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By Bonanzoid
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This probably isn't worthy of its own thread, but there wasn't anywhere else to ask this really.

Has anyone seen Arrested Development? I recently started watching it on Netflix because a few of my friends had said how brilliant it was, and now I must agree. It's a shame it was cancelled, it's much cleverer than some of the shite you'll find on TV nowadays.

Anyone else seen and/or like it?
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By MK Chris
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No, but isn't Jason Bateman in it? He was good in Juno.
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By Nicola_Red
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Bonanzoid wrote:This probably isn't worthy of its own thread, but there wasn't anywhere else to ask this really.


I'll think you find there was. and this thread is only six weeks old! Good times.
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By Bonanzoid
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Nicola_Red wrote:
Bonanzoid wrote:This probably isn't worthy of its own thread, but there wasn't anywhere else to ask this really.


I'll think you find there was. and this thread is only six weeks old! Good times.


I have to hand it to you, you're efficient.

And yes Topher, Jason Bateman was in it, so was Will Arnett. It's brilliant.
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By Yudster
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Don't like it. Mr Yudster does. I can't feel any sympathy or affinity with any of the characters, they're all horrid - so I don't care what happens to them so I don't want to watch it.
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By Nicola_Red
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I've seen bits of Game of Thrones cos my flatmate watches it, but it doesn't really do anything for me. I'm very dubious about the role of women in the stories too - I haven't watched it enough to know all the context, but what I have seen makes me very uncomfortable, and it's very trigger-y particularly for victims of sexual violence or assault (both male and female).
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By McGuinness-89
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I will watch Homeland soon, I hate cliffhangers and it seems like that kind of show. I only got into Lost and 24 once they were a few seasons in and I got sky+.
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By Bonanzoid
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chrysostom wrote:Does anyone here watch Homeland, or Breaking Bad?

Had a lot of people recommend in passing


Homeland is brilliant. I skipped ahead and watched the rest of it online because I was too curious for my own good, but obviously I shan't post any spoilers. Damien Lewis and Clare Danes are both amazing in it.
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By English Bob
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Bonanzoid wrote:Game of Thrones anyone?


I love Game of Thrones. The books are even better though, I'd recommend everyone go out and read them, the TV show doesn't do them justice.

Nicola_Red wrote:I've seen bits of Game of Thrones cos my flatmate watches it, but it doesn't really do anything for me. I'm very dubious about the role of women in the stories too - I haven't watched it enough to know all the context, but what I have seen makes me very uncomfortable, and it's very trigger-y particularly for victims of sexual violence or assault (both male and female).


Sadly the TV show does reduce the women's roles somewhat, to cater for the average punter, especially in terms of sex. One example which bugged me was they took a prostitute character who barely appears in the novels, and greatly expanded her role in the TV show, probably just so they could get more sexy time on screen! Although the series was made by HBO, what did anyone expect?

The female characters are a lot better in the novels, in fact, without spoiling it, there is a certain female character who may be the most powerful person in the whole series :D
By alinabenson
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Hello friends..........
I am a great fan of watching tv shows . My top five favorite tv shows are:-


True Blood.
Mr.Bean.
House.
South Park.
Doctor who.
Brother and Sister.


Share your views about your top five favorite tv shows......... :)
By wireman2004
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I.know this is.a spam bot. But. It's actually a good question for ramble if we can move it there instead.

My top 5 tv programmes

1 top gear
2 cmqn
3 the big bang theory.
4 suits.
5 anger management.
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By Nicola_Red
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I've merged the thread cos I agree that a bit of TV discussion is always good. Alas, I don't have much new to contribute as I find myself watching less and less recently - not a choice, there just never seems to be anything on that appeals to me. I'm reading more instead. Maybe we need a book thread as well...
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By chrysostom
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I can only speak for my preferences at the current point in time, as I tend to change my mind depending on what I'm watching at the time!

Sitcoms/Comedy:

1. Happy Endings
2. A Bit of Fry & Laurie
3. Big Bang Theory
4. How I Met Your Mother
5. Modern Family

Drama/Sci Fi:

1. LOST
2. Prison Break
3. Fringe
4. Desperate Housewives
5. Heroes
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By The Deadly
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Current TV bores me. The Sky channels are full of good looking TV shows that are really over complicated and too clever for their own good. The biggest offender is Sky Atlantic who seem to have a new American crappy drama series on each week. TV just isn't what it used to be and I take great pride in saying I've never watched Lost, Soprano's , 24 or Mad Men.
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By Nicola_Red
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Why do you take pride in that? How is not watching a certain tv show something to be proud of?
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By Nicola_Red
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bmstinton93 wrote:Gotta admit if he'd have used the word 'Big Brother' instead of Lost there you wouldn't have felt the need to make that comment.


No...I'm not proud of the fact I don't watch it. I don't think it has any value as tv, but I still wouldn't phrase it that way.
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