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kayleamay
01-10-2010, 09:24 PM
I have searched the guides. I have watched the trailers. I have recorded pilots. Yet, I can not fill up my TiVo because I have only a handful of shows that I've become die-hard enough over to record and watch with any regularity.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to recommend series to me that I can add to my recording list and hopefully fall in love with, so I have something to watch at 4:00 in the morning when everyone else is asleep.

To give you an idea of what I like, here's what I'm currently recording:

Weeds
Dexter
Ugly Betty
Miscellaneous documentaries from the History Channel
Bored to Death
Men of a Certain Age
Modern Family
US of Tara (if it comes back)

Any suggestions? I have about eighty billion channels, (husbands idea, not mine), so I should be able to find just about anything you can recommend.

Silent Rob
01-10-2010, 09:30 PM
Every single episode of Magnum, PI.

kayleamay
01-10-2010, 09:34 PM
Every single episode of Magnum, PI.

I was born in 1972. I have already been there and done that. I have also watched every episode of The Muppet Show...more than once. :)

Silent Rob
01-10-2010, 09:36 PM
I was born in 1972. I have already been there and done that. I have also watched every episode of The Muppet Show...more than once. :)

Then there is nothing left for you to achieve in life.

kayleamay
01-10-2010, 10:22 PM
Just a bump....cause I still need suggestions and I'm not ready to die yet, although the muppet suggested it.

Ellefire
01-10-2010, 10:58 PM
Go British....

Being Human
Doctor Who
Torchwood
Mouth To Mouth
Skins
Shameless
Misfits
The Inbetweeners

Silent Rob
01-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Cheers...if you insist on being 'modern'. It has the finest theme tune apart from Magnum, PI that I can think of.

Lost
Heroes
Smallville
Scrubs (also good for professional development in your case)
Desperate Housewives

These have probably all finished in the US, but we don't get them till later.

Wayne K
01-11-2010, 05:55 PM
I don't watch TV, but I have The Shield on dvd. It's great.

kayleamay
01-11-2010, 06:00 PM
Go British....

Being Human
Doctor Who
Torchwood
Mouth To Mouth
Skins
Shameless
Misfits
The Inbetweeners

Elle, I will be looking into all of these. Thank you very much for the suggestions.


Cheers...if you insist on being 'modern'. It has the finest theme tune apart from Magnum, PI that I can think of.

Lost
Heroes
Smallville
Scrubs (also good for professional development in your case)
Desperate Housewives

These have probably all finished in the US, but we don't get them till later.

Lost....lost me in season 2 and I shall never go back.
Heroes....went nowhere in a hurry, but I could probably tolerate it in small doses (i.e. on my iPod).
Smallville...I think I'm over the official age limit for that one, but it's cute how you still fantasize about Superman and all. (I'll keep it quiet about the underoos and red cape. ;) Our little secret.)
Scrubs....seen them all. They're in syndication on about 4,000 different networks here.
Desperate Housewives....haven't watched it since Season 1, but maybe I could give it another shot....like Heroes....in small doses only.

Silent Rob
01-11-2010, 06:04 PM
Smallville...I think I'm over the official age limit for that one, but it's cute how you still fantasize about Superman and all. (I'll keep it quiet about the underoos and red cape. ;) Our little secret.)


I won't stop watching until he learns to fly, damn him.

Have you tried Flash Forward? I've never seen it but several nerds of my acquaintance seem to like it.

R.G. Alexander
01-11-2010, 06:05 PM
I also recommend everything that ElleFire has. I am gonna throw in Top Gear and Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares. Top Gear is all about cars, but funny as hell. Ramsey is well, Ramsey.

kayleamay
01-11-2010, 06:05 PM
I won't stop watching until he learns to fly, damn him.

Have you tried Flash Forward? I've never seen it but several nerds of my acquaintance seem to like it.

Haven't even heard of that one. Now, I must google.

Silent Rob
01-11-2010, 06:07 PM
Oh, another one (and this is actually from the UK) is Cold Feet. It's from the 90s but the only good piece of TV we've ever made.

kayleamay
01-11-2010, 06:09 PM
I don't watch TV, but I have The Shield on dvd. It's great.

I actually own that on DVD (or at least my husband does so...same thing) but I've never watched it. I'll give it a shot.


I also recommend everything that ElleFire has. I am gonna throw in Top Gear and Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares. Top Gear is all about cars, but funny as hell. Ramsey is well, Ramsey.

Are these reality shows? I like the new pawn shop one, but usually I can't get into these enough to follow them for long.

R.G. Alexander
01-11-2010, 06:36 PM
Well, Ramsey is kinda a reality type show. When I think of reality show I think of like Jersey Shore or some such. Ramsey is just a really mean Scottish dude who is an awesome chef kicking other shitty chefs in the ass and helping them make their failing resturants better. Top Gear is a car show/talk show. It has 3 middle age British guys as the presenters. They do a bunch of silly, funny as hell things in between talking about really fast cars. I don't give a rats behind about cars, but those guys are funnnnnny.

Side note: Jersey Shore=train wreck that I can't take my eyes off of.

kayleamay
01-11-2010, 10:27 PM
I just watched the pilot for Glee and am adding it to my TiVo list. I'm still not sure if I will love it, but it will be great to torment the husband with. I haven't been able to do that since Gilmore Girls ended.

Ellefire
01-11-2010, 10:37 PM
Top Gear was named the program of the decade recently on a tv poll here!

Also try ...
Coupling (like friends, but British)
Gavin And Stacey
Red Dwarf
Blackadder
Six Feet Under
Carnivale

R.G. Alexander
01-11-2010, 10:39 PM
Ooo Coupling!! Good stuff. You and me Ellefire, we could be goooood friends. :)

Wayne K
01-12-2010, 03:51 AM
Absolutely Fabulous, if someone hasn't mentioned it yet.

Wayne K
01-12-2010, 03:51 AM
And The Wire, is another

R.G. Alexander
01-12-2010, 03:53 AM
You know what? How about anything that comes on the BBC. It's all pretty much awesomesauceness.

Ellefire
01-12-2010, 04:06 AM
Ooo Coupling!! Good stuff. You and me Ellefire, we could be goooood friends. :)

I'm sure one of the girls off Coupling is now on 'Nurse Jackie' (also worth a watch) I must google, she was my fave character. The dark haired one.

edited to add. I'm wrong on that, I've googled. But still add Nurse Jackie to your list :D

R.G. Alexander
01-12-2010, 04:09 AM
I dunno about Nurse Jackie, but she def. on "Leverage". I am not sure if that is a good show as I have never watched it.

Ellefire
01-12-2010, 01:09 PM
I thought of some more!

Green Wing - really wacky hospital thing
Spaced - Simon pegg, lovely
Desperate Romantics

kaitie
01-12-2010, 01:31 PM
Okay, I've never seen anything you mentioned there, but these are my recommendations:

Going with Elle on the Doctor Who here (uh...duh). I'd personally recommend seasons 2+, but that's just because I don't like the ninth Doctor. (*waits on the hate mail to arrive*).

Also, I'd recommend the original Life on Mars (not the American version) which was really awesome.

I watched Pushing Daisies this summer and adored it. Same for Dead Like Me.

Avatar the Last Airbender. :D Because yes, it's that awesome, and you'll want to see the show before the movie comes out this summer (squee!)

Uh...I don't really watch much TV, but those would be my recommendations.

tjwriter
01-12-2010, 04:01 PM
NCIS
Eureka
Pysch
Burn Notice

These are some of favs and ones I record consistently.

Fran
01-12-2010, 04:22 PM
I love all the Law & CSI Criminal Victim Miami stuff.

You could try Gavin & Stacey; it's not laugh-out-loud funny but it's really sweet. (You might need a Welsh interpreter for Stacey's accent, though. ;)) Maybe Spooks, Waking The Dead (although the last couple of series of it have been pretty silly in my opinion) or Silent Witness if you're in to crime stuff. I love Have I Got New For You but you probably wouldn't know the politicians they're making fun of, so maybe try Mock The Week or QI - I love QI!

Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares is great. :)

R.G. Alexander
01-19-2010, 05:21 PM
Heck yeah, if they would just make new ones already.

Silent Rob
01-19-2010, 05:27 PM
Flight of the Conchords.

kayleamay
01-19-2010, 05:44 PM
I have been watching episodes to gauge my interest in many of these shows.

So far I've discovered:

GLEE: A fun show to watch with my kids
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA: A fun show to watch after the kids have gone to bed.

Also liking TORCHWOOD and PUSHING DAISIES.

Does anyone follow The Tudors? I saw a trailer for it. Looks like it might be interesting.

R.G. Alexander
01-19-2010, 06:35 PM
I so wish I could watch the Tudors, but we only have basic cable. *sad*