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


    Title: Hung
    Cast: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Anne Heche
    Genre: Comedy-Drama
    Description: A man decides to become an escort after his house burns down, which is the final straw in a series of bad luck events.
    Links: Wiki | IMDB | TV.com
    Watch this if you like: Other HBO drama.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,354 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil


    Title: Homicide: Life on the Street
    Cast: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor, Isabella Hofmann, Andre Braugher, Melissa Leo, Daniel Baldwin and Ned Beatty
    Genre: Drama
    Description: This series follows a shift of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It's not CSI. It lives in the dialogue and the interaction between the characters and of course, Baltimore. It's not as gritty or as fearless as The Wire, but it's not meant to be. The politics of the higher ups in the police is there, same with the tight resources, the projects, the public perception of the police, etc.
    Links: Wiki | IMDB
    Watch this if you like: The Wire, The Corner, Treme

    (It's currently on RTE some night at 2-3am, not sure what series)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,123 ✭✭✭GodlessM


    Title: Jericho
    Cast: Skeet Ulrich, Richard Spreight Jnr., Lennie James, Michael Gaston, etc.
    Genre: Drama/Action
    Description: Follows the events of a small town in Kansas in the aftermath of a major nuclear attack on the US.
    Links: IMDB


  • Registered Users Posts: 341 ✭✭Oleg Luzhny


    Title: Packed to the Rafters
    Cast: Rebecca Gibney, Erik Thomson, Jessica Marais, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren, Zoe Ventoura, George Houvardas, James Stewart
    Genre: Comedy-Drama
    Description: The series centres around Dave and Julie Rafter and their three children Rachel, Ben and Nathan. Plenty of light-hearted moments throughout and the show is also able to tackle serious social issues at the same time and does so very well.
    Links: Wiki IMDB Channel Seven website


  • Registered Users Posts: 341 ✭✭Oleg Luzhny


    Title: Veronica Mars
    Cast: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, Michael Muhney
    Genre: Drama, Mystery
    Description: In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California, the rich and powerful make the rules. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator dedicated to solving the town's toughest mysteries. Veronica used to be one of the popular girls, but it all came crumbling down around her after her best friend, Lilly, was murdered, and her then-sheriff father, Keith, was removed from office for naming Lilly's rich father as the lead suspect. During the day, Veronica must negotiate high school like any average teenage girl. But at night, she helps with her father's struggling, new private investigator business and what she finds may tear the town of Neptune apart at the seams.
    Links: Wiki IMDB TV.com


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


    Title: Being Erica
    Cast:Erin Karpluk, Tyron Leitso, Vinessa Antoine
    Genre:Comedy-drama
    Description:The show revolves Erica Strange, a woman who begins seeing a therapist to deal with regrets in her life, only to discover the therapist has the ability to send her back in time to actually relive these events and even change them.
    Links:Wiki, IMDB
    Watch this if you like: Other Canadian tv


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,670 ✭✭✭DeepBlue


    Title: The Walking Dead
    Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Jeffrey DeMunn and Chandler Riggs.
    Genre: Drama, Horror, Action/Suspense
    Description: A six-episode series which tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, traveling in search of a safe and secure home.
    Based on the comic of the same name which goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies who take a toll on the survivors, and sometimes the interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their continuing survival than the zombies that roam the country. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and some grow willing to do anything to survive.
    Links: AMC | TVRage.com | IMDB.com
    Watch this if you like: 28 Days Later, Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead and anything to do with Zombies.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 9 gramo173


    Title: Boardwalk empire
    Cast:steve buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Graham
    Genre:drama, action
    Description:The show is based in 1920's prohibition in atlantic city with steve buscemi's character running the city. it is a great show.
    Links:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0979432/
    Watch this if you like: Anything martin scorce


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


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    Title 15 Storeys High
    Cast Sean Lock and Benedict Wong. It has cameos from Peter Serafinowicz,Perry Benson, Bill Bailey and one of its writers Mark Lamaar.
    Genre: British Comedy.
    Plot It follows Vince a cranky lifeguard who lives with an incredibly innocent housemate named Errol who has left home. Vince is a petty little man who nobody really likes but it's oblivious to him. In the apartment block for the 12 episodes we meet a range of bizarre individuals who some to be out of out a horror movie!
    Links
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/15storeyshigh/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_Storeys_High
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354262/
    Watch this if you like: Spaced, Help, People Like Us, The Office.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭cosmic


    Title: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Cast: Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito
    Genre: Comedy
    Description: Set in an unsuccessful Irish bar in Philadelphia. Based on a group of friends who are completely self centred and absolutley horrible to eachother. Completely hilarious!
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_Always_Sunny_in_Philadelphia http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472954/
    Watch this if you like: Comedy


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭pappyodaniel


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    Title: Pulling
    Cast: Sharon Horgan Tanya Franks Rebekah Staton Cavan Clerkin
    Genre: Comedy-Drama
    Description: Pulling is a BBC comedy series about three single female friends who live in London. It was co-written by Sharon Horgan (sister of Irish rugby player Shane Horgan) and Dennis Kelly and stars Sharon Horgan as Donna, Tanya Franks as Karen, Rebekah Staton as Louise and Cavan Clerkin as Karl.
    Links: Wiki


  • Registered Users Posts: 85,850 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Title: Raising Hope
    Cast: Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward and Cloris Leachman
    Genre: Comedy
    Description: Jimmy Chance, who hasn't made the best decisions in life, is trying his best to raise his daughter with the help of his family who didn't do the best job raising him as a child. His family consists of a working mom and dad Virginia and Burt, and an almost never-lucid grandma Maw Maw. Sabrina, a worker at the local store that Jimmy has a crush on.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_Hope


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭pappyodaniel


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    Title: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
    Cast: David Cross Sharon Horgan Blake Harrison Will Arnett
    Genre: Comedy-Drama
    Description: It is about an American (Cross) who takes a job running the sales team selling the energy drink Thunder Muscle at the London branch of his company, but who has no experience of British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee.
    Links: Wiki


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,081 Mod ✭✭✭✭ziedth


    Title: Journeyman
    Cast: Kevin McKidd, Gretchen Egolf and Moon Bloodgood
    Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    Description: Canceled time travel series that I basically think was to clever for the US, follows the story of Dan who gains the ability to randomly travel back in time and help people. Definately worth a look
    Links: IMDB
    Watch if you liked: Daily Edition, Quantum leap , Any time travel show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 85,850 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


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    Title: Terriers
    Cast: Donal Logue, Michael Raymond James, Laura Allen and Rockmond Dunbar
    Genre: Dramedy
    Description:
    Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic, Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal, Britt Pollack in an unlicensed private investigation business in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California.
    Links:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terriers_(TV_series)
    http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/terriers/
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1493239/


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,188 ✭✭✭wil


    Title: howNOTtoliveyourlife -series 3
    Cast: Dan Clark, David Armand, Leila Hoffman, Laura Haddock,
    Genre: adult sitcom
    Description: Don (a cross between Rik Mayall in Bottom and Ben Chaplin in Game On) vain, shallow, layabout, socially inept, un-pc, narcissistic, unembarassable general dickhead 20-something loveable loser shares his dead grandmothers house with his grandmothers (now his) carer (sort of male Mrs Doyle crossed with a besotted golden retriever))and his oap ex neighbour(a sort of female Fr Jack). He narrates over his situations with some Scrubs type imaginary asides of lists of things he would or wouldnt do etc. Socially wrong stuff with his occasional attempt at doing right.
    Written and starring Dan Clark, got good in series 2
    Links: wiki, imdb, sample1, sample2
    Watch if you liked: Game on, Bottom, Fr Ted, Family Guy


  • Registered Users Posts: 673 ✭✭✭merlie


    Title: Bedlam
    Cast: Will Young, Theo James, Charlotte Salt and Ashley Madekwe.
    Genre: Supernatural drama
    Description: The conversion of a former mental asylum into a plush new apartment block called Bedlam Heights is probably asking for trouble. Will Young stars as one of the residents who is terrorised by the spirits of former patients who are set on terrifying the new residents of the building
    Links: http://www.tv.com/bedlam/show/79960/summary.html?tag=page_nav;subtabs;summary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHRpMe0ORSQ
    http://tv.sky.com/will-young-to-star-in-living-drama


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,365 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    Title: Treme
    Cast: Lots of the Wire cast star again
    Description: Based in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Chronicles the lives of people trying to piece their lives back together. Heavily steeped in NO customs and traditions with a large splattering of music this is a show not to be missed


  • Registered Users Posts: 693 ✭✭✭Uncle Mclovin


    Title: Rome (HBO)

    Cast: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

    Genre: Period Drama

    Description: Rome is sketched both from the aristocratic viewpoint of Julius Caesar, his family, his adopted successor Octavian Augustus, and their political allies and adversaries, and from the politically naive viewpoint of a few ordinary Romans, notably the soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo and their families.

    Links: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384766/
    http://www.tv.com/rome/show/23351/summary.html?tag=page_nav;main

    Watch this if you like: The Tudors

    Unfortunately Rome only ran for two seasons due to budget constraints. Great series all the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,271 ✭✭✭source


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    Title: Rush (Australia)

    Cast: Rodger Corser, Callan Mulvey and Nicole da Silva

    Genre: Crime Drama

    Description: Based on the real-life Critical Incident Response Team, a branch of the Victorian Police Force, the members of Tactical Response aren’t your average police officers. They’re highly trained, equipped with specialist skills and weaponry which support their fundamental aim of non-lethal policing. Their ability to think laterally in the heat of a crisis is also crucial. Backed by comprehensive intelligence and cutting-edge technology, TR is better placed than anyone to stay one step ahead of the criminals and intercept them before any harm is done.

    Links: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1258216/
    http://ten.com.au/rush.htm

    Watch this if you like: Southland, Third Watch


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    Title Luther

    Cast Steven Mackintosh, Idris Elba

    Description "Luther" follows the cases of a troubled yet brilliant English police detective, DCI John Luther (IMDB)

    Links IMDB, Wikipedia

    Watch this if you like Prime Suspect(s), Wire in the Blood

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    Title Wire in the Blood

    Cast Robson Green

    Description Wire in the Blood is a British crime drama television series produced by Coastal Productions for the ITV network. The series is based on characters created by Val McDermid; a university clinical psychologist, Dr Anthony "Tony" Valentine Hill (Robson Green), is teamed with a tough female Detective Inspector

    Links IMDB, Wikipedia

    Watch this if you like Prime Suspect(s), intelligent British crime shows


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 99 ✭✭honkytonk52


    Title: Blue Bloods
    Cast: Donnie Wahlberg,Bridget Moynahan,Will Estes,Len Cariou,Tom Selleck
    Genre: Police Drama
    Description: The series follows the Reagan family of police officers with the New York City Police Department. Francis "Frank" Reagan (Tom Selleck) is the Police Commissioner, who is widowed with three grown children: Danny, Erin, Jamie, and another son who died. Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is a top NYPD detective but is sometimes hard-nosed and does not always go by the book. Erin (Bridget Moynahan) is an assistant district attorney who prosecutes many of the criminals Danny arrests
    Links: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/blue_bloods/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,012 ✭✭✭Plazaman


    Title : Hawaii-Five-O
    Cast : Alex O Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Others
    Genre : Police Drama
    Description : Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-O). Updated remake of the original classic TV show (1968 - 1980)
    Links : IMDB : CBS
    Watch This If You Like : NCIS, The District


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,286 ✭✭✭WesternNight


    Title: Parenthood
    Cast: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Craig T. Nelson
    Genre: Drama, comedy.. "dramedy"
    Description: Parenthood follows the trials and tribulations of the very large, very colorful and imperfect Braverman family.
    Links: IMDb, Wiki, NBC
    Watch This If You Like: Brothers & Sisters


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 99 ✭✭honkytonk52


    Title: Justified
    Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Natalie Zea, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter
    Genre: Drama Crime
    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.
    Links: http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/justified/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489428/


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


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    Title
    : Castle
    Cast: Nathan Fillon, Stana Katic, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Susan Sullivan
    Genre: Crime/Drama/Satire
    Description: World famous crime writer joins forces with homicide cop for ''research''.
    Links: IMDB:TV.COM
    Watch this if you like: Crime/Drama

    Nathan Fillon makes this show what it is, he's an absolute legend! Even though it's a run of the mill cop show, it's surprisingly original with its twists and turns. You don't always see stuff coming a mile off like you do other shows! Probably one of my favourite shows atm.

    Oh yeah, and the Firefly reference in Season 2 is awesome!!!!!


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


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    Title:
    Firefly
    Cast: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk
    Genre: Space Western
    Description: Series following the the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a Firefly-class spaceship
    Links: Wiki, Youtube trailer, IMDB
    Watch this if you like: Other sci-fi space drama

    Only one season which is a travesty, but got a film Serenity which tied up a few loose ends.
    Oh yeah, and the Firefly reference in Season 2 is awesome!!!!!
    That clip had me in stitches :DYoutube link


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,897 ✭✭✭Kimia


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    Title : The Chicago Code
    Cast : Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria, Devin Kelley, Todd Williams, Billy Lush, Delroy Lindo
    Genre : Police Drama
    Description : The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city. Veteran Chicago Police Detective Jarek Wysocki leads the special unit against fighting the corruption. Wysocki was assigned to head the special unit by his boss the newly appointed first-female Chicago Police Superintendent and his one time partner, Teresa Colvin. Also on the unit is Caleb Evers, a young detective and Wysocki's latest partner. During their investigations the detectives often encounter police officers Vonda Wysocki (Jarek's niece) and Vonda's partner Isaac Joiner. Undercover officer Liam Hennessey works the streets as he gets information on the Irish mob and their connection to the corruption. Believed source of the corruption is Alderman Ronin Gibbons, a powerful and influential politician in Chicago.
    Links : http://www.fox.com/chicagocode/
    Watch This If You Like : Criminal Minds, CSI, The Wire, any other police show


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,534 ✭✭✭Dman001


    Title: Big Love
    Cast: Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried.
    Genre: Drama
    Description:The series revolves around a family's struggles to live their polygamous lifestyle while keeping it a secret from the outside world.The series revolves around Bill Henrickson, his three wives (Barb, Nicki,and Margene) and their (combined) nine children. Henrickson lives with his family in three neighboring houses in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.
    Links: http://www.hbo.com/big-love/index.html
    Watch This If You Like: Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters

    Title: How To Make It In America
    Cast: Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Luis Guzman, Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi
    Genre: Comedy, Drama
    Description: follows two enterprising twenty-somethings hustling their way through New York City's fashion scene, determined to achieve their version of the American Dream. Trying to make a name for themselves in the city's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to make their way up.
    Link: http://www.hbo.com/big-love/index.html#/how-to-make-it-in-america
    Watch This If You Like: Entourage, Flight of the Conchords


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭pappyodaniel


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    Title: Angry Boys
    Cast: It's pretty much Chris Lilley
    Genre: Mockumentary, Comedy, Drama
    Description: (from Wiki)The show explores the issues faced by young males in the 21st century – their influences, their pressures, their dreams and ambitions. In Angry Boys, Lilley plays multiple characters: S.mouse, a black American rapper; Jen, a manipulative Japanese mother, Blake Oakfield, a champion surfer; Ruth "Gran" Sims, a guard at a juvenile detention facility; and her grandchildren, South Australian twins Daniel and Nathan Sim
    Link: ABC HBO
    Watch This If You Like: Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm.


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