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    for what it's worth, this critic and I think very much along the same lines (although I quickly gave up on his No. 1):

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 14VFUV.DTL

    he makes a compelling enough case that I may have to go the iStore route to download episods of Weed and Dexter, neither of which are part of my cable package.

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    There is more that this guy loves than I have time to watch but I do try to sample what he pushes - he is often correct. We just got done watching the last year of the Wire. Goodman rates this as the best TV show of all time - I think that is over doing it. Of the stuff of the last ten years I'd go with The Sopranos.

    I am working on season two of Mad Men. I do not love it as much as Goodman, but it is not bad and the wife loves it.

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    • #3
      I highly recommend True Blood on HBO; I got addicted to it on Sunday evenings.

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      • #4
        I don't know what this reveals about my TV viewing habits but I have only seen four of those shows and only two of the four more than once. :?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lonewolf
          I don't know what this reveals about my TV viewing habits but I have only seen four of those shows and only two of the four more than once. :?
          Me too - I've seen three on that list. Plus The Tudors on DVD and the original "Life On Mars" on BBC America (never watch US versions of Brit shows as they usually ruin them). Top Gear is a must see every week...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lonewolf
            I don't know what this reveals about my TV viewing habits but I have only seen four of those shows and only two of the four more than once. :?
            We should hang out. I have only seen four of those shows, and only one of them more than once.

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            • #7
              Of the ones listed we watch:

              Mad Men
              The Wire
              Lost
              South Park
              The Tudors
              The Daily Show / Colbert Report

              We just rented Dexter Season 1 Disc 1 to give that a try. Am also tempted by Generation Kill.

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              • #8
                I give almost everything a chance, but only stuck with 2 of those:

                7. 30 Rock
                21. The Daily Show

                On the other hand, shows I would never miss (well, at least on DVR – I don’t do much ‘Live TV’ on more – too many ads):

                Two and a Half Men
                Big Bang Theory
                24
                Smallville
                House
                The Mentalist
                Rescue Me (back when?)
                Scrubs (new network?)
                Sarah Connor Chronicles

                My wife also made me watch So You Think You Can Dance and I got addicted!

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                • #9
                  The only shows I watch with regularity:

                  Chuck
                  Amazing Race
                  Survivor (the last couple seasons)
                  real estate shows (such as House Hunters) on HGTV
                  SYTYCD/DWTS (dancing shows)

                  throw in EPL action on Fox Soccer Channel, and other soccer/rugby on Setanta, and that's about it

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bad hammy
                    Of the ones listed we watch:

                    Mad Men
                    The Wire
                    Lost
                    South Park
                    The Tudors
                    The Daily Show / Colbert Report

                    We just rented Dexter Season 1 Disc 1 to give that a try. Am also tempted by Generation Kill.
                    I saw first 3 or 4 episodes of Generation Kill, then my DVR dropped it without my noticing until it was too late. And you can't buy individual episodes, only the whole thing. It's fabulous (once you get used to the Altman-like nonstop reality of background noise/chatter).

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                    • #11
                      Hated with a passion to see Boston Legal go down this month. Can't wait for Nip/Tuck to return in a couple of weeks.
                      There are no strings on me

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                      • #12
                        How can you miss "The Closer", "Boston Legal" and "Dr. G. Medical Examiner"?

                        Law and Order is still good as is American Chopper.

                        Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction is very watchable if you are a car nut.

                        Judge Judy beats up the dummies beautifully.

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                        • #13
                          I watch ony 3 of the 15 available on my package.
                          I did turn into a few Dexters when it was presented on ``regular`` TV.
                          Shield,Burn,Mars.
                          L&O family and Mars films A LOT in my area.
                          Tom Hyland:
                          "squack and wineturtle get it"

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                          • #14
                            OK, tried Dexter yesterday, ended up sitting through three episodes. What a great (sick) bit of work.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gh
                              OK, tried Dexter yesterday, ended up sitting through three episodes. What a great (sick) bit of work.
                              We watched the first two episodes the other night - I am not yet convinced.

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