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    Default The TV Thread

    Seeing as there has been some discussion on other threads about tv shows and whatnot, I figure why not start a thread? Discuss your fav shows, recommend some, warn us off others etc.

    Not a huge tv watcher myself, but some shows I do enjoy right now are TWD (The Walking Dead), Spartacus (just freakin' awesome) and Terranova (started off really promising but not so sure now).

    So yeah, what else is good out there? Gonna have to check out Sons of Anarchy cuz you guys seem to be digging it.

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    Yeah, strongly recommending Sons. I need to get caught up. I've missed the last few episodes.

    By the way, good idea.

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    flashpoint

    rookie blue because it has hot chicks.

    anything on AMC.

    stay away from House because it's ridiculously repetitive.

    Fringe is a good show. but, it will fuck with you if you watch it every week. Even harder than Lost fucked with you.

    American Horror Story

    Family guy ofcourse
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    American Horror Story
    Just watched the first episode last night.... seriously, the most twisted thing i've ever seen put on tv... i like it

    i'm just unsure how they'd be able to sustain it as a series... this kind of show deserves a MASSIVE body count... but their is a limited amount of primary characters to kill off

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    Quote .40 Cal Flakes wrote: View Post
    Not a huge tv watcher myself, but some shows I do enjoy right now are TWD (The Walking Dead), Spartacus (just freakin' awesome) and Terranova (started off really promising but not so sure now).
    Terra Nova lost me... i REALLY wanted it to be good... but was initially worried it would be a modern day "Swiss Family Robinson goes to Jurrasic Park"... and with every passing episode, they prove me right.. i do love that the outcasts are called "Sixers" though...

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    Just watched the first episode last night.... seriously, the most twisted thing i've ever seen put on tv... i like it

    i'm just unsure how they'd be able to sustain it as a series... this kind of show deserves a MASSIVE body count... but their is a limited amount of primary characters to kill off
    i know. same. i was watching it and was like this is seriously fucked and i like it.
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    i know. same. i was watching it and was like this is seriously fucked and i like it.
    my only complaint is they cut back and forth from the "halluncination" type scenes too abrubtly...

    but, man... i havent seen proper "HORROR" done that well in a long time...

    they even broke one of the taboos of horror and killed a child.. that set the tone of the whole thing for me.... kept me on edge the whole time

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    the real horror is the way he sees that made and what she actually looks like.
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    Wayans bros, dont know if it airs in canada anymore but i used to watch episodes on youtube and its the funniest show i've ever watched. Better than fresh prince

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    Yeah, strongly recommending Sons. I need to get caught up. I've missed the last few episodes.

    By the way, good idea.
    I think I saw a preview for SOA to be on the new "FX Canada" channel. Anyone know if the "FX" channel preview is out yet? I'm with Rogers.

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    Just watched the first episode last night.... seriously, the most twisted thing i've ever seen put on tv... i like it

    i'm just unsure how they'd be able to sustain it as a series... this kind of show deserves a MASSIVE body count... but their is a limited amount of primary characters to kill off
    What exactly is American Horror Story about? And yes I realize I can just google it, but where's the fun in that?

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    What exactly is American Horror Story about? And yes I realize I can just google it, but where's the fun in that?
    it's a new horror series on FX... in a non-spoilery nutshell, it's about a dysfunctional family that moves into a haunted house

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    Terra Nova lost me... i REALLY wanted it to be good... but was initially worried it would be a modern day "Swiss Family Robinson goes to Jurrasic Park"... and with every passing episode, they prove me right.. i do love that the outcasts are called "Sixers" though...
    Wow "a modern day "Swiss Family Robinson goes to Jurrasic Park"" is bang on. Yeah the premise was pretty cool and I had high hopes, but I just find the show meh now. Still, it's only been 4 or 5 episodes so I won't give up on it yet.

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    Default 10 Excellent Shows You May Not Know About

    I really really like Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Weeds, Dexter, True Blood, The Wire etc, but I thought listing some shows that you may not have heard of could be useful. I use Zip.ca and I have friends who download stuff for free, so we are always on the look out for some interesting series. Here of some of my favourites that you may not have heard about that are worth checking out:

    Luther - this is from the UK and is about a gritty, unstable homicide detective, who's life is in shambles. Very very good stuff.

    Damages - law associate starts job at nasty nasty law firm and gets caught up in plotting, scheming, murders, backstabbing and a whole bunch of shit that would make Machiavelli blush. Good acting and writing. You never know what is going to happen next.

    Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 3 half-wit friends and one of their sisters open a bar in Philadelphia. Hilarity and hijinks ensue. Very funny show.

    Treme - After hurricane Katrina, the people of Treme, an artsy area of New Orleans, try to get their life back to normal. Lots of music and famous musicians like Trombone Shorty.

    Firefly - A cult favourite, but I hadn't heard of it until last year. Outlaw space adventures in the future.

    Bored to Death - A rich hipster is bored with life so markets himself as a detective on Craigslist. Its pretty funny and the season is pretty short, so not much of a risk.

    Nurse Jacky - Seemingly normal Nurse with a nice family lives a secret life of drug addiction. Each episode is only 22 minutes, so things just whiz by. Its billed as a comedy, but it seems like more of a drama.

    Carnivale - Good vs Evil during the Great Depression played-out on the backdrop of a traveling carnival. High production values. A bit cryptic but rewarding if you watch to the end. It only has 2 seasons.

    Californication - A laid-back author screws, drinks and tokes his way through life. My wife doesn't dig this show so much because there are always so many naked hot women. Funny as hell.

    Deadwood - Western set in late 1800 lawless frontier town, where gold has just been found. Excellent writing and acting. They use period language so it can take a while to get used to.
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    Quote RaptorDan wrote: View Post
    Firefly - A cult favourite, but I hadn't heard of it until last year. Outlaw space adventures in the future.
    right on! firefly is one of my all time favourites. it's a shame netwrk heads are imbeciles and dont realize how good a thing they got.

    i describe it to people as "it's like star wars... if EVERY character was in some way kinda han solo"

    the movie tied it all up pretty good... and there was a graphic novel too

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    Wayans bros, dont know if it airs in canada anymore but i used to watch episodes on youtube and its the funniest show i've ever watched. Better than fresh prince
    ya, honestly it was a pretty good show. I use to watch it on BET and i'm white, no white people watch BET! you know besides the wiggers, and, I guess me.

    I still think it's on BET, I don't know it use to be on at like 3:00 p.m., not sure anymore.


    BTW, watched the first episode of Spartacus, liked the titties. But, the fighting scenes were a dissapointment.
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    you know what was an ill show

    Nash Bridges with Don Johnson

    i got a few as well

    Sportsnight-About the ongoings at a small market sports show, probably the best show to ever get the axe. Has the guy from Supernatural, a Chick from Desperate Housewives, and this old, funny black guy who i'm sure some in the 35+ range will recognize.

    Rescue Me with Denis Leary

    Third Watch-The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

    Southland-Follows a division of LAPD officers on and off duty. The most notable character is the main guy from The OC. Ben Smith i believe. Now, I've only seen the first two seasons and there was a budget decrease and cast decrease for the third. But, the first two seasons were awesome.

    Rubicon- It was on AMC so you know it's good. About a guy named Will trying to figure out these conspiracies about the company he works for and the government.

    The Unusuals- About a bunch of dysfunctional NYPD officers. Stars Jeremy Renner, Amber Tamblyn, and Michael from LOST. It's a little bit corny at times, but, overall it's funny.

    Louie-A show about a dude dealing with his divorce. Stars Louis C.K.

    LOST- probably the best show i've ever seen.No need to explain plot. probably couldn't if I tried. I was a bit ashamed when the writers seemed to get lazy on the 4th and 5th seasons. but, the final season was good and it kept you guessing 'till the end.

    Eastbound and Down- stars Danny Mcbride. so you know it's funny.

    Dead Like Me-A college dropout, Georgia "George" Lass is killed by a toilet seat that falls from the MIR space station on her first day at a temp agency. Upon death, she is recruited for a team of grim reapers - undead who mix among the and take people's souls just before they die. Along with fellow team members Mason, Roxy, Betty, and leader Rube, George discovers life after life.

    I think i'll stop there.
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    ya, honestly it was a pretty good show. I use to watch it on BET and i'm white, no white people watch BET! you know besides the wiggers, and, I guess me.

    I still think it's on BET, I don't know it use to be on at like 3:00 p.m., not sure anymore.


    BTW, watched the first episode of Spartacus, liked the titties. But, the fighting scenes were a dissapointment.
    Wayans Bros' was mad jokes back in the day. Not sure how funny I would find it now though.

    As for Spartacus, yes the boobies are nice. Obviously the show doesn't have a big budget like a movie set would. So taking that into consideration the production is not bad at all. Keep watching it gets a lot better.

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    you know what was an ill show

    Nash Bridges with Don Johnson

    i got a few as well

    Sportsnight-About the ongoings at a small market sports show, probably the best show to ever get the axe. Has the guy from Supernatural, a Chick from Desperate Housewives, and this old, funny black guy who i'm sure some in the 35+ range will recognize.

    Third Watch-The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

    Eastbound and Down- stars Danny Mcbride. so you know it's funny.

    I think i'll stop there.
    Sports Night was a great show! Yeah sadly it lasted only 2 seasons.

    Third Watch I enjoyed a great deal as well. The guy who banged Leann Rimes (while she was married) was on that show.

    Eastbound and down...danny mcbride is awesome!




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    Default The Wire

    Omar Little is one of the best character in any show or movie I have ever watched. Good series too by the way.

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    Supernatural seasons 1 through 3 were excellent. After that I'm not a fan but if you enjoy folklore then the first three seasons are a really good watch.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Omar Little is one of the best character in any show or movie I have ever watched. Good series too by the way.
    Agreed... i love Omar.. greatest idea for a character ever... the gay modern day ghetto Robin Hood... plus, the guy who plays him is just phenomenal... and he's one of the most quotable characters of the last decade

    He's on Boardwalk Empire now.... and on Community

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