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1Drama Series Thread Empty Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 11:08

doffcocker

doffcocker
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
The last couple of years I've become a bit of a boxset collector. I prefer series to films. You either get a film or you don't and you've only got the length of it in which to get it, where with a series you've got time to get into it gradually.

I like things like Cracker and Wire in the Blood.
And I've recently got into some American ones. I completed The Sopranos a couple of weeks ago which took over my life for a number of months and now I'm onto The Wire.

2Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 12:33

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The Sopranos was one of the best series ever. The final episode scene in the restaurant was very eerie. Cracker was very good as well.

24 is another very good series.

Lost deffo lost the plot for me.

I have just watched the first series of Walking Dead and I enjoyed it.

Another good series on TV was Hill Street Blues followed by NYPD Blue but I',m not sure if they do them in a box set.

3Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 12:43

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Best series ever, The Wire and Six Feet Under for me.

I loved LOST all the way until the final episode which was awful. Still great series.

Homeland is one to check out, really good first season.

4Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 13:03

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I have heard about Homeland so that will be my next boxset on my list.

5Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 13:20

doffcocker

doffcocker
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
It seems like any series by HBO gets cracking reviews.

The Wire, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and several others not mentioned on here but generally regarded as being genius, all came from HBO.

I've just spent nearly fifty quid on The West Wing box set. It better be good.

6Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 13:21

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I've never tried The West Wing or Sopranos.

I'll have to try again with Southland because apparently it's become a real quality show now.

7Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 13:27

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Hipster, you are a Philistine if you have never watched Sopranos.

8Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 13:28

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
True; no idea why i haven't.

i will have to buy it.

9Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 13:31

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin
Just for info, before you spend any money you might want to check out 4oD catch up - The Channel 4 iplayer.

I'm not sure why but they keep nearly all of their history live on there - so stuff like all the complete series of The IT Crowd, The Inbetweeners, Shameless, etc can be found and for RT there are 146 episodes of Hill Street Blues for you to watch!

The 4oD A-Z link is below -

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od/all

10Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 13:45

doffcocker

doffcocker
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
@Sluffy wrote:Just for info, before you spend any money you might want to check out 4oD catch up - The Channel 4 iplayer.

I'm not sure why but they keep nearly all of their history live on there - so stuff like all the complete series of The IT Crowd, The Inbetweeners, Shameless, etc can be found and for RT there are 146 episodes of Hill Street Blues for you to watch!

The 4oD A-Z link is below -

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od/all

It's not the same for me not having the box and discs.

11Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 13:47

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin
Fair enough - I just thought I'd let people be aware of it before they parted with their money.

12Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 13:52

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Hill Street Blues was a brilliant series with some real characters. It was probably the first US cop drama with some real characters. I would recommend it because it knocks the likes of the Bill into a cocked hat.

13Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 15:53

doffcocker

doffcocker
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
I'm only saying Sluffy, it's an obsession with me.

My friend thinks I'm crackers for the amount I spend on Amazon on boxsets when most things you can find on the internet, but actually owning it in physical form is half of the fun, for me.

14Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 16:52

Guest


Guest
prison break is absolutely brilliant - i didn't watch it when it was on tv but someone bought me the boxset and i literally didn't go out for a fortnight.

15Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 18:08

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The first 2 seasons of that were great. Went down hill a bit after that.

how many times can you escape from a prison.

16Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 18:49

Guest


Guest
yeah tv should always be true to life Rolling Eyes

17Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 19:03

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Most admit I am a bit of a fan of the 80's and have box sets of some of the "great" classics from then...

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet!
Van Der Valk (all series')
Buck Rogers
Sharpe (I know that is more the 90's era)
Sledge Hammer
Cold Feet
Blake's 7
Spooks
Robin of Sherwood

But of today's drama's I must admit there is very little I am interested in as they tend to be very formulaic nowadays but the ones I do like are:

Blue Blood
Hustle (although this is the final series)
Hawaii Five O
Boardwalk Empire
Whitechapel


Must admit I cannot shows such as NCIS (all variants), CSI (all variants) Law & Order (all variants) - they just seem like very lazy TV as why have all variamnts and each based on the same premise and more than likely having same stories over and over again...

18Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 19:10

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The CSI series are all pretty much the same. Hawaii Five O is a bit dated. It finished in 1980 and Jack Lord died in 1998. Book him Danno! ( My arse! )

19Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 19:44

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Sir Nut's Dad wrote:yeah tv should always be true to life Rolling Eyes

obviously not what i meant.

it's like watching the same film twice, watching someone escape from a prison 2/3 times in a row lost my interest.

sorry. Rolling Eyes

20Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 19:47

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Hipster_Nebula wrote:
Sir Nut's Dad wrote:yeah tv should always be true to life Rolling Eyes

obviously not what i meant.

it's like watching the same film twice, watching someone escape from a prison 2/3 times in a row lost my interest.

sorry. Rolling Eyes

You would have thought the authorities would have tightened up security and sacked the Prison Governor.

21Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 19:48

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Obviously i don't expect it to be rigidly true to life.

I'm talking about the replay value of a specific plot line.

22Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 19:55

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
@Reebok Trotter wrote:The CSI series are all pretty much the same. Hawaii Five O is a bit dated. It finished in 1980 and Jack Lord died in 1998. Book him Danno! ( My arse! )

Although the original H50 was the dogs bollocks, along with Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and St Elsewhere, I do like the new H50 (2nd season on Sundays on Sky1).

Another drama I do like at moment has to be the 2nd series of Mad Men - shame that finishes next Thursday. Also CBS Drama is currently repeating Mile High, which I did enjoy when it was on Sky 1 (along with its sister series The Dream Team)

23Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 19:56

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I didn't know they had made a remake of Hawaii Five O. Is nothing sacred ?

24Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 19:58

Hipster_Nebula

Hipster_Nebula
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
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Jin from Lost appears to be in it!

25Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 21:13

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I bet he plays Danno. He's lost a lot of weight since the original.

26Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Sun Feb 05 2012, 21:46

Banks of the Croal

Banks of the Croal
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Two good Dramas started last week on BBC1.

"Prisoner's Wives" and "Inside Job"

27Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Mon Feb 06 2012, 10:29

aaron_bwfc

aaron_bwfc
Moderator
Moderator
A good one that used to be on More4 and was on Channel 4 now and again was ''Without a trace'', a cracking FBI missing persons series which I highly recommend.



I have never sat down and watched CSI but I am told I would love it if I like Without a trace.

28Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Mon Feb 06 2012, 11:39

doffcocker

doffcocker
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
@bwfc71 wrote:Most admit I am a bit of a fan of the 80's and have box sets of some of the "great" classics from then...

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet!
Van Der Valk (all series')
Buck Rogers
Sharpe (I know that is more the 90's era)
Sledge Hammer
Cold Feet
Blake's 7
Spooks
Robin of Sherwood

But of today's drama's I must admit there is very little I am interested in as they tend to be very formulaic nowadays but the ones I do like are:

Blue Blood
Hustle (although this is the final series)
Hawaii Five O
Boardwalk Empire
Whitechapel


Must admit I cannot shows such as NCIS (all variants), CSI (all variants) Law & Order (all variants) - they just seem like very lazy TV as why have all variamnts and each based on the same premise and more than likely having same stories over and over again...


Love Cold Feet. So, so dry humour.

29Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Mon Feb 06 2012, 11:41

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
@doffcocker wrote:
@bwfc71 wrote:Most admit I am a bit of a fan of the 80's and have box sets of some of the "great" classics from then...

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet!
Van Der Valk (all series')
Buck Rogers
Sharpe (I know that is more the 90's era)
Sledge Hammer
Cold Feet
Blake's 7
Spooks
Robin of Sherwood

But of today's drama's I must admit there is very little I am interested in as they tend to be very formulaic nowadays but the ones I do like are:

Blue Blood
Hustle (although this is the final series)
Hawaii Five O
Boardwalk Empire
Whitechapel


Must admit I cannot shows such as NCIS (all variants), CSI (all variants) Law & Order (all variants) - they just seem like very lazy TV as why have all variamnts and each based on the same premise and more than likely having same stories over and over again...


Love Cold Feet. So, so dry humour.

I got the box set years ago, when I still lived in Bolton. But have to admit is just seems to get continuously repeated over here - although in a late slot of about 11pm!

They also keep repeating 'Allo 'Allo as well - for some reason they really love that show!

30Drama Series Thread Empty Re: Drama Series Thread on Mon Feb 06 2012, 11:42

Quent

Quent
Nicolas Anelka
Nicolas Anelka
@bwfc71 wrote:

Must admit I cannot shows such as NCIS (all variants), CSI (all variants) Law & Order (all variants)


Hello bwfc71, nice to meet you.

But I'm afraid I can't have you slagging off my favourite programme of all time - Law & Order is brilliant. Great actors, great stories and most importantly, great characters.

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