Done: LOST, BSG, The Wire, Dead Like Me, Rome, Sopranos, ... Next: ?
January 18, 2011 1:23 PM Subscribe
Recommend us some Tee-Vee!
posted by hamandcheese to media & arts (66 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are needing some new time killers while basically snowed in. Most recently we've been watching Lost, and while I'm enjoying it myself, she now thinks she dislikes more things about it than she likes about it. She told me it makes her feel uneasy and on-edge. Plus, we both kind of scoff at some of the writing and the ever more ridiculous plot turns.
We do like the mystery of it, as well as a lot of the character development. Although I guess we like characters who don't take six episodes to solve a problem we found obvious from the beginning.
We loved BSG, except for what we felt was a predictable and anticlimactic ending. We enjoyed Rome, but the political intrigue made it hard to really like any of the characters. The Wire has been excellent all around, although we haven't gotten past the first season yet. Sopranos was good too, but we got a little bogged down around the third season and haven't gone back, yet...
Dead Like Me was probably the most flawed show we watched, but it somehow kept us coming back. We also both enjoy true stories and documentaries. We loved Band of Brothers and will watch the Pacific, and This American Life is blowing my mind on radio and TV.
I am aware of a few current popular TV shows (Dexter, something else about dead people), so I should say that I don't think we're looking for vampires or serial killers.
Crappy network shows don't usually do it for us (there's just so much bad TV that it's hard to filter). We much prefer shows produced by companies with a stronger focus on consistent quality (HBO, Showtime, FOX, etc.). We haven't ever had cable and don't really follow The Latest Thing. We're quite happy to catch up on film and TV, even several years later, so long as they're well made.
Can you recommend some things to watch with all of that in mind? Actually, movie recommendations would be fine too...
/I know these threads pop up a lot, so please disregard if it's not your thing.
//Wow, reading this on preview I realized we are serious TV snobs! Thanks for reading!