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Old 05-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #61
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Most of my favorites have been mentioned but one I didn't see mentioned was "The Jewel in the Crown"
Loved Jewel in the Crown when I watched on Masterpiece in the 80's. I rented it from Netflix last year, wondering if I would like it as much. Still fabulous.

BTW, Art Malik (played Hari Kumar) is in the remake of Upstairs Downstairs. But I'm not crazy about the remake.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #62
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Favorite current shows~A tie between Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Unfortunately both are near the end of the line.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #63
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I prefer the older shows:
All in the family
MASH
twilight zone
outer limits
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #64
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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 .
I've never heard that finale described better. In fact, sometimes, I go to and watch the Six Feet Under finale again, and again...

I have loved, in no particular order:

MASH
Bonanza
The Smothers Brothers
Saturday Night Live
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Twin Peaks

Man, that's a good cup of joe.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:21 PM   #66
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Man, that's a good cup of joe.
Hmmm. That's the name of a Hooters-like bar nearby. Take a guess what peaks they are refering to?
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I like the First 48 as many of their episodes are local to me.

Pawn Stars is very good also.

Not much TV watching going on here, though.
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Dick VanDyke
Wild, Wild West
Criminal Minds
Prime Suspect
House
Doc Martin

... but before TV... Saturday Movie Chapter Pictures... "Perils of Pauline", and "Tarzan" Maybe some day they'll be there in the re-runs.

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Lucky for me, The Andy Griffith Show reruns air at 12:30 PM daily. What a fine way to enjoy that after lunch cup of coffee. Love to ER in Mayberry circa 1960's
Plan to rewatch the "Rich Man, Poor Man" series this summer. Thanks Netflix.
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Mash
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The Professionals
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Castle (although I am losing interest)
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My favorite of Buffy is seasons 1-3. Yet my favorite episodes probably are Hush and The Body (so sad, about Buffy's mom and the acting so good in that one).

Season 6 was depressing and left me disappointed, but Season 7 redeemed itself, especially the last 5 shows when Faith returned.

Oh yeah, as you can tell, Buffy is my favorite TV Series
Count me in as another Buffy fanatic.

My current favorite is Futurama. So sad they are going off air. Where else can you get the perfect blend of low brow humor and physics jokes?
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:22 AM   #72
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Breaking Bad wow just wow.

For anyone who is planning on watching the series on Netflix, don't plan on watching more than one of the last 8 episodes at time it will be too emotionally draining.
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Breaking Bad wow just wow.

For anyone who is planning on watching the series on Netflix, don't plan on watching more than one of the last 8 episodes at time it will be too emotionally draining.
That was quite a show last night. Only 2 more to go.

A newer show that I have been watching is Hell on Wheels on AMC. Pretty good if you like westerns. In it's 3rd season.
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This is indeed the "Second Golden Age" of television. I think the reason that the current crop of movies is generally so poor is that the best writers have gone to television.

The Wire
Treme
Boardwalk Empire
Sopranos
Breaking Bad
House of Cards
Orange is the New Black
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West Wing
Northern Exposure
Six Feet Under

Cheers
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Barney Miller

And is no one watching Big Bang Theory? Excellent comedy, especially the first season before the writers dumbed it down for the masses.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:05 AM   #76
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Not in any order, these are my current favorites:

Copper
Ripper Street
Orphan Black
Warehouse 13
Grimm
Dexter
Bill Maher
Boardwalk Empire
Continuum
Eureka

I have seasons 1 - 4 of Breaking bad but have yet to watch them. I like watching episodes in a season in quick succession and usually wait until the end of the series before doing so. Waiting a week to see the next one has never agreed with me.
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We have enjoyed this summer's Under the Dome based on a Steven King work, finale tonight (it's renewed for next summer so I think it might leave some threads dangling). And Last Tango in Halifax on PBS is fun.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:32 AM   #79
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Battlestar Galactica (the new one)
Eureka
Caprica

Babylon 5
MASH
Big Bang Theory
Friends

I have never felt worse about a show being canceled as I did when Caprica was ended so soon. One thing cable does, is allows for hard hitting shows that you can't get away with on network TV.
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This is indeed the "Second Golden Age" of television. I think the reason that the current crop of movies is generally so poor is that the best writers have gone to television.
You're probably right on that. And I'll have to add Orange is the New Black to my list too. It is great! I'm finally -nearly- caught up on Breaking Bad. My boyfriend won't let me leave him behind, but he usually doesn't want to watch very often. Season 3 dragged, but then season 4 was incredible and we got through it much faster.

It's only taken us three days [Busy days, at that, painting our new home, shopping around for appliances, etc] to get through 9 episodes of season 5, so we'll be caught up soon and I can finally get on social media on Sunday Nights without fear of spoilers
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