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Old 06-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #21
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X-files - the entire series. Brilliant writing and they didn't talk down to the viewers.

There is still a very active xpa chat group (x-philes anonymous). At its peak, there were doctors, lawyers, engineers, physicists, librarians, military officers and even an astronaut in our little group. Very interesting bunch of people to talk to and we still keep in touch.

I haven't watched anything on a regular basis since it went off the air.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:14 PM   #22
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Lost

It was almost impossible to follow week to week, so we stopped watching and waited until we could get an entire season. It was wonderful watching that way!

We also like House, Criminal Minds and Bones.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:17 PM   #23
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For TV series, I like older British comedies (keeping up appearances, fawlty towers, are you being served, etc...), American TV series from the 70's or 80's (dallas, hart to hart, the fall guy, the A-team, etc...) and contemporary HBO mini-series (game of throne, true blood, boardwalk empire, John Adams, Rome, etc...). I don't watch any network TV, but I became a fan of '24' and 'prison break' thanks to Netflix. I also love the 'Poirot' TV series that played for years on Biography.

For movies, I like historical dramas, action movies, court dramas and comedies.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:27 PM   #24
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What a great response! Thanks everyone - I'm compiling a list to refer to when I search my library's archives. Keep'm coming!
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:34 PM   #25
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Here are a few of the movies/TV shows, courtesy of out local library, we've enjoyed recently:
Albert's Memorial
The Lives of Others
The Counterfeiters
Traitor
The Next Three Days
Animal Kingdom
The Fighter
Get Low
Eastern Promises
The Crow Road
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Animal House, Good Bad Ugly, The Hustler, Monty Python Holy Grail, Shawshank Redemption

Firefly, Wonder Years, Twilight Zone, Freaks and Geeks
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:26 PM   #28
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My guilty pleasures of series past were "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and it's spinoff, "Angel". Currently, I can't get enough of watching episodes of "Criminal Minds."
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:43 PM   #30
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great comedy movie: In-Laws with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk

a classic.
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My guilty pleasures of series past were "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
I used to LOVE "Buffy", and I'd vainly attempt to tell non-watchers about the humor and subtleties of the show while realizing they thought I was nuts.
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great comedy movie: In-Laws with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk

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+1 Who could forget the Guacamole Act of 1917?

As a kid I watched every episode of the original Mission Impossible and Hawaii Five-O, as corny as they both were.
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I used to LOVE "Buffy", and I'd vainly attempt to tell non-watchers about the humor and subtleties of the show while realizing they thought I was nuts.
Yeah..I'd tell folks I watched the show for the plot (and humor etc.), but there were those who knew exactly what I was talkin' about and those who said, 'Yeah, C'mon..right..with a show title like that?"
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Another vote for Breaking Bad on AMC. I don't watch a ton of television, but Breaking Bad is absolutely captivating. I've never missed an episode and never will.
For my money, Breaking Bad is the best show on TV, bar none. It's incredibly well done. Season 4 starts in July!
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I forgot these cable series worth watching:
Californication and In Plain Sight.
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Wallander was very good, but our very fave is 'Foyle's War"; get it on Netflix and watch from the beginning. I'm looking forward to starting over in a year or two. Same director did "Collision" as a Masterpiece Contemporary. Not in the same league as Foyle, but good.
I also enjoy almost anything on Masterpiece Theater. A few months ago I dropped everything to watch "Downton Abbey". I wish Helen Mirren would resurrect "Prime Suspect".
The last couple of years I was glued to "The Tudors"...many liberties taken with historical accuracy but that was okay with me because the actors were hot. Those fellows who played Henry and Charles Brandon...oh my!
Some movies I remember having liked over the years are: L.A. Confidential, Chinatown, Goodfellas, Thelma and Louise, Dangerous Liaisons, The Madness of King George, Little Miss Sunshine, Double Jeopardy, and the Shawshank Redemption (although I usually don't like prison movies, I've seen this one several times). Just the other evening I happened upon "The Motorcycle Diaries" and had to immediately read a bit on Che Guevara as my knowledge of his life is scant.
I agree with you Freebird on Master and Commander. It was so exciting! I also liked the Napoleonic war era naval series Horatio Hornblower (C.S. Forester).
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You guys are great! Now I won't have to walk into the library movie section and wander aimlessly around!
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I don't watch TV often, too much work. When I do watch TV, it's mainly MSNBC news, History Channel, or Spike TV.
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My guilty pleasures of series past were "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and it's spinoff, "Angel". Currently, I can't get enough of watching episodes of "Criminal Minds."
+1 on both Buffy and Firefly (plus the movie ending Serenity).

One TV series I really enjoyed that I haven't seen listed here is "Dead Like Me". I think it was a Showtime or Cinemax series, but they showed it recently on AMC or SyFy. It's weird and wonderful. Stars Mandy Patinkin.

Oh yeah...NCIS.
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