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TravisMcGee

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I should have titled it Best US Cable TV shows:

1. The Wire
2. Six Feet Under
3. The Sopranos
4. Curb Your Enthusiasm
5. Mad Men
6. Treme
7. Game of Thrones
8. Men of a Certain Age
9. Huff
10. Battlestar Gallactica
10. Entourage

Dexter would probably be on the list but I stopped watching it when my wife couldn't handle the torture.


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i will give my 2 cents....

 

1.  SIX FEET UNDER - amazing writing/acting

2.  THE SHIELD

3.  BREAKING BAD

4.  CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

5.  MAD MEN

6.  DEXTER

7.  DREAM ON

8.  LOUIE

9.   OZ

10. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM

 

The Sopranos would have made the list, but that last episode.....oy

and everyone tells me to watch the Wire but i just haven't gotten into it yet.

Honorable mention to Damages and Rude Awakening

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Mystic, what would your top Canadian TV shows look like? I've only seen Slings & Arrows and The League.

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lol, not too many good ones that i can think of.....

 

back in the day, for classic comedy you can't beat SCTV and The Kids in the Hall

 

recently my wife and i watched Being Erica, but that is now finished.  we watch Republic of Doyle which is kind of an updated Rockford Files (i mainly watch it for the humour and Newfoundland setting).  but our absolute favorite has got to be Hockey Night in Canada   - if the leafs are playing......

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SCTV is one of my all-time favorites. Have you seen the BBC show, Gavin & Stacey? Excellent character driven comedy, I just checked and all 3 seasons are available on netflix.   

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i haven't heard of that one, we don't have netflix but i may be able to find it somewhere else.

 

 one of my friends talked me into watching the first season of Mrs Brown's Boys, which is Irish.  certainly not for everyone, but kinda funny.

 

my wife and i used to watch an outragous British comedy called Nighty Night, which all i can say is, you have to see it to believe it. 

 

i also loved the Ricky Gervais series the Office and Extras, really good stuff there

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I've heard about Nighty Night. I LOVED the Britttish Office and was very skeptical about an American version, but they did a good job. I haven't watched but a couple of Extras.

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Burn Notice
White Collar
Leverage
Rizzoli and Isles
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These are in no particular order of preference,
Bones
NCIS
Awake
All Law & Order's
White Collar
Raising Hope
Supernatural
Detroit 187
The Chicago Code

I'll pretty much watch any crime/cop/investigative show.
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I just posted on the other thread that network TV series are also good ...
I don't get many cable stations so my viewing is limited to PBS, network and DVD's ... 
 
Sherlock Holmes PBS
Downton Abbey PBS
Game of Thrones DVD
Deadwood DVD
Bones
NCIS LA
NCIS
Blue Bloods
The Good Wife
The Mentalist
CSI
CSI NY




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The Chicago Code

I'll pretty much watch any crime/cop/investigative show.


I also enjoyed 'The Chicago Code', always loved Delroy Lindo ...  I wish it hadn't been canceled it was refreshing and somewhat unique ...

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The Chicago Code was very good, Jason Clarke is Australian it's nice to see more Australian actors getting good roles, that reminds me I forgot to mention Without A Trace, I loved that to, Anthony LaPaglia born and raised Adelaide Australia.
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How about Jonathon LaPaglia who starred in the very good but short lived 7 Days?
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Yes, Jonathan as well, he actually studied at University of Adelaide and became a Doctor before switching to acting.
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I love Anthony LaPaglia as an actor, fantastic in Without a Trace he was also great in the movie Lantana and the TV show Frasier. He was so good at such a different role that it took me awhile to realize it was the same actor.

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Yes Travis he is a very talented actor, his character in Frasier was hilarious, to go from Jack Malone FBI in Without A Trace to a drunken Englishman in several episodes of Frasier wouldn't have been easy, that's the Adelaide influence for you. LOL
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My favorite Anthony LaPaglia movie is 'Betsy's Wedding', he was great ...


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Yes Travis he is a very talented actor, his character in Frasier was hilarious, to go from Jack Malone FBI in Without A Trace to a drunken Englishman in several episodes of Frasier wouldn't have been easy, that's the Adelaide influence for you. LOL


How come Australian actors often to not sound Australian?
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Because most times they're playing the role of an American, FBI Agents and cops in the US can't be Australian, or can they, I'm not sure?
By the way we Aussies don't have an accent, everybody else does! LOL
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shameless      showtime
spartacus    stars
dexter     showtime
glades   ae
rizzoli and iles  ae



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WOW! This thread was started on the 19th and here only two days later, there's been 20 posts.
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WOW! This thread was started on the 19th and here only two days later, there's been 20 posts.


Great idea ...


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Wow, Breaking Bad has not yet finished its run but I'm ready to declare it the best TV show EVER! Classic crime drama, the writing is amazing!
My updated list:

1. Breaking Bad
2. The Wire
3. Six Feet Under
4. The Sopranos
5. Curb Your Enthusiasm
5. Mad Men
7. Treme
8. Game of Thrones
9. Men of a Certain Age
10. Huff
11. Battlestar Gallactica
12. Entourage
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yea, very very good show.  i too am spoiled by cable dramas.  i cannot seem to watch network dramas anymore, i haven't tried them all, but they just don't appear to have the same quality or edge of your seat drama that you can find on cable.

1.  Six Feet Under
2.  the Sheild
3.  Breaking Bad
4.  Curb Your Enthusiasm
5.  Mad Men - this last season not that great tho...
6.  the Walking Dead
7.  Dexter
8.  Dream On
9.  Louie
10. Banshee - very fun and wild first season, looking forward to the next one
11. OZ
12. Ray Donovan - this seems to be shaping up as the new Sopranos (which i just cannot include on the list as that ending was terrible)
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i agree Travis,  Breaking Bad is one of the best, if not the best show ever on TV......just think how good this show is and now imagine if it was on HBO or showtime.....
it was edgy enough, but with an R rating it would have blown our minds.

i dont know how i forgot to put this show on my previous post,  that and Sopranos

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