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5/29/11

As title says.

With Friday Night Lights finished, and Dexter kinda losing its lustre, there's not a lot to watch on TV.

I like The Killing but just cant get into Boardwalk Empire or Game of Thrones.

Thoughts?

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5/29/11

Gonna be in the minority here (since I'm assuming most will recommend HBO shows), but I really, really like Modern Family

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5/29/11

Game of thrones.

5/29/11
In reply to leveRAGE.
5/29/11
leveRAGE.:

Game of thrones.

I just cant get into the fantasy shows or movies. I still havent seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies.

I might check out the books for Game of Thrones first. Heard good things about them.

In reply to Al Bundy
5/29/11
Al Bundy:

Gonna be in the minority here (since I'm assuming most will recommend HBO shows), but I really, really like Modern Family

My girlfriend is a big fan. Kinda like How I Met Your Mother.

Good Wife is pretty good as well.

5/29/11
5/29/11

for comedy - Chuck or Psych
drama - breaking bad

5/29/11

Currently airing new episodes? Game of thrones. Burn notice is coming back soon too; it's not a great show like game of thrones or treme, but it sure makes an hour go by quickly.

Overall? 30 Rock and Parks & Rec for comedy, and I would still say Game of Thrones for Drama. The Glades on A&E is fun though. Shark Tank for reality by a country mile.

5/29/11

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld reruns.

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In reply to FinancialNoviceII
5/29/11
FinancialNoviceII:

This show looks pretty good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unSDz8pLMCU

Yeah, it actually does. Liked the top-rated comment best though. "It looks great, but it's NBC so they'll cancel it before it gets good. They always do."

For me, I'm a fan of a few USA shows: Burn Notice (easy watching, poor scripting at times but fun TV), White Collar, and Royal Pains. Also like Modern Family, and Archer is hilariously irreverent.

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In reply to leveRAGE.
5/29/11
leveRAGE.:

Game of thrones.

Definitely

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5/29/11

I'm sure I'll be in the minority but Criminal Minds. I've always liked shows like Law & Order, Cold Case, etc.

5/29/11

What I follow when I can...

Modern Family (Good)
Community (Good)
Dexter (Good, but trailing on)
Entourage (I'm still in my teens so I'm aloud to watch this garbage)
How I Met Your Mother (Good, until they started teasing the viewer, now it's getting annoying)
Top Gear (VROOM!)

5/30/11

Sons of Anarchy on FX, check it out you won't be disappointed

5/30/11
FinancialNoviceII:

As title says.

With Friday Night Lights finished, and Dexter kinda losing its lustre, there's not a lot to watch on TV.

I like The Killing but just cant get into Boardwalk Empire or Game of Thrones.

Thoughts?

was going to say Dexter

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In reply to James Hunt
5/30/11
James Hunt:

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld reruns.

this

5/30/11

Also if you have Netflix you should check out Rescue Me, show has got pretty much every aspect you could look for

5/30/11

Justified just wrapped up its 2nd season. Great show. Definitely recommend it to everyone. Rescue Me is currently in its final season. Another awesome show. Denis Leary does a great job.

5/30/11

Doctor Who, Top Gear, Sherlock, How I met your mother, walking dead

5/30/11
In reply to elcunado
5/30/11
Shawn Spencer:

for comedy - Chuck or Psych
drama - breaking bad

You must be pretty bored or stupid to find Chuck funny. That show is god awful

5/30/11

Kinda into Vampire Diaries. My girl watched it before we broke up and now I'm into it.

The girls are very hot.

Same in Pretty Little Liars. The women are gorgeous"!

In reply to design
5/30/11
design:

Justified just wrapped up its 2nd season. Great show. Definitely recommend it to everyone. Rescue Me is currently in its final season. Another awesome show. Denis Leary does a great job.

Cosign. Love Rescue Me.

Heard good things about Justified. Might give it a watch

In reply to RussianMonkey
5/30/11
RussianMonkey:

What I follow when I can...

Modern Family (Good)
Community (Good)
Dexter (Good, but trailing on)
Entourage (I'm still in my teens so I'm aloud to watch this garbage)
How I Met Your Mother (Good, until they started teasing the viewer, now it's getting annoying)
Top Gear (VROOM!)

*allowed

5/30/11

I guess favorite" is relative but I'm thinking "best"

Breaking Bad by far

Sons of Anarchy is pretty solid
Mad Men has has peaks and Valleys.

Comedies are great, love Seinfeld more than life, and parks and rec, modern fam, and office when it was good, but I wouldn't categorize any of them as better than a well done dramatic series.

In reply to RatinaMaze
5/30/11
RatinaMaze:

Cosign. Love Rescue Me.

Yeah, it's one of my all-time favorites. My favorite scene...

NSFW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smciRU0d38U

I was laughing for about 5 minutes straight after that scene.

RatinaMaze:

Heard good things about Justified. Might give it a watch

I defninitely recommend you do. It's a show filled with bad-assery. Timothy Olyphant just oozes cool.

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Detest South Park.

Got to check out Justified I guess.

Surprised no more Friday night Lights fans.

5/30/11

Currently airing - breaking bad, game of thrones, mad men, always sunny in philadelphia

the wire and the sopranos are easily the two best shows of all time though (and the wire is the clear cut #1, watch it immediately if you haven't yet)

5/30/11

BREAKING BAD

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(sorry just really think it is amazing)

5/30/11

Top Gear reruns, sportscenter on loop

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5/30/11
In reply to Frank Slaughtery
5/30/11
Frank Slaughtery:

Currently airing - breaking bad, game of thrones, mad men, always sunny in philadelphia

the wire and the sopranos are easily the two best shows of all time though (and the wire is the clear cut #1, watch it immediately if you haven't yet)

I might have to agree with this entire post. I will add Justified and Archer as good current shows and Dexter season 1 as best season of any tv show ever. I used to hate American Dad, but I find it utterly hilarious now.

Also, different type of program so not in the running for best, but who has seen the Ross Kemp show? That guy is badass!

5/31/11

No love for Californication?

5/31/11

Weeds was great until the plot got all f'd up and confusing. Can't wait for Breaking Bad and Mad Men to return...

Not a huge fan of the wire.... cool plot but the eps are too long for me to care...

5/31/11

Check out The Borgias. Its about the Italian family of Cesare Borgia, same guy that inspired some of Machiavelli's writing. There is a good story line, banging boobs, and awesome violence. What more can you want.

5/31/11

Sopranos... best TV in the history of TV.

5/31/11

Guys. Look at the title. Best show on TV now.

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In reply to jjcannon
5/31/11
jjcannon:

Weeds was great until the plot got all f'd up and confusing. Can't wait for Breaking Bad and Mad Men to return...

Not a huge fan of the wire.... cool plot but the eps are too long for me to care...

Too long?! They're like 10 minutes longer then Mad Men!

In reply to Frank Slaughtery
5/31/11
Frank Slaughtery:

Currently airing - breaking bad, game of thrones, mad men, always sunny in philadelphia

the wire and the sopranos are easily the two best shows of all time though (and the wire is the clear cut #1, watch it immediately if you haven't yet)

Seen and loved both.

5/31/11

matlock, but I only have time to catch the re-runs

5/31/11

Game of Thrones....its getting better too....

Beast

5/31/11

Why is everyone ignoring GEORDIE SHORE, the UK version of JERSEY SHORE??? Unlike Jersey, Geordie has hot girls, boobs, constant hooking up, etc. They've been there for three nights so far, and this one kid has already hooked up with a total of four girls!!! More girls than nights!!!!!

5/31/11

The Killing

I like The Event also. I heard it's getting cancelled though, so I don't know how they will end the current season.

In reply to SwaGGeReR
5/31/11
SwaGGeReR:

Why is everyone ignoring GEORDIE SHORE, the UK version of JERSEY SHORE??? Unlike Jersey, Geordie has hot girls, boobs, constant hooking up, etc. They've been there for three nights so far, and this one kid has already hooked up with a total of four girls!!! More girls than nights!!!!!

Are you serious? Those shows are what's wrong with TV

5/31/11

entourage and californication have gone downhill, although still worth watching. dexter is solid, first two seasons were the best but last season was good. the season with jimmy smits sucked

surprised nobody has mentioned shameless - big fan of it.

5/31/11

I thought there would be more south park love here

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In reply to Frank Slaughtery
5/31/11
Frank Slaughtery:

entourage and californication have gone downhill, although still worth watching. dexter is solid, first two seasons were the best but last season was good. the season with jimmy smits sucked

surprised nobody has mentioned shameless - big fan of it.

Really? I thought with Dexter, the seasons go in reverse order in terms of their strengths and how good they were, with Season 4 being fucking awesome. John Lithgow was great.

Havent caught up with Season 5 yet but heard bad things. I suppose its hard to follow up with how they left it at the end of 4.

Entourage has definitely taken a turn for the worse, stopped watching about last season.

Shameless hasnt gotten much publicity across the pond, weird as how its a copy from the British show so doubt they will show it here but Emmy Rossum is hot.

5/31/11

Comedy:
It's Always Sunny in Philly (last season was very disappointing)
30 Rock
The Office (past its golden days)
How I Met Yo Mama (past its golden days)
Community
Entourage
Curb
Parks and Rec - apparently hired some new (more talented) writers

Drama:
Game of Thrones
Teletubbies

5/31/11

I love the Big C. That finale was the saddest thing ever on TV :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qA6Pn3SFbE

5/31/11

Oh and Brothers and Sisters before it sucked.

I like Parenthood now!

5/31/11
5/31/11

Game of Thrones is the shit man
And the fantasy/magic elements are very discrete, if that's the only thing holding you back
And how you still haven't seen Lord of the Rings is beyond me

5/31/11

Dr. Who- they have all of the seasons on NFLX streaming.

5/31/11

Covert Affairs, good summer show.

Modern Family

5/31/11

Surprised at the lack of love for Boardwalk Empire - heralded as the new Sopranos. But was anything but.

Also the Big Bang Theory. I used to like it but it got weaker in its 3rd season.

5/31/11

Mad Med and Archer are my two hands down favorite shows still running.

Anyone watch Workaholics? I watched a couple episodes and thought it was kind of dumb, but a bunch of my friends are swearing by it.

In reply to HireUp212
5/31/11
HireUp212:

Game of Thrones is the shit man
And the fantasy/magic elements are very discrete, if that's the only thing holding you back
And how you still haven't seen Lord of the Rings is beyond me

Dude, I don't know how you can make it through LOTR. I got a quarter of the way through Fellowship on my first attempt and half way through on my second attempt.

5/31/11

nobody watches House??? Good show, so is modern family, chicago code, south park

5/31/11

Californication- personally thought the last season was the best yet
Weeds- Definitely going downhill, we'll see how next season goes.
South Park

@TechSaaS_VC I've seen a few episodes, wasn't thrilled. If you're looking for that type of humor, you're better off watching scrubs reruns.

In reply to FinancialNoviceII
5/31/11
FinancialNoviceII:
Frank Slaughtery:

entourage and californication have gone downhill, although still worth watching. dexter is solid, first two seasons were the best but last season was good. the season with jimmy smits sucked

surprised nobody has mentioned shameless - big fan of it.

Really? I thought with Dexter, the seasons go in reverse order in terms of their strengths and how good they were, with Season 4 being fucking awesome. John Lithgow was great.

Havent caught up with Season 5 yet but heard bad things. I suppose its hard to follow up with how they left it at the end of 4.

Entourage has definitely taken a turn for the worse, stopped watching about last season.

Shameless hasnt gotten much publicity across the pond, weird as how its a copy from the British show so doubt they will show it here but Emmy Rossum is hot.

season 4 was really good, lithgow and the trinity killer plot were great, still think 1-2 are the best though

6/1/11

PARKS AND RECREATION

Close Second:
Modern Family
Community
The Office (diminishing quality but still good)
South Park

Honorable Mention:
Family Guy
Cleavland Show
Outsourced

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6/1/11
In reply to FinancialNoviceII
6/1/11
FinancialNoviceII:

Surprised at the lack of love for Boardwalk Empire - heralded as the new Sopranos. But was anything but.

Also the Big Bang Theory. I used to like it but it got weaker in its 3rd season.

I second this as I'm a big fan of both. Steve Buscemi is amazing in Boardwalk!

6/1/11

Psych for me.

Shameless was pretty interesting... especially seeing Emmy Rossum naked.

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In reply to TechSaaS_VC
6/1/11
TechSaaS_VC:

Anyone watch Workaholics? I watched a couple episodes and thought it was kind of dumb, but a bunch of my friends are swearing by it.

It's no Office or Sunny in Philly but it's good for some chuckles if you have the time to watch it.

6/1/11

The First 48 is tight. I've never liked fake cop shows (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_police_televi...), but after watching this, all of those seem 100x more ridiculous.

In reply to HireUp212
6/1/11
HireUp212:

Game of Thrones is the shit man
And the fantasy/magic elements are very discrete, if that's the only thing holding you back
And how you still haven't seen Lord of the Rings is beyond me

I might give it another chance.

I dont know man, I hate those fantasy films. I started watching the Fellowship of the Ring but fell asleep in the first 45 minutes. Perhaps the slowest moving movie in history. Doubt I'll give that another chance

In reply to West Coast rainmaker
6/1/11
West Coast rainmaker:

Currently airing new episodes? Game of thrones. Burn notice is coming back soon too; it's not a great show like game of thrones or treme, but it sure makes an hour go by quickly.

Overall? 30 Rock and Parks & Rec for comedy, and I would still say Game of Thrones for Drama. The Glades on A&E is fun though. Shark Tank for reality by a country mile.

Is Treme good? I was planning on watching it just based on the fact that David Simon made the Wire but I heard it was a bunch of crap. Might give it a look

6/1/11

I got into Southland when it was still airing. Different from the traditional police bullshit shows, i.e. Blue Bloods. If I have to watch another one of those stupid scenes at the dinner table, I'd go crazy.

6/1/11

Most of my favorites have been mentioned already. Fringe on FOX is a show that I've recently gotten into.

In reply to Linfone
6/1/11
Linfone:

Psych for me.

Shameless was pretty interesting... especially seeing Emmy Rossum naked.

+1 for Psych, it's a pretty entertaining show.

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6/1/11

The Cleveland Show is the worst, least funny comedy show I've ever seen.

On the other hand, Psych is great.

6/1/11

Top Gear, Archer

6/1/11
In reply to shera
6/1/11
shera:

Top Gear, Archer

My response as well. Everyone should watch Archer - I don't find a lot of shows funny (I cannot believe anyone voluntarily watches Big Bang Theory and HIMYM, for example) but Archer is all sorts of awesome. Give it a try.

And Top Gear is great, probably won't find it as entertaining if you don't care at all about cars, but the hosts are hilarious regardless.

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6/2/11

Reruns of Scrubs, Fresh Prince, Monk, and Seinfeld

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6/2/11
6/2/11

I really like Steve Buscemi, but I can't get into Boardwalk. The greatest HBO shows are still the The Wire with the Sopranos coming in a close 2nd.

Shows on TV right now - 30 Rock is great. Doesn't get much better than Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. Plus Tina Fey is a complete smoke show.

South Park still has it. I'm waiting for them to do an episode on Wall St. The royal Canadian Wedding was fucking hilarious.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmQtWA6K9XA

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6/2/11

I watch a lot of TV, and if you are looking for good reviews on TV check out hitfix.com and Alan Sepinwall, he does a really good job. With that said--

Best Dramas are by far Breaking Bad and Justified

If you want an older show that a lot of people probably haven't watched, but is according to many the best TV show ever created, check out The Wire from HBO

As far as comedy's go Parks and Recreation and Community are both really good, Community kind of goes out on a limb with a lot of things, where as Parks and Rec is more of a solid show week to week.

Weeds is coming back in a few weeks, but to be honest Nancy Botwin just sucks now, and the show went very downhill after season 4.

6/2/11

You like pizza, I like tacos. To each his own. Different strokes for different folks.

BUT any young guy who doesn't like at least one of 30 Rock, The Office, and/or It's Always Sunny is probably weird and boring.

6/3/11

Definitely recommend Workaholics for anyone under ~22

6/4/11
6/4/11

30 rock is and has been for a while the funniest show on television by a mile. And I've watched every other show mentioned here. A bit of a TV snob -- if such a thing REALLY exists.

In reply to Warhead
6/4/11
Warhead:

30 rock is and has been for a while the funniest show on television by a mile. And I've watched every other show mentioned here. A bit of a TV snob -- if such a thing REALLY exists.

Alec Baldwin carries that show. Fucking hate Jenna.

6/4/11

For the record, seen the Wire and loved it.

6/4/11
6/4/11

Justified is just Deadwood in modern day Kentucky. If you liked Deadwood, you'll love Justified.

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