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Best shows ever, no excuses...

Post by Sean Hayden » Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:31 pm

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"These are all American shows" :tantrum:

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Post by L'Emmerdeur » Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:07 pm

For political shows, I think it would be hard to top Yes Minister. Yeah, I'm talking old shows here because I haven't followed TV drama/comedy as closely as I should lately. So, for historical drama both Deadwood and Rome are contenders. For comedy, I really enjoyed The Games.

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Post by Hermit » Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:45 am

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For political shows, I think it would be hard to top Yes Minister. Yeah, I'm talking old shows here because I haven't followed TV drama/comedy as closely as I should lately. So, for historical drama both Deadwood and Rome are contenders. For comedy, I really enjoyed The Games.
Those are three of the best shows ever, except for the second series of Rome, which was the planned seasons two and three rolled into one for budgetary reasons.

Another one I still love is Mother and Son. Made in Australia from 1984 to 1994, it aged well. Great cast, brilliant script.
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Post by JimC » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:50 am

Fawlty Towers...

The Goodies...

Gardening Australia...

Early Doctor Who...

Get Smart...
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Post by Strontium Dog » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:52 am

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Post by pErvinalia » Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:20 am

Bringing it into modern times...

Breaking Bad
True Detective season 1
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Post by Hermit » Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:35 am

JimC wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:50 am
Fawlty Towers...

The Goodies...

Gardening Australia...

Early Doctor Who...

Get Smart...
Fawtly Towers and Get Smart are two more shows I'd group among the best ever TV series. Also, The Avengers





Speaking of shows who started off well, The Bill comes to mind. The early series were realistic, gritty and almost like a documentary. Over the years it morphed into a soap opera. When the police station was blown up it had well and truly jumped the shark.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:27 am

Star Trek. All series.


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Post by JimC » Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:30 am

I loved early Startrek...

Must add Monty Python, the TV sketch shows...

And the Two Ronnies, as well as Ronnie Barker's "Porridge"...
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Post by macdoc » Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:28 pm

The Americans

Prime Suspect - even the latest version. Tennison

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Stefanie Martini is just spectacular. A real loss when they cancelled that. Of course Mirren in legendary in the original 7 seasons.

GoT and Downton Abbey.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:38 pm

I tore through Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Nothing like the books, but refreshing abnormal.
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