TV Shows I have taking a liking to (in Off-topic)

kevlar December 8 2009 3:54 AM EST

Cake Boss .. ? Art + cakes = rubs belly with contemplation
Pawn Stars ... ?? I don't know... luv it
Top Chef .....? Another cooking show? O_o
Dog the Bounty Hunter ...? Ozzy brainwashed me into it.. and my gf
V - new gen (surprisingly well done so far)

Adminedyit [Superheros] December 8 2009 5:28 AM EST

Pawn Stars is pretty darned good, that and Modern Marvels are 2 of my favorite shows.

QBRanger December 8 2009 6:04 AM EST

The Office
The Big Bang Theory

These are the ones I luv.

Messbrutal December 8 2009 6:15 AM EST

Lie to me
True blood
Burn notice
Middle men
Dirty jobs
Hell's kitchen

Those are most of the tv show I like, might be one or two that are over tho.

Lord Bob December 8 2009 9:44 AM EST

Finally, another Hell's Kitchen fan!

Current shows I'm watching:
The Tudors
True Blood
Hell's Kitchen
Kitchen Nightmares

That's not counting cartoons.

QBsutekh137 December 8 2009 10:05 AM EST

kev, do you watch anything that isn't reality TV?

/me despises reality TV...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] December 8 2009 10:08 AM EST

/me despises reality TV...


I'm absolutely loving Supernatural.

kevlar December 8 2009 10:19 AM EST

Sut, lol, there is a trend in that list.. wow! Is there an early 12 step program for reality TV junkies? hehe

The Office, Lost, Heroes and My Name is Earl are the ones I frequent the most.

DoS December 8 2009 10:23 AM EST

The Office
Hell's Kitchen
Top Chef


QBsutekh137 December 8 2009 10:29 AM EST

GL, seconded, Supernatural is suddenly turning it on like crazy. I had stopped watching until I accidentally watched the season finale last season (I was wanting Smallville, but mis-timed it). Now they are out of control.

And yes, I like Smallville, too. *smile*

The only other show is "It's Always Sunny In Philadeplphia." Funniest thing on TV.

This last week I Netflix-streamed "Legend of the Seeker" and was somewhat surprised. Yes, it is sort of Hercules and Xena rolled together with some slightly better visual effects, but I found it to be fairly solid. Lots of Deus Ex Machina going on, but the fun kind (sort of like Supernatural, come to think).

kevlar, I don't think you need help. *smile* I might despise reality TV, but I admit it can be compelling to watch. Escapism is escapism, that's what TV is for. I don't watch The Office any more -- it got profoundly unfunny for me about two seasons ago (I recall basically turning the TV off right in the middle of that excruciating scene where Michael was trying to kiss Oscar. What a painful lack of restraint). The UK version of The Office, however, is one of the best works I have ever seen. Plus, its finale special is Christmas-based, so if you get Seasons 1 and 2 (that's all there are, and it is only 12 episodes total), you can get it all watched and wrap it up with the phenomenal special/Christmas/finale! Please don't pirate:

Buy Now!

Will be the best 20 bucks you ever spent...

Lord Bob December 8 2009 10:40 AM EST

This last week I Netflix-streamed "Legend of the Seeker"

I tried watching that this past Sunday, and just couldn't tolerate the bad acting. Oddly enough, I liked Hercules and Zena back in the day, but I'm a big Greek Mythology buff.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 8 2009 10:43 AM EST

No one watches Glee...?

QBsutekh137 December 8 2009 10:49 AM EST

LB, agreed, it can be stilted, but the cast does eventually find a stride, of sorts, and Zeddicus (sp?) (the wizard, "train man" from Matrix!) gets some decent lines.

I would actually say the writing is worse than the acting -- the cast only sounds bad because of the corny, predictable things they are often given to say, and certain themes are definitely overplayed. I want my own Confessor, though. Handy.

I'm hoping Bruce Campbell shows up at some point. Perhaps he can reprise his role as Autolycus, the King of Thieves! *smile*

QBsutekh137 December 8 2009 10:50 AM EST

Titan, my wife is going to get into Glee, I just know it. I can see it in her eyes...

[P]Mitt December 8 2009 10:54 AM EST

I came into this season cutting out a bunch of shows (and when I say a bunch, I mean A LOT of shows) because I had to buckle down for harder classes this year. But I kept 3 shows and added a 4th new one:

How I Met Your Mother
Lie to Me
White Collar

QBRanger December 8 2009 10:57 AM EST

I watched Dollhouse but this year has been rather disappointing.

Another show which I really got into is Burn Notice.

I like basically anything with Bruce Campbell in it.

kevlar December 8 2009 11:01 AM EST

I'm hoping Bruce Campbell shows up at some point.

He's really good in Burn Notice (haven't seen it past the first season)

QBsutekh137 December 8 2009 11:17 AM EST

Yeah, I am told BC is good in Burn Notice, but I don't have cable and don't want to buy more DVDs for a new series. "Sunny" keeps me busy enough with that, the Christmas special should get to my house today or tomorrow!

Hm, I should really add up how much I spend on DVDs vs. how much cable costs. *smile* Then again, DVDs give me more control and usually better quality, and I'd probably buy them anyway.

QBRanger December 8 2009 11:19 AM EST

I don't have cable and don't want to buy more DVDs for a new series

That is what Netfix is for. Just rent the first 3 seasons of BN.

TrueDevil [AAA] December 8 2009 11:54 AM EST

Big Bang Theory
Desperate Housewives
The Office

All of them are nice, but mainly I like the comedies.

QBsutekh137 December 8 2009 12:06 PM EST

Nah, takes to long to get through... If they stream it for instant play I might take a gander, but I only have a two-at-a-time membership in Netflix and use that for movies. Whenever I get TV shows it takes me six months to get through, and I feel like watching is a chore...

QBRanger December 8 2009 1:19 PM EST

Of all the shows I have seen, the one that I would say right now to go and get is Californication.

However, it is very risque and soft core porn at times.

But incredibly funny. It is on its 4th season now I believe.

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] December 8 2009 1:27 PM EST

The current shows I love to watch on tv:
The Big Bang Theory
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Basilisk (can you tell I have an anime thing going?)
Legend of the Seeker- kinda okay. I liked it until I read the first book it's based on, and ever since I've hated their writers. They needlessly changed so much for no reason it's atrocious.

That's about it for now. What I wouldn't give for a new season of Firefly though. Part of me will never give up on that show. I still think Scifi should find a way to pick it up and bring it back since they have the right kind of audience and a gaping hole left by BSG.

QBsutekh137 December 8 2009 2:04 PM EST

You mean SyFy. *smile*

Yeah, Firefly was pretty tight, and I'm not even much of a Joss Whedon fan.

I am sure if I read the Sword of Truth books I would dislike LotS as well. I am betting the Seeker/Confessor thing isn't so heavy handed and I'm betting the Mord Sith aren't making out all the time (or about to make out). *smile* The things they do for ratings!

QBJohnnywas December 8 2009 2:21 PM EST

I don't get to watch as much TV as I used to, especially since we can't get cable down here in the country, and we're not allowed to have a satellite dish thanks to the local area being a protected area in terms of heritage/buildings etc.

So I manage on my old Firefly set and I'm finally catching up on Battlestar Galactica, having missed/avoided it when it was on. I'm just hitting the end of Season 3 and loving every minute. It's good how characters that should have been the main characters end up on the edges and strange little support roles ended up being the main characters.

I'm also addicted to Family Guy (keep going back to the Surfin' Bird episode) so luckily one of our BBC channels shows that every night.

Add to that one of our homegrown comedies Gavin & Stacey, which I love , and we've got the last of the David Tennant Dr Who specials coming up over the next couple of months. Then he's gone!

QBsutekh137 December 8 2009 2:55 PM EST

Yay, Tennant will finally be gone, and he can take his Converse and over-acting with him! *smile* Hard to believe after the first couple of seasons of Nu-Who, but seasons 3 and 4 turned me off enough that I've stopped watching (and not just because it wasn't on with new episodes this last Spring...) Tennant managed to do what no other Doctor has achieved -- turning me away from Doctor Who!

AdminG Beee December 8 2009 3:25 PM EST

The Beee household tends to watch too much TV on demand.

We have a download list that reads:

Wifey watches:
Gossip Girl
Big Love
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Royal Pains
Army Wives
Lie To Me
Criminal Minds
Greys Anatomy
The Mentalist
Private Practice
Ugly Betty
Desperate Housewives
Brothers and Sisters

Wifey and myself watch:
Burn Notice
Warehouse 13
Flash Forward

The whole family watches:
Legend of the seeker

I watch on my own:
Sons of Anarchy

Things we've never watched (no idea if good or not) but are on the list for the future are:
Make it or break it
Ruby & The Rockits
In plain sight
The Philanthropist
Dark Blue
The Closer
True Blood
Saving Grace

Dang, that list really is too long. We need to get out more...

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- December 8 2009 3:26 PM EST


AdminG Beee December 8 2009 3:27 PM EST

D'oh I forgot Entourage. That's one of the best too..!

MissingNo December 8 2009 9:16 PM EST

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is without a doubt the funniest thing on TV. Other than that, I don't really watch anything else, besides Dexter. This season of Dexter has been the best season. I can't imagine them topping it.

MissingNo December 8 2009 9:17 PM EST

Oh. And Curb Your Enthusiasm. That, along with Sunny, are the funniest things evar.
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