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Old June 22 2013, 06:55 PM   #31
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And if you like Rockford, try Magnum P.I. for many of the same reasons - quirky humor, great recurring cast.
Agreed. And of course Tom Selleck has said he was heavily influenced by The Rockford Files and James Garner during his two very funny guest appearances, and I think it shows.

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You say you haven't seen Hill St. See it.
Also agreed, but that's tougher. Only the first two season made it to DVD; the first three are available on Hulu but not Netflix Instant. Seasons 3 and 4 are really the classic heart of the show, I would say, but the fifth was really good too (and upped the opening credits starring cast to 17!). The show slipped a little in the last two seasons, but was still one of the best things ever on TV.

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Old June 22 2013, 07:25 PM   #32
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Old June 22 2013, 07:47 PM   #33
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You say you haven't seen Hill St. See it.
Also agreed, but...Only the first two season made it to DVD; the first three are available on Hulu but not Netflix Instant. Seasons 3 and 4 are really the classic heart of the show, I would say....
You are correct that the show never really got bad. And 3 and 4 were great seasons.

That being said, if the only seasons a person can see are the first two I would still encourage them to watch. Those first two seasons are what set the tone for the entire series and there wasn't a bad ep or arc in the bunch. Furthermore, neither the second nor third episodes ended on cliffhangers. As such, a viewer can enjoy the first two or three seasons as a standalone.
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Old June 22 2013, 07:58 PM   #34
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House of Dark Shadows
A minor nitpick: The TV series was simply titled DARK SHADOWS.

"House of Dark Shadows" was the first movie version.
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Old June 22 2013, 08:10 PM   #35
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If you like Mysteries, I'd recommend Murdoch Mysteries, a Victorian era mystery show set in Toronto. It's still ongoing, however the show recently switched networks and is technically considered a different show run, making the older seasons available for syndication. I think it's also on Netflix. There are also a series of 3 movies with a different set of actors, one of them Colm Meaney, which serve as pilots and are more directly based on the books.
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Old June 22 2013, 08:24 PM   #36
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Well, if you haven't watched all of TOS, then what are you waiting for? It is the basis for ALL things TREK!

and here are a few other suggestions:

FIREFLY FIREFLY FIREFLY
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Dead Like Me
Cleopatra 2525
Xena: Warrior Princess
The X-Files
Dr. Who, especially 1-4

Did I mention FIREFLY?
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Old June 22 2013, 08:45 PM   #37
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Yeah, but I don't think that a modern woman would be entertained by a man in a gorilla suit enough to walk out on her own wedding.

It's entry level shit.
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Old June 22 2013, 09:09 PM   #38
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That being said, if the only seasons a person can see are the first two I would still encourage them to watch. Those first two seasons are what set the tone for the entire series and there wasn't a bad ep or arc in the bunch. Furthermore, neither the second nor third episodes ended on cliffhangers. As such, a viewer can enjoy the first two or three seasons as a standalone.
You're right of course. It just strikes me wrong that one could get into the series and know there are 80 or 90 more episodes out there but not be able to see them in the foreseeable future. But that' perfect vs. good, and the first three seasons are great. And three seasons availability is better than St. Elsewhere's, anyway.
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Old June 22 2013, 09:39 PM   #39
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Of course. And I identify. "The Paper Chase" was one of my favorite shows. And only the first two seasons out of four are available. So I can't even rematch them graduate again.


OTOH, if we all support the first two or three seasons, maybe they'll have an incentive to release the whole series.
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Old June 22 2013, 10:53 PM   #40
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X-Files
Original Battlestar Galactica
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Airwolf

And yes, Knight Rider
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Old June 23 2013, 12:43 AM   #41
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For drama series, The Wire, Picket Fences.

For comedy series, All in the Family, Roseanne.

For thriller/cop/detective/mystery, Alfred Hitchcock, Perry Mason.

For SF and fantasy, the original Outer Limits and Twilight Zone.
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Any season of Law & Order with Jerry Orbach
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Old June 23 2013, 01:04 AM   #43
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Any season of Law & Order with Jerry Orbach
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Old June 23 2013, 01:11 AM   #44
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Any season of Law & Order with Jerry Orbach
That's interesting. As much as I like Orbach, I prefer the George Dzunda and Paul Sorvino years. Orbach arrived about the time the stories themselves started becoming formulaic and "ripped from the headlines."
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Old June 23 2013, 01:27 AM   #45
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer (yes, seriously).
Angel. (One heck of a rollercoaster ride. Can't think of a show that is better at defying exoectations.)
Firefly (of course).
Dollhouse (great actors, some fantastic episodes).


Also, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. It's obviously handicapped due to the fact that Joss Whedon wasn't directly involved, but it does have Summer Glau providing comic relief (!!!) and Lena Headey as a great Sarah Connor. Could have been really special if it had made it to a third season.
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