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Old 12-10-11, 10:52   #1
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What TV Show?

A recurring theme in the BBV seems to be "I've just finished show X, what should I watch now?".

Having put together a list of the shows people have recommended, I'm going to put up a synopsis of as many of them as possible here for people to look through when they're stuck for something to watch.

Bear in mind that I haven't seen a lot of these myself, so my "Watch this if you like" suggestions are based mostly off IMDB/TV.com suggestions so will probably be way off in places.

The "Status" heading is just to give people the heads up in case a show got cancelled half way through a season or anything like that, because there's nothing more annoying than watching a bunch of episodes of something before realising it got canned without tying everything up.

I'm happy enough to work away on this myself for a while, but if anyone wants to help out with a few you can take my template and fill it in for other shows if you like.

Here's the template, copy and paste it just as you see it here:


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[B]Title:[/B]

[B]Cast:[/B] 

[B]Genre:[/B] 

[B]Description:[/B]  

[B]Links:[/B] [URL=delete-this-and-replace-with-IMDB-URL]IMDB[/URL]|[URL=delete-this-and-replace-with-TV.com-URL]TV.com[/URL]

[B]Watch this if you like:[/B]

[B]Status:[/B]

[B]Trailer:[/B]
Current list of shows we have is below, please let me know of any you think should be added.

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EDIT: Can people send me a PM if images go dead or trailers are wrong or anything like that - trying to keep this as spiffy as possible. TY

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Old 12-10-11, 10:53   #2
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Alphas



Title: Alphas

Cast: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Laura Mennell, Malik Yoba

Genre: Sci-fi/Drama

Description: A group of everyday people who possess uncanny neurological abnormalities is working for a secret government agency. This elite group is able to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon cannot or will not solve.

Links: IMDB|TV.com

Watch this if you like: Heroes

Status: Ongoing (Season 1 complete)

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Archer



Title: Archer

Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, George Coe, Amber Nash

Genre: Animation/Comedy

Description: Set at the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) in New York City, suave but incredibly self-centered master spy Sterling Archer deals with global espionage; his domineering, hypersexual mother/boss, Malory Archer; his ex-girlfriend (and fellow ISIS agent), Lana Kane; her ISIS accountant boyfriend (later ex) Cyril Figgis; and a less-than-masculine code name, "Duchess".

Links: IMDB|TV.com

Watch this if you like: Arrested Development, Get Smart

Status: Ongoing (currently in Season 3).

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Arrested Development



Title: Arrested Development

Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, David Cross, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Ron Howard

Genre: Comedy

Description: Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Links: IMDB|TV.com

Watch this if you like: Archer, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office (US), Seinfeld

Status: Cancelled after 43 episodes over three seasons. Currently scheduled for a ten episode catch-up series in 2012, ahead of a planned feature film to follow.

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Band of Brothers



Title: Band of Brothers

Cast: Damian Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg, Ron Livingston, Frank John Hughes, Scott Grimes, Rick Gomez, Kirk Acevedo, Michael Cudlitz

Genre: Drama/War

Description: Band of Brothers is a 10-part miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for HBO. The miniseries follows Easy Company, an army unit during World War II, from their initial training at Camp Toccoa to the conclusion of the war. The series is based on the book written by the late Stephen E. Ambrose.

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Watch this if you like: The Pacific, Generation Kill

Status: Complete (ten-part miniseries).

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Battlestar Galactica



Title: Battlestar Galactica

Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis

Genre: Sci-Fi

Description: A re-imagining of the original series in which a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees pursuing robots while simultaneously searching for their true home, Earth.

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Watch this if you like: Stargate, Star Trek, Babylon 5

Status: Complete (four seasons).

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Big Love



Title: Big Love

Cast: Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried.

Genre: Drama/Family

Description:The series revolves around a family's struggles to live their polygamous lifestyle while keeping it a secret from the outside world.The series revolves around Bill Henrickson, his three wives (Barb, Nicki,and Margene) and their (combined) nine children. Henrickson lives with his family in three neighboring houses in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.

Links: IMDB|TV.com

Watch This If You Like: Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters

Status: Complete (five seasons).

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Black Books



Title: Black Books

Cast: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

Genre: Comedy

Description: Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard's only friend in the world. When Bernard's accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures around the shop

Links: IMDB.com|TV.com

Watch this if you like: The IT Crowd, Peep Show

Status: Complete (three seasons).

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Cheers for doing this dude, legend

Can you post a blank template in your op and I'm sure I will help you out with this at some stage.

I will sticky it now as well.
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Template added to OP now.
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The Black Donnellys



Title: The Black Donnellys

Cast: Jonathan Tucker, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush, Tom Guiry, Peter Greene

Genre: Crime/Drama

Description: The Black Donnellys follows the exploits of four young, working-class Irish brothers. Their involvement in organized crime in New York City will put their life at risk and they will do anything to protect each other from the hostility between them and the others New York families who want their territory.

Links: IMDB|TV.com

Watch this if you like: The Sopranos, The Shield

Status: Cancelled after one season (thirteen episodes).

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Blue Bloods



Title: Blue Bloods

Cast: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Tom Selleck

Genre: Crime/Drama

Description: Blue Bloods follows the lives of the multi-generational Reagan family (Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan, Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan, Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan) and their dedication to the New York City Police Department. Although being a tight-knit family, you may find that the Reagans have very different ideas of how to gain justice. But they have one thing in common: they'll stop at nothing to see justice served; because their occupation is more than just a job, it's the family business.

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Watch this if you like: The Good Wife, Justified

Status: Ongoing (currently in Season 2).

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Bored To Death



Title: Bored To Death

Cast: Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis

Genre: Comedy/Crime/Mystery

Description: Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), a struggling Brooklyn writer with a drinking problem, tries to cope with his recent breakup with his girlfriend by reinventing his life. On a whim, Ames decides to emulate his idol novelists Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler by posing as a private detective and offering his services through an online ad. Soon enough, he takes on various cases of unwitting clients, satisfying some while failing others.

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Watch this if you like:Party Down, Eastbound & Down, Parks and Recreation

Status: Ongoing (currently in Season 3).

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Is the Black Books image showing up for people? It seems to be fine on my desktop but looks blocked from my mobile which seems weird...
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Old 13-10-11, 17:44   #15
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Is the Black Books image showing up for people? It seems to be fine on my desktop but looks blocked from my mobile which seems weird...

doesn't show for me

thanks for doing this, some good series listed already
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You should just try and grab the images from Wikipedia when possible.
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Old 13-10-11, 18:10   #17
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Title: Firefly

Cast: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass

Genre:Sci-fi/Western

Description: Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small, spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Links: IMDB|TV.com

Watch this if you like: Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Universe, Anything Joss Whedon has ever done.

Status: Cancelled (after 1 Season) Movie released after series: Serenity

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Was Blue Bloods not meant to be crap?
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Old 14-10-11, 17:24   #20
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No idea - never watched it, it's got Tom Sellick so it must be somewhat awesome though
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