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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby strocklen083 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:11 am

I like to think I don't watch a lot of TV. At least I try not to or at least try to avoid the CSI's of the TV spectrum. But as I start to think about it my list is rather large. But here we go...

Currently airing shows:

LOST - hands down the single greatest TV show ever. A single "bad" hour of LOST is 100x better than any of the shitty serial dramas or corny comedies on TV today.
The Office - one of the most uniquely funny shows in this era of television. Great characters and outlandish comedy.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Fantastic over the top humor.
Curb Your Enthusiasm - does it get any funnier than Larry David? You'd have a hard time convincing me otherwise.
House - such complex and interesting characters with a bit of clever wit mixed in
Dexter - suspenseful, smart, and always throwing you for a loop. Great acting to boot.
Californication - crude humor at it's best
Modern Family - another Office-style show with great characters and over the top situations.
How I Met Your Mother - NPH steals this show but the cast as a whole just meshes well together. A bit of a guilty pleasure show, but I still find it fun to watch.
The Mentalist - sure, it's just like the CSI's, which I adamantly dispise. But the Red John story takes it up a notch with that long term intrigue. Still watching the Season 1 DVDs though so my verdict is out until I see Season 2.

Retired Shows:

Seinfeld - greatest comedy of all time. Wasn't always the smartest show on TV. But funny none the less.
The West Wing - fantastic look in to the world within the White House.
The Sopranos - sure the ended sucked balls. But when you look at the entire body of work, you have to admire it.
The Shield - really cutting edge show that broke the rules of cable dramas.
Sports Night - really under rated comedy that launched a lot of careers. Too bad ABC didn't have the patience to stick with it long term.
Ed -a pioneer in the "dramedy" genre that still stands above the shitty ones that are out there today. Besides the great soundtrack, the characters were entertaining and very "real" for the small town setting.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby dmiles2186 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:11 am

[quote="strocklen083"
Sports Night - really under rated comedy that launched a lot of careers. Too bad ABC didn't have the patience to stick with it long term.
Ed -a pioneer in the "dramedy" genre that still stands above the shitty ones that are out there today. Besides the great soundtrack, the characters were entertaining and very "real" for the small town setting.[/quote]

I forgot to add these. I've contemplated several times on purchasing the entire Sports Night series on DVD. And to me, it's a tragedy that Ed hasn't had a proper DVD release. I know it has to do with music rights, but I'd give anything to have that show on DVD. Some people thought that show was too 'cute,' but I thought it was a funny, unique show with some strange, offbeat characters and stories that really gelled well. Was one of my favorites.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby DaDitka » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:16 am

Da*n! some of you guys seem to have A LOT of time to watch TV.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby abc789987 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:18 am

All I is work, and sit in front of my TV and drink beer. There's lots of time for TV when you doing nothing else...
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby strocklen083 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:32 am

DaDitka wrote:Da*n! some of you guys seem to have A LOT of time to watch TV.

Not really. I just have utilize the DVR!
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby DaDitka » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:07 pm

strocklen083 wrote:
DaDitka wrote:Da*n! some of you guys seem to have A LOT of time to watch TV.

Not really. I just have utilize the DVR!



Hell, I've got a DVR, I don't ever watch half the crap I tape. Between the Blues, Darts, and COD....just don't have much time to sit and watch.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby strocklen083 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:24 pm

DaDitka wrote:
strocklen083 wrote:
DaDitka wrote:Da*n! some of you guys seem to have A LOT of time to watch TV.

Not really. I just have utilize the DVR!



Hell, I've got a DVR, I don't ever watch half the crap I tape. Between the Blues, Darts, and COD....just don't have much time to sit and watch.

yeah, COD will do that to ya. I guess my biggest advantage is the 5 minute commute to work. I figure I get an extra hour and a half (minimum) or more free time that most others don't. It also helps that I don't really work out or have many obligations beyond work.

about 5 years ago I gave up TV and video games completely. I spent all of my time reading and doing crossword puzzles. But then LOST sucked me in and it all went down hill from there!
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby dmiles2186 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:50 pm

I work at home, so I have plenty of extra time. Plus, with TV shows on DVD and instant Netflix on my Xbox, its easy to space shows out and watch them in chunks. For instance, I had never seen Friday Night Lights before last November or December, so I queued all seasons up in my Netflix instant queue, plowed through 3 seasons of eps in the next few months, and then finished off season 4 which was airing on Directv 101, with the help of my DVR.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby ViPeRx007 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:42 pm

DaDitka wrote:Da*n! some of you guys seem to have A LOT of time to watch TV.


I wouldn't say I have that much free time but I try to make the most of what I have. I watch quite a bit of stuff during my lunch break at work. In fact, I'm on season 5 of 24 and haven't seen a single episode anywhere else.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby glen a richter » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:32 pm

#1 is Seinfeld. Pure comedic genius with a hometown flavor. I have no problem saying that I understand, and laugh my ass off every single time at, many jokes in the show on a different level from you guys. You would never get the references to traffic on the Van Wyck (in the episode where Elaine has to bring her friend from Seattle back to the airport) unless you've actually been stuck for 4 hours on the Van Wyck anytime between the beginning of time and right now.

#2 is House. It's brilliant, Hugh Laurie is a fantastic actor, especially with the fake American accent he puts on, and I love both 13 and Cameron.

#3 is The Office, which I initially resisted because they took off my Seinfeld re-runs to air this show instead. However, they put Seinfeld back on a different channel at a different time slot, so I was able to get both.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby stlmark » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:12 pm

Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Fantastic edgy humor

Otherwise I watch the Real World :? (yea I said it) and sports only.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby glen a richter » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:45 am

stlmark wrote:Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Fantastic edgy humor

Otherwise I watch the Real World :? (yea I said it) and sports only.


I watched Real World Boston in 11th grade, the one with Elka and Genesis, and I've been trying to scrub the fact that I watched it from my memory ever since.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby keithp40 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:08 am

DaDitka wrote:Da*n! some of you guys seem to have A LOT of time to watch TV.


no kidding....got kids?

well......i guess if you have a DVR you could pull it off.....

having kids means having DVR.....sorry its not koolaid anymore
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby keithp40 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:10 am

ViPeRx007 wrote:
DaDitka wrote:Da*n! some of you guys seem to have A LOT of time to watch TV.


I wouldn't say I have that much free time but I try to make the most of what I have. I watch quite a bit of stuff during my lunch break at work. In fact, I'm on season 5 of 24 and haven't seen a single episode anywhere else.


lunch break at work? what do you have?....2 hour lunches? as a teacher, we have 30 minutes lunches but those are sometimes made up of meeting with teachers or clubs....but then again i do have june, july and august.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby stlmark » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:45 am

glen a richter wrote:
stlmark wrote:Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Fantastic edgy humor

Otherwise I watch the Real World :? (yea I said it) and sports only.


I watched Real World Boston in 11th grade, the one with Elka and Genesis, and I've been trying to scrub the fact that I watched it from my memory ever since.


That hasn't gone to well obviously. :lol:
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby ViPeRx007 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:04 pm

keithp40 wrote:
ViPeRx007 wrote:
DaDitka wrote:Da*n! some of you guys seem to have A LOT of time to watch TV.


I wouldn't say I have that much free time but I try to make the most of what I have. I watch quite a bit of stuff during my lunch break at work. In fact, I'm on season 5 of 24 and haven't seen a single episode anywhere else.


lunch break at work? what do you have?....2 hour lunches? as a teacher, we have 30 minutes lunches but those are sometimes made up of meeting with teachers or clubs....but then again i do have june, july and august.


I have an hour. Most shows are an hour (or for network shows they're 40-50 minutes once you take out the commercials). I can usually get an episode of something in.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby philco_3 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:19 pm

Some of my tops:

Burn Notice, Heroes, Supernatural, Seinfeld, Robot Chicken, Family Guy, Simpsons, American Dad, Weeds, United States of Tara, Dexter, Six Feet Under, Pushing Daisies (CANCELED), Terminator (CANCELED), Prison Break (CANCELED), Futurama (CANCELED), Invasion (CANCELED), Jericho (CANCELED)

Right about now I'm too afraid to like TV shows on regular TV cause I'm too afraid they will get canceled, even Prison Break was stretching its self pretty far after the second season.
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby cprice12 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:26 pm

Forgot Burn Notice too. Damn...what was I thinking? It's one of my favorites. :?
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby TSUCookieMonster » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:07 pm

In Living Color
Salute Your Shorts
Ren & Stimpy
Herman's Head
Love Connection
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Re: Let's Talk TV Shows

Postby northwest dave » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:46 pm

Diff'rent Strokes
Punky Brewster
Crazy Like A Fox
Trapper John, MD
Airwolf

Oh...and Scarecrow and Mrs King.

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