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Vanity: Looking for good TV/Cable TV dramas. Any suggestions?
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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?


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To: LS

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.


51 posted on 11/12/2012 4:06:10 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Leaning Right

Elementary
Person of Interest


52 posted on 11/12/2012 4:06:17 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Leaning Right

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).

http://tv.msn.com/tv/series-upcoming-airings/the-closer.2/


53 posted on 11/12/2012 4:08:54 PM PST by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: Leaning Right

Like Vega, Person of Interest, Elementry, Mob Doctor, Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy


54 posted on 11/12/2012 4:09:06 PM PST by qwicwted
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To: Leaning Right

Like Vegas, Person of Interest, Elementry, Mob Doctor, Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy


55 posted on 11/12/2012 4:09:18 PM PST by qwicwted
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To: Leaning Right

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.


56 posted on 11/12/2012 4:09:40 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: RummyChick

Burn Notice is basically a modernization of the extremely popular MacGyver series.


57 posted on 11/12/2012 4:12:26 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Leaning Right

The Walking Dead. AMC, Sunday at 9 p.m. Not for the kids.


58 posted on 11/12/2012 4:12:50 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Leaning Right

Sons of Anarchy and Mad Men.


59 posted on 11/12/2012 4:18:18 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Leaning Right

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.


60 posted on 11/12/2012 4:20:11 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Leaning Right

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.


61 posted on 11/12/2012 4:23:22 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Leaning Right

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.


62 posted on 11/12/2012 4:23:40 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Leaning Right
Big Love from HBO.

Will make you greatful that the Salt Lake cult did not take over a second third of our national government.

63 posted on 11/12/2012 4:27:07 PM PST by SENTINEL (Election 2012....One more false prophecy by FLDS/LDS "prophet" Joseph Smith)
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To: Leaning Right

usenet


64 posted on 11/12/2012 4:30:12 PM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: SENTINEL

Congratulations on your victory Obama Phone Lady. Didn’t know you were a Freeper. Enjoy your free minutes while they last.


65 posted on 11/12/2012 4:33:08 PM PST by Dagnabitt (If I had a failed President, he'd look like Obama.)
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To: Leaning Right

Lie to Me, Firefly, Survivor.


66 posted on 11/12/2012 4:35:30 PM PST by bubbacluck (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: SMGFan

Lost is my favorite show ever.
Pay:
Boardwalk empire, dexter , homeland
Cable:
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.


67 posted on 11/12/2012 4:35:40 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Leaning Right

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.


68 posted on 11/12/2012 4:36:50 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Leaning Right
I also second Vegas, Last Resort, Elementary, Person of Interest.

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.

69 posted on 11/12/2012 4:37:02 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: righttackle44

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.


70 posted on 11/12/2012 4:39:37 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Kartographer

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 .


71 posted on 11/12/2012 4:42:19 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Dagnabitt
I didn't vote for Obama.

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 ?

72 posted on 11/12/2012 4:43:03 PM PST by SENTINEL (Election 2012....One more false prophecy by FLDS/LDS "prophet" Joseph Smith)
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To: Jaxter

+1


73 posted on 11/12/2012 4:50:42 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SENTINEL

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.
:)


74 posted on 11/12/2012 4:52:13 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

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.


75 posted on 11/12/2012 4:54:24 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Leaning Right

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.


76 posted on 11/12/2012 4:55:13 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: expat1000

So if that’s true why do I like Burn Notice so much and Hated McGyver?


77 posted on 11/12/2012 4:55:15 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Cyman

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzholysPhI


78 posted on 11/12/2012 4:57:57 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
In case you're interested, the History Channel will be airing a new scripted historical drama series titled "Vikings" next summer. IMDb synopsis: "Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods, legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors."

Travis Fimmel stars as Ragnar Lothbrok. Fimmel starred as a rookie partner to seasoned FBI agent Patrick Swayze in "The Beast."

79 posted on 11/12/2012 4:58:34 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SMGFan

We like:
Burn Notice
Breaking Bad
Major Crimes (continuation of The Closer)

Sometimes we catch Madmen, but just now and then, so have no continuity. It’s very weird.


80 posted on 11/12/2012 4:58:55 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Leaning Right

Blue Bloods - Tom Selleck plays NYPD commissioner and the family is involved in NYPD one way or another.


81 posted on 11/12/2012 5:02:28 PM PST by conservcalgal (Dear Lord, please bless our nation and those who have stepped up to serve our nation with honor.....)
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To: Leaning Right

“The On-Going Saga of the 2012 Dallas Cowboys”.


82 posted on 11/12/2012 5:03:34 PM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
Blue Bloods

That's my favorite.

83 posted on 11/12/2012 5:04:43 PM PST by saminfl
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To: Leaning Right

Walking Dead (chomp chomp bang bang)
Elementary
Rizzoli & Isles (starts up again later this month)


84 posted on 11/12/2012 5:07:30 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: LS
At the insistance of my son I just finished Season 1 of The Wire.

I love it. Good winter watching for me. .

85 posted on 11/12/2012 5:12:45 PM PST by Mears
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To: PLMerite
Elementary (Lucy Liu):


86 posted on 11/12/2012 5:14:47 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: mass55th
I'll have to keep an eye out for it. I don't have anything but a high speed internet connection, no cable, so it's spotty at times, what I'm able to see.
87 posted on 11/12/2012 5:17:01 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Leaning Right

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.


88 posted on 11/12/2012 5:18:45 PM PST by radioone
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To: Kartographer

I dunno. Maybe didn’t like the lead actor in McGyver?


89 posted on 11/12/2012 5:20:45 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Leaning Right

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


90 posted on 11/12/2012 5:22:00 PM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: Leaning Right

Wallander.


91 posted on 11/12/2012 5:26:17 PM PST by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Try www.TVPC.com
History Channel is available under listing for USA


92 posted on 11/12/2012 5:26:55 PM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: Leaning Right

The Last Detective -

The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. ... 1
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I dont watch television. A friend gave me this series to watch. It was worth it and I am fussy. Very fussy.


93 posted on 11/12/2012 5:28:25 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: Donkey Odious

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.


94 posted on 11/12/2012 5:28:37 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: bluetick

Wallander is terrific.

The series led to me reading all of the books.

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95 posted on 11/12/2012 5:32:39 PM PST by Mears
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To: Leaning Right

Forgot to add: Arrow, new series on CW


96 posted on 11/12/2012 5:34:09 PM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: Donkey Odious

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.


97 posted on 11/12/2012 5:37:49 PM PST by randita
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To: Leaning Right

NCIS, Burn Notice, CSI-New York, Rossolli and Isles.


98 posted on 11/12/2012 5:38:10 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bluetick

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.


99 posted on 11/12/2012 5:38:47 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Leaning Right

The Killing, Hell on Wheels, Chicago Code


100 posted on 11/12/2012 5:40:23 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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