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1-2 season run TV series with satisfying conclusions?

I'm looking for series that were cancelled after 1 or 2 seasons but also managed to end with a satisfying conclusion. My husband and I like these while we fill in empty space waiting for the next season of Castle to be out on DVD. [more inside]
posted by AllieTessKipp on Apr 26, 2014 - 65 answers

What television shows would you consider to be "emotionally harrowing"?

I'm looking for TV shows to watch that can best be described as "emotionally harrowing." Devastating, harrowing, deeply upsetting. There are episodes where I should feel stunned during the credits, feel simply emotionally drained. Extremely complex, raw nerve feelings to sort through. A sucker punch to the gut. You know the deal. I'm not fooling around, give me the awful feelings, straight and undiluted. PLEASE no spoilers or specifics. Feel free to explain, just be abstract and vague!
posted by naju on Apr 20, 2014 - 127 answers

Where can I find this necklace?

I really like the necklace that Lisa Kudrow's character wore on the season premiere of season 3 of Web Therapy (image inside). Where can I find something similar? [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Jan 30, 2014 - 3 answers

More shows like Downton Abbey and Wives & Daughters?

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]
posted by ancient star on Jan 14, 2014 - 54 answers

Feel good movies and TV shows.

Please give me recommendations for feel-good TV shows and movies that are available on Netflix streaming or Amazon Prime to help get me through a tough time. [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Dec 21, 2013 - 43 answers

You've got that autumn feeling.

Autumn/fall is my favorite season and I love the feel and experience of the leaves changing color, the chill in the air, and traditional fall activities. The episode "Kiss and Tell" from Gilmore Girls, for example, centers around an autumn festival and has this sort of atmosphere. Could you give me some movies/documentaries/tv shows/episodes that also embody autumn?
posted by holmesian on Oct 7, 2013 - 14 answers

Identify this reality-bending TV show episode

I once saw a show, which I remember as being from The Outer Limits, where two people discover that reality isn't as they thought. [more inside]
posted by jiawen on Aug 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Calm Cartoon, Cartoons WITHOUT LOUD NOISES.

I'm looking for some excellent mellow and relaxing cartoon suggestions à la Hey Arnold! - See, i think that show is so damn chill with the nice smooth Jazz playing in the background, soft pleasant voices and oozy coolness - it's perfect for when I'm getting ready to sleep and trying to relax after a long day (I've been in a 90s-and-earlier-cartoons-at-bedtime mood as of late) . I can't stand how many cartoons these days ARE LOUD AS SHIT with constant random bells and whistles and noises and needless yelling and shouting and noisy irritation constantly going off. So I don't want those. I'd love suggestions of mostly uniformly quietish yet still entertaining (preferably older) cartoons...like Doug, or I just watched Top Cat and it was lovely as well because no jarring sudden noises! You get the idea... I very much appreciate your suggestions, folks!
posted by slightlyamused on Jun 23, 2013 - 39 answers

What book series will be turned into movies/TV shows?

A coworker wanted to know what the next book series to be made into TV shows/movies are so he can get ahead of the curve. I have some ideas, but I'm looking for more. [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Jun 2, 2013 - 20 answers

What are some TV shows that feature hidden or subtle arcs?

I've asked before about shows with good or obvious story arcs, now I'm wondering about shows that have hidden or subtle story arcs. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on May 23, 2013 - 20 answers

Let me tell you a story about a horse while I diffuse this missile...

I'm trying to find TV shows (or films) that contain a particular trope that I noticed while watching some old 1980's shows lately. Namely shows where the main character provides a sort of running narration throughout. [more inside]
posted by katyggls on May 6, 2013 - 25 answers

Please recommend movies!

My boyfriend and I are having a hard time coming up with movies to watch. Brainstorming based off of movies, directors, and genres we tend to like has gotten us nowhere, so I'd like to see what the hivemind can come up with based off a list of our recent favourite tv shows. [more inside]
posted by to recite so charmingly on Apr 13, 2013 - 33 answers

Tracking iTunes Store prices on iOS?

I use an app on my iPhone and iPad called AppShopper to keep a list of iOS apps I'd like to buy. It tracks them and sends a push notification when their price changes (or when there's an update to the app). Is there another app like that out there that tracks movies, music and TV shows (and maybe apps) on the iTunes Store? If there's no app, is there a website that does this?
posted by jroybal on Mar 30, 2013 - 2 answers

Go Ricki! Go Ricki!

Where can I watch old talk shows? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Dec 1, 2012 - 4 answers

What movies/TV shows available for free with an amazon prime membership would I like?

Please recommend some movies and TV shows I would enjoy watching that are available for free streaming with an amazon prime membership. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Jul 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Can anybody help me find TV shows/documentaries/podcasts/literature on doctors and hospitals in Brazilian Portuguese?

Can anybody help me find TV shows/documentaries/podcasts/literature on doctors and hospitals in Brazilian Portuguese? [more inside]
posted by tvdveer on May 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Edutainment about computers

What educational children's shows have an episode about the internet and or computers in general? Episode name or number a bonus! [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Apr 10, 2012 - 13 answers

What's this piece called?

Please help me find the name of a classical music piece I saw performed on a TV program. [more inside]
posted by Devils Slide on Dec 23, 2011 - 4 answers

"Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion."

I fell in love with Vincent. Alas, I have now watched all of "Beauty & the Beast." Who can I fall in love with now? [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Aug 16, 2011 - 28 answers

Looking for recommendations similar to "Covert Affairs"

As a mid-20s female, I find USA's "Covert Affairs" to be an empowering, fun show to watch. Please recommend me more movies/TV shows/media with fun, feminine-but-not-overly-sexualized women who are accomplished and achieving their goals. [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Jul 16, 2011 - 24 answers

Help me to quirkify my life

I need some recommendations for TV shows set in small towns with quirky inhabitants. The more eccentric and lovable they are the better. [more inside]
posted by jihaan on Jun 27, 2011 - 51 answers

Waiting for the next playoff game is making me twitchy

Please recommend me some TV shows. Snowflakey list inside. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on May 2, 2011 - 44 answers

Prepetually remembered motions.

Help me identify a movie or tv show based on a half-remembered scene involving a bar patron ordering whiskey and water. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Oct 26, 2010 - 21 answers

I'll name that tune in....

TV Show Filter: Last nights (July 27) episode of Memphis Beat on TNT, right at the start Jason Lee (Dwight), DJ Qualls (Davey) and the rest of their drinking buddies were in a bar. Davey starting singing to a blues number on the juke box and the rest of them joined in - what was that song that was playing? [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay on Jul 28, 2010 - 2 answers

What are some great one-season TV shows?

What are some great one-season TV shows? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy on May 17, 2010 - 104 answers

Should I wait for Blu-ray TV show releases?

Will TV shows come out on Blu-ray? Which ones should I wait for, which shouldn't I? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Apr 4, 2010 - 9 answers

And Mendel Hagler as "Alf's cousin"

In my youth, I remember occasionally reading about contests where you'd win a cameo on a TV show. Were these real and did people get to do that? Did anyone famous come out of it? Is there an online archive of the contest winners somewhere where you can watch their acting?
posted by history is a weapon on Jan 23, 2010 - 14 answers

It's arrested development. And Arrested Development.

Premature Demise Filter: What TV shows, similar to Arrested Development, are excellent -- brilliant, even -- but were terminated seasons short of fruition? And, more importantly, why should I watch them? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Dec 28, 2009 - 62 answers

Why are the casts of tv shows referred to the way they are?

What determines how people get referred to in tv credits? [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Jul 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Smart, thoughtful TV shows

Northern Exposure and Star Trek DS9 fan, any good, smart, thoughtful TV shows out there? [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Jun 10, 2009 - 32 answers

How do I get iTunes to stop downloading?

How can I remove unwanted downloads from my iTunes queue so they won't get in the way of the stuff I do want? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Apr 24, 2009 - 2 answers

Childfree-positive movies?

Are there any childfree-positive movies or TV shows, i.e., where the protagonists 1) do not have children, 2) explicitly do not want children, 3) are reasonably happy with their choice, and 4) do not change their minds by the end of the story? (Spoilers herein for Four Christmases and Sex and the City.) [more inside]
posted by korpios on Feb 7, 2009 - 26 answers

Rogues living by their wits in corrupt societies.

I am looking for recommendations for TV series, movies and books of picaresque tales. Y'know... cheeky underdog rogue sticking it to The Man. [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on Feb 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Brilliant but cancelled?

What are some great, blink-and-you-missed them TV shows? [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Feb 4, 2009 - 119 answers

turn me on to some shows

Looking for a few laughs. If I like these TV comedies what else will I like? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jan 21, 2009 - 55 answers

What are some TV series with really good story arcs?

I love me some arcs. Please share your favorite TV shows that offer really good story arcs. Leaning towards mystery and sci-fi. I'd prefer shows that feature "factual accuracy" within the context of the show. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 28, 2008 - 75 answers

Memorializing fans in-medium

In-medium tributes: Can you think of instances where fans/players have died and been memorialized in some way in a show or game (if you can think of other forms where this has happened go right ahead)? Examples would be Leyla Harrison (X-Files) or Dak "Caylee" Krause (World of Warcraft).
posted by calistasm on Jul 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Best Shows on TV

TV-Filter: I'd love to get your recommendations for best tv shows on at the moment. [more inside]
posted by neblina_matinal on May 26, 2008 - 45 answers

Looking for a television episode from a long time ago.

TV Filter: Help me find an episode of a show I saw over a decade ago. [more inside]
posted by occidental on May 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Help quench my insatiable appetite for scandal

Investigative TV journalism : I'm obsessed and now I want more. [more inside]
posted by Planet F on Apr 14, 2008 - 7 answers

i blame the writers strike

What good TV shows can I watch on DVD that won't leave me frustrated? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Feb 12, 2008 - 66 answers

Blockbuster censorship?

Can anyone prove that Blockbuster edits out content they deem obscene or immoral? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Nov 28, 2007 - 32 answers

Identify old TV shows

Can you identify two 90's TV shows/movies? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Nov 8, 2007 - 8 answers

How much do reality TV families make?

Guilty Pleasure Filter: How much do reality TV families make? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 13, 2007 - 17 answers

Hustle, Series 2, who did the dog paintings?

In the BBC show Hustle, series 2, the gang stays at a hotel in London decorated with huge dog portraits. They're straight on, un-ironic portraits of dog faces. They're fabulous. Does anyone know who painted them?
posted by OmieWise on Apr 26, 2007 - 10 answers

How much of a TV show season is taped beforehand?

How much of a TV season is filmed before the season begins to be shown on TV? [more inside]
posted by sherlockt on Apr 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Is there a place online to find old episodes of the Daily Show?

Where can I find an old Daily Show episode online? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 4, 2006 - 4 answers

Crime Scene Investigation

CSI-filter. I'm considering buying a season of CSI (the original, Las Vegas show) as a birthday present for a fan. Is there any consensus out there on which is the best season? It looks like seasons 1 through 4 are available, but I can't afford more than one.
posted by jasper411 on May 27, 2005 - 10 answers

Great American Dream Machine nostalgia

Do any of you remember a PBS show, late 60's early 70's called The Great American Dream Machine? The last show had a segment about FBI involvement in bombings and fires on university campuses,presumably to justify on campus investigations by the FBI. By the next week this show was canceled. A very early leak of what later became COINTELPRO.
It was a favorite of mine,any one here remember it?
posted by hortense on Dec 6, 2004 - 9 answers

The power of Neilsen Ratings

I just got a Neilsen ratings box two weeks ago. Just how much power am I weilding here? Can i prevent the cancellation of shows? [more inside]
posted by joelf on Nov 19, 2004 - 8 answers

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