Your Favourite TV That No One's Ever Seen

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Postby CezeN » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:05 pm

There are too many vampire romance shows.
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:10 pm

Yes, but unlike all the rest True Blood is actually for grown ups and filled with compelling characters and stories rather than teen melodrama and cutesy boy-band-wannabe vampires.
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Postby megxers » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:35 pm

I watch True Blood. And have read the books.

Crazy, awesome, crazy show. Gore! Sex! Political Intrigue! Blood!
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Postby fawkes » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:42 pm

Warehouse 13, anyone?
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Postby Mich » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:52 am

On the list of shows that got cancelled after one season but were really pretty good, Undergrads was Clone High before Clone High existed. The cheap animation is pretty awkward sometimes, and the jokes sometimes fall flat, but man, if it wasn't great.

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Postby megxers » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:03 pm

Thanks Mich, for the thread bump, I have of course acquired more TV no one watches :P Neo! I have started watching Odyssey-5 because you mentioned it here and then I kept seeing it all around the internet. IT IS AWESOME!!


Also, I watch Warehouse 5, fawkes. Have you seen this week's episode yet???
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Postby Jayelle » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:22 pm

I just discovered Misfits - a british show about a bunch of young people doing community service who suddenly get superpowers.
It is weird and good. I've only watched a couple of episodes so far, but there are only 6 anyway.
I like the way that the Brits do TV. They aren't bound by 20-25 episode seasons and shows that never end (see: UK Office vs. US Office) - well, except Dr. Who.


ETA: Oh, and to answer the question way back when: Yes, I totally watch True Blood. It sucks you in like a vampire drinking your blood. Muh-ha.
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Postby neo-dragon » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:38 pm

Other than myself and my brother I don't think I know any men who watch True Blood. Thanks to Twilight (and Ann Rice) people think that Vampire stories are for girls.
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Postby Jayelle » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:52 pm

Seriously? But there are so many boobies!
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Postby Yebra » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:02 pm

I watch it ironically for the boobies.
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:52 pm

Anyone else watch Modern Family? Have we discussed this? I am loving that show.
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Postby Janus%TheDoorman » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:18 pm

Watch the new Sherlock miniseries from the BBC. 3 90-minute episodes retelling several Holmes stories set in the 21st century. I know how it sounds, but it's written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and it's pretty awesome. It actually incorporates cell-phones, e-mail and other tech in such a way that you'd never notice they'd been tacked on at all, as if Doyle himself had written them in.

A few others who've seen it immediately draw comparisons to the Robert Downey Jr. take on the character. They're very similar in a lot of ways, a lot of the same scenes and other bits of Holmes lore show up in both adaptations, and I think the differences mostly just come down to what Downey and Cumberbatch are respectively comfortable doing. Considering the creators, I can't help but compare Cumberbatch's Holmes to the Doctor, and there are distinct shades of similarity between the characters, but that might simply be because of the influence the original Holmes had on all guile and science heroes. Frankly I think this version's a bit better acted than the theatrical adaptation, but that's just because I prefer this series' more realistic style and characterizations. Downey's Holmes is fun to watch, but he's a bit over-the-top in even the simplest scenes where Cumberbatch is reserved and electric all at the same time.
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Postby Papa Moose » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:15 pm

Older thread, but newer posts, so not really thread necromancy. Gotta give props to Battle of the Planets, though. (7-Zark-7 and 1-Rover-1, et al.)

Others -- Greatest American Hero, Hardcastle & McCormick, Sports Night, Knight Rider (yes, I was around to watch the original series), 21 Jump Street, Benson, Fraggle Rock, Square Pegs, Night Court, Family Ties, Quantum Leap, Via Allegre. These aren't all unknown, but for all you younguns here they might be before your time. This is the stuff I grew up on. M*A*S*H, too, and A-Team, and Love Boat and Fantasy Island back when they were cool. Even Saturday Night Live back when it was funny.

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Postby Rei » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:14 am

M*A*S*H is still one of my favourite shows. Especially the later seasons with BJ and Potter.
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Postby Luet » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:21 am

Gotta give props to Battle of the Planets, though. (7-Zark-7 and 1-Rover-1, et al.)
My husband smiled and said "the Japanese version was soooo much better". We actually own some of the G-Force dvds AND he has a bunch of novels.
Others -- Greatest American Hero, Knight Rider (yes, I was around to watch the original series), Benson, Night Court, Family Ties, Quantum Leap.
I watched all these too. I think I'm only a few years younger than you.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:17 am

Oooh, I watched Night Court and Quantum Leap when I was little and they were still airing. And a lot of Fraggle Rock, but only because Dad had already recorded pretty much every episode on VHS before I was born.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:17 pm

I'm really, really hoping they kill Uther off in this season of Merlin. It's getting frustrating the way the story drags on.
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Postby Rei » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:38 pm

Normally I don't advocate regicide either, but really, the narrative cries out for vengeance.
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Postby Papa Moose » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:41 pm

James at 15, The Paper Chase, and Logan's Run.

Edit -- and Welcome Back Kotter.

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Postby Dr. Mobius » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:53 pm

I'm pretty sure Logan's Run was movie and one that I've seen. I think my mom has it on DVD.
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Postby Rei » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:59 pm

I remember seeing part of Logan's Run in high school, but we never saw the whole thing. Is it worth it?
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Postby Luet » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:20 pm

I saw it for the first time recently. I thought it was like a MST3K movie. But it was good for a laugh.
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Postby Papa Moose » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:49 pm

There was a TV series based on the movie. I think The Paper Chase was a movie first, too.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:44 am

Tonight I watched a "Nature of Things" episode featuring an orphaned baby elephant rescue in Nairobi. Holy CARP, baby elephants are so frickin' cute, especially when there's a whole herd of them! You'll shoulda seen it!
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Postby megxers » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:50 am

FYI States-side Sherlock lovers & those who have not yet been converted!!

It is airing on PBS affiliates THIS SUNDAY. Check your local listings! :)
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:31 pm

I can't remember if I ever posted this show before, but I really love QI. It's a quiz-show, sorta, where Stephen Fry asks tricky questions to a panel of comedians. Points are given for the correct answer, or for an interesting aside, and taken away for giving the obvious answer (which is usually wrong). It's very entertaining and informative.
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Postby Bean_wannabe » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:14 pm

It's very entertaining and informative.
Correction: it's Quite Interesting
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Postby Rei » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:16 pm

Heee, that it is!
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Postby Rei » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:43 pm

Black Books is hilarious and wonderful. I'm kind of in love with Bernard Black.
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Postby locke » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:12 am

Other than myself and my brother I don't think I know any men who watch True Blood. Thanks to Twilight (and Ann Rice) people think that Vampire stories are for girls.
wait really? and here I've been not watching it and had hbo all this time?
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Postby Phenious » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:07 pm

Warehouse 13, anyone?
Seen it, pretty good I like it. Though they screwed up a few story elements, like all SciFi shows.

Back from when I was little two cartoons I use to watch that no one has ever heard of. Starting to think my childhood was fabricated by the overlords. Anyone remember or heard of EXO Squad? Or even more unheard of Pirates of Dark Water.
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Postby locke » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:14 pm

Pirates of Dark Water? I remember that, it's coming out on DVD from Warner Archives this month.

anyone remember an eighties animated tv show where a boy could turn into a red race car if he ate a lot of food (like popeye) and if he got cold (like accidentally drove over a frozen lake) he turned back into a boy?
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:45 pm

Adam, I think you're alone on that one, sorry. :)

I'm posting about Being Erica in here, because I think lots of people here would love it, especially Jan, Nomi, Steph, Alea, and Kelly (unless the portrayal of publishing is wildly off, then it would drive her insane).
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Postby Luet » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:03 pm

anyone remember an eighties animated tv show where a boy could turn into a red race car if he ate a lot of food (like popeye) and if he got cold (like accidentally drove over a frozen lake) he turned back into a boy?
I forgot to say this earlier. I asked my husband if he remembered this and he vaguely did. Then, I did a quick google search (why yes!) and it was called Turbo Teen.
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Postby steph » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:16 pm

I'm posting about Being Erica in here, because I think lots of people here would love it, especially Jan, Nomi, Steph, Alea, and Kelly (unless the portrayal of publishing is wildly off, then it would drive her insane).
I just checked; it's not at my library. :(
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