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#1 Tessied

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

I'd like some recommendations on some great tv shows, currently on or off, doesn't matter.

My favourites are:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Breaking Bad
How I Met Your Mother
Dollhouse
Friends
Gilmore Girls
The Office (US)
Sons of Anarchy

The only shows I don't really want to bother with are Tru Blood and Dexter.  Don't ask me why....I just can't be bothered!

#2 happynow

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Monk
The walking dead


thats all i can think of for now

#3 Always amazed!

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Dexter
once upon a time
big bang
revenge
grimm
homeland
2 broke girls

Edited by seeingstraight, 21 November 2012 - 10:03 AM.


#4 twinboys

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

A couple of comedies are :

Vicar of Dibley
Mother and Son

Edited by twinboys, 21 November 2012 - 09:36 AM.


#5 chicken_bits

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

Since you liked Gilmore Girls, I'd recommend Parenthood.

#6 Ianthe

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

Scrubs

#7 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:42 AM

Nurse Jackie
Homeland
Once upon a time
United states of tara
The tudors
Weeds
Six feet under

Edited by Angelina Ballerina, 21 November 2012 - 09:46 AM.


#8 Froger

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

Life on Mars. A faulous British tv series.  Has quite possibly the most unusual story line I have ever seen.

A police officer from today is injured and somehow finds himself back in the 70s. Here we find the most politically incorrect police officer ever - DCI Gene Hunt, who is racist, sexist, homophobic, with terrible fashion sense, a bad hairstyle and a huge gut. Basically 70s man writ large. But for some reason he is incredibly easy to like. I do believe thousand of women have fallen in love with his character (no, that wouldn;t include me, of course not  wink.gif ). It is a great show, with great 70s fashion and music. A terrific British cop show with a twist. The ending is terribly sad.

There is a further series called Ashes to Ashes, with Gene Hunt back again, but set in the 80s. IMO it is a good series, and well worth watching also, but after Life on Mars is a bit of a let down.

#9 sparkle-tiffany

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

I second United States of Tara

Homeland

Revenge

The inbetweeners

#10 The Awesome One

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Once Upon A Time
Modern Family
Revenge
Grimm
Scrubs
Greys Anatomy
Will and Grace (an oldie but a goodie)
Downton Abbey

#11 Froger

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE (sparkle-tiffany @ 21/11/2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The inbetweeners

Oh yes, The Inbetweeners. Hilarious. British comedy at its finest.

Edited by SarahM72, 21 November 2012 - 12:19 PM.


#12 Missmarymack

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

Smash
Downton Abby
Glee
???

#13 amesv

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Homeland
The Real Housewives of Beverley Hill & New Jersey
Big Love
Love My Way
The New Adventures of Old Christine
Breaking Bad
Californication

#14 MAGS24

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

The TV shows that I always watch are:

Modern Family
Downton Abby
The Walking Dead
Revenge
Grimm
Parenthood
Once Upon a Time
The Office
Revolution
Criminal Minds
Son's of Anarchy

Revolution has been surprisingly good. I didn't think I would like it but the acting is good when the story is lacking. I would recommend trying it for a few episodes to see if you like it.

#15 bluthbananas

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

I really enjoyed Misfits and American Horror Story

#16 CalEliKat

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

Suburgatory
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil

#17 ednaboo

Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Dexter is brilliant! Some others I like:
Nurse Jackie
Breaking Bad
Weeds
Game of Thrones
Boardwalk Empire
Modern Family
United States of Tara
As you liked the Office Us, you will probably also like Veep and Parks and Recreation.

Edited by ednaboo, 22 November 2012 - 04:04 PM.


#18 niggles

Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

If you like comedy that

skirts the edges of acceptability - Arrested Development

leaves the lines of acceptability behind in the dust - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

#19 ednaboo

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

I can't believe I didn't put Arrested Development!

#20 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

We have just started watching Castle and it is awesome. So funny and I have fallen in love with Nathan Fillion.

And seeing you loved Buffy, you should try Firefly... It's another Joss creation and even though it is set in space it is awesome! lol

#21 JaneLane

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

If you like Buffy, which is one of my favourites, try the spinoff Angel series.
Supernatural
Homeland
American Horror Story
Bones
NCIS
Game of Thrones
Castle
Gossip Girl

#22 Leggy

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

Sherlock
Sherlock
Sherlock
Sherlock
Sherlock
Sherlock
Sherlock
Sherlock
Sherlock
Sherlock

.....yeah, I'm a bit obsessed. But it's a really good show, both funny and gripping, and beautifully shot.

We also enjoyed Rake. A Very Moody Christmas (currently showing) is funny in a painful kind of way.

#23 Tessied

Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

Thanks all, though a bit confused about all the Breaking Bad suggestions as I listed it as my second favourite show! hehe.

I have the Firefly DVD, for some reason I keep putting it off.  

Regarding comedies, are there any other, what I would call, comedies with a heart?  What I like about HIMYM and Friends is that they have emotional moments too, I don't tend to like comedies that are all wit, no heart.  Any suggestions for that?

I have started Weeds (watched 2, seemed ok), Six Feet Under (really liking), Arrested Development (fun but not seeing yet why it's so raved about) and Parenthood (ok so far).  Watched a few eps of Grimm a while back and can't get into it.

Keen to watch Love my Way too actually, as I happened to chance on it once when I think something 'major' happened and I was balling like a baby and had no idea about the show!

RipeWickedPlum - I started Castle a while back but it felt too episodic to me, does it get more of a story arc or is it mostly story of the week with a bit of flirting?

#24 PatG

Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

I was going to suggest Firefly...

Burn Notice
Continuum

#25 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

QUOTE (Tessied @ 24/11/2012, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
RipeWickedPlum - I started Castle a while back but it felt too episodic to me, does it get more of a story arc or is it mostly story of the week with a bit of flirting?


It is episodic, but it does get into the relationships more and more as it continues. I'm only just into the 2nd season, but I can see that there is going to be more character arcs.
I am loving the funnies... DH and I have had a good chuckle at least once an episode so it's very fun.


I'd give it another go! original.gif




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