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Old 08-10-2013, 13:33
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Have you seen any shows this year that maybe you watched because there was nothing else on, or had it on in the background and it caught your attention - and then have grown to like and watch the rest of the series?

I'm like that with New Girl. I'd seen half an episode here and there and never really got it. But for some reason, earlier this year, my missus and I got in to watching it (must've been after a particularly good episode). Now it's one of my favourite shows on TV. Likeable characters, very funny in places and generally good fun.

I usually don't get drawn to E4 comedies, but New Girl cut the mustard.
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Old 08-10-2013, 13:35
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When I first heard about Once Upon a Time coming out I though it would be a bit kiddy and girly, but I was quite shocked to find it wasn't and I really enjoy it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 13:37
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Game of thrones
Normally i find the very hyped most talked about shows are the ones I never like, but my god this show is a gem. I spent about 4 days watching all three seasons and i can say i am a huge fan of it

Quite an old show, but i have become a huge fan of the Stargate franchise. I have never been fond of space type shows (not a fan of star trek for example), but i absolutley love it and I am now on it's ninth season, as well as loving the spin-off they did called Atlantis. I watched it on a whim because i was eager to check out more shows of the sci-fi genre.
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Old 08-10-2013, 17:16
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The Mentalist
Castle
The White Queen
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Old 08-10-2013, 17:22
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American Horror Story , when it started there were so many tv horror shows and I was sick of them , but it's really good , its barking mad but the stories are really inventive and the characters are great .
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Old 08-10-2013, 17:43
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Scrubs. Thought it was gunna be like a funnier ER but boy was I wrong. Loved it.

Alcatraz. Read bad things but really enjoyed it. Shame it was a 1 season wonder/flop
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Old 08-10-2013, 17:50
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Thought the mentalist sounded like shite but im really enjoying it
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Old 08-10-2013, 18:16
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The Good Wife - really deserves more recognition for some very good writing and some excellent character-led parts. Not quite in Breaking Bad's class of course, but then nothing else is at the moment.
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Old 08-10-2013, 18:36
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Orange is the new black. I briefly caught the end of the advert on TV and thought I would give it a go as I liked the premise of it being based in a female prison. It surpassed my expectations in how good it was. I like it when that happens as it sets me up for a few years if they are popular enough to not get cancelled.
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Old 08-10-2013, 19:17
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Duck Dynasty. Jaw-dropping hilarity.
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Old 08-10-2013, 20:13
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White Collar, surprised it has made it as far as it has

Revenge, so hammy it should carry a health warning, but gawd it can twist at just the right moment and considering the 'issues' and themes I am surprised how often I giggle. Although it might not be able to sustain it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:20
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I'm like that with New Girl. I'd seen half an episode here and there and never really got it. But for some reason, earlier this year, my missus and I got in to watching it
It's the same with me. I'd never given New Girl a second thought before but somehow, on a dull TV day, ended up watching and enjoying it. From then on, it was part of my TV routine on a Sunday!
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Old 09-10-2013, 13:40
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Sleepy Hollow.
Pretty Little Liars.
The Vampire Diaries.
True Blood.
Once Upon a Time.
American Horror Story.

All shows I slightly rolled my eyes at before watching. I gave them a chance and became hooked on all.
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Old 09-10-2013, 14:04
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Sleepy Hollow.
Pretty Little Liars.
The Vampire Diaries.
True Blood.
Once Upon a Time.
American Horror Story.

All shows I slightly rolled my eyes at before watching. I gave them a chance and became hooked on all.
I may start Sleepy Hollow as I have heard quite a lot of good things about it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 14:16
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The Good Wife - really deserves more recognition for some very good writing and some excellent character-led parts. Not quite in Breaking Bad's class of course, but then nothing else is at the moment.
Totally agree. Excellent show. Best network drama of the past 5 years by a country mile.
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Old 09-10-2013, 14:18
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American Horror Story , when it started there were so many tv horror shows and I was sick of them , but it's really good , its barking mad but the stories are really inventive and the characters are great .
I really enjoyed Season 1 of "American Horror Story". It exceeded my expectations. But Season 2 was totally bonkers!! ...but still fun.
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Old 09-10-2013, 14:46
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The Good Wife.

I am not very keen on legal dramas, but this show is so well written and acted its kept my interest for all four seasons.

The main leads are excellent and they always bring in really good character actors for the smaller roles.
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Old 09-10-2013, 15:08
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House of Cards US version and Orange is the New Black.
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Old 09-10-2013, 16:35
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Shameless USA.

When I first heard about it I thought there was no way it could be transferred over to an American setting. But actually it's been bloody brilliant! It reminds me how good the original UK version of Shameless used to be, before its mighty fall from grace of course. William H. Macy and Joan Cusack are absolutely fantastic in it!
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Old 09-10-2013, 21:04
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NCIS LA

I dismissed it as i expected it to be just like its siblings, turned out I was really wrong. Great action combined with the right flavour of humour.
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Old 09-10-2013, 21:14
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When I saw the ads for the Newsroom I remember thinking "It can't work."

Was already enjoying it after episode 1 but episodes 3 and 4 had me hooked.

Awake as well. Shame it was cancelled though.
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Old 09-10-2013, 22:30
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Sleepy Hollow tonight and Devious Maids which also started tonight.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:25
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Totally agree. Excellent show. Best network drama of the past 5 years by a country mile.
Totally agree.
Three of my favourite TV characters of all time are from The Good Wife:-
Kalinda Sharma
Patti Nyholm &
Elsbeth Tascioni.

All brilliant characters played by outstanding actresses IMO.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:48
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Once Upon a Time. I saw the preview they put out before the first episode a few years ago and really wasn't impressed. I started watching it recently and am absolutely in love with it. I even brought the first series on DVD, the only new series I've brought over the last few years has been Doctor Who so that's a big deal for me.
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