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  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    19 Jun '11 03:55
    Just started watching this. Half way through series 1. This is very good stuff.

    So. Why wasn't it a smash hit, as it were?
  2. 19 Jun '11 06:19
    Originally posted by FMF
    Just started watching this. Half way through series 1. This is very good stuff.

    So. Why wasn't it a smash hit, as it were?
    Tried a couple of episodes, it did not click, even tho we had friends who loved it. Will try again if available streaming (not yet so on Netflix, I wonder why). I am wondering if I wanted there to be a character I cared about by that time, which may have been to early to ask. But that is the usual reason. Will try again, as I am on the hunt for video worth the time.
  3. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    19 Jun '11 06:30
    Originally posted by JS357
    Tried a couple of episodes, it did not click, even tho we had friends who loved it. Will try again if available streaming (not yet so on Netflix, I wonder why). I am wondering if I wanted there to be a character I cared about by that time, which may have been to early to ask. But that is the usual reason. Will try again, as I am on the hunt for video worth the time.
    What did you make of series like Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, CSI, Dixon Of Dock Green, The Shield etc.?
  4. 19 Jun '11 22:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    What did you make of series like Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, CSI, Dixon Of Dock Green, The Shield etc.?
    My wife has and does watch those shows. As she generally controls the remote in the living room, Ive watched them as well, with a book in hand.

    The characters are bigger than the stories. Clevor scripts nonetheless. I wouldn't watch any of them if given a choice.

    I don't watch many series but I do quite enjoy Breaking Bad.
  5. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    20 Jun '11 07:00
    Originally posted by FMF
    What did you make of series like Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, CSI, Dixon Of Dock Green, The Shield etc.?
    more or less word for word what badmoon said ..
  6. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    26 Jun '11 20:35
    Originally posted by FMF
    Just started watching this. Half way through series 1. This is very good stuff.

    So. Why wasn't it a smash hit, as it were?
    The series against which all other series will ever be compared.

    Perfection!

    D
  7. 28 Jun '11 08:26
    Originally posted by FMF
    What did you make of series like Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, CSI, Dixon Of Dock Green, The Shield etc.?
    Most of them are great series. Haven't seen the Wire or Dixon yet. How about Dexter?
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    14 Jul '11 23:14
    The Wire is my favorite series of all time. The Shield is also among my favorites. Shows like NYPD Blue and the like were good, but IMO, can't measure up to these two great crime dramas.

    My other favorite series of all time include:

    Rome
    The Tudors
    Dexter
    The West Wing
    The Practice (first half; before it got stupid with Bobby and Lindsay's boo-hoo sordid relationship)
    24 (first 4 seasons)
    Prison Break


    Great short-lived series or mini-series that you should check out if you like the above include:

    Generation Kill
    The Kill Point
    Murder One
  9. 17 Jul '11 16:40
    I'm not much of a TV series fan, but The Wire is very good. Watched all five seasons in full.
  10. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    17 Jul '11 16:59
    Originally posted by badmoon


    I don't watch many series but I do quite enjoy Breaking Bad.
    Agreed - Breaking Bad is amazing. The new series starts tonight in the States, a full frustrating year after the end of the last series - but if you want to give it a go, start at the beginning. Can't say too much about the plot, of which there is a lot in an almost Greek tragic way, and Brian Cranston (Hal from Malcolm in the Middle definitively casting off that character) has deservedly won armfuls of awards.
  11. 17 Jul '11 17:17
    Yeah, Breaking Bad is very good also.
  12. 28 Jul '11 00:25
    Originally posted by sh76
    The Wire is my favorite series of all time. The Shield is also among my favorites. Shows like NYPD Blue and the like were good, but IMO, can't measure up to these two great crime dramas.

    My other favorite series of all time include:

    Rome
    The Tudors
    Dexter
    The West Wing
    The Practice (first half; before it got stupid with Bobby and Lindsay's boo-hoo so ...[text shortened]... should check out if you like the above include:

    Generation Kill
    The Kill Point
    Murder One
    The wire was the best show pretty much ever.

    The Shield was pretty good (far from being the wire of course) but just got somewhat unbearable towards the end.

    I liked Rescue Me much better than the Shield.

    Other good shows - Burn Notice, Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy was/is pretty good, Oz was really good.

    Dexter is definitely an awesome show. I can't wait to get those dvds on netflix for the next season.
  13. 05 Aug '11 08:05
    How about TOP CHEF?

    At first I thought it was a bit silly.
    But then when you see some of the dishes & the arrangement, colours that these guys come up with, I feel that some of theses people are geniuses.

    I can just barely make a cup of tea and omelettes! 🙂
  14. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    05 Aug '11 18:35
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    The wire was the best show pretty much ever.

    The Shield was pretty good (far from being the wire of course) but just got somewhat unbearable towards the end.

    I liked Rescue Me much better than the Shield.

    Other good shows - Burn Notice, Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy was/is pretty good, Oz was really good.

    Dexter is definitely an awesome show. I can't wait to get those dvds on netflix for the next season.
    Oz was amazing, when they limited themselves to just jumping the shark, not riding it around like a rodeo bull. Adabisi's little hat always made me chuckle.

    And Deadwood was phenomenal - it's such a shame they'll never complete it now... (don't let that put you off if you haven't seen it!)
  15. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    06 Aug '11 03:25
    Originally posted by DrKF
    And Deadwood was phenomenal - it's such a shame they'll never complete it now...
    Oh? What's the story there?