MickeyC

Getting to know you ... TV

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Just because I can, I thought I'd throw up a thread for a general yarn about TV. And in the spirit of getting to know people, let's aim at favourite shows.

I confess to being crazy about sci-fi shows, bet you wouldn't have guessed that being into XCom and Xenonauts, but there ya go...

So favourites:

The obligatory Stargates (SG1, Atlantis and Universe - damn Sy-fy channel for dumping it in the 2nd season, ya for patched season ends that make comebacks at least possible.

Star Trek (original series) and Next Gen, of course, Voyager wasn't bad never got into B5 of DS9 though

Firefly, love Firefly

The some curlies, Primeval, awesome little show, pity there isn't likely to be 6th season, and so far I am really liking Terra Nova.

Other than Sci-fi, Big Bang Theory of course, Hawaii Five-0 (guilty - love me some Hawaii time), House - Hugh Laurie, nuff said ... Glee ... omg I blame my wife somewhat but I love music, so singing does it for me.

Game of Thrones ... omg again. I hadn't read the books, watched the show, awesome... Have now read the first 2 books and have the rest, wow.

Survivor and Amazing Race for my "reality" fix. Weird how completely artificial situations can be billed as reality TV but oh well.

Anyway, that's all I can think of for now, what about the rest of you, either discuss or throw out your own favs

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Dexter.

Intelligent writing and surprising (while not silly and illogical) plot twists can be more than buzzwords.

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Yeah, always enjoyed the Stargates. Very annoyed that they cancelled Universe, its was pretty cool with all the space battles.

Swift and Shift is a favourite, not so much Fat Pizza, but its not bad.

Other than that, not much tv watching.

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Dexter.

Intelligent writing and surprising (while not silly and illogical) plot twists can be more than buzzwords.

AH my sister-in-law loves that show. I never really looked at it though.

Yeah, always enjoyed the Stargates. Very annoyed that they cancelled Universe, its was pretty cool with all the space battles.

Swift and Shift is a favourite, not so much Fat Pizza, but its not bad.

Yeah universe was shaping up really well, but then *pouf*, I haven't heard of Swift and Shift what's that one about?

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Its...hmm. Its something like an office drama, but in proper aussie fashion. None of the Political Correctness stuff. Quite a few people find it to be frankly vile and low-class (and other such criticisms), but that's part of its charm.

You can find it on youtube!

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hmmm, might look it up, though you-tubing does remind me of another favourite from online, The Guild!! season 5 just finished ... awesome stuff, well worth a look

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Haven't owned a TV for 8-10 years now so I am a bit behind on shows.

I do own most of the Stargate DVD's along with Firefly, Babylon 5, House MD, NCIS, and Red Dwarf.

Plus a bookcase full of other stuff.

Seen about half of the first season of Dexter, looking good so far.

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BSG anyone? Also definately Castle, and the walking dead

How could I forget BSG!!!! Though the second half of season 4 did leave me a little wanting.

I've watched an ep or 2 of Castle and it looked ok but the whole premise of it just didn't work for me.

And just to throw some others out there Buffy, Angel (to a lesser extent) and Heroes (until season 4)

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Oh yeah, Castle.

And are we talking BSG or NBSG? NBSG is pretty good.

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I was talking NBSG, though I do like the original as well. Which makes me also think of Blakes 7, the original V, haven't really given the new one a chance yet

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Hmm Favorite TV shows

CBS: NCIS

Fox: Family Guy, Bones

Comedy Central: South Park, Daily Show

Sy Fy:Star Trek the Next Gen ( Was getting into SG:Universe Until they started to add in the older shows and plots again. Would have worked better as a stand alone)

Hmm: BBC: Doctor Who, Primeval

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Babylon 5, Firefly, and (new) Battlestar Galactica are my top three favorite sci-fi shows. I've enjoyed others, from the Star Treks to (new) Doctor Who, but those three stand above the others I've seen.

Buffy & Angel are good'uns too. :)

Never been as big a fan of comedy shows, but Futurama is definitely up there for me. (Gee, sci-fi everywhere with me. ;))

I do keep hearing good things about Dexter. It sounds a bit much even for me, but I guess I'll have to watch it one of these days.

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