I watched Nina Conti: A Ventriloquist's Story - Her Master's Voice yesterday and it was so amazing I forgot how long it's been since I saw a really good documentary. I've watched everything Herzog has done in the past 6-7, Being Elmo, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, the 7 Up films and Jarvis Cocker's Outsider Art series. What are your favourite documentary films/series? (except nature docs? I can never get into them). I'm happy to watch films from any english-speaking country - but will also give it a go if they're subtitled.
posted by abbagoochie
on Mar 22, 2013 -
I'm interested in watching more documentaries or miniseries about the fashion/clothing industry. Three I've rented recently were Valentino:The Last Emperor, The September Issue, and Signé Chanel. I especially enjoyed the last two as they really showed a lot behind the scenes about how stuff is made (both the media and the couture dressmaking sides). [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Mar 9, 2013 -
I've finished watching all my favourite things and am televisually lost while I wait for Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire to start again. Can you suggest English/American/Australian etc series (will also accept interesting BBC documentaries) that are actually watchable? [more inside]
posted by abbagoochie
on Mar 6, 2013 -
Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
posted by Sara C.
on Sep 16, 2012 -
I've seen The Twilight Zone. I've seen The Outer Limits. I've seen Tales From the Darkside. I've seen (and, puns notwithstanding, was bored by) Tales From the Crypt. I've seen Night Gallery. What else is there for me to see? [more inside]
posted by windykites
on Sep 14, 2012 -
I'm trying to remember an HBO series that was mentioned on AskMe recently. It lasted for only one season, and had to do with romantic relationships and marriages (I think) and was a character-study sort of show. Help?
posted by smilingtiger
on Aug 2, 2012 -
Trying to remember the name of a TV series program that I watched in the late 1980s that in one episode on digital information predicted the rise of the electronic book. There was a male host who led the show, which was an examination of new technologies. In the particular episode I am looking for, he recounted an idea that books in the future would be distributed from something like an ATM machine where you would insert a card onto which the book would be downloaded. If it helps, I remember he stood at some kind of podium during the broadcasts that had like an acrylic/lucite egg-shaped glowing top--random detail, but these are often what jog people's memory.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Mar 27, 2012 -
Is there any rumbling about when we might get a new Star Trek series? [more inside]
posted by smitt
on Oct 6, 2011 -
Can you suggest a good television series (preferably with available English subtitles) for people learning English? [more inside]
posted by rhombus
on Nov 23, 2010 -
What are some great, informative TV series? Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Ken Burns's Jazz, Matthew Colling's This Is Modern Art, Robert Winston's The Human Body--what else is in this vein? I'd much rather a recommendation of a series, as opposed to a single one-off documentary. What should I watch that is captivating and teaches me something?
posted by surenoproblem
on Jul 26, 2010 -
I am trying to find a specific episode of House (Link
), or more specifically a quote from one of the episodes. I am unsure at this stage if the quote is even from the House series since I can't find it. I was hoping you guys could help.
The scene I remember is in a hospital room towards the end of the episode where the patient is in the hospital bed, unconscious, and their partner is standing next to the bed. One of the doctors then remark something to which the patient's partner replies that in a relationship the one person always loves the other a bit more. I would really like to get the exact quote.
Any help will be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by gekko15
on Mar 1, 2010 -
What great <10 episode British dramas, such as State of Play, have I missed in the last 10 years? [more inside]
posted by IanMorr
on Aug 27, 2009 -
Trying to identify a British television program about a doctor that used to be broadcast on PBS. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki
on Aug 22, 2009 -
Does anyone know where (or even if) I can get hold of a copy of the 1980's SABC (South African TV) series 'The John Ross Story: An African Adventure'
, made and set around the same time and locations as their excellent 'Shaka Zulu'
series? I know it exists but I can find no mention of its availability in any format, or even at the IMDB... Thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard
on Jan 1, 2009 -
Name this children's book and TV series from the 80's...? It's Lord of the Flies meets Follyfoot. Kinda. [more inside]
posted by ticktockdoc
on Sep 16, 2008 -
What is the best blog or site on TV Series to find the latest news on things like new season start date, ending of series etc.
I'm looking for news on Lost, Grace Anatomy, Desperate Housewives etc (you know, the popular stuff).
posted by IZ
on May 15, 2008 -
Which are the good/acclaimed live-action television shows from around the world outside of US/UK/Canada? [more inside]
posted by Gyan
on Dec 14, 2007 -
can you help? in 1990 there was a television series called Gophers. In short it was a comedy about a common type gopher family living next door to the very prim and proper rabbit family and the characters were all life size puppets. i have searched long and hard to find any information possible on this series and so far have managed to find only a short cast list and a small snippet from the theme tune and no one i know seems to remember it at all. Is it possible anyone has any information on what happened to the series and whether it was ever released on video?
posted by angelmouse3003
on Dec 30, 2006 -
Who makes--actually produces--cable TV series like The Sopranos, Battlestar Gallactica, and The Shield? Independently contracted production companies, or in-house, cable-owned outfits? [more inside]
posted by MarshallPoe
on Jul 11, 2006 -