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Old 22-02-2013, 14:08
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Can anyone recommend me a few tv shows from the US to start watching?

I have a bit of time and am looking at the Sopranos but then again there’s The Wire, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Deadwood & Homeland etc.

I am into the gangster type of shows and have caught up with Boardwalk Empire but am open minded.
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Old 22-02-2013, 14:09
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The West Wing is unbeatable. Or Friday Night Lights
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Old 22-02-2013, 14:10
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Can anyone recommend me a few tv shows from the US to start watching?

I have a bit of time and am looking at the Sopranos but then again there’s The Wire, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Deadwood & Homeland etc.

I am into the gangster type of shows and have caught up with Boardwalk Empire but am open minded.
BREAKING BAD!!!!

Im a recent convert - watched all 5 seasons in 10 days just last month. Can't wait for the final 8 eps to arrive.
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Old 22-02-2013, 14:44
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Can anyone recommend me a few tv shows from the US to start watching?

I have a bit of time and am looking at the Sopranos but then again there’s The Wire, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Deadwood & Homeland etc.

I am into the gangster type of shows and have caught up with Boardwalk Empire but am open minded.
Apart from the HomeLand / Revenge series; I recommend US version of House of Cards - I'm really enjoying it even though I thought the UK version would have spolied it for me. Its really good.
Enjoy
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Old 22-02-2013, 14:49
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BREAKING BAD!!!!

Im a recent convert - watched all 5 seasons in 10 days just last month. Can't wait for the final 8 eps to arrive.
Bloody hell!
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:09
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Justified.
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:30
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Sons of Anarchy
Sopranos
The Glades is fun and light hearted
Burn Notice, again fun and light hearted
The Shield
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:32
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Breaking Bad is a absolute must watch imo

Fairly easy to follow, very, very few filler episodes where nothing actually happens. Superb acting, some great characters and something totally new away from the normal cops or gangster programs that keep getting churned out
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:56
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Can anyone recommend me a few tv shows from the US to start watching?

I have a bit of time and am looking at the Sopranos but then again there’s The Wire, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Deadwood & Homeland etc.

I am into the gangster type of shows and have caught up with Boardwalk Empire but am open minded.
Based on your examples then without any doubt Southland, one of the best US cop dramas of all time, even the intro music gets the hairs on my neck going.
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:52
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Currently airing in the states and due to start on sky in May

http://www.cinemax.com/banshee/

will be right up your alley

You can feel the love for the show in this thread, but be warned it's at US pace so will have spoilers
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Old 22-02-2013, 20:36
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Old 22-02-2013, 20:37
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"The Neighbors" is my favourite at the moment.
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Old 22-02-2013, 21:09
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"The Neighbors" is my favourite at the moment.
That's not a statement one hears too often (or ever, before now).
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Old 22-02-2013, 21:12
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The West Wing is unbeatable. Or Friday Night Lights
Agree totally with this.

The West Wing is the best TV programme I've seen.

Friday Night Lights is very good.

Chuck in "Frasier" as comfortably the best US sitcom and you won't go far wrong.
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Old 22-02-2013, 21:16
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Breaking Bad
Homeland
Dexter
Hell On Wheels
Boardwalk Empire
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:06
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I would agree about West Wing being one of the best shows ever but will hoy the caveat in that you need to be in to politics and have a understanding of the way things work to really enjoy it imo
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:32
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If you like Law stuff then Suits isn't too bad.

Not a patch on Boston Legal though if you want to go a few years back. And then there's The Practice which was it's predecessor.


Not a full series but a mini series drama - Murder One. Going a long way back but it is very good.
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:35
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Grey's Anatomy
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:51
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BREAKING BAD!!!!

Im a recent convert - watched all 5 seasons in 10 days just last month. Can't wait for the final 8 eps to arrive.
It is really addictive aint it? I can't tell you the amount of sleepless nights I had watching it.
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Old 23-02-2013, 08:46
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It is really addictive aint it? I can't tell you the amount of sleepless nights I had watching it.
I cannot understand how this wasn't picked up by a UK channel
- it's just the best US series I have ever seen.
Can't wait for the final 8 episodes but it will be so sad to see it end
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:38
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I would agree about West Wing being one of the best shows ever but will hoy the caveat in that you need to be in to politics and have a understanding of the way things work to really enjoy it imo
I am not especially into politics and, before watching this, had no more than a 'loose' understanding of how it works in the US.

This, by not talking down to the audience, teaches you.

It is, essentially, about life.
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Old 23-02-2013, 10:18
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Dexter and Homeland are brilliant, from what I've seen Breaking Bad is good but not as addictive as everyone says...
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Old 23-02-2013, 10:20
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If you've never watched The Sopranos then that should definitely be top of your list.

Then The Wire.

Also:
Mad Men
Deadwood
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
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Old 23-02-2013, 11:10
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I am thoroughly enjoying / anticipating :

Dexter
Walking Dead
Good Wife
Scandal
Person of Interest

and wondering whether Parenthood will ever return to UK.

I have to admit I dont like watching tele on the computer so tend to wait till things come on virgin media. I did watch Dexter on netflix, tho, with a (long) cable connecting my ipad to the tele! LOL
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Old 23-02-2013, 11:11
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If you've never watched The Sopranos then that should definitely be top of your list.

Then The Wire.

Also:
Mad Men
Deadwood
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire

Grrr - virgin media - sky atlantic
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