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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Danthefan » September 7th, 2009, 6:44 pm

John23 wrote:I have also watched Band of Brothers...for me The Wire is by far and away the best


The Wire is by miles the best series I've ever watched.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Oldschool » September 7th, 2009, 8:18 pm

ST - The original series.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Metal » September 7th, 2009, 9:13 pm

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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » September 7th, 2009, 9:24 pm

Agree on Rescue me,

If you're into comedy try 30Rock best American sitcom at the moment.

House is very good too
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Danthefan » September 7th, 2009, 9:25 pm

I've only seen a couple of episodes of House but it seems very formulaic, someone comes in with seemingly undiagnosable illness, they do a battery of tests which all fail, it ends up being something bizzare and gets cured.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » September 7th, 2009, 9:27 pm

Danthefan wrote:I've only seen a couple of episodes of House but it seems very formulaic, someone comes in with seemingly undiagnosable illness, they do a battery of tests which all fail, it ends up being something bizzare and gets cured.


To be fair it is a bit, but it's very well written and well acted by Hugh Laurie in particular.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Danthefan » September 7th, 2009, 9:56 pm

Donny B. wrote:
Danthefan wrote:I've only seen a couple of episodes of House but it seems very formulaic, someone comes in with seemingly undiagnosable illness, they do a battery of tests which all fail, it ends up being something bizzare and gets cured.


To be fair it is a bit, but it's very well written and well acted by Hugh Laurie in particular.


I've found it enjoyable just not sure I could watch 4 or 5 (or wherever it is) seasons worth.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Leinster Zulu » September 8th, 2009, 1:31 pm

The way the characters develop in House so is what makes it so good.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Scott » September 8th, 2009, 3:48 pm

The Office (US)
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby gfo » September 8th, 2009, 6:03 pm

Scott wrote:The Office (US)


gets some flak for being an american version of a hit UK show, but the US Office is absolutely brilliant. Much, much better than the original
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Sea_point » September 8th, 2009, 6:17 pm

Donny B. wrote:Agree on Rescue me,

If you're into comedy try 30Rock best American sitcom at the moment.

House is very good too


Agreed, Tina Fey one very talented lady. Alec Baldwin steals the show though..
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby thecoolfreak » September 8th, 2009, 9:06 pm

Gossip Girl :lol:
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Scott » September 9th, 2009, 9:20 am

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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby gfo » September 9th, 2009, 11:26 am

thecoolfreak wrote:Gossip Girl :lol:


don't knock gossip girl. its amaaaaazing
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Leezer » September 9th, 2009, 11:55 am

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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby thecoolfreak » September 9th, 2009, 12:41 pm

gfo wrote:
thecoolfreak wrote:Gossip Girl :lol:


don't knock gossip girl. its amaaaaazing


I know. I watched season 1 in the sapce of 4 days
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby ratpack » September 9th, 2009, 12:48 pm

Its been mentioned here, but The West Wing is excellent. Quality series, the outstanding research and script writing make it still not out of date today even though the first series is probably 10 years old. I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby jezzer » September 9th, 2009, 4:23 pm

Ones that others have mentioned that I'd highly recommend:

Band of Brothers
House
Black Books

Would also add:
Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister (if there's a more topical and better written comedy series out there, I'd like to see it)
ER (a great show from start to finish)
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Grumpy Old Man » September 9th, 2009, 4:32 pm

jezzer wrote:Would also add:
Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister (if there's a more topical and better written comedy series out there, I'd like to see it)


Given that the series is almost 30 years old, it really is outstanding how topical so many of the storylines are. That, or the fact that we tend to lag a certain distance behind our dear neighbours as a society. If so, we can look forward to a few more years of gloom followed by a Cool Hibernia in about 2017.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Scott » September 9th, 2009, 5:10 pm

ratpack wrote:Its been mentioned here, but The West Wing is excellent. Quality series, the outstanding research and script writing make it still not out of date today even though the first series is probably 10 years old. I'd recommend it to anyone.


So true. Aaron Sorkin is a writing genius. Was delighted when Rob Lowe got the boot!
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