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« on: December 24, 2010, 06:39:03 PM »

Hi!

Looking for a series to watch on DVD (the best way to watch tv).

Series I enjoyed with no reservations: Supernatural, Dexter, The Wire, Fringe

Series I enjoyed: Buffy, Dollhouse, Mentalist, Lie to Me, Sons of Anarchy, The Unit

Series I enjoyed despite glaring flaws: Lost, Heroes, Sopranos, Ghost Whisperer, Medium.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2010, 06:51:01 PM »

Angel, Firefly  (as you were a Buffy fan)

Monk

Arrested Development

Mad Men
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 06:56:08 PM »

Farscape
Babylon 5
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 07:03:42 PM »

I love Rescue Me - I like a bunch of the shows you listed, although I can't say it's a lot like any of them.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 07:56:59 PM »

The Shield.
Breaking Bad.
Friday Night Lights.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2010, 08:41:30 PM »

Entourage
Robot Chicken
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2010, 09:48:23 PM »

Angel (Personally I prefer it to Buffy)
Farscape (first half of S1 is a bit rough)
Babylon 5 (first season is quite rough though)
Mad Men
The Shield
Friday Night Lights
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2010, 10:46:33 PM »

Firefly
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2010, 11:41:11 PM »

since Babylon 5 was mentioned, Deep Space 9.

off the wall, but very funny:  Jeeves and Wooster.  Also, Black Adder

I've enjoyed seasons 1- 6 of Scrubs

Smallville  took some endurance, but the first couple seasons of Lois and Clark were good.

the Flash

Batman:TAS and Justice League
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010, 11:45:09 PM »

Quote from: sgoldj on December 24, 2010, 11:41:11 PM

Batman:TAS and Justice League

forgot about Justice league and Justice League unlimited.  also  should mention Batman Beyond and Avatar the Last Airbender.
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2010, 01:07:56 AM »

Freaks & Geeks
The Office
Top Gear
Mad Men
Friday Night Lights
X-Files
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2010, 01:14:19 AM »

StarGate series if you aren't opposed to scifi stuff too much.
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2010, 01:52:34 AM »

Vampire Diaries (just sit through the first couple episodes)
Angel (seconded)
True Blood
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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2010, 03:30:37 AM »

Numb3rs
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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2010, 04:22:15 AM »

Spartacus (stick it out after the first four episodes)

Rome
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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2010, 04:25:47 AM »

Arrested Development.
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2010, 05:24:12 PM »

Cool thanks for all the replies.

I think I'll go with The Shield then Firefly next.

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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2010, 05:28:58 PM »

Dead Like Me
The Mighty Boosh
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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2010, 06:11:24 PM »

No Bones nor NCIS recommendations? seriously? Both shows have been going for what 6-7 seasons now, and are pretty damn awesome . Bones is a brilliant copshow with an anthropological edge to it, and some of the best chemistry I've seen between actors. NCIS is just brilliant, and keeps getting better.
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« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2010, 06:30:18 PM »

I've just started watching Being Human which I really enjoy but I'm hoping a female werewolf would be added so we can see her sans clothes.
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« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2010, 09:06:35 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on December 25, 2010, 06:11:24 PM

No Bones nor NCIS recommendations? seriously? Both shows have been going for what 6-7 seasons now, and are pretty damn awesome . Bones is a brilliant copshow with an anthropological edge to it, and some of the best chemistry I've seen between actors. NCIS is just brilliant, and keeps getting better.

huge  thumbsup for ncis.  i would give it the best nod for actor chemistry though.

i was going to try bones the first year and was immediately put off by the first episode.  there was a bit about "squints shouldn't do X" which i found horribly cliched in a bad 1980's way "oh yeah, i'll show him" and i was annoyed with the actors/characters early on.  i would assume it's ironed out the parts i found glaring though if it's gone that long.

a huge plus to breaking bad.  i have only now started to see a few episodes (thank you walking dead for following it) and it is a very dark and serious show with some great writing and characters.

i would add burn notice to the list.  and psych if you like a bit more comedy in your shows.  for more twisted comedy, always sunny in philadelphia
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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2010, 04:49:20 AM »

ROME.

20+ episodes of the best television ever.
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« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2010, 02:17:12 PM »

Quote from: Orgull on December 25, 2010, 05:24:12 PM

Cool thanks for all the replies.

I think I'll go with The Shield then Firefly next.

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Forewarned is fore armed.  There is only one season of Firefly, so prepare to be disappointed when you realize there are not any more shows after the follow-on movie.  IMO, it was that good. 
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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2010, 02:31:57 AM »

WEEDS!! start from season 1 its also available on netflix.
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2010, 02:43:07 AM »

Veronica Mars

+1 for Firefly
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« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2010, 03:30:24 AM »

+1 on Veronica Mars, also.  Wished it hadn't ended.  So much stuff left hanging in the final episode.
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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2010, 12:36:58 PM »

+1 to Burn Notice, Firefly, and Bones... also White Collar is a pretty kick ass show. It gets me through Burn Notice's off season.
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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2010, 03:13:35 PM »

Quote from: theohall on December 27, 2010, 03:30:24 AM

+1 on Veronica Mars, also.  Wished it hadn't ended.  So much stuff left hanging in the final episode.

add another plus for Mars.
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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2012, 12:39:37 AM »

How did Generation Kill not make anyone's list? Just started watching this show. Very good! Too bad it only has 7 episodes.
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2012, 01:15:38 AM »

Battlestar Galactica
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« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2012, 01:20:10 AM »

Quote from: ericb on December 25, 2010, 01:52:34 AM

Vampire Diaries (just sit through the first couple episodes)

Same reccomendation. It's actually a pretty fantastic show - and yes just get through the first few episodes. Once the characters are established, and the whole love relationship solidified, the story takes off. And the story is good.

This is also another series like Walking Dead where they are not afraid to kill off regular characters.
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« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2012, 02:23:53 AM »

How did we get way down here with no nods for the modern Doctor Who, and to some part, Torchwood?
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« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2012, 02:36:02 AM »

Quote from: Purge on January 17, 2012, 02:23:53 AM

How did we get way down here with no nods for the modern Doctor Who, and to some part, Torchwood?

The only torchwood that's even remotely good is the children's day miniseries.  The series proper was a mess and the latest miniseries became an inept comedy fairly quickly.
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« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2012, 04:17:06 AM »

I can definitely recommend Justified and Ill also throw out Terriers, an excellent series that unfortunately got no pub and ended after one season.  That one season though is worth watching.  The other recommendation Ill throw out here is the BBC's fantastic series,  Sherlock.  Season 2 just wrapped up and the boxed set for both season 1 & 2 is available for pre order on Amazon UK.  I think I ended up paying just under $40 US for the set shipped and it will be here the beginning of February. 
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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2012, 11:49:59 AM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on January 17, 2012, 04:17:06 AM

I can definitely recommend Justified and Ill also throw out Terriers, an excellent series that unfortunately got no pub and ended after one season.  That one season though is worth watching.  The other recommendation Ill throw out here is the BBC's fantastic series,  Sherlock.  Season 2 just wrapped up and the boxed set for both season 1 & 2 is available for pre order on Amazon UK.  I think I ended up paying just under $40 US for the set shipped and it will be here the beginning of February. 


will you be able to play the DVD with it being Region 2 and you being Region 1,or do you have a region free DVD player?..or is it Blu-Ray(do they have a regions?)
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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2012, 01:14:46 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 17, 2012, 11:49:59 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on January 17, 2012, 04:17:06 AM

I can definitely recommend Justified and Ill also throw out Terriers, an excellent series that unfortunately got no pub and ended after one season.  That one season though is worth watching.  The other recommendation Ill throw out here is the BBC's fantastic series,  Sherlock.  Season 2 just wrapped up and the boxed set for both season 1 & 2 is available for pre order on Amazon UK.  I think I ended up paying just under $40 US for the set shipped and it will be here the beginning of February. 


will you be able to play the DVD with it being Region 2 and you being Region 1,or do you have a region free DVD player?..or is it Blu-Ray(do they have a regions?)

I should have specified, Sherlock is in fact on region free blu ray.
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« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2012, 01:55:35 PM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on January 17, 2012, 01:14:46 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 17, 2012, 11:49:59 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on January 17, 2012, 04:17:06 AM

I can definitely recommend Justified and Ill also throw out Terriers, an excellent series that unfortunately got no pub and ended after one season.  That one season though is worth watching.  The other recommendation Ill throw out here is the BBC's fantastic series,  Sherlock.  Season 2 just wrapped up and the boxed set for both season 1 & 2 is available for pre order on Amazon UK.  I think I ended up paying just under $40 US for the set shipped and it will be here the beginning of February. 


will you be able to play the DVD with it being Region 2 and you being Region 1,or do you have a region free DVD player?..or is it Blu-Ray(do they have a regions?)


I should have specified, Sherlock is in fact on region free blu ray.


oh that's cool then that you guys can see the second series now instead of waiting until May when PBS(?) show it
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« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2012, 04:40:01 PM »

Quote from: Orgull on December 25, 2010, 05:24:12 PM

Cool thanks for all the replies.

I think I'll go with The Shield then Firefly next.

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Very good choices.  The Shield is one of my favorite series, period, and I was surprised at just how much I enjoyed Firefly.

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Forewarned is fore armed.  There is only one season of Firefly, so prepare to be disappointed when you realize there are not any more shows after the follow-on movie.  IMO, it was that good. 

But, as theohall says, once you finish the series it is rather disappointing that it ends with the film Serenity.  Still, at least with the way the first season ends you still get satisfying closure in the storyline with the film.
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« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2012, 06:26:12 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2012, 06:28:22 PM »

My wife has been watching The Good Wife and I admit I've been following it as well.  It's a legal show and I think it's really good.
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