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What's Your Favorite Tv Show?

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What's your favorite tv shows on cable or network TV? Tell us about it and why you like it. Review a tV show. What's coming up that we shouldn't miss?

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Laura

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Not until now, have I noticed that I'm very narrow minded in what I watch on television. For, after thinking about what shows it is that I watch, recurring themes and genres shine through. I rarely watch TV, save for when following a particular series, so hardly ever more than twice a week. All the series I have been watching have a supernatural theme.

Since speaking of a supernatural theme, it would be wise to start with the show, 'Supernatural'. I'm sure you may have heard it, if not have seen it before. It's about two brothers, who basically go around killing paranormal creatures. The plotline can get a little stale at times, since each episode's layout is mostly reminiscent of the last. Perhaps why I enjoy it is because of Jared Padalecki, who plays the character Sam. Mayhap one may remember him from Gilmore Girls? He is rather pleasing to the eye, and I do realise that I must seem as shallow as a shower.

'Smallville', a show featuring the youth of Superman when he was merely known as Clark Kent has intrigued me througout the years. Admittedly, a season or two have eluded me, since the times they were aired were not in my favour, but I still enjoy the show whence time permits. It is a little less predictable than 'Supernatural', but not very. For example, in the earlier seasons the end of the episodes seldom finished without Clark Kent almost telling his crush that he was 'special'. Of course, such a show would be nigh on impossible to pull off without traces of predictability, since 'Superman' is an established character.

Finally, I bring myself to 'Heroes'. 'Heroes' has caught my eye a lot more recently than 'Smallville' or 'Supernatural'. Having grown up with fantasy novels and a fascination to escape reality probably attributes to my attraction to surreal shows. What I like most about 'Heroes' is that good and evil is not always so clear cut, and how it focuses on different protagonists, and even antagonists throughout the show. It's much like a book that begins with characters that have nothing to do with each other, but unforseen circumstances bring them together for a climax.

I think that shall do, for now. I also watch programs such as 'Charmed' and 'Torchwood'. I also remember being an avid fan of Zelda when I was younger. I'm assuming that I have an acquired taste, and it's a shame that I can't get into 'normal' shows. 'House' is an exception to that loose rule, however. Nothing but a cynical doctor can drag my head out from under a rock, it seems.

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My favorite network TV show is "Lost". I watch a lot of the History channel, Animal Planet, TVland and the Discovery channel. I also follow the Boston Red Sox on NESN

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I enjoy myth busters, dirty jobs, and the deadliest catch. All on discovery channel.

Havent watched TV in quite some time though, I go through my phases...

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my favourite TV show was when it was on was PRISON BREAK its finished now here in UK

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My Name Is Earl, Little Britain, Catherine Tate, The Mighty Boosh, Everybody Hates Chris ect.

My attention span is too short to watch anything that isn't comedy :lol:

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Ohh...

Little Britain and The Mighty Boosh... exceptions to my 'OHEMGEEILIKEMAGIC' thing!

I don't watch them religiously, but they sure make me laugh when I see them. :P

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My favorite show used to be Chris Carter's Millennium. I still think its the finest bit of horror that ever managed to get on the small screen.

But these days my obsession is Angel.

My friend Justin gave me all five seasons of Angel for Christmas last year. He's obsessed with it, and he just wanted me to see it. I used to watch Buffy religiously, but never got to see Angel when it was on. So, I'm just a couple of episodes short of the end of season three right now, and yeah, its awesome.

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Like treefish i'm a big fan of supernatural series ^^

-i watch "smallville" whenever it is on, but often miss it because of school hours that keep changing every week >_<

-"Lost"!!! i love that show, now seeing season 4 on tv, i'm just have to keep watching, to know the ending, i've come too far!

- i used to watch "stargate sg1" and "sliders" alot, really really great shows ^^ but nowadays not that often anymore

-"terminator: Sarah Connor chronicles" it just started here on tv, so i'm hooked :--D

i wanted to follow the 4400 but that never happened :--(

oh, my sis has also all 8 seasons of charmed! i'm not as addicted to it as my sis, but i do like the show ^^

okay, besides all the magical/supernatural stuff i also like friends i think i saw every episode at least 3 times :P

I love chandler!

i used to watch a certain soap serie with the rest of my family, but after a couple of years, it gets kinda boring... (hmmm, maybe something interesting has happened now, maybe i'll watch tomorrow)

ooooh, one last thing, there's a new serie a called "LouisLouise" the follow up of "Sara" (the dutch version of ugly betty) it's not about an ugly person, but about a really macho guy named Louis, who get's cursed by one of his ex-girlfriends, and wakes up the next morning as a woman "Louise". No one knows about his transformation except his best friend and roommate (she secretly has a crush on him). so it's kinda a funny show ^^ the actresse playing Louise is very good at pretending to be a guy turned into a girl overnight XD

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My favorites are all crime dramas, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, CSI Miami, NCSI and on cable reruns of Magnum PI, Murder She Wrote, Walker Texas Ranger and Matlock (OK, I admit it - I'm old).

Sally

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I forgot to mention Cold Case and Without a Trace.

Forgetful in my old age,

Sally

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Scrubs, Scrubs, did I mention Scrubs? One of the funniest shows I have ever seen :lol: I love the crazy antics that go on at the hospital knowing that if that place did exist so many would die :lol:

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Scrubs, Scrubs, did I mention Scrubs? One of the funniest shows I have ever seen :lol: I love the crazy antics that go on at the hospital knowing that if that place did exist so many would die :lol:

lol scrubs is amazingg!

I can pretty much quote any episode at will

It's actually surprisingly accurate about the medical world (as long as you stick to strictly medical aspects, and not wheelchair bowling lol), and since I want to be a doctor, I appreciate that

but mostly it's fricking hilarious :D

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for me it's mythbusters, csi, csi miami, & countdown on msnbc

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i like

stargate sg1, stargate atlantis, battlestar galactica, smallville, heros, starship voyager, sliders, king of queens.

hm, i think im a scifi fan :lol:

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House.

I don't have much time for TV watching, but I always save time for House. It does everything that hasn't already been done before. They covered all the basics, and when that got boring, they made their own basics. The characters have been ripped apart (figuratively, of course). They all have extensive backrounds, except house, and you can even kind of predict the way the show is going, whether it's normal or not. That's how well it's written.

I'd definately check it out. It's an awesome show. :D

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I think my favorites would be NCIS, Law and Order and Ghost Whisperer

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Most definately South Park, along with: Two and a half men, King of queens, Frasier, Friends, Family guy, The Simpsons, Everybody loves Raymond, and Rab C. Nesbitt.

Comedy fan much? :lol:

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I usually only watch tv on Monday night cause all my favorite shows are on that night and all in line.

Big Bang Theory: I love Sheldon he makes the entire show.

How I Met Your Mother: A great show to replace Friends.

Two and Half Men: Just Funny, even tho this season they are repeating some jokes and it seems like they are running out of new material.

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I'm addicted to Lost. I also like House and South Park. Lately Ive been watching the local spanish channel and love most of the shows(even though I cannot speak spanish fluently).

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I see a trio of sub-themes in my list:

1) Medical shows - Grey's Anatomy (must watch series for me), House, MD (current season on FOX, re-runs on USA), Private Practice (ABC, moving to Thursdays following Grey's), and (drum roll on steel bed pans, please) Scrubs (TV Land and Comedy Central);

2)Law Enforcement-related dramas - Psych, Monk and (next summer) In Plain Sight (USA), Medium (Lifetime);

3) Science and/or technology - Mythbusters & Time Warp (Discovery); The Universe, Modern Marvels & Extreme Trains (History)

Others - Futureama, South Park & Chocolate News (Comedy Central) [i'll admit it- I've got a warped sense of humor].

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I watch heroes and terminator: sarah connor chronicles. I dont have cable TV so I miss out on allot of other stuff.

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Currently it's 24, House, Californication, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice (in that order). I also watched Prison Break, but it got dumb after season 2 - and then there are the shows that are no longer with us, so to say - Ally McBeal, Picket Fences and Arrested Development for one and those comedy thingies I grew up with: ALF, Out of this world and Married with children.

Does anybody else remember "Out of this world"? I loved that theme song.

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I tend to be all over the place so here we go.

Man vs. food, independant lens on PBS, Intervention on A&E, South Park, Family Guy, and Animal Police

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