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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,279 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha

    Title: Eastbound & Down

    Cast: Danny McBride, Katy Mixon, John Hawkes & Will Ferrell

    Genre: Comedy

    Description: A self-centred, abrasive professional baseball player is forced to accept a job teaching phys ed at his old middle school

    Links: imdb, wiki

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith

  • Registered Users Posts: 222 ✭✭Blizzard

    Title: The Good Wife
    Cast: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi
    Genre: American Legal Drama
    Description: From wikipedia: The storyline focuses on Margulies as Alicia Florrick, the wife of Peter Florrick (Noth). Her husband has been jailed following a very public sex and corruption scandal. She returns to her old job as a litigator to rebuild her reputation and provide for her two children. The series was partly inspired by the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal.
    Watch this if you like: Damages, Law & Order

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,807 ✭✭✭✭Orion

    Title:The Pacific
    Cast: Joseph Mazzello, Toby Leonard Moore
    Genre: World War II, Drama
    Description: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
    Links: IMDB, HBO
    Watch this if you like: Band of Brothers

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,964 ✭✭✭ToniTuddle

    Title: Queer As Folk

    Cast: Aiden Gillen , Craig Kelly , Charlie Hunnam

    Genre: Drama

    Description: British show that chronicles the lives and loves of three gay men living in Machester's gay village around Canal Street in the 1990s. It caused some serious controversy due to the "frank" language and the explicit nature of the sex scenes.

    Links: Wiki , IMDB

    Watch this if you like: Funky 90s music! Something simliar I guess would be The L Word


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭Blushingblue

    Title: Nurse Jackie
    Cast: Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli, Eve Best, Merritt Wever
    Genre: Dark Comedy
    Description: An American dark comedy where a nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 99 ✭✭honkytonk52

    Title: Lie To Me
    Cast: Tim Roth Tim Roth Kelli Williams Brendan Hines Monica Raymund Hayley McFarland
    Genre: Drama Crime
    Description: the show, Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his colleagues in The Lightman Group accept assignments from third parties and assist in investigations, reaching the truth through applied psychology: interpreting microexpressions, through the Facial Action Coding System, and body language
    Watch this if you like:

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,641 ✭✭✭✭Elmo

    Title: An Crisis
    Cast: Risteard Cooper, Conor MacNeill, Norma Sheahan and Michelle Beamish
    Genre: Politcal Satire/Comedy
    Description: Setanta DePaor is the Acting Director of ACT (An Chomhairle Teanga) as the economic crisis sets in the new Minister in charge sends out an Inspector to insure money is spent wisely and correctly. The first episode see Setanta giving money for a new Irish Lanuage film directed by his Nephew, only his nephew doesn't have a word of Irish and the film is a silent one, the only irish is Lá Eile (which is missing the fada on the "a").
    In the second episode ACT met their counter parts in Bord O Ulster Scots, with meeting postponed and eventually carried out through Spanish, English and Irish.
    Watch this if you like:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,806 ✭✭✭✭KeithM89_old

    Title: "24"

    Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Cherry Jones

    Genre: Action/Thriller

    Description: CTU Agent Jack Bauer must stop terrorists within 24 hours.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,671 ✭✭✭DeepBlue

    Title: Damages
    Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Ted Danson, Zeljko Ivanek.
    Genre: Drama, Legal Practice, Action/Suspense, Mystery
    Description: Bright and sharp law school graduate Ellen Parsons becomes the protégée of the successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator Patricia Hewes. But nothing is what it seems.
    Links: FX | |
    Watch this if you like: Murder One


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,518 ✭✭✭matrim

    Title: Misfits
    Genre: Sci Fi, Comedy, Drama
    Description: When five young outsiders on community service get caught in a strange storm they soon realise they have developed superpowers.
    Watch this if you like: Skins, Heroes

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,518 ✭✭✭matrim

    Title: Being Human
    Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, Drama
    Description: A vampire, werewolf and ghost try to live together and have a normal life
    Watch this if you like: True Blood

  • Registered Users Posts: 41 Quilly

    Title: Treme

    Cast: John Goodman, Wendell Pierce , Kim Dickens, Khandi Alexander , Clarke Peters

    Genre: Music , Drama

    Description: Following the lives of musicians in New orleans after hurricane Katrina


    Watch this if you like: The Wire (same writers/producers)

  • Registered Users Posts: 619 ✭✭✭krpc

    Title: Alias
    Cast: Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan, Greg Grunberg, Bradley Cooper, Ron Rifkin
    Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Espionage, Science Fiction
    Description: An international secret agent recruited out of college is trained for espionage.
    Links: IMDB, Wikipedia,
    Watch this if you like: 24

  • Registered Users Posts: 619 ✭✭✭krpc

    Title: V
    Cast: Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, Joel Gretsch, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mark Hildreth
    Genre: Science Fiction, Drama
    Description: A re-imagining of the 1983 mini-series. An extraterrestrial race arrives on Earth with seemingly good intentions, only to slowly reveal their true machinations the more ingrained into society they become.
    Links: IMDB, Wikipedia,
    Watch this if you like: V - the 1983 mini-series

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,924 ✭✭✭✭RolandIRL

    Title: Stargate Universe
    Cast: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith
    Genre: Sci-Fi
    Description: An exploration team is unable to return to Earth after an evacuation to the Ancient ship Destiny, several billion light-years from Earth. They fight for their survival, discovering new worlds in a distant part of the Universe. The show is more about survival than the Stargate mythology.
    Links: Youtube Trailer Wikipedia
    Watch this if you like: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,148 ✭✭✭✭KnifeWRENCH


    Title: United States of Tara
    Cast: Toni Collette, John Corbett, RoseMarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist, Brie Larson
    Genre: Comedy-Drama
    Description: Housewife Tara Gregson (Collette) struggles having to raise a dysfunctional family. To make things even more complicated, she suffers from Disassociative Identity Disorder, and when stressed she will often transform into one of her alternative personalities (referred to as "alters")

    Links: Wikipedia
    Official site (on Showtime)

    Watch this if you like: The film Juno (the series was created by Juno writer Diablo Cody)

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,579 ✭✭✭BopNiblets

    Title: Community
    Cast: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase
    Genre: Comedy
    Description: A smarmy lawyer whose education is deemed void by the bar is forced to attend a local community college with an extremely eclectic staff and student body.
    Watch this if you like: 30 Rock, Arrested Development, lots of movie references in it too.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,806 ✭✭✭✭KeithM89_old

    Title: Modern Family
    Cast: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen.
    Genre: Comedy
    Description: A satirical look at three different families and the trials they face in each of their own uniquely comedic ways.
    Links: IMDB
    Watch this if you like: Arrested Development, Married with Children


  • Registered Users Posts: 85,974 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Title: Justified
    Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Natalie Zea, Joelle Carter, Nick Searcy
    Description: Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a 19th century-style but modern-day officer, who enforces his brand of justice which puts a target on his back with criminals and puts him at odds with his bosses in the U.S. Marshals Service. As a result of his having eagerly shot a Miami fugitive in a "justified" shooting in his South Florida assignment, he gets reassigned to the district covering his rural Eastern Kentucky mining hometown of Harlan County.

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 32,865 ✭✭✭✭MagicMarker

    Title: Big Love
    Cast: Bill Paxton, Chloë Sevigny, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Harry Dean Stanton, Željko Ivanek, Amanda Seyfried, Grace Zabriskie, Matt Ross, Mireille Enos and Cassi Thomson.
    Genre: Drama
    Description: Centers around a polygamist and his relationship with the three wives, all whom he is married to.
    Links: IMDB
    Watch this if you like: Anything made by HBO


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  • Registered Users Posts: 186 ✭✭Gumble01

    Title: Happy Town
    Cast: Robert Wisdom (The Wire)Amy Acker Geoff Stults Lauren German
    Genre: crime / drama
    Description: A mystery set in a small community that has just experienced its first serious crime in years.
    Watch this if you like: Twin Peaks

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭bazzachazza

    Title: Human Target
    Cast: Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley
    Genre: Action Drama
    Description: The San Francisco-based series follows the life of Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a unique private contractor, bodyguard and security expert hired to protect his clients. Rather than taking on the target's identity himself (as in the comic book version), he protects his clients by completely integrating himself into their lives, to become the human target. Chance is accompanied by his business partner Winston (Chi McBride) and hired gun Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley). He puts himself on the line to find the truth behind the mission. Even his own business partner Winston doesn't know what drove him towards this 'life'.
    Watch this if you like:The Die Hard films


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,924 ✭✭✭✭RolandIRL

    Title: Brothers and Sisters
    Cast: Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths
    Genre: Drama
    Description: Drama following the Walker clan, based in Pasadena, California. Good mix of funny, moving, and drama in one show. Just watch it and you'll love it
    Watch this if you like: Can't really compare it to anything else i've watched. It's in a whole league of its own.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,641 ✭✭✭✭Elmo

    Title: The Running Mate
    Cast: Denis Conway, Don Wycherley, Eamonn Hunt
    Genre: Drama/Comedy/Satire
    Description: By-election takes place in South Kerry. Political backbiting and intrigue that stems from the bid by a desperate politician to win a seat in a South Kerry constituency. It reveals the infighting and skulduggery that springs from constituency rivalry in rural Ireland. When his campaign begins to fall apart, Vincent Flynn(Conway) teams up with his hapless mate, Willie Costello (Wycherley), to form Carrigeen’s most unlikely political machine.
    Links: (soon)
    Airs: TG4 tonight at 10:30
    Watch this if you like: An Crisis, The West Wing, The Thick of It (I don't know if you should compare other shows).

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,924 ✭✭✭✭RolandIRL

    Title: Caprica
    Cast: Eric Stoltz, Esal Morales, Paula Malcomson
    Genre: Science Fiction, Family Saga
    Description: The prequel story to Battlestar Galactica, Caprica tells the story of how humanity created the robotic cylons, who would later try to destroy humanity in return for their enslavement. Caprica is concerned with a world intoxicated by success, rather than the dark, post-apocalyptic reimagining of BSG.
    Links: Wikipedia IMDB TVRage
    Watch this if you like: Battlestar Galactica

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29 Black Eye Guy

    Title: Better off Ted
    Cast: Jay Harrington, Portia DeRossi, Andrea Anders
    Genre: Comedy
    Description: Ted Crisp loves his job. He works for the team at Veridian Dynamics, where nothing is too far-fetched, or out of the ordinary. An average day for Ted could easily involve creating a suicidal turkey, for instance. The only problem is, Ted is ethical and the company is not.
    Links: IMDB YouTube Trailer
    Watch this if you like: Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The Office

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,641 ✭✭✭✭Elmo

    Title: The Wire: Season 5
    Cast: Dominic West, Sonja Sohn
    Genre: Drama
    Description: 15 months after the fourth season concludes, Mayor Carcetti's cuts in the police budget to redress the education deficit, forces the investigation of Marlo Stanfield to shut down. Cedric Daniels secures a detail to refocus on the prosecution of Senator Davis for corruption. Detective McNulty returns to the Homicide unit. McNulty decides to divert resources back to the police department by faking evidence to make it appear that a serial killer is murdering homeless men.
    The Baltimore Sun newspaper also faces budget cuts and the underfunded newsroom struggles to adequately cover the city, omitting many important stories. Commissioner Burrell continues to falsify crime statistics until Deputy Commissioner Valchek leaks unmodified figures to Carcetti. Carcetti fires Burrell and positions Daniels to replace him. Templeton falsely implicates Daniels in Burrell's departure and Burrell passes the file on Daniels' history of unexplained assets to politician Nerese Campbell.
    Watch this if you like: The First 4 seasons!, The Sheild, Homicide, Good TV!

    Season 5 repeated at 10pm each Thursday on TG4. Starts Tomorrow Night.

  • Registered Users Posts: 213 ✭✭waxer1986

    Title: Scoundrels
    Genre: Crime
    Description:Cheryl West is a middle-aged woman with four children; a set of male twins named Logan and Cal West, and daughters Heather West, and the youngest, Hope West. After Cheryl's career criminal husband Wolf gets a long prison sentence, Cheryl decides to make her family go straight.

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 32,865 ✭✭✭✭MagicMarker


    Title: Sons of Anarchy
    Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Mark Boone Junior, Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, Katey Sagal, Ryan Hurst
    Genre: Drama with a little action thrown in
    Description: A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle gang.
    Links: IMDB
    Watch this if you like: There's nothing else like this really that I can think of.

    Just finished watching the first season, and while it starts off a little slow it really picks up. A really well written show with a great cast to boot. Highly recommend.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,641 ✭✭✭✭Elmo

    Title: The Thick Of It
    Cast: Chris Addison, Peter Capaldi, James Smith
    Genre: Political Satire, Comedy
    Description: The scots seem to be angry. Ok so it isn't a stereotype, is it? but you wouldn't like to make Malcolm Tucker angry, one of those people your better off avoiding, just stay out of his way. The Media, The Spin Doctors, The Civil Servants and their puppets politicians. Set in the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship (DoSAC) a new super department that is the core of the government's "join up thinking". Minister Hugh Abbott wants to make his mark on the Department after the resignation of the previous Minister however he is under the strict control of Tucker who pressures him to toe the governments line.
    Watch this if you like: Yes Minister, In The Loop (spin off Film), Spin City, Val Falvey sorry An Crisis.

    Thursday's RTÉ Two.