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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    I like Game of Thrones, but putting it ahead of Breaking Bad is madness.
    Both are excellent shows, but If you ask 100 different people which is better (survey says!) you'll get plenty of people putting GoT over BB.
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    I'm currently about halfway through the first season of Oz. Fun to see peeps like JK Simmons and Edie Falco before they were stars. Also fun to see some stars clinging to their early-90's cachet (like Jamaican sprinter-turned-bobsleder Darice Bannock). Also, lots of peeps from forthcoming HBO series (Bodie and Burrell, from The Wire, for example). All in all it's a bit disjointed, but you can almost feel the freedom the directors and writers are experiencing with an extended series on premium cable, as they try out a lot of stuff and go down a lot of wormholes that wouldn't fly in movies or on basic cable. It's pretty clear already that this show laid some important groundwork for the Golden Age of Television, even if the show itself probably doesn't crack the pantheon (TBD--lots of episodes to go).
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    I liked Poldark season 1. I’ve stalled midway through season 2. There are some truly ridiculous storylines in season 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I'm currently about halfway through the first season of Oz. Fun to see peeps like JK Simmons and Edie Falco before they were stars. Also fun to see some stars clinging to their early-90's cachet (like Jamaican sprinter-turned-bobsleder Darice Bannock). Also, lots of peeps from forthcoming HBO series (Bodie and Burrell, from The Wire, for example). All in all it's a bit disjointed, but you can almost feel the freedom the directors and writers are experiencing with an extended series on premium cable, as they try out a lot of stuff and go down a lot of wormholes that wouldn't fly in movies or on basic cable. It's pretty clear already that this show laid some important groundwork for the Golden Age of Television, even if the show itself probably doesn't crack the pantheon (TBD--lots of episodes to go).
    You don't know the half of it. Wait until you see Christopher Meloni spread his butt cheeks and you'll finally understand the full extent of that freedom those guys felt.
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    GoT is verboten in my House.

    If we include miniseries, my top 4 are probably:

    1. BB
    2. Band of Brothers
    3. LOST (the shitty ending notwithstanding)
    4. John Adams
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I liked Poldark season 1. I’ve stalled midway through season 2. There are some truly ridiculous storylines in season 2.
    Plow through it and it gets better. George Warleggan is a fun villain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Meh. You could use the term "soap opera" to describe almost all British period dramas.

    The individual episode ratings on IMDB have been consistent at around 8.5-8.9 for seasons 2 & 3. Seems about right.
    SU? IS that you? An "all thinking people agree with me" argument? Lol.

    While you COULD apply the Soap Opera label to most British Costume Dramas, the reason many of them are worth watching is because they rise above it. The first couple of seasons of Downton Abbey, for example, are just excellent TV, but then it begins a slow descent in to more pedestrian melodramatic fare. Poldark is the same, IMO. Poldark was very good to begin, but it all gets to be a bit much as it drags on. We are still watching season three, but only as a sort of filler. It sits on the DVR until we get around to it, as opposed to being something we are waiting for every Sunday night. And I am quite happy not being in the mainstream with the episode reviews on IMDB. Due to my wife's interests I have watched a lot of this stuff (a LOT) over the years and even if you or most don't agree, I know what I like. I am very, very glad, however, that you are enjoying it. Tally ho!
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    I binged watched Breaking Bad for the first time. That's a tough show to binge watch. I was so stressed out the whole final season.

    What a great show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    SU? IS that you? An "all thinking people agree with me" argument? Lol.

    While you COULD apply the Soap Opera label to most British Costume Dramas, the reason many of them are worth watching is because they rise above it. The first couple of seasons of Downton Abbey, for example, are just excellent TV, but then it begins a slow descent in to more pedestrian melodramatic fare. Poldark is the same, IMO. Poldark was very good to begin, but it all gets to be a bit much as it drags on. We are still watching season three, but only as a sort of filler. It sits on the DVR until we get around to it, as opposed to being something we are waiting for every Sunday night. And I am quite happy not being in the mainstream with the episode reviews on IMDB. Due to my wife's interests I have watched a lot of this stuff (a LOT) over the years and even if you or most don't agree, I know what I like. I am very, very glad, however, that you are enjoying it. Tally ho!
    Easy there, Tiger. There are at least three people here saying it tanked after season 1. I was just curious to see if I was taking crazy pills for thinking it hasn’t changed much or if there is a broader consensus out there. That’s all.
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    1. The Wire
    2. Breaking Bad
    3. 30 Rock
    4. The Sopranos
    5. Game of Thrones
    6. The Shield
    7. Mad Men
    8. Parks and Rec
    9. Battlestar Galactica
    10. Dexter's first three seasons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    1. Arrested Development
    2. 24 (would be #1 if it wouldn't have dropped off so severely after season 3)
    3. Southland (best show currently in production)
    4. Friday Night Lights
    5. Veronica Mars
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    1. Mad Men
    2. Friday Night Lights
    3. Breaking Bad
    4. Southland
    5. Veronica Mars
    6. Arrested Development

    I still think 24 is fun but it does not age well. I hadn't watched any of Mad Men or BB when I wrote my previous list. If Miniseries counted, I would put The People Vs. OJ Simpson somewhere in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Updated:

    1. Mad Men
    2. Friday Night Lights
    3. Breaking Bad
    4. Southland
    5. Veronica Mars
    6. Arrested Development

    I still think 24 is fun but it does not age well. I hadn't watched any of Mad Men or BB when I wrote my previous list. If Miniseries counted, I would put The People Vs. OJ Simpson somewhere in there.
    Southland was such a great show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarid in Cedar View Post
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    No, no, these are lists of the BEST shows.
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    Mad men would have cracked my list if not for the final three seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    1. The Wire
    2. Breaking Bad
    3. 30 Rock
    4. The Sopranos
    5. Game of Thrones
    6. The Shield
    7. Mad Men
    8. Parks and Rec
    9. Battlestar Galactica
    10. Dexter's first three seasons
    Yes!
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    I rate my shows on which of them is the most watchable - after you've seen it the first time. I can go back to any episode of Mad Men and watch it independently.

    Mad Men
    The Sopranos
    The Wire
    Breaking Bad
    Game of Thrones
    Rockford Files
    What else matters...

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    The Leftovers
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I rate my shows on which of them is the most watchable - after you've seen it the first time. I can go back to any episode of Mad Men and watch it independently.

    Mad Men
    The Sopranos
    The Wire
    Breaking Bad
    Game of Thrones
    Rockford Files
    What else matters...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    The Leftovers.
    Really enjoyed that one. Great ending.

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