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Offline Veracious Valerie

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TV shows I highly recommend
« on: September 04, 2018, 03:19:10 am »
These are in no particular order. I love all of these for their own reasons. All these shows I can re watch many times.

I.T. Crowd (sitcom comedy)
Red Dwarf (sitcom science fiction)
Younger (romantic comedy drama)
Battlestar Galactica (science fiction)
Mr.Bean (family comedy)

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 10:29:37 am »
I also especially like Red Dwarf and Mr Bean, although I watched the latter so much during my father's dementia (he could enjoy visual comedy even close to the end) that I haven't watched it for several years.

Father Ted is another I watch as a sort of comfort food.

I'm also very fond of Charmed and the children's show The Worst Witch (the original and the remake although I haven't seen the original for many years).

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2018, 11:49:10 am »
I think that Bewitched should also probably be on my list but even repeats haven't appeared on British freeview TV for many years.

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 01:27:39 pm »
Red Dwarf - When the cat meows it's time to drink up!!

Battlestar Galactica - Awesome show and definitely one of my favorites.


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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 01:18:55 am »
well they are all good shows, but old as the hills. How about "The Expanse". That is the best syfy series U have seen for yrs

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 09:02:29 pm »
Doctor Who
Battlestar Galactica
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Daria
King of the Hill (Bobby Hill is just life!)
Tales From The Crypt

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 09:19:46 pm »
Faulty Towers is a favorite  (John Cleese - comedy) , Taxi, Barney Miller

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 11:10:14 am »
I also enjoy Fawlty Towers (partly because it reminds me of a holiday in Torquay in 1961).  Basil's abuse of Manuel probably heightened tensions between Britain and Spain, though.

Since childhood, I have been a big fan of Steptoe and Son, although the treatment of the father by the son is sometimes horrifying by today's standards.

Blackadder is another favourite comedy although I found the vaunted "deeply moving" final episode rather twee.

Series 1 to 6 of 'Allo 'Allo! are wonderful and a relief from excessive political correctness.  Series 7 to 9, after David Croft left the writing partnership with Jeremy LLoyd, are of more variable quality.

Watching the Last of the Summer Wine, first broadcast in early January of 1972 and ending in August 2010 after 31 series (but sometimes long gaps between them), is a good way of getting used to growing old.  The best episodes were those with Bill Owen as Compo Simmonite but he died in 1999.  My favourite episodes have retired headmaster Seymour Utterthwaite as the "gang" leader but most prefer "trained killer" Foggy Dewhurst.  Norman Clegg, played by Peter Sallis, was in every episode.  The show is usually regarded as having elderly main characters but as the length of the series suggests, the dangerously idle heroes started as redundant middle aged men, not elderly retirees.  If you don't find it funny enough, you can enjoy the quaintness and scenery of the Yorkshire village of Holmfirth, where the series was set and where Owen and Sallis lie together in the graveyard of St John's Church.
 

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Re: TV shows I highly recommend
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2019, 06:24:23 pm »
The best shows for me:

Comedy:

Red Dwarf (for sure OP!)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Seinfeld
Trailer Park Boys
South Park
The Critic
Three's Company
I Dream of Jeannie

Other:

Dr Who (only old, everything up to and inc 5th Doc)
Charlie's Angels
Miami Vice
Northern Exposure
Twin Peaks
The Walking Dead (one of the few current shows, first few seasons were SO much better!)

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 01:03:16 pm »
Highly recommend? Sadly, few-- that are in current production, anyway. Most of the series mentioned by others so far ended their runs years ago. I've love plenty of these and others. But this is the year that TV as we once knew changed. Quality fictional series creations have been gradually moving to cable and now streaming services over the last few years. I've refused to follow into that rat hole and still watch only over-the-air TV, with rentals occasionally.

Big US network television is now mostly cheaply produced "reality" competition shows, with a few dreary formulaic fictionals about police, lawyers or doctors. The only real attempt being made is by CW, which runs the DC comic series' and teen soap operas. If you want imaginative TV these days, you've got to pay for it.
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2019, 04:53:35 pm »
Lucifer, The Man In The High Castle, Preacher, Hemlock Grove, Penny Dreadful, The Boys, The Expanse... there is a bunch of good stuff around at the moment.

I also recently saw The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, and that was... wow. Based on the 80s movie. Well worth a watch. :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2020, 01:32:10 pm »
+1 for Lucifer; that's a fantastic series!
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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2020, 07:32:06 am »
My favourite series: Dexter (until that horrible 8th season), The Mentalist and first seasons from Criminal Minds. Rn watching The Haunting Of Bly Manor from Netflix, seems solid too!

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