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Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

Postby eVoL » Wed May 16, 2007 8:49 am

Yeah, have any of you been watching anything interesting lately thats worth a look? Still got Carnivale to watch, but Ep1 didnt really grab me so I've not had the urge to watch the rest yet. The rest of the series I'm watching have either finished or are finishing soon. Good recent stuff theres....

Desperate Housewives
Brill! I didnt watch it at first because I had some peconcieved notions about it, but its smegging good. Well written. Funneh. Kyle McSexpants.

Dexter
Serial killer that tries to use his urges for good. I loved the pants off it. Well written, funny, bloody. Awesome. That said, I hope theres no S2 becuase I dont think they can do a better advancement of the story, S1 felt pretty self contained. (well I do really want an S2, just dont want a shit S2)

Heroes
Its about heroes.

Lost
Its about lack of GPS

The Lost Room
Mini series, but really damn good. Hope they dont make a full series of it becuase I think the ideas pretty much ran the course over the miniseries.

Jericho
Yeah its not perfect, but I do really like it and its often poorly written storylines.... I just love it becuase its Picket Fences after armageddon.

Prison Break
Yeah, kind of bored of it mid season 2 becuase it was just getting predictable in its unpredictabilality. Probably go back and watch it later.

Battlestar Galactica
Meh. Its alright.

....probably some other stuff. But yeah... must be some good stuff out there worth getting. Been pondering getting Bones becuase Ive kind of liked what Ive seen, just not enough to seek out the whole thing.
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Postby mingmong » Wed May 16, 2007 8:53 am

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Postby Pokétrainer Owen » Wed May 16, 2007 8:55 am

I've been watching Venture Bros, a super funny cartoon about a failing super scientist, his powerful bodyguard and his inept children. It's much better than that, some episodes make me laugh loudly and stupidly.

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Postby Feet » Wed May 16, 2007 8:56 am

Just finished Dexter the other night. S'good.
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Re: Good TV.

Postby ShadowMoses » Wed May 16, 2007 9:02 am

eVoL wrote:Still got Carnivale to watch, but Ep1 didnt really grab me so I've not had the urge to watch the rest yet.


Keep watching Fool! :P
It's slow and takes a little to get into but it is most definately awesome!

Dexter is probably one of the best things i've seen too, loved it (except for his sister who was really annoying). I heard they are making a second series but i agree the first was so good and self contained i can't imagine where it will go from here. I think it's based on a book so maybe there was a second one or something ?

I agree about prison break as well... it's kinda trashy but i still like it. Second season ending was ok actually... there's going to be a 3rd season so it'll probably go all drawn out and contrived.


The Wire - Cannot recommend it enough, it's brilliant. 4 seasons, 1 more coming this year. First season is a standard detective series but a really good one and from there is expands into way more than that. It's a continuous story, not just case after case - "ooh look how we solved it this week".

six feet under - if you've not seen it already? 4th series is a bit cack but apart from that it's very good... great ending too.

Anyway, definately the wire.
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Postby Vidrageon » Wed May 16, 2007 11:04 am

Man I love Dexter, such an awesome show. Apart from that, Heroes and Lost for me, and Jericho. I still watch 24 but it bores me to tears.

I'm thinking of getting into Carnivalé as well, and start on The Riches, but we'll see.

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Postby eVoL » Wed May 16, 2007 11:08 am

I forgot about the 4400... and now I cant remember what happened up to where I was, or even if it was any good. Only thing I remember was hot homeless girl from relic hunter wasnt quite as hot when she washed but was still rather hot.
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Postby Raid » Wed May 16, 2007 11:19 am

I've been watching Galactica, Lost, Scrubs (more out of habit than anything else; latest series has been a bit crap) and Sealab 2021 (if you like stupid humour, you'll love this - Captain Murphy for Prez!). The only British show I watch these days is Doctor Who, and that's not been too grand for the last few.

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Postby Wolfy » Wed May 16, 2007 11:23 am

Raid wrote:Scrubs (more out of habit than anything else; latest series has been a bit crap)


I haven't seen the newest series, but I think I over did it on all the previous serieses. Now Scrubs gets on my tits a bit. :?
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Postby Jerry » Wed May 16, 2007 11:27 am

Posted this on CVG a while back, not much has changed.

I'm going to do 2 lists - 1 for shows currently on and 1 for shows that are off-air (i.e. between series).

On Air

1. The Apprentice - can't get enough of it. Never ceases to amaze me how abhorrent some people can be. I often get frustrated by Alan Sugar's thinking process too.

2. Harry Hill's TV Burp - funniest thing on TV for me. Always loved Harry Hill, but this is stellar work.

3. Louis Theroux - the thing on Casinos earlier this year was so so desperate and sad. And now the "fag-hating" family. Louis' shows are rarely anything less than fascinating.

4. Wife Swap - it started getting tiresome before, with every show being exactly the same. But the raw-meat family and the Paul Dainels/ Vanessa Feltz thing were both great TV. Also - if you haven't seen the one with John McCrieck in it, you simply have to!

5. Bear Grylls' Survival - I've watched him escape from a Desert Island using just a bottle he found on the beach and raft he made himself so far. Good stuff - he's in Alaska next week.

Off-Air

1. Dragon's Den - love it. Even though every show is basically the same. The Dragons bickered more in this series just gone, and of course, got to get my Reggae Raggae sauce!

2. Peep Show (starting 13th April) - love it. Much better than their sketch show. Mark is an anti-hero for the ages.

3. Top Gear - just keeps getting better. That road trip they did in America might be the highlight of the year tv-wise so far.

4. The Trap by Adam Curtis - just a one off 3 parter, but a truly amazing doc shown earlier this year. Actually, this has been the tv highlight of the year.

5. Celebrity Big Brother - sorry to say, but I watched all of it, the Jade/ Danielle/ Shilpa thing was some of the most compelling TV I seen in a while. Last year the George Galloway/ Barrymore dispute was also rivetting. I can't actually watch the "normal" version of the freak show anymore, but the Celebrity version has proven to be the creme-de-la-creme of reality tv.

I also watch Eastenders with the mrs.
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Postby Wolfy » Wed May 16, 2007 11:30 am

The Top Gear America road trip thing was sublime. It was so tense when they stopped at the petrol station with the graffiti on their cars.
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Postby Major Tom » Wed May 16, 2007 11:39 am

mingmong wrote:House.


And i second Bear Grylls' as well, it's just really fun.

That reminds me, i met Chris Ryan yesterday ^_^
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Postby eVoL » Wed May 16, 2007 11:44 am

Ergh.... Harry Hill. Yes, I picked up on him ahead of even Big Brother, thats how rubbish I think he is! ^_^ Second only to Lee Evans as the shitestestest popular comic ever. Well, Chubby Brown too and I'm sure America has a lot of trashy ones too. Its kind of an unratable quagmire down there. Gigidy.

Dragons Den sounded excellent till you said they were bickering? Dragons dont bicker! They fly and be metal! >_<
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Postby Jerry » Wed May 16, 2007 11:47 am

eVoL wrote:bad stuff about Harry Hill


Harry Hill is only funny if you watch him week in week out. His entire act is based on building in-jokes and then multi-layering them. He's very clever, tbh.

Though I can see anyone just catching him on a one-off is going to think he's shit.
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Postby Pokétrainer Owen » Wed May 16, 2007 12:08 pm

I think they've killed Harry Hill and replaced him with a TV Burp centric robot.

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