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Title: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 23, 2009, 11:32:19 PM
Following on from the movie recommendations thread, anybody got any good TV shows to reccomend to watch?

As the summer is approaching, I won't have alot to do at work and easily can watch alot of videos at work  ;D

Shows that I have watched and would reccomend others to watch would be:

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
The Office US
Entourage

Currently watching The Wire and Shameless and enjoying them so far.
 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 23, 2009, 11:36:10 PM
Criminal minds
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyrone86 on June 23, 2009, 11:51:07 PM
Currently working my way through House which is excellent but others I'd recommend

Mad Men
Dexter
Deadwood

and as Pints says Criminal Minds is very good too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 23, 2009, 11:52:54 PM
The Mentalist on five is easy watched.

New season of Entourage starts in a few weeks so can't wait for that.

Criminal Minds as Pints has suggested is worth watching - Fridays at 9pm on Living, or available for download.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 24, 2009, 11:19:14 AM
Just finished watching Shameless series 1.  Only started watching the latest series on C4, so looking forward to catching up.  The obvious shows which are excellent viewing are 24 and Lost.  Sopranos is next on my hitlist.  I used to love Without a Trace but it sorta fizzled out.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Gaoth Dobhair Abu on June 24, 2009, 11:40:47 AM
Supernatural
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 24, 2009, 11:48:51 AM
Quantum Leap  ;D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AbbeySider on June 24, 2009, 11:55:29 AM
Entourage,
Entourage,

Did I mention Entourage?  ;D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: vav on June 24, 2009, 11:57:31 AM
Without A Trace.. & ya can't beat a good aul episode of Scrubs..
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: full back on June 24, 2009, 11:59:45 AM
Entourage,
Entourage,

Did I mention Entourage?  ;D

You can say it as many times as you want Abbeysider
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: D4S on June 24, 2009, 12:26:42 PM
Hven't watched it but a right few people I know think Gavin & Stacey is the funniest sitcom ever!  For me personally FRIENDS will never be beaten...Phoebe makes me double over laughin :D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 24, 2009, 12:29:05 PM
Hven't watched it but a right few people I know think Gavin & Stacey is the funniest sitcom ever!  For me personally FRIENDS will never be beaten...Phoebe makes me double over laughin :D

Gavin & Stacey is rubbish and whilst Friends was funny, it hasn't stood the test of time in my opinion.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 24, 2009, 12:37:57 PM
New season of Entourage starts in a few weeks so can't wait for that.
When will this be on over here?  I see it premieres on 12th July in the US, normally ITV2 had the shows a few days later, would be great if this was the case.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on June 24, 2009, 12:50:31 PM

New season of Entourage starts in a few weeks so can't wait for that.

when does entourage start again on ITV2?

I thought gavin & stacey was very funny up until last years christmas special which was a bit hit and miss.

without a trace is another good show but i havent seen the latest season.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: stevo-08 on June 24, 2009, 12:54:17 PM
Rescue Me was recommended to me.
Have just started watching it, looks alright - Tommy certainly has a few "issues".

Has anyone seen it?? Think there's about 6 seasons in all.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on June 24, 2009, 12:54:56 PM
Any comedy fans MUST buy Curb Your Enthusiasm

My favourite show, comedy wise anyway...

Larry David is a legend, as is big Jeff!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: TacadoirArdMhacha on June 24, 2009, 12:56:28 PM

New season of Entourage starts in a few weeks so can't wait for that.

when does entourage start again on ITV2?

I thought gavin & stacey was very funny up until last years christmas special which was a bit hit and miss.

without a trace is another good show but i havent seen the latest season.

One of the best shows on TV. Like most of the Armerican Crime drama - law and orders, CSIs (except CSI Miami) but Without a Trace and Criminal Minds are definitely the best two.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on June 24, 2009, 12:56:51 PM
Hven't watched it but a right few people I know think Gavin & Stacey is the funniest sitcom ever!  For me personally FRIENDS will never be beaten...Phoebe makes me double over laughin :D

Gavin & Stacey is rubbish and whilst Friends was funny, it hasn't stood the test of time in my opinion.

Bollix  >:(
Gavin & Stacey is quality viewing!

Anyone ever see that Australian show called Kath and Kim ? very funny imho!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 24, 2009, 01:00:16 PM
Any comedy fans MUST buy Curb Your Enthusiasm

My favourite show, comedy wise anyway...

Larry David is a legend, as is big Jeff!
Great show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: D4S on June 24, 2009, 01:03:32 PM
Hven't watched it but a right few people I know think Gavin & Stacey is the funniest sitcom ever!  For me personally FRIENDS will never be beaten...Phoebe makes me double over laughin :D

Gavin & Stacey is rubbish and whilst Friends was funny, it hasn't stood the test of time in my opinion.

Bollix  >:(
Gavin & Stacey is quality viewing!

Anyone ever see that Australian show called Kath and Kim ? very funny imho!

Haven't watched Gavin & Stacey so can't really comment buta few friends think it's hilarious.  Have to disagree about Friends though Ziggy, I could stick E4 on anyday of the week and watch an episode of Friends I've watched 8 times before and still laugh out loud at it, personal preference I suppose.  Have watched Kath & Kim a few times and it is funny but a bit slow with the gags.

In terms of a whole series it's hard to beat Prison Break Series 1+2, got a bit tedious though by series 3! How many times can people break out!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Longshanks on June 24, 2009, 01:13:44 PM
Flight of the Choncords and Curb your Enthusiasm for me...

Also for easy watching and a good few laughs, two and a half men.. ;D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hound on June 24, 2009, 01:17:20 PM
Rescue Me was recommended to me.
Have just started watching it, looks alright - Tommy certainly has a few "issues".

Has anyone seen it?? Think there's about 6 seasons in all.
I really enjoyed Rescue Me. There is one element to it thats a bit weird, but if you can get over that you'll enjoy it. His crew are a great gang!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 24, 2009, 01:19:49 PM
Flight of the Choncords and Curb your Enthusiasm for me...

Also for easy watching and a good few laughs, two and a half men.. ;D

Horrible show!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: stevo-08 on June 24, 2009, 01:38:17 PM
Rescue Me was recommended to me.
Have just started watching it, looks alright - Tommy certainly has a few "issues".

Has anyone seen it?? Think there's about 6 seasons in all.
I really enjoyed Rescue Me. There is one element to it thats a bit weird, but if you can get over that you'll enjoy it. His crew are a great gang!

Yea, they seem like great craic alright. I've only watched the first 2 episodes of season one, the bit when the 2 new recruits were trying to explain Metrosexual to the older lads, had me in tears.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 24, 2009, 01:41:49 PM
A show I started watching a show a few years back when getting ready for work, and I have seen so many repeats of each episode now but I still love it - Everybody Loves Raymond.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 24, 2009, 01:55:05 PM
A show I started watching a show a few years back when getting ready for work, and I have seen so many repeats of each episode now but I still love it - Everybody Loves Raymond.

Quality show. Catch it the odd morning before work too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: longball on June 24, 2009, 02:35:58 PM
Gavin and Stacy very good.
Inbetweeners excellent if u havent seen it watch this show there only 2 seasons so far 6 eps in each and they only last 25 mins an ep but brilliant.

Other shows i really recommend:
Entourage- have always said most under-rated show on tv
Greys Anatomy
The Big Bang Theory
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tim Buzaglo on June 24, 2009, 03:19:02 PM
Hven't watched it but a right few people I know think Gavin & Stacey is the funniest sitcom ever!  For me personally FRIENDS will never be beaten...Phoebe makes me double over laughin :D

....christ!

Gavin and stacey is worth watching though!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Siggy on June 24, 2009, 03:41:37 PM
The West Wing is a must see.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on June 24, 2009, 03:49:05 PM
Supernatural is a top show, Rome is a great one too if you hadn't seen it before. Jericho is a little known one which I thught was excellent - couldn't believe it didn't stay on the air longer than it did.  Watching a bit of Harper's Island on RTÉ 2 these days, seems decent enough.  If you're into your Sci-fi and enjoyed the movie Serenity check out the original series Firefly....
And for just watching a once off show without worrying about series wide story arcs - hard to be any of the Law & Orders
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Longshanks on June 24, 2009, 04:19:36 PM
Flight of the Choncords and Curb your Enthusiasm for me...

Also for easy watching and a good few laughs, two and a half men.. ;D

Horrible show!!

whats horrible about it?? its original, funny and well written...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: vav on June 24, 2009, 04:57:02 PM
Lost in Austen was a good 4 part mini series if ya like Pride & Prejudice..

ohs & never forget Home & Away!!  8)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on June 24, 2009, 05:29:52 PM
Here are the TV shows that I have box sets of:

Curb Your Enthusiasm
South Park
I'm Alan Partridge
Friends
Gavin and Stacey
Scrubs
The Office
Extras
The Wire
Bo Selecta
The Offce: An American Workplace
The Inbetweeners
Father Ted
Dirty Sanchez
Peep Show
Family Guy
Phoenix Nights
Spaced
Max and Paddy

Would recommend them all...

Ones I have in my wishlist on Amazon include: Sopranos, Oz, Arrested Development, Flight of the Conchords, Rome, The Corner, Entourage, Band Of Brothers, Coupling, Brass Eye and Nathan Barley
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 24, 2009, 06:40:30 PM
ohs & never forget Home & Away!!  8)

I've lost all respect for you now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: vav on June 24, 2009, 06:49:35 PM
ohs & never forget Home & Away!!  8)

I've lost all respect for you now.

haha so ya mean ya actually had some in the first place  :o ... tutsky everyone knows H&A is the best soap going   :)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 24, 2009, 06:54:50 PM
ohs & never forget Home & Away!!  8)

I've lost all respect for you now.

haha so ya mean ya actually had some in the first place  :o ... tutsky everyone knows H&A is the best soap going   :)

I felt bad after the bad start we got off to.... not anymore. You're ex-communicated.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: vav on June 24, 2009, 07:05:35 PM
aww well thanks I'll keep that in mind so  :-*  :P
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 24, 2009, 08:17:31 PM
Good idea nail - here's the ones I have box sets of/downloaded:

Arrested development
Curb your enthusiasm
Seinfeld
Frasier
Everybody loves raymond
the office
Only fools and horses
The west wing - best £150 quid ever spent
Friends
The Royle Family
My Family
That 70s Show
Band of Brothers
The Unit - never hear much talk about it but it's a great show
Criminal minds
without a trace
Malcolm in the middle
Inbetweeners
Shamless
Bones
Peep Show
Grounded for Life
Off centre
black books
the detectives
men behaving badly
Fresh prince
one foot in the grave
Teachers
Thin blue line

I think that's it
Have a few lined up to watch, dexter, sopranos, the wire, heroes  etc
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on June 24, 2009, 10:44:10 PM
I am gonna have to get into The West Wing, I have never heard a bad word spoken about it, everyone seems to love it...

Is The Detectives the one with jasper Carrott? I liked that when I was younger.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 24, 2009, 10:46:23 PM
You have some pile of DVD box sets there Our Nail! Entourage is the one to go for next. I have all the series downloaded if you want a copy?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: longball on June 25, 2009, 09:02:06 AM
Does anyone watch the show Phsyc? think it is on BBC at the weekends whenever i see it on i watch it, its a very funny dective show, sorta like Monk only with laughs.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hound on June 25, 2009, 09:20:57 AM
The Unit - never hear much talk about it but it's a great show
Agreed.

But it must be over a year since I've seen it. Is it finished or what channel shows it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on June 25, 2009, 09:56:15 AM
Does anyone watch the show Phsyc? think it is on BBC at the weekends whenever i see it on i watch it, its a very funny dective show, sorta like Monk only with laughs.

f**k Monk was a good show, used to watch that religiously at uni... Without A Trace another show I used to watch most days at uni. Its class as well.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 25, 2009, 11:00:52 AM
Lads, get yourself a copy of Blackadder box set, great value and a great show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 25, 2009, 07:12:04 PM
The Unit - never hear much talk about it but it's a great show
Agreed.

But it must be over a year since I've seen it. Is it finished or what channel shows it?
Haven't a clue, I have series 1 and 2 on dvd, have series 3 downloaded though I've only seen a bit, I think it's well in to series 4 now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyrone86 on June 25, 2009, 08:26:44 PM
The Unit - never hear much talk about it but it's a great show
Agreed.

But it must be over a year since I've seen it. Is it finished or what channel shows it?
Haven't a clue, I have series 1 and 2 on dvd, have series 3 downloaded though I've only seen a bit, I think it's well in to series 4 now.

I think I saw somewhere recently that Season 4 is the last one.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 25, 2009, 08:32:45 PM
The Unit is/was on Bravo I think.

I've watched the first few series of Dexter but I've interest in the current series.

Entourage airs first in the US on 12th July so should be on itv2 a week or so later.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Irenses on June 25, 2009, 09:23:53 PM
The IT Crowd is well worth a watch. Comes from the same writer as Father Ted and Black Books and is a similar kinda humour. Very funny.

And Flight of the Concords I love aswell.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on June 25, 2009, 10:24:18 PM
The Unit - never hear much talk about it but it's a great show
Agreed.

But it must be over a year since I've seen it. Is it finished or what channel shows it?
Haven't a clue, I have series 1 and 2 on dvd, have series 3 downloaded though I've only seen a bit, I think it's well in to series 4 now.

I think I saw somewhere recently that Season 4 is the last one.
Try watchtvsitcoms.com for the Unit - and yep is a top show which rarely gets mentioned
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on June 26, 2009, 01:28:21 AM
This might be a bit high brow for some of you,
The Singing Detective   6 part bbc drama of a Dennis Potter book with Michael Gambon.
It was shown on tv about 20 years ago.
One of the best dramatisations of a book ever done, no exaggeration.


There is an active torrent file of the whole series on Demonoid  (if you are a member).
Just Episode 1,2 and 4 are active on pirate bay.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 28, 2009, 06:19:55 PM
The Unit - never hear much talk about it but it's a great show
Agreed.

But it must be over a year since I've seen it. Is it finished or what channel shows it?
Haven't a clue, I have series 1 and 2 on dvd, have series 3 downloaded though I've only seen a bit, I think it's well in to series 4 now.

I think I saw somewhere recently that Season 4 is the last one.
Try watchtvsitcoms.com for the Unit - and yep is a top show which rarely gets mentioned
Been catching up on the Unit this weekend, series 3 isnt wonderful but I'm about 9 episodes in to series 4 and it's EXCELLENT. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyroneboi on June 28, 2009, 09:22:12 PM
I am gonna have to get into The West Wing, I have never heard a bad word spoken about it, everyone seems to love it...

Is The Detectives the one with jasper Carrott? I liked that when I was younger.

Absolutely superb show. Bought the complete boxset (seasons 1-7) on amazon for 60 quid couple of weeks ago and I'm already up the end of season 2.

Also a big fan of Flight of the Conchords, Inbetweeners and pretty much everything else on the list you had Nail.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on July 03, 2009, 12:58:25 PM
Does anyone watch 30 Rock?  Great comdey written by Tina Fey of Saturday Night Live (Sarah Palin) fame.  Its on 3e and Five, well worth watching.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on July 03, 2009, 01:05:04 PM
Does anyone watch 30 Rock?  Great comdey written by Tina Fey of Saturday Night Live (Sarah Palin) fame.  Its on 3e and Five, well worth watching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOx-gqoB2Nw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOx-gqoB2Nw)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: longball on August 04, 2009, 04:22:38 PM
Has everyone got their applications into sidelinekick for 2nite?

I dunno what to watch.... the woman will want to watch CSI but im gonna put my foot down and watch Big Bro..... if SLK lets me  :-[
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AbbeySider on August 04, 2009, 04:24:35 PM
Does anyone catch Fur TV at 11:30 on MTV.

I have only caught one or two episodes but its really funny!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 04, 2009, 05:08:43 PM
SidelineKick is overloaded with applications at the minute. I'm still waiting to hear back from him if im allowed to watch Friday night's Big Brother.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: SidelineKick on August 04, 2009, 05:24:13 PM
Has everyone got their applications into sidelinekick for 2nite?

I dunno what to watch.... the woman will want to watch CSI but im gonna put my foot down and watch Big Bro..... if SLK lets me  :-[

CSI is a good show, but if I wouldnt want to side with a woman, I'd look gay.  Plus there are a few applications to watch Why Bother, I mean Big Brother.  So I am lifting the ban on BB for 2009.  Watch 'til your hearts are content, which should be about 10 minutes max!

Does anyone catch Fur TV at 11:30 on MTV.

I have only caught one or two episodes but its really funny!

I have never heard of this so no chance.  Do not watch this.


A must watch for everyone tonight is The Inbetweeners. If you do not watch it do not bother logging in tomorrow.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 04, 2009, 06:07:27 PM
Has everyone got their applications into sidelinekick for 2nite?

I dunno what to watch.... the woman will want to watch CSI but im gonna put my foot down and watch Big Bro..... if SLK lets me  :-[

CSI is a good show, but if I wouldnt want to side with a woman, I'd look gay.  Plus there are a few applications to watch Why Bother, I mean Big Brother.  So I am lifting the ban on BB for 2009.  Watch 'til your hearts are content, which should be about 10 minutes max!

Does anyone catch Fur TV at 11:30 on MTV.

I have only caught one or two episodes but its really funny!

I have never heard of this so no chance.  Do not watch this.


A must watch for everyone tonight is The Inbetweeners. If you do not watch it do not bother logging in tomorrow.

Affirmitive. Also the show on before this is worth watching - "You Have Been Watching".

Also not forgetting Eastenders of course.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 05, 2009, 09:35:26 AM
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A must watch for everyone tonight is The Inbetweeners. If you do not watch it do not bother logging in tomorrow.

anyone know when season 3 is starting?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: longball on August 05, 2009, 09:37:15 AM
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A must watch for everyone tonight is The Inbetweeners. If you do not watch it do not bother logging in tomorrow.

anyone know when season 3 is starting?

Season 3 was only comfirmed last night they are due to start filming soon. Think this series revolves round house hunting for a shagging pad.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 05, 2009, 09:38:23 AM
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A must watch for everyone tonight is The Inbetweeners. If you do not watch it do not bother logging in tomorrow.

anyone know when season 3 is starting?

Season 3 was only comfirmed last night they are due to start filming soon. Think this series revolves round house hunting for a shagging pad.

Great, cant come quick enough. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 05, 2009, 09:39:55 AM
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A must watch for everyone tonight is The Inbetweeners. If you do not watch it do not bother logging in tomorrow.

anyone know when season 3 is starting?

Season 3 was only comfirmed last night they are due to start filming soon. Think this series revolves round house hunting for a shagging pad.
Great, cant come quick enough. 
Just got into the 2nd series on Channel 4, its bloody brilliant! 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: SidelineKick on August 05, 2009, 09:42:25 AM
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A must watch for everyone tonight is The Inbetweeners. If you do not watch it do not bother logging in tomorrow.

anyone know when season 3 is starting?

Season 3 was only comfirmed last night they are due to start filming soon. Think this series revolves round house hunting for a shagging pad.

Great, cant come quick enough. 

That's what she said.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: kinghen on August 05, 2009, 11:55:28 AM
I would highly recommend "early doors" its a comedy that was on bbc
written by "dave" from the royle family, who also acts in it, hilariously funny, some great characters and also has the ability to move you emotionally.

I'm not ashamed to admit i shed a tear  :'(
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AbbeySider on August 05, 2009, 12:28:31 PM

Does anyone catch Fur TV at 11:30 on MTV.

I have only caught one or two episodes but its really funny!

I have never heard of this so no chance.  Do not watch this.


This is the funniest 10 mins of a show with puppets you will ever see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmAPMTNu8bM

Let me know what you think.

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bingobus on August 05, 2009, 12:36:41 PM
I would highly recommend "early doors" its a comedy that was on bbc
written by "dave" from the royle family, who also acts in it, hilariously funny, some great characters and also has the ability to move you emotionally.

I'm not ashamed to admit i shed a tear  :'(

Absolute brillant show, simple humour and great laughs. All set in a few scenes.

Pity they only did a couple series of it but it was the type of show that had a limited life span.

"To the regiment, I wish I was there"
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 05, 2009, 01:44:04 PM
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A must watch for everyone tonight is The Inbetweeners. If you do not watch it do not bother logging in tomorrow.

anyone know when season 3 is starting?

Season 3 was only comfirmed last night they are due to start filming soon. Think this series revolves round house hunting for a shagging pad.
Great, cant come quick enough. 
Just got into the 2nd series on Channel 4, its bloody brilliant! 

I was late coming to the show too. Brilliant comedy, laughing that hard at parts, I cry.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on August 05, 2009, 01:48:51 PM
I was bored on iPlayer one day and came across a show called "Outnumbered". It centres around a seemingly normal family with Kids who are a bit crazy. Apparently it's semi improvised so it does come across as fairly real. I downloaded the 2 series as soon as I watched one episode and they are all great. If you can get to watch it you should.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 05, 2009, 02:13:21 PM
I was bored on iPlayer one day and came across a show called "Outnumbered". It centres around a seemingly normal family with Kids who are a bit crazy. Apparently it's semi improvised so it does come across as fairly real. I downloaded the 2 series as soon as I watched one episode and they are all great. If you can get to watch it you should.

Caught an episode or two of it in the past. These kind of sitcoms are usually crap (My Family), but Outnumbered was very good. Unfortunately I keep forgetting to tune into it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on August 05, 2009, 03:18:52 PM
For the kind of thing to expect have a look at this... the young girl is playing 'Hells Kitchen' with her dolls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcgCx7tVBRo

Have to agree about 'My Family' zig it's utter tripe along with a few other BBC sitcoms in fairness... 2 pints of lager, my hero (I hate Ardal O'Hanlon now because of this nonsense show!), grownups, the thin blue line etc.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AbbeySider on August 05, 2009, 03:30:29 PM
This is the funniest 10 mins of a show with puppets you will ever see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmAPMTNu8bM

Let me know what you think.

Did anyone get a chance to watch the above link for FurTV....
Watch it if you get a few mins! Its worth it...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 05, 2009, 03:44:19 PM
This is the funniest 10 mins of a show with puppets you will ever see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmAPMTNu8bM

Let me know what you think.

Did anyone get a chance to watch the above link for FurTV....
Watch it if you get a few mins! Its worth it...

I didnt like it.

I do like my family though Zigg.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 05, 2009, 03:48:01 PM
This is the funniest 10 mins of a show with puppets you will ever see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmAPMTNu8bM

Let me know what you think.

Did anyone get a chance to watch the above link for FurTV....
Watch it if you get a few mins! Its worth it...

I didnt like it.

I do like my family though Zigg.

Eh?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 05, 2009, 03:54:41 PM
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Caught an episode or two of it in the past. These kind of sitcoms are usually crap (My Family), but Outnumbered was very good. Unfortunately I keep forgetting to tune into it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 05, 2009, 03:57:50 PM
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Caught an episode or two of it in the past. These kind of sitcoms are usually crap (My Family), but Outnumbered was very good. Unfortunately I keep forgetting to tune into it.

Ah, getcha now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on August 06, 2009, 12:51:35 AM
For the kind of thing to expect have a look at this... the young girl is playing 'Hells Kitchen' with her dolls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcgCx7tVBRo

Have to agree about 'My Family' zig it's utter tripe along with a few other BBC sitcoms in fairness... 2 pints of lager, my hero (I hate Ardal O'Hanlon now because of this nonsense show!), grownups, the thin blue line etc.

Outnumbered is very good. Love this clip from it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQak6ng0RXQ&feature=related
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on September 29, 2009, 10:14:35 PM
The Office US and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have started back this past few weeks. Great to have them back  ;D

Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a must for anyone who loves comedy, don't think I have seen a funnier show.

Great to have Peep Show back as well.

Downloaded and watched series 1 and 2 of Breaking Bad. Very good show.

Have also downloaded Mad Men to see what the fuss was about after it getting a pile of awards. Have watched the first 2 episodes and seems great so far.

Hopefully these will fill the void left by Entourage when it finishes for the season on Sunday  >:(
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: leenie on October 21, 2009, 10:54:50 PM

just watching glor tire..  yehaw!

later on will probably tune into "watch" to watch reruns of wipeout.... cracks me up especially the yank versions with all the slightly big boned contestants!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on October 21, 2009, 10:58:02 PM
Watching Rome the last couple of weeks - bloody serious show... would highly recommend it
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on October 22, 2009, 07:05:22 PM
House, Family Guy, Two and a half men and Criminal Minds all back on in the US.

'The Cleveland Show' piloted on recently as well, I enjoyed it but hard to see if it can pull it off long term
and bones
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Agnes Dipesto on October 22, 2009, 08:14:19 PM
Watching Rome the last couple of weeks - bloody serious show... would highly recommend it

Rome is an excellent show. Have started watching True Blood on C4 Wednesday nights. Finding it ok so far but the amount of ad breaks during it are a nightmare.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Santino on October 22, 2009, 10:21:15 PM
East Bound and Down on FX is essential viewing for anyone who loves Anchorman and that genre of movies.
Kenny fuckin Powers is a legend!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: JohnDenver on October 23, 2009, 08:53:05 AM
East Bound and Down on FX is essential viewing for anyone who loves Anchorman and that genre of movies.
Kenny fuckin Powers is a legend!

Have heard a bit about this show, yer man is good value in Foot Fist way too.  Must look into gettin it downloaded.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on October 23, 2009, 09:26:44 AM
You mean you must look into getting someone else download it for you, and spend countless hours copying numerous films and tv shows onto DVD for you.

Finished watching Eastbound & Down yesterday. Good show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: JohnDenver on October 23, 2009, 09:36:17 AM
Thats exactly what i mean.  And now that you know about it I expect the process to have begun already!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: aontroim on October 23, 2009, 11:06:58 AM
"You're f**king OUT!"

(Kenny must have been talking to Donal Óg)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on October 23, 2009, 11:09:58 AM
If you're not a fan already, The Inbetweeners shown late on E4/ Channel 4 is worth a look. Very funny.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on January 04, 2010, 09:19:50 PM
This new show on RTÉ 2 looks the business called FlashForward...

Great premise for a show to begin with
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Shazam on January 04, 2010, 09:31:32 PM
Watching Rome the last couple of weeks - bloody serious show... would highly recommend it

About halfway through the second series at the minute on DVD. Lucius' wife Niobe just showed up in Hustle on BBC 1, least I think it is her.

The fight scene in Episode 11 Series 1 with Titus and Vorenus against the gladiators was great. 13!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Shazam on January 04, 2010, 09:32:53 PM
Recently finished watching 'Generation Kill' as well, loved it. Show about the Marines invading Iraq, made by the Wire creators. Based on true story of a Rolling Stone journalist who went about with the Marines and got really immersed in it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gallsman on January 04, 2010, 09:37:27 PM
Rome is good fun, if exceptionally corny at times. Nice few milfs in it and Niobe is seriously hot!

Have started watching Breaking Bad recently and think it's excellent so far.

Have had lot of people tell me about Flash Forward and Fringe being good, think they'll be the next two I'll tackle.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Paul Mc Graths Da on January 04, 2010, 09:37:53 PM
Generation Kill was the best TV show I saw last year.  Eastbound and down, the best comedy.  Be warned with that Flash Forward show.....pretty shite (but nowhere near as bad as heroes)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on January 04, 2010, 09:41:35 PM
Rome is good fun, if exceptionally corny at times. Nice few milfs in it and Niobe is seriously hot!

Have started watching Breaking Bad recently and think it's excellent so far.

Have had lot of people tell me about Flash Forward and Fringe being good, think they'll be the next two I'll tackle.

Enjoyed Fringe a lot but haven't seen it in a good while, will tackle with gusto in the next month or so...

New 24 must be on the horizon too??
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Santino on January 04, 2010, 10:37:00 PM
Just finished season 4 of Dexter which finished few wks ago in the states.
Best season since the first, with one of the most compelling characters i recall in any tv series in a long time in the Trinity killer
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 04, 2010, 11:05:46 PM
Rome is good fun, if exceptionally corny at times. Nice few milfs in it and Niobe is seriously hot!

Have started watching Breaking Bad recently and think it's excellent so far.

Have had lot of people tell me about Flash Forward and Fringe being good, think they'll be the next two I'll tackle.

Enjoyed Fringe a lot but haven't seen it in a good while, will tackle with gusto in the next month or so...

New 24 must be on the horizon too??
Fringe is good although not normally my thing.

As for 24, I believe Jack is back in in the next few weeks for day 8. He usually appears every January.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on January 04, 2010, 11:18:20 PM
Rome is good fun, if exceptionally corny at times. Nice few milfs in it and Niobe is seriously hot!

Have started watching Breaking Bad recently and think it's excellent so far.

Have had lot of people tell me about Flash Forward and Fringe being good, think they'll be the next two I'll tackle.

Enjoyed Fringe a lot but haven't seen it in a good while, will tackle with gusto in the next month or so...

New 24 must be on the horizon too??
Fringe is good although not normally my thing.

As for 24, I believe Jack is back in in the next few weeks for day 8. He usually appears every January.

Aye thought that alright, think I'll have to wait until it's episode 18 or 19 before starting to watch...  I can't watch 24 from one week to the next, a binge of 4 or 5 episodes a day is the only way
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: leenie on January 05, 2010, 12:13:30 AM

got introduced to True Blood last week.... watched a few reruns of series 1 last night...

good show! mental opening though!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: new devil on January 05, 2010, 01:03:03 AM
Watched 1st series of True blood last week..very good show

list of tv shows i have
24
The wire
Office us
friday night lights
weeds
heroes
rescue me
prison break
Entourage
sopranos
family guy
Always sunny in philadelphia
dirty sexy money

All very good shows...Office would be my favourite,followed by entourage,the wire and the Sopranos
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 05, 2010, 10:09:45 AM
I missed the first episode of the new Wallander series on BBC on Sunday - anyone know where I'd get a decent quality download of it??  I'm not a UK resident so the iplayer isn't an option!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 05, 2010, 01:19:28 PM
Bump, can anyone help here??
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyrone86 on January 05, 2010, 01:33:40 PM
I missed the first episode of the new Wallander series on BBC on Sunday - anyone know where I'd get a decent quality download of it??  I'm not a UK resident so the iplayer isn't an option!

Try www.eztv.it (http://www.eztv.it), I can't access it here but they might have it uploaded
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 05, 2010, 01:47:55 PM
Thanks tyrone86, but they don't have it yet.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Homer on January 05, 2010, 02:00:02 PM
Rapidshare links any good to you Billy?

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http://rapidshare.com/files/169048319/wall103.moviex.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/169048184/wall103.moviex.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/169048176/wall103.moviex.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/169047874/wall103.moviex.part4.rar
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 05, 2010, 02:09:23 PM
Thanks, I'll give them a go Homer.  ;)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on January 05, 2010, 02:13:12 PM
Just finished season 4 of Dexter which finished few wks ago in the states.
Best season since the first, with one of the most compelling characters i recall in any tv series in a long time in the Trinity killer

I'm definitely having that Santino... John Lithgow puts in as good a TV acting performance as I've ever witnessed he was simply amazing! For me it was the best series of Dexter so far and the best ending to a series I have ever seen.

I have to also say I am becoming increasingly disillusioned by the Sci Fi guff being produced in America these days. . . Heroes, Lost and Flashforwad seem to be big flash interesting shows then the story disintegrates into a million different pieces leaving you baffled and confused rather than entertained! I watched Heroes religiously and started flashforward but have given them both up at this stage!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: DownFanatic on January 05, 2010, 02:16:34 PM
Dexter is compelling.

Nearly budging Im Alan Partridge from my top show of all time.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Homer on January 05, 2010, 02:17:01 PM
No problem. If you don't have a rapidshare account you'll have to download them one by one. Each file is 200MB so depending on your connection it may take a while but at least it should be of a good quality.

If it asks you for a password when extracting enter:

Code: [Select]
http://zerors.com/
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bensars on January 05, 2010, 02:40:38 PM
Rapidshare is the only way to go.
i have a friend who downloaded the first 3 series of the sopranos in one night last week.  ;)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bingobus on January 05, 2010, 02:48:15 PM
This new show on RTÉ 2 looks the business called FlashForward...

Great premise for a show to begin with

Anyone watch this last night. Thought it was good stuff, a danger it may go off on one like prison break or Lost but so far, so good.

Mad concept altogether! If we knew our future, would we ensure it happens or see if it does happen?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Homer on January 05, 2010, 02:50:31 PM
Rapidshare is the only way to go.
i have a friend who downloaded the first 3 series of the sopranos in one night last week.  ;)

Agreed, if you're serious about downloading get yourself a Rapidshare account and never look back.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: full back on January 05, 2010, 03:04:50 PM
This new show on RTÉ 2 looks the business called FlashForward...

Great premise for a show to begin with

Anyone watch this last night. Thought it was good stuff, a danger it may go off on one like prison break or Lost but so far, so good.

Mad concept altogether! If we knew our future, would we ensure it happens or see if it does happen?

There is a thread about it
Started on Channel 5 a few months ago
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bingobus on January 05, 2010, 03:09:03 PM
This new show on RTÉ 2 looks the business called FlashForward...

Great premise for a show to begin with

Anyone watch this last night. Thought it was good stuff, a danger it may go off on one like prison break or Lost but so far, so good.

Mad concept altogether! If we knew our future, would we ensure it happens or see if it does happen?

There is a thread about it
Started on Channel 5 a few months ago

Knew it was on C5 but missed it. As per usual with US they took a big break after the first run and it'll not be back on air till March in US, so hopefully RTE will run right through with it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: HowAreYeGettinOn on January 05, 2010, 03:21:52 PM
Anyone out there seen 'Pulling'?

I'd seen bits here and there and got the box set for Christmas to see if it was up to much. Just two series - the BBC didn't have the cojones to commission a third - so I ploughed through it last weekend.

I haven't enjoyed a comedy series as much since Fawlty Towers. It is absolutely brilliant. Recommended for anyone looking for a good new(ish) non-PC comedy with plenty of belly laughs.

(By the way - it's written by and stars Sharon Horgan, sister of Irish rugby international Shane.)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 05, 2010, 03:47:05 PM
Lads are those xvid-bia files playable on a (fairly recent model) dvd player?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on January 05, 2010, 03:50:56 PM
Anyone out there seen 'Pulling'?

I'd seen bits here and there and got the box set for Christmas to see if it was up to much. Just two series - the BBC didn't have the cojones to commission a third - so I ploughed through it last weekend.

I haven't enjoyed a comedy series as much since Fawlty Towers. It is absolutely brilliant. Recommended for anyone looking for a good new(ish) non-PC comedy with plenty of belly laughs.

(By the way - it's written by and stars Sharon Horgan, sister of Irish rugby international Shane.)

Seen a few of them and yeah they are excellent!

Would also highly recomment Outnumbered. . . it doesn't really look the part but it is absolutely hilarious and is right up there with the best of them! THe kids in it will blow you away with some of the things they come out with.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Homer on January 05, 2010, 04:08:06 PM
Lads are those xvid-bia files playable on a (fairly recent model) dvd player?

Some DVD players feature support for Xvid and DivX files but can't be sure whether your model will have it just because it's recently new.

I haven't ever used a DVD player for that myself and usually just watch them on the computer or using a TV media player (there was a thread on them pre-Christmas.)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 05, 2010, 04:13:04 PM
Right, sure I'll report back tomorrow.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyroneboi on January 05, 2010, 06:17:19 PM
Rapidshare is the only way to go.
i have a friend who downloaded the first 3 series of the sopranos in one night last week.  ;)

Agreed, if you're serious about downloading get yourself a Rapidshare account and never look back.

How much does Rapidshare cost anyway? How does it work etc etc?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 06, 2010, 09:27:41 AM
Lads are those xvid-bia files playable on a (fairly recent model) dvd player?

Some DVD players feature support for Xvid and DivX files but can't be sure whether your model will have it just because it's recently new.

I haven't ever used a DVD player for that myself and usually just watch them on the computer or using a TV media player (there was a thread on them pre-Christmas.)

Yep, watched it successfully last night on Samsung DVD player after burning to CD (not DVD). 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bensars on January 06, 2010, 09:51:58 AM
Rapidshare is the only way to go.
i have a friend who downloaded the first 3 series of the sopranos in one night last week.  ;)

Agreed, if you're serious about downloading get yourself a Rapidshare account and never look back.

How much does Rapidshare cost anyway? How does it work etc etc?

Two options.
1. free user but it restricts the amount and timescale you can download

2 Premium. Unlimited download ( 25GB every 5 days) . Costs around £5 month but its not a contract. I pay for a month every 3 or 4 months and download whatever films/ series/music/applications you want.

The major difference between it and Torrents etc is the speed. Let it download overnight and then in the morning you will see a list of green links ( downloaded successfully). Average movie 700gb can be downloaded from between 30mins and an hour. As i said in an earlier post 3 series of Sopranos overnight.

Well worth a fiver. ( all of the above is obviously based on information from a thrid party of course !)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on January 06, 2010, 12:07:04 PM
Yep, watched it successfully last night on Samsung DVD player after burning to CD (not DVD).

If you like the Wallander BBC version you might also appreciate the original Swedish series, shown recently on BBC4.
Imo the Swedish series, Swedish actors playing Swedish characters (with e.g. the natural aspirated subtleties of characterisation/humour/black humour/depression) was so much better.
 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 06, 2010, 01:18:41 PM
Yep, watched it successfully last night on Samsung DVD player after burning to CD (not DVD).

If you like the Wallander BBC version you might also appreciate the original Swedish series, shown recently on BBC4.
Imo the Swedish series, Swedish actors playing Swedish characters (with e.g. the natural aspirated subtleties of characterisation/humour/black humour/depression) was so much better.

Thanks Main St.  In fairness to Branagh he's made a good fist of it to-date.  I must look up the Swedish versions - but I'd guess neither are a patch on the books.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Shazam on January 06, 2010, 05:30:41 PM
Finished Rome there last night, its a good show alright. Heard rumours of a film?

Next I shall be watching Arrested Development, the woman got me the box set for Christmas, and then I think I will get Deadwood and maybe Entourage.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 06, 2010, 06:08:35 PM
You hate box sets Shazam!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Santino on January 06, 2010, 07:50:37 PM
Just finished season 4 of Dexter which finished few wks ago in the states.
Best season since the first, with one of the most compelling characters i recall in any tv series in a long time in the Trinity killer

I'm definitely having that Santino... John Lithgow puts in as good a TV acting performance as I've ever witnessed he was simply amazing! For me it was the best series of Dexter so far and the best ending to a series I have ever seen.

I have to also say I am becoming increasingly disillusioned by the Sci Fi guff being produced in America these days. . . Heroes, Lost and Flashforwad seem to be big flash interesting shows then the story disintegrates into a million different pieces leaving you baffled and confused rather than entertained! I watched Heroes religiously and started flashforward but have given them both up at this stage!

Really hope Lithgow gets recognised with an award or more prominent roles in future. only remember him from stupid roles in Third Rock from Sun and Harry and the Hendersons. His portrayal of this complex character is my fav since Frank Sobotka in The Wire Season 2.
Roll on Season 5!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Shazam on January 06, 2010, 08:56:30 PM
Whats Dexter about, in one sentence please?

Anyone else on here like the show Medium with your girl Arquette? I would watch it late night on BBC1 when it was on, was thinking about acquiring some of it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dougal on January 06, 2010, 09:12:19 PM
Whats Dexter about, in one sentence please?

Anyone else on here like the show Medium with your girl Arquette? I would watch it late night on BBC1 when it was on, was thinking about acquiring some of it.

i havent really seen much of it,but basically i think its about a serial killer(by night) who solves murders(by day).i liked what i saw of it but it was always on at 12 or 1 at night so didn get to watch it that often.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on January 07, 2010, 12:14:28 AM
The series follows the day to day events of Dexter Morgan's life, a forensic blood splatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department, who also happens to be a serial killer in his free time. He was taught by his adoptive father, Harry, only to kill those "who deserve it"; mainly, other killers who have escaped the traditional legal system or were never suspected in the first place. It shows him balancing an everyday life with his secret identity all while keeping up a facade of normalcy.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 07, 2010, 12:35:38 PM
You forget to mention that it's also very tongue-in-cheek, and takes the almighty mickey out of CSI-type shows.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Shazam on January 07, 2010, 04:02:42 PM
Sounds good. I will put it in the queue after Deadwood. Started watching Arrested Development last night, the first two episodes, very funny. Teen Wolf 2 fella is very funny, as is the magician Gob.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 07, 2010, 04:15:23 PM
Deadwood's great too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: imtommygunn on January 07, 2010, 04:28:49 PM
Dexter is about a forensic scientist who is in effect a serial killer of serial killers. Figures out who they are by day and kills them at night. His dad knew he was bad so he taught him to only be bad to bad people.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on January 16, 2010, 07:51:12 AM
has anyone seen Great British Railway Journeys which is on 630 each evening on bbc 2

the Documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country by train (using the Bradshaw guidebook)

This is an excellent series and I found it by chance and cant wait for each one to appear. Michaels style of presentation is very relaxing and somehow gives out just the right amount of information whilst allowing us to see breathtaking views and a fascinating incite into the British railways

only a few shows left but are sure to be repeated
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Fluffy Che on January 16, 2010, 09:52:51 AM
Nurse Jackie, currently getting fcuked around all over the place on BBC 2 is worth a gander. Stars Edie Falco ( T. Soprano's other half ) nice shade of black humour and great acting.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: dillinger on January 16, 2010, 10:07:32 AM
has anyone seen Great British Railway Journeys which is on 630 each evening on bbc 2

the Documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country by train (using the Bradshaw guidebook)

This is an excellent series and I found it by chance and cant wait for each one to appear. Michaels style of presentation is very relaxing and somehow gives out just the right amount of information whilst allowing us to see breathtaking views and a fascinating incite into the British railways

only a few shows left but are sure to be repeated

very good
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 18, 2010, 09:25:35 AM
Modern Family is good, and funny.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on January 18, 2010, 09:48:52 AM
Nurse Jackie, currently getting fcuked around all over the place on BBC 2 is worth a gander. Stars Edie Falco ( T. Soprano's other half ) nice shade of black humour and great acting.

Started watching this. . . fantastically dark with some great dialogue and characters!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 18, 2010, 11:25:33 AM
Anyone seen this Glee show? Won a Golden Globe last night. Is it worth all the hype or is it just another one of the shows like High School Musical and the likes. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 18, 2010, 11:55:30 AM
Watched the first 2 episodes of Glee last week  and enjoyed it immensely, lots of your typical high school stereotypes but it doesn't take itself too seriously and has some very funny moments in it
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Santino on January 20, 2010, 05:06:30 PM
Just finished season 4 of Dexter which finished few wks ago in the states.
Best season since the first, with one of the most compelling characters i recall in any tv series in a long time in the Trinity killer

I'm definitely having that Santino... John Lithgow puts in as good a TV acting performance as I've ever witnessed he was simply amazing! For me it was the best series of Dexter so far and the best ending to a series I have ever seen.

I have to also say I am becoming increasingly disillusioned by the Sci Fi guff being produced in America these days. . . Heroes, Lost and Flashforwad seem to be big flash interesting shows then the story disintegrates into a million different pieces leaving you baffled and confused rather than entertained! I watched Heroes religiously and started flashforward but have given them both up at this stage!

See John Lithgow got a Golden Globe for his performance as Trinity.
Well deserved!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 24, 2010, 08:28:23 PM
Jack is back.
24 - Day 8(I think!) starts tonight at 9pm on Sky 1.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: leenie on January 26, 2010, 01:08:00 AM
as mention by others........ glee

its a class show....

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 31, 2010, 10:03:00 PM
that glee is a kids teenage girls show


I've wasted the entire weekend watching episode after episode of NCIS.  It's not criminal minds but it's very good!
I can't believe Kate died though  :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: EagleLord on February 01, 2010, 01:53:49 AM
I liked thon GLEE show myself to be honest..
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AbbeySider on February 01, 2010, 11:55:56 AM
Whats FlashForward like?
Is it long on RTE or is it starting tonight?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on February 01, 2010, 12:26:34 PM
Whats FlashForward like?
Is it long on RTE or is it starting tonight?

Been on about 4 weeks now i'd say, fairly meh to be honest, nothing special but not bad either
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: sandwiches_in_the_boot on February 01, 2010, 02:08:23 PM
Whats FlashForward like?
Is it long on RTE or is it starting tonight?

Seen up to the 10th or so episode, its now on break (they do that in US for some reason midway through a series  ???). It started well, but it's a bit trashy/pish poor now.

Lost is back on this week. Has loads of critics, but at its core it's still a great show. I let them build up and watch about 3 or 4 together on download, ie no ads. Couldn't watch it on TV.

Haven't read the whole thread but the best shows still on TV are:
Mad Men
Rescue Me
Entourage
Dexter

My all time favourites other than above are:
Sopranos
The Wire
Battlestar Galactica
Deadwood
Six Feet Under
Band of Brothers
West Wing
The Shield
Black Books

Recommend any of them for boxsets/downloading.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on February 18, 2010, 03:44:07 PM
After watching the complete 3 seasons of Deadwood in the last while... absolutely top notch stuff couldn't recommend it enough.  Pity it didn't keep going because I was surprised it ended the way it did.  Since the end there was talk of 2 TV movies but looks like that has petered out
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on March 03, 2010, 09:28:26 PM
30 Rock is a great show. Watched all 4 series in past month or so. Well worth watching.

The Cleveland show is good as well.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: down6061689194 on March 03, 2010, 09:36:09 PM
Thon Glee is possibly the queerest show on TV.

Desperate Houswives is on tonight.

http://www.sidereel.com/Dexter/season-1
Dexter is brilliant
And you can watch 1 free every day on that site.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on March 03, 2010, 09:40:45 PM
The Cleveland show is good as well.

Auntie Mama, she's ouuuuuuuutragious!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: EagleLord on March 04, 2010, 01:15:01 AM
That was an odd owl episode wasnt it Zig?!  :D

The amount he kept bokin' up when he found out! They had that bit in family guy befoe too, class!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on March 04, 2010, 01:16:35 AM
Definitely the best one to-date. Laughed myself stupid, especially when Auntie Mama came clean to Cleveland :D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Kimbap on March 04, 2010, 02:57:56 PM
Lots of good shows about at the moment and I'm always on the look out for new ones.These days I only really watch box sets as I live in Asia so not much on the telly.Here some of the best ones ive been watching over the last year or so.

The Wire
The shield
Dexter
Rome
Weeds
Entourage
Arrested development
Curb Your Enthusiasm ..........Best comedy Ive seen

Also been watching "hardy Bucks" on youtube, Haven't laughed as much at the telly/computer before or since.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyrone86 on March 20, 2010, 12:40:39 AM
Downloaded Justified there, a new show that started in America this week starring Timothy Olyphant from Deadwood. A good debut at least, it certainly has potential.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on March 20, 2010, 12:44:46 AM
Downloaded Justified there, a new show that started in America this week starring Timothy Olyphant from Deadwood. A good debut at least, it certainly has potential.

Good actor, have good time for him
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on March 20, 2010, 01:02:46 AM
Downloaded Justified there, a new show that started in America this week starring Timothy Olyphant from Deadwood. A good debut at least, it certainly has potential.

A good actor IMO. he's been in a few good shows such as Scream 2, Gone In 60 Seconds, The Girl Next Door, Die Hard 4, A Perfect Getaway etc
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on March 20, 2010, 01:04:11 AM
Downloaded Justified there, a new show that started in America this week starring Timothy Olyphant from Deadwood. A good debut at least, it certainly has potential.

A good actor IMO. he's been in a few good shows such as Scream 2, Gone In 60 Seconds, The Girl Next Door, Die Hard 4, A Perfect Getaway etc

and one cool mofo in Deadwood
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: BallyhaiseMan on March 20, 2010, 01:05:12 AM
Skins
Inbetweeners
Reaper
Chuck
Supernatural.

Favourite of all time is Veronica Mars,
watched the first two seasons in something like 2 weeks,
Addicted to it. Downloaded it,and also later got the DVD.
I never get sick of watching it .


Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on March 20, 2010, 01:16:01 AM
Downloaded Justified there, a new show that started in America this week starring Timothy Olyphant from Deadwood. A good debut at least, it certainly has potential.

A good actor IMO. he's been in a few good shows such as Scream 2, Gone In 60 Seconds, The Girl Next Door, Die Hard 4, A Perfect Getaway etc

and one cool mofo in Deadwood

is there many seasons of deadwood?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on March 20, 2010, 01:20:48 AM
Downloaded Justified there, a new show that started in America this week starring Timothy Olyphant from Deadwood. A good debut at least, it certainly has potential.

A good actor IMO. he's been in a few good shows such as Scream 2, Gone In 60 Seconds, The Girl Next Door, Die Hard 4, A Perfect Getaway etc

and one cool mofo in Deadwood

is there many seasons of deadwood?
3 seasons of 12 hour long episodes - worth it
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: JimStynes on March 20, 2010, 01:28:35 AM
Skins
Inbetweeners
Reaper
Chuck
Supernatural.

Favourite of all time is Veronica Mars,
watched the first two seasons in something like 2 weeks,
Addicted to it. Downloaded it,and also later got the DVD.
I never get sick of watching it .

Not a fan of that Veronica Mars although Kristen Bell is a total magnet. That Gilmore Girls show that is on E4 is probably the most annoying show on TV ever, such a pile of shite it is.

Does anyone remember the TV series called Tour of Duty which was set during the vietnam war, i used to love that show, with Sarge being my fav character.

The best TV series ever imo has to be The Wire.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: JimStynes on March 20, 2010, 01:37:37 AM
Lots of good shows about at the moment and I'm always on the look out for new ones.These days I only really watch box sets as I live in Asia so not much on the telly.Here some of the best ones ive been watching over the last year or so.

The Wire
The shield
Dexter
Rome
Weeds
Entourage
Arrested development
Curb Your Enthusiasm ..........Best comedy Ive seen

Also been watching "hardy Bucks" on youtube, Haven't laughed as much at the telly/computer before or since.

That Hardy Bucks on youtube is fuckin hilarious
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Jen Cui on March 20, 2010, 04:28:00 AM
Burger and chips please....
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on March 23, 2010, 07:03:33 PM
Breaking Bad started again last week in America. Onto the 3rd series now. Great show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: EagleLord on April 07, 2010, 01:04:45 AM
Dont quite get that hardy bucks atal..just not funny to me..
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on April 07, 2010, 01:06:06 AM
Dont quite get that hardy bucks atal..just not funny to me..

Thank God somebody said it. I was nearly too scared to.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: fitzroyalty on April 07, 2010, 01:17:31 AM
You's aren't watching it properly! The Viper is hilarious!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: EagleLord on April 07, 2010, 01:30:54 AM
Fcuk it, Im guna say it. Seems very low-brow to me. Dont give a shite, good few of my friends love it, but it just seems very stupid comedy to me. Let the abuse rain down on me no doubt...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on April 13, 2010, 07:37:33 PM
rewatching Seinfeld...that's a quality show and has aged surprisingly well! 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on April 19, 2010, 03:08:36 PM
Does anyone watch "Castle" -  Castle is a murder mystery writer who shadows a homicide detective.
It's only come on my radar recently, not a bad show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on April 19, 2010, 03:11:54 PM
Cannnot believe nobody has said it, the Pacific is superb. Almost a cinematic masterpiece squeezed into 50 minutes it just gets better and better. To be honest I prefer it to even The Wire
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on April 19, 2010, 03:16:06 PM
Does anyone watch "Castle" -  Castle is a murder mystery writer who shadows a homicide detective.
It's only come on my radar recently, not a bad show.

Aye it's on RTÉ 1 on Saturday night, watched the first couple of episodes but missed a good few since then  I'll look at them online when I get a chance.  Enjoyed the ones I saw anyway, yer man Fillion seems like a genuinely funny fella and the main lassie in it is fairly easy on the eyes which always helps!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on April 19, 2010, 03:17:48 PM
Does anyone watch "Castle" -  Castle is a murder mystery writer who shadows a homicide detective.
It's only come on my radar recently, not a bad show.

Even it advertised, but haven't gotten around to watching it yet. Must keep an eye out for it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on April 19, 2010, 03:26:39 PM
Does anyone watch "Castle" -  Castle is a murder mystery writer who shadows a homicide detective.
It's only come on my radar recently, not a bad show.

Aye it's on RTÉ 1 on Saturday night, watched the first couple of episodes but missed a good few since then  I'll look at them online when I get a chance.  Enjoyed the ones I saw anyway, yer man Fillion seems like a genuinely funny fella and the main lassie in it is fairly easy on the eyes which always helps!!
yeah, he's very funny, he and the detective bounce of each other perfectly. 
I seen it advertised and downloaded the first 3 episodes and was hooked on it instantly.  Making my may through series 2 today.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on April 24, 2010, 12:31:44 PM
Burn notice. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on April 29, 2010, 12:32:24 AM
LA LA Land on BBC 3. Brilliant craic  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgTT-d9x_6s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgTT-d9x_6s)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on June 01, 2010, 10:36:10 PM
Anyone watching that Spartan that starts tonight on Bravo?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 01, 2010, 11:47:50 PM
Anyone watching that Spartan that starts tonight on Bravo?

Started last week on Bravo. Sky+ it, haven't got around to watching it yet.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on June 01, 2010, 11:52:58 PM
Anyone watching that Spartan that starts tonight on Bravo?

Started last week on Bravo. Sky+ it, haven't got around to watching it yet.

I did the same with tonight's episode, is it the second episode then I take it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 01, 2010, 11:53:48 PM
Anyone watching that Spartan that starts tonight on Bravo?

Started last week on Bravo. Sky+ it, haven't got around to watching it yet.

I did the same with tonight's episode, is it the second episode then I take it?

Yeah.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on June 01, 2010, 11:57:16 PM
Watched the first episode of the sopranos last night - thought it was decent.

Is it worth watchin the whole series?

Also - band of brothers? Is it any use? Seen that eejit from friends on it and thought it'd be crap but the one I watched was ok.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: JimStynes on June 02, 2010, 12:14:12 AM
Watched the first episode of the sopranos last night - thought it was decent.

Is it worth watchin the whole series?

Also - band of brothers? Is it any use? Seen that eejit from friends on it and thought it'd be crap but the one I watched was ok.

I'm on the last epsiode now, watched the whole 6 seasons this past month. Brilliant show, season 6 in particular is very good.

As for Band of Brothers, in my opinion it's the best series along with The Wire that has ever been made.  Even more impressive when you think that it's actually based on real people and real events. You should buy the book aswell!

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on June 02, 2010, 08:42:22 AM
Anyone watching 'Luther' on BBC?
 think its a six part series. very good so far.
the guy that played Stringer bell  from the wire is in it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on June 02, 2010, 09:40:24 AM
Started watching Dexter on DVD last week.......... half way through 1st series. A very good show. Great characters in it.

Band of Brothers while good, imo is not as brilliant as many others say it is. Just my opinion.

Next port of call will be Sons of Anarchy.......... seen a couple of episodes recently on tv and it looks very good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on June 02, 2010, 11:00:15 AM
Watched the first episode of the sopranos last night - thought it was decent.

Is it worth watchin the whole series?

Also - band of brothers? Is it any use? Seen that eejit from friends on it and thought it'd be crap but the one I watched was ok.

I'm on the last epsiode now, watched the whole 6 seasons this past month. Brilliant show, season 6 in particular is very good.

As for Band of Brothers, in my opinion it's the best series along with The Wire that has ever been made.  Even more impressive when you think that it's actually based on real people and real events. You should buy the book aswell!

Just in the middle of Season 6 of The Sopranos, having watched the lot of them in the last couple of months... it's a top class series, very enjoyable.

Band of Brothers is one of the best things you can watch... simple as that
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Shrek on June 02, 2010, 12:28:00 PM
Not sure if this has alrady been covered but.......
anyone watch "How i met your mother"

i have only discovered this recently and love it, had to download buy all 5 series and watch from the start.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 02, 2010, 01:27:32 PM
Always wanted to watch Soprano's boxed-set, but wouldn't have the time at the minute.  But with 24, Lost and Flashforward off my TV, is there anything good starting at the minute?  Is the Spartan any good?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on June 02, 2010, 01:35:55 PM
Quote
Is the Spartan any good?

If gratuitous sex and violence is your thing, then Spartacus is for you.  Seriously though, it's good escapism - I enjoyed it, but it wasn't exactly riveting.  John Hannah is good as the evil, though likeable slavemaster.  Lucy Lawless (remember Xena Warrior Princess, prrrrrrr) is his flakey missus.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on June 02, 2010, 01:53:54 PM
Anyone watching 'Luther' on BBC?
 think its a six part series. very good so far.
the guy that played Stringer bell  from the wire is in it.
Best episode to date last night, also "Chuck" on Virgin 1 is worth a watch
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 02, 2010, 02:37:49 PM
also "Chuck" on Virgin 1 is worth a watch

I saw the episode with Scott Bakula & Chevy Chase. Looks like a good show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on June 02, 2010, 04:35:21 PM
Quote
Is the Spartan any good?

If gratuitous sex and violence is your thing, then Spartacus is for you.  Seriously though, it's good escapism - I enjoyed it, but it wasn't exactly riveting.  John Hannah is good as the evil, though likeable slavemaster.  Lucy Lawless (remember Xena Warrior Princess, prrrrrrr) is his flakey missus.

Bingo!! This Spartan thingy now has a new fan! ;D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on June 02, 2010, 04:44:01 PM
Haven't read back on this thread but "Two and a half men" on Comedy Central is as good as is on tv at the minute.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on June 02, 2010, 06:44:15 PM
also "Chuck" on Virgin 1 is worth a watch

I saw the episode with Scott Bakula & Chevy Chase. Looks like a good show.
Sure is , Completely unbeleivable but  is well written with some very funny characters ( plus agent walker who is very easy on the eye)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyroneboi on June 02, 2010, 06:58:56 PM
Haven't read back on this thread but "Two and a half men" on Comedy Central is as good as is on tv at the minute.

I must be the only one to hate that show. I have watched it several times and just not a fan at all. Give me the likes of Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm any day of the week!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 02, 2010, 09:32:21 PM
Haven't read back on this thread but "Two and a half men" on Comedy Central is as good as is on tv at the minute.

I must be the only one to hate that show. I have watched it several times and just not a fan at all. Give me the likes of Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm any day of the week!
It took me a few episodes to get into it but i've seen pretty much now and it's consistently very funny. About the only show on tv that makes me lol!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: sandwiches_in_the_boot on June 02, 2010, 10:09:03 PM
Quote
Is the Spartan any good?

If gratuitous sex and violence is your thing, then Spartacus is for you.  Seriously though, it's good escapism - I enjoyed it, but it wasn't exactly riveting.  John Hannah is good as the evil, though likeable slavemaster.  Lucy Lawless (remember Xena Warrior Princess, prrrrrrr) is his flakey missus.

Bingo!! This Spartan thingy now has a new fan! ;D

I enjoyed series 1 of Spartacus, as gratuitous as Rome and violent as 300, with a bit of Gladiator thrown in for good measure. Great indulgence!

Also finished the second series of Sons of Anarchy which is fairly decent, from the producer of The Shield, although it features THE WORST Oirish accents I've heard in a long time. The fact the group selling them guns are called the 'True IRA' only adds to the hilarity. Some of the best quotes include in some sort of quasi American/Belfast/Dublin accent... "I grew up in South Armagh boys".... No, you didn't.

I'm also having a crack at Treme, from the makers of the wire, set in New Orleans after Katrina, featuring John Goodman, only watched the pilot, but very good so far and i'm i've also watched the pilot of 'Justified', which stars Timothy Olyphant from Deadwood and is based around a character from a few Elmore Leonard novels, (he wrote Get Shorty and Rum Punch aka Jackie Brown among a pile of books adapted for film for those unfamiliar with his stuff)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Catch the high ball on June 03, 2010, 02:44:08 PM
Does anybody watch Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel every Tuesday at 9pm? Great show which is in its 6th series.
On Tuesday past there, they showed a reconstruction of a real-life mayday call from a boat and the whole rescue operation, thought it was brillant.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on June 10, 2010, 10:50:08 PM
Had a quick look through as i'm just about out of tv series to watch (lucky the world cup is starting), thinking of getting arrested development, dexter, 30 rock - will the woman like them?  She's done the wire and sopranos, so i reckon she should be able to handle dexter?
I might get The Unit for myself too.

Just a few comments on all the shows recommended - West Wing: is it overrated or is it just that this long after the show was aired and with a regime which appears to be based on the show in charge in the US it hasn't aged well?
Entourage: great first 2 series, but am i the only one who thinks series 3 and series 4 haven been getting worse by the episode - is eric one of the most annoying characters on tv?  I haven't seen series 5 or 6 and don't know if i really want to.
Sopranos was excellent until the last series and a half and even then wasn't bad.  Generation Kill and Mad Men are my two favourite series of the past year, although, Mad Men 2 was a let down.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 10, 2010, 10:52:15 PM
The west wing is the best show ever made!!!

I didnt like dexter but arrested development is very funny and the Unit is class.
Should try burn notice.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on June 10, 2010, 10:56:34 PM
Pints - burn notice is watchable, but it aint gonna set the world alight.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 10, 2010, 10:58:16 PM
Pints - burn notice is watchable, but it aint gonna set the world alight.
It's no west wing, but it's very good
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on June 10, 2010, 10:59:41 PM
Never watched the west wing. Just getting through the first season of the sopranos.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on June 10, 2010, 11:08:52 PM
so what's this burn notice all about?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on June 10, 2010, 11:09:55 PM
also, i saw the first episode in the family guy spin off - cleveland, it looked awful to me.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 10, 2010, 11:16:06 PM
so what's this burn notice all about?
A spy who gets served a burn notice and no one will have anything to do with him so he's trying to find out who burned him but in the meantime does private work for cash, kinda like a private detective only with more of a macgyver/A team style to it. He's got a crazy mother and two friends who help him - one a middle aged alcholoic and an ex IRA woman.  It has a nice blend of action and comedy. 


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810788/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810788/)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on June 11, 2010, 10:31:54 AM
The west wing is the best show ever made!!!

I didnt like dexter but arrested development is very funny and the Unit is class.
Should try burn notice.

serious show... finished watching all 6 seasons there about a month and a half ago... very very enjoyable show, very well written
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on June 11, 2010, 01:19:37 PM
Take a trip lads and ladies to your local library ................ loads of tv series boxsets to be borrowed. Presume others can be ordered in. A great amenity.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on July 01, 2010, 10:10:25 PM
Spartacus: Blood and Sand after starting on TV3 there
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on July 01, 2010, 10:46:00 PM
Spartacus: Blood and Sand after starting on TV3 there

Sky+ them off Bravo. Haven't gotten around to watching them yet. Good?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on July 01, 2010, 11:27:10 PM
Spartacus: Blood and Sand after starting on TV3 there

Sky+ them off Bravo. Haven't gotten around to watching them yet. Good?

Violence + sex + fighting = class
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: orange2009 on July 07, 2010, 11:52:38 AM
Has anyone saw the Football's Greatest show on Sky Sports.  Its been great, I dont know if ive missed some as I only started sky+ a week or so ago but some great ones so far.  I personally enjoyed the Maldini one, what a guy!  Played in 8 European Cup finals winning 5!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on July 30, 2010, 12:46:19 PM
Just finished Dexter Season 2. Well worth a watch imo. Both seasons good value at E20 each in HMV.

Starting Sons of Anarchy at weekend. Fwiw will post my opinion in due course.

After that I will give Madmen a go.................... They were raving about it on Newstalk last night.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on July 30, 2010, 01:13:04 PM
Have started watching 'Rev' on BBC2, a sitcom about a married vicar.  Worth a peek on the BBC iplayer if anyone wants to check it out.  Good support from Olivia Colman (Sophie) out of Peep Show as his wife.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: J OGorman on July 30, 2010, 02:14:45 PM
watched my first episode of Mongrels on BT Vision replay (think its on BBC3)...some craic
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyssam5 on July 30, 2010, 07:33:25 PM
Breaking Bad is a good show, high school chemistry teacher goes into the business of meth production.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Watcher Pat on July 30, 2010, 07:34:56 PM
Anyone watch that Sherlock on BBC1 last Sunday. Few from work have said its good never seen it myself.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on July 30, 2010, 08:36:47 PM
Saw a couple episodes of Outnumbered on BBC3/4 last week. Not too bad.................. parents with kids would enjoy it I think.

Trailer Park Boys back on again............. great stuff.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 30, 2010, 08:44:22 PM
Anyone watch that Sherlock on BBC1 last Sunday. Few from work have said its good never seen it myself.
Daft but enjoyable.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Watcher Pat on July 30, 2010, 08:46:32 PM
Maybe try and watch it before Sunday's episode. From what i hear only 3 episodes were commissioned but after feedback they are going for a full series.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on July 30, 2010, 10:48:24 PM
Don't like that Sherlock Holmes programme.

That boy out of the office spoils it - I just can't picture him as anything other than that boy in the office.

Roll on september when criminal minds, NCIS, NCIS LA and Castle return.  Don't know why they all have to break at the one time, I've only burn notice to keep me going. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gerry on July 30, 2010, 10:55:39 PM
Quote
Roll on september when criminal minds, NCIS, NCIS LA and Castle return.  Don't know why they all have to break at the one time, I've only burn notice to keep me going.

same here although not that fussed on on ncis la. started to watch leverage, thought it would be better
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on July 30, 2010, 11:06:19 PM
Quote
Roll on september when criminal minds, NCIS, NCIS LA and Castle return.  Don't know why they all have to break at the one time, I've only burn notice to keep me going.

same here although not that fussed on on ncis la. started to watch leverage, thought it would be better
NCIS LA is not fit to tie NCIS's laces but it's still a decent watch. 

Some ending to the both criminal minds and NCIS last series! Can't wait....
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyrone86 on July 30, 2010, 11:09:18 PM
Quote
Roll on september when criminal minds, NCIS, NCIS LA and Castle return.  Don't know why they all have to break at the one time, I've only burn notice to keep me going.

same here although not that fussed on on ncis la. started to watch leverage, thought it would be better

I'm not too bad - I've Entourage and Mad Men to keep me going over the summer.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gerry on July 30, 2010, 11:27:41 PM
21 sept before ncis back, i take it pog you  watch them online
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on July 30, 2010, 11:28:56 PM
21 sept before ncis back, i take it pog you  watch them online
yeah, download as soon as they're available
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gerry on July 30, 2010, 11:35:03 PM
from here i guess  http://eztv.it/shows/194/ncis/ (http://eztv.it/shows/194/ncis/)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on July 30, 2010, 11:37:16 PM
nah pirate bay
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on August 13, 2010, 10:15:02 PM
Mongerels on BBC 3 is a funny irreverent show.  The Muppets meets The Young Ones.

 I wonder will there be a 2nd series?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on August 17, 2010, 02:58:13 PM
Been watching Law & Order SUV late night on TV3 the last couple of weeks and by accident almost I have ended up watching a good few spisodes of 30 Rock which is on afterwards...

30 Rock is actually a very enjoyable show, yer one Tina Fey is very good in it although Alec Baldwin steals the show... must look into from the beginning
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: take_yer_points on August 17, 2010, 03:56:23 PM
Summer Heights High is a good laugh if you can download it from somewhere. It was shown on BBC3 a year or two ago but haven't seen it again since.

Its a mock-documentary type series (think mockumentary might be the word?) following 3 characters (all played by the same actor - Chris Lilley) in an Australian high school. There's only 8 episodes and I thought it was very good. Chris Lilley has a few other things out as well but I found this by far the funniest.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on August 17, 2010, 04:33:01 PM
Summer Heights High is a good laugh if you can download it from somewhere. It was shown on BBC3 a year or two ago but haven't seen it again since.

Its a mock-documentary type series (think mockumentary might be the word?) following 3 characters (all played by the same actor - Chris Lilley) in an Australian high school. There's only 8 episodes and I thought it was very good. Chris Lilley has a few other things out as well but I found this by far the funniest.
yeah i watched it in Oz when i was there, very funny show
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Wee Shea on August 17, 2010, 10:26:08 PM
Summer Heights High is a good laugh if you can download it from somewhere. It was shown on BBC3 a year or two ago but haven't seen it again since.

Its a mock-documentary type series (think mockumentary might be the word?) following 3 characters (all played by the same actor - Chris Lilley) in an Australian high school. There's only 8 episodes and I thought it was very good. Chris Lilley has a few other things out as well but I found this by far the funniest.

Excellent show. I downloaded it and watched the whole series about five times in a month.

Jonah Takalua  :D :D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on September 02, 2010, 09:03:13 PM
Two and half men on TG4 at 9 tonight.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on September 02, 2010, 09:05:33 PM
Two and half men on TG4 at 9 tonight.

Is on all the time on Paramount Comedy Central on Sky if you have it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 02, 2010, 09:07:06 PM
Two and half men on TG4 at 9 tonight.

Is on all the time on Paramount Comedy Central on Sky if you have it.

Awful show IMO can't watch it at all..

Anyone know when Heroes is back on?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on September 02, 2010, 09:17:45 PM
What does people make of the I.T Crowd? it's been going for the best part of 4 years now..not as good as Father Ted but funny all the same

All the episodes are on here http://www.youtube.com/show?p=msvbOFoC7r8&s=1

My personal favourite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq6HGt9Prek&list=SL&has_verified=1

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Post by: Wee Shea on September 02, 2010, 09:20:47 PM
The IT Crows is bearable.

If you like it you should check out Garth Marengi's Darkplace, an 80s horror spoof, it is absolutely brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=NAtx42WslAQ

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on September 02, 2010, 09:28:23 PM
The IT Crows is bearable.

If you like it you should check out Garth Marengi's Darkplace, an 80s horror spoof, it is absolutely brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=NAtx42WslAQ

Cheers man I'll give that a watch later
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 02, 2010, 10:01:05 PM
Two and half men on TG4 at 9 tonight.

Is on all the time on Paramount Comedy Central on Sky if you have it.

Awful show IMO can't watch it at all..

Anyone know when Heroes is back on?
Two and a Half Men is fifty times better than that Heroes shite, borne out by the fact that it was cancelled!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 02, 2010, 10:40:07 PM
Two and half men on TG4 at 9 tonight.

Is on all the time on Paramount Comedy Central on Sky if you have it.

Awful show IMO can't watch it at all..

Anyone know when Heroes is back on?
Two and a Half Men is fifty times better than that Heroes shite, borne out by the fact that it was cancelled!

Heroes wasn't cancelled was it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyroneboi on September 02, 2010, 11:11:02 PM
If you want to watch a proper funny show then get Entourage on the go. A million times better than that two and a half men garbage!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 02, 2010, 11:14:05 PM
Two and half men on TG4 at 9 tonight.

Is on all the time on Paramount Comedy Central on Sky if you have it.

Awful show IMO can't watch it at all..

Anyone know when Heroes is back on?
Two and a Half Men is fifty times better than that Heroes shite, borne out by the fact that it was cancelled!

Heroes wasn't cancelled was it?
On May 14, 2010, NBC made it official that Heroes was indeed cancelled...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: lawnseed on September 02, 2010, 11:17:40 PM
sparticus blood and sand on bravo now being repeated on tv3. best show on telly. love the way the ladies say "coock"
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: sandwiches_in_the_boot on September 02, 2010, 11:27:15 PM
Anyone seen Brotherhood yet? Just finished the first series there. Irish American gangster series set in Rhode Island. Think its into the third series now. Not quite as good as Wire or Sopranos, but nearly as good, which really isn't bad at all.

In relation to the above, I'd second Entourage and Spartacus.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on September 03, 2010, 12:07:35 AM
Is Brotherhood the one with Jason Isaacs in it? The badie from the Patriot...

Whats this yoke called The Closer like?  Starting on TV3 now...  I'm sure it'll kill the hour till Californication is on!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: lilpaulie85 on September 03, 2010, 01:17:32 AM
underbelly is some show watching it on tv shack at the minute
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on September 03, 2010, 09:16:26 AM
Watched first four episodes of Deadwood . Didn't really engross me and gave the boxset back to my friend. Tad overrrated imo.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyroneboi on September 24, 2010, 03:23:20 PM
Did anyone catch An Idiot Abroad with Karl Pilkington last night on Sky TV? I thought it was superb haven't laughed as much at a show in a long time. It was the first of 8 episodes so hopefully the rest of the series will be as good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on September 24, 2010, 04:07:55 PM
What does people make of the I.T Crowd? it's been going for the best part of 4 years now..not as good as Father Ted but funny all the same

All the episodes are on here http://www.youtube.com/show?p=msvbOFoC7r8&s=1

My personal favourite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq6HGt9Prek&list=SL&has_verified=1

I think it's excellent, has Graham Linehans fingerprints all over it, a good few real laugh out loud moments. Agree the work outing to the play is the best episode. Can't wait for series 5.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on September 24, 2010, 06:29:26 PM
This is England '86.
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Post by: Wee Shea on September 25, 2010, 06:18:44 PM
This is England '86.

Cannot wait for part 4 this Tuesday, it is all gonna kick off big time. Combo is gonna flip out.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on September 25, 2010, 07:46:58 PM
This is England '86.

Cannot wait for part 4 this Tuesday, it is all gonna kick off big time. Combo is gonna flip out.

Aye thought so too at first, but that might be a bit obvious.

I'm enjoying the series more than the film so far. It's been funnier and less brutal, though I'd say that's about to change.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gerry on September 25, 2010, 10:32:14 PM
white collar (http://www.usanetwork.com/series/whitecollar/)
anyone?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on October 03, 2010, 08:10:10 PM
The Defenders, watched the first two episodes, good laugh...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1592254/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1592254/)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 22, 2010, 10:30:04 PM
Anyone watching The Event?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on October 22, 2010, 10:54:53 PM
I give up after second episode - all the jumping from different time periods wrecked my head!

Got in to "The mentalist" lately - class.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on October 22, 2010, 11:06:01 PM
Anyone watching The Event?

Yeah its excellent,up to episode 5 atm
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on October 24, 2010, 07:38:06 PM
The Shield box set (series 1-7) on amazon for 40 quid. Can't beat that.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on October 25, 2010, 10:26:17 PM
The Shield box set (series 1-7) on amazon for 40 quid. Can't beat that.

Rocky I,II,III,IV,V,VI box set €24 in HMV today beats it  :)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on October 25, 2010, 10:33:15 PM
The Shield box set (series 1-7) on amazon for 40 quid. Can't beat that.

Rocky I,II,III,IV,V,VI box set €24 in HMV today beats it  :)
Oh that is good...but the shield comes in a box set done out like a police file (I've it ordered) - I'm such a sucker for stuff like that  :-[
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 25, 2010, 10:37:10 PM
The Shield box set (series 1-7) on amazon for 40 quid. Can't beat that.

Rocky I,II,III,IV,V,VI box set €24 in HMV today beats it  :)
Oh that is good...but the shield comes in a box set done out like a police file (I've it ordered) - I'm such a sucker for stuff like that  :-[
Sounds like a good buy except that I never get through box sets due to always having stuff recorded on sky+. I have only watched about 20 episodes of the 100 odd of The West Wing!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on October 25, 2010, 10:49:11 PM
The Shield box set (series 1-7) on amazon for 40 quid. Can't beat that.

Rocky I,II,III,IV,V,VI box set €24 in HMV today beats it  :)
Oh that is good...but the shield comes in a box set done out like a police file (I've it ordered) - I'm such a sucker for stuff like that  :-[
Sounds like a good buy except that I never get through box sets due to always having stuff recorded on sky+. I have only watched about 20 episodes of the 100 odd of The West Wing!
how much can you store on sky+?
sky wouldnt appeal to me, dont watch much normal tv but I'd sit and watch episode after episode of something on dvd or downloaded.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on October 26, 2010, 12:25:37 AM
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss on bbc is good viewing! it's on now bbc4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vcwm7
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on October 26, 2010, 10:34:08 AM
Started watching the event, looks good so far.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on October 26, 2010, 02:01:25 PM
started to watch 'breaking bad ' on BT vision, only through the first few episodes , but very good so far
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: caughtredhanded on October 26, 2010, 03:37:45 PM
I give up after second episode - all the jumping from different time periods wrecked my head!

Got in to "The mentalist" lately - class.

Fully agree, The Mentalist is a brilliant show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on October 26, 2010, 03:41:50 PM
Just started watching Dexter, almost through the first series - its not bad, keeps you watching.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on October 26, 2010, 05:12:00 PM
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss on bbc is good viewing! it's on now bbc4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vcwm7


A very good show. Well worth a watch.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenmachine on October 26, 2010, 05:29:53 PM
Dexter is an unbelievable series, the fourth season is some of the best tv i've ever watched! Started watching brotherhood and 24 recently-good tv and should keep me busy for a week or two!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: DownFanatic on October 26, 2010, 06:41:23 PM
Dexter is the best series on TV bar none.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyroneboi on November 05, 2010, 01:06:17 PM
New short episode of Alan Partridge:

http://www.fostersfunny.co.uk/alanpartridge/
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 05, 2010, 01:09:29 PM
It's only just started over here - and only has 6 episodes in the first season but AMC (creators of Mad Men and Breaking Bad) have another cracking show on their hands.

It's a zombie series based on the comic "The Walking Dead". It's already been picked up for a second season.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on November 05, 2010, 01:45:20 PM
I might get The Unit for myself too.

Got series one of this - awful trite rubbish imo.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on November 05, 2010, 02:00:29 PM
The Walking Dead starts tonight on Sky, looking forward to it.  Had no shows to watch since the end of 24, Lost and Flashforward but have started watching The Event recently which looks good so far.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on November 05, 2010, 02:55:42 PM
The Walking Dead seems like it could be a good show alright.  I've started into watching that NCIS.  I always wonder how the Navy get involved in all those cases though  ??? ???
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Jimmy Joe on November 05, 2010, 03:01:09 PM
They even end up in the desert in Mexico?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: lurganblue on November 05, 2010, 03:04:12 PM
Sticking with the 24 boxsets at the min. Can't understand how I didn't watch these from the start. Excellent.

Hoping Santa might bring me the pacific series. Apart from that I've been muddling through the new series of fringe, which has turned into crap IMO
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on November 05, 2010, 03:06:30 PM
About to start season 5 of the Wire, anything after this is going to be a massive letdown...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on November 05, 2010, 04:07:26 PM
About to start season 5 of the Wire, anything after this is going to be a massive letdown...
true, i've been struggling to replace it, although, no, i won't say it.

Anyone watch the other show 'The Corner' (?) on which the wire was based? 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on November 05, 2010, 04:13:58 PM
Anyone like 'The Middle'?  I do.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 05, 2010, 07:03:59 PM
Anyone like 'The Middle'?  I do.
Is this a Malcolm In the Middle-alike? Which I loved!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on November 05, 2010, 11:52:21 PM
anyone watch 'the walking dead' tonite.

thought it was good myself although they did rip off '28 days later' a bit, with him waking up in the hospital and all that.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on November 06, 2010, 12:00:33 AM
Anyone watching the new series of Deadliest Catch on Discovery... for some reason I'm glued to it!! Very entertaining stuff
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on November 10, 2010, 01:34:22 PM
Two shows I've been watching recently.

Boardwalk Empire - Very good so far. Good acting, interesting storyline, and some very promising characters.

The Event - Awful shite. Terrible acting, crap predictable storyline, hammy idiot proof dialogue, and not one character that isn't either painfully dull or so irritating that you want them put down immediately.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on November 10, 2010, 02:22:36 PM
Anyone like 'The Middle'?  I do.
Is this a Malcolm In the Middle-alike? Which I loved!

I found 'Malcolm' a bit cheesy; this is good sarky stuff.  Good characterisation. 

Quote
Boardwalk Empire - Very good so far. Good acting, interesting storyline, and some very promising characters.

I'm about four episodes into this - Buscemi is wonderful as usual, and the storyline has Sopranos parallels.  Am liking it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on November 10, 2010, 03:41:20 PM
Anyone like 'The Middle'?  I do.
Is this a Malcolm In the Middle-alike? Which I loved!

It tries to be like Malcolm In the Middle, but fails miserably.

The wee lad, anyone think he's kinda weird looking?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on November 10, 2010, 04:03:46 PM
Cake boss on Discovery channel is worth a watch. unreal cakes  :o
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on November 10, 2010, 04:39:18 PM
Cracking comedy imo on GOLD late at night called Early Doors. The two waster policemen in it must be close to the funniest characters in sitcomland.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyroneboi on November 10, 2010, 06:28:23 PM
I watched the first two episodes of Phone Shop on 4OD last night. I was quite impressed by it and will certainly watch the rest of the series.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: trileacman on November 20, 2010, 10:10:32 PM
pillars of earth on now!! any good?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on December 05, 2010, 06:25:22 PM
Has anyone seen Frankie Boyle's new show  on CH4 "Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights"?

Great show, the standup bits are similar to his new DVD and the sketches are brilliant.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on December 05, 2010, 06:49:23 PM
There's a fantastic show on More 4 called 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret'. Starring David Cross (Arrested Development) and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners). I was in stitches laughing at it and had to find the one's I've missed so far on 4OD this morning.

More 4 - Sundays - 10.40pm.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on December 05, 2010, 09:10:02 PM
Lovin Boardwalk Empire.

Anyone watchin Walking Dead? If so is it any good?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on December 05, 2010, 09:26:40 PM
Boardwalk Empire is fantastic.

I never thought anything would come close to The Sopranos but this is up there.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on December 10, 2010, 11:10:05 PM
final episode of the walking dead (season 1)  just aired. its a damned good show - pity there were only 6 episodes. thankfully season 2 is supposed to have 13 episodes.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on December 11, 2010, 12:48:32 AM
Been watching a decent amount of Fringe and Stargate Universe in the last few weeks - two decent enough shows...

Fringe is particularly good, good storylines and overall plot

I've nearly got up with all the episodes aired so far...

Reckon I'll have to give this Walking Dead a shout - what's The Event like???  Any use??
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on December 11, 2010, 07:35:42 AM
final episode of the walking dead (season 1)  just aired. its a damned good show - pity there were only 6 episodes. thankfully season 2 is supposed to have 13 episodes.

It's a good show alright. They must have been testing the water with the six though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on December 12, 2010, 12:34:50 AM
Underbelly on TV3. Series nearly over but worth getting on DVD. Events shown very close to what actually happened.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on December 12, 2010, 01:20:59 AM
Been watching a decent amount of Fringe and Stargate Universe in the last few weeks - two decent enough shows...

Fringe is particularly good, good storylines and overall plot

I've nearly got up with all the episodes aired so far...

Reckon I'll have to give this Walking Dead a shout - what's The Event like???  Any use??
watched episode one and two of 'the event', didn't get around to watching more of it, although I had intended to.  The first episodes were mildly interesting.  A few lads on here have given it bad reviews and I kinda suspected it might be getting worse with each episode.
If you're downloading it, fair enough, but don't be buying it
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on December 12, 2010, 02:20:51 AM
Series 5 (31) of new Doctor Who has been quite wonderful, with Matt Smith as The Doctor and Steven Moffat (Press Gang & Coupling) as the new head writer. Really looking forward to the Christmas Special - A Christmas Carol.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on December 12, 2010, 05:06:51 PM
& Karen Gillan is quite good as well.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on December 13, 2010, 12:58:33 PM
Been watching a decent amount of Fringe and Stargate Universe in the last few weeks - two decent enough shows...

Fringe is particularly good, good storylines and overall plot

I've nearly got up with all the episodes aired so far...

Reckon I'll have to give this Walking Dead a shout - what's The Event like???  Any use??
watched episode one and two of 'the event', didn't get around to watching more of it, although I had intended to.  The first episodes were mildly interesting.  A few lads on here have given it bad reviews and I kinda suspected it might be getting worse with each episode.
If you're downloading it, fair enough, but don't be buying it

Very fair description. It has very weak central characters, which let it down big time. Poor ratings in the States too, with talk of it not getting any more than one series.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 13, 2010, 01:41:06 PM
Jimmy McGovern's 'The Accused' has been great viewing the past 4/5 weeks.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on December 13, 2010, 05:43:01 PM
Finished the 1st season of Sons of Anarchy last night. A brilliant series imo and I would recommend it highly. Going for halfnothing at HMV at the moment.

Got a loan of 2 BBC boxsets at weekend from a mate

House of Cards trilogy
t**ker Tailor Soldier Spy

Really looking forward to them.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on December 17, 2010, 04:20:52 PM
Did anyone see Jerome Hughes Homeless at Christmas last night on TV3

I thought i was a very interesting insight to the homeless

http://www.tv3.ie/article.php?article_id=50083&locID=1.2.&pagename=news
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on December 17, 2010, 05:11:03 PM
Boardwalk Empire is fantastic.

I never thought anything would come close to The Sopranos but this is up there.

Watched the last episode in the first series the other night, I'd agree with you - fascinating drama.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on December 17, 2010, 11:57:04 PM
Just happened to turn on Spartacus which is on BRAVO right now,didn't realise there was so much roiding in it
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Orangemac on December 18, 2010, 12:24:34 AM
My wife was watching this for weeks on TV3 before I saw it.

Thought it was just a rip off of Gladiator until I saw it, serious amount of dirt in it.

John Hannah is good in it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on December 18, 2010, 12:46:07 AM
Just happened to turn on Spartacus which is on BRAVO right now,didn't realise there was so much roiding in it

Roiding?

this




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Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on December 18, 2010, 12:48:53 AM
Do you have to reply to every post I make?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on December 18, 2010, 12:50:51 AM
Do you have to reply to every post I make?

No. Well you could always go AWOL for another month  ;) (might help your paranoia)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on December 18, 2010, 01:01:46 AM
Do you have to reply to every post I make?

Well you could always go AWOL for another month  ;)

Your the only one who has to keep posting on here when they are out of the country...if in fact you actually were in New York that time....
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on December 18, 2010, 01:06:01 AM
Do you have to reply to every post I make?

Well you could always go AWOL for another month  ;)

Your the only one who has to keep posting on here when they are out of the country...if in fact you actually were in New York that time....

Yep your paranoia is getting quite serious now. for your information i'm almost always out of the country
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on January 01, 2011, 09:25:44 PM
Did anyone catch An Idiot Abroad with Karl Pilkington last night on Sky TV? I thought it was superb haven't laughed as much at a show in a long time. It was the first of 8 episodes so hopefully the rest of the series will be as good.

watched the 1st 2 episodes last night. very funny.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on January 01, 2011, 10:23:37 PM
Halfway through the second series of Deadwood.

Excellent.

Who would have thought Lovejoy was such a bad ****?!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on January 03, 2011, 02:03:04 AM
Halfway through the second series of Deadwood.

Excellent.

Who would have thought Lovejoy was such a bad ****?!

Top quality show... one of my favourites
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 03, 2011, 09:28:49 AM
Halfway through the second series of Deadwood.

Excellent.

Who would have thought Lovejoy was such a bad ****?!

Top quality show... one of my favourites
Big man for antique related high jinks?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: lurganblue on January 03, 2011, 09:49:05 AM
Halfway through the second series of Deadwood.

Excellent.

Who would have thought Lovejoy was such a bad ****?!

Working my way through the 24 boxset at the min but when I finish I wanna start the deadwood series. Looks great
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hoof Hearted on January 03, 2011, 09:51:10 AM
Anyone watch previous series' of Hustle ?
New Series starts this Friday @ 9.00PM. Good Show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Just Puck It on January 03, 2011, 05:22:36 PM
Anyone ever seen the series Dexter?  Downloaded the first two series but have yet to start watching.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on January 03, 2011, 06:57:26 PM
Just started season 4 of Dexter - its a good show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: liihb on January 04, 2011, 01:00:17 PM
Anyone ever watch Misfits, its hilarious
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 04, 2011, 01:03:28 PM
Anyone watch previous series' of Hustle ?
New Series starts this Friday @ 9.00PM. Good Show.

Watched the first couple of series, but stopped after start. Went off the boil a bit and took itself a bit too seriously.

Might catch it tonight and see if it's back to past glories.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyroneboi on January 04, 2011, 01:31:58 PM
Has anybody seen Eastbound and Down before? I started watching it over the weekend there and it was very enjoyable well worth a watch. Only 6 episodes in the first series so I didnt buy it just watching it online.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on January 04, 2011, 03:35:30 PM
Has anybody seen Eastbound and Down before? I started watching it over the weekend there and it was very enjoyable well worth a watch. Only 6 episodes in the first series so I didnt buy it just watching it online.

Good show, very funny.

I watched all of the first series of The Walking Dead last week, thought it was absolutely class.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on January 04, 2011, 03:38:50 PM
& Karen Gillan is quite good as well.

And she's REALLY hot, defo one for the hot redheads thread! I thought the Christmas special was fantastic.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 04, 2011, 03:45:36 PM
& Karen Gillan is quite good as well.

And she's REALLY hot, defo one for the hot redheads thread! I thought the Christmas special was fantastic.

Karen Gillan is the wallpaper on my computer :)

As for the Christmas Special. Brilliant hour of television, a very clever twist on the Christmas Carol story.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on January 04, 2011, 07:30:08 PM
& Karen Gillan is quite good as well.

And she's REALLY hot, defo one for the hot redheads thread! I thought the Christmas special was fantastic.

Karen Gillan is the wallpaper on my computer :)

As for the Christmas Special. Brilliant hour of television, a very clever twist on the Christmas Carol story.

It's getting better every year. I thought replacing Tennant was going to be a huge problem- I've been proven resoundingly wrong.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on January 04, 2011, 07:45:14 PM
& Karen Gillan is quite good as well.

And she's REALLY hot, defo one for the hot redheads thread! I thought the Christmas special was fantastic.

Karen Gillan is the wallpaper on my computer :)

As for the Christmas Special. Brilliant hour of television, a very clever twist on the Christmas Carol story.

It's getting better every year. I thought replacing Tennant was going to be a huge problem- I've been proven resoundingly wrong.

Yep shes already on the hot redhead thread, what did you guys make of Katherine Jenkins first acting performance more than a good singer i thought
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on January 04, 2011, 11:19:55 PM
I didnt think she really had much to do. She was so goody goody she was almost like a panto goody goody leading lady.

I will say though that I did sat to someone afterwards that I was in love with Katherine Jenkins and in total lust with Karen Gilan!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 05, 2011, 12:53:15 AM
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Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on January 05, 2011, 01:06:40 AM
I didnt think she really had much to do. She was so goody goody she was almost like a panto goody goody leading lady.

I will say though that I did sat to someone afterwards that I was in love with Katherine Jenkins and in total lust with Karen Gilan!

Love or lust for this town mayor?

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on January 18, 2011, 09:12:34 PM
Some hot looking women on Channel 4 right now....
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on January 18, 2011, 09:38:33 PM
Seriously where do they get all the money for this? & the men treat the women poorly! "shes away so no ones around to clean out my caravan"
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: sammymaguire on January 18, 2011, 10:05:59 PM
They don't pay a penny of tax, cute hoors
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on January 18, 2011, 10:17:23 PM
Anyone seen any Boardwalk Empire? Been recommended it so might start downloading.

Downloading a documentary series Gangland as well at the minute.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: heffo on January 18, 2011, 10:20:01 PM
Anyone seen any Boardwalk Empire? Been recommended it so might start downloading.

Downloading a documentary series Gangland as well at the minute.

It's very good and well worth watching.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 20, 2011, 05:08:15 PM
This new Sky Atlantic channel should be good, starting 1st Feb, they have first dibs on all HBO shows.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: flantheman82 on January 20, 2011, 08:06:40 PM
Human planet. On now on BBC and BBC hd. Unbelievable footage. Could watch stuff like this all day.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on January 21, 2011, 08:54:49 AM
This new Sky Atlantic channel should be good, starting 1st Feb, they have first dibs on all HBO shows.

HBO really are the benchmark when it comes to TV.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Up The Middle on January 21, 2011, 11:33:05 AM
Have started watching Lie to me. Has anyone else seen it. Its not a bad show, about a scientist who can tell when your lying just by talking to you (he reads your facial expressions and breathing patterns), he works for the FBI solving crimes by interviewing the suspects of mureders and what not, there is an english actor Tim Roth in the lead role. He would come in handy round the Dail at the minute.

Some tasty women in it too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on January 21, 2011, 11:53:40 AM
Have heard good reports on Breaking Bad, anyone recommend it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 21, 2011, 12:24:35 PM
This new Sky Atlantic channel should be good, starting 1st Feb, they have first dibs on all HBO shows.

HBO really are the benchmark when it comes to TV.

They certainly do. I hope they start to show programmes like The Wire, Entourage etc from the start again.
Have heard good reports on Breaking Bad, anyone recommend it?

Brilliant show. Been 3 series so far and gets better and better.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tommysmith on January 21, 2011, 01:22:58 PM
I didnt think she really had much to do. She was so goody goody she was almost like a panto goody goody leading lady.

I will say though that I did sat to someone afterwards that I was in love with Katherine Jenkins and in total lust with Karen Gilan!

Love or lust for this town mayor?



Who is she???
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 21, 2011, 01:38:37 PM
Katherine Jenkins, a Welsh singer. Classic-cum-pop music, if you catch my drift. Fantastic voice.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tommysmith on January 21, 2011, 02:18:18 PM
Katherine Jenkins, a Welsh singer. Classic-cum-pop music, if you catch my drift. Fantastic voice.

I didnt realise it was her, some body on her there  :o
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on January 21, 2011, 02:33:52 PM
Katherine Jenkins, a Welsh singer. Classic-cum-pop music, if you catch my drift. Fantastic voice.

I didnt realise it was her, some body on her there  :o

What i would give for some camel toe in that pic, ahem.

I digress; this sky atlantic channel, is it going to be HD only, or will anyone be able to watch???
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 21, 2011, 03:02:05 PM
I've HD, so I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on January 26, 2011, 12:40:05 AM
Right so whats the deal with Sky Atlantic?  I've Sky Movies but not the HD ones - will I get it automatically?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 26, 2011, 01:13:52 AM
It's not a movie channel.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on January 26, 2011, 11:42:18 AM
is it only going to be for HD then or will all sky customers get it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on January 26, 2011, 12:06:24 PM
I think it said all Sky customers get it. They said it would be channel 108 so it'll take the place of Sky3. When does it start? Think I heard next Monday but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on January 26, 2011, 12:16:01 PM
I think it said all Sky customers get it. They said it would be channel 108 so it'll take the place of Sky3. When does it start? Think I heard next Monday but I'm not sure.

Feb 1st.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on January 26, 2011, 01:02:10 PM
Just reading through the Sky magazine there, The Sopranos will also be starting from the first season next Wednesday. Couple of other good ones like The Wire and Entourage, as well.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: lurganblue on January 26, 2011, 01:14:04 PM
was reading the sky magazine this morning too.  That new channel looks to have some good shows coming onto it. I'll certainly give the broadstreet one a go and possible the one with tom selleck
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 27, 2011, 02:05:24 PM
There have been some great documentaries on TG4 the past few wednesday nights on Dan Breen, Tom Barry and last night it was Ernie O'Malley.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on February 04, 2011, 12:05:29 PM
Saw Louis Theroux' programme last night about the Zionists in the West Bank. Usual health warnings to be applied to these programmes ( ie... editing etc) but was a good watch. You have to give it to LT he is very good at getting people to talk to him.
On the basis of what I saw last night it will be very hard to reach any compromise solution to the issues there.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on February 04, 2011, 12:44:50 PM
I watched Treme last week, 10 episodes drama set in New Orleans, a few months after hurricane Katrina.
Co-written by the Wire /Homicide lad, David Simon.
Usual suspects as the main actors, Bunk and Lester from the Wire, Kay from Homicide and even a drop-in part for Prez.

Excellant stuff, along with a pulsating soundtrack.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on February 04, 2011, 12:46:42 PM
I watched Treme last week, 10 episodes drama set in New Orleans, a few months after hurricane Katrina.
Co-written by the Wire /Homicide lad, David Simon.
Usual suspects as the main actors, Bunk and Lester from the Wire, Kay from Homicide and even a drop-in part for Prez.

Excellant stuff, along with a pulsating soundtrack.

Is that the one with John Goodman in it? Seen it advertised on Sky HD, looked good but I forgot when it's on  :-\
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on February 04, 2011, 01:46:56 PM
Yeah, John Goodman is in it.

I suppose you can check out the sky schedule here for Treme
http://skyatlantic.sky.com/treme (http://skyatlantic.sky.com/treme)

Nice picture of Bunk in full flow



Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on February 04, 2011, 03:38:28 PM
Anyone ever seen Spartacus?  :o Watched the first episode the other day, lord almighty its basically every young high school fella's dream. Don't know whats more gratuitious - the blood or the sex.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on February 04, 2011, 03:56:43 PM
Seen a bit of the first one Puck. Didn't watch anymore.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nifan on February 04, 2011, 04:50:04 PM
actually gets quite good against the early odd puck.
I watched it after seeing a few reviews saying stick with it - its ridiculous but enjoyable.

charlie brookers take was "But here's the surprise – after a disappointingly slow (yes, slow – despite the constant sex and violence) pair of opening episodes, Spartacus starts to improve exponentially until somewhere round episode five, where you stop enjoying it ironically and start to enjoy it outright"
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on February 04, 2011, 04:52:32 PM
Going to have to square it away with the missus. There were a few raising of the eyebrows here and there. And I just realised it was the first episode of the second series that I watched.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 04, 2011, 05:16:55 PM
Ah the first series of Spartacus was a good laugh, and strangely compelling, despite all its flaws.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Fluffy Che on February 05, 2011, 09:58:07 AM
Watched all season 1 of Spartacus and it fair pulls you along, really enjoyed it. Sadly the boy playing Spartacus has been diagnosed with cancer and has been replaced by the lead from Prison Break!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 07, 2011, 10:39:48 PM
Show on now about Robbo, might be a bit of a love-in, we will see.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on February 09, 2011, 10:10:38 PM
Boston Legal on CBS Dramz at 10.00pm.  Good fun.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on February 10, 2011, 12:48:45 AM
Just finished season 1 of boardwalk empire....good but not great! Decent storyline which isn't all over the place ala Lost or that shit called The Event!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on February 10, 2011, 08:20:42 AM
Just finished season 1 of boardwalk empire....good but not great! Decent storyline which isn't all over the place ala Lost or that shit called The Event!

I definitely prefer that Blue Bloods show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on February 10, 2011, 08:29:27 AM
Just finished season 1 of boardwalk empire....good but not great! Decent storyline which isn't all over the place ala Lost or that shit called The Event!

I definitely prefer that Blue Bloods show.
Must have a goo at that show so!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on February 10, 2011, 08:40:36 AM
Always meant to get around to watching The Soprano's, so couldn't believe it when I saw that season 1 wast starting last night on Atlantic HD.  One episode a week would have been no good to me a few years ago, but it suits me down to the ground now as I barely get near the TV at night.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 10, 2011, 10:33:31 AM
Am watching a Danish Crime series called Forbrydelsen (translates as The Killing) at the moment; very highly recommended. 

I think it's showing on BBC3 or 4 on Saturday nights too.  For those who don't like subtitles it's being remade by AMC in the US at present too - they're the folk who make Mad Men.  The (relatively) good news is that AMC have also decided that the great US tv-watching public will be able to handle a series set in a foreign land that isn't about US-folk saving the world - the series will be set in Denmark with Danish characters.  I think they've changed the name of the lead detective from Sarah Lund to Sarah Linden - who decides these things?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on February 10, 2011, 11:19:40 AM
I watched Treme last week, 10 episodes drama set in New Orleans, a few months after hurricane Katrina.
Co-written by the Wire /Homicide lad, David Simon.
Usual suspects as the main actors, Bunk and Lester from the Wire, Kay from Homicide and even a drop-in part for Prez.

Excellant stuff, along with a pulsating soundtrack.

Is that the one with John Goodman in it? Seen it advertised on Sky HD, looked good but I forgot when it's on  :-\

has treme started yet on sky atlantic?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on February 10, 2011, 12:16:41 PM
Saw an ad briefly in the Herald last night advertising a show based on Trailer Park Boys shortly in Dublin. Will have to look into it better later as hopefully Bubbles, Julian, Lahy and Co are coming to town.

Finishing up season 2 of Sons of Anarchy and really enjoying it. Dexter season 4 lined up to watch afterwords.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on February 10, 2011, 02:40:39 PM
I watched Treme last week, 10 episodes drama set in New Orleans, a few months after hurricane Katrina.
Co-written by the Wire /Homicide lad, David Simon.
Usual suspects as the main actors, Bunk and Lester from the Wire, Kay from Homicide and even a drop-in part for Prez.

Excellant stuff, along with a pulsating soundtrack.

Is that the one with John Goodman in it? Seen it advertised on Sky HD, looked good but I forgot when it's on  :-\

has treme started yet on sky atlantic?

Nope, its starting on Friday the 18th
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on February 10, 2011, 03:04:47 PM
Am watching a Danish Crime series called Forbrydelsen (translates as The Killing) at the moment; very highly recommended. 

I think it's showing on BBC3 or 4 on Saturday nights too.  For those who don't like subtitles it's being remade by AMC in the US at present too - they're the folk who make Mad Men.  The (relatively) good news is that AMC have also decided that the great US tv-watching public will be able to handle a series set in a foreign land that isn't about US-folk saving the world - the series will be set in Denmark with Danish characters.  I think they've changed the name of the lead detective from Sarah Lund to Sarah Linden - who decides these things?
By chance I saw the 3rd episode on BBC4, stopped watching after 5 minutes, downloaded the whole series and watched it from the beginning over a few days
The rule of thumb is, the original subtitled drama is the real McCoy.
It is an excellent contrived smoke and mirrors investigation, 20 episodes for the 20 days of the investigation.


Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on February 13, 2011, 12:27:27 PM
Blue Bloods is excellent,have watched 14 episodes of it over the past few days.
Hopefully it will be something that runs for a number of seasons.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on February 13, 2011, 12:52:51 PM
Not really sure where else to post this, what website would be most recommended for downloading films/TV shows? A friend recommended piratebay.org, is it any use?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on February 13, 2011, 12:55:58 PM
Not really sure where else to post this, what website would be most recommended for downloading films/TV shows? A friend recommended piratebay.org, is it any use?

Its the only site I use for downloading.
Remember you have to also have software such as uTorrent to download the content from piratebay.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bloodybreakball on February 13, 2011, 01:22:08 PM
really laoisLad? i liked the second episode on sky atlantic more than the first episode but i thought that it was a wee bit like a cross between law and order (which is very, very good) and brothers and sisters (which is very very bad) in the way that they all sit around the table talking shit. i think your man donnie whalberg is good but im not sure abt all this secret service stuff tht the rookie brother is involved in,.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on February 13, 2011, 01:46:22 PM
Cheers LL, in the process of downloading that uTorrent thing here now. I really liked Blue Bloods as well, although I agree that the dinner table scenes are a bit unnecessary. Only seen the first 2 episodes but you get the impression that it's gonna be a part of every episode for the rest of the series.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bennydorano on February 13, 2011, 03:56:15 PM
Having watched the first 2 episodes of blue bloods I get the feeling it's cliched, cheesy shite.  I'm willing to give it another episode or two before I pull the plug thou.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: trileacman on February 13, 2011, 11:28:58 PM
The accents in boardwalk empire are cat.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on February 14, 2011, 09:40:38 AM
Having watched the first 2 episodes of blue bloods I get the feeling it's cliched, cheesy shite.  I'm willing to give it another episode or two before I pull the plug thou.
Don't bother.
Do the dishes instead.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 14, 2011, 10:07:01 AM
Am watching a Danish Crime series called Forbrydelsen (translates as The Killing) at the moment; very highly recommended. 

I think it's showing on BBC3 or 4 on Saturday nights too.  For those who don't like subtitles it's being remade by AMC in the US at present too - they're the folk who make Mad Men.  The (relatively) good news is that AMC have also decided that the great US tv-watching public will be able to handle a series set in a foreign land that isn't about US-folk saving the world - the series will be set in Denmark with Danish characters.  I think they've changed the name of the lead detective from Sarah Lund to Sarah Linden - who decides these things?
By chance I saw the 3rd episode on BBC4, stopped watching after 5 minutes, downloaded the whole series and watched it from the beginning over a few days
The rule of thumb is, the original subtitled drama is the real McCoy.
It is an excellent contrived smoke and mirrors investigation, 20 episodes for the 20 days of the investigation.

I'm only on Day-8; the good news is there's a second series - if you need rapidshare links, drop me a PM.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on February 14, 2011, 11:53:36 AM
1st season of Breaking Bad on sale at HMV now for E15. Bought it at weekend and really looking forward to it. Has had great reviews.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on February 14, 2011, 12:25:55 PM
1st season of Breaking Bad on sale at HMV now for E15. Bought it at weekend and really looking forward to it. Has had great reviews.
yeah first series is great, realy dark comedy, must get around to the second series
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on February 14, 2011, 03:51:37 PM
Am watching a Danish Crime series called Forbrydelsen (translates as The Killing) at the moment; very highly recommended. 

I think it's showing on BBC3 or 4 on Saturday nights too.  For those who don't like subtitles it's being remade by AMC in the US at present too - they're the folk who make Mad Men.  The (relatively) good news is that AMC have also decided that the great US tv-watching public will be able to handle a series set in a foreign land that isn't about US-folk saving the world - the series will be set in Denmark with Danish characters.  I think they've changed the name of the lead detective from Sarah Lund to Sarah Linden - who decides these things?
By chance I saw the 3rd episode on BBC4, stopped watching after 5 minutes, downloaded the whole series and watched it from the beginning over a few days
The rule of thumb is, the original subtitled drama is the real McCoy.
It is an excellent contrived smoke and mirrors investigation, 20 episodes for the 20 days of the investigation.

I'm only on Day-8; the good news is there's a second series - if you need rapidshare links, drop me a PM.
Thanks Billy
Series 2 with eng subs was a hard find but I found the one torrent link to 10 episodes which says it has english subs, so I'm currently downl  just s2 ep1 from the torrent to see if it works.
If not, I'll let you know in a couple of hours.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 14, 2011, 03:55:13 PM
Am watching a Danish Crime series called Forbrydelsen (translates as The Killing) at the moment; very highly recommended. 

I think it's showing on BBC3 or 4 on Saturday nights too.  For those who don't like subtitles it's being remade by AMC in the US at present too - they're the folk who make Mad Men.  The (relatively) good news is that AMC have also decided that the great US tv-watching public will be able to handle a series set in a foreign land that isn't about US-folk saving the world - the series will be set in Denmark with Danish characters.  I think they've changed the name of the lead detective from Sarah Lund to Sarah Linden - who decides these things?
By chance I saw the 3rd episode on BBC4, stopped watching after 5 minutes, downloaded the whole series and watched it from the beginning over a few days
The rule of thumb is, the original subtitled drama is the real McCoy.
It is an excellent contrived smoke and mirrors investigation, 20 episodes for the 20 days of the investigation.

I'm only on Day-8; the good news is there's a second series - if you need rapidshare links, drop me a PM.
Thanks Billy
Series 2 with eng subs was a hard find but I found the one torrent link to 10 episodes which says it has english subs, so I'm currently downl  just s2 ep1 from the torrent to see if it works.
If not, I'll let you know in a couple of hours.

I understand that there are only machine-subs in English available at the moment but I'm assured that they're alright.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on February 14, 2011, 04:36:05 PM
Having watched the first 2 episodes of blue bloods I get the feeling it's cliched, cheesy shite.  I'm willing to give it another episode or two before I pull the plug thou.

Yep it is all those things,it is what it is but if you don't take it too seriously its a good enough show.
Bridget Moynahan nice bit of totty as well.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on February 14, 2011, 06:55:41 PM
Am watching a Danish Crime series called Forbrydelsen (translates as The Killing) at the moment; very highly recommended. 

I think it's showing on BBC3 or 4 on Saturday nights too.  For those who don't like subtitles it's being remade by AMC in the US at present too - they're the folk who make Mad Men.  The (relatively) good news is that AMC have also decided that the great US tv-watching public will be able to handle a series set in a foreign land that isn't about US-folk saving the world - the series will be set in Denmark with Danish characters.  I think they've changed the name of the lead detective from Sarah Lund to Sarah Linden - who decides these things?
By chance I saw the 3rd episode on BBC4, stopped watching after 5 minutes, downloaded the whole series and watched it from the beginning over a few days
The rule of thumb is, the original subtitled drama is the real McCoy.
It is an excellent contrived smoke and mirrors investigation, 20 episodes for the 20 days of the investigation.

I'm only on Day-8; the good news is there's a second series - if you need rapidshare links, drop me a PM.
Thanks Billy
Series 2 with eng subs was a hard find but I found the one torrent link to 10 episodes which says it has english subs, so I'm currently downl  just s2 ep1 from the torrent to see if it works.
If not, I'll let you know in a couple of hours.

I understand that there are only machine-subs in English available at the moment but I'm assured that they're alright.
I have just downl and checked out  s2 ep1
The torrent file has good quality video but no subs are  included, hard or soft.
Each episode is 700mb.
Where are the subs available from?
Or what can a man do?



Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on February 14, 2011, 07:04:53 PM
I see the writers of Treme have a sense of humour which embraces a bit more than expected.
A cowboy builder/chancer, creole  born and bred, is called O'Reilly.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: CiKe on February 19, 2011, 01:14:03 PM
Human planet. On now on BBC and BBC hd. Unbelievable footage. Could watch stuff like this all day.

Watched a couple of episodes  (Oceans and Jungles) of this this morning on the iPlayer, after catching part of the Mountains one recently on the tv. Absolutely incredible altogether, the BBC do make some fantastic documentaries. Favourite part was the tree house in Papua New Guinea and watching the little kids in Venezuela hunt giant tarantulas...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: trileacman on March 25, 2011, 12:02:57 AM
Sons of anarchy? Any good?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on March 25, 2011, 09:33:25 AM
Sons of anarchy? Any good?

Absolutely. Just finished season 2 .Brilliant series.............. although it has the ropiest "Irish" accents ever committed to celluloid. Seasons 1 and 2 combined going for hallf nothing now in HMV.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on March 25, 2011, 10:16:26 AM
Sons of anarchy? Any good?

Absolutely. Just finished season 2 .Brilliant series.............. although it has the ropiest "Irish" accents ever committed to celluloid. Seasons 1 and 2 combined going for hallf nothing now in HMV.

Wait to you see series 3!!!

Great show though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on March 25, 2011, 04:16:36 PM
Treme is a fantastic show. Second series starts next month.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on April 03, 2011, 08:20:57 PM
New Louis Theroux episode on tonight. BBC 2 @ 9pm. Follow up programme on The Most Hated Family In America.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0107zhy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0107zhy)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on April 03, 2011, 08:33:08 PM
Season 1 of Boardwalk Empire finishes next Saturday, anyone know when the second series starts?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on April 03, 2011, 09:34:31 PM
Season 1 of Boardwalk Empire finishes next Saturday, anyone know when the second series starts?
probably to be shown in the states next september
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 03, 2011, 09:58:32 PM
New Louis Theroux episode on tonight. BBC 2 @ 9pm. Follow up programme on The Most Hated Family In America.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0107zhy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0107zhy)

Pure madness, would love to give them a good hiding!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Worker on April 03, 2011, 10:22:28 PM
anyone here watch the wire?

if so why does daniels not arrest barksdale that time he drives past him in the jeep in the first series?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on April 04, 2011, 09:02:29 AM
anyone here watch the wire?

if so why does daniels not arrest barksdale that time he drives past him in the jeep in the first series?
Don't remember that particular incident but what charges would he lay? The whole was to use "the wire" to gather evidence.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Worker on April 04, 2011, 09:38:57 AM
anyone here watch the wire?

if so why does daniels not arrest barksdale that time he drives past him in the jeep in the first series?
Don't remember that particular incident but what charges would he lay? The whole was to use "the wire" to gather evidence.

he just looks at barksdale and barksdale wags the finger at him.

hard to know why he didnt try to bring him in to ruffle up a few feathers, especially as barksdale knew he was being followed.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on April 04, 2011, 10:01:48 AM
anyone here watch the wire?

if so why does daniels not arrest barksdale that time he drives past him in the jeep in the first series?
Don't remember that particular incident but what charges would he lay? The whole was to use "the wire" to gather evidence.

he just looks at barksdale and barksdale wags the finger at him.

hard to know why he didnt try to bring him in to ruffle up a few feathers, especially as barksdale knew he was being followed.
have you watched it all yet or just started on series one?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Worker on April 04, 2011, 10:08:40 AM
anyone here watch the wire?

if so why does daniels not arrest barksdale that time he drives past him in the jeep in the first series?
Don't remember that particular incident but what charges would he lay? The whole was to use "the wire" to gather evidence.

he just looks at barksdale and barksdale wags the finger at him.

hard to know why he didnt try to bring him in to ruffle up a few feathers, especially as barksdale knew he was being followed.
have you watched it all yet or just started on series one?

season 1 only. dont wanna spoiler alert!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on April 04, 2011, 10:16:21 AM
anyone here watch the wire?

if so why does daniels not arrest barksdale that time he drives past him in the jeep in the first series?
Don't remember that particular incident but what charges would he lay? The whole was to use "the wire" to gather evidence.

he just looks at barksdale and barksdale wags the finger at him.

hard to know why he didnt try to bring him in to ruffle up a few feathers, especially as barksdale knew he was being followed.
have you watched it all yet or just started on series one?

season 1 only. dont wanna spoiler alert!
You want a spoiler alert. You don't want any spoilers.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on April 04, 2011, 03:05:31 PM
They had nothing to pin on Avon and had to wait it out until they got something concrete
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: westmayo on April 04, 2011, 03:59:45 PM
I'm kind of jealous of someone who is just through the first season of The Wire, such a good show. Really looking forward to the new season of Treme to start, thought the first one was very good, and the music just top class. Finally getting around to watching Mad Men after catching the odd episode here and there,
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on April 04, 2011, 04:25:24 PM
I'm kind of jealous of someone who is just through the first season of The Wire, such a good show. Really looking forward to the new season of Treme to start, thought the first one was very good, and the music just top class. Finally getting around to watching Mad Men after catching the odd episode here and there,
yeah , would love to have the whole 5 series of the wire ahead of me still!
 probably will give it another while before watching the whole thing again.
have been watching the first series of treme aswell, enjoyable show,with great music etc, but quite slow moving
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on April 04, 2011, 07:59:19 PM
I'm kind of jealous of someone who is just through the first season of The Wire, such a good show. Really looking forward to the new season of Treme to start, thought the first one was very good, and the music just top class. Finally getting around to watching Mad Men after catching the odd episode here and there,

Mad Men is great, in my top three with The Wire and The Sopranos.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on April 10, 2011, 11:35:46 AM
Sons Of Anarchy......well worth a download. 1st two seasons are quality, 3rd isn't all that great...orish accents are terrible, as well as so many other things relating to Ireland. Looking forward to the 4th season though!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gallsman on April 10, 2011, 12:04:02 PM
anyone here watch the wire?

if so why does daniels not arrest barksdale that time he drives past him in the jeep in the first series?
Don't remember that particular incident but what charges would he lay? The whole was to use "the wire" to gather evidence.

he just looks at barksdale and barksdale wags the finger at him.

hard to know why he didnt try to bring him in to ruffle up a few feathers, especially as barksdale knew he was being followed.

On what charges? The whole point was that Daniels and his team didn't want a few meaningless arrests of street-level dealers. They all knew Avon was the kingpin but needed serious evidence to bring him in.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gallsman on April 10, 2011, 12:05:27 PM
Sons Of Anarchy......well worth a download. 1st two seasons are quality, 3rd isn't all that great...orish accents are terrible, as well as so many other things relating to Ireland. Looking forward to the 4th season though!

Sons of Anarchy is absolute bollox! Incredibly watchable, but bollox!

Still haven't bothered watching the third season - when I heard the club had a "Belfast Chapter" I was tempted to give up.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on April 10, 2011, 12:33:55 PM
Sons Of Anarchy......well worth a download. 1st two seasons are quality, 3rd isn't all that great...orish accents are terrible, as well as so many other things relating to Ireland. Looking forward to the 4th season though!

Sons of Anarchy is absolute bollox! Incredibly watchable, but bollox!

Still haven't bothered watching the third season - when I heard the club had a "Belfast Chapter" I was tempted to give up.

Its cringe city gallsman....everything about the episodes set in Belfast are a joke. You just have to laugh. Hope season 4 gets back to the basics....mexicans and neo nazis knocking seven shades of sh1te out of each other for some hole in the desert in California! :D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on April 22, 2011, 07:20:18 PM
Great series on History Channel at the moment called America:The story of the US.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on April 22, 2011, 09:06:03 PM
Looking forward to the start of series 32 of Doctor Who tomorrow evening. Well I say that, I'll be at the Greencastle v Cookstown game. But I look forward to seeing it, when I get back from the match.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on May 02, 2011, 11:14:15 AM
Got " The Shield" Boxset at Christmas, didnt know that much about it to be honest but have really enjoyed the first 2 series , up there with the Wire in my opinion
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gallsman on May 04, 2011, 07:33:40 PM
Sons Of Anarchy......well worth a download. 1st two seasons are quality, 3rd isn't all that great...orish accents are terrible, as well as so many other things relating to Ireland. Looking forward to the 4th season though!

Sons of Anarchy is absolute bollox! Incredibly watchable, but bollox!

Still haven't bothered watching the third season - when I heard the club had a "Belfast Chapter" I was tempted to give up.

Its cringe city gallsman....everything about the episodes set in Belfast are a joke. You just have to laugh. Hope season 4 gets back to the basics....mexicans and neo nazis knocking seven shades of sh1te out of each other for some hole in the desert in California! :D

Finally getting around to watching third series, no idea why I'm bothering.

Christ the accents are worse than I imagined! For some reason there appears to me an Afrikaaner PSNI officers. Attacking cops armed with M16s. Absolutely ridiculous.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on May 04, 2011, 11:33:24 PM
Started watching Carnivale, dunno what to make of it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carniv%C3%A0le

Think I will stick out the first season though just so some things can be resolved.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: new devil on May 04, 2011, 11:48:28 PM
Really? Better than the Wire?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: new devil on May 04, 2011, 11:58:32 PM
Going to have to get it then because i didn't think anything could come close to the wire...What city is it set in?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on May 05, 2011, 10:36:05 AM
Probably too late with this one but The Killing shown on BBC4 in 20 episodes was excellent.  A Danish production with English subtitles.  It has been produced in US and new series will be available.

Downloaded the first couple of episodes of the American one. It started off well but from what I have read the Danish is much superior, think you can get the Danish one from Amazon for about £30.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AbbeySider on May 05, 2011, 10:56:35 AM
Game of Thrones is getting good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Orangemac on May 05, 2011, 11:33:23 PM
Anyone watch the new series of Pyschoville on BBC2?

Completely mental show but very watchable.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 05, 2011, 11:38:40 PM
Game of Thrones is getting good.
It was filmed in the nort'. The missus' cousin and a few pupils from her school were extras.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gallsman on May 08, 2011, 03:52:18 PM
Have started watching a comedy called The League. About a group of friends and their fantasy football league.

All NFL fans would probably enjoy it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on May 19, 2011, 10:57:39 PM
Have started watching a comedy called The League. About a group of friends and their fantasy football league.

All NFL fans would probably enjoy it.

Watched it and it's hilarious!! I really like it.

Anyone watching the new Crime Drama on the BBC The Shadow Line??? GREAT cast and a thoroughly engaging show . . . best I've watched in a long long time. Rafe Spall has stolen the show already from the likes of Ecclestone and Steven Rea. It has had so many twists and turns and subplots already I have no idea what is going to happen next. Paddy McGuire even showed up this evening! It's pure class!

As for everyone who usually proclaims "too predictable" on the Movie Recommendations thread I would love to see if anyone can predict how this will pan out!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 19, 2011, 11:06:24 PM
Have started watching a comedy called The League. About a group of friends and their fantasy football league.

All NFL fans would probably enjoy it.

Watched it and it's hilarious!! I really like it.

Anyone watching the new Crime Drama on the BBC The Shadow Line??? GREAT cast and a thoroughly engaging show . . . best I've watched in a long long time. Rafe Spall has stolen the show already from the likes of Ecclestone and Steven Rea. It has had so many twists and turns and subplots already I have no idea what is going to happen next. Paddy McGuire even showed up this evening! It's pure class!

As for everyone who usually proclaims "too predictable" on the Movie Recommendations thread I would love to see if anyone can predict how this will pan out!!
Been watching The Shadow Line and it's a good show. Rafe Spall's character talks like one of  David Walliams' creations from Little Britain. Hope the missus recorded it tonight!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on May 19, 2011, 11:18:30 PM
Probably too late with this one but The Killing shown on BBC4 in 20 episodes was excellent.  A Danish production with English subtitles.  It has been produced in US and new series will be available.

Downloaded the first couple of episodes of the American one. It started off well but from what I have read the Danish is much superior, think you can get the Danish one from Amazon for about £30.

Half way through season one of the Danish version. Brilliant stuff.

It can be found here (http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6392215/Forbrydelsen_%28The_Killing%29_-_Complete_Season_1_%28BBC%29), if you're into this kind of thing.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on May 19, 2011, 11:22:58 PM
Have started watching a comedy called The League. About a group of friends and their fantasy football league.

All NFL fans would probably enjoy it.

Watched it and it's hilarious!! I really like it.

Anyone watching the new Crime Drama on the BBC The Shadow Line??? GREAT cast and a thoroughly engaging show . . . best I've watched in a long long time. Rafe Spall has stolen the show already from the likes of Ecclestone and Steven Rea. It has had so many twists and turns and subplots already I have no idea what is going to happen next. Paddy McGuire even showed up this evening! It's pure class!

As for everyone who usually proclaims "too predictable" on the Movie Recommendations thread I would love to see if anyone can predict how this will pan out!!
Been watching The Shadow Line and it's a good show. Rafe Spall's character talks like one of  David Walliams' creations from Little Britain. Hope the missus recorded it tonight!

That's a bit creepy Tony . . . as soon as my Dad heard your man he just said "Computer says nooooooo"
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 19, 2011, 11:31:02 PM
When he was chatting to the pregnant woman in her hallway last week you could feel the tension in our living room. He's one creepy character - well played by your man although I had to laugh at him trying to run in those skinny jeans last week!  :D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Orangemac on May 21, 2011, 10:52:53 PM
He mightn't be to everyone's tastes but the Graham Norton show has become one of the best shows on since it has taken over from Jonathan Ross on a Friday night.

Not as much internet weirdos and more about the guests who are usually top class ( especially compared to the dross on the Late Late and don't take themselves too seriously.

Cuba Gooding Jnr and Snoop Dog were on last night and were hilarious.

Snoop Dog is someone I thought I wouldn't like but he is genuinely funny without really trying to be.

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 21, 2011, 10:56:10 PM
He mightn't be to everyone's tastes but the Graham Norton show has become one of the best shows on since it has taken over from Jonathan Ross on a Friday night.

Not as much internet weirdos and more about the guests who are usually top class ( especially compared to the dross on the Late Late and don't take themselves too seriously.

Cuba Gooding Jnr and Snoop Dog were on last night and were hilarious.

Snoop Dog is someone I thought I wouldn't like but he is genuinely funny without really trying to be.
Aye the guests were excellent last night. Cuba can still bust the moves! Elle was looking tidy too!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Orangemac on May 21, 2011, 11:03:44 PM
He mightn't be to everyone's tastes but the Graham Norton show has become one of the best shows on since it has taken over from Jonathan Ross on a Friday night.

Not as much internet weirdos and more about the guests who are usually top class ( especially compared to the dross on the Late Late and don't take themselves too seriously.

Cuba Gooding Jnr and Snoop Dog were on last night and were hilarious.

Snoop Dog is someone I thought I wouldn't like but he is genuinely funny without really trying to be.
Aye the guests were excellent last night. Cuba can still bust the moves! Elle was looking tidy too!
Cuba was getting a bit familiar with Elle all right!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 22, 2011, 08:30:57 PM
New Louis Theroux episode on BBC 2 tonight @ 10.30pm (9pm on regular BBC channels) about Miami Dade Jail. 2nd part on next week as well.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011k0xx (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011k0xx)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 22, 2011, 11:06:58 PM
New Louis Theroux episode on BBC 2 tonight @ 10.30pm (9pm on regular BBC channels) about Miami Dade Jail. 2nd part on next week as well.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011k0xx (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011k0xx)

Unreal place, The guy with the glasses is going to done up for sure
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on May 24, 2011, 08:03:37 PM
Just got stuck into "Californication". Opening scene of the 1st episode had me hooked. Very enjoyable stuff so far.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on July 11, 2011, 10:02:32 AM
New series of Curb Your Enthusiasm (series 8) started in the US last night.   ;D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on July 14, 2011, 03:04:48 PM
Good man Billy had forgot about that will download now.

New series of Entorage not far away now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on July 14, 2011, 03:27:50 PM
What's the story with this show The Killing?? Seen a few ads for it - worth watching??
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on July 14, 2011, 03:37:19 PM
Watching a new series that Steven Spielberg is involved with called Falling Skies.
I like it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 14, 2011, 03:39:39 PM
Good man Billy had forgot about that will download now.

New series of Entorage not far away now.
They only wrapped on it a couple of weeks ago so would assume it's still a while away. Last season so would need to be better than 7 - it was cat.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on July 14, 2011, 03:59:04 PM
Watching a new series that Steven Spielberg is involved with called Falling Skies.
I like it.

Seen that advertised, looked good but I forgot to watch it! What channel is it on? I'll check if it's repeated tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on July 14, 2011, 04:00:07 PM
Watching a new series that Steven Spielberg is involved with called Falling Skies.
I like it.

Seen that advertised, looked good but I forgot to watch it! What channel is it on? I'll check if it's repeated tonight or tomorrow.

I've been downloading the episodes from piratebay
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on July 14, 2011, 04:20:39 PM
Good man Billy had forgot about that will download now.

New series of Entorage not far away now.
They only wrapped on it a couple of weeks ago so would assume it's still a while away. Last season so would need to be better than 7 - it was cat.

Starts July 24th in the US. Read somewhere Sky Atlantic will be showing it on the Monday night over here.

Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu6_eIlbZu4&feature=relmfu

Glad to see Vince back on the rails he was doing my head in.

Another thing for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_maLY94oUY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: whitegoodman on July 15, 2011, 10:21:59 PM
Good man Billy had forgot about that will download now.

New series of Entorage not far away now.
They only wrapped on it a couple of weeks ago so would assume it's still a while away. Last season so would need to be better than 7 - it was cat.

Starts July 24th in the US. Read somewhere Sky Atlantic will be showing it on the Monday night over here.

Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu6_eIlbZu4&feature=relmfu

Glad to see Vince back on the rails he was doing my head in.

Another thing for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_maLY94oUY&feature=youtu.be

Any word when this starting in the UK.

The last series was cat alright but Im currently going through the first 6 series for the 3rd time and series 2 through to 6 are brilliant.  Dont understand why this show isnt more popular.  Cant believe channel 4 never picked it up.

Anyway time for vince to get back to ridden wemen, Drama to be hilariously stupid and Ari to take the little gay chinese bloke back as his assistant
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 15, 2011, 10:48:42 PM
Good man Billy had forgot about that will download now.

New series of Entorage not far away now.
They only wrapped on it a couple of weeks ago so would assume it's still a while away. Last season so would need to be better than 7 - it was cat.

Starts July 24th in the US. Read somewhere Sky Atlantic will be showing it on the Monday night over here.

Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu6_eIlbZu4&feature=relmfu

Glad to see Vince back on the rails he was doing my head in.

Another thing for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_maLY94oUY&feature=youtu.be

Any word when this starting in the UK.

The last series was cat alright but Im currently going through the first 6 series for the 3rd time and series 2 through to 6 are brilliant.  Dont understand why this show isnt more popular.  Cant believe channel 4 never picked it up.

Anyway time for vince to get back to ridden wemen, Drama to be hilariously stupid and Ari to take the little gay chinese bloke back as his assistant
Aye it turned to shit because they took the fun out of it. I'm sure the reviews reflected that and will be back on form for 8. Was chat previously about a movie but not sure if it has any legs.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: whitegoodman on July 15, 2011, 11:07:58 PM
That was exactly the point, they took the fun out of it and tried to make it semi serious.  At their best I thought Ari and Drama ( dont no their real names ) are 2 of the best comedy actors about.  I could easily watch a spin off show about either of them.

Heard the same rumous about the movie, hopefully it is true.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on July 16, 2011, 02:01:22 AM
Justified on Channel 5 is my favourate programme in quite a while, pity channel 5 only have a few episodes up at anyone time. Addicted to this now.

http://www.channel5.com/shows/justified (http://www.channel5.com/shows/justified)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: DrinkingHarp on July 16, 2011, 03:05:58 AM
Rescue Me from Dennis Leary just started its final season here in the states.........great show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on July 16, 2011, 11:10:30 AM
Watching a new series that Steven Spielberg is involved with called Falling Skies.
I like it.

Seen that advertised, looked good but I forgot to watch it! What channel is it on? I'll check if it's repeated tonight or tomorrow.

its on fx. think 2nd episode is repeated tonight.

it reminds me of the walking dead - only they've replaced zombies with aliens.

walking dead season 2 is supposed to starting soon.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on July 16, 2011, 02:30:49 PM
Watching a new series that Steven Spielberg is involved with called Falling Skies.
I like it.

Seen that advertised, looked good but I forgot to watch it! What channel is it on? I'll check if it's repeated tonight or tomorrow.

its on fx. think 2nd episode is repeated tonight.

it reminds me of the walking dead - only they've replaced zombies with aliens.

walking dead season 2 is supposed to starting soon.
watched the first two episodes of that walking dead - didn't take to it at all.  Did it improve?

Watched the first 5 episodes of 'The Killing' - started off brilliantly, tailing off a wee bit now imo, but still well worth watching (talking about the US version btw).
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on July 16, 2011, 06:59:44 PM
Watching a new series that Steven Spielberg is involved with called Falling Skies.
I like it.

Seen that advertised, looked good but I forgot to watch it! What channel is it on? I'll check if it's repeated tonight or tomorrow.

its on fx. think 2nd episode is repeated tonight.

it reminds me of the walking dead - only they've replaced zombies with aliens.

walking dead season 2 is supposed to starting soon.

I thought that's where  I had seen it! Anyone watching The Kennedys?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on July 16, 2011, 07:33:38 PM
Watched the first 5 episodes of 'The Killing' - started off brilliantly, tailing off a wee bit now imo, but still well worth watching (talking about the US version btw).

Is there a British version of the Killing then? Which one is being shown on Channel 4 these days?
Dunno which is on CH4, i am watching the US version via download
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 16, 2011, 09:49:29 PM
Watched the first 5 episodes of 'The Killing' - started off brilliantly, tailing off a wee bit now imo, but still well worth watching (talking about the US version btw).

Is there a British version of the Killing then? Which one is being shown on Channel 4 these days?
Dunno which is on CH4, i am watching the US version via download
US version on C4. Danish version was on BBC4 I believe.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on July 29, 2011, 12:07:04 AM
Three episodes into the new series of Curb Your Enthusiasm and I am impressed. The third episode, Palestinian Chicken, was the best so far and one of my favourites of the whole lot. Good to see Funkhouser getting in on the act more.

First episode of Entourage down as well, not really much happening, just a recap/refresher of what happened. Look forward to the rest of the series now they can get into some proper story arcs. Hope it doesn't turn into a whole will they / won't they they with E and Sloane.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on July 29, 2011, 10:32:58 AM
Three episodes into the new series of Curb Your Enthusiasm and I am impressed. The third episode, Palestinian Chicken, was the best so far and one of my favourites of the whole lot. Good to see Funkhouser getting in on the act more.

First episode of Entourage down as well, not really much happening, just a recap/refresher of what happened. Look forward to the rest of the series now they can get into some proper story arcs. Hope it doesn't turn into a whole will they / won't they they with E and Sloane.
Watched the first two curbs last night - still worth watching and a few great scenes, but I can't see it extending much longer and that's probably for the best.  Something the Entourage makers shoud have figured about around season 5 (that or killed off Eric).
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on July 29, 2011, 12:12:18 PM
Halfway through season one of Breaking Bad. Very good so far.

Have been meaning to buy Carnivale but am put out by the fact (acc to wiki anway) that it ended suddenly leaving the plots/ themes in limbo. Is that so?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: J OGorman on July 29, 2011, 12:38:40 PM
just finished Forbrydelsen (The Killing), absolutely brilliant. (dont go near the Killing thread as there's spoilers there)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bogball XV on July 29, 2011, 12:41:33 PM
just finished Forbrydelsen (The Killing), absolutely brilliant. (dont go near the Killing thread as there's spoilers there)
i've finished series one of the US version - are they the same plot etc?  Has anyone watched both?

I'd definitely recommend the US version, a wee bit silly in places, but overall very good.

Breaking Bad is excellent too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on July 29, 2011, 12:56:31 PM
Halfway through season one of Breaking Bad. Very good so far.

Have been meaning to buy Carnivale but am put out by the fact (acc to wiki anway) that it ended suddenly leaving the plots/ themes in limbo. Is that so?

I bought the first series of Carnivale on DVD, it was ok just. Watchable but didn't blow me away the way I thought it should.

The first series didn't warrant me buying the second so I have been downloading it, but it is taking ages to finish.

Downloading Breaking Bad as well.

Caught a couple episodes of Man Versus Food on some weird Sky channel there recently, looks a good laugh so have it on the download list as well.

Paco -  I have watched the whole series of The Kennedys, a good enough series but it lacked in a few ways, Ted was never in it at all to my recollection, RFK is portrayed as JFKs fixer basically, not much about his Justice Dept work, and the assassinations of both were glossed over very quickly when there is so much scope there it is unreal.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: paco on August 17, 2011, 06:46:56 PM
Any reports on The Borgias on Sky Atlantic on Saturday night? I missed it, but the first 2 episodes are on tonight.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hashtag on August 18, 2011, 09:59:20 AM
Does anyone watch 'Beaver Falls'?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on August 18, 2011, 10:07:20 AM
Three episodes into the new series of Curb Your Enthusiasm and I am impressed. The third episode, Palestinian Chicken, was the best so far and one of my favourites of the whole lot. Good to see Funkhouser getting in on the act more.

First episode of Entourage down as well, not really much happening, just a recap/refresher of what happened. Look forward to the rest of the series now they can get into some proper story arcs. Hope it doesn't turn into a whole will they / won't they they with E and Sloane.
Watched the first two curbs last night - still worth watching and a few great scenes, but I can't see it extending much longer and that's probably for the best.  Something the Entourage makers shoud have figured about around season 5 (that or killed off Eric).

Yeah, this season is probably it for 'Curb'; DJ's right, Eps 3 and 4 are much better than the first two.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Iceman on August 18, 2011, 02:36:34 PM
Started watching Sons of Anarchy. Only got a few episodes in so far but its a solid show, some very strong characters and story lines.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on August 18, 2011, 03:04:22 PM
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Hilarious D
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Post by: laoislad on August 23, 2011, 09:14:54 PM
Seven Dwarfs on Channel 4  :D

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on August 25, 2011, 05:05:46 PM
Iceman it is a decent show but gets very cheesey and cringey (is that a word?) when the Irish come into it!

Its Always Sunny is a brilliant show.

Anyone watch Game Of Thrones? Have them downloaded.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on August 25, 2011, 05:12:13 PM
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Anyone watch Game Of Thrones? Have them downloaded.

Yeah, read the book on my holidays - it was interesting, if a bit nerdy.  So I decided to have a look at the TV adaptation - it wasn't bad; have to say I enjoyed it, though it wouldn't normally be my kind of thing. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Iceman on August 25, 2011, 06:36:23 PM
Iceman it is a decent show but gets very cheesey and cringey (is that a word?) when the Irish come into it!

Its Always Sunny is a brilliant show.

Anyone watch Game Of Thrones? Have them downloaded.

On to Season 2 and there is a bit of cheese but its geared towards the American Plastic Paddy market. I take it for what it is.....
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 25, 2011, 06:42:48 PM
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Anyone watch Game Of Thrones? Have them downloaded.

Yeah, read the book on my holidays - it was interesting, if a bit nerdy.  So I decided to have a look at the TV adaptation - it wasn't bad; have to say I enjoyed it, though it wouldn't normally be my kind of thing.
They're looking extras at the minute if your interested. Fella in work is growing a beard for it later in the year. He looks like a tr**p.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on September 19, 2011, 11:04:21 PM
Series 4 of Sons of Anarchy and Series 7 of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia just started again.

Any other good comedies out there? Recently downloaded Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm to watch next.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Forever Green on September 19, 2011, 11:09:59 PM
Any word on when the second series of Boardwalk Empire begins over here? I think its showing in the states at the end of this month. Absolutely loved the 1st series
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Post by: gallsman on September 20, 2011, 01:15:24 AM
Suits - American legal drama/comedy. Enjoyed the first season.
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Post by: Don Johnson on September 20, 2011, 10:25:08 AM
Any word on when the second series of Boardwalk Empire begins over here? I think its showing in the states at the end of this month. Absolutely loved the 1st series

Starts back this Sunday in America. Get it downloaded or stream it Monday.
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Post by: Billys Boots on September 20, 2011, 11:12:16 AM
Any word on when the second series of Boardwalk Empire begins over here? I think its showing in the states at the end of this month. Absolutely loved the 1st series

Starts back this Sunday in America. Get it downloaded or stream it Monday.

Now that's good news.
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Post by: screenexile on September 20, 2011, 11:57:16 AM
American Fall season started last night so some good stuff beginning again shortly Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, House etc. Good stuff!!
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Post by: Doogie Browser on September 20, 2011, 12:22:08 PM
I see Modern Family cleaned up at the Emmys, does anyone watch this?
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Post by: Megaman on September 20, 2011, 12:33:06 PM
I see Modern Family cleaned up at the Emmys, does anyone watch this?

Yeah, really enjoy it.

Some good shows i enjoy starting soon, Modern Family, How i met your mother, and Boardwalk Empire.

EDIT - Didnt realise Raising Hope is starting so soon as well. - Love it
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Post by: Doogie Browser on September 20, 2011, 12:34:55 PM
I see Modern Family cleaned up at the Emmys, does anyone watch this?

Yeah, really enjoy it.

Some good shows i enjoy starting soon, Modern Family, How i met your mother, and Boardwalk Empire.

EDIT - Didnt realise Raising Hope is starting so soon as well. - Love it
When is Boardwalk Empire back on Sky Atlantic?
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Post by: Megaman on September 20, 2011, 12:36:41 PM
8th October  -  i think
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Post by: Tony Baloney on September 20, 2011, 09:00:16 PM
New Two and a Half Men tonight on Comedy Central with Ashton Kutcher.
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Post by: Megaman on September 23, 2011, 09:23:59 AM
dont normall watch too much TV but last night watched

First two episodes of How i met your mother
First Eisode of Raising Hope
First Episode of Glee  :-[
and a episode of Happy Endings

Firs two episodes of Modern Family on tonight.  :-\
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Post by: Santino on September 23, 2011, 12:31:52 PM
That new comedy/drama Fresh Meat (by writers of Peep Show i believe) on Channel 4 was v good last night. Jack Whitehall was great in it.
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Post by: laoislad on September 28, 2011, 05:09:31 PM
Watched the first episode of Terra Nova the new Spielberg TV series.
Promising so far,and there is a scatter of hot women in it so that's always a bonus.
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Post by: fitzroyalty on September 28, 2011, 05:16:37 PM
That new comedy/drama Fresh Meat (by writers of Peep Show i believe) on Channel 4 was v good last night. Jack Whitehall was great in it.
Thought it was great. Cross between Inbetweeners and Peep Show.
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Post by: Celt_Man on September 28, 2011, 05:30:59 PM
Aye looking forward to Terra Nova - double episode on Monday to kick it off on Sky 1.

Just after finishing the first season of Falling Skies - about the aftermath of an Alien invasion and occupation.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, as good a show as I've seen in a while.  Action sequences are well put to together and don't have the "TV show with not as much money as a movie" look.  The focus on a family struggle could have ended up being a dose to watch but didn't become overbearing and was handled well.  Looking forward to season 2.

Pity there was only 10 episodes made - think TV studios are being a lot more cagey these days and not ordering first seasons of 20+ episodes
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Post by: laoislad on September 28, 2011, 05:39:57 PM
Aye looking forward to Terra Nova - double episode on Monday to kick it off on Sky 1.

Just after finishing the first season of Falling Skies - about the aftermath of an Alien invasion and occupation.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, as good a show as I've seen in a while.  Action sequences are well put to together and don't have the "TV show with not as much money as a movie" look.  The focus on a family struggle could have ended up being a dose to watch but didn't become overbearing and was handled well.  Looking forward to season 2.

Pity there was only 10 episodes made - think TV studios are being a lot more cagey these days and not ordering first seasons of 20+ episodes

Yeah I thought Falling Skies was excellent. Terra Nova has potential the first episode was decent I thought.
The Event was also another I watched recently,also very good and I hope there is a second series.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on September 28, 2011, 05:43:30 PM
Aye looking forward to Terra Nova - double episode on Monday to kick it off on Sky 1.

Just after finishing the first season of Falling Skies - about the aftermath of an Alien invasion and occupation.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, as good a show as I've seen in a while.  Action sequences are well put to together and don't have the "TV show with not as much money as a movie" look.  The focus on a family struggle could have ended up being a dose to watch but didn't become overbearing and was handled well.  Looking forward to season 2.

Pity there was only 10 episodes made - think TV studios are being a lot more cagey these days and not ordering first seasons of 20+ episodes

Yeah I though Falling Skies was excellent. Terra Nova has potential the first episode was decent I thought.
The Event was also another I watched recently,also very good and I hope there is a second series.

Aye watched the first couple of episodes of The Event when it was first aired over here but for whatever reason I forgot of it - must take a run at it again
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Megaman on September 29, 2011, 09:58:38 AM
Falling skies was really good.

looking forward to watching Terran nova

has anyone watched the first episode of Boardwalk Empire, watched it alst night.
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Post by: J OGorman on September 29, 2011, 10:29:58 AM
Falling skies was really good.

looking forward to watching Terran nova

has anyone watched the first episode of Boardwalk Empire, watched it alst night.

good man, cheers for the reminder...downloading now
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Post by: screenexile on September 29, 2011, 10:34:35 AM
Came across a quirky sitcom that's just been released in America called New Girl. It's pretty good so far and even if you don't think it's funny Zooey Deschanel is the main character so you can just look at her all the time.
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Post by: laceer on September 29, 2011, 10:50:04 AM
Just finished the final series of Entourage - the last 2 series' went downhill badly

Also finished the 2nd series of Breaking Bad. Great show so far
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Post by: Don Johnson on September 29, 2011, 10:57:10 AM
Did you watch Entourage after the credits in the final episode?
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Post by: laceer on September 29, 2011, 12:17:40 PM
I didn't. What happened?
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Post by: Don Johnson on September 29, 2011, 02:05:07 PM
Watch it again. Very good scene with Ari and Mrs Ari in Florence or wherever they went.

Have recently started watching Party Down, an American comedy about a bunch of down and out actors and writers working in a catering company in Hollywood. Adam Scott (not the golfer) of Stepbrothers and more is in it along with Lizzy Caplan and a lot more.

The first episode of Boardwalk was very good.

Am two episodes into Sons Of Anarchy series four as well, has started well compared to series three. That got a bit embarrassing with the Irish angle.
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Post by: nifan on September 29, 2011, 03:44:30 PM
Have recently started watching Party Down, an American comedy about a bunch of down and out actors and writers working in a catering company in Hollywood. Adam Scott (not the golfer) of Stepbrothers and more is in it along with Lizzy Caplan and a lot more.

They canceled it after the second season though :(
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Post by: tyroneman on September 30, 2011, 06:54:11 AM
The Event was also cancelled

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Post by: ONeill on October 03, 2011, 11:51:27 PM
I see Modern Family cleaned up at the Emmys, does anyone watch this?

Just finished watching the whole first series. Tremendous entertainment.
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Post by: Forever Green on October 03, 2011, 11:54:00 PM
Boardwalk Empire starting this Saturday again on Sky Atlantic. Just a heads up for those who are watching it
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on October 04, 2011, 09:20:56 AM
Did you watch Entourage after the credits in the final episode?

nearly missed it myself.

watched 1st episode of terra nova last nite. looks like it could be good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laceer on October 10, 2011, 06:46:25 PM
Did you watch Entourage after the credits in the final episode?

Just got round to watching it this evening. That's it set up for the film. Ari and Drama are the two best characters by far
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Post by: Bingo on October 11, 2011, 12:00:37 PM
The Walking Dead back on US this weekend, airs in UK on 21st.

Looking forward to it, more episodes in this season and be interesting to see how they build on it.
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Post by: tbrick18 on October 11, 2011, 01:04:00 PM
The Walking Dead back on US this weekend, airs in UK on 21st.

Looking forward to it, more episodes in this season and be interesting to see how they build on it.

Is that the Zombie series? I watched the first series....thought it was very good.
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Post by: Bingo on October 11, 2011, 02:36:22 PM
The Walking Dead back on US this weekend, airs in UK on 21st.

Looking forward to it, more episodes in this season and be interesting to see how they build on it.

Is that the Zombie series? I watched the first series....thought it was very good.

Yeah, thats the one. Same as that, it was a short run though and was easy to keep you involved. Be interesting to see how they have expanded it now this longer run.
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Post by: The Iceman on October 11, 2011, 03:47:10 PM
Just watched the first episode of Walking Dead - good enough so far. Looks like a short series with only 6 episodes?
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Post by: Celt_Man on October 11, 2011, 04:10:05 PM
Just watched the first episode of Walking Dead - good enough so far. Looks like a short series with only 6 episodes?

Yea first season only has 6 episodes... Looking forward to the second season - I'm tempted to leave it a couple of weeks and watching a bunch of them together.  Hate watching one episode a week
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Post by: paco on October 11, 2011, 06:26:21 PM
Any opinions on the new series of Boardwalk Empire or Blue Bloods?
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Post by: Minder on October 11, 2011, 06:31:40 PM
Did you watch Entourage after the credits in the final episode?

Just got round to watching it this evening. That's it set up for the film. Ari and Drama are the two best characters by far

Thought the last couple of series of Entourage were very weak.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laceer on October 11, 2011, 06:50:43 PM
Did you watch Entourage after the credits in the final episode?

Just got round to watching it this evening. That's it set up for the film. Ari and Drama are the two best characters by far

Thought the last couple of series of Entourage were very weak.

Completely agree. The first five were brilliant though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on October 11, 2011, 06:57:45 PM
Any opinions on the new series of Boardwalk Empire or Blue Bloods?

Gonna let them two as well as Terra Nova run for a while and then watch them... I've Treme, The Borgias and Game of Thrones all to keep me going..

Any one here see Pillars of the Earth - have to watch the last two episodes of it, been a top show so far - would recommend it
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Post by: 5 Sams on October 12, 2011, 10:19:20 PM
Just watchin the new Rab C for the first time..Jamesie & Rab in gold lamé shorts...class... :D ;D :D
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Post by: Tony Baloney on October 12, 2011, 10:47:03 PM
Any opinions on the new series of Boardwalk Empire or Blue Bloods?
Have Boardwalk Empire on sky+ so no opinion yet. I like Blue Bloods. It's a bit cheesy and not exactly The Wire but I still like it. Oh, and Bridget Moynihan is in it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on October 12, 2011, 11:55:27 PM
The League is back in the US and Seth Rogen guest stars in the first episode. I love this show a great lads comedy!!
Title: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on October 15, 2011, 07:11:14 PM
Friends on Comedy Central....in High Definition...with Rachel....when it's cold :o....I don't think I have to say any more...thank you HD TV :-*
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Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 15, 2011, 07:55:58 PM
Homeland and American Horror Story are both worth a watch
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Post by: Bingo on October 21, 2011, 01:59:06 PM
Walking Dead - season 2 on FX tonight. Looking forward to it.
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Post by: Billys Boots on October 21, 2011, 02:11:36 PM
Walking Dead - season 2 on FX tonight. Looking forward to it.

Bored to Death - Ted Danson is brilliant.  That is all.
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Post by: nrico2006 on October 21, 2011, 02:48:41 PM
Walking Dead - season 2 on FX tonight. Looking forward to it.

Same here, is it a two part opener or just the one?
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Post by: Bingo on October 21, 2011, 02:50:27 PM
Walking Dead - season 2 on FX tonight. Looking forward to it.

Same here, is it a two part opener or just the one?

I think its an extended show - was 1hr 30m in US, so take out their ads, replays etc and it probably a hour this side of the pond  :D
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Post by: heffo on October 21, 2011, 02:58:18 PM
Walking Dead - season 2 on FX tonight. Looking forward to it.

Same here, is it a two part opener or just the one?

I think its an extended show - was 1hr 30m in US, so take out their ads, replays etc and it probably a hour this side of the pond  :D

Hour and five mins or thereabouts.
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Post by: trileacman on October 21, 2011, 02:59:29 PM
Finished watching Lost two years ago and can find nothing to replace it. Tried Bluelboods and Terra Nova but IMO they are very weak, Terra Nova especially, don't what they are trying to do. Tried downloading the wire and the sopranos but can't get them to work. Any good captivating TV out there?
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Post by: screenexile on October 21, 2011, 03:29:07 PM
Finished watching Lost two years ago and can find nothing to replace it. Tried Bluelboods and Terra Nova but IMO they are very weak, Terra Nova especially, don't what they are trying to do. Tried downloading the wire and the sopranos but can't get them to work. Any good captivating TV out there?

West Wing is still the best around imho.

The Wire is very good as well as the Soprano's. Where did you download them from and why aren't they working?

If you're looking for something else I would strongly recommend Dexter! First 2 series are excellent, 3rd not so good and then the 4th will knock you off your feet it's that good. 5th is pretty good and I'm currently watching the 6th.
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Post by: Canalman on October 21, 2011, 03:42:27 PM
Agree with SE about Dexter........... absolutely brilliant. Will buy Season 5 once I have finished Breaking Bad S.2  (v good also).
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Post by: nrico2006 on October 21, 2011, 03:45:28 PM
Finished watching Lost two years ago and can find nothing to replace it. Tried Bluelboods and Terra Nova but IMO they are very weak, Terra Nova especially, don't what they are trying to do. Tried downloading the wire and the sopranos but can't get them to work. Any good captivating TV out there?

West Wing is still the best around imho.

The Wire is very good as well as the Soprano's. Where did you download them from and why aren't they working?

If you're looking for something else I would strongly recommend Dexter! First 2 series are excellent, 3rd not so good and then the 4th will knock you off your feet it's that good. 5th is pretty good and I'm currently watching the 6th.

Been a gap in my life since Lost and 24 packed in.  Started watching Flashforward, then it ended.  Same with The Event.  On Season 4 of the Sopranos, unbelievable show.  Heard The Wire and The West Wing are great, so maybe start them after Sopranos.  Was reading abit about Dexter on Wikipedia recently and it looks brilliant too.  Also been watching Falling Skies which is ok.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on October 21, 2011, 05:50:24 PM
Finished watching Lost two years ago and can find nothing to replace it. Tried Bluelboods and Terra Nova but IMO they are very weak, Terra Nova especially, don't what they are trying to do. Tried downloading the wire and the sopranos but can't get them to work. Any good captivating TV out there?

West Wing is still the best around imho.

The Wire is very good as well as the Soprano's. Where did you download them from and why aren't they working?

If you're looking for something else I would strongly recommend Dexter! First 2 series are excellent, 3rd not so good and then the 4th will knock you off your feet it's that good. 5th is pretty good and I'm currently watching the 6th.

Been a gap in my life since Lost and 24 packed in.  Started watching Flashforward, then it ended.  Same with The Event.  On Season 4 of the Sopranos, unbelievable show.  Heard The Wire and The West Wing are great, so maybe start them after Sopranos.  Was reading abit about Dexter on Wikipedia recently and it looks brilliant too.  Also been watching Falling Skies which is ok.
I have the West Wing boxset in the house if you want a lend of it. It'll take about a year to get through it all!
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Post by: gallsman on October 21, 2011, 06:20:11 PM
Finished watching Lost two years ago and can find nothing to reptolace it. Tried Bluelboods and Terra Nova but IMO they are very weak, Terra Nova especially, don't what they are trying to do. Tried downloading the wire and the sopranos but can't get them to work. Any good captivating TV out there?

West Wing is still the best around imho.

The Wire is very good as well as the Soprano's. Where did you download them from and why aren't they working?

If you're looking for something else I would strongly recommend Dexter! First 2 series are excellent, 3rd not so good and then the 4th will knock you off your feet it's that good. 5th is pretty good and I'm currently watching the 6th.

Been a gap in my life since Lost and 24 packed in.  Started watching Flashforward, then it ended.  Same with The Event.  On Season 4 of the Sopranos, unbelievable show.  Heard The Wire and The West Wing are great, so maybe start them after Sopranos.  Was reading abit about Dexter on Wikipedia recently and it looks brilliant too.  Also been watching Falling Skies which is ok.
I have the West Wing boxset in the house if you want a lend of it. It'll take about a year to get through it all!

Did it in five weeks!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Iceman on October 21, 2011, 06:41:57 PM
finished season 1 of walking dead - was fantastic
watching season 1 of breaking bad - good concept so far - going to stick with it
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on October 21, 2011, 06:56:47 PM
finished season 1 of walking dead - was fantastic
watching season 1 of breaking bad - good concept so far - going to stick with it

Quality show. Gets better and better. On season 4 at the minute. Next season is the last.

Must give this Walking Dead a watch.
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Post by: Main Street on October 21, 2011, 07:04:08 PM
Breaking Bad flagged in season 4, but picked up enough tempo for a rocking finale.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 21, 2011, 08:56:19 PM
Finished watching Lost two years ago and can find nothing to reptolace it. Tried Bluelboods and Terra Nova but IMO they are very weak, Terra Nova especially, don't what they are trying to do. Tried downloading the wire and the sopranos but can't get them to work. Any good captivating TV out there?

West Wing is still the best around imho.

The Wire is very good as well as the Soprano's. Where did you download them from and why aren't they working?

If you're looking for something else I would strongly recommend Dexter! First 2 series are excellent, 3rd not so good and then the 4th will knock you off your feet it's that good. 5th is pretty good and I'm currently watching the 6th.

Been a gap in my life since Lost and 24 packed in.  Started watching Flashforward, then it ended.  Same with The Event.  On Season 4 of the Sopranos, unbelievable show.  Heard The Wire and The West Wing are great, so maybe start them after Sopranos.  Was reading abit about Dexter on Wikipedia recently and it looks brilliant too.  Also been watching Falling Skies which is ok.
I have the West Wing boxset in the house if you want a lend of it. It'll take about a year to get through it all!

Did it in five weeks!
That's some going. I never got past the second season so still about a hundred episodes left! Might give it another lash - wish it was on some format other than DVD though as I find it a pain to watch.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on October 21, 2011, 09:06:57 PM
Download them and stick it on a USB stick or a media player?

What is the pain, taking a dvd out and putting another in??
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 21, 2011, 09:14:39 PM
Download them and stick it on a USB stick or a media player?

What is the pain, taking a dvd out and putting another in??
I lost the remote and bought a universal one but it's shite and only works half the time. Not unexpected as it was less than 3 quid off eBay! I would download them if I could.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on October 24, 2011, 09:22:50 AM
Finished watching Lost two years ago and can find nothing to replace it. Tried Bluelboods and Terra Nova but IMO they are very weak, Terra Nova especially, don't what they are trying to do. Tried downloading the wire and the sopranos but can't get them to work. Any good captivating TV out there?

West Wing is still the best around imho.

The Wire is very good as well as the Soprano's. Where did you download them from and why aren't they working?

If you're looking for something else I would strongly recommend Dexter! First 2 series are excellent, 3rd not so good and then the 4th will knock you off your feet it's that good. 5th is pretty good and I'm currently watching the 6th.

Been a gap in my life since Lost and 24 packed in.  Started watching Flashforward, then it ended.  Same with The Event.  On Season 4 of the Sopranos, unbelievable show.  Heard The Wire and The West Wing are great, so maybe start them after Sopranos.  Was reading abit about Dexter on Wikipedia recently and it looks brilliant too.  Also been watching Falling Skies which is ok.
I have the West Wing boxset in the house if you want a lend of it. It'll take about a year to get through it all!

Give me a few months and I will take you up on that.  Have Season 5 and 6 of Soprano's to go. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on October 24, 2011, 11:03:24 AM
Dexter Seasons 1 to 4 and Sons of Anarchy are all available to rent from your local council library for free if you are interested.
Just booked my S of A (S3) online there.
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Post by: Puckoon on October 25, 2011, 06:30:37 PM
Im on season 5 of Dexter - mighty show. Contemplating breaking bad and the walking dead.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Iceman on October 25, 2011, 09:39:52 PM
Netflix is a good job for them Puck. I finished Season 1 of Walking Dead and have last episode of Season 1 of Breaking Bad to watch.... both immense.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on October 26, 2011, 09:03:06 PM
Frozen Planet on BBC 1 now. Attenborough's new series. Should be good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on November 02, 2011, 10:29:18 AM
Is the US version of The Killing worth buying or is the original Danish version the boxset to get.? Was very tempted at weekend to get it in HMV......... the American version that is.


Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on November 02, 2011, 10:44:25 AM
The Killing: I haven't had a chance to watch the US version, but the Danish original is excellent.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: J OGorman on November 02, 2011, 12:35:14 PM
Is the US version of The Killing worth buying or is the original Danish version the boxset to get.? Was very tempted at weekend to get it in HMV......... the American version that is.

I would go with the Danish one, I thought it was a great show. Watched 3 episodes of the US one and thought it wasnt a patch on Danish one. Couldnt warm to the main characters either, and yer woman cops wee dykish walk, jeez

Just watched episode 5 of season 2 of Boardwalk Empire, what a class show

Also, bought the Count of Monte Cristo a few years back after watching it one Christmas on BBC2. Its 6 hours worth starring Gerard Depardieu. Cant recommend it highly enough, and less than 6 lids over on Amazon (handy Christmas present)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Count-Monte-Cristo-DVD/dp/B0000AQVML/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320237044&sr=8-2-fkmr0
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: eddie d on November 02, 2011, 06:03:30 PM
'Rescue me' is a quality show, also anyone see a cartoon 'the life and times of tim'?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on November 02, 2011, 06:54:42 PM
Is the US version of The Killing worth buying or is the original Danish version the boxset to get.? Was very tempted at weekend to get it in HMV......... the American version that is.

I would go with the Danish one, I thought it was a great show. Watched 3 episodes of the US one and thought it wasnt a patch on Danish one. Couldnt warm to the main characters either, and yer woman cops wee dykish walk, jeez

Just watched episode 5 of season 2 of Boardwalk Empire, what a class show

Also, bought the Count of Monte Cristo a few years back after watching it one Christmas on BBC2. Its 6 hours worth starring Gerard Depardieu. Cant recommend it highly enough, and less than 6 lids over on Amazon (handy Christmas present)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Count-Monte-Cristo-DVD/dp/B0000AQVML/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320237044&sr=8-2-fkmr0

Series 2 of the Killing (Danish) starts on November 19th on BBC4.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on November 02, 2011, 10:15:31 PM
I'd vote for the Danish Killing but it has to be considered that I knew the story by the time I watched the US version.
So I can't objectively judge the evolving mystery element of the plot.
The US Killing is also top quality, there is no doubt about that. The political intrigue in the Danish political system is unique to Denmark, you just don't have the complex twists and turns of forming a 3 party coalition to run a city in the US, so that part is dumbed down in a Seattle setting. This is not a mass pitched US version, the US one is darker, relentless film noir, it stopped raining for about 30 minutes. Some characters are better done in the US version, some are better done in the Danish version and some incredibly similar -  like the girl's father, brilliantly portrayed in both versions.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on November 03, 2011, 12:57:34 AM
'Rescue me' is a quality show, also anyone see a cartoon 'the life and times of tim'?

Yes, brilliant. Third series starting in a few weeks.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 4father on November 03, 2011, 01:08:16 AM
Frozen Planet on BBC 1 now. Attenborough's new series. Should be good.

Absolutely brilliant it is.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on November 03, 2011, 09:04:33 AM
Frozen Planet on BBC 1 now. Attenborough's new series. Should be good.

Absolutely brilliant it is.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/bbc-crew-captures-penguin-thief/ This is hilarious.               
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Post by: Canalman on November 03, 2011, 12:13:34 PM
Is the US version of The Killing worth buying or is the original Danish version the boxset to get.? Was very tempted at weekend to get it in HMV......... the American version that is.

I would go with the Danish one, I thought it was a great show. Watched 3 episodes of the US one and thought it wasnt a patch on Danish one. Couldnt warm to the main characters either, and yer woman cops wee dykish walk, jeez

Just watched episode 5 of season 2 of Boardwalk Empire, what a class show

Also, bought the Count of Monte Cristo a few years back after watching it one Christmas on BBC2. Its 6 hours worth starring Gerard Depardieu. Cant recommend it highly enough, and less than 6 lids over on Amazon (handy Christmas present)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Count-Monte-Cristo-DVD/dp/B0000AQVML/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320237044&sr=8-2-fkmr0

Thanks for that. Will go for the Danish version so.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Jonah on November 06, 2011, 09:46:59 PM
Second season of Love/Hate on RTE now.
Great show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 09, 2011, 09:55:22 PM
Frozen Planet on BBC 1 now. Attenborough's new series. Should be good.

Absolutely brilliant it is.
Amazing. What the licence fee is for.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on November 14, 2011, 11:16:51 PM
Mongrels is back on BBC3 at 10.30 on Monday nights.  Very funny.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on November 22, 2011, 11:05:39 PM
Sons Of Anarchy Series Four is going pretty good at the minute. Far fetched, plenty of violence, what you would expect, pisses all over Series Three anyway, the Irish angle was terrible!

Boardwalk Empire though, what a show. At the minute it is running up there with some of the best tv I have seen, I can't wait for it every week. The Arnold Rothstein, Manny the butcher and Richard Harrow characters are excellent. Almost everybody is in it, except Kelly MacDonald's character. This week's episode was brilliant too, had an Irish angle in it as well.

Got BT Infinity in, I actually can't download shows quick enough now with it. Gonna add some to the list tonight from recommendations here and elsewhere - adding Suits, Homeland, American Horror Story, Allen Gregory, Breaking Bad, Man Vs Food, Pan Am and Spooks. Should see in the Winter nights.

I actually rarely watch normal TV any more. Just what I have downloaded.

My cousin keeps saying to me about Luther that was on BBC as well, Idris Elba from The Wire in it. Might check it out.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 23, 2011, 12:34:08 AM
Sons Of Anarchy Series Four is going pretty good at the minute. Far fetched, plenty of violence, what you would expect, pisses all over Series Three anyway, the Irish angle was terrible!

Boardwalk Empire though, what a show. At the minute it is running up there with some of the best tv I have seen, I can't wait for it every week. The Arnold Rothstein, Manny the butcher and Richard Harrow characters are excellent. Almost everybody is in it, except Kelly MacDonald's character. This week's episode was brilliant too, had an Irish angle in it as well.

Got BT Infinity in, I actually can't download shows quick enough now with it. Gonna add some to the list tonight from recommendations here and elsewhere - adding Suits, Homeland, American Horror Story, Allen Gregory, Breaking Bad, Man Vs Food, Pan Am and Spooks. Should see in the Winter nights.

I actually rarely watch normal TV any more. Just what I have downloaded.

My cousin keeps saying to me about Luther that was on BBC as well, Idris Elba from The Wire in it. Might check it out.
Was reading in one of the Sunday's that Friday Night Lights is worht watching. I've been promised the book from someone on here who I bought the thing for!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on November 23, 2011, 11:22:03 AM
Have heard good things about that Friday Night Lights myself, another to add on to the backlog of shows. Already I have a good few full series I haven't even started on. I have a stack of books to read through as well. Not enough hours in the day.

If only this downloading craic was about when I was at uni I would have seen everything instead of lying about playing Pro Evolution all day.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: glens73 on November 23, 2011, 01:04:10 PM
Romanzo Criminale on Sky Arts is superb -:

http://www.skyarts.co.uk/film-docs/article/romanzo-criminale/

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: sammymaguire on November 23, 2011, 01:07:25 PM
anyone watch Love/Hate on RTE1, Sunday nights? good show
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on November 23, 2011, 01:49:58 PM
Romanzo Criminale on Sky Arts is superb -:

http://www.skyarts.co.uk/film-docs/article/romanzo-criminale/

First I have heard of this, cheers. I have the film on DVD and it is excellent.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on December 01, 2011, 10:59:21 AM
Saw the Bobby Fischer documentary last night on BBC4. Very good show but with faults........... probably due to the lack of time ......... 90 minutes or so.
BF was some character a real antihero imo. Couldn't help but warming to the guy although he went complletely off the rails in later life.
Didn't even know he was dead.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on December 01, 2011, 11:29:13 AM
Saw the Bobby Fischer documentary last night on BBC4. Very good show but with faults........... probably due to the lack of time ......... 90 minutes or so.
BF was some character a real antihero imo. Couldn't help but warming to the guy although he went complletely off the rails in later life.
Didn't even know he was dead.

That's very strange! I watched the Kasparov v The Machine Documentary last night.

Hard to decide if Kasparov was done up like a kipper or not. . . bad form that he never had a chance to get a rematch but IBM made a clean fortune off it so there was no point in them going back to get beat and lose a shit load again.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on December 01, 2011, 05:10:34 PM
Have started watching Homeland recently. Show about a fella coming back from Iraq after being MIA for 8 years and his dealings with an unhinged female CIA agent. Damien Lewis from Band Of Brothers stars alongside Claire Danes.

Getting to the end of Boardwalk Empire S2 and Sons Of Anarchy S4.

Boardwalk has the potential to be one of the best series of all time if it keeps up to the standard it is. Manny the butcher is an excellent character, he was Al Capone in the tv version of Untouchables and also Cockeye in Once Upon A Time In America.

Sons has really picked up after season three, it couldn't have got any worse. Clay has turned into one of the all time tv bad guys, brilliant to see.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on December 01, 2011, 05:17:44 PM
Starting Sons of Anarchy Season 3 tonight . Got it out from the library so have to hare through it.
First two seasons were crackers imo.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on December 01, 2011, 06:18:36 PM
Starting Sons of Anarchy Season 3 tonight . Got it out from the library so have to hare through it.
First two seasons were crackers imo.

Brace yourself, you will get annoyed at some of it but stick with it, the last episode is a cracker and season four has been good too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on December 02, 2011, 09:25:27 AM
Breaking Bad - I know its been out for ages but only got around to it....can't stop watching it, class. About to start season 4 and heard it only gets better.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on December 03, 2011, 11:09:29 AM
anyone else still watching the walking dead? i thought the mid season finale was pretty good.

american horror story isnt bad either.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ThroughTheLaces on December 03, 2011, 11:21:16 AM
An old show that's only grown on me recently - Everybody Loves Raymond. Used to hate it!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on December 03, 2011, 11:40:01 AM
anyone else still watching the walking dead? i thought the mid season finale was pretty good.

american horror story isnt bad either.

Been watching TWD. Not as good as the fantastic first series, but the end of the mid season finale was absolutely cracking.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on December 06, 2011, 09:16:14 AM
anyone else still watching the walking dead? i thought the mid season finale was pretty good.

american horror story isnt bad either.

Been watching TWD. Not as good as the fantastic first series, but the end of the mid season finale was absolutely cracking.

This season has been at a slower pace but the mid season finale was good, with a brilliant ending.

 
An old show that's only grown on me recently - Everybody Loves Raymond. Used to hate it!

Haven't watched it as much over the past year or two, but from about 2006 to 2009 I caught it every morning when getting ready for work - unbelievable show, probably the funniest I have watched.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on December 06, 2011, 11:57:56 AM
Did anyone watch "Black Mirror" on Sunday?  It was a good show but Jesus the plot was a bit fkd up
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on December 06, 2011, 12:41:48 PM
Watched the programme last night about the Royal Bank of Scotland. Very good , especially the recordings of the company press conferences/"profit" announcements. Spoofing and doublespeaking galore.

On BBC2 player I suppose, would recommend to our northern posters to have a look at it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tbrick18 on December 06, 2011, 01:46:39 PM
Did anyone watch "Black Mirror" on Sunday?  It was a good show but Jesus the plot was a bit fkd up

Aye I saw it....twas a bit of a weird story alright.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on December 06, 2011, 03:34:58 PM
Life's Too Short on BBC 2. I like it, very funny. I recognise a lot of the public prespection in this.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: shawshank on December 06, 2011, 03:36:52 PM
anyone else still watching the walking dead? i thought the mid season finale was pretty good.

american horror story isnt bad either.

Yeah, not bad at all
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on December 06, 2011, 05:21:15 PM
Life's Too Short on BBC 2. I like it, very funny. I recognise a lot of the public prespection in this.

I'm usually a big Gervais fan but I heard bad reviews about this and the first episode got panned.

I've since noticed more people commenting on how good it is so I may give it a go.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on December 06, 2011, 05:28:53 PM
Watched my first (and last) half episode of Hardy Bucks (sic) recently.Can't see what the fuss is all about .............. thought it was dung tbh. A very poor take on Trailer Park Boys from the 10/15 minutes or so I saw.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on December 06, 2011, 05:46:16 PM
Watched my first (and last) half episode of Hardy Bucks (sic) recently.Can't see what the fuss is all about .............. thought it was dung tbh. A very poor take on Trailer Park Boys from the 10/15 minutes or so I saw.
It's got a cult following from its youtube days and has taken off then. Don't know anyone over the age of 30 who likes it and that's fair enough. Personally I think some of the one liners and the delivery of them, particularly by Buzz are quality.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Worker on December 06, 2011, 07:38:39 PM
Looking to watch a new series, what would people recommend, dexter or breaking bad?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on December 06, 2011, 07:41:30 PM
Life's Too Short on BBC 2. I like it, very funny. I recognise a lot of the public prespection in this.

I'm usually a big Gervais fan but I heard bad reviews about this and the first episode got panned.

I've since noticed more people commenting on how good it is so I may give it a go.

The bad reviews are mainly coming from the PC army.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: trileacman on December 06, 2011, 07:48:44 PM
Watched my first (and last) half episode of Hardy Bucks (sic) recently.Can't see what the fuss is all about .............. thought it was dung tbh. A very poor take on Trailer Park Boys from the 10/15 minutes or so I saw.
It's got a cult following from its youtube days and has taken off then. Don't know anyone over the age of 30 who likes it and that's fair enough. Personally I think some of the one liners and the delivery of them, particularly by Buzz are quality.

Likewise, can sometimes be hit or miss but I get alot out of it. The "king of the town" episode was genius in my view. garda exchange programme was brilliant as well. I think part of it is you need to recognise local people in the characters displayed and over a certain age or outside certain regions, you won't get it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Orangemac on December 06, 2011, 09:04:06 PM
Did anyone watch "Black Mirror" on Sunday?  It was a good show but Jesus the plot was a bit fkd up

Aye I saw it....twas a bit of a weird story alright.
F***d up plot but great show all right. Charlie Brooker has some imagination. Further 2 parts to come,should be good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Orangemac on December 06, 2011, 09:07:21 PM
Watched the programme last night about the Royal Bank of Scotland. Very good , especially the recordings of the company press conferences/"profit" announcements. Spoofing and doublespeaking galore.

On BBC2 player I suppose, would recommend to our northern posters to have a look at it.
Compulsive viewing. Like Anglo and Quinn these people thought they were masters of the universe, that everything they touched turned to gold.

When the chairman was asked about exposure to subprime, argued it would not affect them as they had repackaged it and moved it on. Hadn't a clue.

Noticed most of them had knighthoods and MBEs etc.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on December 06, 2011, 09:07:42 PM
Currently watching season 10 or 11 on Sky Atlantic at the minute (and have been since the channel launched - I really don't want to sit down and think how much time this past time I've spent watching that show!!)

Also have Stargate Universe S2 on the Sky+, currently making my way through that.

Watching Friday Night Lights s2 on the laptop, very good show so far seen how the rest of the series pans out..

Also have Treme, the Borgias, Game of Thrones, the Kennedys lined up on Sky+
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: michaelg on December 06, 2011, 09:39:04 PM
Anyone watch Rev on BBC2? Good show
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on December 06, 2011, 09:58:57 PM
Anyone watch Rev on BBC2? Good show

I seen one episode of it, thought it was decent, always liked Tom Hollander since the brilliant In The Loop (incidentally if anyone hasn't seen The Thick Of It, it is one of the best comedies I have seen).

Thought Black Mirror was very good the other night though I would seeing as I am a bit of a Brooker fan boy, have a few of his books and look forward to his columns in The Guardian. Some great lines in it the other night: "don't be too quick otherwise the public might think you are enjoying it rather too much."

Celt Man of the shows I have seen that you have to watch I rate them:

Game Of Thrones >>> The Kennedys >>> The Borgias.

Haven't seen Treme yet.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 07, 2011, 10:33:06 AM
Anyone watch Rev on BBC2? Good show
Decent, but this series has not been as good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on December 07, 2011, 10:40:31 AM
The Walking Dead on midseason break. Has been a bit slow paced to date but the last ten minutes of the last one was a bit dramatic. I would imagine that the rest of the season will pick up the pace if they put off the farm and have to go back looking for a new home.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Geoff Tipps on December 07, 2011, 10:56:46 AM
Life's Too Short on BBC 2. I like it, very funny. I recognise a lot of the public prespection in this.

I'm usually a big Gervais fan but I heard bad reviews about this and the first episode got panned.

I've since noticed more people commenting on how good it is so I may give it a go.

The bad reviews are mainly coming from the PC army.

I loved The Office and Extras but think this is very poor. The only part that made me laugh out loud was the Liam Neeson cameo. The last epsiode was the worst so far. I'll probably give it another go this week but woefully short of the standards set by the other comedies mentioned.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: michaelg on December 07, 2011, 11:18:16 AM
Don't normally watch anything on BBC3 but quite enjoy Him and Her - Anyone been watching The Cafe on Sky 1?  Watched the first episode and it seemed preety good
PS - By the way, that new Ricky Gervais offering is absolute sh*te
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Forever Green on December 07, 2011, 05:10:52 PM
Really enjoying the 2nd series of Boardwalk Empire so far. If they can keep this up, it has the potential to be one of the best shows in a long time.

Still watching The Sopranos also. Unreal show. How many series did they do for this?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on December 07, 2011, 05:31:13 PM
Really enjoying the 2nd series of Boardwalk Empire so far. If they can keep this up, it has the potential to be one of the best shows in a long time.

Still watching The Sopranos also. Unreal show. How many series did they do for this?

There was six series of The Sopranos but the last one was broke into two parts, so it ends up like seven series.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Forever Green on December 07, 2011, 10:00:36 PM
Really enjoying the 2nd series of Boardwalk Empire so far. If they can keep this up, it has the potential to be one of the best shows in a long time.

Still watching The Sopranos also. Unreal show. How many series did they do for this?

There was six series of The Sopranos but the last one was broke into two parts, so it ends up like seven series.

Cheers lad
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hoof Hearted on December 07, 2011, 10:02:03 PM
Europa League final, 09/05/2012. Manchesters finest
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bennydorano on December 07, 2011, 10:05:16 PM
Regular Show on Cartoon network. Class stuff, wasted on it's target audience.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on December 13, 2011, 07:23:45 PM
What a season finale for Boardwalk Empire. Didn't see it coming at the time but have watched it again and it all points to what happens at the end of the episode. Will say no more for anyone else watching. What a series of television though, gold. Some great performances in it.

Watched the first couple episodes of American Horror Story, dunno what to make of it as yet. I am not a big fan of horror films anyway but might stick with it for a while.

Homeland continues to be good, downloading the penultimate episode at the minute.

Missed the Charlie Brooker show at the weekend, will have to get it on 4od.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Forever Green on December 13, 2011, 07:32:54 PM
Aye, saw that episode. Mental stuff. I`m guessing the finale has something to do with the life he should have had before going to the war?

Best show on TV by far
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on December 14, 2011, 10:17:23 PM
This Is England '88 on CH4 at the minute. 1st episode of 3 on last night.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ONeill on December 14, 2011, 10:18:39 PM
Feck me - didn't realise they were on consecutive days.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 14, 2011, 11:15:04 PM
Feck me - didn't realise they were on consecutive days.
4OD.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on December 15, 2011, 08:22:28 AM
Finished season 3 of Sons of Anarchy last night and to say I was disappointed is an understatement. Not a patch (pun intended) on the first 2 seasons............. the Shakespearian undertones seemingly discarded.
"Irish" accents were terrible and actually imo impossible to understand.

Convoluted and unbelievable/ silly  plots galore.

Onwards now onto finishing seasons 1 and 2 of Breaking Bad and season 5 of Dexter.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on December 15, 2011, 09:28:02 AM
Anyone watching 'Braquo' - French cop-show on FX?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on December 15, 2011, 11:59:29 AM
Anyone watching 'Braquo' - French cop-show on FX?
Me Billy, I think it's excellant. I watched that Spiral a while ago & while it was very good this is in a different league. I'm also watching Romanzo Criminale, not bad but that seventies soundtrack??
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on December 15, 2011, 02:03:46 PM
Anyone watching 'Braquo' - French cop-show on FX?
Me Billy, I think it's excellant. I watched that Spiral a while ago & while it was very good this is in a different league. I'm also watching Romanzo Criminale, not bad but that seventies soundtrack??

Yeah, I like it too, though it's not very believable - I preferred Spirals, more slow-moving but a better story. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Sanchez on December 29, 2011, 09:45:24 PM
Anyone ever seen How to make it in America?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hashtag on January 02, 2012, 11:59:37 AM
Anyone watch Sherlock on BBC 1 last night. Thought it was very good and worth a look on the iPlayer if you missed it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 02, 2012, 01:14:33 PM
Anyone watch Sherlock on BBC 1 last night. Thought it was very good and worth a look on the iPlayer if you missed it.
Really enjoyed it, best thing on TV over the holidays in my opinion
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on January 02, 2012, 01:22:07 PM
Finished season 1 of The Borgias. A cracking series which never sagged. Would highly recommend it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hashtag on January 02, 2012, 04:59:44 PM
Anyone watch Sherlock on BBC 1 last night. Thought it was very good and worth a look on the iPlayer if you missed it.
Really enjoyed it, best thing on TV over the holidays in my opinion

Agree with you there. Best thing I seen over the festive period anyway. TV was quite disappointing. Watched Alan Carr's New Year Spectualr on 4OD there as well. Worth a look too.

Is there a couple more episodes of Sherlock on or was it a one off this time?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bridgegael on January 02, 2012, 06:06:14 PM
sherlock is easily best show on tv.   
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 02, 2012, 10:18:05 PM
Anyone watch Sherlock on BBC 1 last night. Thought it was very good and worth a look on the iPlayer if you missed it.
Really enjoyed it, best thing on TV over the holidays in my opinion

Agree with you there. Best thing I seen over the festive period anyway. TV was quite disappointing. Watched Alan Carr's New Year Spectualr on 4OD there as well. Worth a look too.

Is there a couple more episodes of Sherlock on or was it a one off this time?

2 more episodes in this series, hound of there Baskervilles on this Sunday, also watched series 4 of 30 rock on Bt Vision over the holidays , very very funny show
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tbrick18 on January 03, 2012, 09:42:03 AM
Anyone watch Sherlock on BBC 1 last night. Thought it was very good and worth a look on the iPlayer if you missed it.

Aye it was class. The lad that plays Sherlock is very very good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hashtag on January 03, 2012, 09:56:40 AM
Anyone watch Sherlock on BBC 1 last night. Thought it was very good and worth a look on the iPlayer if you missed it.

Aye it was class. The lad that plays Sherlock is very very good.

Aye bendict Cumberbatch very good in this role. Both himself and 'Watson' are the stars in upcoming movie- The Hobbit.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on January 03, 2012, 12:25:43 PM
Anyone watch Sherlock on BBC 1 last night. Thought it was very good and worth a look on the iPlayer if you missed it.

Aye it was class. The lad that plays Sherlock is very very good.

Aye bendict Cumberbatch very good in this role. Both himself and 'Watson' are the stars in upcoming movie- The Hobbit.

Agreed, and Tara Pullver was sexy as f**k as Irene Adler.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on January 03, 2012, 06:13:33 PM
Watched the first series of The Booth at the End. Interesting story line and concept.

Has anyone else seen it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on January 04, 2012, 10:29:43 PM
Is there any more Boardwalk Empire in the pipeline?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on January 04, 2012, 10:35:24 PM
Is there any more Boardwalk Empire in the pipeline?

I think there are plans for at least 3 more series
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on January 06, 2012, 10:30:33 PM
Early alert!

If you enjoyed Spiral or The Killing or Wallander (original Swedish version), you might enjoy a step further along the road of subtitled foreign language shows with Borgen which is on BBC4 at 9pm on Saturday 7th January.  It is a Danish political thriller which was a huge hit in Denmark (naturally).  Worth a try.

Yeah i read about it today, looks good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on January 07, 2012, 03:50:47 PM
Anyone watch Sherlock on BBC 1 last night. Thought it was very good and worth a look on the iPlayer if you missed it.

Repeated tonight at 7 on BBC 3 if you've missed it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on January 08, 2012, 09:42:21 PM
Must get into that Sherlock.

Got The West Wing boxset for Christmas, I had never seen it before, am currently on Series 3, it is a seriously good show, can see why everyone raves about it. That will be all I am watching for January then!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 09, 2012, 08:52:48 AM
Early alert!

If you enjoyed Spiral or The Killing or Wallander (original Swedish version), you might enjoy a step further along the road of subtitled foreign language shows with Borgen which is on BBC4 at 9pm on Saturday 7th January.  It is a Danish political thriller which was a huge hit in Denmark (naturally).  Worth a try.

Yeah i read about it today, looks good.

I'm half way through it (on download) at the moment - it's very good indeed.  I'd have called it a political drama, rather than a thriller though (sort of a cross between 'House of Cards' and 'A very British Coup'). 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on January 09, 2012, 10:26:55 AM
"House of cards"!

I'd forgotten that completely. Must download it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on January 09, 2012, 11:06:56 AM
"House of cards"!

I'd forgotten that completely. Must download it.
What site do you lads use for downloading?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on January 09, 2012, 03:16:33 PM
"House of cards"!

I'd forgotten that completely. Must download it.
What site do you lads use for downloading?

If it were legal to do so I'd use Piratebay.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 09, 2012, 03:43:34 PM
"House of cards"!

I'd forgotten that completely. Must download it.
What site do you lads use for downloading?

If it were legal to do so I'd use Piratebay.

I have a rapidshare account and use bolt.cd.  Some appear to think the fileserve account is better value at the moment. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on January 09, 2012, 04:34:49 PM
Cheers lads.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on January 11, 2012, 08:53:29 AM
The Wire S1 E1 is on Sky Anytime at the minute and it is going to run on Sky Atlantic on Fridays at 22:15.  Was for buying the box set soon too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on January 14, 2012, 09:03:45 PM
Fascinating documentary just finished on TG4.  Watch it on iPlayer.

20:35 Dushlan (R) Documentary following Irish-speaking New Yorker Sgt Seamus o Fhianghusa on deployment in Afghanistan. The first episode meets up with him on rest and recuperation in the Donegal Gaeltacht as he ponders a second term on the Afghan front line, and hears from his father and mother in New York about their mixed emotions over his chosen career.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: whitegoodman on January 17, 2012, 10:19:18 PM
Suits started on Dave tonight, looks a good show so far
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 18, 2012, 09:36:04 AM
Finished watching Homeland at the weekend there. What a show. Possibly one of the best 1st series of a TV show I have seen in ages. It won best TV show at the Golden Globes. It started on Friday night on Network 2.

Have downloaded Boss to watch as well as recommended by ONL.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on January 22, 2012, 06:59:18 PM
Storage Wars on the History Channel is a small bit addictive!!

Brandi would get it ;)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on January 23, 2012, 01:14:15 PM
Started The Killing at the weekend. Very  impressed so far. 20 episodes or so to watch . Honestly really keen to find out who the killer is.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Megaman on January 23, 2012, 02:26:46 PM
Finished watching Homeland at the weekend there. What a show. Possibly one of the best 1st series of a TV show I have seen in ages. It won best TV show at the Golden Globes. It started on Friday night on Network 2.

Have downloaded Boss to watch as well as recommended by ONL.

downloaded this the other day, watched three episodes last night, had to stop myself from watching more,

really good TV Show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on January 27, 2012, 10:04:21 AM
Just finished it in 3 days there ... great great show! Shades of 24 in its heyday I thoroughly enjoyed it. A thrilling story, with a great cast, well acted and a good smattering of breasts throughout the series. I give it a 9.5/10!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on January 27, 2012, 10:08:34 AM
Storage Wars on the History Channel is a small bit addictive!!

Brandi would get it ;)

Yep.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Megaman on January 27, 2012, 10:27:24 AM
Just finished it in 3 days there ... great great show! Shades of 24 in its heyday I thoroughly enjoyed it. A thrilling story, with a great cast, well acted and a good smattering of breasts throughout the series. I give it a 9.5/10!!

Homeland?

finished it myself, really enjoyed it,

and as you mentioned breasts i see Spartacus is starting on Monday, been really looking forward to that for a while now, although it was sad to hear about andy whitfield.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nifan on January 27, 2012, 11:26:32 AM
Just finished it in 3 days there ... great great show! Shades of 24 in its heyday I thoroughly enjoyed it. A thrilling story, with a great cast, well acted and a good smattering of breasts throughout the series. I give it a 9.5/10!!

Really good show
The 2 guys who created it where both involved with 24.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on January 27, 2012, 11:58:21 AM
Just finished it in 3 days there ... great great show! Shades of 24 in its heyday I thoroughly enjoyed it. A thrilling story, with a great cast, well acted and a good smattering of breasts throughout the series. I give it a 9.5/10!!

Really good show
The 2 guys who created it where both involved with 24.

*spoiler alert - don't read if haven't seen it
Serious plot holes and conveniently forgetting about characters....how were the lads, tw and nb, in conact with each other, the aid who brought the necklace, what happened him and who's tipping off the terrorists from inside the CIA??? Good show all the same though!I'm sure we'll find out the mole in series 2, could be Saul.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on January 27, 2012, 12:07:37 PM
Just finished it in 3 days there ... great great show! Shades of 24 in its heyday I thoroughly enjoyed it. A thrilling story, with a great cast, well acted and a good smattering of breasts throughout the series. I give it a 9.5/10!!

Really good show
The 2 guys who created it where both involved with 24.

*spoiler alert - don't read if haven't seen it
Serious plot holes and conveniently forgetting about characters....how were the lads, tw and nb, in conact with each other, the aid who brought the necklace, what happened him and who's tipping off the terrorists from inside the CIA??? Good show all the same though!I'm sure we'll find out the mole in series 2, could be Saul.

I wouldn't call them plot holes as such . . . more like things that have yet to be explained thus adding more to the mystery!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on January 27, 2012, 12:13:23 PM
Aye, suppose....better not turn into another lost though. Wouldn't mind if they pull off a big attack, be interesting to see where the show would go then.

Walking dead back Feb 12th.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on January 27, 2012, 04:11:03 PM
Still making my way through The West Wing boxset haven't had time for anything else in the meantime.

The end of Season Four / start of Five is brilliant tv. Stayed up to about 3am last night watching more, didn't want to leave without seeing what happened...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on January 27, 2012, 07:01:08 PM
Still making my way through The West Wing boxset haven't had time for anything else in the meantime.

The end of Season Four / start of Five is brilliant tv. Stayed up to about 3am last night watching more, didn't want to leave without seeing what happened...

I loved that show. Some of the best characters in the history of television.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Agent Orange on February 03, 2012, 10:30:26 PM
Early alert!

If you enjoyed Spiral or The Killing or Wallander (original Swedish version), you might enjoy a step further along the road of subtitled foreign language shows with Borgen which is on BBC4 at 9pm on Saturday 7th January.  It is a Danish political thriller which was a huge hit in Denmark (naturally).  Worth a try.

Yeah i read about it today, looks good.

I'm half way through it (on download) at the moment - it's very good indeed.  I'd have called it a political drama, rather than a thriller though (sort of a cross between 'House of Cards' and 'A very British Coup').




Another reason to watch Borgen. It is excellent though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 03, 2012, 10:36:05 PM
Early alert!

If you enjoyed Spiral or The Killing or Wallander (original Swedish version), you might enjoy a step further along the road of subtitled foreign language shows with Borgen which is on BBC4 at 9pm on Saturday 7th January.  It is a Danish political thriller which was a huge hit in Denmark (naturally).  Worth a try.

Yeah i read about it today, looks good.

I'm half way through it (on download) at the moment - it's very good indeed.  I'd have called it a political drama, rather than a thriller though (sort of a cross between 'House of Cards' and 'A very British Coup').




Another reason to watch Borgen. It is excellent though.
They make sure we get a good view of her ass every episode!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Agent Orange on February 03, 2012, 10:38:26 PM
Are you complaining?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 04, 2012, 12:18:53 PM
I understand the first series of Borgen finishes tonight on BBC3 - to be followed next week by Bron (The Bridge) which is about a joint investigation by Danish and Swedish police in relation to a murder on 'the bridge' which spans between Denmark (Copenhagen) and Malmo.  I think it's the best thing I've seen in quite a while - no spoilers, but if you liked The Killing, Wallander and Borgen I'd imagine you'll enjoy it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 04, 2012, 02:07:45 PM
I understand the first series of Borgen finishes tonight on BBC3 - to be followed next week by Bron (The Bridge) which is about a joint investigation by Danish and Swedish police in relation to a murder on 'the bridge' which spans between Denmark (Copenhagen) and Malmo.  I think it's the best thing I've seen in quite a while - no spoilers, but if you liked The Killing, Wallander and Borgen I'd imagine you'll enjoy it.
Was reviewed in The Sunday Times last week and they rated it higher than the The Killing.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 05, 2012, 02:14:23 PM
I understand the first series of Borgen finishes tonight on BBC3 - to be followed next week by Bron (The Bridge) which is about a joint investigation by Danish and Swedish police in relation to a murder on 'the bridge' which spans between Denmark (Copenhagen) and Malmo.  I think it's the best thing I've seen in quite a while - no spoilers, but if you liked The Killing, Wallander and Borgen I'd imagine you'll enjoy it.
Was reviewed in The Sunday Times last week and they rated it higher than the The Killing.

I'd be inclined to agree - it definitely has more laughs (well smirks rather than laughs).  There's a lot of focus on the cultural differences between the Swedes and the Danes. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on February 05, 2012, 03:44:59 PM
I understand the first series of Borgen finishes tonight on BBC3 - to be followed next week by Bron (The Bridge) which is about a joint investigation by Danish and Swedish police in relation to a murder on 'the bridge' which spans between Denmark (Copenhagen) and Malmo.  I think it's the best thing I've seen in quite a while - no spoilers, but if you liked The Killing, Wallander and Borgen I'd imagine you'll enjoy it.

What channel & night is this on Billy? I've just checked the Sky TV Guide & it's saying that a new series of Inspector Montalbano starts Saturday night. I've only seen a couple of episodes of this before but what I have seen I enjoyed. I think it's set in Sicily.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 06, 2012, 09:56:56 AM
I understand the first series of Borgen finishes tonight on BBC3 - to be followed next week by Bron (The Bridge) which is about a joint investigation by Danish and Swedish police in relation to a murder on 'the bridge' which spans between Denmark (Copenhagen) and Malmo.  I think it's the best thing I've seen in quite a while - no spoilers, but if you liked The Killing, Wallander and Borgen I'd imagine you'll enjoy it.

What channel & night is this on Billy? I've just checked the Sky TV Guide & it's saying that a new series of Inspector Montalbano starts Saturday night. I've only seen a couple of episodes of this before but what I have seen I enjoyed. I think it's set in Sicily.

Sorry, I was only reporting hearsay about 'Bron' - maybe they're saving it for a while, I know that BBC got the broadcasting rights for it.  Anyway Montalbano's brilliant, you'll enjoy it immensely - very different to the Scandinavian stuff, but extremely political in its own way. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on February 06, 2012, 01:21:05 PM
I didn't realise there were previous series of Montalbano, I thought the episodes I'd seen were one-offs. How many series have been made & are they available for download? Like you said above I really enjoyed the episodes I've viewed & I would like to see the rest of them.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 06, 2012, 02:12:27 PM
PM'd you there ziggy.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on February 06, 2012, 02:40:32 PM
PM'd you there ziggy.

Cheers Billy, I've sent you a reply.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 06, 2012, 02:49:57 PM
The Billy Plays were on last night on BB2.

I sort of didn't want to watch it, I thought it would be worse than i remembered and not current. But I was wrong, so well acted sad, harrowing and  funny, to most people who were brought up in areas like that it was very easy to relate to.

My wife hadn't see it before and was sort of not really interested in watching it but but hooked early on and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 06, 2012, 04:19:13 PM
The Billy Plays were on last night on BB2.

I sort of didn't want to watch it, I thought it would be worse than i remembered and not current. But I was wrong, so well acted sad, harrowing and  funny, to most people who were brought up in areas like that it was very easy to relate to.

My wife hadn't see it before and was sort of not really interested in watching it but but hooked early on and really enjoyed it.
Brilliantly acted, the documentary beforehand was very good too.  Jimmy Ellis must be a fair age now, his mind seems as active as ever though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on February 07, 2012, 10:04:24 PM
Finished watching season 1 of Game of Thrones.... holy shite what a top top show...  Absolutely loved it - great ending to it.  And the story has serious potential to open out on several fronts
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: mc_grens on February 08, 2012, 12:25:24 AM
Finished watching season 1 of Game of Thrones.... holy shite what a top top show...  Absolutely loved it - great ending to it.  And the story has serious potential to open out on several fronts

You've no idea... I'm halfway through book 3... Highly recommended.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on February 08, 2012, 01:23:50 AM
Finished watching season 1 of Game of Thrones.... holy shite what a top top show...  Absolutely loved it - great ending to it.  And the story has serious potential to open out on several fronts

You've no idea... I'm halfway through book 3... Highly recommended.

I made a decision to let the books lie and just watch the shows.... I can imagine the books being serious
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on February 08, 2012, 11:35:08 AM
Finishing  the last few episodes of The Killing tonight. Very good series, but serious going...20 episodes all around the 55 minute mark each. Flagged a bit in the middle ( don't they all) but well worth a watch. Awful woolie jumpers galore.


Treme next in line to watch.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Agent Orange on February 08, 2012, 07:50:25 PM
Treme next in line to watch.

Don't bother, nothing happens. The first series is bad, the second even worse.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on February 08, 2012, 10:39:20 PM
Treme next in line to watch.

Don't bother, nothing happens. The first series is bad, the second even worse.

I liked it. The show is about the reaction to an event that had already occurred, so there was never going to be a flurry of new activity. Some class music and very strong acting performances.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ONeill on February 08, 2012, 10:42:57 PM
Was anyone following the mockumentary 'Twenty Twelve' on BBC4? Last one on tonight @ 11. I enjoyed it but poor reviews.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on February 09, 2012, 12:58:49 AM
Was anyone following the mockumentary 'Twenty Twelve' on BBC4? Last one on tonight @ 11. I enjoyed it but poor reviews.

Been looking for it but couldn't get it from the start. Was up for a good few nominations at the Comedy awards and has a good cast. I think it would be a good show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Agent Orange on February 09, 2012, 11:03:30 PM
Treme next in line to watch.

Don't bother, nothing happens. The first series is bad, the second even worse.

I liked it. The show is about the reaction to an event that had already occurred, so there was never going to be a flurry of new activity. Some class music and very strong acting performances.

The music is excellent and there are some good characters, but I think its all a bit weak. It is being carried by Bunk Moreland and Lester Freamon, not by Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters. Pierce's character, Antoine Batiste even uses some of Bunks old lines.
John Goodman had the right idea, he got out after the first series. I'll probably watch the third.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 10, 2012, 09:19:29 AM
Anyone tried Netflix yet - is it any good, worth the money?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hound on February 10, 2012, 09:28:09 AM
Anyone tried Netflix yet - is it any good, worth the money?
Just started the first month free option.

There's a lot of stuff on there, but not a whole heap that's getting me excited. I fear I might get through the stuff I want to watch in the first month so not sure whether I'll pay for it. Though I do like the fact I can watch it through the kids' Nintendo Wii.

The content in the US version is supposed to be very good, so maybe its just a question of time before the version over here catches up.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ludermor on February 10, 2012, 09:43:53 AM
Lots of complaints on the amount of data it is using, you really need unlimited broadband to make any use of it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on February 12, 2012, 09:06:48 PM
Treme next in line to watch.

Don't bother, nothing happens. The first series is bad, the second even worse.


Spot on there Agent Orange. Box Set given back after just two episodes.............. just couldn't see what the fuss was about.
In fairness I was  eyeing up starting season 2 of Breaking Bad so maybe it was a subliminal thing.

Breaking Bad 2 hopefully will be as good as the first.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on February 13, 2012, 02:02:34 PM
Few good shows starting on Sky Atlantic this week.

Friday Night Lights showing from the start tomorrow night and Luck is starting on Saturday night.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on February 16, 2012, 06:05:08 PM
I understand the first series of Borgen finishes tonight on BBC3 - to be followed next week by Bron (The Bridge) which is about a joint investigation by Danish and Swedish police in relation to a murder on 'the bridge' which spans between Denmark (Copenhagen) and Malmo.  I think it's the best thing I've seen in quite a while - no spoilers, but if you liked The Killing, Wallander and Borgen I'd imagine you'll enjoy it.

What channel & night is this on Billy? I've just checked the Sky TV Guide & it's saying that a new series of Inspector Montalbano starts Saturday night. I've only seen a couple of episodes of this before but what I have seen I enjoyed. I think it's set in Sicily.

Sorry, I was only reporting hearsay about 'Bron' - maybe they're saving it for a while, I know that BBC got the broadcasting rights for it.  Anyway Montalbano's brilliant, you'll enjoy it immensely - very different to the Scandinavian stuff, but extremely political in its own way.


You were right about me enjoying Montalbano Billy, it's brilliant. i watched the first episode last night "the Snack Thief" the one about an orphaned Tunisian boy. The pantomine "Italians" were classic, Cassatella the front of house cop & the bus driver (reminds me very much of someone I know). I get what you mean about the political side of it too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Gazzler on February 16, 2012, 07:56:17 PM
Anyone watching Touch with Kiefer Sutherland and the fella from Bachelors Walk?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Santino on February 16, 2012, 08:59:09 PM
I'm kinda in love with Zooey Deschanel from New Girl. Enjoyable lighthearted US sitcom
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Never beat the deeler on February 17, 2012, 12:00:28 AM
I'm kinda in love with Zooey Deschanel from New Girl. Enjoyable lighthearted US sitcom

The rules!!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on February 17, 2012, 08:04:45 AM



Zooey and her sister Emily from Bones...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on February 17, 2012, 09:33:16 AM
I'm kinda in love with Zooey Deschanel from New Girl. Enjoyable lighthearted US sitcom

X2 She is unreal and that show is actually very funny! Everyone knows somebody like Schmidt!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on February 17, 2012, 06:57:23 PM
Homeland

Channel 4

Sun 19 Feb, 9.30pm

Comes highly recommended, downloaded the entire first series last night.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ross4life on February 17, 2012, 07:44:28 PM
I'm kinda in love with Zooey Deschanel from New Girl. Enjoyable lighthearted US sitcom
What about her look alikes?


Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on February 17, 2012, 10:06:31 PM
I'm kinda in love with Zooey Deschanel from New Girl. Enjoyable lighthearted US sitcom

She's been around for a while now, and is either recently divorced - or going through a divorce from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard who is a right munter.



EDIT: She's also a beautiful singer.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 19, 2012, 08:08:34 PM
Home of the future on 4, would love all that stuff
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on February 19, 2012, 08:37:55 PM
Homeland is one of the best first series of tv I have seen.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on February 19, 2012, 10:21:44 PM
Homeland is one of the best first series of tv I have seen.

Id say its the best 1st series of TV I have seen.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Mayo4Sam on February 19, 2012, 11:33:23 PM
I'm kinda in love with Zooey Deschanel from New Girl. Enjoyable lighthearted US sitcom

X2 She is unreal and that show is actually very funny! Everyone knows somebody like Schmidt!!

X3 absolute cracker!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 20, 2012, 11:42:04 AM
Hooked on Homeland after the pilot, what a great show!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on February 20, 2012, 11:58:42 AM
Hooked on Homeland after the pilot, what a great show!

Watched Ep4 last night. Really getting into it!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 20, 2012, 12:24:56 PM
Hooked on Homeland after the pilot, what a great show!

Watched Ep4 last night. Really getting into it!
Has the makings of a classic.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on March 01, 2012, 09:00:13 PM
Really enjoy Pawn Stars on History.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on March 01, 2012, 09:54:43 PM
Hooked on Homeland after the pilot, what a great show!

Watched Ep4 last night. Really getting into it!
Has the makings of a classic.

It and New Girl are the 2 best shows of the year so far. Homeland probably up there with Dexter, Soprano's, West Wing and 24 in my opinion!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 01, 2012, 11:10:08 PM
Hooked on Homeland after the pilot, what a great show!

Watched Ep4 last night. Really getting into it!
Has the makings of a classic.

It and New Girl are the 2 best shows of the year so far. Homeland probably up there with Dexter, Soprano's, West Wing and 24 in my opinion!
Downloaded Season 5 of Dexter. Watched some of S4 when it was first on FX a few years ago but wasnt fussed.

Gonna get back into the West Wing box set too but Im a lazy hoor and cant be arsed with DVDs these days.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Mayo4Sam on March 02, 2012, 12:03:41 AM
Anyone watching this series of Skins?
Great stuff as usual
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Ulick on March 02, 2012, 07:33:25 AM
Homeland has a couple of nice twists around episode 6 or 7 but its all a bit predictable after that especially the season finale
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tbrick18 on March 02, 2012, 08:46:15 AM
Homeland is excellent, only seen the first 2 episodes but I'm sucked in. I cant believe how good Claire Daines is! Definately not a typical role for her.
New Girl is another great show....very very funny.
Over the last couple of weeks I've been watching Those Who Kill on ITV3 (I think). A danish crime drama set in Copenhagen. IF you liked The Killing, you'll love this.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on March 02, 2012, 10:25:39 AM
Quote
Those Who Kill

Watched some of it but didn't think it was a patch on 'The Killing', 'Borgen' or 'The Bridge'.  Very ITV. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on March 02, 2012, 10:31:23 AM
Keifer Sutherlands new show looks good, coming out here soon.

Watched the first Friday Night Lights last night and from the first minute you just knew it was going to copy the Varsity Blues storyline (useless reserve Quarterback required and wins the game).  But it was a good episode.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on March 02, 2012, 10:32:59 AM
Homeland has a couple of nice twists around episode 6 or 7 but its all a bit predictable after that especially the season finale when we know he isn't going to die (the second season being commissioned some time ago).

Why??!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on March 02, 2012, 12:10:22 PM
Quote
Those Who Kill

Watched some of it but didn't think it was a patch on 'The Killing', 'Borgen' or 'The Bridge'.  Very ITV.

Help me out please Billy, I watched all of Borgen in 3 days on thhe Sky Hard Drive & the last fargin episode was fooked up due to loss of signal. What happened at the end?  >:(
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Ulick on March 02, 2012, 01:36:56 PM
Homeland has a couple of nice twists around episode 6 or 7 but its all a bit predictable after that especially the season finale

Why??!!

. I found it very tiresome. In fact I think the show "jumped the shark" in the last episode and the whole show will go the same way as Prison Break - great first season, but a bit pointless to continue after that.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tbrick18 on March 02, 2012, 02:09:48 PM
Homeland has a couple of nice twists around episode 6 or 7 but its all a bit predictable after that especially the season finale when we know he isn't going to die (the second season being commissioned some time ago).

Why??!!

Why is it predictable? Well everything points to him dying at the end but you know it won't because he's already been cast in the second season. So the last episode tries to build tension on the basis of him about to die, but you know he won't. I found it very tiresome. In fact I think the show "jumped the shark" in the last episode and the whole show will go the same way as Prison Break - great first season, but a bit pointless to continue after that.

I didnt realise there was more than one season...strikes me as being something that should have had one season and that's it done and dusted.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on March 02, 2012, 03:08:30 PM
Homeland has a couple of nice twists around episode 6 or 7 but its all a bit predictable after that

Why??!!

Why is it predictable? In fact I think the show "jumped the shark" in the last episode and the whole show will go the same way as Prison Break - great first season, but a bit pointless to continue after that.

Not questioning its predictibility but a lot of people wouldn't be arsed checking for a 2nd season and many on here are only on the 3rd episode so why ruin it for them?? At least put up some kind of spoiler alert!!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Ulick on March 02, 2012, 03:18:02 PM
I haven't given anything away that wasn't flagged up from the first episode and I didn't check for a second season either - that was flying around in all the press about it the other week after it won a Golden Globe.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on March 02, 2012, 03:52:32 PM
Have to agree Ulick that is a big spoiler for those who are only watching it on channel four.

Still working my way through The West Wing boxset I got for Christmas, great show but there is so much of it to get through.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on March 02, 2012, 03:56:50 PM
Quote
Those Who Kill

Watched some of it but didn't think it was a patch on 'The Killing', 'Borgen' or 'The Bridge'.  Very ITV.

Help me out please Billy, I watched all of Borgen in 3 days on thhe Sky Hard Drive & the last fargin episode was fooked up due to loss of signal. What happened at the end?  >:(

Say nothing Billy, have Borgen on the back catalog, maybe its time to resurrect this thread although it wasn't exactly a resounding success  :D http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=5630.msg201122#msg201122 (http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=5630.msg201122#msg201122)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Ulick on March 02, 2012, 04:08:41 PM
Okay, I've modified my posts on Homeland and apologise, even though you'll realise I didn't give anything away. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on March 02, 2012, 04:25:42 PM
Quote
Those Who Kill

Watched some of it but didn't think it was a patch on 'The Killing', 'Borgen' or 'The Bridge'.  Very ITV.

Help me out please Billy, I watched all of Borgen in 3 days on thhe Sky Hard Drive & the last fargin episode was fooked up due to loss of signal. What happened at the end?  >:(

Say nothing Billy, have Borgen on the back catalog, maybe its time to resurrect this thread although it wasn't exactly a resounding success  :D http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=5630.msg201122#msg201122 (http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=5630.msg201122#msg201122)

Download the last episode on bolt.cd ziggy - there's a second series of Borgen anyway, so the story doesn't end there, I think it's safe to say. :)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 02, 2012, 08:40:41 PM
In defence of Ulick one season of anything is pretty rare so people should rein in the false indignation. I dont think Im giving anything away when I say I wouldnt want to live in a post-apocalyptic USA...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on March 15, 2012, 02:04:07 PM
Watched the pilot episode of Alcatraz last night, didn't blow me away.

Going to watch the new Keifer Sutherland show when it starts, apparently very good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on March 16, 2012, 12:44:17 PM
Just finished a BBC boxset called  Shadow Line with Stephen Rea and Christopher Ecclestone in it. About gangland crime and the police.............. well worth a watch. 7 x 1hour episodes meant imo it didn't flag in the middle like alot of tv series' do. Nice ending to it.

Watched first episode of season 5 Dexter last night........... a slowish  start  (understandable I suppose after the ending to S4)to the series, hope it picks up.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on March 16, 2012, 02:43:02 PM
Just finished a BBC boxset called  Shadow Line with Stephen Rea and Christopher Ecclestone in it. About gangland crime and the police.............. well worth a watch. 7 x 1hour episodes meant imo it didn't flag in the middle like alot of tv series' do. Nice ending to it.

Watched first episode of season 5 Dexter last night........... a slowish  start  (understandable I suppose after the ending to S4)to the series, hope it picks up.

Yeah it was shown on the BBC last week, really enjoyed it. You wouldn't like to meet Gatehouse in a dark alley.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on March 20, 2012, 07:45:57 PM
Finished series 1 of Friday Night Lights recently. Great show. Already started watching the 2nd and have 3, 4 and 5 downloaded as well.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on March 20, 2012, 08:33:45 PM
Another top class documentary from TG4.... Gaeil Nua Eabhrac...1st episode last night and another to come this Friday.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on March 21, 2012, 08:46:53 AM
Finished series 1 of Friday Night Lights recently. Great show. Already started watching the 2nd and have 3, 4 and 5 downloaded as well.

Have the first season recorded, but only watched the 1st episode.  Pure copy of Varsity Blues.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hound on March 21, 2012, 09:30:59 AM
I have the first season of Luck recorded.

Have only watched the first episode so far. Reasonably good without being fantastic. Lot of feckin mumbling going on though which makes it a bit hard to follow at times!

With the second season being cancelled now because of dead horses, is it worth watching the remainder of the first season?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on March 21, 2012, 10:55:08 AM
I have the first season of Luck recorded.

Have only watched the first episode so far. Reasonably good without being fantastic. Lot of feckin mumbling going on though which makes it a bit hard to follow at times!

With the second season being cancelled now because of dead horses, is it worth watching the remainder of the first season?

I gave it the bullet yesterday on the Sky planner, because the 2nd series is cancelled and the mumbling, which was infuriating.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on March 21, 2012, 11:02:58 AM
I have the first season of Luck recorded.

Have only watched the first episode so far. Reasonably good without being fantastic. Lot of feckin mumbling going on though which makes it a bit hard to follow at times!

With the second season being cancelled now because of dead horses, is it worth watching the remainder of the first season?

I gave it the bullet yesterday on the Sky planner, because the 2nd series is cancelled and the mumbling, which was infuriating.

Yea same here for the same reasons, that and the wife constantly asking me what was going on...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on March 27, 2012, 11:41:10 AM
Mad Men is back this week - it's felt like an age since we last watched it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on March 27, 2012, 03:21:37 PM
Was at a loose end with mid season Hiatus' and the like so decided to get my teeth into another series. Almost through the first series of 30 Rock and I have to say I'm quite impressed. Having never found a woman genuinely funny I have to say Tina Fey has surprised me in that she has crested and written the entire show. I think there are 6 series so that's the next months viewing taken care of!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on March 27, 2012, 03:32:39 PM
Jaysus I can't fecking wait for the new season of Games of Thrones...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on March 27, 2012, 04:31:06 PM
Jaysus I can't fecking wait for the new season of Games of Thrones...

Well I've read the second book, and I can tell you (without fear of spoilers) that it's bloodier, gorier and nastier than the first one.  Am looking forward to it myself I must say. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on March 27, 2012, 04:38:11 PM
Jaysus I can't fecking wait for the new season of Games of Thrones...

Well I've read the second book, and I can tell you (without fear of spoilers) that it's bloodier, gorier and nastier than the first one.  Am looking forward to it myself I must say.

Actually think I'm gonna wait and let the episodes build up on the auld Sky Plus and watch a heap of them together...  The first season of the Wire should keep me occupied till then...  Almost a shame to have bright evenings now when you have that to look forward to
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on March 27, 2012, 09:39:25 PM
Was at a loose end with mid season Hiatus' and the like so decided to get my teeth into another series. Almost through the first series of 30 Rock and I have to say I'm quite impressed. Having never found a woman genuinely funny I have to say Tina Fey has surprised me in that she has crested and written the entire show. I think there are 6 series so that's the next months viewing taken care of!
Up to series SE, Consistently funny show
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: theticklemister on March 28, 2012, 09:15:24 AM
Started to watch the show 'empire' about the british empire. Onto its 5th episode now, tis very informative. Paxman does not hold back and tells the true account of the empire.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on April 16, 2012, 11:24:14 AM
Good news for the age 50+ posters and all you students of pre-historic (ok pre digital) times, BBC2 are showing are a new series about the most important decade of the last century, that much maligned (wrongly) but much loved (by those who grew up in them) the 70's. The 70's BBC2 9.00pm, followed by Sounds of the 70's 2.  8) Enjoy.   
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: maddog on April 16, 2012, 11:27:06 AM
Good news for the age 50+ posters and all you students of pre-historic (ok pre digital) times, BBC2 are showing are a new series about the most important decade of the last century, that much maligned (wrongly) but much loved (by those who grew up in them) the 70's. The 70's BBC2 9.00pm, followed by Sounds of the 70's 2.  8) Enjoy.

I grew up in the 70's, you didnt.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on April 16, 2012, 11:37:12 AM
Ok, came to maturity ::).
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: maddog on April 16, 2012, 11:43:38 AM
Ok, came to maturity ::).

Let me know when that happens ;) People that grew up in the 70s don't way lyrical about the show band era FFS
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on April 16, 2012, 11:51:17 AM
You're right, they WAX lyrical about it. Ffs.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on April 16, 2012, 11:53:59 AM
TG4 starting  1st season Breaking Bad this week.......... remainder of the serieses to follow I believe. Great show . UPC/Sky  plus it if you can.

Finished Season 5 Dexter there last week. Some very familiar faces in it from these islands. Watchable and enjoyable as always although the sheer unbelievability of it all now seriously beginning to grate.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on April 17, 2012, 05:13:36 PM
Better late than never....I have just become addicted to the West Wing..wow!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on April 17, 2012, 06:03:48 PM
I understand the first series of Borgen finishes tonight on BBC3 - to be followed next week by Bron (The Bridge) which is about a joint investigation by Danish and Swedish police in relation to a murder on 'the bridge' which spans between Denmark (Copenhagen) and Malmo.  I think it's the best thing I've seen in quite a while - no spoilers, but if you liked The Killing, Wallander and Borgen I'd imagine you'll enjoy it.

The Bridge starts Saturday night 9pm BBC4. Billy I've just finished watching Montalbano on BBC4, absolutely brilliant. Do you know if they made any more episodes than the 10 that were shown recently?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on April 18, 2012, 08:38:30 AM
I understand the first series of Borgen finishes tonight on BBC3 - to be followed next week by Bron (The Bridge) which is about a joint investigation by Danish and Swedish police in relation to a murder on 'the bridge' which spans between Denmark (Copenhagen) and Malmo.  I think it's the best thing I've seen in quite a while - no spoilers, but if you liked The Killing, Wallander and Borgen I'd imagine you'll enjoy it.

The Bridge starts Saturday night 9pm BBC4. Billy I've just finished watching Montalbano on BBC4, absolutely brilliant. Do you know if they made any more episodes than the 10 that were shown recently?

Yes Ziggy, there are 22 episodes in total - this year Italian tv has started showing Young Montalbano (I think they've shown 4 so far; I have downloaded but not viewed to-date - I can tell you he has a full head of hair!).  Enjoy Bron - it's really outstanding! 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on April 19, 2012, 02:34:30 PM
TG4 starting  1st season Breaking Bad this week.......... remainder of the serieses to follow I believe. Great show . UPC/Sky  plus it if you can.

Finished Season 5 Dexter there last week. Some very familiar faces in it from these islands. Watchable and enjoyable as always although the sheer unbelievability of it all now seriously beginning to grate.

Starts tonight...hope its as good as the hype
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: thewobbler on April 19, 2012, 04:06:59 PM
Breaking Bad is immense. Starts well, but gets better with each series too. So wonderfully dark. I'd put it above Sopranos, by a nose. But a bit behind the Wire.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Heartbroken on April 19, 2012, 04:37:38 PM
Massive boxset fan looking to move on to a new series. Ive just finished Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Any recommendations out there? The Walking Dead? The Killing? I've all the usuals like The Wire, Entourage, Sopranos done. Something brand new or even an all time classic is what I am after!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on April 19, 2012, 04:40:48 PM
Massive boxset fan looking to move on to a new series. Ive just finished Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Any recommendations out there? The Walking Dead? The Killing? I've all the usuals like The Wire, Entourage, Sopranos done. Something brand new or even an all time classic is what I am after!

West Wing, Dexter, Homeland. Come back when you've those done!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on April 19, 2012, 04:46:21 PM
Massive boxset fan looking to move on to a new series. Ive just finished Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Any recommendations out there? The Walking Dead? The Killing? I've all the usuals like The Wire, Entourage, Sopranos done. Something brand new or even an all time classic is what I am after!

Walking Dead - first series was very good. Second started good, went on a bit of a slow burner but last few were very good again. Season 3 should be good.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Harold Disgracey on April 19, 2012, 10:13:56 PM
A bit late but Louis Theroux was superb again tonight.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on April 20, 2012, 09:23:09 AM
Yeah , saw the Theroux programme.

Knew very little about autism and was a eyeopener. Terribly tough on the parents.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on April 20, 2012, 02:42:12 PM
Was a tough watch alright, hard to hear one of the parents say that they get no entertainment or joy from their kids, an unbearable life really. Entertaining watching Louis being out of his comfort zone though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hardy on April 20, 2012, 03:55:23 PM
I didn't see this, but am I alone in  finding Louis a very creepy character?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on April 20, 2012, 04:12:07 PM
I didn't see this, but am I alone in  finding Louis a very creepy character?

Is that not the whole point of the show?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on April 20, 2012, 04:16:27 PM
Breaking Bad is immense. Starts well, but gets better with each series too. So wonderfully dark. I'd put it above Sopranos, by a nose. But a bit behind the Wire.


Good shout Wobbs..Really enjoyed it...very original....but it would need to get much better to get to Sopranos level.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on April 20, 2012, 04:27:56 PM
Is the lead the guy who played the Dad in Malcolm in the Middle?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: oisinog on April 20, 2012, 04:39:36 PM
touch on sky 1 is a quality show
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on April 20, 2012, 04:50:00 PM
Friday evening shout - do not miss 'The Bridge' on BBC4 on Saturday night at 9 (I think).  You will be doing yourself a biiiig favour.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ludermor on April 23, 2012, 07:03:39 AM
Anyone have any links to downloads with english sub, some of the downloads are over 20gb but the comments suggest they dont have english subs
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Eamonnca1 on April 23, 2012, 07:20:54 AM
Breaking Bad is immense. Starts well, but gets better with each series too. So wonderfully dark. I'd put it above Sopranos, by a nose. But a bit behind the Wire.

I watched the first episode and saw no reason to watch the second.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Eamonnca1 on April 23, 2012, 07:26:29 AM
Have I mentioned Boston Legal?  It's a sin that they cancelled that show. A worthy successor to The Practice, even if it's a completely different genre.

Did anyone ever watch Twin Peaks way back?  I didn't, but I remember the Radio 1 DJs making a big deal about it.  I just watched the first episode there today.  Might persevere with it. It's a bit slow but sufficiently weird to keep me interested. I love the haunting music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oDuGN6K3VQ).
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on April 23, 2012, 02:27:15 PM
Breaking Bad is immense. Starts well, but gets better with each series too. So wonderfully dark. I'd put it above Sopranos, by a nose. But a bit behind the Wire.

I watched the first episode and saw no reason to watch the second.
;D Shocking mistake to make!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on April 23, 2012, 03:10:33 PM
Friday evening shout - do not miss 'The Bridge' on BBC4 on Saturday night at 9 (I think).  You will be doing yourself a biiiig favour.

Thanks.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on April 23, 2012, 04:35:07 PM
Friday evening shout - do not miss 'The Bridge' on BBC4 on Saturday night at 9 (I think).  You will be doing yourself a biiiig favour.

Thanks.

+1, brilliant.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on April 23, 2012, 05:23:55 PM
Breaking Bad is immense. Starts well, but gets better with each series too. So wonderfully dark. I'd put it above Sopranos, by a nose. But a bit behind the Wire.

I watched the first episode and saw no reason to watch the second.

Each to their own I suppose.

Personally think season 1 BB is as good as I have ever seen.

I didn't manage to make it past the 1st episode of Treme or the 3d of Deadwood despite the rave reviews about them.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Captain Scarlet on April 23, 2012, 06:18:44 PM
Friday evening shout - do not miss 'The Bridge' on BBC4 on Saturday night at 9 (I think).  You will be doing yourself a biiiig favour.

Thanks.

+1, brilliant.

hear hooky on newstalk is raving about it. great stuff. wallander is good stuff but this is a step above.
the original of 'the killing' was a scandanavian job too wasn't it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on April 23, 2012, 07:31:02 PM
Did anyone ever watch Twin Peaks way back?  I didn't, but I remember the Radio 1 DJs making a big deal about it.  I just watched the first episode there today.  Might persevere with it. It's a bit slow but sufficiently weird to keep me interested. I love the haunting music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oDuGN6K3VQ).

Watched this recently. Worth a look if you're a David Lynch fan, or interested in influential TV shows (I got the feeling 'Lost' borrowed a lot from it), otherwise it's hard enough work. You become immune to the quirky stuff after a while and you just want them to hurry the f**k up and figure it all out. The ending is a load of balls. Read somewhere that Lynch came under pressure to spice up the second series mid way through and that this messed up the direction he had wanted to take things. Then a planned third series never materialised, so most things are just left unresolved.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on April 30, 2012, 11:35:46 PM
Started watching a new series called Awake,seems good so far.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839683/

Though it seems everytime I get into a new series they cut it after season 1,Flash Forward,The Event and Terra Nova all cancelled.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on May 06, 2012, 12:32:04 PM
Anyone watching 'Braquo' - French cop-show on FX?
Me Billy, I think it's excellant. I watched that Spiral a while ago & while it was very good this is in a different league. I'm also watching Romanzo Criminale, not bad but that seventies soundtrack??

Alert...Braquo Season2 tonight on FX. Does anyone know if this is the first episode or has it been on for a while?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on May 06, 2012, 01:44:20 PM
Anyone watching 'Braquo' - French cop-show on FX?
Me Billy, I think it's excellant. I watched that Spiral a while ago & while it was very good this is in a different league. I'm also watching Romanzo Criminale, not bad but that seventies soundtrack??

Alert...Braquo Season2 tonight on FX. Does anyone know if this is the first episode or has it been on for a while?

It's episode 2 - I think episode 1 is still on Sky-Anytime.  If you want me to update you, send me a PM ziggy.  It's as good as ever.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on May 06, 2012, 01:57:33 PM
I've sent you a PM Billy. I would like the update cheers.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on May 07, 2012, 01:25:15 PM
"Prisoners of War" The Israeli forerunner of Homeland starts on Sky Arts on Thursday 9.30pm. There are some seriously good music programmes on this channel. This evening at 4.55 Roy Orbison and Friends ....A Black And White Night: This is a brilliant show with Orbison backed up by amongst others Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne. Later on in the week there are performances by Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Genesis, Billy Joel and a host of other top musicians.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: andoireabu on May 08, 2012, 06:46:48 PM
Looking a new show to watch. Stuck between Kings, A Game of Thrones or Dexter.  What do ye think?


 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Orangemac on May 08, 2012, 09:48:41 PM
"Prisoners of War" The Israeli forerunner of Homeland starts on Sky Arts on Thursday 9.30pm. There are some seriously good music programmes on this channel. This evening at 4.55 Roy Orbison and Friends ....A Black And White Night: This is a brilliant show with Orbison backed up by amongst others Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne. Later on in the week there are performances by Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Genesis, Billy Joel and a host of other top musicians.
I'm sure it has been mentioned earlier in this thread but Homeland was the best show I have saw in ages. Problem was RTE had shown it weeks before and I had to avoid conversations about it in work for weeks.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Sky Blue Gael on May 08, 2012, 09:57:36 PM
Looking a new show to watch. Stuck between Kings, A Game of Thrones or Dexter.  What do ye think?


 

In my opinion dexter is one of the best shows out there
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Orangemac on May 08, 2012, 10:23:43 PM
Looking a new show to watch. Stuck between Kings, A Game of Thrones or Dexter.  What do ye think?


 

In my opinion dexter is one of the best shows out there
1st 2 series were shown on terrestrial tv. hasn't been shown since. I think it is series 5 or 6 now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 08, 2012, 10:55:43 PM
Spotlight showing the bookies in pubs racket, who really gives a fcuk. Undercover people following the lads doing the bets. Gambling on a Sunday and in a pub!! what's next?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: hardstation on May 08, 2012, 10:56:47 PM
Some hatchet job being done on the Balmoral!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 08, 2012, 11:00:57 PM
Aye a load of balls, what's stopping people from betting online using your phone on a Sunday? The boss is getting some stick
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on May 09, 2012, 01:58:33 AM
I came across this programme I enjoyed watching back in 2003, on 4oD.

My New Best Friend - http://www.channel4.com/programmes/my-new-best-friend/4od (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/my-new-best-friend/4od)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on May 09, 2012, 02:03:41 PM
Spotlight showing the bookies in pubs racket, who really gives a fcuk. Undercover people following the lads doing the bets. Gambling on a Sunday and in a pub!! what's next?

thats what i thought aswell, who gives a shit about people backing horses or whatever in a pub, i'd say it happens in every town in the country.
the other issue about underage gambling addicts and illegal poker machines was a bit more interesting
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on May 21, 2012, 04:20:47 PM
Finally got to the end of the Soprano's, half knew what was coming regarding the ending.  Big let down.

Been watching Touch and Alcatraz too, with Alcatraz already chopped.  Can't see Touch lasting much longer either.  I must be a jinx, but thats The Event, Flash Forward and Alcatraz all cancelled now.  The only other ones I am watching are The Walking Dead and Falling Skies.   
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on June 06, 2012, 03:02:52 PM

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on June 06, 2012, 04:33:45 PM
For fans of Scandinavian Crime series, I've been watching the dramatisation of the Arne Dahl novels - as they've not yet been translated into English yet, we're a little ahead of ourselves.  It's very, very good and very, very quirky.  The information in English is poor - very little in IMDB for instance but try english.arnedahl.net/.  If you want to be pointed at downloads and subtitles, drop me a PM.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Armaghgeddon on June 06, 2012, 05:42:45 PM
I need a new TV series to watch. Can't get into watching Game of Thrones, will watch the first 10 minutes and will find something more interesting to watch. Started watching touch but that has finished. Have finished 24 but girlfriend has started to get into so she is on series 1. Any other recommendations? Is Dexter anygood?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on June 06, 2012, 05:43:53 PM
For fans of Scandinavian Crime series, I've been watching the dramatisation of the Arne Dahl novels - as they've not yet been translated into English yet, we're a little ahead of ourselves.  It's very, very good and very, very quirky.  The information in English is poor - very little in IMDB for instance but try english.arnedahl.net/.  If you want to be pointed at downloads and subtitles, drop me a PM.

Do you watch anything in English?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Forever Green on June 06, 2012, 06:28:25 PM
Friday Night Lights is a show and a half

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tyrone exile on June 07, 2012, 12:33:58 AM
I need a new TV series to watch. Can't get into watching Game of Thrones, will watch the first 10 minutes and will find something more interesting to watch. Started watching touch but that has finished. Have finished 24 but girlfriend has started to get into so she is on series 1. Any other recommendations? Is Dexter anygood?


I had the same problem with game of thrones. watched first episode of dexter and thought it a very strange show. id recommend 24 and the wire, think there possibly the two best tv shows ever made. friday night lights is also brilliant. also really enjoyed the first 4 seasons of the american office.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on June 07, 2012, 02:02:14 AM
Just over half way through Homeland. Not really getting why it was bummed up so much. Watchable enough but nothing special. Claire Danes ruins every scene she appears in with her absurd attempts at acting. If it weren't for Damian Lewis holding the thing together I'd probably have given up by now. Plenty of boobs though, which is nice.

Finished The Bridge a couple of weeks ago. Very good, although I think I enjoyed The Killing more. Might try this Borgen show next, the Danes haven't let me down yet.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on June 07, 2012, 09:35:24 AM
For fans of Scandinavian Crime series, I've been watching the dramatisation of the Arne Dahl novels - as they've not yet been translated into English yet, we're a little ahead of ourselves.  It's very, very good and very, very quirky.  The information in English is poor - very little in IMDB for instance but try english.arnedahl.net/.  If you want to be pointed at downloads and subtitles, drop me a PM.

Do you watch anything in English?

Some, but not very much, I must admit.   ;)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on June 07, 2012, 09:41:05 AM
Just over half way through Homeland. Not really getting why it was bummed up so much. Watchable enough but nothing special. Claire Danes ruins every scene she appears in with her absurd attempts at acting. If it weren't for Damian Lewis holding the thing together I'd probably have given up by now. Plenty of boobs though, which is nice.

Finished The Bridge a couple of weeks ago. Very good, although I think I enjoyed The Killing more. Might try this Borgen show next, the Danes haven't let me down yet.

??
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on June 07, 2012, 10:22:38 AM
I really enjoyed Suits that was on Dave.  I'm a sucker for legal dramas.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Armaghgeddon on June 07, 2012, 10:42:20 AM
Just over half way through Homeland. Not really getting why it was bummed up so much. Watchable enough but nothing special. Claire Danes ruins every scene she appears in with her absurd attempts at acting. If it weren't for Damian Lewis holding the thing together I'd probably have given up by now. Plenty of boobs though, which is nice.

Finished The Bridge a couple of weeks ago. Very good, although I think I enjoyed The Killing more. Might try this Borgen show next, the Danes haven't let me down yet.

Watched homeland to the end and it never exactly left me with a feeling of excitement for the next season.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gallsman on June 07, 2012, 02:43:00 PM
Friday Night Lights is a show and a half

Later seasons are very poor and cliché-ridden. First two were excellent though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 07, 2012, 04:29:13 PM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

Have the final 3 episodes of Touch to watch this weekend, need something else to take up some time after finishing The Soprano's too.  Anybody watched Boardwalk Empire - not much catching up to do.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on June 07, 2012, 05:00:45 PM
Just over half way through Homeland. Not really getting why it was bummed up so much. Watchable enough but nothing special. Claire Danes ruins every scene she appears in with her absurd attempts at acting. If it weren't for Damian Lewis holding the thing together I'd probably have given up by now. Plenty of boobs though, which is nice.

Finished The Bridge a couple of weeks ago. Very good, although I think I enjoyed The Killing more. Might try this Borgen show next, the Danes haven't let me down yet.

??

I really should have caught that one.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on June 07, 2012, 05:29:45 PM
Have The Bridge and Sebastian Bergman UPC+ed so hope to start them shortly.

As for the Killing it was good but imho was around 5 to 7 episodes too long. I thought that it sagged quiet a bit as the series went on and maybe it is me but 20 episodes is just too long for the one series.

Watching a fair bit of Modern Family recently and is a gem of a show. A character in it called Phil Dunphy who is stealing the show in it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on June 07, 2012, 09:10:13 PM


Watching a fair bit of Modern Family recently and is a gem of a show. A character in it called Phil Dunphy who is stealing the show in it.

Modern Family is excellent.
Claire and Gloria are both gems.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Forever Green on June 08, 2012, 01:18:19 AM
Friday Night Lights is a show and a half

Later seasons are very poor and cliché-ridden. First two were excellent though.

Hate that. Aye, I`ve really enjoyed the first series so far. Favourite character has to be the Riggins or maybe even Buddy Garritty  ;D

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on June 08, 2012, 01:46:25 AM
Have The Bridge and Sebastian Bergman UPC+ed so hope to start them shortly.

As for the Killing it was good but imho was around 5 to 7 episodes too long. I thought that it sagged quiet a bit as the series went on and maybe it is me but 20 episodes is just too long for the one series.

Watching a fair bit of Modern Family recently and is a gem of a show. A character in it called Phil Dunphy who is stealing the show in it.

Thought the same thing alright. Really good show, but it did go round in circles a bit for about 5 or 6 episodes in the middle.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on June 08, 2012, 09:01:13 AM
Have The Bridge and Sebastian Bergman UPC+ed so hope to start them shortly.

As for the Killing it was good but imho was around 5 to 7 episodes too long. I thought that it sagged quiet a bit as the series went on and maybe it is me but 20 episodes is just too long for the one series.

Watching a fair bit of Modern Family recently and is a gem of a show. A character in it called Phil Dunphy who is stealing the show in it.

The makers seemed to realise that alright - the second series is 10 episodes long, and while it lacks the depth of the first, it is definitely punchier. 

Thought the same thing alright. Really good show, but it did go round in circles a bit for about 5 or 6 episodes in the middle.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on June 08, 2012, 09:02:25 AM
Spiral returns to BBC4 with a new series on Saturday 9th June.

21:00 – 21:50
Spiral
Series 2, Episode 1
1/8 A charred corpse leads Berthaud's police team to the door of lawyer Josephine Karlsson. (R)
21:50 – 22:45
Spiral
Series 2, Episode 2
2/8 Judge Roban uses his usual cunning in investigating a strange rape allegation. (R)

If you missed the last series, this is a French detective series as gritty as The Wire/The Shield.

Very good series of a very good programme.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on June 08, 2012, 12:08:33 PM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 08, 2012, 01:43:19 PM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?


It seems that shows now cannot have any kind of build up.  Alcatraz started slowly and obviously lost viewers, but as mentioned it picked up towards the end and its a shame it is over.  I liked Flash Forward too.  Your doll Jones in Alcatraz made it easier to watch every week too, Hurley really was wasted in the show though.  I was surprised to see Tommy Madsen stick the knife in her at the end, I thought that the last episode was showing us that everything about him was not what it seemed (the partner being corrupt etc).  They were starting to really link it to the fella who was released early from Alcatraz too which was looking like an interesting turn.  Found it a bit silly that Sam Neill was supposed to be 70+ though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Gazzler on June 08, 2012, 01:51:56 PM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?


It seems that shows now cannot have any kind of build up.  Alcatraz started slowly and obviously lost viewers, but as mentioned it picked up towards the end and its a shame it is over.  I liked Flash Forward too.  Your doll Jones in Alcatraz made it easier to watch every week too, Hurley really was wasted in the show though.  I was surprised to see Tommy Madsen stick the knife in her at the end, I thought that the last episode was showing us that everything about him was not what it seemed (the partner being corrupt etc).  They were starting to really link it to the fella who was released early from Alcatraz too which was looking like an interesting turn.  Found it a bit silly that Sam Neill was supposed to be 70+ though.
Good man way to ruin it for anyone still watching the show. ::)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 08, 2012, 03:10:53 PM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?


It seems that shows now cannot have any kind of build up.  Alcatraz started slowly and obviously lost viewers, but as mentioned it picked up towards the end and its a shame it is over.  I liked Flash Forward too.  Your doll Jones in Alcatraz made it easier to watch every week too, Hurley really was wasted in the show though.  I was surprised to see Tommy Madsen stick the knife in her at the end, I thought that the last episode was showing us that everything about him was not what it seemed (the partner being corrupt etc).  They were starting to really link it to the fella who was released early from Alcatraz too which was looking like an interesting turn.  Found it a bit silly that Sam Neill was supposed to be 70+ though.
Good man way to ruin it for anyone still watching the show. ::)

You're welcome.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on June 08, 2012, 03:13:47 PM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?


It seems that shows now cannot have any kind of build up.  Alcatraz started slowly and obviously lost viewers, but as mentioned it picked up towards the end and its a shame it is over.  I liked Flash Forward too. 

The Event was another half decent show cancelled after just 1 season.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 08, 2012, 03:53:47 PM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?


It seems that shows now cannot have any kind of build up.  Alcatraz started slowly and obviously lost viewers, but as mentioned it picked up towards the end and its a shame it is over.  I liked Flash Forward too. 

The Event was another half decent show cancelled after just 1 season.

Aye, watched that too.  Definitely had potential.  You would imagine in today's climate that the like of The Soprano's or Lost wouldn't be given much of a chance.  At least The Walking Dead hasn't been given the boot yet. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Armaghgeddon on June 08, 2012, 03:58:58 PM
New season of true blood starts soon - Oh f**k.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Gazzler on June 08, 2012, 04:13:53 PM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?


It seems that shows now cannot have any kind of build up.  Alcatraz started slowly and obviously lost viewers, but as mentioned it picked up towards the end and its a shame it is over.  I liked Flash Forward too.  Your doll Jones in Alcatraz made it easier to watch every week too, Hurley really was wasted in the show though.  I was surprised to see Tommy Madsen stick the knife in her at the end, I thought that the last episode was showing us that everything about him was not what it seemed (the partner being corrupt etc).  They were starting to really link it to the fella who was released early from Alcatraz too which was looking like an interesting turn.  Found it a bit silly that Sam Neill was supposed to be 70+ though.
Good man way to ruin it for anyone still watching the show. ::)

You're welcome.
#idiot
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 11, 2012, 08:51:32 AM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?


It seems that shows now cannot have any kind of build up.  Alcatraz started slowly and obviously lost viewers, but as mentioned it picked up towards the end and its a shame it is over.  I liked Flash Forward too.  Your doll Jones in Alcatraz made it easier to watch every week too, Hurley really was wasted in the show though.  I was surprised to see Tommy Madsen stick the knife in her at the end, I thought that the last episode was showing us that everything about him was not what it seemed (the partner being corrupt etc).  They were starting to really link it to the fella who was released early from Alcatraz too which was looking like an interesting turn.  Found it a bit silly that Sam Neill was supposed to be 70+ though.
Good man way to ruin it for anyone still watching the show. ::)

You're welcome.
#idiot

You could have wrote it without feeling the need to stick a hashtag in there like nearly every other tube using an internet based device these days.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 11, 2012, 07:00:01 PM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?


It seems that shows now cannot have any kind of build up.  Alcatraz started slowly and obviously lost viewers, but as mentioned it picked up towards the end and its a shame it is over.  I liked Flash Forward too.  Your doll Jones in Alcatraz made it easier to watch every week too, Hurley really was wasted in the show though.  I was surprised to see Tommy Madsen stick the knife in her at the end, I thought that the last episode was showing us that everything about him was not what it seemed (the partner being corrupt etc).  They were starting to really link it to the fella who was released early from Alcatraz too which was looking like an interesting turn.  Found it a bit silly that Sam Neill was supposed to be 70+ though.
Good man way to ruin it for anyone still watching the show. ::)

You're welcome.
#idiot

You could have wrote it without feeling the need to stick a hashtag in there like nearly every other tube using an internet based device these days.
Top spoiler alert nrico...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 12, 2012, 08:40:46 AM
Watched the end of Alcatraz, got really good the past 3 or 4 episodes therefore annoyed and it's cancellation.

liked alcatraz too.

with the ending that was provided, it seemed like the writers were told at the last minute that it would be cancelled.

why do they keep cancelling decent shows like this after just 1 season?


It seems that shows now cannot have any kind of build up.  Alcatraz started slowly and obviously lost viewers, but as mentioned it picked up towards the end and its a shame it is over.  I liked Flash Forward too.  Your doll Jones in Alcatraz made it easier to watch every week too, Hurley really was wasted in the show though.  I was surprised to see Tommy Madsen stick the knife in her at the end, I thought that the last episode was showing us that everything about him was not what it seemed (the partner being corrupt etc).  They were starting to really link it to the fella who was released early from Alcatraz too which was looking like an interesting turn.  Found it a bit silly that Sam Neill was supposed to be 70+ though.
Good man way to ruin it for anyone still watching the show. ::)

You're welcome.
#idiot

You could have wrote it without feeling the need to stick a hashtag in there like nearly every other tube using an internet based device these days.
Top spoiler alert nrico...

As if you were watching it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 12, 2012, 09:39:38 AM
The last 3 episodes of Touch were very good, it had been pretty average for a few episodes before those 3.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on June 12, 2012, 11:25:47 AM
The last 3 episodes of Touch were very good, it had been pretty average for a few episodes before those 3.

I found myself getting bored with it.  The last few episodes definitely lifted it up a gear.

The oul series links are running low at the minute.  Game of Thrones over, The walking Dead, The American Office, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire

I have all of this series of Dexter to watch though, so that should keep me busy for a while.

Any new series starting up shortly?  Falling Skies isn't a bad series.  It should be starting soon
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on June 12, 2012, 11:38:27 AM
True Blood series-5 started in the US on Sunday night I believe.  I've downloaded the first episode but haven't seen it yet.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: magpie seanie on June 12, 2012, 11:53:55 AM
Friday Night Lights is a show and a half

Later seasons are very poor and cliché-ridden. First two were excellent though.

Hate that. Aye, I`ve really enjoyed the first series so far. Favourite character has to be the Riggins or maybe even Buddy Garritty  ;D


Don't watch much TV but love this. Am watching series 1 on Sky Atlantic.

Funny enough I can't stand the Buddy Garrity character. Hate people like that in real life and God knows you find them everywhere.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Gazzler on June 12, 2012, 12:25:15 PM
The last 3 episodes of Touch were very good, it had been pretty average for a few episodes before those 3.

Why don't you tell us what happened,save us having to watch it ourselves...

#bellend
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 12, 2012, 01:35:09 PM
The last 3 episodes of Touch were very good, it had been pretty average for a few episodes before those 3.

I found myself getting bored with it.  The last few episodes definitely lifted it up a gear.

The oul series links are running low at the minute.  Game of Thrones over, The walking Dead, The American Office, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire

I have all of this series of Dexter to watch though, so that should keep me busy for a while.

Any new series starting up shortly?  Falling Skies isn't a bad series.  It should be starting soon

Watched the first season of Falling Skies, looking forward to Season 2.  Boardwalk Empire is the next target.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on June 12, 2012, 01:41:35 PM
The last 3 episodes of Touch were very good, it had been pretty average for a few episodes before those 3.

I found myself getting bored with it.  The last few episodes definitely lifted it up a gear.

The oul series links are running low at the minute.  Game of Thrones over, The walking Dead, The American Office, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire

I have all of this series of Dexter to watch though, so that should keep me busy for a while.

Any new series starting up shortly?  Falling Skies isn't a bad series.  It should be starting soon

Watched the first season of Falling Skies, looking forward to Season 2.  Boardwalk Wmpire is the next target.

Just started watching a new series called Continuum,seems good so far.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954347/
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on June 12, 2012, 01:45:27 PM
The last 3 episodes of Touch were very good, it had been pretty average for a few episodes before those 3.

Why don't you tell us what happened,save us having to watch it ourselves...

#bellend

Gary, you'd be better hiding your email address instead of wrecking the shit out of that wee hashtag key.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on June 12, 2012, 01:49:31 PM

Just started watching a new series called Continuum,seems good so far.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954347/

Cheers for that. I must take a look for it later on.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on June 12, 2012, 02:03:14 PM
http://www.cultbox.co.uk/reviews/episodes/2339-braquo-series-1-episode-1-review


This really is excellent and the second series is showing on FX at the moment.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on June 12, 2012, 02:09:47 PM
http://www.cultbox.co.uk/reviews/episodes/2339-braquo-series-1-episode-1-review


This really is excellent and the second series is showing on FX at the moment.

It really is - watched s2e4 last night; will probably watch another tonight. 

And no Laoislad, it's not in English.  :P
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on June 12, 2012, 03:15:44 PM
I'm on ep7 series2 now BB, it's better it's getting. By fcuk you don't half have to concentrate though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on June 13, 2012, 12:15:23 PM
I see the Danish series Borgen so highly rated by  some posters here is starting again tonight at 11pm on BBC 4.
Will UPC plus it anyway.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on July 08, 2012, 11:21:51 PM
Only recently starting watching The Walking Dead.
Saw first few episodes of Season 2 last week and liked it so have downloaded season 1 and watched most of it over weekend.
Very good show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on July 08, 2012, 11:51:38 PM
watching revenge on rte. very good show.

falling skies started off well on fx last week.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on July 09, 2012, 02:13:30 AM
Sorkin's new show The Newsroom starts on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday night. Have watched the first 2 and it's excellent so far. It has lot's of potential!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 09, 2012, 01:28:19 PM
Sorkin's new show The Newsroom starts on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday night. Have watched the first 2 and it's excellent so far. It has lot's of potential!!
Looking forward to this one. Will try to watch on tv rather than downloading the series as end up blasting through a series and then have nothing to watch!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on July 09, 2012, 06:24:36 PM
The Newsroom has potential if it tones things down a bit. There are only so many lectures in morality that you can cram into an episode without starting to piss people off.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 09, 2012, 06:54:37 PM
The Newsroom has potential if it tones things down a bit. There are only so many lectures in morality that you can cram into an episode without starting to piss people off.
Hmmm if it is big on liberal brow-beating I might only see one episode!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: thewobbler on July 09, 2012, 08:57:53 PM
Just bought the Oz box set.

Love box sets.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on July 09, 2012, 08:59:39 PM
Sorkin's new show The Newsroom starts on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday night. Have watched the first 2 and it's excellent so far. It has lot's of potential!!

I've heard a lot of a good reports about it. Must set the Sky+ for it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: DownFanatic on July 10, 2012, 01:06:32 AM
Just bought the Oz box set.

Love box sets.

OZ is very underated. I thought it was immense.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Aristo 60 on July 10, 2012, 09:25:44 AM

The Wire = Greatest show of all time :)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on July 18, 2012, 12:40:53 PM
Line of duty on BBC2 is getting better each week, final scene of last nights episode will make me never look at a bench vice  and bolt cutters in the same light again , great performances from Neil Morrissey and Lennie James
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on August 16, 2012, 10:45:56 PM
Peter Kay on Ch 4 tonight...top class
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bennydorano on August 16, 2012, 10:49:44 PM
Newsroom has turned out a bit pants.

New series of wilfred started 2nite in bbc3, Top show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 16, 2012, 10:51:16 PM
Anyone seen Person of Interest? Started the other night on 5.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on August 16, 2012, 10:57:33 PM
Anyone seen Person of Interest? Started the other night on 5.

I watched it last night. It wasn't too bad, probably done enough to keep me watching for a few more episodes
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on August 16, 2012, 10:58:51 PM
Newsroom has turned out a bit pants.

New series of wilfred started 2nite in bbc3, Top show.

Yeah I am ready to pull the pin on it
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 16, 2012, 11:03:59 PM
Anyone seen Person of Interest? Started the other night on 5.

I watched it last night. It wasn't too bad, probably done enough to keep me watching for a few more episodes
The missus said the same. Will have to catch up.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: DuffleKing on August 16, 2012, 11:08:45 PM
Newsroom has turned out a bit pants.

New series of wilfred started 2nite in bbc3, Top show.

Yeah I am ready to pull the pin on it

Agreed. Yer woman the producer is doing my head in with her overacting. Where did the big reviews from the states come from? is there something ahead?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on August 16, 2012, 11:16:17 PM
Watched the first three episodes of Person of Interest. Thought it was very ordinary stuff, especially considering some of the names associated with it. Don't think I'll bother with the rest.

Still watching The Newsroom. Has its moments, but it's not anything special.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hardy on August 17, 2012, 01:27:00 AM
I've watched the first three series of Breaking Bad over the last few weeks and I'm astounded by how good it is. I can't think of any drama, not even the Sopranos, that's ever made me react, as this did after more than one episode, like you do after seeing something amazing in sport like Bolt, or Bob Beamon's incredible jump, or Ali-Frazier, where you sit up straight when it's over and just go "WOW!"
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on August 17, 2012, 09:36:08 AM
Newsroom has turned out a bit pants.

New series of wilfred started 2nite in bbc3, Top show.

Yeah I am ready to pull the pin on it

Agreed. Yer woman the producer is doing my head in with her overacting. Where did the big reviews from the states come from? is there something ahead?

It is very annoying from what I can see. Don't get me wrong it's slick and there is good acting and great dialogue but the premise grates with me.

Sorkin is basically going back a couple of years and bitch slapping the T Party, Fox News, The Koch Brothers, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Bachmann and basically using hindsight to score cheap points against them.

I find it entertaining though but not in the same league as West Wing or Sports Night.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: J OGorman on August 17, 2012, 10:06:52 AM
I've watched the first three series of Breaking Bad over the last few weeks and I'm astounded by how good it is. I can't think of any drama, not even the Sopranos, that's ever made me react, as this did after more than one episode, like you do after seeing something amazing in sport like Bolt, or Bob Beamon's incredible jump, or Ali-Frazier, where you sit up straight when it's over and just go "WOW!"

absolutely brilliant show. Into series 5, you've got some great viewing ahead of you Hardy

Half-way through the 2nd series of Deadwood, loving it. Lovejoy is some operator!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on August 17, 2012, 10:08:48 AM
I've watched the first three series of Breaking Bad over the last few weeks and I'm astounded by how good it is. I can't think of any drama, not even the Sopranos, that's ever made me react, as this did after more than one episode, like you do after seeing something amazing in sport like Bolt, or Bob Beamon's incredible jump, or Ali-Frazier, where you sit up straight when it's over and just go "WOW!"

absolutely brilliant show. Into series 5, you've got some great viewing ahead of you Hardy

Half-way through the 2nd series of Deadwood, loving it. Lovejoy is some operator!

There's a third series of Deadwood too - great stuff.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: thewobbler on August 18, 2012, 07:22:58 AM
Hardy the best thing I can tell you is that series 4 of Breaking Bad is better again, a string contender for greatest season of all time.


Re Person of Interest, I turned the premiere off after 40 minitess. Contrived, overblown, poorly written, badly acted nonsense. I don't always like to use my brain when watching TV, but this requires brain removal.


I'm struggling with Oz, though the Olympics got in the way. Will renew interest this week.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on August 18, 2012, 07:33:45 AM
Anyone watching season 5 of Breaking Bad.....the episode from last weekend, number 5 of the series...jeeze, unbelievable.

Enjoyed "Boss" too, 8 episodes so handy to get through. Looking forward to season 2.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Ulick on August 18, 2012, 09:57:13 AM
Am up to season 5 of Breading Bad as well. Thought it was a bit of slow-burner compared to season 4 till I watched episode 5 last night. Wow. Hate being left on those cliff-hangers so try to save up a few episodes before watching.

Also watching Weeds at the moment. It's very good as well. Not quite as dark as Breaking Bad and the Sopranos and with a lot more humour. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bloodybreakball on August 28, 2012, 12:06:01 AM
ep 5 is Dead Freight isnt it where they have to source their own materials for the meth.
unbelievable episode, 10-15mins of complete tension and i had to watch the end five times, and laughed at how good it was.
breaking bad is very very good overall, but i dont think i can ever put anything near the wire because the wire is like a novel, slow but REAL payoff!!!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on August 28, 2012, 10:29:22 AM
ep 5 is Dead Freight isnt it where they have to source their own materials for the meth.
unbelievable episode, 10-15mins of complete tension and i had to watch the end five times, and laughed at how good it was.
breaking bad is very very good overall, but i dont think i can ever put anything near the wire because the wire is like a novel, slow but REAL payoff!!!!

I don't know, I would be a Wire disciple but Breaking Bad (I'm on series 3) is starting to run it close, the episode 'One Minute' with Hank and the two Mexician brothers and the colour purple throughout was just fantastic, the last 10 minutes was mind blowing, heart pounding stuff brilliant TV.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: cornerback on August 28, 2012, 10:43:06 AM
Anyone see A Touch of Cloth?  I missed the first eposide & only caught about half of last nights eposide.  Think they are showing both eposides on Sky2 tonight at 9pm...

Its a detective spoof show written by Charlie Brooker.  From what I managed to catch last night there are some very funny scenes & keep a close eye out for the background gags.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bloodybreakball on September 07, 2012, 07:27:16 PM
aye dinny, theres a good few more moments like that, them two brothers are great characters, really good. has gustav fring came into it yet. he's a brilliant character
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on September 07, 2012, 07:40:25 PM
New show starting on RTE tonight called Hell on Wheels with Colm Meaney.
Looks good.

Hell on Wheels is an American Western television series created and produced by Joe and Tony Gayton. Set in 1865, the series centers on the settlement that accompanied the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, referred to as "Hell on Wheels" by the company men, surveyors, support workers, laborers, prostitutes, mercenaries and others who make the mobile encampment their home. It stars Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier who works as a foreman on the railroad as he tries to track down the Union soldiers who murdered his wife and young son.

I actually just came on here to post about this. Finished season one and working my way through season two. It's a little like deadwood - deadwood light. Not as graphic, but I am really into it now. Meany is good in it as is Anson Mount and there's a few other memorable characters.

Id recommend watching it for sure.
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Post by: Harold Disgracey on September 08, 2012, 12:59:01 PM
The Thick of it back tonight. I can't wait.
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Post by: Minder on September 08, 2012, 01:05:45 PM
The Thick of it back tonight. I can't wait.

Yeah should be good, it's a great show.
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Post by: Syferus on September 12, 2012, 12:19:53 AM
Been working my way through Dexter and Breaking Bad and slow-burning the first season of the Sopranos and the fifth season of Mad Men. All excellent in their own ways.

Mad Men wants to batter you over the head with its brilliance (the.. drip-drip episode this season almost becoming too obvious, yet still somehow maddeningly satisfying) while Breaking Bad grabs you by drawing you into a very naturalistic world where its greatness is almost always under-stated. Mad Men would still probably be my favourite show of all, but the more.

Didn't like how tidy they made the ending of season 2 of Dexter, but for the most part it's a fantastic mixture of character study, police procedural and.. well, serial killer-ing. Alot of the characters besides Dexter feel a little like furniture to fill out the set, if not for integer Dexter offers them most would be at home in a show like NCIS or Criminal Minds. His sister tending to cross the line into annoying the most, yet she's also the most capable of swing the other way. Michael C. Hall's performance remains absolutely exceptional throughout. The most 'fun' of the lot.

The Sopranos is another wonderfully grey show and one that's aged very well. Perhaps my biggest problem is entirely minor - so many of the characters are movie buffs and it makes them sound like mouth-pieces for the writers at times, though part of the reason is to show the mob eating its own tail by lapping up gangster movies, something that's rife in real-life. Tony's mother steals every scene she's in.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on September 12, 2012, 11:25:01 AM
Been working my way through Dexter and Breaking Bad and slow-burning the first season of the Sopranos and the fifth season of Mad Men. All excellent in their own ways.

Mad Men wants to batter you over the head with its brilliance (the.. drip-drip episode this season almost becoming too obvious, yet still somehow maddeningly satisfying) while Breaking Bad grabs you by drawing you into a very naturalistic world where its greatness is almost always under-stated. Mad Men would still probably be my favourite show of all, but the more.

Didn't like how tidy they made the ending of season 2 of Dexter, but for the most part it's a fantastic mixture of character study, police procedural and.. well, serial killer-ing. Alot of the characters besides Dexter feel a little like furniture to fill out the set, if not for integer Dexter offers them most would be at home in a show like NCIS or Criminal Minds. His sister tending to cross the line into annoying the most, yet she's also the most capable of swing the other way. Michael C. Hall's performance remains absolutely exceptional throughout. The most 'fun' of the lot.

The Sopranos is another wonderfully grey show and one that's aged very well. Perhaps my biggest problem is entirely minor - so many of the characters are movie buffs and it makes them sound like mouth-pieces for the writers at times, though part of the reason is to show the mob eating its own tail by lapping up gangster movies, something that's rife in real-life. Tony's mother steals every scene she's in.

I would stay with Dexter if you can. Season 4 is probably the best series of a TV Show I've seen. John Lithgow's performance is just birlliant and the best performance I've seen from any of these shows.

I'm halfway through the first series of Breaking Bad and it's not going so well. I know there is much better to come but at the minute it's not holding my attention too well!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: LeoMc on September 12, 2012, 11:37:16 AM
The Thick of it back tonight. I can't wait.


Yeah should be good, it's a great show.


Only got round to watching it last night, took a while to figure out the split in the coalition but I think that should add a whole new dimension.
I see from next weeks trailer that Tucker is back. It should be good to see how he reacts to being in opposition.
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Post by: Aristo 60 on September 12, 2012, 11:38:18 AM
The Wire - Season One
The Wire - Season Two
The Wire - Season Three
The Wire - Season Four
The Wire - Season Five

Best DVD set ever.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on September 12, 2012, 12:50:40 PM
Finished series two of Breaking Bad some weeks ago and waiting on the boxset for S3. S2 not as good as S1 imvho but can see that it is setting up the scene very nicely for the next few series.

Spiral season 1 is average enough, nothing to write home about.

Have Braquo (sic) at home and am saving it for winter viewing.

Watched some episodes of Wilfred recently and just didn't get into it.

Really haven't seen any tv series that have matched Dexter Seasons 1 to 5.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: theskull1 on September 12, 2012, 12:57:44 PM
Got a dvd of Modern Family from a work colleague. Said it was a great show. Watched 15 minutes of episode 1 and had to switch it off. Should I stick with it?

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Post by: tbrick18 on September 12, 2012, 01:02:56 PM
Breaking Bad is one of the best shows ever.
I'm currently on Season 5....and it gets darker by the episode.

I've seen the first 2 seasons of The Wire and keep meaning to get back to it as I thought they were great too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on September 12, 2012, 01:49:04 PM
Got a dvd of Modern Family from a work colleague. Said it was a great show. Watched 15 minutes of episode 1 and had to switch it off. Should I stick with it?

I think it's a great wee show
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Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 20, 2012, 09:08:25 PM
I see Good cop has been axed tonight, rightly so considering whats happened lately
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Post by: screenexile on September 21, 2012, 02:42:31 PM
Anybody watched Moone Boy? I think it's great. Good light hearted bit of craic. I'm looking forward to tonights episode as well.
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Post by: Syferus on September 21, 2012, 02:52:20 PM
Anybody watched Moone Boy? I think it's great. Good light hearted bit of craic. I'm looking forward to tonights episode as well.

The Rosies are very multi-talented, aren't they?
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Post by: J OGorman on September 21, 2012, 02:57:43 PM
Breaking Bad is one of the best shows ever.
I'm currently on Season 5....and it gets darker by the episode.

I've seen the first 2 seasons of The Wire and keep meaning to get back to it as I thought they were great too.

Breaking Bad really is a quare show. Did you hear they are holding the 2nd half of Season 5, ie episodes 9 - 16 until next summer? Strange aul decision

Canalman, was gonna give Spiral a whirl as its now on BT Vision demand. Not worth it?

The Walking Dead starts again mid October. Season 2 was so so. The ending though looks promising for the third series

Finally got 'round to watching Deadwood. Fcuk me, some show. Lovejoy is incredible in it. Pity they didnt make anymore

3/4 way through The Event. Decent enough watch.
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Post by: gerrykeegan on September 21, 2012, 03:03:39 PM
Anybody watched Moone Boy? I think it's great. Good light hearted bit of craic. I'm looking forward to tonights episode as well.

Watched it last night on Sky anytime, I had had a few pints and thought it was funny, looking forward to it tonight. Love the theme music.
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Post by: Billys Boots on September 21, 2012, 03:07:13 PM
I like Spiral - it's very French, and thus exasperating at times, but I have to say I've very much enjoyed all three series so far.  Not as brutal (physically or psychologically) as Braquo, and probably the better for it.  The fourth series is currently underway in France - am looking forward to it.

Moone Boy: Any series with 'Where's me jumper' as its theme music will get my vote.  And it's funny. 
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Post by: upmonaghansayswe on September 21, 2012, 03:24:17 PM
Anybody watched Moone Boy? I think it's great. Good light hearted bit of craic. I'm looking forward to tonights episode as well.

Saw the tail end of the first one last night and thought it was decent.. So watched the second one.. Well it was woeful.. It was like something straight from Killinaskully.. Ill give it another go next week.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on September 21, 2012, 03:58:53 PM
Anybody watched Moone Boy? I think it's great. Good light hearted bit of craic. I'm looking forward to tonights episode as well.

Watched it last night on Sky anytime, I had had a few pints and thought it was funny, looking forward to it tonight. Love the theme music.

Your mans accent annoys me.
Is this how everyone from Roscommon talks?

When the most famous Laois man is Liam O'Neill ye're not ones to talk >:(
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Post by: Megaman on September 21, 2012, 04:23:18 PM
Anybody watched Moone Boy? I think it's great. Good light hearted bit of craic. I'm looking forward to tonights episode as well.

Just about got through the first episode,  turned it off after 10 mins of the second.
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Post by: ross4life on September 21, 2012, 05:15:12 PM
Anybody watched Moone Boy? I think it's great. Good light hearted bit of craic. I'm looking forward to tonights episode as well.

Just about got through the first episode,  turned it off after 10 mins of the second.

Haven't seen it yet but have been told the 2nd episode is better than the 1st? & they are already filming the 2nd series in Boyle next week so they must be onto a winner.

In reply to O'Dowd's accent it's certainly strange & his accent has changed from the IT Crowd anyways fair fcuks to him he's come along way from his goalkeeping days with Roscommon minors.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on September 21, 2012, 10:29:47 PM
Breaking Bad is one of the best shows ever.
I'm currently on Season 5....and it gets darker by the episode.

I've seen the first 2 seasons of The Wire and keep meaning to get back to it as I thought they were great too.

Breaking Bad really is a quare show. Did you hear they are holding the 2nd half of Season 5, ie episodes 9 - 16 until next summer? Strange aul decision

Canalman, was gonna give Spiral a whirl as its now on BT Vision demand. Not worth it?

The Walking Dead starts again mid October. Season 2 was so so. The ending though looks promising for the third series

Finally got 'round to watching Deadwood. Fcuk me, some show. Lovejoy is incredible in it. Pity they didnt make anymore

3/4 way through The Event. Decent enough watch.

JOG, Would give Spiral a go alright.
The reason I found it so so is that it is imho anyway a bit "old fashioned" as a crime show and not like the new breed of tv shows where all the main characters are antiheroes and fleshed out over a long period of time and their families etc are part of the show. Spiral isn't that although very watchable. Main characters were imho again a tad wooden.

Proof of the pudding etc but I have started season 2 on UPC plus only last week.

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Post by: Tony Baloney on September 28, 2012, 11:56:52 PM
Boardwalk tamara night.
Homeland on Tuesday night.
Masterchef Ireland Thursday night.

October shaping up alright.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: LeoMc on September 29, 2012, 09:01:56 PM
Boardwalk tamara night.
Homeland on Tuesday night.
Masterchef Ireland Thursday night.

October shaping up alright.
Is that RTE2 or C4 for Homeland?
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Post by: LeoMc on September 29, 2012, 09:03:33 PM
Anybody see Cuckoo the other night, not side splitting but promising enough.
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Post by: bennydorano on September 30, 2012, 07:13:38 PM
The Thick of It is just pure class, I've watched every episode of this series 2 or 3 times, superb.  Suppose a UK political interest may be of help thou.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on September 30, 2012, 07:41:46 PM
Boardwalk tamara night.
Homeland on Tuesday night.
Masterchef Ireland Thursday night.

October shaping up alright.
Is that RTE2 or C4 for Homeland?
RTE2 will be first with it I think.
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Post by: Minder on September 30, 2012, 07:47:36 PM
The Thick of It is just pure class, I've watched every episode of this series 2 or 3 times, superb.  Suppose a UK political interest may be of help thou.

Aye I am a big fan too, your man who is the "blue sky" thinker, Stewart Pearson, is funny, you just know there are c***ts like that in government.
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Post by: Newbridge Exile on September 30, 2012, 09:30:06 PM
Person of interest on Tuesdays at 9 on  channell 5 worth a watch
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Post by: Don Johnson on October 01, 2012, 03:11:15 PM
This new fella Gyp Rosetti is good in Boardwalk, he has a real menacing presence anytime he is on screen.

My guilty pleasure also started back: Sons Of Anarchy, three episodes in and as usual there are some obvious plot holes but it is easy viewing and passes the time.

Will have to get Homeland downloaded tonight, been really looking forward to its return.
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Post by: Hound on October 01, 2012, 03:32:06 PM
I just started watching The Wire over the last couple of months. Really enjoyed it, and just finished Series 3.
But disappointed they've killed off one of my fav characters at the end of Series 3. I'd imagine he'll be missed.
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Post by: LeoMc on October 01, 2012, 03:52:47 PM
The Thick of It is just pure class, I've watched every episode of this series 2 or 3 times, superb.  Suppose a UK political interest may be of help thou.

Aye I am a big fan too, your man who is the "blue sky" thinker, Stewart Pearson, is funny, you just know there are c***ts like that in government.

I like the format of this new series with the alternating Coalition / Opposition story lines. Stewarts style makes a nice contrast with Malcolm.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: LeoMc on October 01, 2012, 03:53:54 PM
Boardwalk tamara night.
Homeland on Tuesday night.
Masterchef Ireland Thursday night.

October shaping up alright.
Is that RTE2 or C4 for Homeland?
RTE2 will be first with it I think.

Probably be blocked by NTL.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: The Worker on October 01, 2012, 07:27:46 PM
Anyone know where I can stream season 5 of breaking bad online?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gerry on October 01, 2012, 10:20:59 PM
Boardwalk tamara night.
Homeland on Tuesday night.
Masterchef Ireland Thursday night.

October shaping up alright.
Is that RTE2 or C4 for Homeland?

i hope the rest of season 2 of homeland is better than the first episode
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Post by: screenexile on October 01, 2012, 10:56:06 PM
The Thick of It is just pure class, I've watched every episode of this series 2 or 3 times, superb.  Suppose a UK political interest may be of help thou.

Aye I am a big fan too, your man who is the "blue sky" thinker, Stewart Pearson, is funny, you just know there are c***ts like that in government.

I like the format of this new series with the alternating Coalition / Opposition story lines. Stewart style makes a nice contrast with Malcolm.

Malcolm tucker has to be one of the great comedy characters. I've watched Veep and it doesn't hold a candle to The Thick of It.

"Hey, you two . . . make like a tree and go f**k yourselves!!"
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Post by: Armaghgeddon on October 02, 2012, 12:44:28 AM
The plot of homeland is good, nothing fantastic. Found the twists rather annoying and pointless.

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Post by: nrico2006 on October 02, 2012, 10:44:56 AM
Apparently Sopranos is starting from S1 E1 this Wednesday night again on Atlantic.

Missed the first few seasons of Boardwalk Empire so bought season 1 the other day to give it a go.
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Post by: Armaghgeddon on October 02, 2012, 01:05:22 PM
Anyone know where I can stream season 5 of breaking bad online?
  www.watchseries.eu is a very good streaming site.                                                            For supernatural fans, the new season starts on 8th october in america, and can be found on that website.
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Post by: ballinaman on October 02, 2012, 01:13:25 PM
Anyone know where I can stream season 5 of breaking bad online?
  www.watchseries.eu is a very good streaming site.                                                            For supernatural fans, the new season starts on 8th october in america, and can be found on that website.
Thought the 2nd half of season 5 wasn't been shown until summer 2013?
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Post by: Croí na hÉireann on October 02, 2012, 07:44:47 PM
I just started watching The Wire over the last couple of months. Really enjoyed it, and just finished Series 3.
But disappointed they've killed off one of my fav characters at the end of Series 3. I'd imagine he'll be missed.

Remember thinking the same but he isn't really. You've got the best two seasons ahead of you IMO.

Looking forward to season 2 of Homeland starting tonight.
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Post by: Bingo on October 03, 2012, 12:50:48 PM
Good to see Homeland back on the TV last night. Its a cracking show and it was straight into action with plenty happening.
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Post by: Hereiam on October 03, 2012, 04:12:15 PM
No boobs were shown in homeland last nite.....i was disappointed
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Post by: Billys Boots on October 04, 2012, 09:00:59 AM
Watched the first episode of Forbrydelsen (The Killing) III last night - looks pretty good, loads of tension as usual. 
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Post by: Canalman on October 04, 2012, 10:15:28 AM
Eventually finished Season 2 of Breaking Bad and delighted with the ending which I think will really allow the main character to expand his wings. The lawyer in it is some character.
Got my hands on the Boxset Prisoners of War set in Israel and will start it tonight so I can sniff and harrumph away  at anyone posting on Homeland. Anyone seen it ????

Winter is real boxset time.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on October 04, 2012, 06:39:59 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: J OGorman on October 04, 2012, 06:49:52 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?

Aye, kick ass ,kat.ph . Search homeland and download from EVOLVE
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on October 04, 2012, 06:51:33 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?

Aye, kick ass ,kat.ph . Search homeland and download from EVOLVE

Good man yourself.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on October 04, 2012, 06:54:11 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?

Aye, kick ass ,kat.ph . Search homeland and download from EVOLVE

Does Evolve only have episode 1 ?
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Post by: Minder on October 04, 2012, 07:20:29 PM
Watched the first episode of Forbrydelsen (The Killing) III last night - looks pretty good, loads of tension as usual.

Is it on TV already?

November
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: J OGorman on October 04, 2012, 07:20:50 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?

Aye, kick ass ,kat.ph . Search homeland and download from EVOLVE
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on October 04, 2012, 07:21:30 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?

Aye, kick ass ,kat.ph . Search homeland and download from EVOLVE

Does Evolve only have episode 1 ?

Has episode 2 aired yet?

Heres another good torrent of it http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7690435/Homeland_S02E01_HDTV_XviD-MGD[ettv]

No, episode 1 was on the other night on Rte but I want to download the whole second series.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: J OGorman on October 04, 2012, 07:28:22 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?

Aye, kick ass ,kat.ph . Search homeland and download from EVOLVE

Does Evolve only have episode 1 ?

Double post!

Would say one only. Will be up sharpish after it airs in americky
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on October 04, 2012, 07:32:59 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?

Aye, kick ass ,kat.ph . Search homeland and download from EVOLVE

Does Evolve only have episode 1 ?

Has episode 2 aired yet?

Heres another good torrent of it http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7690435/Homeland_S02E01_HDTV_XviD-MGD[ettv]

No, episode 1 was on the other night on Rte but I want to download the whole second series.

But season 2 hasn't even gone to air in America yet apart from episode 1.

Has it not? I downloaded the heap last year long before it was finished here on tv, they must have been behind the USA last year though.
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Post by: Puckoon on October 04, 2012, 07:46:25 PM
How come no one talks about Downton Abbey in here?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 04, 2012, 08:21:39 PM
How come no one talks about Downton Abbey in here?
The majority of the board are men.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Kimbap on October 04, 2012, 09:09:19 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?

Aye, kick ass ,kat.ph . Search homeland and download from EVOLVE

Does Evolve only have episode 1 ?

Has episode 2 aired yet?

Heres another good torrent of it http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7690435/Homeland_S02E01_HDTV_XviD-MGD[ettv]

No, episode 1 was on the other night on Rte but I want to download the whole second series.

But season 2 hasn't even gone to air in America yet apart from episode 1.

Has it not? I downloaded the heap last year long before it was finished here on tv, they must have been behind the USA last year though.

RTE only two days behind the States on Homeland season 2.Only the first episode has aired in the States.Episodes will be available for download from monday mornings in Ireland.

New first few episodes of Boardwalk Empire,Sons Of Anarchy and the first Episode of Dexter season 7 are all available now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 04, 2012, 09:32:35 PM
Anyone found a decent torrent for Homeland 2 ?

Aye, kick ass ,kat.ph . Search homeland and download from EVOLVE

Does Evolve only have episode 1 ?

Has episode 2 aired yet?

Heres another good torrent of it http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7690435/Homeland_S02E01_HDTV_XviD-MGD[ettv]

No, episode 1 was on the other night on Rte but I want to download the whole second series.

But season 2 hasn't even gone to air in America yet apart from episode 1.

Has it not? I downloaded the heap last year long before it was finished here on tv, they must have been behind the USA last year though.
They were months and months behind the original release dates in US last year. Suppose UK and Irish broadcasters need to wait to see if the first series has legs before they pay for rights. Homeland obviously did well so RTE etc. were able to lump on early for series 2.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 06, 2012, 12:00:35 AM
Diners Drive-ins and Dives.

I'd love to do a trip around America going to all the restaurants in this show.
You'd be about 20 stone.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: thewobbler on October 09, 2012, 09:59:46 PM
Episode 2 of Homeland tonight was sublime.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on October 09, 2012, 10:07:22 PM
Episode 2 of Homeland tonight was sublime.
Next on my list. I'm a late adopter. Finishing off West Wing...(I know I know!!!)....working my way through Breaking Bad. Big problem is Sopranos being repeated on Sky Atlantic...saw it all before but I WILL watch it again.....that'll throw a spanner in the works.
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Post by: el_cuervo_fc on October 10, 2012, 06:25:41 AM
http://www.geektown.co.uk/uk-air-dates/

The next few months have some great shows returning:

The office
The Walking Dead
Peep Show
American Horror Story: Asylum
The Big Bang Theory

I watched the new episode of Red Dearf the other day. It was more of the usual but I must be growing up. It doesn't hold the same appeal as it used to.

I though Homeland was great last night. A bit more pacey at times. The bit with the text message done my head in though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: LeoMc on October 10, 2012, 08:37:54 AM
Episode 2 of Homeland tonight was sublime.

Hard to see how it can be strung out now with that at the end unless it is going a very different direction.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on October 10, 2012, 02:09:19 PM
Homeland was cracking alright, big storyline to have so early in the season run. Interesting to see where they take it.

Re the phone in the room, not sure they could have played it any other way. In their defence it was a very tense moment and I'm sure everyone would have been focused on the screen rather than what Brody was doing.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on October 10, 2012, 02:41:33 PM
Maybe ye could stop talking about what happened in Homeland...
Some of us haven't seen that episode yet!!

In fairness, if you can make out what was happening from the comments so far, you don't need to watch it, you're a genius  :)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Don Johnson on October 10, 2012, 03:39:26 PM
Episode 2 of Homeland tonight was sublime.

It was excellent wasn't it? Fair play to them, over one series and two episodes they have packed as much in as some shows would string out over five series. Last night's episode could well have been the season finale for any other show leaving you hanging for a year.

Episode 4 of Boardwalk was a good one too. Gyp Rosetti is a brilliant character, though the scenes with Al Capone stole the show. Stephen Graham is some actor alright.

 Tuesday nights now my catch up night. Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: LeoMc on October 10, 2012, 03:58:17 PM
Episode 2 of Homeland tonight was sublime.

It was excellent wasn't it? Fair play to them, over one series and two episodes they have packed as much in as some shows would string out over five series. Last night's episode could well have been the season finale for any other show leaving you hanging for a year.

Episode 4 of Boardwalk was a good one too. Gyp Rosetti is a brilliant character, though the scenes with Al Capone stole the show. Stephen Graham is some actor alright.

 Tuesday nights now my catch up night. Brilliant stuff.

Now you are just teasing Laoislad! :D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on October 10, 2012, 04:28:33 PM
Agree about Stephen Graham. He gave some performance in This is England.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on October 10, 2012, 10:03:36 PM
Don't be spoiling Boardwalk for those of us who have only seen two episodes. I thought the Sopranos would never be beaten for must watch TV but Boardwalk is really beginning to look as if it just might. Btw anyone here watching the second series of Romanzo Criminale? I didn't realise it had started and would like a synopsis of it so far, or if anyone knows how to watch the previous episodes I'd appreciate their advice.

Totally agree about Stephen Graham.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on October 11, 2012, 09:52:14 AM
Don't be spoiling Boardwalk for those of us who have only seen two episodes. I thought the Sopranos would never be beaten for must watch TV but Boardwalk is really beginning to look as if it just might. Btw anyone here watching the second series of Romanzo Criminale? I didn't realise it had started and would like a synopsis of it so far, or if anyone knows how to watch the previous episodes I'd appreciate their advice.

Totally agree about Stephen Graham.

Just watched episodes 9 and 10 of Season 1 last night.  Really good so far, but a bit early to be comparing it to the Soprano's.  The production of the show is unreal and adds something else though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on October 11, 2012, 05:03:00 PM
Don't be spoiling Boardwalk for those of us who have only seen two episodes. I thought the Sopranos would never be beaten for must watch TV but Boardwalk is really beginning to look as if it just might. Btw anyone here watching the second series of Romanzo Criminale? I didn't realise it had started and would like a synopsis of it so far, or if anyone knows how to watch the previous episodes I'd appreciate their advice.

Totally agree about Stephen Graham.

Just watched episodes 9 and 10 of Season 1 last night.  Really good so far, but a bit early to be comparing it to the Soprano's.  The production of the show is unreal and adds something else though.

Rico, when you're into season 3 come back to me and let me know what you think then. As I said I never thought I'd say a series could be as good as the Sopranos but Boardwalk definitely has the potential.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on October 11, 2012, 05:05:58 PM
Don't be spoiling Boardwalk for those of us who have only seen two episodes. I thought the Sopranos would never be beaten for must watch TV but Boardwalk is really beginning to look as if it just might. Btw anyone here watching the second series of Romanzo Criminale? I didn't realise it had started and would like a synopsis of it so far, or if anyone knows how to watch the previous episodes I'd appreciate their advice.

Totally agree about Stephen Graham.

Just watched episodes 9 and 10 of Season 1 last night.  Really good so far, but a bit early to be comparing it to the Soprano's.  The production of the show is unreal and adds something else though.

Rico, when you're into season 3 come back to me and let me know what you think then. As I said I never thought I'd say a series could be as good as the Sopranos but Boardwalk definitely has the potential.

Will do, aim to be there in the next week or two.  I think it will end up as good as if not better.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: maddog on October 11, 2012, 06:07:43 PM
Don't be spoiling Boardwalk for those of us who have only seen two episodes. I thought the Sopranos would never be beaten for must watch TV but Boardwalk is really beginning to look as if it just might. Btw anyone here watching the second series of Romanzo Criminale? I didn't realise it had started and would like a synopsis of it so far, or if anyone knows how to watch the previous episodes I'd appreciate their advice.

Totally agree about Stephen Graham.

Started 2nd series of Romanzo Criminale without having watched the first and while i obviously can't say what i missed with the first, it seems easy enough to pick up the thread. Very good so far, the episodes aren't getting to sit in the planner long.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on October 11, 2012, 06:21:28 PM
Don't you ever go out? :)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ONeill on October 11, 2012, 11:12:54 PM
Just started Breaking Bad series 4.

Some show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Armaghgeddon on October 11, 2012, 11:24:59 PM
Supernatural season 8 has started.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on October 16, 2012, 06:38:19 PM
The Walking Dead Season 3 started the other night!!

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7728234/The.Walking.Dead.S03E01.HDTV.x264-2HD.[VTV].mp4
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on October 17, 2012, 09:19:58 AM
Loving Person of Interest at the minute, soime cracking music at the end of each episode too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on October 17, 2012, 11:46:52 AM
Just started Breaking Bad series 4.

Some show.

Moved on to Series 4 last night . . . excellent excellent show!!! Only started watching 10 days ago. Hopefully will be up to date before the weekend's over.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tbrick18 on October 17, 2012, 02:05:54 PM
Just started Breaking Bad series 4.

Some show.

Moved on to Series 4 last night . . . excellent excellent show!!! Only started watching 10 days ago. Hopefully will be up to date before the weekend's over.

It's unreal, just keeps getting darker and darker.
I've seen up to episode 8 of season 5...still trying to find some more downloads or if it's even been released yet.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laceer on October 17, 2012, 02:12:14 PM
Just started Breaking Bad series 4.

Some show.

Moved on to Series 4 last night . . . excellent excellent show!!! Only started watching 10 days ago. Hopefully will be up to date before the weekend's over.

It's unreal, just keeps getting darker and darker.
I've seen up to episode 8 of season 5...still trying to find some more downloads or if it's even been released yet.

Definitely not one to be watching with a hangover - have found myself nearly in tears watching it on a Sunday after a heavy night

They have only shown the first 8 episodes of season 5 - last 8 to be shown next year

Up there with the Sopranos in terms of addictiveness imho
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on October 17, 2012, 02:15:31 PM
Anyone watching Boss season 2? The sex scenes are hilarious, very uncomfortable viewing and add nothing to what is a decent enough show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on October 17, 2012, 11:54:37 PM
Anyone watching Boss season 2? The sex scenes are hilarious, very uncomfortable viewing and add nothing to what is a decent enough show.

Only started season two. Good show so far, but you're right about the gratuitous riding. They basically just wedge 60 seconds of porn into every episode.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on October 18, 2012, 12:21:01 AM
Nearing the climax of season four of Dexter, wonderful arc and definitely the show's best season since the first. John Lithgow probably missed out on plenty of dramatic roles through his career because he was so associated with 3rd Rock from the Sun but those roles were lesser for it - this is the first time since Dexter's brother that someone has managed to share the screen with Michael C. Hall in the show and hold their own.

Watched the pilots to 666 Park Avenue, Last Resort and Revenge (yes, I know I'm a year late) recently and all are high quality US network shows (read: don't go in expecting The Sopranos) with refreshing premises. All three's set-ups probably only allow for a season or two of real vitality but that's more than enough for a fun ride.

Speaking of the Sopranos, I finished off the first season of it and it's clear the series is worth most of the acclaim that has went its way. Tony's mother remains a scene stealer.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on October 18, 2012, 12:59:44 AM
Nearing the climax of season four of Dexter, wonderful arc and definitely the show's best season since the first. John Lithgow probably missed out on plenty of dramatic roles through his career because he was so associated with 3rd Rock from the Sun but those roles were lesser for it - this is the first time since Dexter's brother that someone has managed to share the screen with Michael C. Hall in the show and hold their own.

Watched the pilots to 666 Park Avenue, Last Resort and Revenge (yes, I know I'm a year late) recently and all are high quality US network shows (read: don't go in expecting The Sopranos) with refreshing premises. All three's set-ups probably only allow for a season or two of real vitality but that's more than enough for a fun ride.

Speaking of the Sopranos, I finished off the first season of it and it's clear the series is worth most of the acclaim that has went its way. Tony's mother remains a scene stealer.

One of the great performances I've ever seen he was simply awesome and in my opinion the best ending to a Season of a TV show yet.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on October 18, 2012, 09:58:26 AM
Anyone watching Boss season 2? The sex scenes are hilarious, very uncomfortable viewing and add nothing to what is a decent enough show.

Only started season two. Good show so far, but you're right about the gratuitous riding. They basically just wedge 60 seconds of porn into every episode.
You ain't seen nothing yet if you've just started season 2....some ridiculous ones coming up.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: NAG1 on October 18, 2012, 02:17:40 PM
Season Three of The Walking Dead coming on FX I think tomorrow night, watched first two seasons and thought it was very good (if a bit slow in places) anyone else watch it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on October 18, 2012, 04:02:45 PM
Watched the first 2 series', and season 2 definitely was very slow due to having more episodes.  Saw quite a long trailer for season 3 a few months back and this season looks good and action packed.  This season is make or break really, if it is as slow as the last people will lose interest so they need to really go for it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on October 18, 2012, 04:34:33 PM
I actually thought the slower pace of season two was a very good thing and finally allowed the characters to develop into more than one-or-two note creations. The first half of the season established things that the second half delivered pay-offs to, as well as plenty of action.

It's probably important to note season three will have 16 episodes, whereas the first two had 19 combined - there will be at least a few moments of introspection rather than just non-stop zombie action.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on October 18, 2012, 04:41:47 PM
The first ep of season 3 is a gore fest anyways! Some about of Zombie head bursting in it!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tbrick18 on October 19, 2012, 09:27:29 AM
The first ep of season 3 is a gore fest anyways! Some about of Zombie head bursting in it!

Watched it last night! Deadly show. Total gore fest and a good storyline.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 22, 2012, 12:21:54 AM
You've Been Trumped. It is a long time since I have been as cross watching a tv show. Trump is a rotten cnut.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ONeill on October 22, 2012, 12:49:12 AM
Have enjoyed a few shows recently.

Breaking Bad - onto Season 4 now - by far the best I've seen on TV.
Hunderby - a pisstake of BBC period dramas.
Moone Boy
Park and Recreation
Homeland series 2. Didn't like the first.
Modern Family new series

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on October 22, 2012, 01:33:15 AM
Really enjoyed last night's episode of The Thick of It. They were all pulled up on a leaking Inquiry. Malcolm Tucker was hilarious as ever.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Harold Disgracey on October 22, 2012, 09:28:58 AM
Really enjoyed last night's episode of The Thick of It. They were all pulled up on a leaking Inquiry. Malcolm Tucker was hilarious as ever.

It was superb, Tucker's monologue at the end was brilliant. Just a pity next week's episode will be the last ever.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tbrick18 on October 22, 2012, 02:03:46 PM
Anyone watched "Rescue Me"? Denis Leary as an alco new york fireman post 911.
Its funny and tragic at the same time. Just started watching it recently, definitely worth a watch.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hound on October 22, 2012, 02:43:51 PM
Anyone watched "Rescue Me"? Denis Leary as an alco new york fireman post 911.
Its funny and tragic at the same time. Just started watching it recently, definitely worth a watch.
I was a big fan of Rescue Me. Mostly good fun with the odd tearjerker, and plenty of male chauvinism! Although long time since I watched it. The two younger lads in it were hilariously stupid.

Havent seen much mention of The Borgias on here. I'm getting towards the end of Series 2 and enjoying it (series 2 probably better than series 1). Would never have been a fan of Jeremy Irons, but I think he's brilliant in it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on October 22, 2012, 03:34:08 PM
Anyone watched "Rescue Me"? Denis Leary as an alco new york fireman post 911.
Its funny and tragic at the same time. Just started watching it recently, definitely worth a watch.
I was a big fan of Rescue Me. Mostly good fun with the odd tearjerker, and plenty of male chauvinism! Although long time since I watched it. The two younger lads in it were hilariously stupid.

Havent seen much mention of The Borgias on here. I'm getting towards the end of Series 2 and enjoying it (series 2 probably better than series 1). Would never have been a fan of Jeremy Irons, but I think he's brilliant in it.


Good shout I've watched both seasons as well. Just finished Breaking Bad and I'm dying to see what happens next!!!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on October 24, 2012, 09:59:01 AM
Homelands was cracking again last night. The pace of it is surprising, I had thought that this season may lead the plot a certain way but within a few episodes they have gone beyond that and blown the whole plot wide open.

Plus they announced that season 3 has been commissioned as well.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 24, 2012, 01:24:08 PM
Homelands was cracking again last night. The pace of it is surprising, I had thought that this season may lead the plot a certain way but within a few episodes they have gone beyond that and blown the whole plot wide open.

Plus they announced that season 3 has been commissioned as well.
First few episodes have been brilliant and have really taken the bull by the horns which surprised me. Lewis has said in interviews that he thinks it will run for 7 or 8 series (inshallah) but he doesn't expect to be in them.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on October 24, 2012, 02:09:04 PM
Sons of Anarchy season 5 has been very good thus far. Up to episode 7 now in line with the states.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on October 24, 2012, 11:48:30 PM
Great ending to Season four of Dexter, the mis-steps of the previous two season finales were wiped away in one fell swoop. Can't wait to move onto Season five now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 25, 2012, 08:59:12 PM
Have enjoyed Wartime Farm. I'm getting old.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Harold Disgracey on October 26, 2012, 12:37:43 PM
Have enjoyed Wartime Farm. I'm getting old.

My kids absolutely love this show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: NAG1 on October 26, 2012, 01:26:27 PM
Anyone catch the Hatfield and McCoys last night, early verdict.

I thought it wasnt a bad start to be honest.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 26, 2012, 02:10:29 PM
Have enjoyed Wartime Farm. I'm getting old.

My kids absolutely love this show.
They have good taste.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on October 26, 2012, 02:19:31 PM
Have a new guilty pleasure - Continuum - hot leading lady and time travel what more could you want, it's quite entertaining..


Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on October 26, 2012, 06:41:46 PM
Reminds me (at least in terms of general tropes) of Journeyman.  Kevin McKidd as a San Francisco reporter who's involuntarily traveling through time. It's basically a more serious Quantum Leap. It only lasted one series and I enjoyed what I saw of it, I really should go back and watch it end-to-end.

And to be perfectly honest Continuum reminds me most of Power Rangers Time Force. There, I said it.  :-X
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Santino on October 26, 2012, 09:17:45 PM
Hebburn on BBC2 is v good if you enjoyed Gavin and Stacey & Moone Boy
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Harold Disgracey on October 27, 2012, 12:35:10 PM
The last ever The Thick of it on tonight.

@Aiannucci: It’s the final #thickofit Why not have a party like people did for Sex and the City? Dress as your fave character, drink a Cuntmapolitan.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on October 27, 2012, 07:12:12 PM
Looking forward to Mario Rosenstock's new programme next week. TV's version of Gift Grub.....I hope!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on October 27, 2012, 07:21:12 PM
Looking forward to Mario Rosenstock's new programme next week. TV's version of Gift Grub.....I hope!!

Where and when?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on October 27, 2012, 08:47:59 PM
Looking forward to Mario Rosenstock's new programme next week. TV's version of Gift Grub.....I hope!!

Where and when?

http://www.mariorosenstock.ie/the-mario-rosenstock-show/
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on October 27, 2012, 09:22:55 PM
Looking forward to Mario Rosenstock's new programme next week. TV's version of Gift Grub.....I hope!!

Where and when?

http://www.mariorosenstock.ie/the-mario-rosenstock-show/

Excellent stuff, cheers
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on October 28, 2012, 09:14:58 AM
Loving Person of Interest at the minute, soime cracking music at the end of each episode too.
Great show, 5 having a mid season break is annoying though-
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on October 28, 2012, 09:39:04 AM
Making my way through ESPN 30 for 30 at the mo,

So far I've seen Terry Fox, The U, Marion Jones, June 17th 94, Boston Redsox world series win. Brilliant Stuff.

Going to throw on the Two Escobars this morning, 2 hrs long supposedly!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Harold Disgracey on October 28, 2012, 11:35:27 AM
The final Thick of it was brilliant last night, Glen's resignation rant was a joy. Peter Capaldi should win every acting gong going for his performances in the final two episodes.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on October 28, 2012, 11:56:20 AM
Making my way through ESPN 30 for 30 at the mo,

So far I've seen Terry Fox, The U, Marion Jones, July 17th 94, Boston Redsox world series win. Brilliant Stuff.

Going to throw on the Two Escobars this morning, 2 hrs long supposedly!

They are as good as you will see when it comes to documentaries, sports or otherwise. They are just starting another series of them in the US. The Two Escobars is one of the best.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on October 28, 2012, 07:21:16 PM
30 for 30 is a brilliant strand. The second documentary in the new series called '9.79' was actually a BBC documentary aired before the Olympics about the 1988 Seoul Olympics 100m sprint final as 'The Race That Shocked the World'. It's an absolutely excellent documentary but hopefully 30 for 30 don't rely on secondary sources often as what they've been doing is wonderful.

They also have a series of 30 for 30 shorts on the ESPN website: http://espn.go.com/30for30/shorts
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on October 28, 2012, 07:55:41 PM
Making my way through ESPN 30 for 30 at the mo,

So far I've seen Terry Fox, The U, Marion Jones, July 17th 94, Boston Redsox world series win. Brilliant Stuff.

Going to throw on the Two Escobars this morning, 2 hrs long supposedly!

They are as good as you will see when it comes to documentaries, sports or otherwise. They are just starting another series of them in the US. The Two Escobars is one of the best.
Ya, brilliant stuff. The Two Escobars was enthralling stuff. Can't believe I'm only getting through the series now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Gold on October 28, 2012, 10:05:14 PM
Making my way through ESPN 30 for 30 at the mo,

So far I've seen Terry Fox, The U, Marion Jones, July 17th 94, Boston Redsox world series win. Brilliant Stuff.

Going to throw on the Two Escobars this morning, 2 hrs long supposedly!

They are as good as you will see when it comes to documentaries, sports or otherwise. They are just starting another series of them in the US. The Two Escobars is one of the best.
Ya, brilliant stuff. The Two Escobars was enthralling stuff. Can't believe I'm only getting through the series now.

Great watch

Reggie Miller one about the Pacers v Knicks is class too, worth a watch if you enjoy Hoops
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Sanchez on October 29, 2012, 01:35:09 PM
Making my way through ESPN 30 for 30 at the mo,

So far I've seen Terry Fox, The U, Marion Jones, June 17th 94, Boston Redsox world series win. Brilliant Stuff.

Going to throw on the Two Escobars this morning, 2 hrs long supposedly!





Where can you get this series online?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on October 29, 2012, 05:56:26 PM
Making my way through ESPN 30 for 30 at the mo,

So far I've seen Terry Fox, The U, Marion Jones, June 17th 94, Boston Redsox world series win. Brilliant Stuff.

Going to throw on the Two Escobars this morning, 2 hrs long supposedly!





Where can you get this series online?

http://kat.ph/espn-30-for-30-the-complete-edition-t4827061.html
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on November 05, 2012, 09:11:15 PM
The first ep of season 3 is a gore fest anyways! Some about of Zombie head bursting in it!

Watched it last night! Deadly show. Total gore fest and a good storyline.

Just watched episode 4 of season 3.
The best episode yet of any of the seasons IMO.
Don't want to give anything away but I was absolutely speechless at the end,couldn't believe the ending of the episode.
Brilliant TV but also quite harrowing.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 05, 2012, 09:40:54 PM
Been watching Cheers and Frasier again. Hard to bate.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on November 05, 2012, 11:01:03 PM
Just watched it there too LL. Jaysus!Unbelievable!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on November 06, 2012, 10:08:20 AM
Reminds me (at least in terms of general tropes) of Journeyman.  Kevin McKidd as a San Francisco reporter who's involuntarily traveling through time. It's basically a more serious Quantum Leap. It only lasted one series and I enjoyed what I saw of it, I really should go back and watch it end-to-end.

And to be perfectly honest Continuum reminds me most of Power Rangers Time Force. There, I said it.  :-X

I liked Journeyman, another one of the shows I watched that was cancelled.  Since that show ended, Flash Forward, Alcatraz and The Event have all got the boot.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tbrick18 on November 06, 2012, 11:54:39 AM
The first ep of season 3 is a gore fest anyways! Some about of Zombie head bursting in it!

Watched it last night! Deadly show. Total gore fest and a good storyline.

Just watched episode 4 of season 3.
The best episode yet of any of the seasons IMO.
Don't want to give anything away but I was absolutely speechless at the end,couldn't believe the ending of the episode.
Brilliant TV but also quite harrowing.

Gonna watch it tonight....feel like pulling a sickie now to get home early!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on November 06, 2012, 12:31:34 PM
The first ep of season 3 is a gore fest anyways! Some about of Zombie head bursting in it!

Watched it last night! Deadly show. Total gore fest and a good storyline.

Just watched episode 4 of season 3.
The best episode yet of any of the seasons IMO.
Don't want to give anything away but I was absolutely speechless at the end,couldn't believe the ending of the episode.
Brilliant TV but also quite harrowing.

Gonna watch it tonight....feel like pulling a sickie now to get home early!

Jeesus by the sounds of youse you would swear this episode is going to be unreal, am I being set up for a let down.  Usually wait to Friday night but would be tempted to watch it online tonight to see what the fuss is about.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on November 06, 2012, 12:33:31 PM
The first ep of season 3 is a gore fest anyways! Some about of Zombie head bursting in it!

Watched it last night! Deadly show. Total gore fest and a good storyline.

Just watched episode 4 of season 3.
The best episode yet of any of the seasons IMO.
Don't want to give anything away but I was absolutely speechless at the end,couldn't believe the ending of the episode.
Brilliant TV but also quite harrowing.

Gonna watch it tonight....feel like pulling a sickie now to get home early!

Jeesus by the sounds of youse you would swear this episode is going to be unreal, am I being set up for a let down.  Usually wait to Friday night but would be tempted to watch it online tonight to see what the fuss is about.
Can't see how you will be let down. Unbelievable Jeff...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on November 06, 2012, 12:42:11 PM
I'm excited by the thoughts of it! Might even try to go online and watch it tonight rather than wait till Friday as usual.

It and Homelands this evening are great to watch.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on November 06, 2012, 01:11:14 PM
I'm excited by the thoughts of it! Might even try to go online and watch it tonight rather than wait till Friday as usual.

It and Homelands this evening are great to watch.

Like ballinaman said I dunno how anyone could be disappointed with the episode especially the last ten minutes, you'd be a very hard man to please if you are let down.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bennydorano on November 06, 2012, 01:17:42 PM
The best show on TV isn't actually shown on UK TV for some baffling reason.  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, currently on Series 8 (FX) in the US, I watch it on www.tv-links.eu  My favourite show over the past few years.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on November 06, 2012, 01:56:32 PM
The best show on TV isn't actually shown on UK TV for some baffling reason.  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, currently on Series 8 (FX) in the US, I watch it on www.tv-links.eu  My favourite show over the past few years.
Ridiculous but hilarious, defiantly not everyone type of humour. Making my way through season 5 when I've a spare 20mins to throw an episode on.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on November 06, 2012, 02:00:28 PM
I'm excited by the thoughts of it! Might even try to go online and watch it tonight rather than wait till Friday as usual.

It and Homelands this evening are great to watch.

Like ballinaman said I dunno how anyone could be disappointed with the episode especially the last ten minutes, you'd be a very hard man to please if you are let down.

Ask the Missus about me...  ;)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on November 06, 2012, 11:34:12 PM
Didn't expect the ending of episode four of The Walking Dead to have that much of an impact. It elicited an intensity of emotion that the series, and indeed most other shows, never had before.

Season 3 so far has been all hues of brilliant, and to be fair every since the mid-season break in season 2 the pace of the show has been near perfect. Definitely long passed the boat scene and Southern Comfort in the shower type of stuff that peppered the first season with unintended comedy. One of the very best shows on TV now and such a great combination of action, atmosphere and character.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: tbrick18 on November 07, 2012, 08:49:17 AM
Didn't expect the ending of episode four of The Walking Dead to have that much of an impact. It elicited an intensity of emotion that the series, and indeed most other shows, never had before.

Season 3 so far has been all hues of brilliant, and to be fair every since the mid-season break in season 2 the pace of the show has been near perfect. Definitely long passed the boat scene and Southern Comfort in the shower type of stuff that peppered the first season with unintended comedy. One of the very best shows on TV now and such a great combination of action, atmosphere and character.

+1
Did not see that coming. Probably the best episode to date. The series has be unreal and each episode leaves you wanting more and tells another chunk of the story. Andrew Lincoln has come a long way since Teachers and Love Actually. He can really act.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on November 10, 2012, 02:09:14 PM
Oh holy shite, just watched the lastest episode of Walking Dead - CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!

Without a doubt, the best episode yet and Season 3 has been absolutely excellent so far.

First half of season 2 dragged a bit but definitely no such complaints this time around... Unbelievable Jeff...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: bennydorano on November 10, 2012, 02:43:56 PM
I've noticed a few people going on about Walking Dead, can someone explain to me why they think it's good? Gave up on it as i thought it was pure dung, offers nothing that hasn't been done  to death already (& better) on film.

Watched US Inbetweeners, borderline watchable.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on November 10, 2012, 11:47:30 PM
I've noticed a few people going on about Walking Dead, can someone explain to me why they think it's good? Gave up on it as i thought it was pure dung, offers nothing that hasn't been done  to death already (& better) on film.

Watched US Inbetweeners, borderline watchable.

I suppose the tension is there throughout the Walking Dead but it's a zombie Apocalypse story on a small personal level which holds the interest so well
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on November 10, 2012, 11:48:56 PM
Just started watching the first episode of Hell on Wheels - have the whole first season on Sky + so I'll give it a good rattle the next few days
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Armaghgeddon on November 11, 2012, 12:15:37 AM
Started watching a show called Fringe, I would liken it to the X Files but more emphasis on science rather than out of this world explanations.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: thewobbler on November 11, 2012, 12:27:11 AM
I've noticed a few people going on about Walking Dead, can someone explain to me why they think it's good? Gave up on it as i thought it was pure dung, offers nothing that hasn't been done  to death already (& better) on film.

Watched US Inbetweeners, borderline watchable.

The best thing about the Walking Dead is that the man behind it (Frank Darabont) is very good at both building tension and delivering unexpected outcomes. I've little time for zombie shows and some of the acting and dialogue in the show are at the lowest imaginable levels. But I love the fact that main characters can and will be killed as standard.

The same man did The Mist. Most people hated this film; personally I think it's one of the best climaxes to a film ever made.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on November 11, 2012, 12:57:41 AM
Started watching a show called Fringe, I would liken it to the X Files but more emphasis on science rather than out of this world explanations.

Great show - one of my favourites so much so that I am not watching it week by week and letting it instead build up on my Sky +

(Isn't Sky + just the best thing ever by the way)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Armaghgeddon on November 11, 2012, 01:05:08 AM
Started watching a show called Fringe, I would liken it to the X Files but more emphasis on science rather than out of this world explanations.

Great show - one of my favourites so much so that I am not watching it week by week and letting it instead build up on my Sky +

(Isn't Sky + just the best thing ever by the way)

I am watching them all online, although have a 6 hour trip back to Ireland on boat in a few weeks so saving some for that.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on November 11, 2012, 01:31:08 AM
I've noticed a few people going on about Walking Dead, can someone explain to me why they think it's good? Gave up on it as i thought it was pure dung, offers nothing that hasn't been done  to death already (& better) on film.

Watched US Inbetweeners, borderline watchable.

The best thing about the Walking Dead is that the man behind it (Frank Darabont) is very good at both building tension and delivering unexpected outcomes. I've little time for zombie shows and some of the acting and dialogue in the show are at the lowest imaginable levels. But I love the fact that main characters can and will be killed as standard.

The same man did The Mist. Most people hated this film; personally I think it's one of the best climaxes to a film ever made.

Darabont was sacked by AMC early in season 2. It was an incredibly poor show by AMC.

Ironically the show has noticeably improved under Glen Mazzara so AMC really lucked out on that front, if things had got worse there'd have been a fan-boy uprising.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on November 11, 2012, 09:52:08 AM
Why the fcuk am I still watching Blue Bloods??? Is anyone else? Watched the series two finale of Romanzo Criminale the other evening, a really enjoyable, watchable gangster tale. There was no messy ending, just good old fashioned story telling although there was an opening left for a further series. Doe's anyone know if there are plans for a series three?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on November 11, 2012, 10:30:08 AM
Just started watching the first episode of Hell on Wheels - have the whole first season on Sky + so I'll give it a good rattle the next few days

Excellent show. Just finished season 2.

Why the fcuk am I still watching Blue Bloods??? Is anyone else? 

Yeah I watch still watch Blue Bloods,I'm onto season 3 now.
It's harmless enough and very cheesy but I like it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on November 11, 2012, 11:46:53 AM
Just started watching the first episode of Hell on Wheels - have the whole first season on Sky + so I'll give it a good rattle the next few days

Excellent show. Just finished season 2.

Why the fcuk am I still watching Blue Bloods??? Is anyone else? 

Yeah I watch still watch Blue Bloods,I'm onto season 3 now.
It's harmless enough and very cheesy but I like it.

That's it, I know I shouldn't like it but I do. I was hoping it would end after season 2 but I suppose I'll suffer on.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: thewobbler on November 11, 2012, 11:49:15 AM
I've noticed a few people going on about Walking Dead, can someone explain to me why they think it's good? Gave up on it as i thought it was pure dung, offers nothing that hasn't been done  to death already (& better) on film.

Watched US Inbetweeners, borderline watchable.

The best thing about the Walking Dead is that the man behind it (Frank Darabont) is very good at both building tension and delivering unexpected outcomes. I've little time for zombie shows and some of the acting and dialogue in the show are at the lowest imaginable levels. But I love the fact that main characters can and will be killed as standard.

The same man did The Mist. Most people hated this film; personally I think it's one of the best climaxes to a film ever made.

Darabont was sacked by AMC early in season 2. It was an incredibly poor show by AMC.

Ironically the show has noticeably improved under Glen Mazzara so AMC really lucked out on that front, if things had got worse there'd have been a fan-boy uprising.

There you go. I thought the whole show was a Darabont vehicle. Season 2 did much better after the mid season break too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on November 12, 2012, 08:54:01 AM
Forbrydelsen (The Killing), season-3 starts on BBC4 next Saturday at 9pm. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Declan on November 12, 2012, 08:58:51 AM
Nidge and the lads in good form last night
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on November 12, 2012, 09:51:23 AM
Forbrydelsen (The Killing), season-3 starts on BBC4 next Saturday at 9pm.

Have the recorder set for it. Didn't see season 2 but season 1 was worth a watch alright even imvho it was about 7/8 episodes too long and seriously sagged in the middle. Given the hype I was slightly disappointed with it but very watchable all the same.

Looking forward to the BBC2  series (I think) on the rise of Hitler tonight.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on November 12, 2012, 11:51:49 AM
Watched the Walking Dead, was expecting more considering the hype on here.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on November 12, 2012, 12:01:06 PM
Watched the Walking Dead, was expecting more considering the hype on here.
There's always one!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hardy on November 12, 2012, 12:05:25 PM
Now I have a problem. Zombie stuff is not my thing and I've never seen this show, but this episode is so puffed here I was planning to take a look. What am I going to do now?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on November 12, 2012, 02:24:32 PM
Forbrydelsen (The Killing), season-3 starts on BBC4 next Saturday at 9pm.

I haven't seen 1 and 2 would it be worth watching 3? Have seen the US version which I enjoyed.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on November 12, 2012, 02:46:56 PM
Forbrydelsen (The Killing), season-3 starts on BBC4 next Saturday at 9pm.

I haven't seen 1 and 2 would it be worth watching 3? Have seen the US version which I enjoyed.

I saw the Danish versions first; couldn't watch the US version afterwards.  It (the Danish series) is truly exceptional; up there with The Wire and The Sopranos (but very different). 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on November 12, 2012, 03:29:43 PM
Forbrydelsen (The Killing), season-3 starts on BBC4 next Saturday at 9pm.

I haven't seen 1 and 2 would it be worth watching 3? Have seen the US version which I enjoyed.

I saw the Danish versions first; couldn't watch the US version afterwards.  It (the Danish series) is truly exceptional; up there with The Wire and The Sopranos (but very different).

So I should watch 1 and 2 first so?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on November 12, 2012, 03:45:22 PM
Well you know the story in season-1 presumably?  You don't need to see the other seasons before season-3, but it probably helps to get to know the characters. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Kimbap on November 12, 2012, 07:16:46 PM
Now I have a problem. Zombie stuff is not my thing and I've never seen this show, but this episode is so puffed here I was planning to take a look. What am I going to do now?

I don't like Zombie stuff either but gave this a look because of all the hype.Watched the first season,wasn't too impressed.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 12, 2012, 07:30:04 PM
Forbrydelsen (The Killing), season-3 starts on BBC4 next Saturday at 9pm.

I haven't seen 1 and 2 would it be worth watching 3? Have seen the US version which I enjoyed.

I saw the Danish versions first; couldn't watch the US version afterwards.  It (the Danish series) is truly exceptional; up there with The Wire and The Sopranos (but very different).

So I should watch 1 and 2 first so?
Have seen 1 and 2 of US and 2 of Danish. Wouldn't say 1 and 2 are a pre-requisite.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Puckoon on November 12, 2012, 08:18:19 PM
Just started watching the first episode of Hell on Wheels - have the whole first season on Sky + so I'll give it a good rattle the next few days

Excellent show. Just finished season 2.


Apparently a 3rd season is not guaranteed unfortunately.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Declan on November 12, 2012, 10:23:51 PM
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What did yiz think of the new love/hate episode?

Thought it was great. Enjoyed Mario's programme tonight as well
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on November 12, 2012, 11:00:17 PM
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What did yiz think of the new love/hate episode?

Thought it was great.
Just watched it there. Brilliant show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on November 13, 2012, 11:14:56 AM
Forbrydelsen (The Killing), season-3 starts on BBC4 next Saturday at 9pm.

I haven't seen 1 and 2 would it be worth watching 3? Have seen the US version which I enjoyed.

Have seen both versions and the Danish one was much better Dinny, first two series would be worth a watch if you can find them.

Thought Mario was great last night, loved his vinb stuff & Chewbacca as James Reilly. Great to get a glimpse at Sally O'Brien and how she would look at you after all these years, didn't she get a mention here recently?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on November 13, 2012, 09:11:06 PM
Forbrydelsen (The Killing), season-3 starts on BBC4 next Saturday at 9pm.


Thanks for heads up Billy. I thought the first two series (Danish versions) were excellent. I missed the programme about the rise of Hitler, is it worth watching it on I player?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on November 14, 2012, 11:41:00 AM
I love my serial killer stuff, so looking forward to seeing Kevin Bacons new show in January, its called the Following.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on November 14, 2012, 01:40:12 PM
Forbrydelsen (The Killing), season-3 starts on BBC4 next Saturday at 9pm.

I haven't seen 1 and 2 would it be worth watching 3? Have seen the US version which I enjoyed.

Have seen both versions and the Danish one was much better Dinny, first two series would be worth a watch if you can find them.
I thought the USA one was excellent and stood up well on its own merits. The storyline was adapted well to its new environment.

Yes, I assume that you could watch Killing 3 without seeing  1 & 2

Spoiler Alert - Danish-  Killing 1

 One thing has bugged me about the  Danish one, did it have a serious flaw in the plot?  In episode 1 after the girl has been murdered but identity not yet confirmed,  the father Theis is seen showing Vagn a property he has bought for what appears to be the first time.
Did that place not turn out to be the murder scene and if so, how did Vagn get to it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on November 16, 2012, 01:21:00 PM
It was OK. I found the graphics and animation very annoying.  If you have watched any of the programmes about Hitler on the Discovery channel there is nothing new and you will see much the archive material.  Some good input from people alive at the time. 

I will watch the next two programmes.

Very well put. Saw the 1st episode last night and didn't learn a whole amount more than I knew already.
Will of course watch whole series.

Season 6 of Big Bang Theory started last night. Good light hearted viewing .
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: CiKe on November 16, 2012, 08:50:39 PM
I love my serial killer stuff, so looking forward to seeing Kevin Bacons new show in January, its called the Following.

Is her the serial killer? Can't think of many scarier actors - result of Sleepers and The Woodsman I guess, he always gave me the heebie-jeebies
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on November 16, 2012, 09:57:30 PM
anyone else watching American horror story season 2. a very f*cked up show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: No Soloing on November 17, 2012, 01:57:32 PM
They seem to have turned the gore factor up a notch in American Horror Story 2. I think the story hasnt flowed as well as season 1 because of this, but its early enough in the series. Its still watchable though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on November 17, 2012, 02:02:20 PM
There is some great stuff on PBS if you are interested in American history, Ken Burns season started last week.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on November 17, 2012, 09:03:53 PM
There is some great stuff on PBS if you are interested in American history, Ken Burns season started last week.


PBS is a great channel....loads of interesting stuff on it. There was a great documentary about the history of Baseball on a while ago.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on November 19, 2012, 02:03:27 PM
The first 2 episodes of Killing 3 were premiered on BBC4 on Saturday night.

After losing their way a bit in Killing 2, it's back to basics for Killing 3, as murder suspicions/cover up conspiracies, threaten political ambitions at their most sensitive stage (election time). And  a return of the Centre Party, jumping in an out of love/beds with a well practiced conscienceless agility.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on November 19, 2012, 02:32:01 PM
Ah here, I thought Killing II was excellent, every bit as good as the first series, and probably better.  I do think the third series is better again, but don't be dissing the second series. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hardy on November 19, 2012, 02:38:03 PM
'Conscienceless' is easier to write than to say.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on November 19, 2012, 02:41:08 PM
Caught up with an excellent documentary last night from BBC4 about the rivalry between Harold Wilson and Ted Heath in the 1960s/1970s. Knew very little about them which made it even better, the Canadians on the board here could do worse than watch it on BBCplayer.

Started Lillehammer last night. Lighthearted  (though not a comedy as such )enough show from what I saw............ enjoyable enough also. Elements of Killinaskully, Heartbeat, My Blue Heaven and that tv show from the 90s where the Jewish doctor goes to live in Alaska  all mixed in.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on November 19, 2012, 04:04:14 PM
Ah here, I thought Killing II was excellent, every bit as good as the first series, and probably better.  I do think the third series is better again, but don't be dissing the second series.
Not dissing as such, 3rd place is respectable considering the standard.
I'm not into these 'sporting' dead heats  :)

'IMO',  goes without saying. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on November 19, 2012, 05:00:28 PM
Caught up with an excellent documentary last night from BBC4 about the rivalry between Harold Wilson and Ted Heath in the 1960s/1970s. Knew very little about them which made it even better, the Canadians on the board here could do worse than watch it on BBCplayer.

Started Lillehammer last night. Lighthearted  (though not a comedy as such )enough show from what I saw............ enjoyable enough also. Elements of Killinaskully, Heartbeat, My Blue Heaven and that tv show from the 90s where the Jewish doctor goes to live in Alaska  all mixed in.

Northern Exposure . . .great show!

Kilnascully & Heartbeat not so much.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 22, 2012, 11:52:10 PM
Bradley Wiggins - A Year in Yellow is good.

Shane Sutton is a laugh. Tough fcuker to have on your case.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on November 23, 2012, 12:04:48 AM
Loving the new season of shows...

Watching Chicago Fire and Elementary - great shows... Saw the first two episodes of Last Resort too, have to watch the other ones this weekend - liked it and will be interesting to see where it goes

Have Season 2 of The Borgias, Season 2 & 3 of the Boardwalk Empire and new seasons of Fringe and S7 of Supernatural all to nail...  Happy days
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on November 23, 2012, 09:17:37 AM
Loving the new season of shows...

Watching Chicago Fire and Elementary - great shows... Saw the first two episodes of Last Resort too, have to watch the other ones this weekend - liked it and will be interesting to see where it goes

Have Season 2 of The Borgias, Season 2 & 3 of the Boardwalk Empire and new seasons of Fringe and S7 of Supernatural all to nail...  Happy days

Let us know how you got on with Borgias S2. Saw the 1st series and was a cracking show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on November 23, 2012, 10:32:15 AM
There have some characters acting the part of the Pope in films,  Jeremy Irons, Anthony Quinn, Robbie Coltrane and Mickey Rourke amongst others.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hound on November 23, 2012, 10:45:57 AM
Loving the new season of shows...

Watching Chicago Fire and Elementary - great shows... Saw the first two episodes of Last Resort too, have to watch the other ones this weekend - liked it and will be interesting to see where it goes

Have Season 2 of The Borgias, Season 2 & 3 of the Boardwalk Empire and new seasons of Fringe and S7 of Supernatural all to nail...  Happy days

Let us know how you got on with Borgias S2. Saw the 1st series and was a cracking show.

I liked Season 1, but could understand if some didn't. I thought Season 2 was excellent.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on November 25, 2012, 09:17:19 PM
I see Dexter being recommended here.  If you have CBS Action, it starting from Episode 1 from December 5th at 9 or 10pm.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on November 25, 2012, 09:28:07 PM
Is that channel part of the Sky package?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Denn Forever on November 25, 2012, 09:51:28 PM
I'd imagine it is.  Says its Sky Channel 148, Freesat 137 and Virgin 192.

http://www.cbsaction.co.uk/

Good if you like Star Trek in all its reincarnations.
 
CBS Action is the home of U.S. action-packed dramas, tense thrillers, sci-fi favourites and fast paced movies that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Popular shows include NCIS, Walker, Texas Ranger, Mission: Impossible, Kung Fu and The District, along with the digitally re-mastered Star Trek: The Original Series and The Next Generation.
 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ONeill on November 25, 2012, 11:41:23 PM
Finished Breaking Bad before next year's finale series - starting to get slightly bored of it now. The choices are either die from cancer of be caught and shot. He's going to die either way.

Homeland - no - lost my attention about 3 episodes in again. Don't really care.

Modern Family - still coming up smelling of lovely Eskra manure. Brilliant show.

Parks and Recreation - best out there.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on November 27, 2012, 05:02:43 PM
I see Dexter being recommended here.  If you have CBS Action, it starting from Episode 1 from December 5th at 9 or 10pm.

Thanks for the heads up, never check out what's on the CBS channels are their usual stuff wouldn't interest me.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on November 27, 2012, 05:06:29 PM
Finished Breaking Bad before next year's finale series - starting to get slightly bored of it now. The choices are either die from cancer of be caught and shot. He's going to die either way.

Homeland - no - lost my attention about 3 episodes in again. Don't really care.

Modern Family - still coming up smelling of lovely Eskra manure. Brilliant show.

Parks and Recreation - best out there.

Heard good things about it I must check it out!

Can't understand why nobody else is talking about the League. I think it's class, an older version of the Inbetweeners.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: LeoMc on November 28, 2012, 08:52:45 AM
I'm excited by the thoughts of it! Might even try to go online and watch it tonight rather than wait till Friday as usual.

It and Homelands this evening are great to watch.

When did Peter Quinn come under suspicion so that they discovered his links to shady illegal operations?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: MasterShake on November 28, 2012, 04:09:34 PM
I'm excited by the thoughts of it! Might even try to go online and watch it tonight rather than wait till Friday as usual.

It and Homelands this evening are great to watch.

When did Peter Quinn come under suspicion so that they discovered his links to shady illegal operations?

***SPOILER ALERT***

Early in Season 2 when we were first introduced to "Peter Quinn", Saul asked Virgil and Max (a great and understated duo) to do some digging on Quinn.
Saul, who has been with the CIA for 30 years, and knows everybody in the intelligence analysis field, had never heard of him. Neither had Carrie. Both knew it was weird that Quinn was unknown to them, and yet he's assigned to head a team to track and trap Brody - an agent of Abu Nazir.
The break-in at Quinn's place was the culmination of Virgil and Max's digging, as they could find nothing else on him. Tho it is weird that the show should only loop back round to that sub-plot seven odd episodes after first mentioning it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on November 28, 2012, 04:54:45 PM
I'm excited by the thoughts of it! Might even try to go online and watch it tonight rather than wait till Friday as usual.

It and Homelands this evening are great to watch.

When did Peter Quinn come under suspicion so that they discovered his links to shady illegal operations?

***SPOILER ALERT***

Early in Season 2 when we were first introduced to "Peter Quinn", Saul asked Virgil and Max (a great and understated duo) to do some digging on Quinn.
Saul, who has been with the CIA for 30 years, and knows everybody in the intelligence analysis field, had never heard of him. Neither had Carrie. Both knew it was weird that Quinn was unknown to them, and yet he's assigned to head a team to track and trap Brody - an agent of Abu Nazir.
The break-in at Quinn's place was the culmination of Virgil and Max's digging, as they could find nothing else on him. Tho it is weird that the show should only loop back round to that sub-plot seven odd episodes after first mentioning it.

Good summary!

It should be noted though that the timeframe for this show isn't that long, its not over a period of months but weeks. It may also have taken a back seat as everything else has happened so quick - brody been unmasked, him confessing, new terrorist guy emerging and disappearing, Quinn getting shot, brody becoming unstable and running.

Great episode last night, back on track.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on November 29, 2012, 12:17:59 AM
Homeland question: Why does Brody's wife call him Brody? His first name is Nicholas. This annoys me. Her horrible acting also annoys me. And her disappointing boobs.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 29, 2012, 12:57:36 AM
Homeland question: Why does Brody's wife call him Brody? His first name is Nicholas. This annoys me. Her horrible acting also annoys me. And her disappointing boobs.
I thought her boobs were reasonable.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on November 29, 2012, 09:38:49 AM
Homeland question: Why does Brody's wife call him Brody? His first name is Nicholas. This annoys me. Her horrible acting also annoys me. And her disappointing boobs.
I thought her boobs were reasonable.

I thought that was an extremely "good" scene. Who watching wasn't wishing to be in Mikes position  8)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on November 29, 2012, 09:59:42 AM
Homeland question: Why does Brody's wife call him Brody? His first name is Nicholas. This annoys me. Her horrible acting also annoys me. And her disappointing boobs.
I thought her boobs were reasonable.
For a lizard she's grand alright. Good summary regarding the Quinn plot there, found myself going what the f**k.

Got landed tickets for the audience of Craig Doyle Show last night...on TV tonight. Doyle is a right bollix, really arrogant to a few lads in the crowd who were only having a bit of craic. Greg Proops and the Principal from the Inbetweeners were actually funny enough, I was shocked. Louis Walsh was on too, gives the Irish Sun a right going over.
Went for the gawk at RTE more than anything else, free wine before was handy too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hardy on November 29, 2012, 11:52:19 AM
Craig Doyle – now there’s a question. What exactly is his talent, his area of expertise, his experience, his training, his body of knowledge or what particular aptitude, capacity, flair, gift or ability (thanks, Mr. Roget)  qualifies him for anything, much less to present himself to an audience of millions as someone who merits being listened to for any length of time beyond two-and-a-half seconds or being looked at for any reason at all other than to illustrate to your kids what a **** looks like?

I’m going to sponsor a little competition. A prize for the best new word minted to describe the particular package of posing, talentless complacency that is Craig Doyle.

The prize? I’ll scan the TV schedules daily and text the winner with a twelve-hour warning of any potential inadvertent sighting of Doylery in casual channel-flicking.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: LeoMc on November 29, 2012, 11:54:39 AM
I'm excited by the thoughts of it! Might even try to go online and watch it tonight rather than wait till Friday as usual.

It and Homelands this evening are great to watch.

When did Peter Quinn come under suspicion so that they discovered his links to shady illegal operations?

***SPOILER ALERT***

Early in Season 2 when we were first introduced to "Peter Quinn", Saul asked Virgil and Max (a great and understated duo) to do some digging on Quinn.
Saul, who has been with the CIA for 30 years, and knows everybody in the intelligence analysis field, had never heard of him. Neither had Carrie. Both knew it was weird that Quinn was unknown to them, and yet he's assigned to head a team to track and trap Brody - an agent of Abu Nazir.
The break-in at Quinn's place was the culmination of Virgil and Max's digging, as they could find nothing else on him. Tho it is weird that the show should only loop back round to that sub-plot seven odd episodes after first mentioning it.
Cheers, sounds familiar now that you summarise it.
Didn't realise his first name was Peter until Tuesday night.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on November 29, 2012, 11:58:39 AM
Craig Doyle – now there’s a question. What exactly is his talent, his area of expertise, his experience, his training, his body of knowledge or what particular aptitude, capacity, flair, gift or ability (thanks, Mr. Roget)  qualifies him for anything, much less to present himself to an audience of millions as someone who merits being listened to for any length of time beyond two-and-a-half seconds or being looked at for any reason at all other than to illustrate to your kids what a **** looks like?

I’m going to sponsor a little competition. A prize for the best new word minted to describe the particular package of posing, talentless complacency that is Craig Doyle.

The prize? I’ll scan the TV schedules daily and text the winner with a twelve-hour warning of any potential inadvertent sighting of Doylery in casual channel-flicking.

Troglodoily - frilly, ornamental and impractical, should live in a cave.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on November 29, 2012, 12:03:11 PM
Craig Doyle – now there’s a question. What exactly is his talent, his area of expertise, his experience, his training, his body of knowledge or what particular aptitude, capacity, flair, gift or ability (thanks, Mr. Roget)  qualifies him for anything, much less to present himself to an audience of millions as someone who merits being listened to for any length of time beyond two-and-a-half seconds or being looked at for any reason at all other than to illustrate to your kids what a **** looks like?

I’m going to sponsor a little competition. A prize for the best new word minted to describe the particular package of posing, talentless complacency that is Craig Doyle.

The prize? I’ll scan the TV schedules daily and text the winner with a twelve-hour warning of any potential inadvertent sighting of Doylery in casual channel-flicking.
Agree 100%. He could read from the auto q with ease but any sort of off the cuff banter, you could see how awkward he was.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 29, 2012, 01:41:47 PM
I'm excited by the thoughts of it! Might even try to go online and watch it tonight rather than wait till Friday as usual.

It and Homelands this evening are great to watch.

When did Peter Quinn come under suspicion so that they discovered his links to shady illegal operations?

***SPOILER ALERT***

Early in Season 2 when we were first introduced to "Peter Quinn", Saul asked Virgil and Max (a great and understated duo) to do some digging on Quinn.
Saul, who has been with the CIA for 30 years, and knows everybody in the intelligence analysis field, had never heard of him. Neither had Carrie. Both knew it was weird that Quinn was unknown to them, and yet he's assigned to head a team to track and trap Brody - an agent of Abu Nazir.
The break-in at Quinn's place was the culmination of Virgil and Max's digging, as they could find nothing else on him. Tho it is weird that the show should only loop back round to that sub-plot seven odd episodes after first mentioning it.
Cheers, sounds familiar now that you summarise it.
Didn't realise his first name was Peter until Tuesday night.

Great finish to that episode. Wasn't too handy when he was in Gettysburg getting shot up, played dead really well
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: the Deel Rover on December 03, 2012, 02:21:10 PM
Quote
What did yiz think of the new love/hate episode?

Thought it was great.
Just watched it there. Brilliant show.

Missed the 1st 2 series so the box set is a must for christmas . I'm glued to series 3 great show imo . Nearly scared to talk to a dub at this stage  ;) :D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on December 03, 2012, 09:45:59 PM
Jaysus, St. Brigid(s) is even getting mentioned in Dexter. You won't here the patron saint of Cross (Wee Osin, of course) getting that sort of 'mad props' from excellent television shows.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on December 03, 2012, 09:57:19 PM
Quote
What did yiz think of the new love/hate episode?

Thought it was great.
Just watched it there. Brilliant show.

Missed the 1st 2 series so the box set is a must for christmas . I'm glued to series 3 great show imo . Nearly scared to talk to a dub at this stage  ;) :D


Don't ever trust a Dub!
And now they have Nordie animals in the show too!
Great show though.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on December 13, 2012, 08:06:52 PM
Great finish to The Walking Dead mid-season finale.... Turning into a top top show

Looking forward to a very lazy holidays (all I can really afford anyway!!) and tearing into The Borgias, Strike Back: Vengance, Continuum, Fringe, Supernatural Season 7 and a rip of movies too!!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on December 16, 2012, 10:36:11 PM
Great season ending episode of  Love/Hate tonight.
What a show it is too,possibly the best show RTE have ever made imo,looking forward to season 4!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Harold Disgracey on December 16, 2012, 10:53:35 PM
Good finish alright, didn't see that coming! Fantastic show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: theticklemister on December 16, 2012, 10:59:14 PM
Do rte give the republicans a rought touch in it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: LeoMc on December 17, 2012, 08:45:50 AM
Do rte give the republicans a rought touch in it?
?
It is a fictional drama.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on December 17, 2012, 11:49:49 PM
Homeland season 2 finale was decent!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on December 18, 2012, 09:49:27 AM
Homeland season 2 finale was decent!

Haven't seen it yet but watched Dexter's season finale. It was good as well but not as good as the last 2. Great show though. Hope to get through Homeland and the last 2 Love/Hate's this evening. Should be a good evening!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: LeoMc on December 18, 2012, 11:25:59 AM
Homeland season 2 finale was decent!

On tonight here, no spoilers please.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on December 18, 2012, 11:32:54 AM
I'll watch the Homeland finale tonight but as a show it has definitely jumped the shark and I won't be watching season 3.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on December 18, 2012, 12:18:26 PM
Just finished Lilyhammer. Whimsical enough show and definitely different from the more serious and intense other tv shows. Alot of  tv "small town" stock characters in it.
A bit of a running gag through the show (pre Breivek I presume) as to how liberal Norway is.

I enjoyed it anyway but might not be to everyone's taste.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on December 18, 2012, 12:32:17 PM
Just finished Lilyhammer. Whimsical enough show and definitely different from the more serious and intense other tv shows. Alot of  tv "small town" stock characters in it.
A bit of a running gag through the show (pre Breivek I presume) as to how liberal Norway is.

I enjoyed it anyway but might not be to everyone's taste.

I liked it too; though I thought they overplayed the culture clash elements. 
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 18, 2012, 01:20:06 PM
Homeland season 2 finale was decent!

Haven't seen it yet but watched Dexter's season finale. It was good as well but not as good as the last 2. Great show though. Hope to get through Homeland and the last 2 Love/Hate's this evening. Should be a good evening!
I got a bottle of champagne and a box of rubbers in my Secret Santa at work so I'm hoping for a good evening too. I just hope the wife is out when I get home  ;D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on December 18, 2012, 03:41:40 PM
Homeland season 2 finale was decent!

Haven't seen it yet but watched Dexter's season finale. It was good as well but not as good as the last 2. Great show though. Hope to get through Homeland and the last 2 Love/Hate's this evening. Should be a good evening!

Homeland has been excellent,can't wait for Season 3!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: BenDover on December 18, 2012, 03:54:03 PM
Homeland season 2 finale was decent!

Haven't seen it yet but watched Dexter's season finale. It was good as well but not as good as the last 2. Great show though. Hope to get through Homeland and the last 2 Love/Hate's this evening. Should be a good evening!

Homeland has been excellent,can't wait for Season 3!
I thought last weeks episode would have been perfect to end this season on but it will be interesting to see where they take Homeland now Nazir has been killed. Is Carrie and Brody gona go up against the CIA?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: rodney trotter on December 18, 2012, 03:57:56 PM
Be great if they made another Entourage series, doubt that will happen..
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on December 18, 2012, 04:16:48 PM
Homeland season 2 finale was decent!

On tonight here, no spoilers please.
Wouldn't do that in fairness. Downloaded it last night and watched it, can't be dealing with ads on RTE!

Great finale, some great scenes shot well. Different sort of vibe to previous episodes. Sets it up Season 3 well, not in an annoying way.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on December 18, 2012, 04:21:54 PM
Was that the boul' Francie Brady in the last Love/Hate??
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on December 18, 2012, 04:23:00 PM
Was that the boul' Francie Brady in the last Love/Hate??
Aye, thought Nige was going to get the Mrs Nugent treatment when i saw him!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on December 18, 2012, 04:33:53 PM
Homeland season 2 finale was decent!

Haven't seen it yet but watched Dexter's season finale. It was good as well but not as good as the last 2. Great show though. Hope to get through Homeland and the last 2 Love/Hate's this evening. Should be a good evening!
I got a bottle of champagne and a box of rubbers in my Secret Santa at work so I'm hoping for a good evening too. I just hope the wife is out when I get home  ;D

Posh w**k?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 18, 2012, 10:27:29 PM
Well that was a different ending to what I was expecting, a lot of unanswered questions. Who is the mole inside? Saul?  Did Brody do it after all? Cracking show and have really not seen anything (drama wise) as good as it in a long time. Early Cracker and Trial and retribution where decent drama's but the American's really do it on a grander, stylish scale
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: From the Bunker on December 18, 2012, 10:32:44 PM
Sol is such a great character. You just don't know who he really is! Great finish, did not know how they would keep Brodys character legitimately alive, but they have just about managed!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on December 19, 2012, 11:32:25 AM
This sketch sums up Homeland for me

http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012 (http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Jonah on December 19, 2012, 11:43:33 AM
I'm glad I watched Homeland last night and didn't wait till tonight like I was gonna do as Milltown and From the Bunker have pretty much given it away for anyone who hasn't watched it!

Great show though, season 3 is set up nicely and I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 19, 2012, 01:44:05 PM
I'm glad I watched Homeland last night and didn't wait till tonight like I was gonna do as Milltown and From the Bunker have pretty much given it away for anyone who hasn't watched it!

Great show though, season 3 is set up nicely and I'm looking forward to it.

f**k!! Didn't realise people would wait untill Sunday and watch on 4!! Sorry
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 19, 2012, 07:12:27 PM
I'm glad I watched Homeland last night and didn't wait till tonight like I was gonna do as Milltown and From the Bunker have pretty much given it away for anyone who hasn't watched it!

Great show though, season 3 is set up nicely and I'm looking forward to it.

f**k!! Didn't realise people would wait untill Sunday and watch on 4!! Sorry
Aye cheers.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on December 19, 2012, 08:11:22 PM
I'm glad I watched Homeland last night and didn't wait till tonight like I was gonna do as Milltown and From the Bunker have pretty much given it away for anyone who hasn't watched it!

Great show though, season 3 is set up nicely and I'm looking forward to it.

f**k!! Didn't realise people would wait untill Sunday and watch on 4!! Sorry

Donut. >:(
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 19, 2012, 09:20:06 PM
I'm glad I watched Homeland last night and didn't wait till tonight like I was gonna do as Milltown and From the Bunker have pretty much given it away for anyone who hasn't watched it!

Great show though, season 3 is set up nicely and I'm looking forward to it.

f**k!! Didn't realise people would wait untill Sunday and watch on 4!! Sorry

Donut. >:(

Ah go fook yourselves lol
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 19, 2012, 09:21:31 PM
I'm glad I watched Homeland last night and didn't wait till tonight like I was gonna do as Milltown and From the Bunker have pretty much given it away for anyone who hasn't watched it!

Great show though, season 3 is set up nicely and I'm looking forward to it.

f**k!! Didn't realise people would wait untill Sunday and watch on 4!! Sorry

Donut. >:(

Ah go fook yourselves lol
I watched it last night but cunting Sky+ stopped recording a few mins from end just as Brody was about to kill the President! Seems to have a habit of that on RTE.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 19, 2012, 09:42:41 PM
I'm glad I watched Homeland last night and didn't wait till tonight like I was gonna do as Milltown and From the Bunker have pretty much given it away for anyone who hasn't watched it!

Great show though, season 3 is set up nicely and I'm looking forward to it.

f**k!! Didn't realise people would wait until Sunday and watch on 4!! Sorry

Donut. >:(

Ah go fook yourselves lol
I watched it last night but cunting Sky+ stopped recording a few mins from end just as Brody was about to kill the President! Seems to have a habit of that on RTE.

Season 1 box set available here but the second series isn't? Well that's not true you can get it online from the States but looking to get it as a Xmas gift, is there anywhere else i can get it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on December 19, 2012, 09:47:22 PM
I'm glad I watched Homeland last night and didn't wait till tonight like I was gonna do as Milltown and From the Bunker have pretty much given it away for anyone who hasn't watched it!

Great show though, season 3 is set up nicely and I'm looking forward to it.

f**k!! Didn't realise people would wait untill Sunday and watch on 4!! Sorry

Donut. >:(

Ah go fook yourselves lol
I watched it last night but cunting Sky+ stopped recording a few mins from end just as Brody was about to kill the President! Seems to have a habit of that on RTE.


Fargin hell, you're as bad as the other donut. Some of us wont get to see it until Sunday.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: BenDover on December 20, 2012, 08:57:53 AM
I'm glad I watched Homeland last night and didn't wait till tonight like I was gonna do as Milltown and From the Bunker have pretty much given it away for anyone who hasn't watched it!

Great show though, season 3 is set up nicely and I'm looking forward to it.

f**k!! Didn't realise people would wait untill Sunday and watch on 4!! Sorry

Donut. >:(

Ah go fook yourselves lol
I watched it last night but cunting Sky+ stopped recording a few mins from end just as Brody was about to kill the President! Seems to have a habit of that on RTE.

Same thing happened to me fkn Sky+ was ripping. Great finish to this season and sets it up nicely for the 3rd
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on December 20, 2012, 09:02:25 AM
Same here with Sky+, it is on RTE Player but doesent seem to be available here in the north. Probably because CH4 are also showing it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: trileacman on December 21, 2012, 01:28:03 AM
This sketch sums up Homeland for me

http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012 (http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012)

What are you watching now instead? Sometimes Homeland does annoy me but it's better than an awful lot of tv on now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on December 21, 2012, 09:32:13 AM
This sketch sums up Homeland for me

http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012 (http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012)

What are you watching now instead? Sometimes Homeland does annoy me but it's better than an awful lot of tv on now.

The more I look at it the more it seems like 24!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on December 21, 2012, 09:41:30 AM
This sketch sums up Homeland for me

http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012 (http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012)

What are you watching now instead? Sometimes Homeland does annoy me but it's better than an awful lot of tv on now.

The more I look at it the more it seems like 24!

starting to think that myself too.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on December 21, 2012, 10:45:14 AM
Season 3 of Boardwalk done and dusted, what an ending.  Arguably the best show on TV at the minute.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: BennyHarp on December 21, 2012, 10:48:50 AM
Has anyone watched Breaking Bad? Want to get a box set for Christmas and just wondering what to get. That, Sons of Anarchary or Prison Break are on the list at the minute as I havent seen any of them but heard decent reviews.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on December 21, 2012, 10:52:05 AM
Has anyone watched Breaking Bad? Want to get a box set for Christmas and just wondering what to get. That, Sons of Anarchary or Prison Break are on the list at the minute as I havent seen any of them but heard decent reviews.

Breaking Bad is as good a show as you will see.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hardy on December 21, 2012, 11:50:29 AM
Has anyone watched Breaking Bad? Want to get a box set for Christmas and just wondering what to get. That, Sons of Anarchary or Prison Break are on the list at the minute as I havent seen any of them but heard decent reviews.

Breaking Bad is as good a show as you will see.

It's the best TV series ever for me.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on December 21, 2012, 11:58:36 AM
Has anyone watched Breaking Bad? Want to get a box set for Christmas and just wondering what to get. That, Sons of Anarchary or Prison Break are on the list at the minute as I havent seen any of them but heard decent reviews.

Breaking Bad is as good a show as you will see.


It's the best TV series ever for me.

Really? Better than the Sopranos? If it comes that highly recommended I'll have to give it a gawk. How many series are there and is it finished?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on December 21, 2012, 12:06:35 PM
Sopranos was good, but out of them all I don't think anything could beat 24.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 21, 2012, 12:09:40 PM
Has anyone watched Breaking Bad? Want to get a box set for Christmas and just wondering what to get. That, Sons of Anarchary or Prison Break are on the list at the minute as I havent seen any of them but heard decent reviews.

Breaking Bad is as good a show as you will see.


It's the best TV series ever for me.

Really? Better than the Sopranos? If it comes that highly recommended I'll have to give it a Gawk. How many series are there and is it finished?
Hardy has been around since before tv so he has seen them all.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: onefaircounty on December 21, 2012, 12:14:49 PM
Breaking Bad - 10/10
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on December 21, 2012, 12:20:23 PM
Sopranos was good, but out of them all I don't think anything could beat 24.

To each his own.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on December 21, 2012, 12:22:30 PM
This sketch sums up Homeland for me

http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012 (http://socialitelife.com/lol-anne-hathaway-spoofs-claire-danes-and-homeland-on-snl-video-11-2012)

What are you watching now instead? Sometimes Homeland does annoy me but it's better than an awful lot of tv on now.

It was good TV but this season was a bit OTT at times, 24 is a good comparison alright.

At a lull now but have been watching Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire (Season 3 was epic) and board favourite Breaking Bad. Going to start into The Killing and have acquired Love/Hate which I haven't seen yet at all.

Awaiting the return of Game of Thrones and Mad Men.

The Wire is still the greatest imho....
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on December 21, 2012, 12:26:25 PM
I'd love to agree Dinny, but I still think the Sopranos shades it. Imho.........
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: clarshack on December 21, 2012, 12:38:04 PM
Season 3 of Boardwalk done and dusted, what an ending.  Arguably the best show on TV at the minute.

yeah, boardwalk is best show around atm. imo it's better than the sopranos.

also thought the walking dead was good this season and ended well for the mid season finale.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on December 21, 2012, 12:54:46 PM
Season 3 of Boardwalk done and dusted, what an ending.  Arguably the best show on TV at the minute.

yeah, boardwalk is best show around atm. imo it's better than the sopranos.

also thought the walking dead was good this season and ended well for the mid season finale.

Boardwalk for me is better than Sopranos.  Its still in its infancy so don't know where it will rank overall.  24 was the best I have watched, with Lost up there too.  Watched Walking Dead and so far it has been very good.  Also watched a pile of shows over the past few years that were decent, some have been kept on some were cancelled.  Watched Journeyman, Flashforward, The Event, Touch, Alcatraz and Falling Skies as well as Sopranos, 24 Lost and Boardwalk Empire.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hardy on December 21, 2012, 02:22:10 PM
Has anyone watched Breaking Bad? Want to get a box set for Christmas and just wondering what to get. That, Sons of Anarchary or Prison Break are on the list at the minute as I havent seen any of them but heard decent reviews.

Breaking Bad is as good a show as you will see.


It's the best TV series ever for me.

Really? Better than the Sopranos? If it comes that highly recommended I'll have to give it a gawk. How many series are there and is it finished?

Definitely. The Sopranos had been my No. 1. I haven't seen 24. I saw most of the first season of The Wire and, while I appreciate the reasons for the great reviews, it just didn't quite hit those highs for me. I've seen the first three episodes of Boardwalk Empire and, though I'll stick with it and am assured it improves, I see nothing so far to put it in the same league as the Sopranos or Breaking Bad. In both cases, one thing missing for me (so far) is characters you can identify and empathise with. Both the Sopranos and Breaking bad are brilliant on that score - they make you care about what happens to some awful low-lifes.

The thing that makes Breaking Bad so good, for me, is the imaginative storyline. The situations they set up are just the most inventive and tension-filled I've seen. The old "edge-of-the-seat" cliché applies big time. A number of episodes had me sitting up straight when they finished and just going "wow!" out loud. The only aspect in which it doesn't measure up to the Sopranos is humour. There is one solid gold comic character - Saul Goodman, brilliantly played by Bob Odenkirk - and he on his own is one of the best characters in any series, but overall there is much less humour in BB than in most good series.

There are five seasons. S5, billed as the final one, is halfway through, the final eight episodes coming out next summer.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on December 21, 2012, 02:32:53 PM
Great synopsis Hardy, I'd agree with everything you said about the Sopranos but I also think the Wire is just as good albeit in it's own way.

 Thanks for the shout about Breaking Bad, I'll definitely give it a view.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on December 21, 2012, 06:08:10 PM
Would also strongly recommend Breaking Bad and I have only seen the first two seasons.

Truth be told as I have posted here before The Killing is way too long and not as good as touted. Could have dropped 8 episodes easily without any major troubles imvho.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: trileacman on December 21, 2012, 06:23:08 PM
Wouldn't be as avid a tv man as most on here but I always the first season of prison break up there with anything I've seen. It went to complete shit an episode into the 2nd series but for those first season episodes it was fantastic.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on December 21, 2012, 07:36:36 PM
I don't know how much humour you can have with a main character who has cancer and is likely to die, has decided to cook meth to provide for his family and then finds that act has destroyed his family.

Jesse has always been a quasi-comic character anyways and it's the quietness of  the show that's always struck me. It never feels the need to fill the spaces in-between with words and relies on the actors to convey the emotions, something that is far rarer than it sounds.

I think Saul is excellent too but if anything he's probably too much of a characture.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: thewobbler on December 21, 2012, 09:01:23 PM
I think I've said it on before, but series 4 of Breaking Bad is the greatest thing on TV ever. If series 5 holds together it might topple The Wire as my favourite show of all.

The ironic thing about BB is I truly despise most of the main characters. Walt and Skylar are horrible, Hank and Marie are irritating. Jesse is mostly a p***k. But the supporting cast, from Jesse's two mates to Saul, Gus and Mike, to the weird Mexican twins, to Gomez, to the lunatic dealers from S1, are utterly brilliant.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on December 22, 2012, 12:59:37 AM
Sort of similar finales to the recent series of The Killing and Homeland. Wasn't dying about either really. The ending in the The Killing didn't really sit very well with the rest of the show, in my mind anyway. While the ending in Homeland was typically ridiculous. A pity it's The Killing and not Homeland that's calling it quits. Must get onto Breaking Bad next.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 22, 2012, 02:18:07 PM
There are some lads here that watch a lot of TV, I'd say during the week I'd watch one or two shows regularly, A film if there is a decent one on and the X factor shows as the wife loves them, though starting to wane now. TV is mainly watched by the kids till about 9 then I'd get an hour or so then bed.

How many hours a week would most spend watching TV?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 22, 2012, 03:01:56 PM
There are some lads here that watch a lot of TV, I'd say during the week I'd watch one or two shows regularly, A film if there is a decent one on and the X factor shows as the wife loves them, though starting to wane now. TV is mainly watched by the kids till about 9 then I'd get an hour or so then bed.

How many hours a week would most spend watching TV?
A couple of hours a day during the week - generally 9.30pm til 11.30pm. More at the weekend.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: fitzroyalty on December 22, 2012, 03:02:55 PM
Does anyone else think peep show is brilliant?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on December 22, 2012, 03:06:12 PM
Does anyone else think peep show is brilliant?
Yep, the wedding episode is genius.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on December 23, 2012, 11:23:14 PM
alrite dudes, breaking bad, youve sold it to me! one question, is it appropriate as an xmas pressie for the missus, or would that be stretching it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on December 24, 2012, 09:19:11 AM
hmon toerags i gotta go chrimbo shoppin :-)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on December 24, 2012, 09:40:47 AM
In a word, No.

Unless you are one of these guys who buys gifts for others but really want it for yourself.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on December 24, 2012, 10:26:20 AM
lol. do you know me?! nah not usually my form, thought i could sneak such a pressie in just the once. didnt read like it would be her cup of tea. may just buy it for meself so, ta
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gerrykeegan on December 24, 2012, 11:01:56 AM
The first couple of episodes are very violent blood everywhere, my misses wasnt overly impressed, but once we got past that bit she really enjoys it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hardy on December 24, 2012, 11:43:17 AM
Unfortunately, I couldn't get mine past the second episode. I think she's still a little worried that I think it's the greatest series ever. Yesterday I couldn't find the hatchet.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on December 26, 2012, 02:39:12 PM
Has anyone watched Breaking Bad? Want to get a box set for Christmas and just wondering what to get. That, Sons of Anarchary or Prison Break are on the list at the minute as I havent seen any of them but heard decent reviews.

Breaking Bad is as good a show as you will see.


It's the best TV series ever for me.

Really? Better than the Sopranos? If it comes that highly recommended I'll have to give it a gawk. How many series are there and is it finished?

Definitely. The Sopranos had been my No. 1. I haven't seen 24. I saw most of the first season of The Wire and, while I appreciate the reasons for the great reviews, it just didn't quite hit those highs for me. I've seen the first three episodes of Boardwalk Empire and, though I'll stick with it and am assured it improves, I see nothing so far to put it in the same league as the Sopranos or Breaking Bad. In both cases, one thing missing for me (so far) is characters you can identify and empathise with. Both the Sopranos and Breaking bad are brilliant on that score - they make you care about what happens to some awful low-lifes.

The thing that makes Breaking Bad so good, for me, is the imaginative storyline. The situations they set up are just the most inventive and tension-filled I've seen. The old "edge-of-the-seat" cliché applies big time. A number of episodes had me sitting up straight when they finished and just going "wow!" out loud. The only aspect in which it doesn't measure up to the Sopranos is humour. There is one solid gold comic character - Saul Goodman, brilliantly played by Bob Odenkirk - and he on his own is one of the best characters in any series, but overall there is much less humour in BB than in most good series.

There are five seasons. S5, billed as the final one, is halfway through, the final eight episodes coming out next summer.

Force yourself to watch the first two and a half series of the wire. You will be hooked by then with the finest two series of television still to come. You will find yourself going back over the first season again on completion to get a fresh perspective on it.

24 is a poor man's Homeland, chewing gum for the eyes.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ONeill on December 27, 2012, 10:44:15 PM
The first couple of episodes are very violent blood everywhere, my misses wasnt overly impressed, but once we got past that bit she really enjoys it.

The wife was the opposite - she loved it as much as I did.

I think it's the only series I've ever stuck with. I'd disagree about the lack of humour. I found some of the surreal scenarios Walt and Jesse found themselves in fairly funny. Smirkingly funny.

I'm still rooting for Walt.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: screenexile on January 07, 2013, 11:08:04 PM
I think the Family Guy writers read this thread!

http://www.joe.ie/entertainment/television/video-family-guy-sketch-nails-what-everyone-is-thinking-about-breaking-bad-and-the-wire-0032423-1
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on January 08, 2013, 03:46:02 PM
S1E1 of Sleeper Cell is starting on CBS Action tonight, any good, anyone recommend or not?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: johnneycool on January 08, 2013, 04:02:07 PM
Corrie is getting a bit spicey at the mo lads, Tyrone would be having a bit of a thing with Fizz if his current chick (better looking, but nuts) would stop battering the bejaysus out of him, Kev Websters lezza daughter was having a lick and cuddle with her physio, kev non too pleased, but he can hardly talk as he had  a run at the same daughters shrink, but got knocked back.

Also Nick Tinsley (the third) has had a rattle at Davids chick after getting jilted at the alter by the one with the turn in her eye, who's been suckered in by Peter 'bad boy' Barlow who arrived back with Carla on tow, Carla had a bit of a fight with the one with the turn in her eye and had pissed back off stateside but arrived back unexpectedly and nearly caught Pete out.

And even Gail is getting a bit moist with that suave Nigel Havers lad who's already banged her ma, the rentaghost one and took off with her money.

It's all happening down Weatherfield way.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on January 08, 2013, 04:08:55 PM
Saw "Celebrity " Come Dine with Me last night...... 1st episode. Only recognized 2 of the "celebrities" Rosanna Davison and the actor Joe Rooney.......... Fr Damo in Father Ted (whom none of the other "celebrities" knew.) As for the other 3 hadn't a breeze.
Easy watching and the part which they played charades after dinner was hilarious. Expect to see it on youtube shortly.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: 5 Sams on January 08, 2013, 04:34:10 PM
Corrie is getting a bit spicey at the mo lads, Tyrone would be having a bit of a thing with Fizz if his current chick (better looking, but nuts) would stop battering the bejaysus out of him, Kev Websters lezza daughter was having a lick and cuddle with her physio, kev non too pleased, but he can hardly talk as he had  a run at the same daughters shrink, but got knocked back.

Also Nick Tinsley (the third) has had a rattle at Davids chick after getting jilted at the alter by the one with the turn in her eye, who's been suckered in by Peter 'bad boy' Barlow who arrived back with Carla on tow, Carla had a bit of a fight with the one with the turn in her eye and had pissed back off stateside but arrived back unexpectedly and nearly caught Pete out.

And even Gail is getting a bit moist with that suave Nigel Havers lad who's already banged her ma, the rentaghost one and took off with her money.

It's all happening down Weatherfield way.

 ;D ;D ;D Excelleny stuff Johnny....It would nearly make me watch it again. Is thon yoke Rosie Webster still in it??
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: johnneycool on January 09, 2013, 10:58:42 AM
Corrie is getting a bit spicey at the mo lads, Tyrone would be having a bit of a thing with Fizz if his current chick (better looking, but nuts) would stop battering the bejaysus out of him, Kev Websters lezza daughter was having a lick and cuddle with her physio, kev non too pleased, but he can hardly talk as he had  a run at the same daughters shrink, but got knocked back.

Also Nick Tinsley (the third) has had a rattle at Davids chick after getting jilted at the alter by the one with the turn in her eye, who's been suckered in by Peter 'bad boy' Barlow who arrived back with Carla on tow, Carla had a bit of a fight with the one with the turn in her eye and had pissed back off stateside but arrived back unexpectedly and nearly caught Pete out.

And even Gail is getting a bit moist with that suave Nigel Havers lad who's already banged her ma, the rentaghost one and took off with her money.

It's all happening down Weatherfield way.

 ;D ;D ;D Excelleny stuff Johnny....It would nearly make me watch it again. Is thon yoke Rosie Webster still in it??

Nah Rosie went down to London to pursue a modelling or TV career, not sure which. Se left behind the dumb lad, jason Grimshaw who's now tipping into the Rovers owner who used to be in East enders, Cyndy AKA Stella.

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: BennyHarp on January 09, 2013, 09:39:28 PM
On the advice of a few people on here, I've just finished the first series of Breaking Bad. Great stuff altogether! Already ordered series 2 and 3.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on January 10, 2013, 08:23:06 PM
Anyone watch Carnivale? I missed the first episode and was wondering if it's worth catching up.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Minder on January 10, 2013, 08:58:54 PM
On the advice of a few people on here, I've just finished the first series of Breaking Bad. Great stuff altogether! Already ordered series 2 and 3.

Sign up for Netflix, if it suits, series 1-5 on it, they do a free 30 day trial. You could fly though it all in a month.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on January 10, 2013, 09:06:20 PM
Just started watching Oz, old HBO series...anyone seen it? Worth sticking with?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 10, 2013, 09:41:30 PM
Just started watching Oz, old HBO series...anyone seen it? Worth sticking with?
Definitely worth it some scenes hard to stomach though
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 10, 2013, 09:42:38 PM
On the advice of a few people on here, I've just finished the first series of Breaking Bad. Great stuff altogether! Already ordered series 2 and 3.

Sign up for Netflix, if it suits, series 1-5 on it, they do a free 30 day trial. You could fly though it all in a month.
If he had nothing else to do like you.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on January 10, 2013, 09:43:06 PM
Just started watching Oz, old HBO series...anyone seen it? Worth sticking with?
Definitely worth it some scenes hard to stomach though
Sound, on episode 2...can see how that might happen already...
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: BennyHarp on January 10, 2013, 11:05:19 PM
On the advice of a few people on here, I've just finished the first series of Breaking Bad. Great stuff altogether! Already ordered series 2 and 3.

Sign up for Netflix, if it suits, series 1-5 on it, they do a free 30 day trial. You could fly though it all in a month.

Ah, I'm a bit old fashioned, DVDs do the job. Cheers anyway.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on January 14, 2013, 10:54:12 PM
The 1st part of the superb adaptation of the Spies of Warsaw is being repeated tonight on BBC4  11.45pm.
It's a 2 part spy drama, with the 2nd part out on Wednesday evening.

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1 (http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 14, 2013, 11:02:14 PM
The 1st part of the superb adaptation of the Spies of Warsaw is being repeated tonight on BBC4  11.45pm.
It's a 2 part spy drama, with the 2nd part out on Wednesday evening.

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1 (http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1)
Sky+ her. Thanks for the tip  ;)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 15, 2013, 09:03:23 AM
The 1st part of the superb adaptation of the Spies of Warsaw is being repeated tonight on BBC4  11.45pm.
It's a 2 part spy drama, with the 2nd part out on Wednesday evening.

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1 (http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1)
  Ah crap, I've missed it twice now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nifan on January 15, 2013, 09:34:08 AM
The 1st part of the superb adaptation of the Spies of Warsaw is being repeated tonight on BBC4  11.45pm.
It's a 2 part spy drama, with the 2nd part out on Wednesday evening.

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1 (http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1)

Meant to catch it, but saw a few underwhelming reviews and it slipped my mind.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on January 15, 2013, 02:21:24 PM
The 1st part of the superb adaptation of the Spies of Warsaw is being repeated tonight on BBC4  11.45pm.
It's a 2 part spy drama, with the 2nd part out on Wednesday evening.

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1 (http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1)

Meant to catch it, but saw a few underwhelming reviews and it slipped my mind.
Well, maybe 'superb adaptation' is over egging it, but definitely in the upper echelons of the usual BBC/ITV produced fare. They could have stretched it into 3 or 4 x 90 min. It's different and I can see where it wouldn't appeal to everybodys' taste but having had a read of some of the reviews, I'm left somewhat bemused by some of the gripes.
I don't mind the minimalism or the deliberate stereotyping, eg the nazi agents. Tennant has the centre,  much of it all falls on him to carry it off and the tension is there, just understated.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on January 15, 2013, 02:32:16 PM
Saw the 1st episode of Season 2 of Sherlock last night. Very good. First time seeing the series and definitely impressed.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Billys Boots on January 15, 2013, 02:35:23 PM
Been watching 'The Hour' in the last week or so - recently finished its second series on BBC.  It's set in the BBC during the cold war, on the set of a new 'modern' current affairs type programme.  Nicely paced, decent characterisation and a good spy-thriller storyline, with a real historical backdrop (Nasser in Suez and the Hungarian Uprising).  Only half-way through the first series at present but would recommend it (to the usual suspects).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hour_%28BBC_TV_series%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hour_%28BBC_TV_series%29)
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hound on January 15, 2013, 02:35:39 PM
Saw the 1st episode of Season 2 of Sherlock last night. Very good. First time seeing the series and definitely impressed.
Was that on telly?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on January 15, 2013, 02:38:34 PM
Saw the 1st episode of Season 2 of Sherlock last night. Very good. First time seeing the series and definitely impressed.
Was that on telly?

Had it UPC+ed Hound. Think the 2nd series is nearly over already on RTE2.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on January 15, 2013, 04:34:32 PM
Forgot to mention the celebrity diving reality show which I saw week before last. Final is next week I think. You can shove your other come dancing, dining,pet pampering etc etc. It was brilliant and only chanced on it while channel hopping.
One of them dived from the 10 meter board head first and took alot of guts on all their parts to dive. No hiding places for them and no faux "dramas" or "crisises".
Honestly surprised it is allowed as imvho it is fierce dangerous if the dive goes wrong.

Riveting viewing . Anyone else watch it ?
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Post by: tbrick18 on January 15, 2013, 04:45:48 PM
Forgot to mention the celebrity diving reality show which I saw week before last. Final is next week I think. You can shove your other come dancing, dining,pet pampering etc etc. It was brilliant and only chanced on it while channel hopping.
One of them dived from the 10 meter board head first and took alot of guts on all their parts to dive. No hiding places for them and no faux "dramas" or "crisises".
Honestly surprised it is allowed as imvho it is fierce dangerous if the dive goes wrong.

Riveting viewing . Anyone else watch it ?

Saw a bit of it one night, though it was the biggest pile of pish I'd seen in a while.
Each to their own I suppose.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on January 15, 2013, 04:53:23 PM
Looking forward to a new show starting soon with Kevin Bacon in the lead.
The Following. It's about serial killers. I always fancied myself as a serial killer,think I might have been one in a past life.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071645/
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on January 15, 2013, 05:23:45 PM
Looking forward to a new show starting soon with Kevin Bacon in the lead.
The Following. It's about serial killers. I always fancied myself as a serial killer,think I might have been one in a past life.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071645/

Been waiting for it myself, 22nd is when its to start here.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on January 15, 2013, 07:20:03 PM
I read that Dexter Season 8 has been moved forward to 30th June. Only started season 6 yesterday so I better get a move on if I want to be ready to go.

In terms of shows back or starting this quarter I'm looking forward to getting to Girls (yes, it is good), Ripper Street, The Following, The Walking Dead, Mad Men (still have to finish off season 5) and the big one, Game of Thrones. The wilds of Ulster have never appeared seemed so poetic since Patrick Kavanagh fecked off to Dublin.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: thewobbler on January 15, 2013, 07:35:21 PM
Walking Dead series 3 is immense. Still some shocking  dialogue but the tension, pacing and unpredictability are brilliant.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: AFS on January 15, 2013, 08:42:19 PM
Forgot to mention the celebrity diving reality show which I saw week before last. Final is next week I think. You can shove your other come dancing, dining,pet pampering etc etc. It was brilliant and only chanced on it while channel hopping.
One of them dived from the 10 meter board head first and took alot of guts on all their parts to dive. No hiding places for them and no faux "dramas" or "crisises".
Honestly surprised it is allowed as imvho it is fierce dangerous if the dive goes wrong.

Riveting viewing . Anyone else watch it ?

Is this a pisstake?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: NAG1 on January 16, 2013, 09:34:30 AM
Walking Dead series 3 is immense. Still some shocking  dialogue but the tension, pacing and unpredictability are brilliant.

I have the series sky +'d only making my way through it now, great show, enjoyed the first two series as well, not a genre I would normally be into but totally gripped.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Canalman on January 16, 2013, 09:50:16 AM
Forgot to mention the celebrity diving reality show which I saw week before last. Final is next week I think. You can shove your other come dancing, dining,pet pampering etc etc. It was brilliant and only chanced on it while channel hopping.
One of them dived from the 10 meter board head first and took alot of guts on all their parts to dive. No hiding places for them and no faux "dramas" or "crisises".
Honestly surprised it is allowed as imvho it is fierce dangerous if the dive goes wrong.

Riveting viewing . Anyone else watch it ?

Is this a pisstake?

No. Worth a watch imo. Easy  to sniff/ harrumph at but I guarantee you that you will be impressed at  the diving from a 10m board........... twice the height of the average two storey house by the way. Headfirst and all after a few tumbles/twirls (not the chocolate variety)
Something I never could do.

Anyway suppose it's just me that enjoyed it.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Bingo on January 16, 2013, 10:05:27 AM
Walking Dead series 3 is immense. Still some shocking  dialogue but the tension, pacing and unpredictability are brilliant.

I have the series sky +'d only making my way through it now, great show, enjoyed the first two series as well, not a genre I would normally be into but totally gripped.

I love Walking Dead, great show and it doesn't hold back.

Was reading that the showrunner, Mazzara, is to be replaced after season 3 due to creative differences with the network. Not sure what these where but he came in midseason during season 2 when the pace was very slow and it was dragging. Since his arrival, the show has ramped up and has been brillant again. I wonder will his departure slow things down, although it is likely they will promote someone from the current production team to take his position.

I'd hate to think that the network wanted to slow pace down to extend the life of the show ala Lost.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: johnneycool on January 16, 2013, 10:13:47 AM
Forgot to mention the celebrity diving reality show which I saw week before last. Final is next week I think. You can shove your other come dancing, dining,pet pampering etc etc. It was brilliant and only chanced on it while channel hopping.
One of them dived from the 10 meter board head first and took alot of guts on all their parts to dive. No hiding places for them and no faux "dramas" or "crisises".
Honestly surprised it is allowed as imvho it is fierce dangerous if the dive goes wrong.

Riveting viewing . Anyone else watch it ?

Is this a pisstake?

No. Worth a watch imo. Easy  to sniff/ harrumph at but I guarantee you that you will be impressed at  the diving from a 10m board........... twice the height of the average two storey house by the way. Headfirst and all after a few tumbles/twirls (not the chocolate variety)
Something I never could do.

Anyway suppose it's just me that enjoyed it.

Caught a bit the other night with the Charlotte Jackson off Sky sports news loosing her bikini bottoms when doing some dives and they had to get her a different costume.

I wonder if the dirty old editor has footage of the underwater camera stashed away somewhere.

Pretty shít otherwise
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: nrico2006 on January 16, 2013, 11:11:26 AM
Looking forward to Falling Skies, Wlaking Dead, Person of Interest and Touch coming back on.  Boardwalk is probably a long way off. 
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Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 16, 2013, 11:15:34 AM
Looking forward to Falling Skies, Wlaking Dead, Person of Interest and Touch coming back on.  Boardwalk is probably a long way off.
Got the first series on ebay before christmas, well worth getting into
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Hound on January 16, 2013, 12:50:39 PM
Saw the 1st episode of Season 2 of Sherlock last night. Very good. First time seeing the series and definitely impressed.
Was that on telly?

Had it UPC+ed Hound. Think the 2nd series is nearly over already on RTE2.
Ah, having seen the first 6 epsiodes I thought it was only series 1, but its just 3 episodes per series, so I have seen series 2.

Have you watched Elementary? Quite similar to Sherlock, apart from he's working cases in NYC and Dr Watson is Lucy Liu. I've watched the first 3 or 4 episodes, and while its perhaps not quite as good as Sherlock, its entertaining all the same.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 16, 2013, 01:51:38 PM
Saw the 1st episode of Season 2 of Sherlock last night. Very good. First time seeing the series and definitely impressed.
Was that on telly?

Had it UPC+ed Hound. Think the 2nd series is nearly over already on RTE2.
Ah, having seen the first 6 epsiodes I thought it was only series 1, but its just 3 episodes per series, so I have seen series 2.

Have you watched Elementary? Quite similar to Sherlock, apart from he's working cases in NYC and Dr Watson is Lucy Liu. I've watched the first 3 or 4 episodes, and while its perhaps not quite as good as Sherlock, its entertaining all the same.
Lucy Liu is Dr. Watson. This is how tv works  :D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: muppet on January 16, 2013, 03:47:47 PM
On the recommendation of those here, myself and herself have started watching Breaking Bad.

Awesome show.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: gerrykeegan on January 16, 2013, 05:50:54 PM
It gets better and better and better
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ballinaman on January 16, 2013, 06:23:17 PM
On the recommendation of those here, myself and herself have started watching Breaking Bad.

Awesome show.
Posted a few pages back but still worth a laugh......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIom3LSbB0I
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Main Street on January 16, 2013, 07:07:46 PM
BB is good for 3 seasons, the original premise flies through absurdity after absurdity. It flattens out on the 4th, barely saved by a wtf ending. In the 5th season there is nothing substantial left, except a mess of family drama soap which was always the weakest component in BB.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on January 16, 2013, 09:13:19 PM
The 1st part of the superb adaptation of the Spies of Warsaw is being repeated tonight on BBC4  11.45pm.
It's a 2 part spy drama, with the 2nd part out on Wednesday evening.

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1 (http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/tmd5h/spies-of-warsaw--episode-1)

Meant to catch it, but saw a few underwhelming reviews and it slipped my mind.
Well, maybe 'superb adaptation' is over egging it, but definitely in the upper echelons of the usual BBC/ITV produced fare. They could have stretched it into 3 or 4 x 90 min. It's different and I can see where it wouldn't appeal to everybodys' taste but having had a read of some of the reviews, I'm left somewhat bemused by some of the gripes.
I don't mind the minimalism or the deliberate stereotyping, eg the nazi agents. Tennant has the centre,  much of it all falls on him to carry it off and the tension is there, just understated.

Thanks for the tip, I watched the first part last night and was very impressed. It took a while to get into it and I think a reason for that is that the makers have tried their best to catch the atmosphere and morality of the period (succeeded for me), and times have changed so much since then that it takes quite an effort to get used to the slower pace and simpler lifestyle of the thirties. I like having a simple straightforward heroes and villains story, and the Nazis are the best (easiest) villains of the lot. Looking forward to tonight's conclusion.

Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: ziggy90 on January 17, 2013, 10:36:23 PM
Stirring tale of derring-do, thoroughly enjoyable. Must get hold of the book now.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: thewobbler on January 18, 2013, 07:59:49 AM
BB is good for 3 seasons, the original premise flies through absurdity after absurdity. It flattens out on the 4th, barely saved by a wtf ending. In the 5th season there is nothing substantial left, except a mess of family drama soap which was always the weakest component in BB.
This is probably the first negative review I've ever read of series 4 - which for my money is  maybe the greatest season of anything, ever. I'd agree that S5 is a bit flatter, but it has to be - they created so many loose ends in S4, that they had to spend a few episodes tying it all back together. Still, the episode with the train was worth watching S5 for by itself.

Each to their own I suppose.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Rois on January 22, 2013, 11:32:07 PM
Anyone see Kevin Bacon's The Following on tonight? Wasn't entirely enjoying it at the start (I'm a fan of Criminal Minds where the serial killers are caught within the hour) but I'll def tune in next wk. Pretty intriguing.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Celt_Man on January 22, 2013, 11:50:08 PM
Anyone see Kevin Bacon's The Following on tonight? Wasn't entirely enjoying it at the start (I'm a fan of Criminal Minds where the serial killers are caught within the hour) but I'll def tune in next wk. Pretty intriguing.

Have it Sky +'ed - I'll let it build up before attacking it....

I've just finished The Borgias Season 2 over the weekend - absolutely top class! Great ending to it and Season 3 can't come quick enough
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 23, 2013, 08:27:47 AM
Anyone see Kevin Bacon's The Following on tonight? Wasn't entirely enjoying it at the start (I'm a fan of Criminal Minds where the serial killers are caught within the hour) but I'll def tune in next wk. Pretty intriguing.
Liked it but found it unnecessarily gory for tv. I don't mind a bit of gore but had a niggle that it was possibly going out of its way to be conrroversial.

There was a show called Revolution advertised during The Following. Anyone seen it?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: the Deel Rover on January 23, 2013, 02:28:51 PM
Anyone see Kevin Bacon's The Following on tonight? Wasn't entirely enjoying it at the start (I'm a fan of Criminal Minds where the serial killers are caught within the hour) but I'll def tune in next wk. Pretty intriguing.

Yes saw it last night Rois. I enjoyed it. I made sure all the doors were locked before heading to bed  :D
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: BennyHarp on January 23, 2013, 11:00:33 PM
Just finished season 4 of Breaking Bad and I must say it is one of the best I've seen. Definitely up there with  The Wire (and I don't say that lightly) in its development of character stories and intense plot line. The episode where Gus takes Jesse and Mike to Mexico to confront the cartel was just superb!
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Syferus on January 24, 2013, 12:34:54 AM
Anyone see Kevin Bacon's The Following on tonight? Wasn't entirely enjoying it at the start (I'm a fan of Criminal Minds where the serial killers are caught within the hour) but I'll def tune in next wk. Pretty intriguing.
Liked it but found it unnecessarily gory for tv. I don't mind a bit of gore but had a niggle that it was possibly going out of its way to be conrroversial.

There was a show called Revolution advertised during The Following. Anyone seen it?

How are you supposed to not be very gory when a killer is echoing Edgar Allan Poe poetry? It was hardly gore for gore's sake, it enhanced the story that was being told.

Nothing beyond what you'd see in Dexter, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones or any number of US or UK shows. It's when a show about serial killers gets sketchy about gore that my alarm bells start ringing.

If you're signing up for the premise you're signing up for some brutal deaths.

On the show itself, I found it very enjoyable and well put together. It's obviously a far-fetched concept but it's one with room for plenty of fun. Having Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy as the leads really is what makes the show, both fine actors and in Purefoy's case hugely under-rated. He was great as Mark Anthony in the Rome HBO/BBC series.

As long as they keep the focus on those two this show can get at least season or two of good material out of the concept, which is more than you can say for most network shows.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laceer on January 25, 2013, 10:45:05 AM
Started watching Love/Hate last weekend. Gripping show. Only have 3 epsiodes left to watch. Couldn't believe the amount of sex, drugs and violence for a show made in Ireland. Was there much of a fuss made when it was shown at home?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: the Deel Rover on January 25, 2013, 12:28:27 PM
Started watching Love/Hate last weekend. Gripping show. Only have 3 epsiodes left to watch. Couldn't believe the amount of sex, drugs and violence for a show made in Ireland. Was there much of a fuss made when it was shown at home?

I have only seen series 3 Laceer but thought it was brilliant . As regards a fuss about the sex drugs and violence there was none really with people saying that it's typical of what's going on in Ireland at the moment.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: fitzroyalty on January 27, 2013, 07:33:24 PM
What's this Suits like? Might give it a watch if someone can post a link for streaming?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: laoislad on January 27, 2013, 08:19:36 PM
Anyone see Kevin Bacon's The Following on tonight? Wasn't entirely enjoying it at the start (I'm a fan of Criminal Minds where the serial killers are caught within the hour) but I'll def tune in next wk. Pretty intriguing.

Yes saw it last night Rois. I enjoyed it. I made sure all the doors were locked before heading to bed  :D
Just watched the first episode. Thought it was very good and something I will keep watching.
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 27, 2013, 09:11:30 PM
Anyone see Kevin Bacon's The Following on tonight? Wasn't entirely enjoying it at the start (I'm a fan of Criminal Minds where the serial killers are caught within the hour) but I'll def tune in next wk. Pretty intriguing.

Yes saw it last night Rois. I enjoyed it. I made sure all the doors were locked before heading to bed  :D
Just watched the first episode. Thought it was very good and something I will keep watching.
How was Belfast?
Title: Re: TV Show recommendations
Post by: Rois on January 27, 2013, 09:21:35 PM
What's this Suits like? Might give it a watch if someone can post a link for streaming?

Aw Suits is class, I really enjoy it and glad Season 2 is back. Sorry, no streaming links.  Not exactly for the high brow tv snob though...
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