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Done Lost, 24, Wire, sopranos,Brotherhood etc.

Up to date with Dexter, Entourage, Rescue me.

Where the hell is the next really great show I can get in to, or is there an old box set I should get in to?

Tried Mad men, boring, Oz bit odd and The west wing too high brow for the Mrs.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #1 on: July 6, 2011, 03:40:10 am »
Really? Isnt that a bit girly like Greys anatomy?
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #2 on: July 6, 2011, 03:43:52 am »
The Shield, The Unit and Deadwood.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #3 on: July 6, 2011, 03:46:40 am »
Prison Break.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #4 on: July 6, 2011, 04:04:08 am »
Game of Thrones

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #5 on: July 6, 2011, 04:30:42 am »
done shield, deadwood and prison break, dont fancy the unit at all, remembering my watching partner is my wife
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #6 on: July 6, 2011, 04:42:41 am »
If you haven't watched it already, I suggest you get to watching Breaking Bad. Forget people saying that The Wire is the best thing in the history of TV. Breaking Bad tops it by a long shot. It's 100 times more original, and far less cliché'd. Of course, this is all my opinion.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #7 on: July 6, 2011, 05:32:10 am »
done shield, deadwood and prison break, dont fancy the unit at all, remembering my watching partner is my wife

The Unit was actually quite popular with the womenfolk, because they had a wives subplot every week. Man up and give it a go.

Breaking Bad is really good, but not the best thing ever. It's quite slow to begin with, requires patience for the first season. Like Mad Men, really.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #8 on: July 6, 2011, 05:43:34 am »
If you haven't watched it already, I suggest you get to watching Breaking Bad. Forget people saying that The Wire is the best thing in the history of TV. Breaking Bad tops it by a long shot. It's 100 times more original, and far less cliché'd. Of course, this is all my opinion.
I came in to suggest this but it is in no way better than the Wire.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #9 on: July 6, 2011, 05:57:27 am »
Boardwalk Empire.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #10 on: July 6, 2011, 06:14:48 am »
Yep, done boarwalk empire, Breaking bad sounds interesting.

I dont get the buzz about Mad men I have to say, very slow
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #11 on: July 6, 2011, 06:56:00 am »
Treme.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #12 on: July 6, 2011, 07:13:27 am »
Thought Treme was poor to be honest, very slow.

When is the next big 'new' show, where is the next 24 or lost? I know we slagged 24 near the end but I would love that to still be going now
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #13 on: July 6, 2011, 07:25:22 am »
Terra Nova

People go back to the time of the dinosaurs because the world is ending.

Dinosaurs.
Spielberg.

Money.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #14 on: July 6, 2011, 07:59:34 am »
Battlestar Galactica.
I trust the King, but if we lose a few more on the trot now - he may have to step aside, and we have to purchase another manager in the middle of the season. If we are relegated, this could be the end of our ambitions to win any title the next 100 years.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #15 on: July 6, 2011, 08:31:36 am »
If you can write off the likes of West wing, Mad Men and Treme as "high brow", "boring", "very slow" etc then your taste is up your hole.  I wouldn't be bothered suggesting anything good for you.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #16 on: July 6, 2011, 08:39:23 am »
Band Of Brothers
Oz
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #17 on: July 6, 2011, 08:43:34 am »
Chuck :D

what about that Spielberg thing that just started? ...falling skies?

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #18 on: July 6, 2011, 10:44:32 am »
True Blood
Six Feet Under
The Killing (Danish Series, called "Forbrydelsen" with english subtitles)
Spiral (French Series, called "Engrenages", with english subtitles)
E.R.
Sons of Anarchy
Justified

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #19 on: July 6, 2011, 10:48:52 am »
Spiral (French Series, called "Engrenages", with english subtitles)

By a mile.

Also try Justified.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #20 on: July 6, 2011, 11:23:37 am »
Think I might go for six feet under and Battlestar galactica.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #21 on: July 6, 2011, 11:29:49 am »
Might give six feet under a watch myself.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #22 on: July 6, 2011, 11:31:02 am »
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #23 on: July 6, 2011, 11:36:16 am »
Archer

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #24 on: July 6, 2011, 11:38:21 am »
Six feet under is amazing.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #25 on: July 6, 2011, 11:52:48 am »
I came in to suggest this but it is in no way better than the Wire.
The Wire is just a very good good guys Vs bad guys cops/robbers/drug dealers drama that's been done - albeit in different styles - too many times throughout the years to count. I thought it was good, but I still believe it's extremely overrated. Breaking Bad is just different, and what's ironic is that it contains all the elements I aforementionedly listed that make The Wire so cliche.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #26 on: July 6, 2011, 12:15:58 pm »
Six feet under is amazing.

i have to fast forward all the Brenda stuff. i just find her and her family are too irritating.

another mention for breaking bad. its fucking superb.

rubicon is worth a watch too. just one season though before it got cancelled

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #27 on: July 6, 2011, 01:18:27 pm »
Game of Thrones
Deadwood
House MD

The Wire is just a very good good guys Vs bad guys cops/robbers/drug dealers drama that's been done - albeit in different styles - too many times throughout the years to count. I thought it was good, but I still believe it's extremely overrated. Breaking Bad is just different, and what's ironic is that it contains all the elements I aforementionedly listed that make The Wire so cliche.

If you think The Wire is "just" that then a whole galaxy of stuff sailed over your head and you basically penetrated just the top layer.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #28 on: July 6, 2011, 01:41:35 pm »
It's alright for someone not to call The Wire the best TV show of all time! At least he gave his reasons.

The only two cop shows I've seen are The Shield and The Wire, so I wasn't going into them jaded from 80s and 90s cop shows. It's going to be a while before I'll want to watch anything in that genre again. I do think The Wire was more than just 'cops and robbers' though, it told the story of the entire city but it's main focus was police and drug dealers.

OP - Mad Men and Breaking Bad are the best things on TV right now by a mile. You should give Mad Men another shot, how far into it did you get? I can see how you could find the first few episodes boring. There's no chance you'll find Breaking Bad boring, it's probably the most exciting show I've seen.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #29 on: July 6, 2011, 01:45:32 pm »
It's alright for someone not to call The Wire the best TV show of all time! At least he gave his reasons.

I didn't quibble with that (although I personally believe it probably is the best TV show). I quibbled with portraying it as simply a good example of a cops and robbers show. While it is that at its heart, quite plainly there is a large amount more to it than that.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #30 on: July 6, 2011, 03:53:24 pm »
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
True Blood
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #31 on: July 6, 2011, 04:25:47 pm »
You have to try very hard to see what's going on in front of your face

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #32 on: July 6, 2011, 04:32:03 pm »
Terra Nova

People go back to the time of the dinosaurs because the world is ending.

Dinosaurs.
Spielberg.

Money.

is that like Lost minus the religion bit?  I might check that out, i like those "Earth in danger" movies/series
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #33 on: July 6, 2011, 04:58:32 pm »
is that like Lost minus the religion bit?  I might check that out, i like those "Earth in danger" movies/series

I've actually been avoiding trailers, because trailers ruin everything. I doubt it'll be as convoluted as Lost though.

Can't believe I forgot to mention Sons of Anarchy and Justified. Good shout you lot.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #34 on: July 6, 2011, 05:04:52 pm »
I cannot recommend Justified any more highly. Quite simply brilliant.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #35 on: July 6, 2011, 05:07:38 pm »
I cannot recommend Justified any more highly. Quite simply brilliant.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #36 on: July 6, 2011, 05:08:35 pm »
I've been watching Damages lately. Very good.
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #37 on: July 6, 2011, 05:11:32 pm »
Walshy if you want something to keep the wife happy get onto The Good Wife as well

Excellent courtroom / politics based drama that is also very highly rated
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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #38 on: July 6, 2011, 05:20:42 pm »
Deadwood or Carnivale. Both sadly cut short, but are worth the wait for the patient viewer.

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Re: Please, where is the next great TV show??
« Reply #39 on: July 6, 2011, 05:25:26 pm »
Deadwood or Carnivale. Both sadly cut short, but are worth the wait for the patient viewer.
I don't think walshy is one of those.