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Old 05-14-2013, 01:37 PM   #41
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #43
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #44
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Currently I like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, HGTV (particularly House Hunters International and Love it or List it) and most of the PBS offerings such as Downton Abbey, Inspector Lewis, Wallander, Poirot, etc. I also watch some of the cooking shows (The Barefoot Contessa, Giada, etc.) and also Anthony Bourdain's travel shows, Antiques Roadshow and Market Warriors.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:35 PM   #45
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WhoDares, did you see the house hunters intl about the couple buying a B and B in Lima? We stayed with them last year. What a lovely sweet couple! I've never seen the show, but they were excited about having even on it.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:54 AM   #46
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Most of my favorites have been mentioned (e.g., the original Law and Order, Breaking Bad, etc.) but my current fav is JUSTIFIED. Unless I missed it, no one has mentioned it yet which surprises me.

There is an episode where the two antagonists are describing their opinions of the other to a "neutral" party. For those who watch the show, Raylan is giving a "left handed" complement regarding Boyd Crowder's loyalty to Ms Johnson (the "coal lady"). She responds "Sounds like a love story". Indeed. Both have tried to kill each other and both have saved the other's life. Sounds like a "love story" to me.

I'm starting to get into THE AMERICANS. Frightening what all of this (JUSTIFIED, BREAKING BAD, THE AMERICANS) says about me. YMMV
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:48 AM   #47
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WhoDares, did you see the house hunters intl about the couple buying a B and B in Lima? We stayed with them last year. What a lovely sweet couple! I've never seen the show, but they were excited about having even on it.
YES! I did see that episode. If I remember correctly, the woman was from CA and met the fellow in Peru while taking a year off to travel. After they bought the place, they did a wonderful job of decorating their lovely rooms with local flair. They did seem like a very personable couple, and I believe they chose the home because it was in a good area and also close to the airport. They rented 3 rooms as I recall, and the episode ended with them showing a recently arrived young man to his room.

So interesting that you and your husband stayed there also!
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:10 PM   #48
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Here are some shows I've enjoyed (all Netflix streaming):

- Archer (very funny, at least to me; animated spy spoof)
- Home Movies (more Jon Benjamin; recommended to anyone who liked Archer)
- Arrested Development (one of the smarter comedies around, great cast)
- The Office (forgot how funny this was; good in both American and British versions)
- Comedy Bang Bang (witty and weird)
- Kids in the Hall (kind of hit and miss, but I enjoyed a lot of it)
- Louie (weird mix of depressing bits and comedy)
- 30 Rock (good for a second watch in reruns)
- Trailer Park Boys (raunchy but very funny, imo)
- Parks and Recreation (one of my favorite recent series; great to watch again)

You'll probably notice a theme there. I like watching quirky comedies. I tend to avoid the heavy dramatic stuff, though I have enjoyed some dramatic series in the past (e.g., Sopranos). I've got a couple ideas for dramas from this thread, and I'm going to give them a go, but work is stressful, so I generally like to watch comedies.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:43 PM   #49
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:12 PM   #51
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Lost (especially if you want one episode after another... otherwise it can get hard to follow..)
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:25 PM   #52
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JAG -- I loved 'Harm' (David James Elliott).
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Saw a few mention "The Wire" yup yup that is great stuff, not many series take that angle where the focus is equal among the background and lives of both the bad guys and good guys, and the line is so blurred on their definitions. Really addicting show.

A couple others we've watched recently we thought were really good:

- House of Cards
- The Killing Watch The Killing Online | Netflix
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Saw a few mention "The Wire" yup yup that is great stuff, not many series take that angle where the focus is equal among the background and lives of both the bad guys and good guys, and the line is so blurred on their definitions. Really addicting show.
Much like the Sopranos in that regard, but I found that after a couple of seasons, I was hoping they'd all get whacked! Especially after I saw Tony Soprano filling his big gulp cup full of free coffee...
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The only current TV series I make an effort to watch:
- Grimm
- The Office
- Parks and Recreation
- The Middle

My Oldies but Goodies
- Twilight Zone
- Night Gallery
- I Spy
- Get Smart
- Cosby
- The Bill Cosby Show (his original Sitcom)
- King of Queens
- L.A. Law (a friend of DW's was one of the stars)
- Rockford Files
- E.R.
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I can't believe it took so long before someone mentioned "Justified" and "Downton Abbey." I can't wait until the next season comes out in DVD for both. Also my daughter got us hooked on "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge."

From the old programs I like "The Fugitive" with David Jansen the best.
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Most of my favorites have been mentioned but one I didn't see mentioned was "The Jewel in the Crown"

As a kid an after school favorite was "Dark Shadows"
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Six Feet Under deserves a mention if for no reason other than its presenting the single best final five minutes of a long-running series. Putting aside all the other great things about the series, it was all made worth it with the piece of art that was its closing sequence .
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The best finale ever IMO.
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