Good TV series/ Mini Series?

phas3

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can you guys recommend me some good shows to add on to my hd collection. So far I have the Office/Dexter/Nip Tuck/John Adams(LOVE THIS!)/Band of Brothers/The PAcific im trying to build up my media center
 

wvuwhat

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Fringe - Amazing show

Chuck - Turn your brain off and geek out

The Wire - you will not be able to just watch one episode in a sitting, the seasons are also very different, but connected. Probably my favorite series, I've ever seen. But, no HD, it was shot in SD.

Eastbound and Down - if you like crude comedy, this is THE show, again, no HD.

If you don't own it on Blu-ray, get Planet Earth. It's pretty spectacular, even if you just watch and turn off the commentary.
 

phas3

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Fringe - Amazing show

Chuck - Turn your brain off and geek out

The Wire - you will not be able to just watch one episode in a sitting, the seasons are also very different, but connected. Probably my favorite series, I've ever seen. But, no HD, it was shot in SD.

Eastbound and Down - if you like crude comedy, this is THE show, again, no HD.

If you don't own it on Blu-ray, get Planet Earth. It's pretty spectacular, even if you just watch and turn off the commentary.
thanks ill look into this, I've got planet Earth on blueray.

Anyone else have any suggestions?

I watched a couple episodes of Modern Family and I thought it was pretty funny.
 

tman07

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Im a sucker for House, so good.

A couple more in order of awesomeness:

Scrubs (new season sucks, old stuff is good tho, Not hd)
White Collar- So GOOD! and hd
Breaking Bad- Awesome Show hd
Top Gear (if you are a motor-head)- newer stuff is hd
Chuck (as someone said earlier)- hd i think?
Modern Family-not sure...
24-again, not sure
CSI (any, really)- newer stuff is hd
NCIS- newer stuff is hd
Big Bang Theory- hd
How I met your mother-hd?



That should keep you busy for a while
 

phas3

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Im a sucker for House, so good.

A couple more in order of awesomeness:

Scrubs (new season sucks, old stuff is good tho, Not hd)
White Collar- So GOOD! and hd
Breaking Bad- Awesome Show hd
Top Gear (if you are a motor-head)- newer stuff is hd
Chuck (as someone said earlier)- hd i think?
Modern Family-not sure...
24-again, not sure
CSI (any, really)- newer stuff is hd
NCIS- newer stuff is hd
Big Bang Theory- hd
How I met your mother-hd?



That should keep you busy for a while
Scrubs and HIMYM are pretty funny shows the others I haven't watched ill look into them
 

phas3

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do you guys have any recommendations for a show like The Office? that kind of humor.
 

sammich

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do you guys have any recommendations for a show like The Office? that kind of humor.
The IT Crowd?

Im a sucker for House, so good.

A couple more in order of awesomeness:

Scrubs (new season sucks (couldn't agree more), old stuff is freaking awesome tho, Not hd)
White Collar- So GOOD! and hd
Top Gear (if you are a motor-head, anyone who likes cars watches this show)- newer stuff is hd
Modern Family-not sure...
24-again, not sure
NCIS- newer stuff is hd not bad, but it's a little for the older guys, it's JAG alright, but like, in production
Big Bang Theory - HD
How I Met Your Mother
Whoa...did you like look into my collection or something? :p

My list:

30 Rock, maybe
Fringe
House (Just. Plain. Awesomeness.)
Two And A Half Men
Burn Notice (Only just started watching from the beginning, like the random eps from tv though)
Underbelly (all of the 3 series from Australia. One episode is particular to me. Won't ever reveal which one though).
 

callmemike20

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The Office, Nip/Tuck, House, It's Always Sunny in Philly, Dexter, Curb Your Enthusiasm... I know there's more. I just don't remember.
 

phas3

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a few shows have been mentioned a couple of times so I will look into them so far:

Chuck
Scrubs
Fringe
House
Modern Famiy
 

phas3

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The Office, Nip/Tuck, House, It's Always Sunny in Philly, Dexter, Curb Your Enthusiasm... I know there's more. I just don't remember.
I loved nip tuck, BUT! the last season was kind of disappointing, I feel like they ran out of ideas
 

colourfastt

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Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister
Are You Being Served?
Grace & Favour
Keeping Up Appearances
The Vicar of Dibley
Absolutely Fabulous
The Office (the original (UK) version)
Fawlty Towers
 

Willowtree

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Shows I am currently into;

Bones
The Mentalist
V
Cougar Town
Dexter (+1)
Greek
The Big Bang Theory
The IT Crowd (+1)
Spaced
The Inbetweeners
Sons of Anarchy
 

ethical

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Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister
Are You Being Served?
Grace & Favour
Keeping Up Appearances
The Vicar of Dibley
Absolutely Fabulous
The Office (the original (UK) version)
Fawlty Towers
Those are all really really old!! Funny (especially VoD), but very old... and I don't think would quite match the OPs HD collection.

I've just started watching Modern Family thanks to the recommendations in this thread. Loving it!
 

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Not HD (except maybe Spooks) but some of the absolute best TV series of all time;

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Red Dwarf
Black Books
Father Ted
IT Crowd
Spaced
The Day Today
The League of Gentlemen
Peep Show
Spooks
I'm Alan Partridge
The Armando Iannucci Shows
Green Wing
Blackadder
 

Lloyd Christmas

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Im pretty surprised that nobody has mentioned Entourage. I feel that is an excellent show and has good story lines. Hard to watch just one episode tho. Im starting to get in to Rescue Me with Denis Leary. Pretty interesting show. Band of Brothers was a great mini series. HBO did excellent work. Seinfeld another amazing show. I've heard great things bout Dexter, I wanna get into that show in the next few weeks. Curb and Sunny Excellent Excellent shows. I would recommend watching Life but I heard that some parts were CGI and the narrator I think sucks. <Oprah> Not really a fan. You could always mute it tho and watch it with no sound. Lloyd
 

tman07

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Whoa...did you like look into my collection or something? :p
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Haha- I think we have VERY similar taste in tv shows :). House... I dont even know what to say. I LOVE that show... its kind of disgusting. 13? SOOOO HOT.

I may have to check out that IT show.. it seems to say my name all over it.. haha
 
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