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modern death 10-07-2009 12:16 PM

Good TV Shows?
 
Preferably stuff that's not on Primetime.

Good writing, interesting characters and / or plot is what I'm looking for. Funny, thought provoking, "scary," suspenseful. Anything..


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Not sure if this is "cheesy" British humor or something, but I loved every episode and haven't laughed so often watching a show in a long time. Too bad it was only 2 seasons. Any of you in the UK know this show? or know any others with some of the cast members or director?

disGUSt(tx) 10-07-2009 12:17 PM

^^Will check show out.

Personally, I'm a fan of Weeds and Nip/tuck, those are really the only shows I follow religiously nowadays.

entwinedwithsickness 10-07-2009 12:20 PM

Nip/Tuck is awesome. Can't wait for season 6, it'll be the final one. Supposedly it'll end at 100 episodes and it is a split season again like season 5.

disGUSt(tx) 10-07-2009 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by entwinedwithsickness (Post 3339031)
Nip/Tuck is awesome. Can't wait for season 6, it'll be the final one. Supposedly it'll end at 100 episodes and it is a split season again like season 5.

Yeah I've been reading up on all the past press releases, I'm pretty content with this season being the last one. Shits gotten pretty crazy, I don't really think it can go on anymore, Weeds is only contracted to go until season 6, I hope the writers wise up and do the same thing. I believe its next Wednesday that the new season starts. Cannot fucking wait.

gourmetanthropophagy 10-07-2009 12:24 PM

Weeds is pretty bad now, up until and including the 3rd season is pretty good.

entwinedwithsickness 10-07-2009 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by disGUSt(tx) (Post 3339036)
Yeah I've been reading up on all the past press releases, I'm pretty content with this season being the last one. Shits gotten pretty crazy, I don't really think it can go on anymore, Weeds is only contracted to go until season 6, I hope the writers wise up and do the same thing. I believe its next Wednesday that the new season starts. Cannot fucking wait.

Never seen Weeds but as far as N/T goes I agree. I liked season 4 and upon re-watching season 5 it was good, minus Colleen Rose..well..until the payoff for that anyways.

My theory as to why its ending..Matt can't be tortured anymore. They have run out of ideas. Matt has been in a teenage threesome, got a VD from a fluffgirl, nearly killed a girl, dated a tranny, dated a nazi, cut someones dick off, married a pornstar, got scammed by the church of scientology, become a meth addict, nearly died, fallen in love with and got rejected by a burn victim and fucked his own sister.

What else can they do to him?

serocs 10-07-2009 12:31 PM

im obviously going to say LOST

but thats primetime, i guess

disGUSt(tx) 10-07-2009 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by entwinedwithsickness (Post 3339049)
Never seen Weeds but as far as N/T goes I agree. I liked season 4 and upon re-watching season 5 it was good, minus Colleen Rose..well..until the payoff for that anyways.

My theory as to why its ending..Matt can't be tortured anymore. They have run out of ideas. Matt has been in a teenage threesome, got a VD from a fluffgirl, nearly killed a girl, dated a tranny, dated a nazi, cut someones dick off, married a pornstar, got scammed by the church of scientology, become a meth addict, nearly died, fallen in love with and got rejected by a burn victim and fucked his own sister.

What else can they do to him?

Yeah I feel the same way, it has gotten to a kinda soap opera status. I liked the introduction of Colleen Rose, she was a mysterious new character who fucked up a lot of shit, added drama to the show where it was going in a weird direction.

ChAAPY 10-07-2009 12:55 PM

Nip Tuck is terrible.

Finally checked out The Office the other night. Hysterical. New episodes of Curb are awesome. So glad that show is back. I hear Fringe is good, but I haven't bothered with it yet. Carnivale was a pretty good show too.

Vadge 10-07-2009 12:58 PM

Delocated
Arrested Development
Deadwood

Monsieur Lebeauxxx 10-07-2009 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Vadge (Post 3339081)
Arrested Development

can't be stressed enough, for drama i'd check out Breaking Bad, and as Abrogar said, LOST (only if you have the time though...)

modern death 10-07-2009 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Vadge (Post 3339081)
Delocated
Arrested Development
Deadwood

Descriptions would be nice.

AD was awesome, might rewatch all of the seasons.

Weeds was cool, seems it's dragging a bit, though. Watch all the episodes on "On Demand."

Californication is fucking awesome, love it.

New show "Bored to Death" on "On Demand" as well, seems ok, has Zach Galifankasnas in it.

Only saw a few episodes of Nip/Tuck, and I think it was about one of the main characters being in a porno or something.. or some sort of video I don't know. Saw an episode where one of the surgeons made this lady look like a cat, as well.

dimensional_entity 10-07-2009 01:34 PM

The Wire is probably the best show I've ever seen in my life.

imbutawaveto 10-07-2009 01:37 PM

Sons of Anarchy. its like the sopranos on motorcycles.

modern death 10-07-2009 01:38 PM

^ Thought it was pretty bad. Maybe I need to revisit it.

Pwnsauce 10-07-2009 01:42 PM

ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA

about some people who own a bar and do all kinds of corrupt and terrible things. it has danny devito.

and Curb your enthusiasm.. creator of seinfeld's show that's pretty much an R-rated seinfeld

Vadge 10-07-2009 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ten_second_infinity (Post 3339115)
Descriptions would be nice.

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Information can be easily retrieved on this internet. Delocated is a faux-documentary by Williams Street about a Family who are 'delocated' to New York from their family home after the mafia threatens the husbands life, and the whole thing is documented. The all have to hide behind balaclavas and their voices are altered. Its more lol than my above descrip would indicate. Arrested Development I wouldve assumed you'd have heard of by now (edit just saw you have) - One of the best comedies of the last decade. And Deadwood is one of the best dramas made in the last decade after The Wire, it goes beyond description

imbutawaveto 10-07-2009 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ten_second_infinity (Post 3339121)
^ Thought it was pretty bad. Maybe I need to revisit it.

i hated it at first actually. but i watched a few episodes and damn. such a bad ass show. and the story is actually really good too. the last 4-5 episodes of the first season are pure gold.

discombobulation 10-07-2009 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by dimensional_entity (Post 3339116)
The Wire is probably the best show I've ever seen in my life.

It is impossible for me to stop saying this, everything else just pales in comparison.

Nonetheless, have been watching:
Dexter
South Park
House (I'm a medic-in-training okay..)
Lie To Me (the realistic aspects of the show are interesting)
Hell's Kitchen (because it's like seeing people face off with a possessed satanic walnut - unbeatable)

Need to watch more of:
Arrested Development
Office (US)
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Oh and I've watched Green Wing, some scenes are positively sidesplitting. Especially the guy on the DVD cover (name dodges me at the moment).

modern death 10-07-2009 02:12 PM

Lie to Me!!! Thanks, watched a few episodes of that and completely forgot about it, now I can catch up.

Vadge 10-07-2009 02:22 PM

Have been putting off reccommending Tim and Eric awesome show because it really is an acquired taste, but saw Zach Galifankasnas being mentioned and thought what the hell, try it

Necrovore 10-07-2009 02:24 PM

If we're including stuff that's run its course:

The Wire (seconded) - Amazing drama that deconstructs the various law enforcement, political, street gang, media, educational and organized crime elements that combine to shape the city of Baltimore. Possibly the best show I've ever seen.

Deadwood - Unconventional western drama that follows the evolution of Deadwood in the Dakota Territories from its start as a mining camp to a more functional (or dysfunctional) town.

wachtourak 10-07-2009 02:24 PM

Underbelly

Dunno if this aired outside of Australia and New Zealand. Both seasons are based on real events. Season 1 is based on a series of murders from 1995-2004 called the Melbourne Gangland Killings, Season 2 is a prequel and is based on the Heroin trade and police corruption in Australia from 1976-1984.

Really gritty/realistic.

Should be able to find it to download easy enough. Amazon has the second deason on DVD but it's stupid-expensive cuz it's an import.

dimensional_entity 10-07-2009 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Necrovore (Post 3339151)
If we're including stuff that's run its course:

The Wire (seconded) - Amazing drama that deconstructs the various law enforcement, political, street gang, media, educational and organized crime elements that combine to shape the city of Baltimore. Possibly the best show I've ever seen.

More like thirded! It definitely is the best, no question about it. I'm going to re-watch the whole series in a couple of weeks.

Shred The Ganja 10-07-2009 03:40 PM

Dexter- bloddsplatter specialist for the miami police department is actually the notorious serial killer "the bay harbor butcher" who only kills bad people like other killers, pedophiles, etc. Show is fucking awesome, thats all you need to know. Lots of twists and turns and flashbacks to his childhood are great. It's funny too. great show. Best show on TV.

oh yea, and he has battles with other serial killers!! how cool is that?

AlphaXray 10-07-2009 05:30 PM

lost lost lost lost lost

phagist_ 10-07-2009 05:34 PM

The Shield.

Quote:

The Shield is about an experimental division of the Los Angeles Police Department set up in the fictional Farmington district ("the Farm") of Los Angeles, using a converted church ("the Barn") as their police station, and featuring a group of detectives called the Strike Team who will stop at nothing to bring their version of justice to the streets. Michael Chiklis portrays the show's main character, Strike Team leader Vic Mackey. However, the show has an ensemble cast, and as a result, usually runs a number of separate story lines through each episode.

Common themes are the citizens' distrust of police, the social impact of drugs and gang warfare, and the conflict between ethics and political expediency. Most characters are portrayed as having both vice and virtue. For example, Vic's loving relationship with his children contrasts with his thuggish approach to police work, although his brutality is generally directed at those who seem well-deserving of such treatment.

modern death 10-07-2009 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Shred The Ganja (Post 3339189)
Dexter- bloddsplatter specialist for the miami police department is actually the notorious serial killer "the bay harbor butcher" who only kills bad people like other killers, pedophiles, etc. Show is fucking awesome, thats all you need to know. Lots of twists and turns and flashbacks to his childhood are great. It's funny too. great show. Best show on TV.

oh yea, and he has battles with other serial killers!! how cool is that?

seen all 3 seasons and every episode in this 4th one so far.

Seen a few episodes of The Shied, was pretty cool.

Huxular 10-07-2009 05:46 PM

i recommend entourage for some good laughs my nigga. been real caught up on that series lately. jeremy piven's (ari gold) character is hilarious. super witty, sharp, and aggressive. he's like a real life epic troll basically.

but yea, show is about an A list actor who moves to hollywood with his homies. lots of hilarious stuff happens to them while they're there (they beat the shit out of seth green and his crew this one episode), and they run into all sorts of celebs throughout the series. makes me lol pretty hard

Reincremation 10-07-2009 05:54 PM

marlon, dunno if you've ever seen Twin Peaks, but i think you'd like it. old news to a lot of people, but i'm surprised by how many haven't seen it/heard of it. it was the precursor to LOST, northern exposure, and basically any show on TV with a movie budget and movie production values. David Lynch.

i rarely find a newer show that i like, and that show Rome on HBO was actually pretty awesome. i thought a show about rome would be boring as fuck, but it's brutally violent, full of perverted sex, and intelligently written, what more could you want?


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