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23 Jul 2011, 10:28 am

Criminal minds.



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23 Jul 2011, 11:25 am

i like "hustle". it is a show about a small company of "grifters" who perform elaborate cons.
their targets (marks) are usually other con men or people who are worthy of being ripped off.

one has to pay careful attention to the entire show to appreciate the intricacies of the plot.

here is part 1 of 4 of an episode. if you watch this and decide to watch the rest i am sure you will be able to find your way to the rest.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76OmlyzU_w[/youtube]


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i like "columbo". it is a 1970's detective show, but it is not corny like most of them. columbo appears to be disheveled and disorganized and rather simple witted, and he is often pitted against the sharpest criminal minds who think they have planned the perfect crime. they are usually very smug and confident that the simpleton columbo could never figure out what they did, but columbo is a genius who pretends he is stupid, and he always pins them by stealth mercilessly to the board as he calculates and uncovers how they did it.
it is hilarious to me to see the look on the faces of the smug felons when they suddenly realize that the bumbling idiot who they thought they were dealing with, is slowly compressing them into a corner.

here is a classic interrogation scene in exceptionally poor quality. the sound is harsh.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leybGZjiqoE[/youtube]
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i used to like "doc martin", but the writers softened his character and he got married etc so i am not as interested now. the early episodes were good.
his character reminds me of AS (or similar (as i know it)) in the earlier part of the series.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHKgCGhI1xs[/youtube]



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23 Jul 2011, 7:41 pm

Other than "The X-Files," here are my other all-time favorites:

1. Star Trek (all incarnations)
2. Farscape
3. Homicide: Life on the Street
4. Daria
5. Futurama

Best shows EVA.

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24 Jul 2011, 9:27 am

DEKALOG



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24 Jul 2011, 10:11 am

The thread should have been titled -- What is your all time favorite T.V. Show --

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25 Jul 2011, 5:37 pm

Really hard to say, but I think my favourite 10, in no particular order:

1. Black Adder
2. Father Ted
3. The Sopranos
4. The West Wing
5. Black Books
6. The Mighty Boosh
7. Northern Exposure
8. The Office (UK)
9. The Late Show (Aus comedy show about 20 years ago)
10. Arrested Development


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26 Jul 2011, 10:43 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmTmvBzNFY4[/youtube]


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26 Jul 2011, 10:47 am

Quote:
What's the best TV show EVER?


actually, the best TV show "ever" can only be estimated after all TV shows in the history of the universe have ceased production. even then, it is still a matter of opinion.



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27 Aug 2011, 9:36 am

I have a need to list my favorite tv shows but this is the only recent/active thread I could find so I can't list just one:

My favorite TV shows, in no particular order:

Smallville (this is my favorite- a huge fan from the beginning and ready for a trivia challenge)
Eureka
Alphas
Samantha Who?
Always Sunny
Louie (Louis C.K. show- highly recommend it)
Warehouse13 (just getting into it at the recommendation of WP members)
Pushing Daisies (fabulous!)
Reaper (campy but cute)
Dead Like Me
The Dollhouse (not the best acting but cool concept)
Big Bang Theory (I've lost interest but appreciate the humor)
What Not to Wear (kind of a reality or DIY type show but very helpful to me with simplifying my wardrobe)

I actually don't watch a lot of tv anymore but these shows are part of my therapy, so to speak. Not the healthiest coping mechanism but I'm a creative person and apparently, I'm a huge sci-fi geek. I don't know why this seems to be dominated by men, but that's cool. I bet there are more females here like me and that's even cooler. Or geekier, but geeky is sexy. Seriously, better company and conversation.



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27 Aug 2011, 10:43 am

To me it's indisputably The Wire followed by Breaking Bad, The Sopranos and then Mad Men. After that I'm not really sure what I'd call my favourite, maybe Game of Thrones.



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27 Aug 2011, 10:56 am

i do not have a favorite TV show.

i subscribe to a "pay TV" service in australia called "foxtel". i have a "foxtel box" that i can program to record whatever i like for later viewing.

it also has a facility where i can choose to record an entire series so i do not have to manually record the shows every time they are on.

i have about 40 hours worth of disk space space in the foxtel box, and it is almost used up, and i am forced to watch things that i have recorded when i do not wish to watch them because the next recording on the agenda can not happen if i do not watch and delete shows before the next shows are due for recording because of lack of disk space.

anyway, the series's i am currently recording and watching are
1.columbo
2. hustle
3. house
4. monk
5. prisoner (yes i know it is crass but i can watch it while lying down)
6. sherlock holmes (granada version with jeremy brett as sherlock)

i wish i could suck all the episodes off the foxtel disk into my own hard drive storage and free up space on the foxtel box and not have to watch them (before i am wanting to) and delete them, but life is very hard.



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27 Aug 2011, 11:00 am

Fringe



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28 Aug 2011, 5:30 pm

the best programs just for myself, would be-

the original outer limits
original and 80s twilight zones
all in the family
mary hartman, mary hartman
cosmos
police squad
east side/west side
the jack paar show
the gong show
meeting of the minds
later, with bob costas
ed sullivan
jeopardy
POV
tennessee tuxedo
tooter turtle
rocky and bullwinkle

there are too many others to list here.



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28 Aug 2011, 8:52 pm

I like white collar.



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28 Aug 2011, 11:06 pm

My favourite tv showa of all time are

A Country Practice.
Little house on the praire.
Bewitched.
Kath and kim.
The Girl from tomorrow.

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