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Re: TV series - need advice

PostPosted: 19 Feb 2011, 03:11
by Salbei
Thanks the input.
Like i said i´m not that much into anime/cartoons etc.
Started watching Bones a while ago.
Finished "My Name is Earl" , love that show. Shame it got canceled.
Stopped half way through Prison Break. Might return to that later.

Gave My little Pony a shot - surprisingly i got fascinated :lol:

Re: TV series - need advice

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2012, 03:06
by joewtwins
A little late here, but definitely check out Stargate SG1, then after season 7 watch Stargate Atlantis whilst also continuing to watch the last three seasons of SG1. Stargate Universe is good too, but it only lasted a few seasons, and the story was cut way short.

Re: TV series - need advice

PostPosted: 28 Feb 2012, 19:42
by Rob Cashwalker
AMC's The Walking Dead Fits right into Innistrad block!

Re: TV series - need advice

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2012, 17:54
by Niah
Homeland and Boardwalk Empire

Re: TV series - need advice

PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 21:25
by Nexhro
Threadomancing here, but if anyone ever checks this thread looking for a recommendable series or two, they should consider:

First off seconding The Wire and Dexter - definitely two of the best ever made
Breaking Bad - curious who hasn't watched this one yet; excels at delivering both drama and suspense elements; generally superior to most non-comedy
True Detective and Hannibal - grim and morbid atmosphere, high production values and again awesome suspense; top tier cast in both
Sherlock - Sometimes witty, sometimes bland, but always good for a smile; BBC's best right after Doctor Who (or better, depending on your preferences); some really good acting here, too; classic Sherlock Holmes cases in modern day London; first episode is cheesy, but it picks up from there
The Killing (Forbrydelsen) - avoid the US remake of the same name if you can; US one is good, but doesn't even come close to the complex characters of the Danish original; every character involved is a suspect at some point, making for a tense guessing game; can't praise this one enough
The Bridge (Bron) - Again, the American remake is inferior and, in this case, downright sucks imo; the DK/SWE original, however, is beyond awesome - only 2 seasons and the first one starts slow, but once this one gets rolling, it's up there with the big names; has the multidimensional characters typical for Danish crime/drama hybrids
Borgen - Another Danish one and some great drama here. Revolving around the Danish parliament (which sounded pretty dry to me), this one's a true classic with mean cliffhangers; politics made interesting and thrilling
The Shield - A little more on the action side of things when compared to The Wire and the characters seem more onedimensional, but definitely recommendable; was getting better and better with each season and has a nice season-overarching story. Funny how one get to symathize with the protagonist pretty early on despite him being a complete prick most of the time.
Hustle - Another BBC production; this one's more lighthearted and family-friendly; quality varies from episode to episode, but most of it was widely enjoyable; some good hints if you're fancying a career as a con artist
Luther - feels like a modern Noir flick; slightly foreseeable here and there, but mostly a good filler thriller; still deeper than any of the CSIs & co out there
Bounced off The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, but people keep trying to convince me those were awesome.

If you can enjoy a good anime from time to time, as someone else mentioned, Death Note's plot is hard to top.
If you want Gibsonesque 90s cyberpunk meets drama, try Serial Experiments Lain.
Ergo Proxy, Ghost in the Shell SAC and Gungrave round up the list.

Re: TV series - need advice

PostPosted: 20 May 2014, 02:50
by Huggybaby
My brother turned me on to Breaking Bad, we watched most of them on Netflix. One of the remarkable things about that series is the first episode. Unlike many series, this one started with a strong hook! BC in his underwear, holding a gun IIRC.