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disGUSt(tx) 10-07-2009 07:53 PM

Yeah I've noticed all of the shows I've gotten really into (Nip/Tuck, Weeds, others) have been filled with perverted sexual themes, Nip/Tuck essentially is a show about sex, and sometimes I think weeds has more to do with perverted sex than weed.

Also, Hell's Kitchen is the only reality TV show on that I think is worth watching. I don't completely keep up with it, but I can watch it every now and then, I have a feeling its obviously staged though.

GrindYourMind 10-07-2009 08:05 PM

GOOD EATS W/ ALTON BROWN

ShadowHunter 10-07-2009 08:13 PM

The Unit (only the first 3 seasons): pretty decent series about Delta Force (one of the founders is a consultant/producer for the first 3 seasons. the 4th is pretty much "24")

Ultimate Force (only first 2 seasons): same as above, but focused on the SAS.

Generation Kill
: best show about Iraq. no contest

Rome: well... duh? ;)

Odyssey 5: best SF show of the last 5 years. too bad it was cancelled (but the creator said he'll finish it one way or the other sooner or later)

How I Met Your Mother: hilarious new-ish sitcom (or so my roommate says :))

Jericho: decent post-apocalyptic drama. could've been much better if they focused more on the "survival" part, rather than the silly "conspiracy theories"

The 4400: imagine "Heroes" without the retardedness (but a lower budget)

Better Off Ted: funny show about the R&D division of a multinational company (with awesome ads)

a couple that should be good, although i haven't watched 'em yet:
How Not to Live Your Life (british sitcom), Total Recall 2070 (SF), The Tudors (the life and wives of Henry VIII :P), Jeremiah (post-apocalyptic drama), Durham County (drama/thriller), Tripping the Rift (supposedly, this like South Park + Futurama)

ErosionOfSanity 10-07-2009 08:28 PM

The Office (original)
Peep Show - fuckin funny as fuck. possibly my favourite show

captaincleanoff 10-07-2009 08:36 PM

http://www.icis.com/blogs/icis-chemi...eaking-bad.jpg

serocs 10-07-2009 09:06 PM

if you watch LOST from start to finish, and actually pay attention, you will never think any other show is remotely good

Javi 10-07-2009 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by captaincleanoff (Post 3339483)

I'm a little saddened I missed the 1st season, i was lookin forward to it.

Dr. Kang Mao-pang 10-07-2009 09:58 PM

Nip/Tuck sucks
Weeds sucks
Sorry

Are we talking older or recent series' Marlon?

modern death 10-07-2009 10:01 PM

any.

serocs 10-07-2009 10:12 PM

The Prisoner, its an old series but its GREAT

plus, it's being remade

captaincleanoff 10-07-2009 10:21 PM

http://www.hooverdust.com/wp-content...2008/11/oz.jpg

Dr. Kang Mao-pang 10-07-2009 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ten_second_infinity (Post 3339571)
any.

Ok.
Starting with the best drama series ever:

The X-Files
Nowhere Man
Robotech/Macross Plus
Twin Peaks
The Mysterious Cities Of Gold
Astro Boy (original)

A couple I haven't watched for ages but i remember being awesome:
Millenium
American Gothic

Dr. Kang Mao-pang 10-07-2009 10:29 PM

I might add some more later

Stupefaction 10-07-2009 11:29 PM

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 - Greatest show ever made
Seinfeld
British Office
First 3 seasons of the American Office
Seen about 10 episodes of The Wire, need to watch more.

Those are the only shows I've ever watched. MST3K is incredible though.

Javi 10-07-2009 11:31 PM

Prison Break was great, I would watch it allll the time. I missed a couple of episodes from the last 2 seasons(can't believe they kept it goin!) and once i miss a few I stop watching. First season I'm sure is still THE best, I loved the shit out of it. The twists!

The Midnight Rider 10-07-2009 11:33 PM

Besides a lot of stuff that's already been mentioned like Curb, LOST and The Office, these are some shows I dig:

-Chuck (NBC, new eps in March)
-Mad Men (currently in season 3 on AMC)
-Big Bang Theory (pretty clever, as far as sitcoms go)
-Fringe (I think I remember you saying you watch this though)
-Eastbound & Down (HBO)
-Community (NBC)
-Glee (it's pretty shameful that I even watch it, because it's about the gayest show ever, but there's something really endearing about it)


Older/ended series:

-Firefly
-Twin Peaks (the eps that David Lynch directed, at least)
-The Larry Sanders Show
-Lucky Louie
-The Wire (best show ever, IMO)
-The Corner (a miniseries that was sort of a precursor to The Wire)
-Generation Kill
-Pushing Daisies

I used to love Weeds and It's Always Sunny too, but I've lost interest lately because they mostly suck.

serocs 10-07-2009 11:36 PM

if u do try and watch twin peaks, make sure to only see season 1

The Midnight Rider 10-07-2009 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abrogar (Post 3339695)
if u do try and watch twin peaks, make sure to only see season 1

first half of season 2 isn't that bad, but yeah 1 > 2

even though i didn't like it as much, i watched all of two just so I could have some resolution

captaincleanoff 10-07-2009 11:42 PM

http://img2.allposters.com/images/AQUA/24-243.jpg

AlphaXray 10-07-2009 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abrogar (Post 3339512)
if you watch LOST from start to finish, and actually pay attention, you will never think any other show is remotely good

this

serocs 10-08-2009 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlphaXray (Post 3339723)
this

this too

Stupefaction 10-08-2009 12:05 AM

Mike Nelson wants you....

http://www.jeffbots.com/mst.jpg

to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Dr. Kang Mao-pang 10-08-2009 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abrogar (Post 3339512)
if you watch LOST from start to finish, and actually pay attention, you will never think any other show is remotely good


Without doing that (but I am actually planning to), i sincerely doubt this.
1) The X-Files crushes all
2) ^^That'll do really haha

But seriously, i'm sure it's great, but it hardly covers all bases
I mean, it's not a comedy. Therefore, people will always need Seinfeld haha
Fuck Seinfeld rules so hard.

modern death 10-08-2009 12:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stupefaction (Post 3339732)
Mike Nelson wants you....

http://www.jeffbots.com/mst.jpg

to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000.

used to watch that years ago.

stabwound 10-08-2009 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abrogar (Post 3339512)
if you watch LOST from start to finish, and actually pay attention, you will never think any other show is remotely good

That show is so fucking bad. I've seen most of it because my brother and his girlfriend watch it, but it is terrrrrible.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrindYourMind (Post 3339454)
GOOD EATS W/ ALTON BROWN

This.

ChAAPY 10-08-2009 01:16 AM

totally forgot about Twin Peaks. That's the answer to your question.

tipton 10-08-2009 01:38 AM

i'm a nut when it comes to tv and i've watched nearly every critically acclaimed series out there from start to finish with the help of tivo. basically, the good shows worth watching are on hbo, showtime, fx, or amc. there are pretty much no network shows worth watching outside of Lost. many of the network shows get ruined by the networks themselves by changing writers, pushing for more seasons for ad revenue when a show is far past its prime, etc. Twin Peaks is one of the greatest shows ever but god only knows what it could have been without ABC making the writers/directors go in certain directions.

absolute must watch from beginning to end, please keep in mind it may take 3-4 episodes to really get into many of these shows but they will suck you in.

dramas

- the wire (start to finish the best show ever)
- the shield
- twin peaks (the first season may possibly be the best ever, gets a bit soap opera-ish in season 2 but still brilliant)
- the sopranos

mad men, breaking bad, dexter are all great and on currently...in treatment, though it was recently canceled by hbo

comedies:

trailer park boys, the office UK (us version is pathetic after season 2), summer heights high, extras, strangers with candy, californication, entourage (goes way downhill after season 2)

stabwound 10-08-2009 01:57 AM

Twin Peaks is good, but the second half of season two is complete shit if I remember correctly.

skinfather 10-08-2009 02:12 AM

Six Feet Under

Dr. Kang Mao-pang 10-08-2009 02:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tipton (Post 3339815)
- the sopranos

Whilst I found I got over it after awhile, this is a pretty damn decent series for sure.


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