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Old 30-12-2012, 00:38
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I need a new show to watch. I've just got through Sons of Anarchy seasons 1 to 5 in 4 days (I've had days off), so I like shows like that. Bit of drama, comedy moments, crime can be involved etc etc.

To give you an idea of some of the shows I've seen/like:

Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
The Wire
Game of Thrones
Homeland

As for comedies:

Arrested Development
Community
Happy Endings
The League
Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Friends
Frasier

Any suggestions as to what to watch? (the list above is not all I have watched but just an idea of what I generally watch)
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Old 30-12-2012, 01:00
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I need a new show to watch. I've just got through Sons of Anarchy seasons 1 to 5 in 4 days (I've had days off), so I like shows like that. Bit of drama, comedy moments, crime can be involved etc etc.

To give you an idea of some of the shows I've seen/like:

Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
The Wire
Game of Thrones
Homeland

As for comedies:

Arrested Development
Community
Happy Endings
The League
Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Friends
Frasier

Any suggestions as to what to watch? (the list above is not all I have watched but just an idea of what I generally watch)
Have you seen Justified? Produced by the same channel that makes Sons Of Anarchy, it fits in well with the dramas you listed.
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Old 30-12-2012, 01:10
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If you haven't already discovered it, try Dexter.

The seventh season is/was airing in the US but 1-6 are all brilliant.
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Old 30-12-2012, 01:44
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Thanks for your recommendations.

Justified I watched a couple episodes of and thought it was OK. Could give that a go but it didn't feel like a show where I thought I have to watch the next episode now.

Dexter never appealed to me but it has got great reviews/large fan base so worth a go at some point.
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Old 30-12-2012, 01:46
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24 is good, just watched it all for the first time over the last few months
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Old 30-12-2012, 01:48
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I'm a big fan of everything in your first list and most in your second.

I'd go with

Chicago Fire
The Mob Doctor
and for comedy..

modern family
subargatory but
best of all. Big bang theory.
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Old 30-12-2012, 01:48
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Justified's first season is patchy up until episode 6 when they got a confirmed extension, it does do season long developing arcs and deep characterisation from that point on. I would suggest watching up until episode 8 and if you are not hooked, then find something else.

I would also suggest Vegas with Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis. It is also slowly developing but quite well written and has had some very good moments so far.
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Old 30-12-2012, 01:59
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24 I watched for a fair few episodes but for some reason never got into that. It was good but didn't feel like it was something I actually wanted to watch but felt like a chore.

I like Modern Family, forgot to include it. Big Bang Theory I absolutely hate, I've watched it and its got very few real funny moments for me. How I met Your Mother was a show I watched till season 7, I stopped and will only watch the final 3 episodes ever. The show dropped so fast in quality it ws unreal.

Another vote for Justified, seems like I'm going to have little choice
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Old 30-12-2012, 02:04
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How about The Shield? I've seen countless recommendations for it, and have just added all the seasons to my Lovefilm list.

Justified was the first one that came to my mind for you, and although it did take me the first 3 eps to get into it, it's worth sticking with it.
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Old 30-12-2012, 02:13
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Yeah The Shield is something I've heard about watching and with Kurt Sutter having a big part in that I felt like I should give that a go.

Justified does seem like my next watch, Mad Men is another one I considered, any good?
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Old 30-12-2012, 02:18
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You'll be likely to spot a few Sons actors in The Shield. Kurt obviously liked working with them enough to cast them in his own show.

I've not watched Mad Men. I've also added Deadwood, Southland and Breaking Bad to my Lovefilm list.

I feel like I've got a lot of catching up to do
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Old 30-12-2012, 02:22
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I think cos the Shield's finished, I feel like I can watch that at a later date. Justified I may start watching sooner as if I leave it for longer I may not bother catching up on so much.

I definitely recommend Breaking Bad, that is excellent.
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Old 30-12-2012, 02:29
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Justified does seem like my next watch, Mad Men is another one I considered, any good?
Yes, Mad Men is excellent, but it is a great deal more "genteel" than the other dramas you listed. Honestly, Justified fits in with your listed dramas extremely well in both feel and quality. Same with The Shield, which I didn't think of before because that has been over for a good while.
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Old 30-12-2012, 02:31
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Yes, probably worth watching Justified first. S3 is due to be released on DVD in Feb, so if you stick with it, it'll lead you nicely into the 3rd season.

Have you seen The Walking Dead? That's very good.
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Old 30-12-2012, 02:36
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Yes, Mad Men is excellent, but it is a great deal more "genteel" than the other dramas you listed. Honestly, Justified fits in with your listed dramas extremely well in both feel and quality. Same with The Shield, which I didn't think of before because that has been over for a good while.
I don't mind the sound of Mad Men. Doesn't have to be all action, just needs to be moving somewhere.

Yes, probably worth watching Justified first. S3 is due to be released on DVD in Feb, so if you stick with it, it'll lead you nicely into the 3rd season.

Have you seen The Walking Dead? That's very good.
No I haven't but heard good things. But like Dexter, it never sounded "interesting" to me initially
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Old 30-12-2012, 03:24
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Depending on your patience, The Shield and The Walking Dead are both rewarding. The problem some people have with season 2 of TWD is a lack of zombies at times but that is because TWD refers to the still living who will die. So focusing on them actually is the point of the show.
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Old 30-12-2012, 03:37
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Rules of engagement, i love it.
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Old 30-12-2012, 12:21
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The Office US. Dont know how it compares to the uk version but very very humorous.
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Old 30-12-2012, 13:05
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Since we seem to have similar taste is your 'serious' shows, how about The Tudors.

I have just started season 2, having raced through season one in 4 days, well worth a look if you have not already seen it, love Sam Neil's work
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Old 30-12-2012, 13:18
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I still recommend The West Wing to anyone who hasn't seen it.

And for comedy - The Big Bang Theory
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Old 30-12-2012, 13:20
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The Shield is great, as are Dexter, Six Feet Under and Mad Men.
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Old 30-12-2012, 14:56
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Yep, seen The West Wing. That was probably one of my favourite shows of all time, but then I like politics so was easier to enjoy. But think they made it easy enough for people who have no interest in politics to enjoy it. Sorkin's new project The Newsroom I will continue to watch but only in hope it gets better because the first season was pathetic.

Yeah I saw the first season of The Tudors but sort of forgot I guess about the show Though while The Borgias (pretty poor show don't get me wrong) is still on, I'll but The Tudors on hold.

The Office US the few times I've seen it has been OK, always felt like a more "obvious" comedy than the UK one
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Old 30-12-2012, 15:32
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I don't mind the sound of Mad Men. Doesn't have to be all action, just needs to be moving somewhere.



No I haven't but heard good things. But like Dexter, it never sounded "interesting" to me initially
I'm not a fan of zombie/horror films, and I'm not usually one to believe the hype some shows are built upon,so I didn't think TWD would be for me. But I'm glad that the overwhelming praise and reviews for the show swayed me enough to want to check it out, as I knew I'd kick myself for not giving it a chance.

I managed to get past the zombie gore quite quickly, and it turned out to be one that I couldn't wait to see the next week.

And yes, S2 doesn't have as many zombies in it, but the focus is on all the development on the characters, which made it just as compelling for me.
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Old 30-12-2012, 19:52
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Try "ReGenesis"

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0429422/

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Old 30-12-2012, 19:56
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American Horror Story - definitely worth a look.
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