I love a good exploding superhero cartoon as much as the next nerd, but this election really has me missing people who act like grownups. Can you recommend recent film or TV dramas in the vein of A Most Wanted Man, Spotlight, or Show Me a Hero that depict realistic characters who act like adults and do their jobs without a lot of fuss? Parameters and [more inside]
I am looking to settle into a nice, weekly marathon tele night where I can binge on one or two episodes of a riveting historical drama series or mini series... [more inside]
I've realised that I really like period dramas that are a) set in the 20th Century, particularly post-war b) often feature a workplace environment. Mad Men, Mr Selfridge, Halt and Catch Fire, The House of Elliot. Are there any others I should know about? Extra points if it has interesting costumes and has me looking up historical details on Wikipedia after an episode. [more inside]
Courtroom dramas on TV often depict an expert witness giving complex testimony about possibilities and likelihoods, only to be shot down by a lawyer insisting that they answer only yes or no, thereby giving a false impression of their testimony. Does this happen in real life? [more inside]
We have watched (it was a long winter) the entirety of Anne of Green Gables, Road to Avonlea, Wind at My Back, and Emily of New Moon. We (two adults, one almost 8 yr old) need a new, mildly addictive, not scary series, hopefully with a similar sort of flavour? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of dramatic irony (where the audience knows something that the character doesn't know) to illustrate the concept to a 9th grade literature class. I'd prefer examples from TV shows or movies that they are likely to have seen recently, although popular books might be OK, too.
Based on a few vague memories, can you guys help me find a British TV series from the 80's? It involved roses, a maze and pairs of flying eyes that were spies for an evil sorcerer/king. It might be the TV show "Into the Labryrinth" but I can't tell for sure. Does this jog any memories for anyone? [more inside]
I usually get suggestions from friends on things to watch, but they seem to have run out of things that appeal to me. I like crime drama, horror, SF, and intelligent comedy. Do you have any suggestions? Things that do/don't appeal to me beneath the fold. [more inside]
So sue me, I've taken a liking to period dramas like Downton Abbey and Wives & Daughters. Can you help me find more shows like this? More specific likes/dislikes.... [more inside]
I really enjoy British TV dramas, with two of my favorites being Ballykissangel and Doc Martin, the latter of which I recently finished. What other British shows would you recommend in this same vein - that is, lighthearted hour-long dramas with a dash of comedy? [more inside]
Are there any good drama series from the eighties available streaming online? [more inside]
What is(are) the Republican/conservative/libertarian equivalent(s) of The West Wing ? [more inside]
Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
I like watching light drama/90s sitcoms while I'm doing chores or want to relax for a bit. I've run out of my favourites, and there's probably a lot of stuff I've missed due to being too young or not staying in enough when they were broadcast. What next? [more inside]
I did not know of the existence of Crunchyroll until the Kids on the Slope thread, and I am excited to explore it. What do you think I might enjoy on the site? [more inside]
Emperor Wang Gun. It is one of the best TV shows you have never seen. Unfortunately, I have only seen parts of it. Is there any way I can purchase this show at a reasonable price? All I can find is a heartbreakingly priced $300 DVD set.
Help with name of 70's (may have been early 80s) TV spy Drama [more inside]
Please help identify another childhood TV memory from U.K. late 70s / early 80s. Horror/drama elements.
Weird alien living-desk-lamp or exotic flower in some suburban British home. Another super-vague childhood TV memory question. U.K. late 70s/early 80s. [more inside]
Help me find a Spanish-language medical drama to improve my Spanish. Bonus points if it's available free and legally on-line (Hulu etc.) or via Netflix. I'm not looking for a telenovela - I would prefer something like ER or Chicago Hope. I've already seen some of Destinos. Spanish-subtitled episodes of ER, etc. would be a second choice. Please, save my patients from my gringa Spanish!
TV or Movie with Same Dramatic Sensibility as "Friday Night Lights"? [more inside]
What great <10 episode British dramas, such as State of Play, have I missed in the last 10 years? [more inside]
I need more tv shows to watch. Specifically, shows which fit the 60 minute drama model. Shows which are best viewed from season one, episode one, and build upon characters and situations. [more inside]
I'm in need of quality 30 minute or less dramas. I have a 35 minute bus commute and find it annoying to watch only half a show. [more inside]
What is the brand of backpack used by the actors in the US television drama "LOST"? [more inside]
I'm a huge fan of the epic British TV-dramas from the 70s & 80s -- the type shown here in America on "Masterpiece Theatre." Though some of the most famous ones ("Upstairs, Downstairs", "I, Claudius") have been out on DVD for a long time, I've noticed that recently some of the more obscure ones are coming out ("The Charmer," "To Serve Them All My Days"). I usually get my DVD news from dvdjournal.com, but that site doesn't list British series. Does anyone know of a site that tracks them? I am specifically interested in versions for the US, since I don't have a region-free DVD player yet.