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Best TV series of the 21st Century, so far.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007 11:47 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Nowhere Man was a season in the 90's, otherwise I might have included it.
Nice to see him as The President again in National Treasure.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008 11:21 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Top vote-getters so far:

1. Firefly.
2. Heroes.
3. Battlestar Galactica.
4. Lost, Buffy.
6. Angel.
7. Farscape.
8. Dr. Who, Dark Angel, Pushing Daisies, Rome.
12. Wonderfalls, The Office, Mythbusters, CSI, Big Bang Theory, SG1, Veronica Mars.
19. Life on Mars, House, L&O: SVU, Six Feet Under, Eureka, Chuck, My Name is Earl, West Wing, Sopranos, Supernatural, X-Files, Smallville, Deadwood, Dexter.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 2:48 AM

MUGGI


Man, no love for Burn Notice. That's easily the best show to come out in 2007 (sorry Chuck).

FF
Burn Notice
BSG (excluding season 2.5)
Heroes (season 1 only)
Scrubs (seasons 1-4; 5+ are crap)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:07 AM

CANTTAKESKY


Heya Chris, my Dark Angel buddy... here's for you.

1. Firefly
2. Dark Angel
3. Veronica Mars
4. BSG and Heroes
5. Wonderfalls

I'd also list Profit, but that was in the last century. My current staples are Burn Notice, Psych (I can watch James Roday all day long), and Monk. (Yes, I know I watch a lot of USA.)

And my new hot, hot, hot flame is Terminator: SCC. God, the pilot was amazing.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:12 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by canttakesky:

And my new hot, hot, hot flame is Terminator: SCC. God, the pilot was amazing.


I plan to buy the DVD's when they come out.

Thinking ahead Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:04 AM

CANTTAKESKY


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
]I plan to buy the DVD's when they come out.

Oh, I'm downloading the second episode now. (Rubbing hands excitedly...) Thank God for iTunes. I don't think I can wait for the DVDs, but definitely am buying when they are out.

I tried watching it for free at Fox on Demand, but it wouldn't work for some reason.


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Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
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Friday, May 2, 2008 11:45 AM

MAL92REYNOLDS


1.Supernatural, BSG, Doctor Who
2.Firefly(would have been favourite if lasted longer), Torchwood
3.Life On Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Primeval, Angel
4.Buffy, Reaper, Jekyll, Lost
5.Bones, House, Chuck, Terminator

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Friday, May 2, 2008 11:53 AM

STORYMARK


That's impressive.... you made a list labeled 1-5, then listed 17 different shows.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Saturday, May 3, 2008 3:37 AM

PARTICIPANT


Quote:

Originally posted by Hixie129:

Rome




loved it


Quote:

Originally posted by StrangeBird:

Stargate Atlantis



and its got one of our Big Damn Heroes

Quote:

Originally posted by DeeplyKidding:

Farscape



great series


Quote:

Originally posted by Muggi:

BSG (excluding season 2.5)




Season 1 of the new show was very good, it dropped a point or so but overall held steady ratings
but everything since S-1 sucked


PS
Check out Terminator SCC



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Saturday, May 3, 2008 7:13 AM

LESATHER


I am surprised how few people picked "Doctor Who" (there were a few, but not many). This is a show that 'technically' is in it's 30th season right now and going strong. Since it returned in 2005 the writing, acting & visual effects have been better than a lot of American shows.

I agree that the first season and a half of BSG was really good, but the second half of season two and season three were just painfully bad. I still have not made up my mind on the fourth season, but I am leaning toward it not living up to expectations.


"Jayne is a girl's name" - River

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Saturday, May 3, 2008 11:55 AM

MAL92REYNOLDS


Have you read any other posts on here. I'm not the only one doing that. It's called indecision. I can't choose between them.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008 11:56 AM

MAL92REYNOLDS


Battlestar Galactica season 3=Best season so far. Absolutely amazing.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008 5:11 PM

MONKSDAD


1. firefly
2. Deadwood
3. Rescue Me
4. House
5. Chuck
6. Reaper
7. ATHF
8. Metalocalypse
9. Birds of Prey
10. Fosters home for imaginary Friends

I dont know if these are the best. But they are the shows I have enjoyed. Other than those shows in the last 8 years I really only watch Yankees baseball games.

"And I think calling him that is an insult to the psychotic lowlife community."

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 11:42 AM

STORYMARK


I really don't understand participant's crusade against BSG...

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 3:49 AM

PATSRULE


1) Lost
2) Dexter
3) Heroes
4) Supernatural
5) Doctor Who
6) The Office
7) 24 (if it had stayed the quality of the first season it would be even higher on the list)
8) Curb Your Enthusiasm
9) Prison Break
10) House

Although I like some of these better than 7-10, if they had less than one season, they can't be listed:

(Of course) Firefly, Journeyman, Chuck, Reaper, Daybreak, Smith, Knights of Prosperity, Breaking Bad, Damages, Pushing Daisies, John Doe



By the way, I'd rather hit myself with a hammer than watch the Big Bang Theory.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 4:19 AM

JLIN


1. Firefly
2. The Office
3. Heroes
4. Deadliest Catch
5. My Name is Earl
6. Dirty Jobs
7. Still Standing


Thank Universal for airing Firefly in HD at
http://universalhd.com/Firefly/

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 7:45 AM

WHISPER


My picks:

1)Buffy, Angel, Firefly (All tied for #1 but the Buffster does have a slight lead)
2)Rome
3)Dead Like Me (where's this shows love?)
4)LOST
5)Veronica Mars (1st 2 seasons)



http://whispergraphics.deviantart.com
http://www.myspace.com/vet_techtiff

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:21 AM

STORYMARK


I've been watching Dark Angel lately, mostly due to the support I've seen for it on this board.

And so far, I must say - I'm just not feeling it.

I'm 5 or 6 episodes in, and I'm finding more things irritating than endearing. About all that's keeping me interested in Alba in a series of tight costumes.

For my money, Alias covered that ground just as well, with better stories.

I'll probably finish out the first season, at least. I'm hoping it improves.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 10:55 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
I've been watching Dark Angel lately, mostly due to the support I've seen for it on this board.

And so far, I must say - I'm just not feeling it.

I'm 5 or 6 episodes in

Honestly, it gets better, but if you don't groove to the pilot, you're probably never gonna get into it that fiercely. If you've never felt that sense that you're alone out there, or that you've missed chunks of childhood due to wacky or absent parents or whatever, then this is just a fairly cool actioner w/a hot babe, and nothing else.

Let us know if you're still luke-warm about it after "Pollo Loco", or the last ep, K?

Interested Chrisisall

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 11:22 AM

IMNOTHERE


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
'm 5 or 6 episodes in, and I'm finding more things irritating than endearing.



What? You mean you're not still splitting your sides at the "Original Cindy" joke? I mean, like, her name's "Cindy" but it sounds kinda like "sin" with a "dee" on the end. Plus she always talks about herself in the third person so she must be way k3wl!

Quote:


About all that's keeping me interested in Alba in a series of tight costumes.



So what is it about the appeal of this program which you fail to understand?

Quote:


For my money, Alias covered that ground just as well, with better stories.



Nah. I mean I'd go with Sidney, but I'd be thinking of Max...

Seriously - I have to say (before Chrisisall goes nuclear) I much preferred "Dark Angel" over "Alias" and not for the less-than-intellectual reasons I joke about above. Alias always felt to me like a series of video game cut-scenes pasted together and a clearly "lets-make-it-up-as-we-go-along" story arc with a bizzarre SF/fantasy subplot which didn't really fit with the rest of the show.







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Thursday, May 8, 2008 12:17 PM

STORYMARK


The show would be quite a bit better without Original Cindy (I think about turning it off every time she makes one of her 3rd person "jokes"). I could really do without pretty much all the supporting cast, except Logan. He's a good character.

Keep Max and Logan, nuke the whole damned bike depot, and I'll be happier.

I could also live without the (already-dated) futuristic lingo. You could play a drinking game and get totally smashed every time Max says "I've gotta blaze/bounce".

And no, Chris, I've never had any child abandonment issues like that, so if that's the main appeal, I don't see it ever clicking for me.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 12:17 PM

STORYMARK


Double.

So I'll just take this opprotunity to say I much prefer Alias, again. Time to break out that boxed set, I think.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 12:39 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:

And no, Chris, I've never had any child abandonment issues like that, so if that's the main appeal

Not sayin' that's the MAIN appeal, aiight?
Just sayin' that if you feel her sorrow in a personal way, her character is that much more real for 'y'all, boo.
Chrisisall is currently watching the end of season two, and has to bounce.

Later my peepsisall

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 12:45 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by ImNotHere:

Seriously - I have to say (before Chrisisall goes nuclear) I much preferred "Dark Angel" over "Alias" and not for the less-than-intellectual reasons I joke about above. Alias always felt to me like a series of video game cut-scenes pasted together and a clearly "lets-make-it-up-as-we-go-along" story arc with a bizzarre SF/fantasy subplot which didn't really fit with the rest of the show.

I watched the first season of Alias (bought it on a recommendation) and my problem with it was that the tone of the show was dead-serious while all these fantastic Bond-type things were goin' on...but I could definitely see why lots of folk love it- just a little self-winky would have made it more MY thing...

Non- Nuculer Chrisisall

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Friday, May 9, 2008 10:41 AM

MERRYK


1. Firefly
2. Farscape
3. Stargate Atlantis
4. Stargate SG-1
5. Doctor Who
6. The 4400
7. Pushing Daisies
8. BSG
9. Chuck

That's it for me. The first two have touched my soul more deeply than almost anything else in my life, the next two are very very dear to me, 5-7 are great fun that I can't find anything wrong with, and the last two are great entertainment even though I have complaints.

--
"My way of being polite, or however...well, it's the only way I have of showing you that I like you. Of showing respect." Simon Tam, Jaynestown

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Sunday, May 11, 2008 11:16 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I suppose Alias has merit, as long as you remember it was a copycat of Dark Angel. Dark Angel debuts Oct 2000. Alias follows in Sep 2001.

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Friday, May 16, 2008 11:32 PM

IMNOTHERE


Quote:

Originally posted by jewelstaitefan:
I suppose Alias has merit, as long as you remember it was a copycat of Dark Angel. Dark Angel debuts Oct 2000. Alias follows in Sep 2001.



They should have a new category on IMDB:

Alias
Rip-off of: Dark Angel; La Femme Nikkita; plus a dash of Da Vinci Code
Ripped-off by: Bionic woman


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Sunday, May 18, 2008 5:03 PM

QUIETUDE


Firefly
Dexter (compulsive and repulsive viewing)
The Office (The original Ricky Gervais version)Extras (Not yet copied to in the U.S, I give it a couple more months for before that happens)
House (A damn fine comedy)
24 (Adrenalin TV)
Doctor Who (Since its been around for 40 years just the new series made in this century. All hail Peter Davison of old, my doctor and David Tenants)
Ideal (That show is too hard to describe)
Eureka (Cause the script reads my mind)


I'd have had 'Spaced' on there as well but it first showed up in 1999.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008 5:03 PM

QUIETUDE



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