarchy
boardwalk empire
newsroom
the following
the killing

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Post by Rowley on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 11:08 am

The West Wing is excellent, the full box set tends to be fairly cheap to buy, also fairly obvious choices but if you have not seen the Sopranos or the Wire they are both brilliant shows

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 11:25 am

i keep getting recommended the wire but never got round to watching it will have to give it a go

im re watching the sopranos again on sky atlantic at the minute, havent seen it since it was first aired on channel 4. so ive forgotten a lot of what happened.

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Post by Rowley on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 11:30 am

It took me a while to watch and get into The Wire, loads of friends told me it was better than The Sopranos so I decided I was going to hate it irrespective of what it was like as I am a bit of a Sopranos obsessive. So whilst it is true that it is not as good as The Sopranos and the last series is a bit all over the place it is an excellent show and definitely worth watching.

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 11:40 am

the problem with HBO shows there never shown much on tv to give you a taste where you might go out and buy the whole box set and when you do the box sets are normally pretty pricey

mates just given me first season of homeland that i never got into first time around, heard thats decent

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Post by westisbest on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 8:25 pm

Did you ever watch Prison Break?

That was good.

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Post by compelling and rich on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 2:26 pm

i didnt watch prison break first time around, but did start watching it on netflix last year. ended up stopping some point in season 2, think it would have been better watching it first time round so you didnt know it was going to drag on for 4 seasons and that i knew they broke out.

knowing stuff like that, even knowing 3 season they went back in to some prison through adverts on sky kind of spoilt it for me. also heard it tailed off so wasnt too fussed about carrying on, didnt think it was particularly great like every body had said

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Post by Guest on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 2:30 pm

Just started watching "The Blacklist" with a fat bald James Spader (didn't recognise him at first). His character turns up at FBI headquarters and hands himself in (he's one of their top ten most wanted). Says he wants to help the FBI catch a load of bad guys and will only deal with a rookie agent that he seems to know far too much about.

All pretty good so far but I'm sceptical that it will veer off into the land of improbable b*llocks.

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Post by compelling and rich on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 5:36 pm

couldnt get into it dave, gave it about 4/5 episodes and gave up. didnt like james spader character and didnt really care about anyone elses


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Post by Guest on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 5:59 pm

I did the same with The Following that's why I'm pretty sure it will fade badly. Ashamed to say that for all it's good reviews I simply cannot get into Boardwalk Empire and have given up after a few episodes of season 1. I caved into peer presssure and stuck with Breaking Bad when everything else told me to ditch it and whilst I did enjoy it, I spent most of my time waiting for the "WOW" moment. Much prefer The Walking Dead which has had some really great episodes

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Post by compelling and rich on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 6:06 pm

boardwalk does start really slow, but i actually didnt mind that a series took its time developing characters for a change, first series was nothing special but it does really kick into life for series two and three. i would still recommend sticking with it. similar to breaking bad in that its a slow burner to start. series four has reverted and been slow again, but 5 will probably benefit from the setting up 4 did

things like walking dead and sons of anarchy much more easier to get into as they pretty chuck you in the deep end from episode one.

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Post by compelling and rich on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 6:08 pm

the following i didnt mind but did feel it was probably a bit stretched out and didn't grip you later on like the first half did, will be interesting to see how the second series goes. on tonight at 10pm if anybody is interested

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Post by Guest on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 6:24 pm

Life is too short for sticking with stuff for three series to see if it gets better. I'm, a child of the MTV generation and demand things to be loud, flash, crass, in-ya-face, to have little or no artistic merit and a fair helping of nudity. I appreciate there's plenty of nudity within most programmes these days but I do still demand a bit more bang for my buck

BANSHEE - now I like that. It's ridiculously OTT and doesn't spend too much time faffing around with character development.

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Post by Rowley on Mon 27 Jan 2014, 4:02 pm

Have just started watching Justifed. Have only watched two episodes but looks good so far. Nice strand of humour running through it and for some reason I enjoy things set in the Deep South.

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Post by Guest on Mon 27 Jan 2014, 4:28 pm

Is that the one with Timothy Olyphant?

I started watching it, got halfway through one episode, my hard drive corrupted and when it came to replacing stuff, the thought never entered my head to download it again.

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Post by Rowley on Mon 27 Jan 2014, 4:38 pm

That's the one, he is another advantage of the show, like him as an actor.

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Post by Guest on Tue 28 Jan 2014, 11:53 am

I struggle to see him as anything other than Seth in DEADWOOD

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Tue 28 Jan 2014, 12:36 pm

Big Brother on Ice?

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Post by Dr Gregory House MD on Tue 28 Jan 2014, 1:18 pm

If you haven't watched it, Six Feet Under is hands down the greatest TV show ever made for my money

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Post by hodge on Tue 28 Jan 2014, 1:34 pm

I'm watching Game of Thrones, Suits and Arrow all of which I would recommend. Then there are shows like How I Met Your Mother which I just want to see how it finishes.

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Post by Guest on Tue 28 Jan 2014, 3:14 pm

Dr Gregory House MD wrote:If you haven't watched it, Six Feet Under is hands down the greatest TV show ever made for my money
Couldn't get into it... used to watch Nip/Tuck regularly before a highly insecure ex put an stop to that.

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Post by compelling and rich on Tue 28 Jan 2014, 3:19 pm

dave there seems there a running theme with any serious series with you

ive just started watching house of cards, reminds me a bit of mix between west wing and newsroom. not quite as engrossing as newsroom yet but im enjoying it

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Post by Guest on Tue 28 Jan 2014, 3:30 pm

What would this theme be...that it's got lots of nudity in but angry females being offended on behalf of all women for centuries of male oppression (therefore clearly not my fault or at leat not all of it) decided to get all Millie Tant on my a$$ and decided that I'm not allowed to appreciate the greatest of all God's creations...naked women young beautiful big breasted naked women?

You may have a point

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Post by Guest on Wed 05 Mar 2014, 4:58 pm

Is anyone watching Hostages on Channel 4?

Watched the first couple & thought, looks terrible & woeful acting. Kept watching & well it's turned out to be a great series. Should of never had doubted Jerry Bruckheimer who directs it. Thoroughly enjoyable, exciting & tense. Good cliffhangers at the end of the episodes too. People should take a look.  thumbsup 

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Wed 05 Mar 2014, 5:09 pm

For sitcoms, I always go with:

Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Rec, Community. Archer is also good. Then the usual standard shots of Arrested Development and The Office.

The programme only I seemed to have liked was Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

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Post by JDizzle on Wed 05 Mar 2014, 5:52 pm

Would recommend Brooklyn 99 to anyone. Very good and very funny show. Still fairly early in the series on E4 too, not that it takes too long to catch up to where things are.

Dexter was also very good. Was on Netflix last time I looked. Series 4 is up there with the best single series of TV I've seen.

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Post by MtotheC on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 9:14 pm

Starting watch helix online I believe it's on syfy, this an excellent show, lots of mystery and intrigue yet at the same time the pace is relentless. I've only watched 5 episodes of the 1st season yet multiple characters you would assume are nailed on for the long haul are remorselessly killed off at will. A very good watch and would strongly recommend.

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Post by Guest on Wed 12 Mar 2014, 10:26 am

Yeah, was watching that but then channel 5 stopped it after like 6 episodes or something n said it was moving to five*. havent heard anything since, they said end of 2014? thought it was decent, easy watch that had more to give. i heard jeri ryan (seven of nine) was going to be the lab owner in the second part of the series.

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Post by compelling and rich on Wed 12 Mar 2014, 3:48 pm

is that where it went! i had helix series linked then just disappeared, i thought it was just ok, it wasnt totally gripping me but it was a easy enough watch

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Post by ShahenshahG on Wed 12 Mar 2014, 6:20 pm

The practice - pretty decent law related series - some of which are renacments of real events.

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Post by Guest on Wed 12 Mar 2014, 7:15 pm

compelling and rich wrote:is that where it went! i had helix series linked then just disappeared, i thought it was just ok, it wasnt totally gripping me but it was a easy enough watch

Yeah, just stopped after like six episodes, apparently coming back end of year. Agree, wasn't the greatest but it had something intruiging about it n we were left on a cliffhanger.

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Post by MtotheC on Wed 12 Mar 2014, 7:26 pm

I think it gets better with time, it's a bit of a slow burn. There's an obvious conspiracy theory in the background that's yet to be revealed. 

It's one of those shows that answers one question and at the same time asks another two. I've been watching it online and there's 10 episodes available of season one so far.

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Post by compelling and rich on Wed 12 Mar 2014, 8:50 pm

MtotheC wrote:I think it gets better with time, it's a bit of a slow burn. There's an obvious conspiracy theory in the background that's yet to be revealed. 

It's one of those shows that answers one question and at the same time asks another two. I've been watching it online and there's 10 episodes available of season one so far.

think ive been scarred from shows like this ever since lost. dont mind if there key twists but some shows have them just to confuse the viewers, even when they make no sense (lost being the prime culprit)

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Post by Reborn-DeeMcK-Reborn on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 1:49 pm

Give Love/Hate a shot.

Again like the majority of shows, the first series is a bit "meh". It was heavily criticised by the papers etc at the time because the lads in the gang are a bit too "pretty" to be believable. But the 2nd and 3rd series more than make up for it. Very funny, loads of hits etc.

Episode 1 of Series 3 is probably one of the best hours of telly I've seen when the lads get involved with the IRA.
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Post by CFCNick on Tue 01 Apr 2014, 3:25 pm

Continuum is a good watch. In Vancouver in 2077 a group of terrorists about to be executed escape through a time jump. A female cop, CPS agent Kiera Cameron, who sees them get pieces of the device out ends up with them when trying to intervene. When the terrorists start to commit crimes in 2012 Kiera ends up joining the Vancouver PD by making them believe she's an expert on the group from a secret agency.

She also has tech in her head which includes a Terminator style HUD and microphone/earpiece that in the future is used by the police (or CPS) to communicate to base control and in 2012 allows her to communicate with the 17-year-old version of the man, who is described as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett rolled into one, through his advanced super computer. Also whoever is at the computer she is wirelessly connected to can see through her eyes.

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Post by hodge on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 10:20 pm

Fleming was good if people can still catch it.

Anyone watch The Blacklist?

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Post by compelling and rich on Fri 04 Apr 2014, 12:54 am

Tried watching the blacklist. Realy couldnt get into. Didnt like the two main characters, really didnt like the main guy totally unconvincing as a criminal mastermind. I gave it a fair crack aswell but was massively underwhelmed

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