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« on: February 19, 2005, 05:49:23 AM »

I have watched Season 1 and almost all of Season 2 of the Shield in the past few weeks on DVD and have really enjoyed them.  It's awesome in fact.  I am going to try and watch season 3 before the new season starts so I can get caught up.  Anyway, I am looking for some recommendations on a show to start next.  My favorite show ever made is 24 and I haven't missed an episode, so don't recommend it smile  I have Firefly and have started it and it's pretty decent so far, just not my cup-o-tea really.  

I like comedies, but tend to enjoy Dramas like 24 and The Shield more.  Anything is fine though.  

I look forward to hearing some recommendations!
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2005, 06:04:00 AM »

In order:

1) Wonderfalls - only 13 episodes and there is a definite arc, so it's not much of a committment

2) Buffy the Vampire Slayer Seasons 2 through 5 and Angel seasons 2 through 5. If you think Firefly is great, then recognize that it pales in comparison to the greatness that was Angel seasons 3-5 and Buffy seasons 2-3.

3) The West Wing Seasons 1-3. About as densely worded and layered a show as I've ever seen, there are huge benefits to watching these back to back because of so many characters and so many issues that are dealt with it's hard to keep track of everything. Much easier to do so on disc.

4) Alias Seasons 1-2. Kicks the entirety of the James Bond series off a cliff and shows MGM how to do espionage right. Season 1 in particular I'm a huge fan of, but the show does start dipping in quality during season 2 climaxing with a royally stupid from-left-field cliff-hanger that eventually led no where.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2005, 08:49:33 AM »

NYPD Blue?
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2005, 09:27:44 AM »

1)  The Wire -  If you like The Shield, you'll love this.  Extremely well done cop show from HBO.

2)  Buffy/Angel - Whiteboyskim suggested the best seasons, but if you're going to watch these, you really should do it right and watch the whole shebang.  The entire thing is story arc, so you'd be missing out on background information and trying to figure out what's going on by jumping into a later season.  Just recognize that the first season of Buffy isn't the best, nor are the last 2.   Angel season #1 = Buffy Season #4 timing wise (there's some crossover episodes).

3)  Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO Comedy - It's Seinfeld reincarnated.

4)  Dead Like Me - Showtime Comedy/Drama about a group of grim reapers and trying to "survive" their every day life as being undead.  Very funny.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2005, 05:04:33 PM »

Thanks guys.  I will try The Wire next, and Wonderfalls after that.

I haven't missed an episode of Alias as well.  Great show!
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2005, 08:44:33 PM »

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I have watched Season 1 and almost all of Season 2 of the Shield in the past few weeks on DVD and have really enjoyed them.  It's awesome in fact.  I am going to try and watch season 3 before the new season starts so I can get caught up.


When is The Shield season 4 starting up on FX? It seems like it's been off the air forever.

For recommendations, I'd say Arrested Development Season 1. Hilarious!

Also, Deadwood and Carnivale if you haven't seen those. Both are outstanding shows.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2005, 01:04:56 AM »

The L Word
a seriously good show!
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2005, 01:15:26 AM »

I second (third?) Buffy and Angel. I have the whole Buffy season DVD set, and only have one more Angel DVD set to get (season 5 which came out recently). Fantastic!

I'd recommend Firefly, but seems you already have it.

I'm surprised no one recommended The Sopranos. I don't have HBO, so I plan to try the first season on NetFlix. If it's worthy the praises, I'll buy the whole thing, if not I'll just watch the whole thing on NetFlix.

Also, the X-Files. The DVD sets used to be insanely priced ($100!) they have came down alot in price, and now are reasonable. Check them out.

And now for the unorthodox:

Xena and Hercules. Both really excellent off-beat series that I enjoyed immensely back in the day.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2005, 02:34:52 AM »

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When is The Shield season 4 starting up on FX? It seems like it's been off the air forever.


The season premiere is scheduled for March 15th.

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2005, 04:42:44 AM »

Babylon 5
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2005, 05:38:11 AM »

Murder One - Season One (ok, it was the only season, but still)

great show!
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2005, 06:19:43 AM »

Stargate SG1
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2005, 02:51:43 PM »

EMERGENCY!

If only it were available!:cry:   -  Universal I'm looking at you!!!!! :twisted:
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2005, 03:40:31 PM »

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Murder One - Season One (ok, it was the only season, but still)

great show!


I loved that show, and was disappointed when it was cancelled. Same with Philly.

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Ah, thanks.
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2005, 04:27:12 PM »

I will also suggest Angel, Buffy, Alias and Baylon 5 along with Magnum P.I.
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2005, 05:33:29 PM »

Shows I'd like to see on DVD:

Battlestar Galactica (the new series)
Star Cops (cool british show about cops in space in the near future, with no artificial gravity or laser guns or anything like that)
Doctor Who (whole seasons, not just single episodes)
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2005, 06:04:45 PM »

Definitely The Sopranos. One of the better shows I've seen lately (and seasons 1-3 in particular kick some serious ass).
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2005, 06:12:19 PM »

Futurama. The whole series is out, and every episode has commentary by Groening, Cohen and various writers/actors/techs, which is just as entertaining as the episodes themselves.

Sportsnight. Again, whole series -- all two seasons of it. Nice little "dramedy" that got axed well before its time.
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2005, 12:52:00 PM »

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Murder One - Season One (ok, it was the only season, but still)

great show!

It was a great show but there was a second season.  They got rid of Benzali and brought in Anthony LaPaglia.  It wasn't bad but I liked Benzali better.
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2005, 06:48:02 PM »

1. Miami Vice
2. A-Team
3. Dukes of Hazzard
4. Knight Rider
5. McGuyver
6. Greatest American Hero
7. Magnum PI

I am still waiting for the Fall Guy.  But that should keep you going for quite awhile until it comes out.
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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2005, 07:55:08 PM »

Who here has actually watched Magnum recently? I only caught a few episodes in reruns while I was growing up so any word on how it holds up now would be welcome. smile
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