MUST SEE TV PROGRAMMES! Inform me!

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    May 21, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
    Hi! I'm really into film, like all kinds of film: trashy exploitation, arthouse, horror, classics, silent - everything. I love everything about film. But I can't help but think that my TV knowledge is very weak. What TV programmes do you think are essential to watch in terms of getting yourself completely thrown in deep into Telly-land? Are there any 'classics' which I need to watch? What are some obscure programmes that are out there? Foreign TV?

    Anything! Just tell me guys. You'd be dead cool if you could help me!
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    May 21, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    Eggheads
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    May 22, 2013 6:31 AM GMT
    come on guys! gimme some advice! icon_smile.gif
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    May 22, 2013 6:51 AM GMT
    OK here are some shows that I love. Coupling, Black Books, Being Human UK not US version, Are You Being Served, Keeping up Appearances, Naruto and Attack on Titan Anime.
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    May 22, 2013 7:07 AM GMT
    LOST, The Twilight Zone, and Skins are all really great.
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    May 22, 2013 7:08 AM GMT
    American Horror Story
    Desperate Housewives (yes, srsly. icon_redface.gif )
    The River
    Strangers with Candy
    Weeds
    Pan Am


    Just a few off the top of my head... there are way more though.
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    May 22, 2013 7:10 AM GMT
    Are we talking british telly or american tv.?
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    May 22, 2013 7:12 AM GMT
    JeanDeau saidAmerican Horror Story
    Desperate Housewives (yes, srsly. icon_redface.gif )
    The River
    Strangers with Candy
    Weeds
    Pan Am


    Just a few off the top of my head... there are way more though.


    Ed. Note: Queer as Folk - American Version.
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    May 22, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    Agamemnon saidAre we talking british telly or american tv.?


    Any kind of telly!
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    May 22, 2013 2:42 PM GMT
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    JeanDeau saidAmerican Horror Story
    Desperate Housewives (yes, srsly. icon_redface.gif )
    The River
    Strangers with Candy
    Weeds
    Pan Am


    Just a few off the top of my head... there are way more though.


    Ed. Note: Queer as Folk - American Version.

    Thanks for the recommendations! Greatly appreciated!

    I watched some of the american and seen all of the british. Overall, I prefer teh british version, but I think the only problem with both is that they are just filled with so many stereotypes.
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    May 22, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    Top Gear.
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    May 22, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    The one that's trending right now and the one I would say is one of the best shows on television currently is Hannibal. What makes it different is its dreamlike sequences, its take on psychopaths, crimes, the relationship between its characters. It's a bloody brilliant show and I recommend it to ANYONE interested in media. Aesthetically, it's brilliant. And the writing and casting is pretty awesome. Unfortunately the show is facing hard times because of lack of ratings and I urge you to watch it. The first few episodes don't move much but once you got to episode 5/6 you'll want more.

    Other shows:
    Game of Thrones (although read the series first before if you're dedicated enough).
    House of Cards - David Fincher directs a few of these and I love him. I've only seen the pilot but it's pretty fucking awesome.
    Twin Peaks - If there is only one television drama you need to watch in your life it is this. I can't stress that enough.
    Please Like Me - Aussie program. Really awkward show. Funny as hell.
    Teen Wolf
    Community
    Breaking Bad
    Suits
    The West Wing
    Oz
    Being Human (UK)
    The Wire
    Six Feet Under
    Arrested Development
    Pushing Daisies
    Entourage
    Sherlock
    Elementary
    Rome
    Shameless (US)


    I guess you could say I watch too much TV. But I say I don't watch enough.
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    May 23, 2013 8:25 AM GMT
    arinano saidThe one that's trending right now and the one I would say is one of the best shows on television currently is Hannibal. What makes it different is its dreamlike sequences, its take on psychopaths, crimes, the relationship between its characters. It's a bloody brilliant show and I recommend it to ANYONE interested in media. Aesthetically, it's brilliant. And the writing and casting is pretty awesome. Unfortunately the show is facing hard times because of lack of ratings and I urge you to watch it. The first few episodes don't move much but once you got to episode 5/6 you'll want more.

    Other shows:
    Game of Thrones (although read the series first before if you're dedicated enough).
    House of Cards - David Fincher directs a few of these and I love him. I've only seen the pilot but it's pretty fucking awesome.
    Twin Peaks - If there is only one television drama you need to watch in your life it is this. I can't stress that enough.
    Please Like Me - Aussie program. Really awkward show. Funny as hell.
    Teen Wolf
    Community
    Breaking Bad
    Suits
    The West Wing
    Oz
    Being Human (UK)
    The Wire
    Six Feet Under
    Arrested Development
    Pushing Daisies
    Entourage
    Sherlock
    Elementary
    Rome
    Shameless (US)


    I guess you could say I watch too much TV. But I say I don't watch enough.


    Thankyou! That was really helpful!
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    May 23, 2013 8:53 AM GMT
    The X files
    Desperate Housewives
    Modern Family
    Simpsons
    Queer as Folks
    Skins
    American Horror Story
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    May 23, 2013 10:27 AM GMT
    http://www.imdb.com/list/4MzcoVdy1HE/?start=1&view=detail&sort=num_votes:desc&defaults=1

    This list may help you...
  • mladri

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    May 23, 2013 11:00 AM GMT
    The walking dead,
    Modern Family,
    Simpsons,
    Skins,
    American Horror Story,
    Homeland
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    May 23, 2013 11:14 AM GMT
    alex246 said
    JeanDeau said
    JeanDeau saidAmerican Horror Story
    Desperate Housewives (yes, srsly. icon_redface.gif )
    The River
    Strangers with Candy
    Weeds
    Pan Am


    Just a few off the top of my head... there are way more though.


    Ed. Note: Queer as Folk - American Version.

    Thanks for the recommendations! Greatly appreciated!

    I watched some of the american and seen all of the british. Overall, I prefer teh british version, but I think the only problem with both is that they are just filled with so many stereotypes.


    You don't like stereotypes?


    GTFO!





    Just kidding icon_wink.gif
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    May 23, 2013 12:13 PM GMT
    Forbrydelsen aka The Killing.

    Amazing Danish thriller. Lasted for three seasons each of which is amazing. Trust me once you start watching it you will be hooked !

    Also Scandal which is currently airing is really watchable. Refreshing to see a lead black actress too.
  • Laurence

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    May 23, 2013 12:54 PM GMT
    Some good ones above.

    Here's a few more.

    The Wire
    The Sopranos
    The West Wing
    Friday Night Lights
    Sex and the City

    The Killing (Danish version).
    Borgen (Danish TV)

    Spiral (French TV)

    The Street (UK TV)

    Loz


  • ohioguy12

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    May 23, 2013 1:29 PM GMT
    Modern Family
    Parks and Recreation
    Married With Children
    Wayans Brothers
    Two and a Half Men (First 8 seasons with Charlie Sheen, NOT Ashton Kutcher)
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    Dec 15, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
    Borgen series 3 is not to be missed. It has just finished here in the UK. There is a spin off radio series on BBC Radio 4. Shame you guys in the USA wont be able to listen to it.