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What are UKARians watching on TV?

Tue 18 Jun 2013, 7:11 pm

We have a music thread and a books thread, I figured I'd ask what UKAR are watching (or re-watching) on the box?

Couple of shows I have got into in the past few months:

Suits (kind of a pre-requisite for a law student :wink: )
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
Newsroom (somewhat unheard of but it is just fantastic)
Bluestone 42
I'm re-watching all of Blackadder right now and I also found season 1 of Airwolf on DVD for the sum of £2 so I'm getting back into that. :rock: :rock:

A few others I can't think of right now but those are the ones I'm trying to stay up to date with at the moment.

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Tue 18 Jun 2013, 7:32 pm

Nothing really , TV-wise ( I don't do Sky & most terrestrial TV is garbage )
On the DVD front , though.......
Both series of 'Game of Thrones' ( understandable why they don't , but I wish they followed the books more )
Only just finished watching a back-to-back-fest of both series of 'Hell on Wheels' ( much better than 'Deadwood' & nice to see proper period caplock pistols used , not to mention them sounding like they should )
Oh , and the sex-and-gore-fest that is 'Spartacus' !! :biggrin:

All I'm waiting for now is the DVD release of the last series of 'The Walking Dead' to get my fix of blood , snot & gore !! :lol:

Edited to say :
Nearly forgot......been after it for years & now I've finally got it.......the DVD box-set of the '80s television series 'ANZACs' !! ( Still as good as I remembered it )

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Tue 18 Jun 2013, 7:41 pm

Nothing. I do watch TV but this year the only thing I've seen is the boxed set of the Wire I was given for Christmas. Started it in March and finished it on Sunday. It's difficult to put words to how much I enjoyed it.

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Tue 18 Jun 2013, 9:56 pm

We're pretty diverse and watch a lot of Telly :wink:
today its been..
Bargain hunt BBC1-Ascot racing C4 -Neighbours C5 -Father Brown BBC2 -The One show BBC1(second half)-Animal heroes ITV -The Route masters BBC2...ooh and,I'll say it softly...wife likes Doctors BBC1 but thats almost a step too far! :grin:
life shouldnt be too serious and its not for us tellywise either...and now for me its an hour of Mark Radcliffe Radio2 :wink:

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Tue 18 Jun 2013, 10:42 pm

Not all on air at the moment but some of my favourites include;

Southlands
Chicago Fire
Casualty
Top Gear
Ice Pilots

And looking forward to the return of 24! :drool:

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Tue 18 Jun 2013, 11:25 pm

Just started watching 'The Americans' on ITV, looks like it has a lot of potential to be a good series and gives many an insight into the 'Cold War' from the Red side.
Apart from that my viewing consists mostly of HBO shows. House of Lies was an excellent piece as is the Newsroom.

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Tue 18 Jun 2013, 11:36 pm

I've been watching Hannibal on Living TV. It hasn't really reached the heights I thought it would based on what some people were saying about it. Other than that I tend to watch Pointless quite a lot, and also The Big Bang Theory.

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Tue 18 Jun 2013, 11:48 pm

There's so much amazing TV around, where do you start. Some of these aren't new shows but worth hunting down...

Friday Night Lights
Breaking Bad
The Wire
The Sopranos
Game of Thrones
Deadwood
House of Cards
The Fall
McCoys and Hatfields
Mad Men
American Horror Story
Revolution
Boss
The Walking Dead
Portlandia

And if you want something funny, Flight of the Conchords is up for repeated viewings

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Wed 19 Jun 2013, 12:09 am

The current shows I watch

Big Bang Theory
Criminal Minds
The Simpsons
Dexter (New and final series starts in the US on 30th June :cool:, hope it's better than series 7 which lost the plot :grin: )
Not going out
Mock of the Week
Russell Howard's Good News
Question time :grin:
The Apprentice
Bluestone 42 (Was very good, glad BBC 3 have done the right thing and picked it up for a second series)
The Walking Dead

Also will delve into some classics on DVD

Alias
The West Wing
The Shield
The X files
Six Feet Under
Millennium (First two season before it went crap in the final season)
24

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Wed 19 Jun 2013, 7:04 am

I rarely get chance to watch any decent 'telly', these days.

I do, however, make a point of watching 'The Chase' every teatime.
I love to see the Joe Public teams beat the chasers.



We have recently had a You View box installed, so maybe, I'll get to watch/record a bit more of what I'm regularly missing.
(The wife and children 'own' the remote control in our house!)

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Wed 19 Jun 2013, 1:42 pm

I'm watching England surprise everyone in the ICC Champions Trophy.

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Wed 19 Jun 2013, 1:44 pm

The only TV series I go out of my way to watch at the moment is New Girl!

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Wed 19 Jun 2013, 1:50 pm

Confederations Cup.

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Wed 19 Jun 2013, 1:52 pm

I currently watch
NCIS, Mythbusters, Dads Army, Allo Allo, Airport Live(brought to you by Airbus), Family Guy, American Dad, Big Bang Theory, Revolution.

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Wed 19 Jun 2013, 1:53 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Confederations Cup.


Two superb fixtures this evening.

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Wed 19 Jun 2013, 3:09 pm

Out of the ones mentioned so far I'd go with The Wire, The Americans, The Walking Dead, The Sopranos, Mad Men, and Dexter. Sadly, all too often I get into a show which subsequently goes on to Sky, and then I'm stuffed! Another one that I like that I don't think has been mentioned is True Blood. Oh, and The White Queen that has only just started. Based on the latter stages of the Wars of the Roses. So far looks reasonably accurate historically speaking.
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Wed 19 Jun 2013, 3:26 pm

The Americans
Mythbusters
Fast n Loud
Walking Dead
Ice Pilots
24
Falling Sky's
Wheeler Dealers
Band Of Brothers
The Pacific
Storage Wars

To name a few.

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Wed 19 Jun 2013, 11:53 pm

RJC1878 wrote:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:Confederations Cup.


Two superb fixtures this evening.

What an unbelievable game tonight!!! Best match I've seen in years. Japan deserved something from it though, and some shocking penalty decisions.

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Thu 20 Jun 2013, 12:39 am

Just been announced James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano has died after a "massive heart attack" at the age of 51 :sad: Will have to re watch the The Sopranos in honour of him

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Thu 20 Jun 2013, 1:20 am

tomcatforever wrote:Just been announced James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano has died after a "massive heart attack" at the age of 51.Will have to re watch the The Sopranos in honour of him.


Just seen this as well, can't quite believe it. Massive fan of 'The Sopranos'. Thoughts go to his family.

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Thu 20 Jun 2013, 11:29 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote:
RJC1878 wrote:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:Confederations Cup.


Two superb fixtures this evening.

What an unbelievable game tonight!!! Best match I've seen in years. Japan deserved something from it though, and some shocking penalty decisions.


Great game; frenetic, end-to-end play. Japan did deserve something from the match, the style of football they play is very easy on the eye - a joy to watch; reminiscent of Brazil, at times.

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Thu 20 Jun 2013, 11:47 am

Exiler wrote:Just seen this as well, can't quite believe it. Massive fan of 'The Sopranos'. Thoughts go to his family.


Same here. The Sopranos was one of the best drama series ever. I've got the whole lot in boxed sets.

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Thu 20 Jun 2013, 11:49 am

Watch less and less TV at the moment and more stuff on DVD etc, working my way through the Westwing at the moment, some of the episodes are way ahead of their time (gun control for example) and the acting is top notch, 2 more episodes tonight. Then thinking about revisiting Hill Street Blues

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Thu 20 Jun 2013, 11:50 am

RJC1878 wrote:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:Confederations Cup.


Two superb fixtures this evening.


On paper anway, the bit of the Brazil vs Mexico game I saw was very poor!

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Thu 20 Jun 2013, 11:55 am

stuart n wrote:
RJC1878 wrote:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:Confederations Cup.


Two superb fixtures this evening.


On paper anway, the bit of the Brazil vs Mexico game I saw was very poor!



How many will Spain put past Tahiti tonight??
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