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Agree Diego on The Walking Dead, unfortunately. Still watch it because zombies are fun, but not looking forward to it much anymore.Game of Thrones is probably my favourite current series together with Boardwalk Empire and Breaking Bad. Game of Thrones first season just blew me away. And Boardwalk Empire's 2nd season has been alot better than the first to me. And Bryan Cranston is brilliant in Breaking Bad. I really like Mad Men too. But that's a different type of series than the previous ones, it doesn't have the spectacle. It revolves more around the characters and the time it's set in. But the characters are really well written. There aren't the obvious good and bad people.
I started watching Mad Men on Netflix about 2 months ago. It is brilliant. The characters, especially Don Draper, are so incredibly frustrating, but are very well developed. I had to stop watching it for a bit as the lady wanted to catch up on Glee, but I can't wait to get back in to it.But my new favorite show that I'm getting in to is Sons of Anarchy. Watched the first season on Netflix in a day and a half. It is amazing. Starting the second season tonight. That Geordie b***ard does a hell of a job playing Jacks, the main character. I highly recommend this show.For another good straight through watch on Netflix, I recommend Friday Night Lights. Great ensemble cast. I also want to start watching Breaking Bad, but I'm scared of becoming addicted to ANOTHER show
Breaking Bad's first season is the worst season out of all, it was cut short because of the writer's strike at the time. It gets better and better in the seasons after that.
I'm also interested in 2 other series, which I downloaded the first episodes but still haven't watched. They are Mad Men and Justified.
That's spooky, I was just talking to a colleague about Justified. I watched the first series when I had Sky and absolutely loved it. All I'll say is that when you get around to watching it, give it chance. I thought the first episode was ok but wasn't sure whether I liked the lead characters. As the series progresses, the characters develop, particularly the 'bad guys'.I haven't seen any of series 2 but the lad I was talking to is going to 'acquire' it for me so I'm looking forward to it.
Apart from sport, I've not watched anything on TV for 18-24 months now. I do however watch TV DVD Box sets. I watch these in a random order, the only proviso is I won't watch 2 seasons/specials of the same series in a row. Currently on my play list -Dr Who - Halfway through David Tennant's first season as The DoctorStar Trek Deep Space 9 - Usually put all the Treks back into rotation every couple of years.Prisoner Cell Block H - Some great story lines, if not so great acting, sets and production value. A cheesy pleasure of mine.Babylon 5 - Currently up tp season 5, had seen the odd episode here and there before. Season 3 was a stunning arc.Curb Your Enthusiasm - Up to season 4 so far. Uncomfortably funny at times.Only Fools & Horses - Got a few of the specials to go, next up is Fatal Extraction. The Sopranos - Haven't yet started watching and never seen a single episode before. Hope it lives up to the hype.Farscape - Wrongly labelled as Muppets in Space, it's far better than that, with some great arcs, brilliant characters & is a wonderful visual treat. The Shield Season - Up to season 3, another show I'd never seen before. Brilliant, just brilliant.My Name Is Earl - Had seen the first two season, looking forward to finally catching the final two. Being Human (complete as of this date) - Currently watching season 3, really enjoying it.Apart from those, I've also collected over the years Friends complete, it still holds up, though probably went a season or two too far.Angel complete, Lucky to get a 5th series, but ended on a high.Smallville 1-9, patchy in places but largely enjoyable.Stargate SG-1 Complete, hugely enjoyable romp.Transformers Complete 80's cartoon + film), a childhood favourite.KnightRider Complete, another childhood favourite, doesn't hold up very well.24 1-Redemption, liked them all so far.Alias Complete, season 5 lost me to be honest, but enjoyable if not essential viewing.'Allo 'Allo 1-7, possibly racist, definitely sexist, implausible character interaction. Still funny though.American Dad 1-3, more consistent than Family Guy, maybe not as funny.The A-team 1-2 - Holds up better than KnightRider, but not by much. Opening titles still takes me back to Sunday afternoons with Tea & Crumpets.Battlestar Galactica Mini series - 2, season 2 started to lose me, enjoyed the finale, hope season 3 picks up a bit.Blackadder Complete, 1st series and special that bookend the series aren't great, but the filling seasons are great.Brasseye complete - A mockumentary series, some references and celebs are out of date, the series holds up though.Buffy The Vampire Slayer complete. Still holds up, apart from season 1, which looks and feels a little off, when compared with the rest of the series.Charmed 1, never watched before, a friend recommended it, so picked up the first season. Enjoyable, but a little show of the week.Chuck 1, I love this show, funny, great cast and a great premise.The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett brought too the small screen, one for Pratchett fans only though.CSI (1-6.1) Miami (1-5) New York (1-2), I like crime procedurals on the whole, New York has the characters I like the best, Miami, is at times, laughable. The Day Today - Almost a prequel to Brasseye, very funny, though dated.Family Guy 1-7, hit and miss, from hilarious to meh.Father Ted complete. Didn't hold up as well as I remembered, but some brilliantly funny episodes and even segments of some not so funny episodes are brilliant. Firefly - every time I watch it, I wonder how it was axed, superb characters, well written and acted. Had so much more to offer.Futurama 1-4 - funny, but patchy.Heroes 1-2 - started so well, been told it lost its way. Haven't seen it all yet, so can't judge.The Hogfather - Another Pratchett based special, better than The Colour of Magic.House 1-4, a medical crime procedural that's funny, poignant and has highly engaging characters. Jonathan Creek complete - yet another crime procedural, don't think it has a bad episode, but has ones that aren't as good.King of the Hill 1-5, kind of complete, as that's all they released in the UK. A gentle comedy, that I hugely enjoy.Life - Another crime procedural, only got 2 seasons, probably got lost amongst the plethora of cop shows. Shame really, as it's very good.Life On Mars complete - Brilliant, just brilliant.Lois & Clark - Picked season 1 up in a charity shop for £3, enjoyed it. Now, as I'm a completist when it comes to my DVD collection, I must complete the set. Millennium 1-2, never seen it before, season 1 is so dark, season 2 was not quite as dark and veered of into the bizarre and abstract at times. Highly enjoyable though.Pysch 1-2 - One of the last things I ever watched on 'proper' TV, the BBC showed season 1, then nothing. Quantum Leap 1-2, another childhood favourite and was a family favourite. Still enjoyable, if a little preachy at times.Red Dwarf (Complete so far) - Seasons 2-6 are brilliant, 1, 7 & 8 have their moments, as does Back To Earth. Awaiting season 10 with equal parts trepidation & anticipation.Scrubs 1-7 - Consistently funny, touches of drama and for me, it's the support cast that kept this show going.The Simpsons 1-5 - Enough said, though I have more than a few series to catch up on.Sliders 1-2 - Highly enjoyable even though I find the lead a tad annoying. Supernatural 1-2 - Never watched before I picked up the season 1 DVD set, another great show, that manages to be both a monster of the week show whilst still carrying an on-going arc.That 70's Show 1 - Cheesy, funny and I've always had a thing for redheads is my excuse.Xena - Warrior Princess 1 - A friends recommendation, not so great so far, hope it gets better. So many confusing sexual undertones and a definite sapphic feel at times.The X-Files 1, slowly replacing my VHS collection, which was ruined. Season 1 is stunning though.
My favourite series has just ended - Downton Abbey, I LOVED it, also very much enjoying the Frozen Planet.
Never saw Downton abbey, looked a bit too old style for me! ha ha
Not so Andy, my 18 year old son loved it
Touché, maybe I should give it a go...
Glad you're enjoying it. I like how the relationships develop (or degrade) between Boyd and Bo Crowder and also between Raylan and his dad. That's why I'm looking forward to series 2, without giving away the ending to the first series, I'm intrigued to see how they progress.
Just started watching Frasier form the first episode again and forgot how good it was so plenty there to keep me going.