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Posted on 11/12/2012 3:14:13 PM PST by Leaning Right
A couple of weeks ago I was aimlessly changing channels when I came across CBS's "Vegas", a drama about the mob in Las Vegas in the early 1960's. It's a fantastic show, with a strong sense of right and wrong, and I didn't even know that the show existed.
So evidently not all of TV is either mindless reality or bland comedy. Any suggestions for other good TV dramas?
Breaking Bad is very un-PC to this crowd, but yep, it’s at the top of my list. Next is Sons of Anarchy which is getting better the longer it goes on. End of list other than The Ultimate Fighter.
Person of Interest
Re-runs of “The Closer,” Emmy-award winning crime series starring Kyra Sedgwick. The seven-season show ended in August. TNT running them in sequence overnight early Tuesday through early Friday mornings. Set your DVD player to record and enjoy in the following evening skipping commercials (enter zip code for correct times).
Like Vega, Person of Interest, Elementry, Mob Doctor, Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy
Like Vegas, Person of Interest, Elementry, Mob Doctor, Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy
Blue Bloods on Friday nights. Tom Selleck stars at the NY City Police Commissioner. Stories focus on a family with a long history of service in law enforcement.
Burn Notice is basically a modernization of the extremely popular MacGyver series.
The Walking Dead. AMC, Sunday at 9 p.m. Not for the kids.
Sons of Anarchy and Mad Men.
Reruns of Law & Order Criminal Intent show up on WGN, ION and Oxygen. The original cast was the best. The ones with Jeff Goldblum, not so good.
Also like Criminal Minds, but it can be too intense.
I watch Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Homeland, Burn Notice. It’s an ironic world, and simultaneously television is more of a wasteland than it has ever been with Reality tv, and as good or better than ever with the post-Sopranos boom of cinematic quality—albeit with graphic violence, gross nudity, and moral confusion—cable shows.
The Walking Dead-—best show on TV, bar none.
And if you aren’t into zombies, doesn’t matter...odds are you’ll get hooked on the intense drama and suspense.
Will make you greatful that the Salt Lake cult did not take over a second third of our national government.
Congratulations on your victory Obama Phone Lady. Didn’t know you were a Freeper. Enjoy your free minutes while they last.
Lie to Me, Firefly, Survivor.
Lost is my favorite show ever.
Boardwalk empire, dexter , homeland
Walking dead, NCIS , castle, person of interest.
Netflix streaming 7.95 / month
Wish I could drop cable . $20 more a month on top of Internet. Hard to refuse .
Too many high buildings and I live 2 miles from small airport . Tried just about every OTA antenna.
Castle, on ABC MOnday nights. Elementary, IIRC on CBS Wednesday nights. Person Of Interest, also CBS, IIRC. I won’t watch ANYTHING on NBC and dazrn few on CBS or ABC.
Hell on Wheels is another good show. Two seasons on AMC aired. Not sure if it will be back for a third season though.
Also check out Copper on BBC America. The 1st season just finished, and will be coming back next year. Copper takes place in the Five Points area of NY City in mid 1860's. Civil War is still going on. Story follows an Irish Union vet turned cop. BBC America will also be premiering a new series in early 2013 titled "Ripper Street." It's another period crime drama that takes place in Whitehall in the year following the Ripper crimes.
Also recommend A&E series "Longmire." 1st season finished recently, and will be coming back for a 2nd season in 2013. Robert Taylor stars as Walt Longmire, the Sheriff of the fictional Absaroka County. Program is based on mystery novels by Craig Johnson. Lou Diamond Phillips plays his Native-American friend, who owns the local bar and grill, and works with Walt to solve crimes, and acts as a mediary between the sheriff and the Cheyenne Reservation Police.
Another program that will be starting on Fox early next year is "The Following," starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy. Wiki description: "The series follows an FBI agent who finds himself in the middle of a network of serial killers, when a diabolical serial killer uses special technology to create them." Purefoy plays the serial killer.
Other programs I like: Once Upon a Time, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Fringe (last season), Haven, Warehouse 13, Touch.
Forgot last resort . Was on the fence but as of last show I like it.
Liked the idea of revolution better but didn’t make it past 2nd show.
Sons of anarchy is also one of the best well written shows on now. Not exactly moral show.
Being on NBC I was afraid it may start having gay scenes. Really liked Jericho , so was looking forward to it. Will check it out on Netflix .
I voted for George Washington, just like I told the RINOS I would all the way through the primary, and today I don't feel like a two dollar whore.
How do you feel after voting for a guy who governed to the left of Bill Clinton on every issue ?
Congress didn’t like George Washington later in the war.
They only supported him because he was popular and people wanted an individual figure to look up to like the British had King George.
I’m guessing if you were on congress back then you would have supported king George to spite George Washington
whom Didn’t fit your ideals.
I was looking up the Cantenna from Burn Notice. Found that there are some antennas that can be made that are better than what you can buy. Involves a board and some other stuff. You might see if it would work for you.
I like Bones, which will be honoring veterans tonight on their episode, 8pm, EST, Fox. I’m enjoying Revolution, also tonight, 10pm, EST, NBC. And I like Major Crimes, the spin-off from The Closer, on TNT, but the first season has concluded. After that, SouthLand and Rizzoli and Isles, also on TNT but not new seasons haven’t started yet.
So if that’s true why do I like Burn Notice so much and Hated McGyver?
Steve Buscemi works in the role of Nucky Thompson because he is not a cartoon mob boss, not at all a stereotype, imho. A very cold, disciplined, cynical man who does not deign to dirty his hands because he has people for that. Almost prissy he’s so fastidious, but lethal. I think he’s perfect in the role.
Also, I went looking for a trailer or something that would capture Game Of Thrones for anyone who might be interested, but be warned, it’s not at all for children for a variety of reasons. It is haunting, though:
Travis Fimmel stars as Ragnar Lothbrok. Fimmel starred as a rookie partner to seasoned FBI agent Patrick Swayze in "The Beast."
Major Crimes (continuation of The Closer)
Sometimes we catch Madmen, but just now and then, so have no continuity. It’s very weird.
Blue Bloods - Tom Selleck plays NYPD commissioner and the family is involved in NYPD one way or another.
“The On-Going Saga of the 2012 Dallas Cowboys”.
That's my favorite.
Walking Dead (chomp chomp bang bang)
Rizzoli & Isles (starts up again later this month)
I love it. Good winter watching for me. .
I’ve watched Vegas a few time. Bad guy Casino owner run by the Mob vs. Good Guy Sheriff. Pretty standard TV drama. It’s another show you could say “I’ve seen this plot” a million times.
I dunno. Maybe didn’t like the lead actor in McGyver?
If you get Netflix, watch Foyle’s War, Downton Abbey and Doc Martin - all from BBC and here on PBS. Nikita on Netflix and current on CW network. Also like Breakout Kings, Common Law and Alphas - all on cable but past episodes available on line if you know where to look. Just for fun - Merlin. Add me to the list of those who like Blue Bloods, Breaking Bad, Dexter and Homeland
History Channel is available under listing for USA
The Last Detective -
The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. ... 1
I dont watch television. A friend gave me this series to watch. It was worth it and I am fussy. Very fussy.
I found Breakout Kings on Netflix but the show has been canceled. I liked it. It’s a Prison Break spin off. Haven’t seen that show.
Wallander is terrific.
The series led to me reading all of the books.
Forgot to add: Arrow, new series on CW
We have similar tastes. I like the BBC ones and Nikita. Haven’t watched the others.
I’ve gotten hooked on Lark Rise to Candleford. Takes a few episodes then it sucks you in. Amazon has it.
NCIS, Burn Notice, CSI-New York, Rossolli and Isles.
I love Wallander, and the new Sherlock series. Kenneth Branaugh is making one final season (4th season) composed of 3 episodes.
I get a lot of my documentaries and crime drama/mysteries from British torrent sites. Nobody does history or mysteries like the Brits.
The Killing, Hell on Wheels, Chicago Code
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