I need a TV series to get my teeth into

Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by gingergenius, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    OK, so I've run out of hour-long tv shows to stream off the internet when I'm bored.

    I've already seen the following, so don't suggest them:

    the wire
    generation kill
    prison break before it got ****
    dexter (still going on i know but once a week is not enough)
    the street
    into the west
    band of brothers
    the fixer
    last man standing

    What else is there that isn't ghey (eg one tree hill), shite and unfunny (scrubs), or plain uninteresting (lost, heroes...)???

    also, don't suggest the amazing david attenborough series because they're specially reserved for when I'm stoned.
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  3. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Might sound a little low-brow for you, but V (the new one) is shaping up alright. It's still shaping, but the potential of it is really cool. Seems to be the first rip-off I've seen with the right "rip-off/redefine" factor.
  4. Apart from all of these i really like the office and californication, but they're not hour long
  5. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Your right though gingergenius, Prison Break got **** alright. It finshed well, if not strong, but realised that it should've had a 3 series maximum and stopped there.
  6. House.

    Start at the beginning and you've got 5 great series to enjoy.

    I'd also recommend Green Wing assuming you haven't already seen it.
  7. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    House for sure.
  8. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Is House continuous? I get the feeling it's a series of one off episodes, thats just from what little I've seen, but tell me, am I wrong? Whats it's flow and character development about?
  9. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Thar be alot of character development alright. Deals mostly with House's interpersonal realtionships. The 4th season is all about his mental state. This great!
  10. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Yeah, House.

    It's kinda got that one off episodes feel (like CSI) for the first half of the first series but that's more down to getting you into the flow and getting used to the Characters (especially House) and then it really kicks off.

  11. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Ashes to Ashes
    Life on Mars
    Star Trek (trust me, when it's a choice between Jeri Ryan in spandex or Jeremy Kyle, there's only one option)
    House (already mentioned)
    Ultimate Force
  12. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Have a look at band of brothers if you have'nt seen it. It's only a mini series but it's top quality.

    Also Rome is very good
  13. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Right then.

    Rome is well worth a look. Especially the first series.
    House is brilliant. I dont watch TV much but this is one I definately download as its released. Highly recommend it.
    The WestWing I presume youve watched em. If not off you go.

    As for more recent ones. I'd have to say I'm a fan of Criminal Minds. I have no time fo CSI, Bones, Without a Trace etc but this show is a lot smarter then your average 45 mins of drivel.

    One of my favourite ones over the last few years was Entourage. The first four series were excellent and Ari Gold is one of the best charachters Ive seen realised on TV

    All except for Rome is "Wife Friendly" though Entourage pushes it a bit.
  14. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    I enjoyed Breaking Bad as well.

    Also screw you man! Scrubs was epic!
  15. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    House is okay.
    The seasons tend to only pick up at the end though, with the exception of three and four, which both have tremendous opening episodes. Five and six are taking it in a less interesting direction.
  16. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    Just to reiterate everyone else, House is a must see. It's got to be watched in series though, otherwise it may seem like one off episodes like C A Iversen suggested. The last two episodes of season four are the best two hours of tv I've ever seen, better than any film due to the relationship built up with the characters over the past 86 hours of watching.

    I've managed to get my entire family hooked on this show. Introduced it to my Mum and Dad last christmas, now she asks me to bring any new episodes with my every time I visit. My sister has now bought the first 3 seasons after watching it with us at my parents house, and my brother grabs all he can off me.

    Another series I can highly recomment is Battlestar Galactica (the new version). Not atall as geeky as it sounds, nothing like Star Trek etc. I still watch Heroes, and it seems to be picking up again in the fourth season. I also stopped watching Prison Break after the very poor second series.

    Green Wing was awesome, pitty they made just the one series. I always enjoyed Scrubs aswell, although a couple of the characters did start getting on my nerves.

    I've bought the first series of Spooks, as I enjoyed the couple of one off episodes I saw on tv, but haven't had time to start them yet. Just got the first two seasons of Dexter to watch aswell.

    So yeah, House!!!! Wish I was back in your situation again, with soo much great tv ahead of you.
  17. Rafa_1984

    Rafa_1984 Guest

    The Soprano.
  18. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Haven't seen True Blood mentioned anywhere, i've been very pleasantly surprised with how good it is
  19. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Olyy @ Dec 4 2009, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    And how hot the blonde is :lol: :lol:
  20. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (bristol-iain @ Dec 4 2009, 05:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    And how hot the blonde is :lol: :lol:
    It's basically porn, the amount of boobs in it
  21. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Olyy @ Dec 4 2009, 06:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    And how hot the blonde is :lol: :lol:
    It's basically porn, the amount of boobs in it

    She's thing off X-Men isn't she?

    Enjoying True Blood aswell, the boobs are a bonus too :D .
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