Favourite TV Series In The 21st Century

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  1. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Warehouse 13
     
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  2. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Durham
    Mad Men
    Spiral
    The Bridge
    Wallander (Krister Henricksen version)
    The Wire
    Catterick
    The League of Gentlemen (though it premiered in 99)
    Daredevil
    QI
     
  3. Pines Brook

    Pines Brook That sums up Squatter for me

    Location:
    New York, NY
    Breaking Bad
    The Americans
    Twin Peaks The Return
    The Office (UK)
    Mr. Robot
     
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  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Prefer the UK version of The Office, surprised. :edthumbs:
     
  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    11.22.63
     
  6. konut

    konut Prodigious Member. Thank you.

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    Whatcom County, WA
    House
    Fringe
    Sherlock
    Person of Interest
     
  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Seen them all cept Twin Peaks The Return ....any good?
     
  8. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I've never been much of a TV-watcher, but there are a few shows I've stumbled on to and ended up loving. I still haven't seen most of the obvious musts like Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones, but I plan to catch up eventually. The following are some of my favorites so far, but the list could change any day given how little I've seen in the way of quality TV series'.

    It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    Parks & Recreation
    Death Note
    Stranger Things
    Rick and Morty
     
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  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Dont watch any tv ..Netflix..whatever.
    Usually pick up a series posthumously on dvd. By all accounts I’ve read LoST for example was better binge watch viewing.
     
  10. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Steve Jones.
     
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  11. jbmcb

    jbmcb Forum Resident

    Location:
    Troy, MI, USA
    The Office (US)
    Extras (UK)
    Rubicon
    Endeavor
    Hustle (UK)
    Firefly
    Stranger Things
    GLOW
    Mad Men
    The Sopranos (Technically started in 1999, but I think it still counts)

    Honorable mention:
    Heist - Really fun NBC crime show with an Ocean's 11 feel, cancelled after a few episodes
    Vanished - Good conspiracy laden X-Files-vibe kidnapping drama, also cancelled
    24 - Bounced between brilliant and maddening. No, you can't hack a computer through it's power cord.
    Person of Interest - The first few seasons were fantastic, then it went off the rails with competing AIs trying to take over the world
    Dark - Great story, acting and plot, but it could have been structured MUCH better - they use a lot of "cheats" to build mystery and tension
     
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  12. Pines Brook

    Pines Brook That sums up Squatter for me

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    That's the one I definitely can't unreservedly recommend to people. If you saw and loved the original Twin Peaks, then you might like it, but it's far more like other David Lynch films, like Mulholland Drive. So if you are a fan of those kinds of wildly surreal horror works, then give it a shot.

    Twin Peaks The Return got startingly good critical reviews, for something so different and quite literally avant-garde at times, but was somewhat divisive to fans. Definitely some of the most experimental stuff I've ever seen on TV. Whether it's just two minutes of a guy quietly sweeping a floor, or it's a ten minute journey inside a nuclear bomb blast to witness the birth of some extradimensional evil to the tune of Penderecki's Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima...it's definitely a crazy ride. I give them great credit for letting David Lynch essentially direct an 18 hour movie that subverts the fans' expectations practically every step of the way. As with much of his work, it raises more questions than answers, which is not everyone's cup of tea.
     
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  13. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Location:
    America
    Top 5 is easy for me (4 dramas and a comedy):

    Breaking Bad
    The Sopranos (started last century, but most of its run was this century)
    Six Feet Under
    Dexter
    The Office (U.S.)
     
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  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Never seen the org series but liked Fire Walks withMe in the cinema.
     
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  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    First choice.Agree on that bad boy!!!!
     
  16. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    Just based on rewatches it has to be The Office, but there are some others I have fancied, many of them well off the beaten track:
    Fleabag
    Catastrophe
    Love
    You're The Worst
    Episodes
    Better Off Ted
    Outsourced
    The Affair
    Vice Principals
    Divorce
    Crashing
    Future Man
    Casual
     
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  17. team2

    team2 Forum Resident

    Firefly and Breaking Bad definitely top the list followed by:

    Better Call Saul
    Game of Thrones
    Battlestar Galactica
    Luther
    The Office (UK)
     
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  18. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    Better Call Saul (seasons 1-3 ONLY)
    Breaking Bad
     
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  19. pblmow

    pblmow Forum Resident

    Location:
    Fresno.
    Breaking Bad
    The Wire
    Dexter
    The Shield
    Boardwalk Empire
    Fargo
    Rescue Me (2004 - 2011)
     
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  20. GMfan87'

    GMfan87' Forum Resident

    Location:
    CT.
    Faves: Breaking Bad, True Detective season 1, Mad Men
    I'd give The Sheild high marks, The Sopranos , for lighter fare Sex and the City
     
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  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    A lot of folk still rate Breaking Bad. Alright with me.:righton:
     
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  22. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    BCS : what's up with season 4?
     
  23. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

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    virginia
  24. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Preacher
    HAPPY!
    Thrones
    Breaking Bad
    and.........
    Bob's Burgers
     
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  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Should have made this a poll. But Breaking Bad. Second favourite? Game Of Thrones!!!
     
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