I need a few new TV series to watch

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  1. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    So, within the past year I have become a maniac for certain televisions shows and well i'm caught up on all of them and now I need some new ones to watch.

    I'm looking for shows that are pretty much a continuous plot (I think thats what its called) and not something where every episode is of different theme so to be speak. I'll list the shows that i've been watching and maybe iit'll be more clear.

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    Dexter
    The Closer
    LOST
    One Tree Hill

    Any suggestions? I think i've forgotten something I watched and i'll update it later if I remember..


    cheers
     
  2. Reaver macrumors 6502

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    TV shows I would recommend:

    Chuck
    The, Big Bang Theory - Mondays NBC (best 30 min. spent)
    House - Mondays
    Castle - Mondays
    In Plain Sight - Sundays
    Psych - Fridays USA network
    Ghost Whisperer - Fridays CBS
    NCIS - Tuesday CBS
     
  3. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    Totally agree with above...Big Bang Theory is great!
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How I Met Your Mother - best 30 minutes spent after Big Bang Theory
    Lie to Me isn't bad
    Dollhouse is ok but it's getting old
     
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  7. powerdave macrumors regular

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    I don't watch a lot but two I think are good at the moment:

    Breaking Bad (coming to end of second series)
    Mad Men (third series due to start around Sept)

    You can always pick up the DVDs or buy them from iTunes :)
     
  8. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Second that for How I Met Your Mother. Absolutely hilarious.

    Fringe is good, too.
     
  9. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know how deep you want to reach, but I am in the middle of watching Twin Peaks, a short lived show from the 90's by David Lynch. Some call it the best show ever on television, and many consider it to be the spiritual predecessor to LOST - it has the same kind of mysterious "what's really going on here" feeling. It has a "continuous" plot through and through. There are 2 seasons - the first season is only 7 episodes.

    Another show you may be interested in is The OC. If you like OTH, you will love The OC. It has a lot of the same great drama, beautiful characters, and funny quips that you would expect from a show like this. There are 4 seasons, but only the first 3 have the full cast.

    The only show that I believe rivals LOST in quality from the past 10 years is The Sopranos. This show really has everything, and is just a superb series. There are like 8 or 9 seasons, and the finale is one of the best episodes of television I have ever seen.

    Also, I know you mentioned you want a continuous plot, but I would seriously recommend 30 Rock. This show is smart and hilarious, and the characters could all have their own show. Great stuff.

    Hope this helped!
     
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    How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Psych, NCIS, Numbers.

    For old shows, get the DVDs of The Wire and The Shield, two great shows.
     
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    Chuck
    Smallville
    How I Met Your Mother.

    These are the top three. not necessarily in that order however.
     
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    I love Breaking Bad, I highly suggest it. It has a great story. I am currently watching the second season. :D
     
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    One of my favorites... The Prisoner. Kind of like Lost with spies, but about 40 years earlier.

    True Blood. Cool, weird, not for children.
     
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    Twin Peaks is awesome. I wouldn't say it's the best show on TV or anything, but I really enjoyed it. I didn't watch the Twin Peaks movie, but maybe now is a good time.

    Breaking Bad is an awesome show. I watched the first season as it was airing. I didn't realize that the second season had started yet... I guess I better catch up!
     
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    -Chuck
    -Stargate SG-1 (although this is not entirely a continuous themed show, the show tends to lean towards it as the seasons progress)
    -Alias
     
  17. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I don't think it's the best show on TV either, but I have heard rumblings.

    I wonder what other shows would be in contention for that title?
     
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    That's easy... it has to be either Lost or Dexter. :D
     
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    EastBound and Down

    http://www.hbo.com/eastboundanddown/

    the first episode of EB & D is 'ok', but i think it gets hilarious for the rest (only 6 episodes now, but they were renewed for another season).

    and Chuck
     
  20. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    If we're talking current shows, I would have to agree :cool:
     
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    Oz was the best show on television in its day, and is still better than most of the crap that is out there now.

    It's where Law & Order gets their actors from......:D

    I also highly recommend Oz. What a crazy show.
     
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    Fringe
    Californication
    Rescue Me
    Always Sunny in Philidelphia
     
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    My week is pretty much taken by CSI, CSI Miami, CSI New York, and Eleventh Hour :p
     
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    Really Good Scripted Shows:
    Given that Dexter has already been mentioned.
    -Californication (David Ducovny [Fox Moulder] as a shiftless, alchoholic, pick-up artist is worth a look)
    -Entourage (fictional life of a Movie Star and his entourage, it's seems like it would be cheesy but it is really interesting)
    -The Tudors (this show is absolutely awesome, watch the first two seasons so you don't get lost, be prepared for a lot of T&A since it is Showtime)
    -True Blood (Vampires, Blood, Guts, T&A on HBO how can you go wrong?)

    Decent Scripted Shows:

    -Dollhouse
    -Terminator: The Sara Connor Chronicles (this show is okay mainly if nothing is on Discovery or The History Channel)

    For older recent shows

    -ROME (2nd Best Show Ever [Star Trek TNG was the Best Ever])
    -Soprano's
    -Six Feet Under
    -Deadwood
    -Band of Brothers (yea this is getting fairly old now)

    As you can tell I pretty much just like scripted television from HBO and Showtime. Otherwise I watch movies or documentaries.
     
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