What great shows have I missed?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by mostlyharmless, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. mostlyharmless

    mostlyharmless Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I just finished watching all seven seasons of The West Wing. Though it was uneven, and started to get soggy in the middle, I loved it, and watched the whole series straight through in about two months.

    Now with virtually every old series available on DVD, what other series do you consider "must see"?

    To give you an idea of my tastes, some of my favorite shows are:

    Frasier
    The Simpsons
    MASH
    All in the Family
    West Wing
    Six Feet Under
    Rescue Me
    Brothers and Sisters
    Soap
    nuBSG
    Buffy
    Angel
    nu Dr Who
     
  2. Aragorn

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    You looking for shows that you can go through start to finish on DVD right now? There are a lot of good shows on DVD that are still airing, so I don't know how patient you are.

    A small gem is Boomtown, a pretty unique police show from NBC. The first season is the only one on DVD (season two only lasted six episodes and changed the format), but has a satisfactory last episode, so that might be worth a try. Not a very long commitment.

    Nowhere Man and Earth 2 are only one season long, but I don't know how those ended.

    Some even quicker commitments are Daybreak and Kidnapped, each only 13 episodes but with conclusions.

    If you want to put in more time, Homicide: Life on the Street is seven season long.
     
  3. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Firefly wasn't on your list, have you seen that?


    Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was pretty good too, not on DVD yet, but I'm sure Mr Internet would help you out...
     
  4. Count Zero

    Count Zero No nation but procrastination Moderator

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    What about Futurama?
     
  5. idreamedmusic

    idreamedmusic Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't have anything to add for shows that finished their run, but as for shows that are on right now...

    Pushing Daisies
    - weird, quirky, Tim Burton meets Amélie and totally unique, dark humor abounds.
    Dexter - dark and a superb morality play, plus you like Six Feet Under and Michael C. Hall is the star of Dexter
    Californication - off-beat humor and superb commentary on today's media environment as well as every-day life, IMHO.
    Boston Legal - stars the Shat and he's awesome in it (and James Sapder, who just rocks no matter what), as well as more off-beat humor coupled with current issues (with a liberal slant)
     
  6. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    The Riches.

    But then it seems to be everyone is missing that show if my review threads are any indication. :p
     
  7. mimic

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    The Wire!

    I've only seen season 1 so far but it's spectacular on every level - I really can't rave enough.
     
  8. species5618

    species5618 Commodore Commodore

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    You have some comedies on your list, MH--I would recommend Arrested Development, Weeds, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

    As for dramas, The Sopranos hasn't been mentioned yet, and I highly, highly recommend that series.

    Hope that helps a bit!
     
  9. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    Shows I would recommend to anyone:

    Dexter
    Deadwood
    Wonderfalls
    Dead Like Me
    Pushing Daisies
    Jonathan Creek

    If you are interested in history at all, the Sharpe's series and Young Indiana Jones are now out on DVD, and are generally very good.

    I second Aargorn's suggestion of Boomtown. The first season is darn near perfect.
     
  10. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Besides the ones on your list, here are the ones I'd recommend:

    DS9
    Firefly
    Farscape
    Futurama
    The X-Files
    Lost
    Heroes
    Pushing Daisies
    Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Jericho
    Breaking Bad
    The Sopranos
    The Wire
    Entourage
    Dexter
    Big Love
    Deadwood
    Damages
     
  11. LitmusDragon

    LitmusDragon Commodore Commodore

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    HOUSE M.D.

    House may be my favorite show of the past several years. Since it's currently still airing I'd say it's a must to check it out.

    Based on Six Feet Under you might like the other HBO shows like The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Rome. The Sopranos is my favorite series of theirs.

    Also

    Lost
    Boston Legal
    Babylon 5

    are other series I'd recommend to just about anyone
     
  12. Jax

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    I would suggest...

    House M.D
    Boston Legal
    Scrubs
    Dexter
    Firefly
    Jericho
     
  13. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I knew I forgot something: Carnivale!

    But only if you have a tolerance for incoherence. ;)
     
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    How about Over There? What an amazing show-its about the Iraq war-lasted one season but dang it was goooooood! Echoing others-Firefly(must,must,must!), Dead Like Me(who thought watching people die could be so much fun?) The Riches(season one is on dvd I think), Space:Above and Beyond(IMO), Stargate SG-1(most seasons can be had for $29) and if you haven't seen the new Battlestar Galactica then you just don't know what you are missing. Oh, and Futurama is actually better overall(IMO) than the Simpsons. Also, the cartoon Batman Beyond was pretty good, too. and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr starring Bruce "The Chin" Campbell is a rare gem.
     
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  16. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    One that hasn't been mentioned and I should have mentioned earlier: Oz. Brilliant series about prison life, but don't watch it if you're queasy.
     
  17. Daedalus12

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    Twin Peaks - Quite a revolutionary show back then. One of my favorite shows from before the 90s.
     
  18. Ben Sisko3

    Ben Sisko3 Commodore Commodore

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    Carnivale
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    Oz
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    Firefly
    Battlestar Galactica (new)
    Jericho
    Supernatural
    The Prisoner
    Titus
    NewsRadio
     
  19. Spot's Meow

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    They've already been mentioned, but I would say these are must sees:

    Dead Like Me
    Arrested Development
    Rome
     
  20. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    FYI, listing your tastes NEVER works in these types of threads. People are just going to tell you what they like no matter what. And if you don't agree with their tastes, they might put a hit out on you. :p