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 Anonymous||reply 81||11/09/2014|
The Shield; The Killing; Homeland; Breaking Bad. In that order.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/05/2013|
Homicide: Life on the Street
I'll Fly Away
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/05/2013|
I have many favorites, but Seinfeld, The Sopranos and Mad Men are the desert island choices.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/05/2013|
The Wire is in a league of it's own.
After that comes Breaking Bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/05/2013|
Breaking Bad is easily #1. As for shows still on the air, I also like Justified, Shameless, and American Horror Story.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/06/2013|
I am old and have limited access to television. The only show I have really consistently enjoyed is The Closer. Attack me !
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||11/06/2013|
The Sopranos, then Six Feet Under, then Breaking Bad.
But I have the same problem of r10.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||11/06/2013|
Breaking Bad and The Wire. Neither one ever had an "off" episode, IMHO.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/06/2013|
Grace Under Fire.
But then I was old Skool.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||11/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||11/06/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 18||11/06/2013|
Current or Recent Shows:
1. Breaking Bad
2. The Walking Dead
4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
6. The Simpsons
8. Nurse Jackie
9. Sons of Anarchy
10. The Blacklist
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/07/2013|
Growing up I loved "The Avengers" now I like "Big Bang Theory" and a few others - mainly U.K. shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/07/2013|
I really love Ellen's second series, the one that lasted one season.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/07/2013|
growing up to me it was the Patty Duke show and Green Acres
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||11/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||11/07/2013|
r29, every episode begins with somebody dying. There are humorous situations and some ridiculous characters but it is not a lighthearted series.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/07/2013|
r19's list is depressingly awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/07/2013|
The Crazy Ones (Robin Williams' new sit-com)
The Golden Girls
All in The Family
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/07/2013|
I don't think anyone's mentioned that Laura Dern series. That was VERY good.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||11/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||11/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||11/07/2013|
In no particular order:
House of Cards
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 Anonymous||reply 41||11/07/2013|
I Love Lucy and Fawlty Towers.
Mad Men and Game of Thrones.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/07/2013|
I enjoyed the first three seasons of Mad Men. After that, it bored me to tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/07/2013|
Rome, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/07/2013|
The Real Housewives of NYC
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/07/2013|
Breaking Bad (haven't watched all episodes, though)
Orange is the New Black
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/08/2013|
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)
Sex and The City*
Betrayal (I know some think its dull but its picking up [and getting a short/miniseries type treatment])
666 Park Avenue (cancelled, dammit)
Inspector Morse on PBS
* Used to be my Sunday night guilty pleasure shows
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/08/2013|
Arrested Development All In The Family Seinfeld Curb Your Enthusiasm Homeland Shameless
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/09/2013|
Any show that doesn't have Tiffani Fat Face Thiessen!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/09/2013|
I'll add a few more lesser known shows:
Top of the Lake
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||11/09/2013|
I used to be obsessed with LOST but the final season ruined it for me so now I don't recommend it.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||11/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||02/26/2014|
Breaking Bad Shameless Six Feet Under American Horror Story Nip/Tuck - for its first 3 seasons
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/26/2014|
[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 Anonymous||reply 61||11/08/2014|
The Wire is much easier to take in if you turn on your closed captioning.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/08/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||11/08/2014|
The Twilight Zone.
The Honeymooners -The original one, not the awful "Colored Honeymooners"
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/08/2014|
2 Broke Girls - consistently funny script/writing
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/08/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 71||11/08/2014|
The Wire (best series ever, IMHO) Alfred Hitchcock Presents naked City
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/08/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 73||11/08/2014|
The Dick York years of Bewitched. Any episodes they made after that were terrible!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/08/2014|
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Battlestar Galactica (the recent reboot)
Game of Thrones
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/08/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||11/08/2014|
Mad Men Twin Peaks Freaks and Geeks The Simpsons s3-8 Homicide
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/08/2014|
my go-to shows-
kath and kim (australian version)
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/09/2014|
Battlestar Galactica The Wire Game of Thrones Breaking Bad Firefly The Killing The Bridge
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/09/2014|