What is your favorite TV show?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by DoctorWho_, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    THat show was already old 5 years ago...
     
  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knight Rider oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    There are plenty of good shows on tv, if you know where to look, avoid commercials, and supplement with various movies you acquire along the way. I think that is the best way to go along with Netflix. I recently got free cable vie my father-in-law with his satellite dish that you can use on mobile homes/RV's. I have found plenty of decent learning channels, various documentaries, old shows that are still fun to watch, and a few new ones that look promising.

    Sure, all of the reality show shit is banal. Yes, most of the sitcoms make you want to bash your own face in...well at least it makes ME feel like that. It's all about the shows you want to watch. Netflix is coming out with a lot of good stuff to watch, so that is always an option. Daredevil comes to mind, along with the shows that will follow it like, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. People rave about Hannibal, House of Cards, Penny Dreadful, and {Insert Show Here} all the time. Walking Dead has had high and low points, but the newest arc is going to surprise a lot of people. I finally finished reading all of the comics, so I am very curious about this season and the one following it.

    I feel like some very important characters are going to get killed, maybe even some fan favorites who have had less of a role recently. Does it drag along at times? Absolutely. Some of the recent deaths were ham-fisted, poorly executed, and a bit retarded, yet others were more of an impact emotionally. The progression of Rick Grimes who never kills another human to the savage killer he is now is incredible, and if they choose to go the route they do in the comic it will be even more crazy in the seasons ahead. I am about to start watching the first season of Viking, so I am excited about that.

    Something of note: When did the History channel turn into aliens, aliens, aliens, stupid reality show, no actual history or war documentaries?
     
  3. gordog_frohman

    gordog_frohman namhofr_godrog

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    Mar 4, 2015
    Try The Smithsonian Channel, if you get it on your cable.
     
  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The episode I watched of the Walking dead had like 3 stances of "Surprise Zombies!" in a single episode... Like using that plot device once is bad enough, but this people kept letting hundreds of Zombies sneak up on them until they blasted them with a Fire truck hose. Zombies also made a truck explode for some reason....

    And well, I do use Netflix and ehem, other video services frequently so I can actively choose whatever I want to watch, with Tv I had to endure 1 hour of having to choose between The Walking Dead, soap operas and the new Simpson episodes.... It felt horrible.
     
  5. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    Wow. Has The Simpsons really sunk that low? I'd think it should be the clear winner there even given the "new" bit, but I haven't watched regularly in over a decade.
     
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  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    It's like watching someone fuck the corpse of your childhood pet.
     
  7. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Fargo, one of the better recent TV shows.
     
  8. Mugen

    Mugen First time out of the vault

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    Mar 15, 2015
    Carnivàle was fucking brilliant. I still hate HBO for cancelling it. Who doesn't want a pre-WII fantasy-series?
    Six Feet Under is also quite good, I loved this show in my teenage years and it severely influenced my perspective on life at that time.
    God, that heartbreaking ending still leaves me sobbing. :(
     
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  9. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Vault Senior Citizen

    Mar 16, 2013
    I'm Alan Partridge has a special place in the hearts of my friends and I. We quote and reference it all the time, It will forever be my favorite television show.
     
  10. Dr. Combat Shotgun

    Dr. Combat Shotgun First time out of the vault

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    Aug 19, 2010
    Game of thrones, Deadwood, Boardwalk empire, Oz, True Detective... ok basically everything HBO does.
     
  11. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

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    Dec 24, 2012
    I don't watch a lot of TV. Occasionally I will find a movie and record it on my DVR (Mad Max was on the other day, something I haven't seen play on TV in a long time, but I caught it to late to record it (over halfway through), but other than that I'm only the internet during the majority of my free time (i.e. whenever my life isn't being consumed by work).

    I do try to watch Adult Swim whenever I can though. I still like that network. The Venture Bros., Aqua Teen, and several other shows still appeal to me.
     
  12. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Apropros of favourite TV shows. Looks like Top Gear is over. I just can't imagine May and Hammond continuing without Clarkson, or pulling a Metallica and getting a new guy.
    Unless they promote the Stig to a full presenter (without changing his role at all).
     
  13. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    For any of you who liked Breaking Bad, I hope you try watching Better Call Saul.
     
  14. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    I tried getting into it, but I'm not sure if Better Call Saul takes itself seriously or not... The writing and the characters are cartoonish, it feels like the ending of Season 1 of Breaking Bad, just awful.
     
  15. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    And you call me a pussy. :rofl:
     
  16. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Even if they change the guy, that show is now on the death track regardless. I haven't watched the last few seasons, but it was a great ride though, no pun intended.
     
  17. makably

    makably First time out of the vault

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    Apr 4, 2015
    I Don't Watch TV Shows... Other Than That WWE etc... :D
     
  18. Wastewander

    Wastewander It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 6, 2011
    If Better Call Saul ends well, it could very well be better than Breaking Bad -- it might already be. I'm leaning towards preferring it at this rate anyway. Surprising considering I remember reading a lot of skepticism over the show when it was first announced.

    At least now I'll have something to look forward to on AMC after Mad Men ends.
     
  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I have yet to decide if it's as good like Breaking Bad. But if I am honest I would actually prefer a TV show about Gus Fringe instead of Saul/Mcgill. But I would not be surprised if they do one in the future.
     
  20. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Breaking Bad certainly left a lot of unanswered questions about Gus. I agree a show about him could be good.

    I like BCS so far. I think it started out a bit slow, but it's been picking up speed all season. I've got my fingers crossed for the finale tomorrow night. Compared to Breaking Bad it seems to be less crime and more comedy and drama. That could be headed for a change, however.