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TV Show Recommendations *NO DISCUSSION*

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    This is a TV show recommendation thread. The idea being, if you want a new TV show to watch, you can take a gander at this thread and see what others recommend. And if you want to recommend something yourself, you can either start a new post or endorse one of the shows already posted.

    So this is how it will (or should) work. If you want to post about a show that hasn’t been mentioned here already, create a new post and fill in the following information:

    Watch this if you like:

    This should be the only information you put in a post. If there’s important information that you feel should be included, then go ahead but try and make it relevant. And don’t write about more than one show per post, so that each show can be thanked separately.

    There’s no point putting in information like the current series or what channel it’s on as this information will change.

    If you want to recommend a show that someone else has posted already, then all you have to do is thank that post (the little thumbs up icon in the bottom right of each post).

    Important: This is NOT a discussion thread. If you want to talk about a show then start your own thread. Just keep to the show details and everything should work out fine.

    If you want to discuss this thread, then there's a thread here. If you find information in a post that is wrong, either point it out in the link above, or PM the poster. Note that posts can only be edited up to 2 days after originally being posted. After that, it's up to a mod, and they have better things to do with their time (well, they should!).



  • Title: House
    Cast: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Sean Leonard
    Genre: Medical Drama
    Description: An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits

  • Title: Eureka
    Cast: Colin Ferguson, Jordan Hinson, Erica Cerra,
    Neil Grayston, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Ed Quinn
    Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy
    Description: A car accident leads U.S. Marshal Jack Carter into the top-secret Pacific Northwest town of Eureka. For decades, the United States government has relocated the world's geniuses to Eureka, a town where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand.

  • Title: Lost
    Cast: Matthew Fox, Naveen Andrews, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Evangeline Lilly, Yunjin Kim,
    Daniel Dae Kim, Terry O'Quinn, Dominic Monaghan
    Genre: Mystery
    Description: After Oceanic Air Flight 815 tears apart in mid-air and crashes on a Pacific island on September 22nd 2004, its survivors are forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. But they discover that the island holds many secrets, including a mysterious smoke monster, polar bears, housing with electricity and hot & cold running water, a group of island residents known as "The Others," and a mysterious man named Jacob. The survivors also find signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th century sailing ship called The Black Rock and the ruins of an ancient statue, as well as bunkers belonging to the DHARMA Initiative -- a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past.

  • Title: Warehouse 13
    Cast: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, CCH Pounder
    Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy
    Description: After saving the life of an international diplomat in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked away to a covert location in South Dakota that houses supernatural objects that the U.S. Government has collected over the centuries. Their new assignment: retrieve some of the missing objects and investigate reports of new ones.

  • Title: Battlestar Galactica
    Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis
    Genre: Sci-Fi
    Description: A re-imagining of the original series in which a "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of the last remnants of mankind flees pursuing robots while simultaneously searching for their true home, Earth.

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  • Title: Arrested Development
    Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, David Cross, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Ron Howard
    Genre: Comedy
    Description: Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

  • Title: Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Cast: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman
    Genre: Comedy
    Description: He's got it all: a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a great home..what could possibly go wrong for Larry David? Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in this hilarious, off-kilter comedy series that presents an unflinching, self-depreciating depiction of his life.

  • Title: The Wire
    Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Lance Reddick
    Genre: Drama
    Description: Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement. One of the best TV shows ever to grace our screens
    HBO Official Site

  • Title: The Shield
    Cast: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, CCH Pounder, Benito Martinez, Jay Karnes
    Genre: Crime, Drama
    Description: The series focuses on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions.

  • Title: Heroes
    Cast: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, Ali Larter, Masi Oka, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Adrian Pasdar
    Genre: Sci-Fi
    Description: Heroes is a serial saga about people all over the world discovering that they have superpowers and trying to deal with how this change affects their lives.

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  • Title: Generation Kill
    Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas, Stark Sands, Billy Lush
    Genre: War, Drama
    Description: A short mini-series set slightly before and during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Filmed from the perspective of the Americans. A true to life representation of the war, chronicling the feelings of guilt of the soldiers and the incompetence of some of the commanding officers, all from the viewpoint of a Reporter sent to travel with the 1st Recon Marines. If you liked Band of Brothers you will love this.
    Links: IMDB, Metacritic

  • Title: Freaks and Geeks
    Cast: Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Martin Starr, John Francis Daley, Samm Levinne, Busy Phillips
    Genre: Comedy, Drama
    Description: High School Dramedy set in the early '80s (but filmed in 1999), following the lives of two McKinley High cliques... The Freaks and The Geeks

  • Title: Supernatural
    Cast: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins
    Genre: Drama, Paranormal
    Description: Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as Dean and Sam Winchester, two brothers who travel the country looking for their missing father and battling evil spirits along the way.

  • Title: Oz
    Cast: Ernie Hudon, Harold Perrineau, Lee Tergesen, JK Simmons, Terry Kinney, Dean Winters, Rita Moreno, George Morfogen, Eamonn Walker, BD Wong, Kirk Acevedo, Lauren Velez, Christpher Meloni, Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje
    Genre: Prison Drama
    Description: Gritty prison drama focusing on the lives of both the inmates and prison staff.

  • Title: The Sopranos
    Cast: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Jamie Lynn-Sigler, Michael Imperioli, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, Steven Van Zandt, Dominic Chianese, Aida Turturro, Drea de Matteo, Steve Schirripa, Vincent Pastore, Nancy Marchand
    Genre: Drama
    Description: Gritty Drama following the lives of a New Jersey Mob and the Soprano family.

  • Title: Band of Brothers
    Cast: Damian Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg, Ron Livingston, Frank John Hughes, Scott Grimes, Rick Gomez, Kirk Acevedo, Michael Cudlitz
    Genre: Drama, Action/Suspense
    Description: Band of Brothers is a 10-part miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for HBO. The miniseries follows Easy Company, an army unit during World War II, from their initial training at Camp Toccoa to the conclusion of the war. The series is based on the book written by the late Stephen E Ambrose.

  • Title: Burn Notice
    Cast: Jeffrey Donovan Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless
    Genre: Spy Action Dramedy
    Description: A spy recently disavowed by the US Government uses his Special Ops training to help others in trouble.

  • Title: Fringe
    Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo
    Genre: Drama/Paranormal/Conspiracy
    Description: The FBI teams up with a formerly-institutionalized scientist - who was performing experiments on the fringe of real science - and his son to investigate weird crimes that are seemingly part of a larger pattern.
    Links: IMDB

  • Title: The Office (US)
    Cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Creed Bratton, Oscar Nuñez, Paul Lieberstein, Ed Helms, Craig Robinson
    Genre: Comedy
    Description: Based on the popular British series of the same name, this faster-paced American version follows the daily interactions of a group of idiosyncratic office employees at paper company Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch via a documentary film crew's cameras.

  • Title: 30 Rock
    Cast: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Katrina Bowden, Keith Powell, Maulik Pancholy, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, Lonny Ross, John Lutz
    Genre: Comedy
    Description: Dealing with life in a studio at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Plaza (the title is a shortening of that), the show centers around Liz Lemon, played by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey, who's the head writer of The Girlie Show. When her old boss dies and a new boss comes in (Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy), demanding the addition of a volatile former movie star (and re-branding the show TGS with Tracy Jordan in the process), Liz must figure out how to keep things running smoothly without losing her mind.

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  • Title: Kings
    Cast: Ian McShane (thats all you really need to know), Christopher Egan, Susanna Thompson, Allison Miller, Eamonn Walker, Sebastian Stan, Dylan Baker
    Genre: Counterfactual , Religio-political allegory
    Description: Essentially interprets the rise of king David (as told in the book of kings in ye olde Bible) as happening in an alternative timeline. This take place in a (technologically contemporary) America that is comprised of a series of warring kingdoms and baronies as opposed to a federal state. Frankly I think Ian McShane's performance here out classes his phenomenal turn on deadwood.

    Links:IMDB IGN

  • Title: Dexter
    Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, C.S. Lee, James Remar, Erik King
    Genre: Drama, Action/Suspense
    Description: Based on Jeff Lindsay's novels Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter this crime thriller follows Dexter Morgan. Dexter is a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department. He is the main support for his sister. He has a steady girlfriend, with two kids who adore him. He also has an active "night life". Based on a code instilled in him by his foster father, Harry, he hunts down people who have escaped justice and makes sure they don't get away with a crime again.

  • Title: Chuck
    Cast: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster
    Genre: Comedy, Action/Suspense
    Description: Government secrets become embedded in the head of a computer nerd, who soon finds himself working with the CIA.
    Links: | | NBC | Yvonne

  • Title: Breaking Bad
    Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte.
    Genre: Drama, Comedy, Action/Suspense
    Description: A mild mannered chemistry teacher "breaks bad" to become a crystel meth drug kingpin after learning he's got terminal cancer.
    Links: AMC | |

  • Title: Mad Men
    Cast: Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks
    Genre: Drama
    Description: Drama set in New York advertising agency with the focus on the smooth and successful Don Draper who may not be who he seems.
    Links: AMC | |

  • Title: True Blood
    Cast: Anna Paquin,Stephen Moyer,Sam Trammell,Ryan Kwanten
    Genre: Drama
    Description: Set in a fictional contemporary world where vampires have "outed" themselves. The series follows the residents of a small sleepy louisiana town experiencing life in a world with vampires, amongst other things.
    Links: | IMDB

  • Title: Californication
    Cast: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone
    Genre: Drama/Comedy
    Description: A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women.
    Links: IMDB Showtime

  • Title: Legend of the Seeker
    Cast: Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence, Jay Laga'aia, Craig Parker
    Genre: fantasy drama
    Description: Based on the series of Books The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind, a younger man Richard Cypher discovers that he is the Seeker if Truth and must fulfill the prophacy by killing the evil Darken Rahl.

  • Title: Friday Night Lights
    Cast: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford; Scott Porter, Adrienne Palicki, Monka Kelly, Aimee Teegarden, Taylor Kitsch, Jesse Plemons, Gaius Charles
    Genre: Drama
    Description: Highs & lows of life in a small town in Texas where Friday night football is everything and the high school team is the focus of a whole town's hopes.

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  • Title: Leverage
    Cast: Timothy Hutton, Christian Kane, Gina Bellman, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge
    Genre: Crime Caper Dramedy
    Description: Former insurance investigator Nate Ford and his band of cohorts act as modern-day Robin Hoods, pulling elaborate scams targeted against the greedy and the corrupt.