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Your Favorite TV Series??

Television seems to have overtaken movies when it comes to quality dramas.

So many to choose from: The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Weeds, Spartacus, True Blood, Nurse Jackie, Breaking Bad...all pretty much first rate, each in its own way.

Your particular favorite? Or two?

by Anonymousreply 8111/09/2014


by Anonymousreply 111/05/2013

The Shield; The Killing; Homeland; Breaking Bad. In that order.

by Anonymousreply 211/05/2013

Homicide: Life on the Street

The Sopranos

I'll Fly Away

Sports Night

by Anonymousreply 311/05/2013


Law & Order

The Wire


by Anonymousreply 411/05/2013

I have many favorites, but Seinfeld, The Sopranos and Mad Men are the desert island choices.

by Anonymousreply 511/05/2013

Breaking Bad

The Wire




Orphan Black

by Anonymousreply 611/05/2013

The Wire is in a league of it's own.

After that comes Breaking Bad.

by Anonymousreply 711/05/2013

Breaking Bad is easily #1. As for shows still on the air, I also like Justified, Shameless, and American Horror Story.

by Anonymousreply 811/06/2013

I am old and have limited access to television. The only show I have really consistently enjoyed is The Closer. Attack me !

by Anonymousreply 911/06/2013

I always try to watch TV dramas, but I usually get burnt out on it by the third or fourth season. It's hard to keep the tension going for multiple years without becoming repetitive or tiresome.

I've watched all of the OP's suggestions, but Six Feet Under was the only one I completed.

by Anonymousreply 1011/06/2013

The Sopranos, then Six Feet Under, then Breaking Bad.

But I have the same problem of r10.

by Anonymousreply 1111/06/2013

The first season of Mad Men

The second season of Six Feet Under

The third season of The Wire

The fourth season of the Sopranos

The fifth season of Breaking Bad

by Anonymousreply 1211/06/2013

Breaking Bad and The Wire. Neither one ever had an "off" episode, IMHO.

by Anonymousreply 1311/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 1411/06/2013

Grace Under Fire.

But then I was old Skool.

by Anonymousreply 1511/06/2013

I'm an old, just throwing that out there from jump...for me, it's All In The Family and Breaking Bad. Weird combo, I know.....

by Anonymousreply 1611/06/2013

As for all time classics, I Love Lucy and the Golden Girls will always hold a place in my heart. Also loved Roseanne and Twin Peaks.

by Anonymousreply 1711/06/2013

"Will & Grace". I have every season on DVD and watch at least one episode per day, esp. while eating.

Sometimes it's the only laugh of the day.

by Anonymousreply 1811/06/2013

Current or Recent Shows:

1. Breaking Bad

2. The Walking Dead

3. 24

4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia


6. The Simpsons

7. Castle

8. Nurse Jackie

9. Sons of Anarchy

10. The Blacklist

by Anonymousreply 1911/07/2013

Growing up I loved "The Avengers" now I like "Big Bang Theory" and a few others - mainly U.K. shows.

by Anonymousreply 2011/07/2013

Breaking Bad,

The Cosby Show

by Anonymousreply 2111/07/2013

JUSTIFIED is awesome.


by Anonymousreply 2211/07/2013

I really love Ellen's second series, the one that lasted one season.

by Anonymousreply 2311/07/2013

growing up to me it was the Patty Duke show and Green Acres

by Anonymousreply 2411/07/2013




by Anonymousreply 2511/07/2013

Six Feet Under

The Sopranos

The Wire

Breaking Bad


The Office


by Anonymousreply 2611/07/2013

Supernatural and Major Crimes

Criminal Minds used to be my favorite of all, but after Prentiss (Paget Brewster) left at the end of Season 7, I quit watching. They replaced with her with Jeanne Tripplehorn, who is one of the least appealing actresses in the industry, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 2711/07/2013

Of all time:

Six Feet Under

Buffy the Vampire Slayer



Game of Thrones

The Wire

Breaking Bad


The Shield

Freaks & Geeks

Better Off Ted

The Vampire Diaries

Bob's Burgers

The Venture Brothers

Max Headroom

by Anonymousreply 2811/07/2013

I see a few people have listed Six Feet Under. I tried watching that awhile back, but it just seemed endlessly dark and depressing. Are there any "fun" moments in that series? At all?

by Anonymousreply 2911/07/2013

r29, every episode begins with somebody dying. There are humorous situations and some ridiculous characters but it is not a lighthearted series.

by Anonymousreply 3011/07/2013

Of All Time:

Mad Men

I Love Lucy

China Beach

Six Feet Under

Laverne & Shirley

The Carol Burnett Show

by Anonymousreply 3111/07/2013

Breaking Bad

The Royle Family

by Anonymousreply 3211/07/2013

I Love Lucy

The Wire

Mad Men

The Golden Girls

by Anonymousreply 3311/07/2013

r19's list is depressingly awful.

by Anonymousreply 3411/07/2013

Breaking Bad

Mad Men

The Crazy Ones (Robin Williams' new sit-com)


The Golden Girls

All in The Family

by Anonymousreply 3511/07/2013

I don't think anyone's mentioned that Laura Dern series. That was VERY good.

by Anonymousreply 3611/07/2013

Carnivale, Rome, and Deadwood were all great series that had abrupt or disappointing endings.

Breaking Bad was a great series that had a satisfactory ending.

by Anonymousreply 3711/07/2013

The Wire


Breaking Bad

Six Feet Under

All in the Family

by Anonymousreply 3811/07/2013

Breaking Bad (all the way through)

Game of Thrones (so far)

Lost (... until the start of Season 7.)

Battlestar Galactica (... until the start of Season 2.5. Then, increasingly terrible until the horrible finale. But I loved that first season and a half).

Also loved the first 6 seasons of King of the Hill.

by Anonymousreply 3911/07/2013

Currently, "Downton Abbey". Classics: M*A*S*H* and Golden Girls. Have many, many favorites.

I know 2 diff guys who are "Breaking Bad" fanatics. They went back to the beginning of the series, and are watching each and every episode.

by Anonymousreply 4011/07/2013

In no particular order:

House of Cards


Breaking Bad

The Shield

Sons of Anarchy

Freaks and Geeks

Hell on Wheels


The Twilight Zone

Tried watching the first episode of The Wire three times and couldn't get into it. I really want to, because I've never heard a bad thing about it.

by Anonymousreply 4111/07/2013

I Love Lucy and Fawlty Towers.

Mad Men and Game of Thrones.

by Anonymousreply 4211/07/2013

I enjoyed the first three seasons of Mad Men. After that, it bored me to tears.

by Anonymousreply 4311/07/2013

Rome, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.

by Anonymousreply 4411/07/2013

The Real Housewives of NYC

by Anonymousreply 4511/07/2013

Once Upon a Time

Say Yes to the Dress

House Hunters

by Anonymousreply 4611/07/2013

Game of Thrones.


by Anonymousreply 4711/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 4811/08/2013

Mad Men

The Wire


Breaking Bad (haven't watched all episodes, though)

Orphan Black

Orange is the New Black

Foyle's War

Doc Martin

by Anonymousreply 4911/08/2013

Mad Men

The Middle

Modern Family

Downton Abbey

Dancing With the Stars

by Anonymousreply 5011/08/2013

Melrose Place (when I was in night school, getting my undergrad, I wouldn't take a class on Monday nights so I wouldn't miss it)


Golden Girls

Sex and The City*

The Sopranos*

Betrayal (I know some think its dull but its picking up [and getting a short/miniseries type treatment])

666 Park Avenue (cancelled, dammit)

Chicago Fire

Inspector Morse on PBS

* Used to be my Sunday night guilty pleasure shows

by Anonymousreply 5111/08/2013

Arrested Development All In The Family Seinfeld Curb Your Enthusiasm Homeland Shameless

by Anonymousreply 5211/09/2013

Any show that doesn't have Tiffani Fat Face Thiessen!

by Anonymousreply 5311/09/2013

I'll add a few more lesser known shows:


Top of the Lake


by Anonymousreply 5411/09/2013

I was in heaven the years that HBO had the Sunday lineup of:

Sex And The City/The Sopranos/Six Feet Under

A few years after that ended I then found AMC on Sunday Night:

Breaking Bad Mad Men

by Anonymousreply 5511/09/2013

I used to be obsessed with LOST but the final season ruined it for me so now I don't recommend it.

by Anonymousreply 5611/09/2013

r41 why are you watching the first episode three times instead of just watching the the rest of the show? There is nothing in the first episode that is going to become clearer to you if you watch it 100 times but never move on to the OTHER episodes.

by Anonymousreply 5711/09/2013

I have an embarrassment of riches this week on TV:

Survivor, The Amazing Race, Supernatural, The Walking Dead, True Detective, Vikings, Hannibal, and Justified.

by Anonymousreply 5802/26/2014

Star Trek

by Anonymousreply 5902/26/2014

Breaking Bad Shameless Six Feet Under American Horror Story Nip/Tuck - for its first 3 seasons

by Anonymousreply 6002/26/2014

[quote] Tried watching the first episode of The Wire three times and couldn't get into it. I really want to, because I've never heard a bad thing about it.

Same here, Wire is the new premium tv binge I'm trying out, but it looks depressing. I want some good escapism. I think I'll go with Nip/Tuck from the last post.

Just binged on Weeds and Web Therapy recently. Weeds was good the first 3 seasons, especially seasons 2 and 3, but started getting boring after that. And then the breakout star Elizabeth Perkins left after season 5. It lasted 3 more seasons but I had no interest in watching them. Love Web Therapy, always loved Lisa, and I'm dying for the Comeback season 2 premiere tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 6111/08/2014

The Wire is much easier to take in if you turn on your closed captioning.

by Anonymousreply 6211/08/2014


by Anonymousreply 6311/08/2014

R18 - I've been watching a lot of Will and Grace lately. Have you checked out the blooper reels on youtube? They're hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 6411/08/2014

The Twilight Zone.

The Honeymooners -The original one, not the awful "Colored Honeymooners"

by Anonymousreply 6511/08/2014

Dark Shadows

Every Star Trek series





The Golden Girls

Designing Women

Fawlty Towers

Noah's Arc

House M.D.

The Big Bang theory

by Anonymousreply 6611/08/2014






by Anonymousreply 6711/08/2014

Honey Boo Boo

by Anonymousreply 6811/08/2014

2 Broke Girls - consistently funny script/writing

by Anonymousreply 6911/08/2014

Dark Shadows

Lost in Space

The Avengers

I Love Lucy

MTM Show


by Anonymousreply 7011/08/2014

Desert Island choices: Original Series Star Trek, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Frasier, Futurama, The Office

Currently: Downton Abbey, Gotham, Bates Motel, Dr. Who, Sherlock, Mad Men

by Anonymousreply 7111/08/2014

The Wire (best series ever, IMHO) Alfred Hitchcock Presents naked City

by Anonymousreply 7211/08/2014

r72, that's a strong endorsement of The Wire, what did you love so much about it? Please try to sell it for me a little.

by Anonymousreply 7311/08/2014

The Dick York years of Bewitched. Any episodes they made after that were terrible!

by Anonymousreply 7411/08/2014

Max Headroom

Buffy The Vampire Slayer




Vampire Diaries

Battlestar Galactica (the recent reboot)


Game of Thrones


by Anonymousreply 7511/08/2014

You know there's a bunch of fakers on this board when there are 75 replies and not one mention of Murder She Wrote.

by Anonymousreply 7611/08/2014

Mad Men Twin Peaks Freaks and Geeks The Simpsons s3-8 Homicide

by Anonymousreply 7711/08/2014

Arrested Development

by Anonymousreply 7811/08/2014

my go-to shows-

mama's family

kath and kim (australian version)


the comeback


by Anonymousreply 7911/09/2014

Battlestar Galactica The Wire Game of Thrones Breaking Bad Firefly The Killing The Bridge

by Anonymousreply 8011/09/2014

the patty Duke show

by Anonymousreply 8111/09/2014
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