Post by stuartoxlade on Jul 10, 2017 10:23:15 GMT -5
Didn't realise we didn't have one of these threads already, but here it is. So post your top TV shows that you would want everyone to watch.
Mine are as follows:
1 - Friday Night Lights
Absolutely charming show about small town Texan footballers (Although the show isn't most about the football) which launched the careers of a number of actors, including Coach Taylor himself, Kyle Chandler. No show has made me laugh and cry as regularly as this one did.
2 - Breaking Bad
Praising this show is old news now as the majority of people have seen it, but at the time, Breaking Bad was one of the only shows like it on TV. Dark, smart, depressing, funny, chilling, every adjective you can think of thrown into one stylish beast.
3 - Deadwood
The best Western series I've seen by far. The dialogue is second to none, the characters are amazing and it's such a shame that the show was canned without a proper ending. Well worth catching up with just to see Ian McShane at his best.
4 - The Wire
The Wire doesn't really feel like a TV show, it just feels like you're watching people in real life through their daily struggles, and that's the beauty of the show in essence. You've got cult heroes like Omar (Michael K Williams), Idris Elba at his best, and a number of supporting characters (Not one of them unlikable in the slightest) that keep you invested in a show that not only focuses on the streets in Baltimore, each season tackles another section of the city whilst keeping some of the street players at its core.
5 - Game of Thrones
I never thought i'd want to watch a show with swords in it, but Game of Thrones isn't just a sword waving TV show, it's a fucking bloodbath, and one that pulls on your emotional strings with each passing season. It's cool as shit, has a number of amazing characters and never fails to deliver when called upon. Catch up before it all ends.
Honorable mentions: The Sopranos Fargo Westworld Six Feet Under Arrested Development Curb Your Enthusiasm Rick and Morty It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia The X Files Parks and Recreation Louie Mad Men Justified Boardwalk Empire Spartacus Atlanta The Knick Southland Lost Fringe Terriers Banshee
Breaking Bad is #1 for me. Everything about it was just fantastic...from episode 1 to the series finale. A great ending, which is rare for longer series. I've actually seen it in it's entirety 3 or 4 times...because I kept introducing the show to new people and watching it with them.
I was a big Lost fan when it was going on, even though I know a lot of people wound up hating it. I actually liked the ending.
Westworld season 1 was incredible too! If you haven't seen it I would definitely suggest checking it out.
Dexter was great until about season 5....then it completely flamed out for me.
In terms of comedies/sitcoms...Parks and Rec, The Office, Modern Family, and yes, Big Bang Theory. It's funny, I used to despise BBT, but actually got really attached to the characters one day and started to like it.
I'm sure I'm forgetting others, but those are probably top for me.
I haven't had the chance to see The Wire yet...and I'm sure when I do that'll be on my top list.
Last Edit: Jul 10, 2017 10:33:08 GMT -5 by Velocity
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Post by windsofdismay on Jul 10, 2017 15:12:48 GMT -5
even though i absolutely despise what they did to the final season, Dexter will always be my number one series. i think. it sounds weird but i connect to him on so many levels (not on the murderer level, i swear i'm not that fucked up) and i am absolutely fascinated and have always been by forensics.
unlike a lot of people i actually liked every seasons storyline - except, like i already mentioned, the endings. i also think i like the series as much as i do because i used to always watch it with one of my sisters back when we both lived at home and now we don't and it's weird watching dexter alone.
Post by 🜏 Malphas 🜏 on Jul 10, 2017 23:10:06 GMT -5
Boy Meets World The Flash Arrow DC's Legends of Tomorrow Constantine Forever Westworld Dracula (w/ Jonathan Rhys Meyers) Gotham iZombie The 4400 Westworld Game of Thrones Dark Matter Killjoys The Expanse Wayward Pines The Librarians
The first show that comes to mind is the office US. I fell in love with the characters and the dialogue. It went down hill when Michael left but i still enjoyed it. Now i'm finally getting in to Arrested Development after all these years
Post by datmatt316 on Jul 14, 2017 22:07:52 GMT -5
In no order..
Game of Thrones Sons of Anarchy Breaking Bad Freaks and Geeks Third Watch The Sopranos Vikings M*A*S*H Turn Viva La Bam/Wildboyz/Jackass
Honorable Mentions: The Walking Dead Boardwalk Empire Peaky Blinders Prison Break Lost The Unit
Potential: Stranger Things Westworld Frontier
I know I'm missing a bunch, but this is what I came up with. If I'm not watching a series like these, I'm almost always watching some kind of survivalist/homesteading show (Survivor Man, Alone, Naked and Afraid, Dual Survival, The Last Alaskans, Alaska: The Last Frontier) or Impractical Jokers
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