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Old 04-10-2013, 17:33
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Are there any spin-off series you liked much more than the show it originally spun from?

I much prefer Xena than Hercules.
I also liked Daria more than Beavis and Butthead
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Old 04-10-2013, 17:37
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Frasier.
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Old 04-10-2013, 17:46
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Echoing what people have said above, Frasier was better than Cheers, and Xena was better than Hercules (but frankly, neither Xena nor Hercules were that good, and so many years removed from them, it astonishes me that I watched either of them). I don't tend to think of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a spin-off from Star Trek: The Next Generation, but I usually see other people classify it as such, so I will note that I consider DS9 better than TNG.
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Old 04-10-2013, 17:46
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Definitely Frasier.
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Old 04-10-2013, 17:56
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Angel
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Old 04-10-2013, 17:57
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I prefer Special victims unit to the original Law and Order

and I have to disagree, Xena was fantastic and actually had storylines and better character development.
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Old 04-10-2013, 18:04
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Have to disagree with those who say that 'Frasier' is better than 'Cheers' - I think that the latter stayed enjoyable for much longer. 'Frasier' got very repetitive (IMO, of course) whereas 'Cheers' virtually reinvented itself after Diane left. It also had a greater mix of characters - but to each their own; and I still loved 'Frasier'!

Anyway, I think the 'King of Queens' is claimed as a spin off of 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. I can't stand 'Raymond', but adore the 'King of Queens'.
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Old 04-10-2013, 18:25
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King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond are both good. Although the fat ugly guy and the big nosed ugly guy with hot wives aren't very convincing. They must be packing serious trouser meat. The brother in ELR was brilliant, as were Frank and Marie.
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Old 04-10-2013, 19:38
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Frasier
Angel
Xena: warrior Princess

Also, though early, The Originals.
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Old 04-10-2013, 19:41
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Another vote for Xena
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Old 04-10-2013, 20:01
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The Simpsons.
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Old 04-10-2013, 20:07
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Old 04-10-2013, 21:51
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:37
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Frasier
Angel
Xena: warrior Princess

Also, though early, The Originals.
Very early

I don't see how one episode can be better than 4 seasons of the vampire diaries. Too early to judge.

But each to their own
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:40
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How is The Simpsons a spin off?
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:41
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How is The Simpsons a spin off?
It started as a series of "shorts" within episodes of Fox's The Tracey Ullman Show.
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:41
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How is The Simpsons a spin off?
Because it was originally a sketch on The Tracey Ullman show.
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:41
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How is The Simpsons a spin off?
It appeared in The Tracey Ullman Show.
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:42
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CSI:NY I prefer over CSI and CSI:Miami though I love all 3

NCIS:LA over NCIS as well for me

Frasier over Cheers mainly due to my age I grew Up with Frasier, Cheers was slightly before my time though I've seen them on repeat etc I still prefer Frasier

SVU over Law and Order

Joey over Friends ) ) Nah Just kidding lol

King of Queens isn't a spin off is it? It just featured Raymond in a few episodes so its set in the same universe so to speak but I wouldn't ever say it was a spin off from Raymond at all
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Old 04-10-2013, 23:42
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Re The Simpsons, is there some kind of echo in here?
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Old 05-10-2013, 00:04
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Very early

I don't see how one episode can be better than 4 seasons of the vampire diaries. Too early to judge.

But each to their own
I'm not a regular watcher of The Vampire Diaries. But this spin-off attracted me to the show. So without any intention of watching the TVD, and instantly liking this new show, for me it is already better than its predecessor.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:25
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I much preferred the original Melrose Place to it's parent show Beverly Hills 90210.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:27
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Frasier. And I'm not sure if this is a spin-off of a sequel, but Saved by the Bell?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:19
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King of Queens isn't a spin off is it? It just featured Raymond in a few episodes so its set in the same universe so to speak but I wouldn't ever say it was a spin off from Raymond at all
It gets considered a spinoff (e.g. here) although it's not a spinoff proper. The reason for it being labelled a spinoff is that Kevin James originally appeared on ELR as 'Kevin', a buddy of Raymond's and later a UPS guy. This was obviously the prototype Doug Heffernan, who then became 'The King of Queens'. Raymond then guested on KOQ as himself. All a bit messy - but ELR gave Kevin James his 'character' which was then renamed 'Doug' and given its own show.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:13
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It started as a series of "shorts" within episodes of Fox's The Tracey Ullman Show.
It's not really a spin off though, it began as the Simpsons, it remained the same basic show when it was picked up by the networks.
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