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I stupidly avoided Friday Night Lights when it was first on TV. I binged all five seasons in about a month this summer. Even though I wouldn't characterize it as a "light" show, it was a world I didn't want to leave. So many characters were so compelling and relatable that I always hated to turn it off. I'm already contemplating my second run-through.
I did that last year, and yeah felt exactly the same way. I just never wanted to stop living in that world. I'm gonna watch it through again sometime soon too.
 

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Yep, on History Channel. I've watched every season. I can't call it outstanding, but I always end up watching it. And the season with twosomes didn't work as well I don't think.
I love that show and I've also seen every season and totally agree that the one with teams didn't work, it's the alone part of the experience and the fact that they film everything themselves that makes the show work so well.
 

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I love that show and I've also seen every season and totally agree that the one with teams didn't work, it's the alone part of the experience and the fact that they film everything themselves that makes the show work so well.
Dude on this recent season killed a Moose AND a Wolverine. Most don’t get any game bigger than a squirrel. Those Canadian rabbits were quite large though.
 

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I stupidly avoided Friday Night Lights when it was first on TV. I binged all five seasons in about a month this summer. Even though I wouldn't characterize it as a "light" show, it was a world I didn't want to leave. So many characters were so compelling and relatable that I always hated to turn it off. I'm already contemplating my second run-through.

I also find mysteries pretty bingeable. Trapped (imagine True Detective set in Iceland) is super dark, but I had to watch just one more episode to find out what would happen next. Broadchurch was the same way.
FNL is one of my faves. Hugely binge worthy.
 

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Top 10 best tv shows

1- Lost
2- The Good Place
3- Dollhouse (the first half of the first season seems slow but then it makes sense and it works perfectly)
4- Please Like Me
5- Wilfred (US)
6- The IT Crowd
7- Dead Like Me
8- Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
9- Bates Motel (the first season is not good, but then it's sublime)
10- Orphan Black

Ugh, I'm leaving a lot out of this list: Tabula Rasa, Future Man, The X-Files, Arrested Development (I can't forgive what they did to this show after S03), Black Mirror (after S02 it's getting worse and worse), Grimm, Lucifer, The Big C, Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23...

I want to add Queer As Folk to this list (the British one, of course), but I don't know if it would seem dated if I watched it today. I remember how important it seemed to be when it was released.
An honorable mention goes to RuPaul's Drag Race. It's not fiction but it's so fun.
 

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Oh, I love making rakings!
Top 10 best tv shows

1- Lost
2- The Good Place
3- Dollhouse (the first half of the first season seems slow but then it makes sense and it works perfectly)
4- Please Like Me
5- Wilfred (US)
6- The IT Crowd
7- Dead Like Me
8- Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
9- Bates Motel (the first season is not good, but then it's sublime)
10- Orphan Black

Ugh, I'm leaving a lot out of this list: Tabula Rasa, Future Man, The X-Files, Arrested Development (I can't forgive what they did to this show after S03), Black Mirror (after S02 it's getting worse and worse), Grimm, Lucifer, The Big C, Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23...

I want to add Queer As Folk to this list (the British one, of course), but I don't know if it would seem dated if I watched it today. I remember how important it seemed to be when it was released.
An honorable mention goes to RuPaul's Drag Race. It's not fiction but it's so fun.
You've got some really eclectic stuff in here! I'm so happy to see someone else loved Please Like Me. It was such a sweet, warm, wonderful and at times heartbreaking show. Tatiana should have one all of the awards for every season of OB. She played a gazillion characters!! And then when she played characters pretending to be other characters? COME ON!!!! She's so good. I agree about Arrested Development. I did NOT enjoy S4 and have not had any desire at all to watch S5. But when it was good, it was golden.

And I used to love the US version of QAF. I think it is ok for things to feel dated. It is a completely different world out there than when it aired. I remember that it was probably THE only show with lesbians on it at that time, even if they were almost an after thought. But it still was so important to me and my friends that we at least had that.
 

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Top 10 tv dramas then ... rule is must have finished... so no walking dead etc or doctor who ..

1. The Wire ..stunning show
2. Game of Thrones ..cmon even with a duff ending still a brilliant tv event
3. Sopranos.. what a show
4. Life on Mars ..UK version of course .. fire up the Quattro
5. Inspector Morse .. the Daddy of detective shows
6. Battlestar Galactica.. the remake ..now that was another duff ending
7. The people vs OJ .. that was a great watch
8. The bridge - how the feck did I miss this out first time , sorry Versace
9. Band of Brothers .. say no more
10 Edge of Darkness..BBC 80’s classic..please check this out ..wonderful
 
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You've got some really eclectic stuff in here! I'm so happy to see someone else loved Please Like Me. It was such a sweet, warm, wonderful and at times heartbreaking show. Tatiana should have one all of the awards for every season of OB. She played a gazillion characters!! And then when she played characters pretending to be other characters? COME ON!!!! She's so good. I agree about Arrested Development. I did NOT enjoy S4 and have not had any desire at all to watch S5. But when it was good, it was golden.

And I used to love the US version of QAF. I think it is ok for things to feel dated. It is a completely different world out there than when it aired. I remember that it was probably THE only show with lesbians on it at that time, even if they were almost an after thought. But it still was so important to me and my friends that we at least had that.
I love Please Like Me, it's one of my all-time favorite shows too.
 

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So...I'm planing to start watching Watchmen next week....but a couple questions.

Should I read the comic beforehand...I haven't read it at all, but is it needed to understand this series?

Should I re-watch the movie. It's been years since I've seen it, I even bought the big, fancy blu ray box set, but haven't watched it yet (yes, i have a problem doing that) - and without reading the comic, I don't know how loyal it is...



Thanks.
 

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So...I'm planing to start watching Watchmen next week....but a couple questions.

Should I read the comic beforehand...I haven't read it at all, but is it needed to understand this series?

Should I re-watch the movie. It's been years since I've seen it, I even bought the big, fancy blu ray box set, but haven't watched it yet (yes, i have a problem doing that) - and without reading the comic, I don't know how loyal it is...



Thanks.
Yes, read the comic (you should do this anyway). No, don’t re-watch the movie (you shouldn’t do this anyway).

Seriously though, if you watch the movie and don’t read the book you will probably be very confused. The movie is slavishly adapted from the book for the most part, but the ending is quite different.
 

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Bring back Terriers
Man, I haven’t thought about that show in a long time, but it sure was great. An all-time great TV performance by Michael Raymond-James.

Terriers is an example of a show that there’s almost no way I would get around to nowadays. With two kids, my wife and I are good for maybe one episode of TV per night, and with so many shows out there it‘s hard to keep up (even if I often feel like there’s nothing to watch). Back in the day, I heard about Terriers and we watched the whole thing in one weekend. If it were today, I’d hear about it and make a sincere mental note to watch it, then I never would. What I’m saying is: if you’re reading this and you haven’t watched Terriers, do yourself a favor and fire it up now. It’s an easy watch and the worst part about it is that when it’s done you’ll be furious that it was only one season.
 

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Yes, read the comic (you should do this anyway). No, don’t re-watch the movie (you shouldn’t do this anyway).

Seriously though, if you watch the movie and don’t read the book you will probably be very confused. The movie is slavishly adapted from the book for the most part, but the ending is quite different.
Luckily the box set comes with a pretty nice hard cover of the GN....and I just got the Kindle version for my phone when I'm at work.

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Top 10 tv dramas then ... rule is must have finished... so no walking dead etc or doctor who ..

1. Breaking Bad
2. The Wire
3. Game Of Thrones
4. Band of Brothers
5. X-Files
6. Battlestar Galactica
7. Lost
8. Fringe
9. The Pacific
10. The West Wing

That's all I got....

HM's...

Deadwood
Justified
Mad Men
Dexter (only through season 4)
24 (some seasons were a bit rough to get through)

Mr. Robot will be going to my top 10 after this season ends.


And yes....I didn't really like The Sopranos
 

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1. Breaking Bad
2. The Wire
3. Game Of Thrones
4. Band of Brothers
5. X-Files
6. Battlestar Galactica
7. Lost
8. Fringe
9. The Pacific
10. The West Wing

That's all I got....

HM's...

Deadwood
Justified
Mad Men
Dexter (only through season 4)
24 (some seasons were a bit rough to get through)


And yes....I didn't really like The Sopranos
Fringe! Fringe was SOOOOOO good but the last episode was SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD.
 

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So...I'm planing to start watching Watchmen next week....but a couple questions.

Should I read the comic beforehand...I haven't read it at all, but is it needed to understand this series?

Should I re-watch the movie. It's been years since I've seen it, I even bought the big, fancy blu ray box set, but haven't watched it yet (yes, i have a problem doing that) - and without reading the comic, I don't know how loyal it is...



Thanks.
Hi Mr. Body - ;)

I have never read the comic nor watched the movie. And I am understanding it. I am quite sure there are easter eggs and fun things mentioned and dropped that I am missing but I am not confused. I'm enjoying it also.

I will probably go back and read/watch the comic/movie. But I wanted to dive in and try to watch it real time. No problems here.
 
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