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The best TV series ever produced?

Postby sillingw » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 10:25 am

Last month, we had a visitor from the US who brought me the final season of the Sopranos, I had the previous 5 seasons already. After watching season 6 (late nights with wife and red wine) I have to say this is the best TV series I can remember watching. Compelling story lines, great acting and a memorable music score. Highly recommended.

Anyone know of a better series?

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Postby road.not.taken » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 12:47 pm

I could never get into the Sopranos, not sure why. West Wing is my favorite, but there are lots of close seconds.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 1:08 pm

In no particular order but mine have to be

Spooks
House
Hustle

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Postby cbavasi » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 2:03 pm

oh i loved the sopranos!!! like you we watched episode upon episode off dvd and got completely hooked - so bummed when we finished the last one :(
also just finished all the seasons of:

entourage
weeds
nip/tuck
prison break

have you tried curb your enthusiasm or the original office from the UK? i swear i could watch the UK office over and over and still find it hilarious.

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 2:28 pm

nah, had the full set of Sopranos, my wife hated all the constant foul language so we gave it away . . . but, didn't fall in love with it.


West Wing

M*A*S*H

Family Man


Yup, drama, war and more serious drama.
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Postby cbat » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 2:40 pm

What about

The wire

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Postby DimWit Kid » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 4:55 pm

House, definitely.

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Postby sillingw » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 4:56 pm

Yes, heard about UK Office from other people as well and since I have to travel there next year, will probably pick up. I still have the house of cards trilogy to get through as well as the full series of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier spy (I think) The alec Guiness one. Also the whole set of Black Adder - I saw a few of them and always vowed I would do the whole series. Who says Singapore TV is no good :D

MASH - now there's an idea, but there must be millions of them.

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Postby Bafana » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 5:37 pm

Dr Who - Original & New Series
Be Like Water

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 8:07 pm

I changed my mind, flying the flag!:


Neighbours (GO Kylie and jason, the technicolour poof)

Prisoner (Aaaargh, can you get any meaner?!)

A Country Practice (Life in the country . . . the biggest matron in soap history)

Home and Away (catchy theme song)

Number 96 (Would sound better as Number 69)

Young Doctors (Yes, they all look like that . . . )
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Postby kman » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 9:01 pm

If totally twisted humor is your thing, then I haven't seen anything come close to Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Some of my other favourite TV shows are The Office (US), Entourage, Fifth Gear, Top Gear and so on and so forth.....

Happy viewings !

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Postby Forks » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 9:48 pm

cbat wrote:What about

The wire


Definitely the wire, brilliant stuff.
Poking, poking everywhere...

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Postby pakjohn » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 10:13 pm

Are we talking currently on or all time??

currently on

Life
Life on Mars (BBC version)
Mythbusters
I download all these so hour shows last 38 minutes...

All time favorites include
Paul Hogan Show (Australia)
Monty Python (BBS)
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Laugh-in

Anyone other than SMS know the latter ones?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Dec 2008 11:49 pm

I always liked Artie Johnson as the dirty old man on the park bench!

Goldie Hawn, Ruth Buzzi & Henry Gibson! :cool: Rowan & Martin were way ahead of their time!

And I loved M*A*S*H* I actually like the series better than the movie.

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Postby road.not.taken » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 6:09 am

Of course I do too. I remember thinking the Smothers Brothers was so cutting edge (and I guess at the time it was). My brothers used to watch Man from UNCLE at that time and Combat.

M*A*S*H is my favorite comedy series and I do believe I know them all almost by heart.


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