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JirinPanthosa June 21 2013 01:25 AM

Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
I'm caught up on all the newer TV shows I want to be caught up on (Except Game of Thrones, but I finished season 2 and 3 isn't on iTunes yet), and I just got through power-watching Community and Parks and Rec, and got through all the Star Treks except the original in the last year and a half.

So I'm looking for more shows to watch. I'm in the middle of Twilight Zone which is excellent but not always something I'm in the mood for. I've seen Twin Peaks and The Prisoner already, and the first few seasons of Columbo, but there's tons of shows I haven't seen. Hill Street Blues, MASH, about a zillion sitcoms I avoid out of bias against sitcoms.

What do you recommend? Preferably something on Netflix and long. Serial preferred, episodic is fine, something that isn't too formulaic.

I just remembered I never got through The Wire so maybe I'll go back to that.

jayceee June 21 2013 01:32 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
The original Knight Rider. :lol:

Davros June 21 2013 01:47 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
Mission Impossible
Night Gallery
The Avengers
Trailer Park Boys
Blake's 7
Dark Shadows

Guy Gardener June 21 2013 01:47 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
Dead like Me. Cute sarcastic girl gets hit in the head by a toilet seat that fell off the Mir Space Station. Before she goes to heaven, Cute girl has to work as a Grim reaper collecting the souls of the dead for Mandy Patinkin.

The Middle Man. Everything from Comicbooks is real and that is how the world really works, and some one has to stand between al that and normal people. The Middle Man has also taken on a cute sarcastic female apprentice.

Pushing Daisies. The story of a pie maker who can bring people back from the dead with a single touch, briefly until he touches them again and they die again forever permanently. The Pickle is that he brought the cute saccharinely sweet girl he loves back from the dead and now they can never ever ever touch each other again. They also fight crime.

Wonderfalls. The Universe animates the plastic trinkets (with cgi) in a Niagara Falls gift shop, who order a cute sarcastic girl into going about insane ridiculous tasks which eventually makes the world a better place.

Journey Man. Slow, almost awful in the beginning. But by the end it's a pretty solid series about time travel starring Owen from Gray's Anatomy and (young) Moon Bloodgood from Falling Skies. Seriously the first couple episodes are unforgivably bad, but the Producers get their shit together and turn it around.

Opus June 21 2013 01:49 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
The Shield

Guy Gardener June 21 2013 01:49 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
Quote:

jayceee wrote: (Post 8277700)
The original Knight Rider. :lol:

I was watching season 2 of Sabina the teenaged Witch last night and someone was trying to prove that they were with it, so started talking about how "cool" last nights episode of TEAM Knightrider was.

Davros June 21 2013 01:50 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
Freaks and Geeks

sojourner June 21 2013 02:02 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
Magnum P.I.

Northern Exposure (but skip the last season)

St. Elsewhere

E.R. (is it considered "old" now?)

Xena

WKRP

Greg Cox June 21 2013 02:04 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
The Avengers (old British spy show, not the Marvel superheroes)

Kolchack: The Night Stalker

Xena: Warrior Princess

Lindemann's Catch June 21 2013 02:37 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
Twin Peaks

SiddFinch1 June 21 2013 03:07 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
The shield
The sopranos
Babylon 5
Farscape
Hill street blues
Nypd blue

Vasquez Rocks June 21 2013 03:27 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
Party Down
Thriller
Freaks and Geeks
Entourage
Surface

Spot's Meow June 21 2013 03:52 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
If you haven't already seen them, I highly recommend The Wonder Years and Family Ties, both available on Netflix. I'd seen bits and pieces of these shows throughout the years, but now I've been sitting down and watching them in full, and they are really great. The Wonder Years is my top choice. It has a lot of variety to it; certain episodes are very poignant, serious, and even heartbreaking. And then the very next episode will be really hilarious and light-hearted. It's really a classic show that I love spending my time on.

Another suggestion, also on Netflix and still airing new seasons, is Bones. A really awesome show, and not as formulaic as it may sometimes appear!

J.T.B. June 21 2013 04:22 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
The Rockford Files is on Netflix, six seasons, 120-ish episodes. One of the greatest detective shows, great writing (David Chase got his star there), a wonderful sense of humor and a terrific ensemble of recurring characters.

MacLeod June 21 2013 04:37 AM

Re: Recommend to me some old TV shows
 
Quote:

Guy Gardener wrote: (Post 8277757)
Dead like Me. Cute sarcastic girl gets hit in the head by a toilet seat that fell off the Mir Space Station. Before she goes to heaven, Cute girl has to work as a Grim reaper collecting the souls of the dead for Mandy Patinkin.

Wonderfalls. The Universe animates the plastic trinkets (with cgi) in a Niagara Falls gift shop, who order a cute sarcastic girl into going about insane ridiculous tasks which eventually makes the world a better place.

Journey Man. Slow, almost awful in the beginning. But by the end it's a pretty solid series about time travel starring Owen from Gray's Anatomy and (young) Moon Bloodgood from Falling Skies. Seriously the first couple episodes are unforgivably bad, but the Producers get their shit together and turn it around.

Thos were all decent enough shows to pass a few hours but they were too good to last and so were unfortunatly cancelled. But still worth a look.


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