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#1  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 01, 2010 11:24 pm

I don't mean right now, but at this very moment I'm watching the brilliant QI. Stephen Fry is God.

I'll admit, I'm a Lost-phile. I got bored of it during the second season but recently caught up online. I'm glad this is the last season though, and hope they answer all the questions they've posed.

I'm also seriously enjoying Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel. I think following up an action-packed space opera with a family drama was amazingly brave. I'm loving the battle between the mainstream polytheism and the terrorist's monotheism faiths. I hope the series lasts for a few years, and we get to see development of the young Bill Adama.
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#2  Postby Weaver » Mar 01, 2010 11:40 pm

My current faves:
Two and a Half Men.
House.
Bones (although less than in the past).

That's about it for network series. Of course, lots of stuff on PBS (Nova, various workshop shows, Frontline, etc) and the History/History International/Science Channels.
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#3  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 01, 2010 11:44 pm

I caught my first episode of Two and A Half Men a few weeks ago, and enjoyed it. I'm not a huge fan of american comedy (I think we Brits do it better whilst America undoubtedly does drama the best) but I do like the Sheen family.
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#4  Postby debunk » Mar 01, 2010 11:57 pm

I'm currently in the process of watching the entire X files series (I might skip the last season, not sure yet) :)

Some shows I really enjoy are Venture Bros and Metalocalypse (wish they'd start airing the new episodes, grrrr), and from time to time I watch some Invader Zim, Futurama, Duckman, Frisky Dingo, Harvey Birdman. Big Adult Swim fan, as you might notice ;)
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#5  Postby Julia » Mar 01, 2010 11:57 pm

I regularly watch (tivo'd) The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, Madmen, and the Rachel Maddow Show. Also the occasional BBC show like Sherlock Holmes, Masterpiece Theater. Also some PBS shows like Nature and Nova. That's pretty much it except for movies. If I can catch old episodes of AbFab, I watch them too.
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#6  Postby Wiðercora » Mar 02, 2010 12:03 am

I'm currently watching C4's The Bible: A History, but to say that I'm enjoying it would be a bit of a push.
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#7  Postby mmmcheezy » Mar 02, 2010 12:06 am

Most of my favorite shows are off-season ATM. But I am watching The Sarah Silverman Program [I confess to having a bit of a crush on her] and Celebrity Rehab presently. I'm also a big fan of competitive cooking shows. Chopped is one of my favorites on the Food Network.
Weeds should be starting back up again soonish. I actually watch a lot of the programming on Showtime. Dexter, Californication...
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Hummm, what else do I watch? The Countdown and Rachel Maddow, every weekday. I watched a clip of Maddow on RDF once, and my husband was watching over my shoulder and we started watching her show that night. He is especially a big fan.

Sometimes I watch really boring stuff. Our cable has a channel where they broadcast board meetings for the local school districts, and I'll watch those to see what they're doing to screw up education next. And I'll watch village hall meetings, because our village president is a loony.
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#8  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 02, 2010 12:17 am

debunk wrote:I'm currently in the process of watching the entire X files series (I might skip the last season, not sure yet) :)


Ahh! I have series 1-7 on DVD. I lost interest after Mulder left.

Julia wrote:I regularly watch (tivo'd) The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, Madmen, and the Rachel Maddow Show.


Oops, I forgot to mention the Daily Show. We don't get the Colbert Report or Real Time over here, but if we did I'd watch them too. And I can't wait for the new series of Madmen.

Wiðercora wrote:I'm currently watching C4's The Bible: A History, but to say that I'm enjoying it would be a bit of a push.


I wanted to catch the one with Stephen Fry in it...but just ended up watching his clip on youtube.

mmmcheezy wrote:Most of my favorite shows are off-season ATM. But I am watching The Sarah Silverman Program [I confess to having a bit of a crush on her] and Celebrity Rehab presently. I'm also a big fan of competitive cooking shows. Chopped is one of my favorites on the Food Network.
Weeds should be starting back up again soonish. I actually watch a lot of the programming on Showtime. Dexter, Californication...


I've had a crush on Silverman since she had a guest role Star Trek: Voyager back in the 90s (and thinking about it...she hasn't aged in the slightest!)

I also love Weeds. Have you seen Breaking Bad? Similar but taken up a notch. Dexter and Californication are on my 'to-watch' list.

One day when I can afford it I'm just going to buy all the DVDs for all the programs I want to see but never had a chance.
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#9  Postby Crocodile Gandhi » Mar 02, 2010 12:31 am

I don't watch a lot of television, but I do buy up lots of tv shows on DVD.

I'm currently working my way through Stargate SG -1 (I never watched oit while it was on), NCIS, and Criminal Minds. I'm loving Stargate to bits. I don't want to get up to season nine because I don't think I could watch the show without Colonel O'Neill in it!
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#10  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 02, 2010 12:44 am

Crocodile Gandhi wrote:I don't watch a lot of television, but I do buy up lots of tv shows on DVD.

I'm currently working my way through Stargate SG -1 (I never watched oit while it was on), NCIS, and Criminal Minds. I'm loving Stargate to bits. I don't want to get up to season nine because I don't think I could watch the show without Colonel O'Neill in it!


Totally. I stopped watching it after that. I don't think Stargate: Universe will be on DVD yet....we're still half way through the season on both US & UK TV. But when it is you should give that a go; O'Neill is in a few episodes and Robert Carlyle is fucking brilliant in it as the frustrated, yet genius scientist.
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#11  Postby mmmcheezy » Mar 02, 2010 12:49 am

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One day when I can afford it I'm just going to buy all the DVDs for all the programs I want to see but never had a chance.


Do you have a service similar to netflix over there? It's my favorite thing ever--allowed me to discover all the great shows I never saw before they got canceled!
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#12  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 02, 2010 12:57 am

Is that a streaming/downloading service?

I live in the back-of-beyond and thus have to have satellite internet. This was subsidised by the Scottish government but because of this I didn't get a choice on what package I could get.

So I'm stuck with very fast internet but a ridiculous 4Gb monthly limit. So I can only stream shows occasionally, and then they must be low quality.
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#13  Postby rachelbean » Mar 02, 2010 12:59 am

Currently on the air:
LOST
House
Caprica
RuPaul's Drag Race (what?!)

I also catch Daily Show and Colbert Report whenever I can. I watch whatever is on the Food Network or Discovery if a regular show is not on and I'm bored. Oh yes, or whatever terrible reality show is on VH1...I can't help it!

Waiting to come back:
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Dexter
Californication
True Blood
Top Chef
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#14  Postby mmmcheezy » Mar 02, 2010 1:00 am

MacIver wrote:Is that a streaming/downloading service?

I live in the back-of-beyond and thus have to have satellite internet. This was subsidised by the Scottish government but because of this I didn't get a choice on what package I could get.

So I'm stuck with very fast internet but a ridiculous 4Gb monthly limit. So I can only stream shows occasionally, and then they must be low quality.


netflix does streaming/downloading [or "watch instantly"] but the bulk of the service is DVDs delivered via mail. So as long as you get post [and I suppose as long as netflix is available in your area] you can get the service. You might not get it as quickly as most people [1-2 days], but it's quite affordable and has a pretty great selection.
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#15  Postby Rawnaeris » Mar 02, 2010 1:01 am

I love NCIS. It's about the only show I go out of my way to watch. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Actually the episode that just finished brought a tear to my eye. :oops: :cry: :oops:


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#16  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 02, 2010 1:13 am

mmmcheezy wrote:
MacIver wrote:Is that a streaming/downloading service?

I live in the back-of-beyond and thus have to have satellite internet. This was subsidised by the Scottish government but because of this I didn't get a choice on what package I could get.

So I'm stuck with very fast internet but a ridiculous 4Gb monthly limit. So I can only stream shows occasionally, and then they must be low quality.


netflix does streaming/downloading [or "watch instantly"] but the bulk of the service is DVDs delivered via mail. So as long as you get post [and I suppose as long as netflix is available in your area] you can get the service. You might not get it as quickly as most people [1-2 days], but it's quite affordable and has a pretty great selection.


Ahh, I'm with you now. Yeah, we have a similar service here called Lovefilm. I use to be a member but had to quit when I lost my job. Hopefully be back in the rat-race soon and be able to sign-up once more.

rachelsinatra wrote:Waiting to come back:
Breaking Bad


I didn't know what to think about the last episode of season two to start with, but on my second viewing I realised I was a fantastic episode. I was a big fan of Malcolm in the Middle in my teens so watching Hal mix Meth took a wee bit of getting use to.
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#17  Postby rachelbean » Mar 02, 2010 4:54 am

I forgot Chuck! :naughty2:

rachelsinatra wrote:Currently on the air:
LOST
House
Caprica
RuPaul's Drag Race (what?!)

I also catch Daily Show and Colbert Report whenever I can. I watch whatever is on the Food Network or Discovery if a regular show is not on and I'm bored. Oh yes, or whatever terrible reality show is on VH1...I can't help it!

Waiting to come back:
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Dexter
Californication
True Blood
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#18  Postby Tbickle » Mar 02, 2010 5:04 am

How I Met Your Mother
Big Bang Theory
First 48
Any Football (soccer)
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#19  Postby statichaos » Mar 02, 2010 5:50 am

I hate to admit it, but Glee got me over the past season. Now I'm annoyed by the wait for April, and even more annoyed that I'm annoyed by it.
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#20  Postby mmmcheezy » Mar 02, 2010 6:43 am

statichaos wrote:I hate to admit it, but Glee got me over the past season. Now I'm annoyed by the wait for April, and even more annoyed that I'm annoyed by it.

Same boat over here.
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