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#1 A_guy_in_the_Chesapeake

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:41 AM

I don't watch much - but, there are a couple shows I've recently enjoyed. Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations", for his work at bridging cultural gaps through the sharing of good food, and "The Voice" - as it's an honestly positive reality show in which recognizing the talents of the participants is paramount, and the egos of the judges are secondary.

 

This year's cast is great - they shoulda ditched Christina Aguilera in favor of Shakira a couple years ago.   I really like how all the coaches and performers take time to offer positive, constructive advice even though they're in competition.  This kinda TV, IMHO, accentuating the positive, is where we need to spend our limited viewing time.

 

I think that Michelle Chamuel (sp??) is this year's David Nicholas - that said, ALL the contestants have demonstrated incredible poise and talent, and I'm glad I don't have the responsibility for choosing the winner!

 



#2 Mr. Squirrel

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:43 AM

The only shows I watch with any regularity are Castle and Justified.

 

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#3 R Booth

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:44 AM

The Gals got me caught on to Criminal Minds and NCIS a few months back. They've replaced my House addiction that I had for three years. And aside for a few minutes of my local 2200 nightly news....that's all the g-damn tv I can handle.....



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:02 AM

I like the Voice because it occupies my wife and girls for a couple hours a week so I can do something manly like folding laundry while watching (currently) House of Cards on netflix.   Also it makes for some lighthearted coming of age discussions when I drop by to look at cristina aguilera or shakira's tits.  sideboob!!!



#5 Bull Gator

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:20 AM

About the only good thing pn tv is homeland, how I met your mother, and....... Well that's it

#6 Sean

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:25 AM

I like the Voice because it occupies my wife and girls for a couple hours a week so I can do something manly like folding laundry while watching (currently) House of Cards on netflix.   Also it makes for some lighthearted coming of age discussions when I drop by to look at cristina aguilera or shakira's tits.  sideboob!!!


Check out the BBC original version of House of Cards, also very good.
Currently hooked on "Weeds", also on Netflix.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:35 AM

Cat in the Hat and Curious George.  Both on PBS Kids.  Don't bother with other channels but it's probably the demographic I hang with.  



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:45 AM

Cat in the Hat and Curious George.  Both on PBS Kids.  Don't bother with other channels but it's probably the demographic I hang with.  

 

 

Be forewarned----TMNT is slowly, slyly, being revived......



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:52 AM

NCIS (original)

Burn Notice

Game of Thrones

The Borgias

Sopranos (reruns)

BBT



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

Forgot about Burn Notice. Great show. It's a sleeper....but the few eps I watched I really liked....



#11 Chris in Santa Cruz, CA

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:13 AM

The new sherlock and the wallender series on bbc streaming on netflix are top notch.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:32 AM

I like the Voice because it occupies my wife and girls for a couple hours a week so I can do something manly like folding laundry while watching (currently) House of Cards on netflix.   Also it makes for some lighthearted coming of age discussions when I drop by to look at cristina aguilera or shakira's tits.  sideboob!!!


Check out the BBC original version of House of Cards, also very good.
Currently hooked on "Weeds", also on Netflix.

If I see one more 'check out the original British version' I'm gonna grab a croquet mallet and...  oops, Weeds spoiler alert



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:08 AM

Agreed. The last decent tv show that came out of England was Survivor, Mayflower....

#14 mikewof

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:37 AM

Television is okay, but I prefer what's on the radio.

 

 

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#15 GRUMPY

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:50 AM

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:03 AM

+1 on Bourdain, I just caught that last week with the connoisseur/ ice fishing guys.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

The Gals got me caught on to Criminal Minds and NCIS a few months back. They've replaced my House addiction that I had for three years. And aside for a few minutes of my local 2200 nightly news....that's all the g-damn tv I can handle.....

Big Bang Theory has a pair of attributes that fill a little time between other programming. TBS, especially on Tuesday (though it sometimes seems close to Friday).



#18 On the Hard

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

+1 on the New Sherlock HOlmes on PBS. Unfortunately they only seem to do a couple at a time, but the adaptation of Sherlock in the modern world is masterfully done.

 

I seem to watch a lot of crap, but I've been a Bourdain fan for years. Drove 14 hours to Nashville with my daughter and spend a solid 8 of it listening to Kitchen Confidential, Tony Bourdain's breakout book, on her Iphone. It's an interesting book and well written. Parts are just funny as hell!

 

Loved Burn Notice the first couple of seasons but it's wearing thin. Haven't seen it in a couple of years now.

 

I wish NCIS was available on Netflix. All they seem to have to stream is crap I'm not remotely interested in.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:06 PM

NCIS

Burn Notice

Suits

Necessary Roughness



#20 chinabald

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:20 PM

I started watching Bates Motel. Caught up on On Demand. Its got some potential.



#21 Mojo Risin

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:37 PM

The Americans

1600 Penn

Bazinga



#22 SailRacer

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

The Americans

NCIS

Mad Men (might have jumped the shark)

Elementary  (might also have jumped the shark)

 

Sail safe!



#23 Shaggy

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:16 PM

Hate to admit it, but during the long cold spring we had I got into Downton Abbey with the wifey.  it is a bit like Dallas in England, but the writing is good.  Also Breaking bad is on my list.  Saw a couple and they were great. 

 

I always DVR the following

Deadliest Catch - getting long in the tooth.  The mugging for the camera and holieer than thou attitude on most of the boats sux. 

Big bang is good

Shark Tank

Restaurant Stakeout

Shipping wars

Iron chef

Random food network shows

Pawn stars

Numerous hist channel shows. 



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:29 PM

"Good TV" is an oxymoron. I watch Game of Thrones, but I don't count that as TV. It's a long, long, long, long, long, long movie based on a series of novels. I don't know what its budget is, but it must rival, if not exceed, that of the top ten largest movie budgets of all time.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

Good TV? I'll show ya a good TV.

 

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:25 PM

Good TV? I'll show ya a good TV.

 

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Good TV is an oxymoron.  



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:29 PM

+1 on the New Sherlock HOlmes on PBS. Unfortunately they only seem to do a couple at a time, but the adaptation of Sherlock in the modern world is masterfully done.

 

I seem to watch a lot of crap, but I've been a Bourdain fan for years. Drove 14 hours to Nashville with my daughter and spend a solid 8 of it listening to Kitchen Confidential, Tony Bourdain's breakout book, on her Iphone. It's an interesting book and well written. Parts are just funny as hell!

 

Loved Burn Notice the first couple of seasons but it's wearing thin. Haven't seen it in a couple of years now.

 

I wish NCIS was available on Netflix. All they seem to have to stream is crap I'm not remotely interested in.

 

Another +1 on the new Sherlock Holmes. 

 

And not just because the actor who plays Holmes has the most fabulous name: Benedict Cumberbatch



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:37 PM

There is better TV now than ever in history, and if you pool it with everything available online, there is an amazing amount of time you can kill watching great shows.

 

Current stuff (a mix of sci-fi, crime, fantasy, business drama, political drama, historical drama, animated, and just fun)

 

Justified

Walking Dead

Falling Skies

Vikings

Game of Thrones

Sons of Anarchy

House of Cards

House of Lies

Archer

Dexter

Golden Boy

Revolution

Shameless

Spartacus

The Americans

Vegas

 

A few recent favorites:

 

Weeds

Breaking Bad

Bones

Six Feet Under

Unusuals



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:16 PM

Fringe was a great series too if you like the completely whacky






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