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September 16, 2012 8:58 PM Subscribe
Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air.
posted by Sara C. to media & arts (44 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to start watching more TV series with a procedural story structure. For those who don't know what that is, I'll explain. You know how on Buffy, there was usually a new baddie to defeat in every episode? Or, on House, each episode is centered around a new patient who comes to Dr. House for a diagnosis? Or Dr. Who, which typically begins each episode with the Doctor and companions arriving at a new setting.
Shows I have enjoyed lately include Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Girls, Parks and Recreation, Boardwalk Empire, and Breaking Bad. But those are all heavily serialized shows which don't use the procedural format. I like dramas and comedies equally.
I'd prefer stuff that isn't cop, doctor, or law firm related, but I will gladly watch that sort of thing if you think it's above and beyond the usual "enhance photo" boilerplate.
Ideally, these will be shows that are currently on the air. Best of all would be shows that are only a few seasons old. Doesn't necessarily have to be American TV, though I'm not interested in ancient history like Are You Being Served or Keeping Up Appearances.
Netflix Instant would be awesome, but isn't mandatory.