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    Whats shows are everyone enjoying at the moment?

    I am looking forward to the imminent return of Walking Dead (last series best yet), Boardwalk Empire (always great) and Elementary (one of my particular favourites at the moment).

    Orphan Black is pretty good and I just finished Derek on catch up.

    Got The Blacklist to recording but not started yet and The Tunnel to come soon.

    Must admit my latest guilty discovery is The Great British Bake Off!!
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    I might be here a while...

    My current weekly TV schedule is something along the lines of - The Mentalist, Castle, The Blacklist, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Agents of Shield, Strictly Come Dancing and Great British Bake Off.

    The Blacklist is a very good FBI show, James Spader is superb (looking forward to him as Ultron). The Mentalist is now in Season 6 and is finally closing in on Red John. Castle is also in season 6 now and hasn't had a bad episode yet this season.

    Sleepy Hollow is a decent watch for those who like spooky magicy things and Brooklyn Nine Nine is quite a good police comedy.

    Now, I'm a big fan of Joss Whedon TV shows (Firefly, Dollhouse, currently working through Buffy and Angel) but Agents of Shield just isn't hitting the top mark yet. Maybe because it just feels like it's paving in between the cracks of the films, maybe it's the incredibly slow character development. Whatever it is, Arrow is a better superhero show by far. Only 2 episodes into season 2 but it is up with Castle as the show I look forward to most each week.

    Strictly is light, fun and watchable for various reasons, and again GBBO is light, entertaining and filled with tasty treats.

    I couldn't get into Elementary (gave up after a single episode) as it just didn't measure up to Sherlock. Probably not fare to compare the two, but even RDJ's Holmes was bland compared to Cumberbatch.

    Things I'm looking forward to - Almost Human (Futuristic cop show starring Eomer/Dread/Bones) and Intelligence, which looks like a less funny but slightly more technical version of Chuck. Not sure about the new season of The Following, as I don't know how much more can be done after the ending of season 1. Of course, there is always season 3 of Sherlock in January.
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    • #3
      Dark Skies
      Season 2 Copper
      Peaky Blinders
      Life
      Vikings Season 1
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      • #4
        I don't actually watch TV as such, though I do catch the odd documentary on BBCiplayer. Mostly I watch stuff using my Lovefilm account, both on DVD and streaming. I'm currently wading through all the classic Doctor Whos and I've got as far as Peter Davison so I've a long way to go yet. Vikings is on my watchlist along with Whitechapel and 39 Steps. I've no idea what those three will be like but it's free with the package so...
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          I'm also watching;
          Wrong Men's and Atlantis
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          • #6
            Is that Stargate Atlantis? SG1 was good if you could get round the rather wooden acting in the first few seasons and the Goa'uld were a good nemesis but in Atlantis the Wraith have got to be the worst enemies ever. A bunch of hissing emo kids, I can't take them seriously. They'd have been better off leaving them alone to self harm themselves to death. It does improve marginally but Rodney is the only thing that keeps it afloat.
            "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area" - UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer
            "I think they should all be topless, they're just more fun that way" - Vegascat
            "I once hit a guy in the face with a crap" - NeatPete
            "The doctor put me on a course of placebos," said the lady in the straw hat. "But I don't take them. I'm saving them all up for a mock suicide attempt."
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            • #7
              I'd guess at Atlantis being the new BBC show. Since it follows on from Strictly I've been watching it, but so far it has been completely underwhelming. Supposedly it is from the people who created Merlin (which was rather good until the final episode) but it just seems lacking. Even Mark Addy as Hercules is cheesy and irritating.
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              • #8
                Yeah the new BBC show, it's got some mixed reviews but Im enjoying it.
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                • #9
                  I'm watching Park and Rec on Netflix instant and Dexter on Bluray. Something big just happened on Dexter but I need the next disc to see what happens. Arg... It's killing me. (get it)

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                  • #10
                    Where are you up to with Dexter? It's been one of my favourite shows for the past 4 years or so, just waiting on the season 8 box to complete my set and start from the beginning again
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                    • #11
                      His sister just walked in on him.

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                      • #12
                        Catching him playing with himself using a discarded banana skin....
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                        • #13
                          Oh, that bit is rather good. I didn't think season 6 was all that great but 7 is a step up, and 8 up again, back to the level of one and two.
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                          • #14
                            I just marathoned Sherlock for a 2nd run. C'mon season 3! I've been meaning to try Elementary.

                            Counting down to the Dr. Who 50th.

                            Heidi and I ended up with Star Trek Original series on blu-ray - and I'm actually seeing most of these for the very first time and loving every campy minute of it. (I grew up on TNG)

                            Beyond that - my wife loves reality series and I love watching them with her. We are currently keeping up with The Little Couple - probably the most 'real' reality series on tv.

                            Oh - watched the first episode of the Michael J. Fox show - hilarious.

                            And I tend to watch The Soup with Joel McHale...
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                            • #15
                              I really like Elementary and in fact would say it is as good if not better than Sherlock once you get into it.

                              We watched about half of arrow then gave up.

                              The premise that he could take on all these gun wielding folks with a bow and arrow pushed it too far for me and the production felt a bit cheap. Same for revolution, I really liked the idea but everyone was too good looking and clean and well kept, they lack grittiness. I dont want shows to feel like a disney show, I want them to feel real.

                              Actually probably my favourite show right now is Phineas and Ferb!
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