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  1. TennisLovaLova

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    My top list

    Top 5, no specific order
    OZ, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men

    Next, no specific order also
    The Shield, Lost, Arrested Development,

    Watching it right now:
    Strike Back, Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy, Boss, Mad Men


    What are you guys watching at the moment?
    What do you advise to watch?
    (please let's not start a conversation about Homeland as I consider it pure garbage for many reasons: bad acting, bad script, incoherent story, passive racism, etc.)
     
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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    The Walking Dead
     
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  3. TennisLovaLova

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    isnt that the zombie show everyone is talking about?
    how good is it?
     
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    It's good man! Initially I was a little skeptical especially because my friend used to complain about how at times it was slow developing, but after watching the first season earlier this year and then getting caught up on the second season a couple months back, I'm hooked. I've been recording each episode so far this season. It's definitely worth a watch.

    I don't really have a top 5 list per se, but here are some shows I really like:

    Burn Notice, Walking Dead, Suits, The League, White Collar, Royal Pains
     
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  5. ramos77

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    Watching The Walking Dead now.

    Pretty bloody awesome, it's like being in a nightmare...

    Faves are Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Generation Kill and The Wire.
     
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    The OP finds racism in "Homeland" offensive but was fine with "The Sopranos." Merciful heavens!! That's why I stick to "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" -- cooks of all ethnicity are featured prominently. Still waiting for a black Iron Chef, though; can't believe Marcus Sam uelsson didn't make it in the last competition.
     
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    californication is fun.
     
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    Love to have a cup of yogurt and watch Michael and his crew fix Miami's problems one by one!

    I also like Southland, a truly gritty police drama in which the cops are very human and facing personal hurdles many of us in society have to deal with.
     
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    Walking Dead, SOA, American Horror Story - Asylum, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter - are all great with he current seasons.......can't wait for Justified to start this month, can't go wrong with Elmore Leonard characters down in the holler!

    Walking Dead season 3 has been off the charts and with the changes they have been making from the original comics make it even better as really have no idea what the hell with happen next.
    American Horror Story - Asylum even wackier and batass crazy than season 1!
     
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    Breaking Bad
    The Walking Dead
    The Shield
    Game Of Thrones
    Big Bang Theory

    I loved Lost, but since it's over, I almost forgot about it. Same with 24.
     
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    Fringe....
     
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    Destination Tennis (with Mayleen Ramey)
     
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    The League and Big Bang Theory.
     
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    Chuck! My favorite show of all time, which was cut short for dumb reasons. Psych is good, although season 6 was a major letdown. The Mentalist is great, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel were both good as well. Scrubs is fantastic too, with the exception of season 9/ "Scrubs: Med School, which was an atrocity.
     
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    And of course Doctor Who, in case nobody could tell from my signature.
     
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    Criminal Minds (just waiting on S7 DVD on 26th November)
    Big Bang Theory
    King of Queens
     
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    Mother of God. Guy Fieri (however you pronounce it) is awful!

    Food Network has replaced almost all their real Chefs with random personalities (though props for adding Alex Guarnaschelli recently.) They rehash the same old concepts. 40 dollars a day now they got that dumb sandwhich guy trying to eat on 24 dollars a day. If I want to watch a travel and eat show I'll watch Bizarre Foods or No Reservations.

    Though I still like Iron Chef America no matter how corny it is. I'll stick to Top Chef for reality cooking and BBC for cooking shows, they've had many good ones lately. How to Cook Like Heston [Blumenthal] and Gordon Ramsay(F Word, Specials) on BBC is nothing like he is here in the states. Even PBS had Avec Eric [Ripert]

    and the most evil of them all Sandra Lee(prepackaged queen) and Rachel Ray who I'm pretty sure only knows how to cook sammies(burgers)...

    /end rant hahaha
     
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    I wasn't sure how I felt at the beginning of this season but, now it's starting to get good again.

    BABY JEFFREY FOREVER UNCLEAN!

    Ruxin is the best character on that show.

    The only major gripe I have with the show is how realism, there is absolutely no way in hell any of those guys who be able to get wives that hot.
     
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    24 was cool for a while, but then it sucked after the first half a dozen seasons. I tried to get into Mad Men, watched about 12 episodes, then realized it was pretty stupid and glamorized the corporate lifestyle, which isn't a good thing in this day and age.

    I don't watch TV shows anymore, nothing good is on these days. I keep being told to watch something called The Walking Dead, but apparently it's about zombies, which I find to be boring.
     
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  20. El Diablo

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    ^^ Mad Men was intended to lampoon the "corporate lifestyle," showing the lack of social mobility in corporate structures, the alienation that leads to alcoholism, the lack of values.......
     
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    But, sometimes they invoke the opposite reaction.

    Another example would be "Wall Street" the original from 1989, not that awful one with shia labeouf.

    Oliver Stone's intent was to villainize wall street. However, Gordon Gekko became an icon and an inspiration for people to get into high finance.
     
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    For some real entertainment, do a search on The New York Times review of Fieri's new restaurant in NYC (Guy's American Kitchen & Bar) that was published today. Possibly the most damning review of a restaurant I've ever seen. Reviews in other publications found it similarly dismal.
     
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  23. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Inside the NBA

    Does that count as a TV show? The crew is hilarious.
     
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    Spartacus!!!! Workaholics is awesome as well.
     
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    hahaha I didn't even know he opened a restaurant in NYC. Thanks for the good/epic read.

    Guess that's what happens when you become celebrity "chef" from being a TV personality and not actually being a good cook.
     
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    While organized crime from Italy is Hollywood legend, I don't think portraying this world is defacto racism. Russian and Irish criminal groups, Triads, the Yakuza, Laotian gangs, Vietnamese gangs, and many others abound in America. How would you write a screenplay or develop a series without opening yourself to charges of racism?
     
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    I have only seen a few episodes of that show, but there is some pretty accurate stuff regarding tactics and gadgets.

    "Boardwalk Empire," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" are the only series I have watched recently. "Seinfeld" is still my favourite series.
     
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  28. TennisLovaLova

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    Just started watching 1st season of Boss
    It's awesome
     
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    Parks & Recreation
    Fresh Meat
    Peep Show
     
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    Really like Homeland
     
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    I sometimes rebound from a rough day in the company of the wacky Scottish expatriate comedian, now late night talk show host, Craig Ferguson! He's always good for a few chuckles, especially when Betty White drops by.
     
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  32. Feña14

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    Romanzo Criminale
    Strike Back
    Modern Family
    The Middle
    Boardwalk Empire
    Friday Night Dinner
    The Wire
    Breaking Bad
    The Ultimate Fighter
    QI

    It's dark by the time I finish work, so that's my excuse for the long list and not getting out :)
     
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  33. TennisLovaLova

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    Ah! Finally someone with the wire in his list!
     
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    Big fan of the Wire! Sometimes I have to put the subtitles on, the dialect and slang they use can be a bit hard to follow :)
     
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    Sorry to admit this, but some of the CW shows have me in their grips: Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, Arrow.

    'Normal' shows that I like (and not reminiscing on high school and under-grad days): Walking Dead, Last Resort!!! (great show), Good Wife, Scandal, NCIS-L.A...
     
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  36. DRII

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    Oh, and Happy Endings is very funny...
     
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    Alright, I am shocked that absolutely no one has mentioned any of these shows. My favorites (all time) are M*A*S*H, Hogan's Heroes, Andy Griffith show, and All in the Family.

    Even though I wasn't even born when most of these shows aired, I still enjoy catching them occasionally on TV land!
     
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    C'mon Mike, I know you watch Burn Notice solely for the chance to admire Gabrielle Anwar's tasty lips as she flirts with Michael (no small coincidence you share the given name, eh)!
     
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    Big Bang Theory (best show ever haha)
    2 Broke Girls
    NCIS
    The Middle
    Downton Abbey

    Another I liked was The Ringer...sadly CW axed it.

    Also I like Nashville..actually I just like Hayden Pennetierre
     
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  40. DRII

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    USA has some good shows now: Suits, Covert Affairs...
     
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    ^^ suits is ok but to predictable and horrible acting imo
     
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    Well I thought it was for shows that are still on! Stuff like the Wire, the Shield and the stuff you mentioned are all off the air.

    Right now in the states Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Strike Back, Breaking Bad, Burn Notice, Suits, White Collar..etc are all in between seasons and will not return until next spring.
     
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    Right now , to be quite honest, not a single one.
     
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    Must love NBA TV, eh?
     
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    So no one watches any reality shows???

    Yea right, don't even try it!
     
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    This would be on my list of "time to change the channel" shows. Actually, I leave it on and go walk the dogs between Partners (OK so far but not as good as the creator's previous gem Will & Grace) and Mike & Molly.
     
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  47. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Not really, because they just show replay all day long. But not Thursday night on TNT!
     
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    What I currently watch...

    New Girl - Favorite comedy in a long, long time.
    Happy Endings
    Parks and Rec
    30 Rock
    The Office - I still suffer through it
    Boardwalk Empire
    Castle
    Modern Family
    Glee - Again, suffering through it
    Shark Tank
    Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

    What I watch that's not currently on:

    Mad Men
    The Bachelor/Bachelorette
    Real Housewives of New Jersey
    True Blood
    Game of Thrones
    Girls
    Veep

    All Time Faves:
    Sopranos
    The Wire
    Oz
    Friends
    Seinfeld
    Frasier

    Damn...That's a lot of shows. Thank god for DVR. Also, can you tell I'm married? LOL, I've grown to love the Real Housewives and the Bachelor(ette).
     
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  49. boredone3456

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    I like it because it is so stupid it becomes funny..its like Paris Hilton meets Darlene Conners.

    I forgot Mike and Molly, that show is hilarious.
     
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  50. Feña14

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    Didn't the Ultimate Fighter count? :)
     
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