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Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

Northern Exposure, Due South, The X-Files and Buffy. All shows I'd overlooked for one reason or another in the past, all varying degrees of excellent. Next up will be The West Wing and The Sopranos.

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Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

NJD2005 posted:

Onto the awesome The Shield now, burned through the first 4 seasons and currently starting on the 5th, some of the greatest television I have ever seen. Season 4 was my favorite and I think that was because of the amazing job Glenn Close did.

As awesome as S1-4 are, S5 is the best season of The Shield. Fantastic stuff. Forest Whitaker has a brilliant recurring guest role. Hope you enjoy it -- strike that, I'm sure you will.

Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

Recently watched Entourage S2 (and I just ordered S3 part 1 - I'm hooked) and The Drew Carey Show S1, which holds up pretty well.

Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

WTFPWND posted:

Out of the list I posted, I'd say that Friends, Seinfeld, 2.5 Men, Big Bang Theory have worked out the best.

The only reason LOST worked is because I had already seen all of the episodes, so I could easily visualize what was going on.

After reading through the thread, I think I may try Married w/ Children and/or The Drew Carey Show. Scrubs as mentioned below could be a good choice as well. Thanks for the suggestion.

It's raining today, so I suspect my commute will be close to 2 hrs each way. I'll probably wind up finishing season 10 of Friends and most, if not all, of the finale. I'm always sad when I finish a series and look back at how many days it kept me entertained and from road raging my rear end off, and wish it could go on.

Only three seasons out on DVD, but Becker works really well. Very few visual gags. I've "watched" several seasons of it while browsing the net/doing chores.

Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

screenwritersblues posted:

Thinking about doing the X Files after I finish The Wire. I have Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD, so that means that I would only have to get 3-9 and the two movies. I'm still trying to figure out where the first film falls in the series. I know the second one comes years after the 9th season, but where does the first one fall?

Between seasons 5 and 6.

Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

Lord Dekks, Psych is the way to go.

Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

Martytoof posted:

3rd Rock From The Sun.

I didn't watch it religiously when it first ran, but I started catching reruns and god drat it made me so nostalgic that I just kept on watching.

There's something so funny about the outrageousness of the comedy that completely hits home with me. The humour is really hard to place. It's really base and crude by sitcom standards, very slapstick. Not performed to perfection like NewsRadio did it, but the premise allows for some really ridiculous comedy that wouldn't really fly in any other setting.

I don't think there's any good way to articulate it. It's just funny to me, even when the gags are groaners. I find myself laughing at things I wouldn't in any other show.

It didn't find its rhythm for a few episodes, but I think by the middle to late 1st season it was chugging along on all cylinders.

Love it!

I love 3rd Rock. John Lithgow plays Dick Solomon in such a wonderfully over-the-top manner it's impossible not to get drawn in. Also, it is of course cool to get a look at an early Joseph Gordon-Levitt honing his acting chops.

I really like the Christmas and dream-sequence episodes in S2, and the tax episode in S4.

Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

Jethrosoup posted:

Recently finished watching the entire run of Malcolm in the Middle on Netflix. Highly enjoyable.

One of my all-time top 10. Such a great show. Season two is wall-to-wall classics (Bowling, Traffic Ticket, Halloween Approximately, Casino, New Neighbours..)

Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

BRB MAKIN BACON posted:

I just watched all 30 episodes of Dilbert (TV series) and I really enjoyed the experience. The character schticks are enjoyable and there are some cleverly written Adam Scott viewpoints woven into the story. I'm not saying I agree with those viewpoints, but overall it's nice writing, funny pacing, and most importantly a GREAT voice cast. Seriously, check that wiki link I posted earlier, it has everybody. Some of my personal favorites included Billy West, Eugene Levy and Stone Cold Steve Austin.


I never say this show when it first came out. It's only 30 episodes before it was cancelled so it was easy to binge through. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed watching Dilbert (TV Series).

I like that show a lot. I thought they translated the comic to the screen very well, it could've been so much worse. The title sequence was pretty awesome, too.

Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

Rogue1-and-a-half posted:

I just did a binge watch (though it took several months) through the entire MASH series. It's virtually impossible for me to take in any kind of culture without writing copiously about whatever it is. I may eventually do some kind of essay to try to deal with the series as a whole, but as I was going through it episode by episode I decided to kind of a do a sort journal/notes kind of things. For example here's what I wrote up about the Pilot. I dunno if anyone would be interested in reading this stuff. If so, I can post more.

This was very interesting. You should make a blog and post them there one-a-day, like people have done for The Simpsons (eg http://meblogwritegood.wordpress.com/ )

Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

Spalec posted:

It's still not available on DVD is it? Wasn't there some music clearance bullshit that stopped them being released? I can't see it on Netflix canada either.

Still not out in the US, but it is all out in the UK now (well, S7 comes out next month), as music clearance is generally less problematic here.

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Wezzo
Sep 15, 2007
Rated PG

Hijo Del Helmsley posted:

It's such a good show. Heads up, there's actually 3 seasons, but the third one isn't on Netflix.

Laura is one of the most awful protagonists in history.

There are four including the final "Wedding" series.

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