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Best/favorite TV series ever

23 Aug 2011 13:03

If there's one thing we all do at some time or another, it's watching tv. Everyone has their own top favorites, either current or historical. Choose shows that you either think are the 'best ever' in their genre, or simply shows that made the deepest impact on you for whatever reason. I suggest a short 1-2-3 in the categories 'Drama' and 'Comedy'. Feel free to elaborate at length about your choices - or not.


Drama –

1. Sopranos

2. The Wire

3. I, Claudius

Hon. mention - Hill Street Blues (because it opened the door to realism)

Comedy –

1. Monty Python

2. MASH

3. Soap
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23 Aug 2011 13:15

I love Scrubs. Really great series
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23 Aug 2011 13:18

1 The Shield

2 The Wire

3 OZ.
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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23 Aug 2011 13:39

The Wire, obviously :)

There is a lot of really great shows worth mentioning like Deadwood, Carnivale, Rome, 6 ft Under, Mad Men, Justified, Lost before it became one of the worst shows ever...
I also highly recommend Danish series Forbrydelsen. American version [The Killing] bored the **** out of me, but Danish one is fantastic.
I also loved Scrubs for couple of seasons. Community is great, as well as It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia [of course, Monty Python is the best one ever]
sure, why not
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23 Aug 2011 13:46

Drama:

Dukes of Hazzard
CHIPS
Knight Rider

Comedy:
Happy Days
Three is Company
The Office
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23 Aug 2011 14:01

arrested development
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23 Aug 2011 14:22

The first to pop into my mind are The Wire, Twin Peaks, Riget (a Danish freak-show per se), The Simpsons and Monty Python. Quite obvious choices, really.

In Finland there was also "Studio julmahuvi", which made some hilarious mockery of the forms of various television genres including news, infotainment, movies, commercials, etc.

Danish "Klovn" is also quite good. Twisted humour.
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23 Aug 2011 14:34

Boys From The Black Stuff (1982)

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Our Friends In The North (1996)

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Honourable mentions to: Chancer, Widows

Cycling-related:

Belgian channel één's De Ronde (2010) was allegedly brilliant, though I never saw it.
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23 Aug 2011 14:36

L'arriviste wrote:
Belgian channel één's De Ronde (2010) was allegedly brilliant, though I never saw it.



I thought it was really good, some of my friends didn't like it, some others found it great. It was a bit of a hate it or love it series...

Van Vlees en Bloed also from één, was absolutely epic
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hrotha wrote:You guys have an ancient barbarian mentality. Charge right in and be inevitably slaughtered by the superior foe, so that you can be buried with your sword and your silly notions of an "honorable fight".
and proud of it :D
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23 Aug 2011 14:53

More Current Picks:
Drama-
Sons of Anarchy
Justified

Funny-
Wilfred
Archer
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23 Aug 2011 15:03

Pulling is super funny. I hope Andy Whitfield can recover so that Spartacus can continue, I think it's pretty great. I love The Office. Justified is good tv. The Good Wife is also a show that I have tried to resist but still I find myself watching it. Brotherhood and The Tudors are both available thru Amazon prime for free.
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23 Aug 2011 16:27

The Sopranos...forgedaboud it!...paulie walnuts the best ever character on tv lol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8VGy4oLl5E
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23 Aug 2011 16:29

zamasailo wrote:The Sopranos...forgedaboud it!


They dont actually use that in Sopranos;).

They do use "There he is " a hell of a lot though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEh6RHPUmj0
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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23 Aug 2011 16:35

The Hitch wrote:They dont actually use that in Sopranos;).

They do use "There he is " a hell of a lot though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEh6RHPUmj0


yea they dont, i was going with the paisan theme :D
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23 Aug 2011 21:07

zamasailo wrote:yea they dont, i was going with the paisan theme :D


Stealing my joke you mean ;)

http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=14008&page=2
The Hitch wrote:Italian?

pfff. Fuggedaboutit
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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23 Aug 2011 21:50

the wire,
the sopranos,
band of brothers,
green wing,
the office (UK)
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23 Aug 2011 22:17

The Hitch wrote:Stealing my joke you mean ;)

http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=14008&page=2


Kinda :p... Man!! u are good.
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off beat but..

23 Aug 2011 22:51

The Mighty Boosh

any other boosh fans out there?
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23 Aug 2011 23:03

In no particular order:

Seinfeld
Red Dwarf
The Simpsons
Being Human
I, Claudius
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24 Aug 2011 01:21

Deadwood

Al Swearengen: Who stole the ****ing dope?

Mr. Wu: Cocksucka!
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