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ki4jgt
December 18th, 2010, 12:40 AM
I tried to think of a better way to put this but statistics have shown that people don't watch as much TV as they used to. Instead they're at their computer screens. :-) So what is your favorite series?

Mine would have to be three actually, NCIS, Psych, and Medium :-)

Spice Weasel
December 18th, 2010, 12:42 AM
Take a guess. ;)

The hint is in the avatar (and username).

handy
December 18th, 2010, 12:44 AM
We have never had TV in the house (over 20 years) but we do like a good story.

I have the first 8 series of Red Dwarf.

I'd also like to get all of the MASH series too.

& Battlestar Galactica. :)


[edit:] I just remembered "Classical Destinations", it is amazing, anthropology, beauty to be seen & heard. Full of insights into our past in very much a multifaceted fashion.

Arex Bawrin
December 18th, 2010, 01:07 AM
The Wire.

gnomeuser
December 18th, 2010, 01:13 AM
I don't own a TV, but I am a big consumer of TV shows on DVD. I have to admit of the recent shows, FlashForward is the only one to grab my attention. I am so.. saddened and pissy that it got cancelled. It was a great show.

NCIS is still great, Mythbusters as always provides. The Mentalist (though I have yet to see any of season 3).

It is slim pickings for really great stuff though.

ki4jgt
December 18th, 2010, 01:54 AM
I don't own a TV, but I am a big consumer of TV shows on DVD. I have to admit of the recent shows, FlashForward is the only one to grab my attention. I am so.. saddened and pissy that it got cancelled. It was a great show.

NCIS is still great, Mythbusters as always provides. The Mentalist (though I have yet to see any of season 3).

It is slim pickings for really great stuff though.

Mythbusters is great!! I don't see how anyone would hate that show. As far as books go @handy I have only read one book completely through my entire life (I get bored easily) but I've been wanting to finish the series. If the other books are anything like the one I read I think I could dive right in. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is fantastic.

The Real Dave
December 18th, 2010, 01:56 AM
Fringe. What a fantastic show.

I also love The Mentalist, Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory and The Inbetweeners.

That said, I never watch any of them on a TV generally, usually on a computer.

_outlawed_
December 18th, 2010, 01:57 AM
Battlestar Galactica / Caprica
M.A.S.H.
Star Trek
Farscape
Futurama
Family Guy
Dirty Jobs
Mythbusters


Just to name a few.

ki4jgt
December 18th, 2010, 02:03 AM
Battlestar Galactica / Caprica
M.A.S.H.
Star Trek
Farscape
Futurama
Family Guy
Dirty Jobs
Mythbusters


Just to name a few.

Dang!!! I am remembering all the good shows now. (I've recently moved to a house which doesn't have a TV, They believe TV rots your brain. Personally I choose to believe you rot your own brain by not stimulating it) I love Caprica and Futurama. Although hulu hasn't updated Caprica in forever. I'm assuming they added it to their plus plan, which means I'll have to find it somewhere else, by perfectly legal (-: means. As far as Futurama goes (-0

gnomeuser
December 18th, 2010, 02:07 AM
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is fantastic.

My personal feelings on the matter is that it is a weakly constructed illogical story which clearly serves solely as a thinly veiled fantasy metaphor intended to further C.S. Lewis' well known religious views. I would not consider it a great piece of literature

However If you want some hard edged fantasy I would recommend Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. If you are more to the light hearted fun style there is nothing which beats Terry Pratchett, I have a certain soft spot for the City Guard novels and the Moist Von Lipwig novels personally but they are all great. The pop culture references in Soul Music and The Truth are also worth the read. Pratchett is a barrel of laughs. I think the latter two will appeal to you and they are quick reads.

ki4jgt
December 18th, 2010, 02:17 AM
My personal feelings on the matter is that it is a weakly constructed illogical story which clearly serves solely as a thinly veiled fantasy metaphor intended to further C.S. Lewis' well known religious views. I would not consider it a great piece of literature

However If you want some hard edged fantasy I would recommend Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. If you are more to the light hearted fun style there is nothing which beats Terry Pratchett, I have a certain soft spot for the City Guard novels and the Moist Von Lipwig novels personally but they are all great. The pop culture references in Soul Music and The Truth are also worth the read. Pratchett is a barrel of laughs. I think the latter two will appeal to you and they are quick reads.

I don't know if I would call myself religious. I like it b/c it's creative and very illogical. (My nature is to make the most illogical thing I can think of Logical, so it's fun to me when things like this come out) It hinges not necessarily on religion (Unless you know the metaphor) but more on humanity's perception of right and wrong using people's perceptions as the guidelines and not texts. It also presents the reader (almost said user - need to stop programming an smell the flowers more often) with the idea that anything is possible.

madjr
December 18th, 2010, 02:19 AM
Fringe
V
the walking dead
the Event
Dr. House
The big bang theory
2 and a half men
all geek stuff on mtv
many reality shows
all science/scifi stuff

Schrute Farms
December 18th, 2010, 02:21 AM
It's hard for me to pick a favorite, so here are some of my faves (in no particular order):

The Simpsons
Futurama
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The Office
Community
Mythbusters
Anthony Bourdain No Reservations
The League
Archer
Ugly Americans
Mad Men
Modern Family

As you can see, for the most part, I like stuff that makes me laugh.

gnomeuser
December 18th, 2010, 02:32 AM
I don't know if I would call myself religious. I like it b/c it's creative and very illogical.

Trust me, Terry Pratchett is for you, really. If you feel more comfortable with movies or cartoons to start with they did do a couple.

Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music have been made into cartoons, the latter is really good.

The Color of Magic and the Light Fantastic, The Hogfather and Going Postal are live adaptations of a couple of the books but in my opinion they fail at capturing the stories.

But really run to your bookstore and get a Discworld novel. If reading isn't your thing they are available as audiobooks, Stephen Briggs does wonderful voice work and makes the characters come alive.

ki4jgt
December 18th, 2010, 02:48 AM
Trust me, Terry Pratchett is for you, really. If you feel more comfortable with movies or cartoons to start with they did do a couple.

Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music have been made into cartoons, the latter is really good.

The Color of Magic and the Light Fantastic, The Hogfather and Going Postal are live adaptations of a couple of the books but in my opinion they fail at capturing the stories.

But really run to your bookstore and get a Discworld novel. If reading isn't your thing they are available as audiobooks, Stephen Briggs does wonderful voice work and makes the characters come alive.

The whole cartoon thing kind of throws me off. I'm a philosophy buff Don't ask why. I have no idea. Do they deal with any right and wrong themes? You know, Good vs. Evil Just asking?

andymorton
December 18th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Have I Got News For You
Waking The Dead
Misfits
Doctor Who
Torchwood
Scrubs
The I.T. Crowd
The Big Bang Theory

armageddon08
December 18th, 2010, 03:34 AM
The X Files. All Time. Of the recent ones, Supernatural(the latest season has a very distinct feel to it compared to the previous ones), Castle and Fringe.

Soldierboy
December 18th, 2010, 03:38 AM
Hands down Family Guy.

JustinR
December 18th, 2010, 04:05 AM
House (http://www.fox.com/house/)
Two and a Half Men (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/two_and_a_half_men/)
Family Guy (http://www.fox.com/familyguy/)
The Cleveland Show (http://www.fox.com/cleveland/)
NCIS (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis/)
Criminal Minds (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/criminal_minds/)
CSI (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/) / CSI: Miami (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/) / CSI: New York (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_ny/)
The Community (http://www.nbc.com/community/)
The Office (http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/)
The Simpsons (www.thesimpsons.com)

Dirty Jobs (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/dirty-jobs/)
MythBusters (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/mythbusters/)
American Choppers: Senior vs. Junior (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/american-chopper/)
Deadliest Catch (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/deadliest-catch/)
Cash Cab (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/cash-cab/)
Mayday (On National Geographic) (http://www.cineflixproductions.com/shows/28-Mayday)

Dr. G: Medical Examiner (http://health.discovery.com/tv/dr-g-medical-examiner/)
Mystery Diagnosis (http://health.discovery.com/tv/mystery-diagnosis/)
Trauma: Life in the ER (http://health.discovery.com/tv/trauma/trauma.html)

And then pretty much everything on Investigation Discovery (http://investigation.discovery.com/)
And a lot of reality shows.

I pretty much couldn't live without any of these shows.

TiBaal89
December 18th, 2010, 04:32 AM
I just finished a weeks long kick of watching all 214 episodes of StarGate SG-1.... so excellent. Who doesn't secretly wish they were Teal'c?

smellyman
December 18th, 2010, 04:44 AM
Dexter

zeroseven0183
December 18th, 2010, 04:50 AM
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

handy
December 18th, 2010, 04:57 AM
@gnomeuser: Mort rocks.

I love those books, I bought just about all of them for $2-/each 2nd hand. Then I came across the audio books. Some of the stories captivate me more than others which is understandable when there are over 30 of the things.

What a mind Terry Pratchett has. Shame they didn't make a serries out of Diskworld, it may have run as long as M.A.S.H. & Happy Days.

mamamia88
December 18th, 2010, 05:55 AM
The Big Bang Theory
Fringe
Brewmasters

TeoBigusGeekus
December 18th, 2010, 11:32 AM
Quite Interesting. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QI)

NightwishFan
December 18th, 2010, 01:03 PM
As of now, Firefly.

Random_Dude
December 18th, 2010, 01:23 PM
Take a guess. ;)

The hint is in the avatar (and username).

Also a big fan. ):P
However, I've never associated your username with the show. Shame on me.:oops:

I can't name a single favourite show, but Futurama is definitely one of my favourites.

Cheers :cool:

Spice Weasel
December 18th, 2010, 01:26 PM
Also a big fan. ):P
However, I've never associated your username with the show. Shame on me.:oops:

I can't name a single favourite show, but Futurama is definitely one of my favourites.

Cheers :cool:

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I'm a condiment! ;)

bikodog
December 18th, 2010, 01:30 PM
Monty Python's Flying Circus

cra1g321
December 18th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Prison break has been to be one of my favourite shows ever but it finished a good while ago.

Heroes and flashforward both got cancelled or stopped temporaly :cry:

the big bang theory, family guy, futurama, the simpsons, are all good

then theres uk series like misfits, the inbetweeners which are good 2

speedwell68
December 18th, 2010, 03:56 PM
My current favourite is the Big Bang Theory.

Donalt2010
December 18th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Currently watching The Walking Dead, awesome new series started on FX. Love Big Bang Theory and also Reaper. Theres the usual like the The Simpsons and Family Guy but theyre always on.

simpleblue
December 18th, 2010, 04:37 PM
The Tudors

It's a series about King Henry VIII. Excellent show. They are very accurate according to the books I've read.

chucky chuckaluck
December 18th, 2010, 04:50 PM
The first three seasons of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

"Ghost Whisperer" (though, if I watch two episodes in a row, I start feeling like I need to eat a bag of potato chips.)

"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" - love his rotten attitude.

"The First 48" - makes all cop shows look absolutely ridiculous.

"G. vs. E" - What a great show!

"The Invisible Man" - loved Hobbs.

So far, I've liked "No Ordinary Family" and "Nikita", but they're really just 'honorable mentions' at this point.

MaximB
December 19th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Spartacus
The Walking Dead
Dexter
Breaking Bad

Those are the main ones.

mihaiflorentin88
December 19th, 2010, 01:55 PM
I`d have to say that lost is my all time favorite tv show.

Lost
Fringe
South Park
Star Trek
Dexter
The Big Bang Theory
Stargate

Giant Speck
December 19th, 2010, 04:19 PM
Favorite Fictional TV Show that's currently still on: Doctor Who (BBC)
Favorite Fictional TV Show that is no longer in production: The 4400 (USA Network)
Favorite animated TV Show: Futurama (Fox/Comedy Central)
Favorite news program: Morning Express with Robin Meade (HLN)
Favorite comedy series: The Daily Show and The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

PuddingKnife
December 19th, 2010, 04:41 PM
The Wire.


/thread

Also, Arrested Development, Trailer Park Boys, Firefly, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Its Always Sunny in Philidelphia, IT Crowd, Modern Family, The Whitest Kids You Know..

lzfy
December 19th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Here's my long list.

Seinfeld
The Big Bang Theory
Lost
Futurama
Southpark
How I met yout mother
Dexter
Monk
Firefly
Married with children
Californication
Two and a half man
House
Breaking Bad
Chuck
The Office
The walking dead

mips
December 19th, 2010, 04:57 PM
NCIS, House, South Park, Coupling, My Family, Fringe, Mythbusters.

I also love quiz shows like Mastermind, Who wants to be a millionaire & The weakest link.

CharlesA
December 19th, 2010, 05:04 PM
I haven't watched "TV" in a while - I blame work. :P

I do have a few shows on dvd:

Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Farscape
MacGuyver
The X-Files
Firefly

I used to watch House, NCIS, Mythbusters and Dirty Jobs, when I had time.

gnomeuser
December 19th, 2010, 07:13 PM
The whole cartoon thing kind of throws me off. I'm a philosophy buff Don't ask why. I have no idea. Do they deal with any right and wrong themes? You know, Good vs. Evil Just asking?

More than you can possibly imagine, e.g. the book "Small Gods" even has philosophers as characters. Some also make an appearance in Pyramids, if I remember the scene correctly Terry Pratchett manages to make a hilarious joke out of Xeno's paradoxes.

The books are funny and intelligent, often issues of science, philosophy and important turning points in civilization are the themes of the books. All mixed up in a flat world, travelling through space on the backs of four elephants, who in return stand on the giant space turtle Great A'tuin.