Best shows on TV?

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  1. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    Walking Dead
    Parks and Recreation
    The Killing (I've recently gotten into it)
    The Bridge (promising so far)
    Justified
    Modern Family (getting a bit old but still funny)
    Raising Hope
    Sons of Anarchy
    Homeland
    I'm waiting for Breaking Bad to end, then I'm going to watch the whole thing on Netflix
    I've burnt out on Dexter--I used to root for him in a kind of perverse way when he stuck to the Code, but he's more and more a narcissist who ruins everyone he touches. Just kill him and end the story.
     
  2. BTP

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    From the German perspective...(I don't watch synchronized translated versions)

    Suits - A lot of gr8 Basketball puns. "Speeddial 23" comes to mind first. It's about a lawyer and his associate whose asset is his smart mind, but lacks a university degree. Characters are very human for a drama/com on a psychological level. Prolly my fav atm! New season just begun too!

    Shameless - Story about a big low educated Chicago located family and their friends. Lots of lead characters/POVs, no human archetypes, but some of the most realistic character drawings I've ever seen on TV. Can be funny and sad at the same time. Simply like life. Just a little exaggerated in regard to "how high are the odds"

    Justified - KENTUCKY located drama/crime/comedy show that tells the story about a cop whose duty got shifted back to his hometown after not being able to fit into Miami with his working methods. Very entertaining, sometimes a little bit too much. And I love the accent. Give it a shot, if the first 2 shows are getting you hooked, the rest will as well.

    The League - SitCom about a fantasy football league and its competitors. Allegedly partly improvised. It's like a neverending bar evening with your best friends mocking each other and telling about the obstacles of their social lives.

    Boardwalk Empire - Playing post WW1 it shows the guys that ran Atlantic City back then. A local politician who controls the business in town. His protege/half fosterchild, who just returned from the war and now longs to strengthen his position and gain power but has to collide with the boss after refusing to be patient and taking short cuts. An undervalued woman not content with the position of woman in the society but then turned into a price for a rich man as well. Whenever I thought about quitting to watch the show, cause its strange at times, the show bounced back and got me hooked again. The strange feeling results from the scenery, and me living in a different century. But sometimes when I'm hanging with my grandma I recognise some habits shown in the show with her. So I guess it's the change of society which causes that. Very good dialogues and camerawork. The director is Martin Scorsese, whose screenwork I think are very "real".

    Californication is also worth a look,if you're into surreal character presentation that reminds you a little bit about that crazy girlfriend you had back then ;) But for me it works. Its characters are changing on a show by show basis and you're in constant switch to feel sympathy, disgust, pity and other emotions for them. Plus it contains some of the best boobs and booty outside of porn. Really fun show. After the first (3 if I remember correctly) seasons quality dips a bit as it's becoming redundant. Well the story, not the boobs !

    And the expired long time classic award goes to "The Wire". Classic show, real good character drawings with few exceptions. Totally getts you hooked. Awesome screen work choosing sceneries and characters. It's about the main characters running the "projects" in Baltimore and the cops trying to bust their illegal operations.
     
  3. crater77

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    I refuse to pay for TV. But I have Netflix. Show's I'm currently watching...

    Fringe(Love me some Sci Fi and this is the best since X Files)
    Arrested Development(Possibly the funniest show since Seinfeld)
    Nip Tuck(This show is messed up. I love it)
    Breaking Bad(Cannot wait to see how this ends up. Amazing show)

    All time Favorites

    Lost(I really don't think anything will ever compare to the level of EPIC that was LOST)
    Deadwood(Loved this show so much I took a trip to Deadwood)
    Prison Break(So many great characters. Loved this)
     
  4. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Big Bang Theory is awful. Pretty much everything that is bad about sitcom comedies is in Big Bang Theory.
     
  5. crater77

    crater77 Active Member

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    Funny ****ing show!!
     
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    I forgot about "The League" OMG what a funny *** show!
     
  7. Duck Rodgers

    Duck Rodgers Well-Known Member

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    Read this today about Shark Tank....something I wasn't aware of and thought was interesting:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jjcola...-your-company-business-owners-say-absolutely/

    That's kind of messed up. Apparently apportioning the advert money and the benefits the "Sharks" themselves get through exposure isn't enough to justify their time.
     
  8. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Wow, I had no idea. I've been a big Shark Tank fan, and will likely to continue to remain so... but I agree that that's pretty messed up.
     
  9. ONE LOVE

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    I haven't liked a comedy tv show since Seinfeld, Frasier, and Ally McBeal... does that make me a dull person?
     
  10. Hantlers

    Hantlers Well-Known Member

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    No, it just means that you're as stupid as all of us think you are.
     
  11. spycam1

    spycam1 Well-Known Member

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    -Breaking Bad is probably my favorite.
    -Game of Thrones is good, but overrated by a lot of people.
    -Buffy the Vampire Slayer is on netflix and is pretty awesome. People get scared off by the name, but it's such a fun blend of horror, drama, and comedy.
    -The Walking Dead is pretty good. The third season gets annoying as hell sometimes, though.
    -Lots of great anime I could recommend, if you're into that.
    -Workaholics is the best comedy coming out with new episodes I can think of.

    Shows I need to finish and would recommend based on what I've seen:
    -Mad Men
    -Boardwalk Empire
    -True Blood
    -Twin Peaks
    -Pushing Daisies

    Stay away from:
    -Big Bang Theory

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjMWnOezGU0
     
  12. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Haters gonna hate.
     
  13. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Probably just means your watching the wrong shows. Most sitcom comedies are really lame (see Big Bang Theory).

    Shows like Wilfred and Workaholics. I dare you to watch those and not burst out laughing every episode.
     
  14. Chad Feldheimer

    Chad Feldheimer Well-Known Member

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    Judging on how well some of those people have done because the show I think it's not a bad deal. Nothing in this world is free. Especially advertising.
     
  15. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    And if those don;t do it for you, just watch re-runs of Chappelle's Show.


    If you are a human and don't find Chappelle's Show to be hilarious, you have no sense of humor.
     
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  16. Chad Feldheimer

    Chad Feldheimer Well-Known Member

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    If you liked Seinfeld you would probably enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm. Pretty much an HBO (R-rated) version of Seinfeld.
     
  17. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Twin Peaks was the ****.

    Mad Men is on my list of series that I need to start watching.
     
  18. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Best thing he ever did was Nutty Professor.

    "Women be shoppin'! Women be shoppin' baby! You can't stop a woman from shoppin'!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmxEBAFHwI


    You know, that's kinda sad when you think about it.
     
  19. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Yep i enjoy that too actually forgot to mention that.. lol.. thanks
     
  20. spycam1

    spycam1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, David Lynch is one of my favorite filmmakers.
     

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