What Are Your Favorite TV Shows?

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  1. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I did a search through the Forums, and surprisingly couldn't find any recent threads on this topic, so I thought I would start my own!

    So, what are your favorite TV shows, currently and in the past?

    I have many, but the ones that come to mind off the top of head would be the following:

    Family Guy
    Harvey Birdman
    Doctor Who (original series from 1963-1989, and the new series)
    CSI (the original, not the other series)
    Futurama
    Star Trek : TNG
    Seinfeld
    Fawlty Towers
    Blackadder
    Duckman


    There are others as well which I'm sure will come to me, especially after I read some other members' selections as well. :)

    Special mention goes to The Simpsons, which used to be my favorite show, until it turned all crappy. Seasons 1-7 or 8 were the best ones, but the past several years, the show has been a shadow of its former self. But that is a topic for an entirely different thread I suppose... ;)

    Lastly, I am also looking forward to watching Battlestar Galactica. I haven't seen it yet, but have downloaded all the episodes for future viewing. It looks like the kind of show I'd really enjoy, and I have heard nothing but good things about it. :cool:

    I think I would be in the same situation with 24 as well, however I am ashamed to admit I have never seen an episode of it yet either. :eek: ;)
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    House
    Prison Break (sadly on at the same time as House)
    M*A*S*H
    Coupling (real British version)
    Now and Again (great show, killed after one season)
    Walking with Beasts
    Beyond Tomorrow
    The Micallef P(r)ogram(me) - season 1 = program, season two = programme, season three = pogram.
    Micallef Tonight (once again, a great show killed before it's time)
    The Muppet Show
    The Late Show (no, not Letterman, the Aussie sketch comedy show from the early 90's)
     
  3. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    In this order:

    Monty Pythons Flying Circus
    Family Guy
    Law & Order
    American Dad

    ...and...recently...gulp...
    AMERICAN IDOL!!!
    *runs away in shame*
     
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    Huh... those shows are on the same channel in the US--and on different nights (I think). I'm guessing that's not the cause Down Under?

    My picks? In no particular order...
    House
    The Office (BBC and US--although BBC is better)
    Firefly
    Divorce Court (man, those people getting divorced are hysterical!)
    Simpsons
    Seinfeld
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Law & Order (the original, not the spinoffs)
    Lost

    Honorable Mentions:
    M*A*S*H
    Dr. Who
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    CSI (the first couple of seasons before they all became the same)
    Alias (the first season)
     
  6. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I'm ashamed to admit how many TV shows I like (it demonstrates how much of a TV addict I am) :eek:

    Here's my extensive list in no particular order:
    Prison Break
    Desperate Housewives
    Six Feet Under
    Buffy
    Firefly
    Star Trek: TNG, DS9 and Voyager
    Chicago Hope
    The Practice
    Kath and Kim
    We Can Be Heros
    Full Frontal/Fast Forward/Big Girls' Blouse
    Boston Legal
    Ally McBeal (I had a crush on Calista Flockhart :eek: )
    MDA

    And I'm sure there's many more.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Nope, we're a whole other country.

    House is on Channel 10 Wednesday at 8:30pm
    Prison Break is on Channel 7 Wednesday at 8:30pm.

    The overwhelming majority of us watch free-to-air TV (not cable) on all of 5 different channels. Cable TV has all the channels but the free stations have all the shows and all the money.

    Our stations just bid on which shows they want and the highest bidder gets them. A number of shows have been dumped by one network and picked up for the next season by another, a la Smallville, started on Channel 9, currently on Channel 10.

    Cable here is only good for overseas sporting events, documentaries and movies. It's expensive and relatively few people have it, even they still watch free-to-air as their primary TV cause none of the good shows are on cable - it's all last season repeats once the free channels are done with them.
     
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    Did you hear The West Wing was going to the ABC? I was really surprised at this considering it started on a commercial network.
     
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    i don't watch much tv, but here's mine:

    sportscenter
    smallville
    and more sports
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    The list is more or less the same it was almost a year ago (from the Favorite TV-series-thread):

    The order might have changed slightly for some of the ones in the middle/end... ;)

    Since this I've also seen the first 4 sesons of Sopranos (waiting for the 5th) and quite enjoyed that. The first season of the new Doctor Who was awsome. Lost is still a contender, and might be added, but I want to see the rest of season 2 before I commit to that one (;)).

    (**the first couple of seasons)
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yup, The Auntie spent a good deal of it's lowly government budget to buy up The West Wing and what happens? They cancelled the show.
     
  12. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    So, does that make TiVo and DV-R more commonplace in the Aussie homes?
     
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    Try non-exsistent. We don't have TiVo at all and very few people have DV-R. We are lucky to have digital though. :rolleyes:
     
  14. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    24 - I netflixed season 1 and well was hooked instantly. I'm just finishing up season 2 and placed my order for seasons 3 & 4 yesterday! So freakin good!

    Prison Break

    The Shield - amazing!

    Nip Tuck - minus the depressing episodes its really good!

    The Office - NBC Version I bought the BBC version over a year ago and have yet to watch it. Would Jim please f*** up Roy & date Pam?

    Greys Anatomy

    Family Guy

    South Park

    Survivor
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What he ^ said.

    No TiVo. We have a SD set top box at my parent's home with a 160GB HDD in it and they're the only people I know with one.

    The government wants us to go all-digital by 2008 but nobody's moving over cause it all costs too much for new TV's etc.

    The overwhelming majority of people here watch free-to-air analogue TV and record using a VCR. Why? Cause it works and the digital option remains out of most people's price range.

    We don't miss any shows, even with just 5 channels we still get all the big series from the states along with local shows, movies and lots and lots of sport.
     
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    I don't watch much... but here's what I like:

    Lost
    Gilmore Girls (Yes, it's hilarious.)
    The Simpsons
    Family Guy

    Here's what I watch (or have watched) extensively on DVD:

    Seinfeld
    Friends
     
  17. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Wow...... :eek:
     
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Arrested Development (RIP)

    Da Ali G Show
     
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    Criminal Minds
    Numb3rs
    Desperate Housewives
    Invasion (my favorite new one from this season).
     
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    Battlestar Galactica
    Lexx
    Farscape
    Lost
    Boston Legal
    Rick Mercer's Monday Report
    Blackadder
    Red Dwarf
    House M.D.
    Firefly
    Digging for the Truth (history channel)
    Rick Steve's Travels in Europe
    Red Green

    Several other shows on the History channel and the Discovery Channel.

    and more that might come to me.
     
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    Don't watch much TV regularly aside from the NFL in football season.

    I watch House and CSI (Vegas) when I remember that they're on. And the odd 'interesting' show if I happen to read something that looks interesting. I flick through the Discovery-type channels regularly to see what's on. If they were on Freeview, I could dump SKY
     
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    In no particular order

    (shows I never miss)
    24
    Lost
    Smallville
    My Name is Earl

    (shows I wish I had more time to watch)
    the shield
    prison break
    the office
    nip/tuck
    mythbusters
    the west wing
    scrubs
     
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    Have to add a non-fictional show: The Mythbusters are awesome... :)
     
  25. ~Shard~ thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thanks for using the word "new" - being a die-hard Whovian, I detest it when people say they enjoyed the "first season" of Dcotor Who (in reference to the 2005 season). Really? The first season, which aired in 1963? Yeah, it was alright, but not my favorite... :p ;)

    Thank you for being accurate, and here's to an even better Season 28 in a couple months... :D :cool:
     
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