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20 October 2014
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AppleScruffJunior said 

The Prisoner (possibly my favourite TV show)

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“The Prisoner”! How could I forget that one! Amazing series, isn’t it? Patrick McGoohan is superb, the dialogues, the setting, everything… It should have been in my list, along with another great (albeit different) 60’s British series: The Avengers.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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ahdn_paul_06 Did you watch the movie of the avengers?

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Over the years, there have been so many cable TV series I have enjoyed immensely.  I think the first one I really got into, way back in about 2002, was The Sopranos (it was so long ago that I recall at times having to rent DVDs (and even once or twice one of those strange relics of ancient history called the “videocassette”!) to finish out a season or two of it.

As the years went by, I discovered more and more cable TV series:  Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dexter, and Burn Notice being in my mind among the most enjoyable to watch.  (Close seconds would be The Wire and Deadwood).  I could list many more where those came from, but don’t have the time or inclination now to do so…

It seems like for at least a year or two, I haven’t found any series that really excites me like those three I listed.  For a brief while, I thought that Breaking Bad was as good a show as those; but after the first season or two, I soon tired of the relentlessly bleak intensity of it.  I mean, it was good and all, but just not that good…

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I really like to watch Supernatural. I have watched every episode and the spin off anime

One of Zag’s favorite shows.

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20 October 2014
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I dont have many favourite shows, Blackadder (series 2 – 4) being the one that immediately comes to mind; can watch an episode i’ve seen 4,000 times and its still fresher and funnier than almost all comedies of today.

Shows i make the effort to watch like The Apprentice and CSI (the original now with DB Russel) are good but not as good as they once were. Doctor Who is one that’s far better than last series (hurray for Peter Capaldi who is brilliant in the lead role) and is improving but the early episodes were dreadful story lines.

More often than not i’ve been watching old episodes of Inspector Morse and have recently discover Cracker which is excellent.

The Big Bang Theory improved towards the end of the last series but went thru an awful run of episodes (i have no idea which series its on – seven?). 

Curb Your Enthusiasm is excellent. Sky Atlantic is showing early episodes at the moment.

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Annadog40 said
ahdn_paul_06 Did you watch the movie of the avengers?

I did, I regret to say. Too much Hollywood in there, not enough British sense of humour (spelling intentional). Crap. Not even Ralph Fiennes and Sean Connery could redeem such piece of garbage. (If you liked it I apologize)

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I dont have many favourite shows, Blackadder (series 2 – 4) being the one that immediately comes to mind; can watch an episode i’ve seen 4,000 times and its still fresher and funnier than almost all comedies of today.

Blackadder! Another great show I forgot, just like I forgot The Avengers! And I’m not embarrassed: I liked Mr. Bean. And I mean the British TV show, not those awful movies.

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The Avengers (with Diana Rigg and later (to a lesser extent admittedly) Linda Thorson) were brilliant, one of the best tv adventure series I have ever watched. I haven’t seen them for years, not since BBC4 rescreened many episodes, which is why i forgot about them. Exciting, funny, silly, scary, totally bizarre. Steed was so smooth and charming whilst Emma Peel has to be one of the hottest tv characters ever.

Never saw the film as i knew it was going to be an abomination.

A couple of other shows i loved from years back are The A-Team, which boy growing up in the 80’s didn’t?, and Columbo, very possibly the greatest tv detective. 

More recently The Fall (BBC2), Line of Duty (BBC1) and True Detective (Sky Atlantic) were all must see dramas for me over the last 18 months. Really looking forward to series 2 of The Fall which is coming in November (and i’ve just found out series 1 is being repeated, starting this weekend. Brilliant news). 

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@meanmistermustard How about The Avengers with Honor Blackman? The sidekick who set the series up for the rest of the Sixties.

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Never got into the Honor Blackman years @Ron Nasty, Diana Rigg was the start of it for me.

I once thought about buying the dvd’s but they were damn expensive. Looking at amazon they still are.

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I haven’t seen the Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman) era of The Avengers either, @Ron Nasty… I regret to say. I’ll always remember her as Pussy Galore ( “I must be dreaming”, said Sean Connery when he heard her name) in Goldfinger. What a woman. She must have been superb in The Avengers. But I have to say that when it comes to Emma Peel (Diana Rigg), and Tara King (Linda Thorson), my heart goes to the latter. She is (was?) Canadian; I’ll always remember the episode when she played an American character and switched off her UK accent and turned on a North American one. Perfection. And yes, the Amazon DVDs prices are outrageous.

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I’m am Amazon Student member (basically Prime for half the price), so I went browsing through the comedies they make available to Prime members, and now I’m watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It’s ridiculous, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need.

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I’m deliberately ignoring television so I can keep my mind on work for this year (apart from when GOT comes back, obviously a-hard-days-night-george-10 ) but my friends are currently obsessed with American Horror Story.

I’m just watching property shows with my mam (which she loves) and whatever stupid soap is playing in the background- y’all are lucky ye don’t have Fair City in whatever countries ye’re in- it is possibly the worst programme none to man, how it is popular boggles my mind).

I also enjoy this ad which how it got made boggles me ever more (boggle sounds like a very dirty verb “Yeah I just got the brains boggled out of me”). The Colonel Gaddafi impersonator in the oversized captains uniform, is probably the best bit that and the cheapest, creepiest Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes ever.

 

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That ad @AppleScruffJunior was filmed in Kilwinning, a town i know very well (not that i live there i hasten to add, don’t want any association with such an atrocious monstrosity). 

And Fair City sounds very much like the Scottish soap ‘River City‘ (not sure when those credits were filmed, hasnt been like that in Scotland for about 45 years). Can’t say if its any good or not as i never watch it.

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That ad @AppleScruffJunior was filmed in Kilwinning, a town i know very well (not that i live there i hasten to add, don’t want any association with such an atrocious monstrosity). 

And Fair City sounds very much like the Scottish soap ‘River City‘ (not sure when those credits were filmed, hasnt been like that in Scotland for about 45 years). Can’t say if its any good or not as i never watch it.

 Hmmm the theme is exactly like Fair City then, it would be nice if Dublin was like the Fair City but it’s not:

1. It’s not raining

2. There should be some of this going on! It is honestly like the film Adam and Paul!*

*Please note for all people interested in going to Dublin, my opinion of Dublin city being infested with heroin addicts is an exaggeration and should be taken with a nice spoonful of sugar. Dublin is actually like this, complete with ironic beards and dangerous cyclists :)

 

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AppleScruffJunior said
I’m deliberately ignoring television so I can keep my mind on work for this year (apart from when GOT comes back, obviously) but my friends are currently obsessed with American Horror Story.

It’s good. It’s bizarre. It’s psychotic.

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AppleScruffJunior said
I’m deliberately ignoring television so I can keep my mind on work for this year (apart from when GOT comes back, obviously a-hard-days-night-george-10 ) but my friends are currently obsessed with American Horror Story.

I’ve watched season 1 and that was great, watched season 2 too, but enjoyed it less. I didn’t watch season 3 but this season sounds good.

I followed Grey’s Anatomy on tv, but then it suddenly went from season 6 to 10, so I stopped. I also watch Awkward. Yeah, I don’t really have the time to follow series anymore.

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Is anybody else into Gotham or Homeland?  

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Homeland is good. Very good.

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mcpon14 said
Is anybody else into Gotham or Homeland?  

I watch Gotham

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I watched till season 3 of Homeland. I really liked it. Very interesting

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