TV show thread


#3961

I’m not convinced

I thought Cate Blanchett stood out on Carol & Ben Mendelson also rang rings around him on Bloodlines.

Just a bit wooden & has mastered the ‘blank look’ pretty well, at least in both these 2 movies/shows


#3962

Anyone tried Rake? Liked the synopsis, then turned it on and realised it was Aussie…


#3963

Rake is very good and even better when you get to know the characters.


#3964

Rake is excellent. Not the typical Aussie drama.


#3965

Watch him as coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights or as the DEA agent in Wolf of WS

Ben Mendelson is an amazing actor though


#3966

Has anyone seen the Punisher series yet?

Very high IMDB rating!


#3967

Like the movie thread. Top 5 tv series

  1. Deadwood
  2. The wire
  3. Rome (first sason)*
  4. West Wing
  5. Next Gen/bab5 (I can’t not have a single genre series in here and I can’t split these 2)

Honorable mention to making a murder. i really should bump Rome from the list for the second season and the historical liberties by I just loved the first season to bits.

Think I have to do a separate list for comedy, probably should do a seperate list for genre too

*Totally forgot about GOT, Rome gets bumped


#3968

Comedy top 5

  1. Seinfeld
  2. Simpsons
  3. The young ones
  4. Fraiser
  5. Family ties

Genre

  1. Next Gen
  2. Bab 5
  3. GOT
  4. BUFFY
  5. DS9 but it might be cheating to have two treks so Battlestar Galactica remake. (DS9 probably shades bsg for endurance)

#3969

No separate lists! Make a tough call and go for a overall Top 5.

The Wire
Seinfeld
M A S H
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Black Mirror

Extremely unlucky: Frontline, Arrested Development, The Office (UK)


#3970

Hmmmm, Black mirror deserves a mention too. Firefly too


#3971

Apparently when this first aired in Europe it was shown without a laugh track. Would make for a very different and equally awesome show. My nickname at work is Hawkeye


#3972

But I can’t


#3973

I’m not a MASH generation guy (originally aired before my time) but i think it’s brilliant. It’s extremely funny, clever and poignant. And yeah, it was a little preachy at time, and had some down episodes, but overall the standard was really high for a series that ran that long.

I believe the final episode is the highest rating episode of any TV show of all time in the US, even still.


#3974

Agree with all those SMJ, except MASH, as I have never watched an episode.


#3975

The Wire
The Killing (forbrydelsen)
Seinfeld
Lost
The X Files
True Detective


#3976

band of brothers
planet earth (doco series 1 and 2)
the sopranos
the good place season 1
dexter seasons 1-5, never watched the rest, don’t plan on it.


#3977

Good Nom


#3978

Get Smart
Sopranos
The Thick of It
Top Gear (roughly 05-15 era)
Parks and Rec

Honourable mentions: Veep, Arrested Development (S1-3), Mad Men, Cosmos (both versions)


#3979

First season is awesome, haven’t seen the second. Have heard it isn’t worth it


#3980

Brilliant, a few imitators around now that are nowhere near as good.

Farkity bye - still cracks me up