During the summer, I like to get dvd sets of a tv series I haven't watched yet (or one I haven't watched in long time). I tend to watch an episode every evening while I'm winding things down to go to sleep (keeps me from laying awake, ruminating).
My taste in TV shows, both currently and in the past:
Battlestar Galactica (the new one) and Caprica
Star Trek in all its iterations
Grey's Anatomy (the first few seasons only, then it got too weird)
Big Bang Theory
V (the new version)
Obviously, I'm a geek with a penchant for sci-fi. Any suggestions for great but maybe not obvious series I've missed?
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Classic, early season X-Files (pre-movie) Earth 2 (only one season) Seaquest DSV (season one is the best)
BBC's newer Bleak House (it's 8 hours in 15 episodes)
I also tend to like older detective shows like Father Dowling Mysteries, Remington Steele, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, and Get Smart. They're all a bit predictable, but they're good, lighthearted shows that will let you sleep afterwards.
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The Tudors (I'm an incurable Tudor/Elizabethan freak!), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Mr. ESG outdid himself by giving me the complete series for Christmas two years ago). Still haven't watched all of them. Love me some Spike!
Ditto to Firefly
Wonderfalls (goofy fun)
Adventures of Brisco County Jr (sci-fi but spoofy. Bruce Campell stars, so that'll give you an idea of what it's like)
My So-Called Life
Veronica Mars (<---L-O-V-E)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
How I Met Your Mother
I personally like to netflix TV series so I'm not buying all the sets. I do own all the above (plus Friends and Glee) but that's about it. The rest I rent.
Oh...The IT Crowd is hilarious. Found that on Netflix instant.
Keith: "Now...let's do something normal fathers and daughters do."
Veronica: "Buy me a pony?"
firefly!!! From the creater of Buffy and Angel, loved all of them. And then Firefly came back for a movie to wrap things up/tell the rest of the story. LOVED Firefly. I wouldnt consider myself a sci-fi fan, not really, but I so enjoyed Joss Wheaden's work all around.
MrB also watches/owns dvd's of Stargate sg1, and I'll get into that from time to time, too. At first I was like... whaaat is this guy about??? (it was when we were first dating that he put the show on), but then i got wrapped into the storylines
We don't have TV/cable here, so we end up watching a lot of DVDs. Our faves are:
Flight of the Conchords
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel
ETA: Also X-Files
And MrB is going to be happy to hear me say so many people here like Firefly, buffy, angel- he got me into those (I was on the young side of the cusp of the viewer age for buffy and angel, but scared easily, so had no interest at the time!) He was very happy when I got obsessed with them, too
Last edited by bits619; Jul. 3, 2011 at 10:17 PM.
Especially if you're a sci-fi person. BBC comedy, ran for two seasons, by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/etc.). Awesomely hilarious and well-written show, with lots of subtle sci-fi/movie references and so on... I love that show so much I rewatch it at least twice a year...
Friday Night Lights (I just got into it this winter and could not stop watching)
Six Feet Under
Weeds (I've only watched season 1 & 2, so can't speak beyond that)
Brothers and Sisters
Dr. Who! Begin with Season 1 (which is really like season 20) with Christopher Eccleson and then move on to Seasons 2, 3, & 4 with David Tennant (the 10th doctor and still my fave.) I got my SO hooked on them with just 3 episodes!
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