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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
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I never watched "Morse," but wish I had. The relationship between Lewis and his partner (whose name escapes me) was what drew me into the "Lewis" series. My wife and I joked that Oxford must be the murder capital of the world. We have many crime investigation shows on TV, of course, like the CIS shows, but I've never watched any of them. The ads make them appear quite sensationalized, whereas the British shows do keep in mind that murders are human tragedies. Did you watch "Prime Suspect"? That's probably my favorite of all the cop shows.


I thought his name's Hathaway, isn't it?
Some American shows are also revolving around human tragedies: I think "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is very good, especially as the main detective (Robert Goren- Vincent D'Onofrio) has some issues himself (Goren was based on Sherlock Holmes). Other shows are quite sensationalised, yes - "Cold Case" is perhaps the worst.
I've never watched "Prime Suspect", unfortunately, we're limited to all the other crime shows, and when I say all, I mean all - they broadcast "CSI", "The Closer", "Missing" and "Without a Trace", the "Law&Orders", "Morse" sometimes, "Taggart", "Dalziel & Pascoe", "Lewis" from time to time, "Bones" etc. :lol:
And we have 13rd Street- a channel devoted to crime series, which adds "Dexter", "Monk", "Poirot" and some others...


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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
I like two old shows: Combat and The Fugitive. Both show have traditional heroes I can root for, something I rarely see today. Also, both shows are built on character development.

What's especially interesting about Combat is that the formula changes week after week, so I never get tired of the episodes.

(The formula for The Fugitive also changes somewhat.)

I also like the first four seasons of Lost. The characters are compelling and sympathetic.

And recently I've been enjoying the British mystery series, Foyle's War.

The simple truth is I'm so disilllusioned with literary fiction and vulgar, violent movies with unlikeable characters, that've I've turned to classic television.

As for The Sopranos:IMHO, I can't root or care for a bunch of criminals. I had a similiar problem with The Tudors. I found Henry the Eighth despicable.

That's my two-cents.


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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
I have to confess, I love "The Family Guy".



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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
Most of my faves are gone now: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Star Trek TNG-Enterprise-Voyager, X-Files. Yes I like my sci-fi. I also quite like Lost, Fringe, FlashForward, and V.
Guilty pleasures are House and The Mentalist, because I love Hugh Laurie and think Simon Baker is great.
I used to enjoy Grey's Anatomy, but it's gotten really lame.
I don't care for most reality shows, I get enough of that in life, but I do like Survivor.
Also, I would just like to add: Ain't no party like my nana's tea party!! :D



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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
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Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis


YES! I love Stargate and forgot to mention it, was a fantastic show.

Lottebeertje, here is Flight of the Concords

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ozSSseCh3U


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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
Here is why you should all be watching The Venture Brothers on Cartoon Network's "Adult swim" programming block.

An old-school johnny quest style family with a pedigree of super-science, CIA bodyguards and costumed nemesis go on adventures in todays world.

Henchmen 21 and 24 in service to the mighty Monarch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSQM53TSliM

The Venture Family's bodyguard and "Swedish murder machine"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHIsL2LdsAo

If you haven't fallen in love with that throw-back music, Brock's sweet Mullet, and the geek-sheik of the henchmen, then turn back now.

If you love these things, as i do, then you must seek out and purchase the Venture Brothers on DVD at once.


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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
Oh geee, i like a lot of different shows by my favorite genre is sci-fi and anything supernatural. Right now I'm engrossed in:

Heroes, Stargate Universe, Sanctuary, V, Grey's Anatomy {haven't been watching the current season, it seems sucky.}, And Bones.

I really love the mentalist, the only thing is i've only seen the first ep. I've always missed it so, it's a series I totally need to rent and devour. muhahaha.



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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
I really hate to admit it for fear of seeming backward, but I really enjoy the old black and white re-runs of "The Avengers". Ah, innocence!


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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
I agree, that HBO puts out some great shows, has anyone seen Rome? I really liked that one. Of past shows, yes, I'll admit that I love "Friends." :) Other shows that I like are Saving Grace, Sons of Anarchy, Frasier, Bones, Wipeout (it's silly, but I love it), and Band of Brothers. I include the last because it wasn't a movie, but miniseries and I really liked it. That's just the short list, I'm sure I'll think of something after I submit these answers. :)



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Current favs: CSI, Criminal Minds, The Closer, Friday Night Lights, The Daily Show, The Tudors, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order



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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
As an old fogy, my favorites are:
The Office
Daily Show
Seinfeld reruns
Mad Men (on DVD---don't get HBO)
Guilty pleasure: Dr, Phil



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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
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I agree, that HBO puts out some great shows, has anyone seen Rome? I really liked that one. Of past shows, yes, I'll admit that I love "Friends." :) Other shows that I like are Saving Grace, Sons of Anarchy, Frasier, Bones, Wipeout (it's silly, but I love it), and Band of Brothers. I include the last because it wasn't a movie, but miniseries and I really liked it. That's just the short list, I'm sure I'll think of something after I submit these answers. :)



Your a fan of Rome, too? I thought that was a fabulous show. I don't understand though why they only did two seasons.



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I really hate to admit it for fear of seeming backward, but I really enjoy the old black and white re-runs of "The Avengers". Ah, innocence!


I LOVE "The Avengers"!! I wanted to be Emma Peel, and marry John Steed when I was a little girl.

My favorite TV shows would be some old ones like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Dick Van Dyke, The Outer Limits, Murphy Brown, Star Trek TNG and Voyager. Some funky like Quantum Leap, Pushing Daisies. Good Sci Fi like SGs.

Newer ones would be House, Criminal Minds, Fringe, 30 Rock and The Office. I am interested in V to see where it goes. I watched the first version of V the first time around (that dates me, but then the Emma Peel comment did as well). And as guilty pleasures I like Survivor and Project Runway (their sewing amazes me).



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Post Re: What is your favourite TV-show?
Lost and Combat. Both have characters I care about, as well as interesting story lines.

I just wish today's novels had so many interesting, three-dimensional characters as Lost.


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