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Initial post: Jan 19, 2013 5:10:17 PM PST
greenarrow says:
What was the best tv series of this century so far?

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 5:30:39 PM PST
Kacee says:
I can't choose just one, these are brilliant : Lewis, Sherlock, the David Tennant Dr. Who series, and honourable mentions to Monarch Of The Glen, Kingdom, Rosemary and Thyme.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 5:38:18 PM PST
As Time Goes By..certainly the best if, as I believe, it stretched into this century.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 5:52:42 PM PST
JMM says:
Well, since you say "What WAS the best TV series", I assume you mean TV shows that are completed. I'd say that for me, both Lost and 24 were the two best shows of this century so far. Not only were they enjoyable, but they both were quite significant within the TV industry as well.

In terms of shows that are still running, Breaking Bad and Dexter are my favorites - although their legacy will depend in large part on how they end.

And I agree with Kacee... Sherlock is fantastic.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 7:47:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 20, 2013 11:23:04 PM PST
Grimm
Terriers
Southland
Rules Of Engagement
The Shield
Family Guy
Law And Order:Criminal Intent
Person Of Interest
Cold Case

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 2:28:13 AM PST
M. Gaudet says:
Firefly

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 11:33:28 AM PST
JR Fleming says:
Probably,
Lost
Maybe Battlestar Galactica
If the BBC is included,
Waking the Dead.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 11:42:18 AM PST
Downton Abbey and Sherlock.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2013 1:24:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2013 4:55:26 AM PST
Modern Family

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 10:05:22 AM PST
Californication

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 12:48:01 PM PST
Captain says:
Firefly.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 3:13:31 PM PST
Kerry.b says:
Deadwood
Lost
24(season 1-2)
The L word
Magic City
True Blood
Game Of Thrones
Luck
The Sopranos

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 3:27:55 PM PST
Hee Haw

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 4:17:13 PM PST
sprinter says:
Firefly gets my vote.

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 6:12:50 AM PST
Cavaradossi says:
Firefly, Downton Abbey, and Sherlock.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 5:03:27 AM PST
B.NASH says:
six feet under

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 7:13:33 AM PST
The Venture Brothers.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 7:21:24 AM PST
Kevin Beirne says:
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia for comedy (Seasons 1-5)

Breaking Bad for drama. Hands down, the victor.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 5:26:36 PM PST
D. Larson says:
It's Always Sunny (seasons 1-about three); it's really, really gone downhill the last couple of years. Phoned in, repetitive, contractually obligated episodes that are a pale shadow of what once was. Remember the "Night Man" episode? Now that was good ASIP.

Hard to argue with the Breaking Bad, but the final season so far has been pretty thin gruel; boy, do I miss Gus Fring! The end-of-half-season cliffhanger was just awful! A montage? Really? That's the best they could do?

Hope the big wrap up is a return to form.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 10:16:08 PM PST
Kevin Beirne says:
The Night Man episode was absolute gold. The street fighter one, where Charlie and Dee are on steroids, the Mac and Charlie Die episode, the Virgin Mary water stain episode, the pub crawl episode..."Oh shoot dude, you see that door marked Pirate, you think a pirate lives in there??"....1-3 are definitely excellent. I think four still had that flare as well, and five was the last one where it was still largely present. The following seasons are hit and miss and lately oh my God, the writing just blows.

Gus Fring was the MAN....Simple as that. One of my favorite characters in tv and film forever. Super bad a s s mother trucker.... I'm four eps into season five, so I've yet to see the midseason cliff hanger....four episodes away....but my buddies say it was crazy so I will have to see. Really really loved seasons 1-4 though...very intense stuff. I loved the episode with the cartel leader down in mexico...

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 11:01:10 PM PST
What jackass is just running down the list voting against everyone else's favorite shows? WTF is the point of that?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 11:04:31 PM PST
Kevin Beirne says:
There is no point. Alas, they do it anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 11:14:36 PM PST
I can almost sympathize in the case of Hee Haw. :P

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 7:47:54 AM PST
D. Larson says:
Or the ASIP episode where the gang decided on a "no rules" bar and the McPoyles showed up. Eventually, Charlie got stabbed with a fork and the McPoyles made out with their own sister.

And another, where the McPoyles took over the bar at shotgun-point. Good stuff, whenever the McPoyles show up.

Another gem: Dee and Charlie become urban vigilantes.

Unfortunately, the actually do not write them like that any more. Lately, it's like they're only going through the paces because they got a contract for more seasons.

Remember Frank running a Vietnamese poker game in the basement, where guys are betting their fingers? Working up to "Deer Hunter" style Russian roulette? Good times, good times!

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 7:56:49 AM PST
Alias. No question.
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