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What's your favourite TV show?

Post by mourningstar » Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:58 pm

Since i am the topic starter. i will lead. Mine would be Law and order. closely followed by the closer.

on a side note; i stopped watching E.R. it became to dreadfull for me. i couldn't force myself to watch
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Post by Ralph » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:20 pm

I watch very little TV but I was thoroughly hooked on "House" when I was in the hospital and now watch it avidly.
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Post by mourningstar » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:30 pm

Ralph, same here, i don't watch tv that much. You can say 4 hours a week at least. :o
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Post by Cosima__J » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:43 pm

I've enjoyed "Without A Trace", "Greys Anatomy" and "CSI Miami". My older son got me hooked on "American Idol".

I always check the TV Guide to see what the Histoy channel's got. Also, I occassionally watch the Travel channel.

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Post by Barry » Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:20 pm

There aren't any current prime time shows that I watch on anything approaching a regular basis. I've never seen most of them.

But I remain a huge fan of Seinfeld and have become an equally big one of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Before Seinfeld came along, for many years, I would have said All in the Family. It's the first sitcom I can remember my parents making a point to watch every week.
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Post by Haydnseek » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:28 pm

I watch Turner Classic Movies and the Fox Soccer Channel often. I also enjoy the mysteries from the UK that appear on PBS, The Biography Channel, and BBC America - a current favorite is "Midsommer Murders." I saw The Closer for the first time this year and will watch it again. For years I watched the "Britcoms" shown on PBS but they are getting too familiar now - time for some new ones or old classics we haven't seen. Canada's "Red Green Show" is still funny. I stopped watching political talk shows on cable over a year ago and I feel much better for it, but I still watch the Saturday morning Fox "Business Block," Nightly Business Report and the WSJ Editorial Report from time to time. Nova on PBS can be interesting. Other sports: tennis and some golf - don't watch much baseball, basketball, hockey or American football anymore.
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Post by Brendan » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:26 pm

The Sopranos, The Shield and House at the moment. But I picked up the first season of Barney Miller recently and am hooked again. Same for Ripping Yarns and Soap. Thanks to DVD, I can remain in a Seventies TV bubble forever more.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:33 pm

NCIS, The Unit, and Criminal Minds. Mostly I record them and watch later. I can't say I watch anything on TV regularly when it's broadcast. I never was any good at discussing TV around the watercooler.
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Post by Ralph » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:55 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:NCIS, The Unit, and Criminal Minds. Mostly I record them and watch later. I can't say I watch anything on TV regularly when it's broadcast. I never was any good at discussing TV around the watercooler.
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Post by Dies Irae » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:00 pm

Any baseball game. And I mean ANY!

Preferably involving the NY Mets.

Baseball is the greatest, most fascinating sport ever invented. I can't get enough of it. Would watch tripleheaders every day, if they played em'. And now with High Definition broadcasts, you can't do any better except to BE THERE.
Certainly beats any of those drecky situation comedies, or the so called "adventure or reality" shows. And the last time a decent drama series appeared on TV, was "Have Gun, will Travel".(almost 30 years ago, if not more).

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Post by Brendan » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:12 pm

Baseball only lasts a few hours, a day at best. Now cricket, that's a game! Five days to play (wish they'd bring back the rest day) and it could end in a draw.

And we get to trounce the English on a regular basis (I know they have the Ashes, but it's a temporary abberation). Americans choose sports that no one else plays, so they end up baseball "World Champions" without anyone else even taking a passing interest.

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Post by RebLem » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:42 pm

My absolute faves are the reruns of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 on SPIKE TV. 2 hours every weekday, shown in Albuquerque 11 AM--1PM.

I also like Law and Order, Gray's Anatomy, and Boston Legal. Then, on PBS, there's History Detectives. And on weekends, there's BookTV on C-SPAN 2.
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Post by Madame » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:35 am

Boston Legal! Hands down. Spader and Shatner, magic. (Spader alone would be magic :wink: )

Weekends: CSPAN2, Book TV

On Demand: Old episodes of "Soap"
Old episodes of "Barney Miller"
Carson "classics" -- love the Jack Webb routine

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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:54 am

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Post by Brendan » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:23 am

Just picked up The Norman Gunston Show (as well the Herzog-Kinski movie box set) and Aunty Jack. Made me realize that if I wish to live in my seventies TV bubble I need more Aussie shows available - but who wants to pay $$$ for copies of Matlock Police, Rush, Cop Shop, Prisoner and Bluey? Maybe if Number 96, Mavis Brampston or The Box were re-released, or old Paul Hogan Shows . . .

None of which will make much sense to my American friends. But if you get a chance to view Norman Gunston someday take it. May take awhile to 'get' the humour, but when you do it is unique. Anyone who can look at Paul McCartney in a press conference back in '74 and ask "Paul, is there any truth to the rumour that you are, in fact, dead?" as an opening salvo has my money.

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Post by Dies Irae » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:06 am

Brendan wrote:Americans choose sports that no one else plays, so they end up baseball "World Champions" without anyone else even taking a passing interest.
I'm in a benevolent mood. Otherwise I would probably say something insulting to you. Because surely you are not as dumb as that remark makes you sound.

Ever hear of Japan, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and more recently China and Korea?

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Post by mourningstar » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:07 am

Barry Z wrote:There aren't any current prime time shows that I watch on anything approaching a regular basis. I've never seen most of them.

But I remain a huge fan of Seinfeld and have become an equally big one of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Before Seinfeld came along, for many years, I would have said All in the Family. It's the first sitcom I can remember my parents making a point to watch every week.
Yes, The show about nothing i am a big fanboy of seinfeld. I bought some seasons of it. it's always funny.
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Post by Lark Ascending » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:08 pm

My all time favourite TV show is Star Trek Voyager (yes, I am a Trekkie :lol:, I like DS9 too ). I also like to watch documentaries on a variety of subjects - current affairs, history (especially British history), nature, travel, anything to do with space. The only drama series I'm watching at present is Lost (please no-one post any spoilers, Season 2 has only just started over here).
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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:20 pm

A friend who's hooked on Lost loaned me the first season. It was pretty addictive as long as I could watch 3 or 4 episodes an evening. To watch it as a weekly thing, I don't think I could do it - it's a fictional reality show. I don't watch reality shows.

So, Lark, and anyone else hooked on Lost, whose backstory did you find the most interesting?
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Post by Lark Ascending » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:38 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:A friend who's hooked on Lost loaned me the first season. It was pretty addictive as long as I could watch 3 or 4 episodes an evening. To watch it as a weekly thing, I don't think I could do it - it's a fictional reality show. I don't watch reality shows.

So, Lark, and anyone else hooked on Lost, whose backstory did you find the most interesting?
John Locke - I like mysterious characters and I think there's a lot more to him than meets the eye. His hunting and tracking skills mean he is one of the best people equipped to survive the experience of being stranded on the island, and it's never yet been explained how he is now able to walk as prior to the plane crash he was confined to a wheelchair.
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Post by mourningstar » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:53 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:A friend who's hooked on Lost loaned me the first season. It was pretty addictive as long as I could watch 3 or 4 episodes an evening. To watch it as a weekly thing, I don't think I could do it - it's a fictional reality show. I don't watch reality shows.

So, Lark, and anyone else hooked on Lost, whose backstory did you find the most interesting?
I've seen the first season aswell, but it drags and it drags. i just wanted to know if they are getting saved or not
whose backstory did you find the most interesting?
Sawyer, he is the most realistic guy. he hides way to much. i think he's past is much deeper then they showed. He is a cloudy guy. cynical. he's cool
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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:59 pm

You aren't going to find out if they are saved until the show is cancelled. So it's a character-driven drama.

The backstory that fascinated me the most was the Korean couple - I thought their story verged on tragedy worthy of a movie itself. I would like to have learned more about the black woman. I hope they treat of her in the second season although I'm told there is less emphasis on the backstories in the second.
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Post by Wallingford » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:48 pm

For me, it's Green Acres.

There's a unique comedy genius behind this show......a genius I recognized as a second-grader. I never knew why grownup critics couldn't recognize it.
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Post by Haydnseek » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:51 pm

Brendan wrote:Thanks to DVD, I can remain in a Seventies TV bubble forever more.
Does anyone remember the late 60's - early 70's romantic comedy show "Love, American Style"? It was an hour long and consisted of 3 or 4 entirely independent stories. It was like watching an evening of short one-act plays. In my memory the writing and acting was quite clever, but I wonder how it would hold up if seen again today. It doesn't seem to be on DVD.
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Post by Brendan » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:57 pm

Dies Irae wrote:
Brendan wrote:Americans choose sports that no one else plays, so they end up baseball "World Champions" without anyone else even taking a passing interest.
I'm in a benevolent mood. Otherwise I would probably say something insulting to you. Because surely you are not as dumb as that remark makes you sound.

Ever hear of Japan, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and more recently China and Korea?
And how many participate in the "World Series"? For how many is this their national sport? Compare it with, say, the World Cup. When was the last international series America vs Japan? You have a Cup competion with Haiti and the Dominican Republic and declare yourself World Champions or something?

The might of corporate American steroid-enhanced baseball vs . . . Haiti. Yeah, that's a real Test Match that one.

My own benevolence must kick in here. Too easy a target. Americans haven't a clue about competing in world team sports. Ice Hockey is the obvious exception.

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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:13 pm

Tonight is Law and Order rerun marathon night, and I intend to make up for a year away from it by pigging out. Too bad I don't have a supply of bagels to keep me fortified.

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