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Old 02-11-2013, 18:16
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I know we have two more months to go, but wanted to do a thread on new shows of this year and what ones have really impressed you.

Bates Motel, Orphan Black Masters of Sex and Under The Dome have for me been the absolute standouts for this year.

I also think Sleepy Hollow, The Tomorrow People, The Millers and Once Upon a Time In Wonderland are fantastic as well.
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Old 02-11-2013, 19:12
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The Americans, Masters Of Sex, Hannibal, Banshee.
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Old 02-11-2013, 19:26
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Masters of Sex
Siberia
Hannibal
The Originals
The Bridge US

I quite like Ravenswood, Sleepy Hollow and I'm sticking with OUATIW only because of OUAT.

I gave S.H.I.E.L.D, The Blacklist, Hostages, The Tomorrow people a go but dropped them after a few episodes.
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Old 02-11-2013, 19:33
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Hmm, for me it's between The Bridge US, Masters of Sex and Trophy Wife, but Reign was actually a pleasant surprise and is now probably up there for me. I'm enjoying Sleepy Hollow a lot too, likewise Brooklyn-99, so all in all a decent season so far!
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Old 02-11-2013, 20:43
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1. Banshee
2. Bates Motel
3. Hannibal

I started loads more but dropped them after one or two episodes. The fall 2013 shows are beyond awful. I don't remember a year this bad for new Fall shows.
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Old 02-11-2013, 22:12
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In no order,

Banshee, Ray Donovan, Hannibal, The Americans. Hello Ladies (only seen three eps, but each one better than the previous), Family Tree..

Haven't started Masters of Sex, but I think I'm going to like it,
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:01
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Vikings
Orphan Black
The Americans
Banshee
The Blacklist
Hostages
Siberia
Under the Dome

Gave up on SHIELD and OUAT Wonderland
Undecided on Tomorrow People
Still to watch Masters of Sex
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:26
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Has anyone watched Betrayal? Trying decide whether to bother
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:34
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Bates Motel has been a stand out for me, and the Blacklist is promising. Couldnt get away with Hannibal
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:51
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Sleepy Hollow
The Blacklist
Banshee
Graceland
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:02
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Has anyone watched Betrayal? Trying decide whether to bother
Haven't seen it, but I can tell you that reviewers in the US have been quite brutal.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:03
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Just 2 for me
Graceland
and Sleepy Hollow
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:15
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Sleepy hollow
Under the Dome
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:30
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If I'm only naming one: Ray Donovan quite comfortably.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:45
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Sleepy Hollow, Let's Watch James Spader Chew Scenery, i mean The Blacklist
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:05
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My Winners[LIST=1][*]Banshee[*]Utopia*[*]The Americans[*]Orphan Black[*]Siberia[/LIST]
*UK rather than US, but stand out for me so I've included it

My Losers[LIST=1][*]Tomorrow People[*]Hostages[*]Reign[*]Ironside[/LIST]
To be Cancelled[LIST=1][*]Dracula[*]The Goldbergs[*]Hostages[*]Rein[*]Ironside[/LIST]
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:32
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Banshee is the only one I'm definitely sticking with so far, and I've seen most of the other shows listed in the thread up to this point.

If Hannibal maintains its current standard-I'm three episodes in-then I'll continue following it too.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:22
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Orphan Black, The Americans and Sleepy Hollow have all been fantastic. I've got Brooklyn 99 and The Blacklist on my queue to watch, as I've only watched the pilots of each - both were very promising though. There's basically been no new comedy this year that's worth spending even 20 minutes on. That's been the real disappointment.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:26
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Vikings, Orphan Black, Hannibal, The Americans, Sleepy Hollow, and Brooklyn 99 have been the best for me. Very much looking forward to seeing where the first four go in their second seasons in spring.

Everything else I've tried has been dreadful.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:37
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Has anyone watched Betrayal? Trying decide whether to bother
I watched 2 episodes, that was enough for me, dire.
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Old 03-11-2013, 13:00
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Orphan Black is Canadian (or at a push Canadian British*) so shouldn't count...

*It's distributed by BBC Worldwide, but made in Canada.
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Old 03-11-2013, 13:14
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Orphan Black is Canadian (or at a push Canadian British*) so shouldn't count...

*It's distributed by BBC Worldwide, but made in Canada.
The international market distributor is irrelevant. The show is a Canadian/American co-production. A Canadian production company, Temple Street Productions, makes it, but when they tried shopping it to Canadian channels none were interested. They then shopped it in the US and BBC America wanted it. With Americans interested, the Space channel in Canada, which had rejected the show before, suddenly decided they were interested in co-producing.
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Old 03-11-2013, 13:41
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The international market distributor is irrelevant. The show is a Canadian/American co-production. A Canadian production company, Temple Street Productions, makes it, but when they tried shopping it to Canadian channels none were interested. They then shopped it in the US and BBC America wanted it. With Americans interested, the Space channel in Canada, which had rejected the show before, suddenly decided they were interested in co-producing.
Your argument appears to be based on the fact BBC America is American, it's a 50/50 partnership between BBC Worldwide and Discovery Communications. So it's more British-American.

This, however, is a discussion I'd rather not have. So include if you want, but I'd personally call it Canadian.
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Old 03-11-2013, 14:00
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Bates Motel - for the great acting of the 2 leads.
Ray Donovan - Jon Voight has still got what it takes.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - crazy fun
Orphan Black - Tatiana Maslany deserves an Emmy
Banshee - well OTT but highly watchable
The Americans - Good cold war adventure
Sleepy hollow - slight but fun

Hated Under the Dome, did Stephen King write soap operas
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Old 03-11-2013, 14:14
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Your argument appears to be based on the fact BBC America is American, it's a 50/50 partnership between BBC Worldwide and Discovery Communications. So it's more British-American.

This, however, is a discussion I'd rather not have. So include if you want, but I'd personally call it Canadian.
Okay, we don't have to have a discussion, but I will at least explain my reasoning (for anybody else reading this, if you are not interested). BBC America is incorporated as an American company and operates independent of the UK's BBC. The nationality of the company that either partly or entirely owns it doesn't matter. It is still an American company. By the same principle, the producer of Downton Abbey, Carnival Films, is still a British company even though it is entirely owned by NBC/Universal, an American company.
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