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Overlooked TV shows

  • 28-04-2021 2:26pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 127 ✭✭ JackTC


    We hear about the likes of Breaking Bad, Sopranos and The Wire constantly. What are some of your tv shows that don't get the recognition they deserve.

    For me it's Broadchurch. I genuinely think it's one of the greatest tv shows ever made and storytelling at its best.

    Some people might say Broadchurch is very popular, but I think it deserves a place up there with Sopranos, BB, Game of Thrones, etc,...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    JackTC wrote: »
    We hear about the likes of Breaking Bad, Sopranos and The Wire constantly. What are some of your tv shows that don't get the recognition they deserve.

    For me it's Broadchurch. I genuinely think it's one of the greatest tv shows ever made and storytelling at its best.

    Some people might say Broadchurch is very popular, but I think it deserves a place up there with Sopranos, BB, Game of Thrones, etc,...

    Seen it. It's very good. The chemistry between the 2 leads is brilliant.


  • Site Banned Posts: 32 ✭✭✭ AmyMurphy22


    Is the sopranos really that good?


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,522 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Homicide Life on the Street you don't have those HBO shows without it.


    Babylon 5 the show that gave us a full story told over 5 seasons where every episode was a chapter in that story with no standalone episodes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,878 ✭✭✭ StevenToast


    Is the sopranos really that good?

    Yes

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,052 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete


    Banshee


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,004 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    A one season show The Unusuals think it lead the way for Brooklyn Nine Nine


  • Registered Users Posts: 907 ✭✭✭ cmac2009


    Halt and catch fire. Superb writing, characters that you become invested in and a great premise. It was like saying goodbye to good friends when it ended. Four seasons seemed the perfect length as well. Over looked perhaps due to the tremendous amount of quality TV around at that time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,838 ✭✭✭ Poochie05


    Southland


  • Registered Users Posts: 490 ✭✭ grassylawn


    Ajin


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,112 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Is the sopranos really that good?
    Yes

    I think it's the only long series I stuck with from start to finish.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,778 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Two that spring to mind
    - Party down
    - you're the worst

    Another one which I really enjoyed was bunheads very light and fun (same writer as the Gilmore girls)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 999 NewRed2


    Giri Haji
    Lilyhammer
    Kingdom
    Narcos
    The Night Of


  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ BrenMar


    What we do in the Shadows.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,259 ✭✭✭ Comic Book Guy


    The Leftovers


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    The Leftovers


    A massively acclaimed show

    Not really overlooked at all


  • Registered Users Posts: 637 ✭✭✭ blackwave


    Justified


  • Registered Users Posts: 46,870 ✭✭✭✭ ButtersSuki


    Action


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,162 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN


    Is the sopranos really that good?

    Yes.

    Currently rewatching it and its as good as I remember it all those years ago, maybe better.

    For me, best TV boxset show ever. And its over 20 years old.


  • Registered Users Posts: 811 ✭✭✭ angel eyes 2012


    NIMAN wrote: »
    Yes.

    Currently rewatching it and its as good as I remember it all those years ago, maybe better.

    For me, best TV boxset show ever. And its over 20 years old.

    I've rewatched a number of times, and it has aged really well. It gets funnier too as you get to know what motivates and frustrates the various characters.

    I almost envy anyone who hasn't seen it, they have the whole series before them including the Pine Barrens episode.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34 eddiervp20


    Has to be Kingdom for me, Some great acting in it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,800 ✭✭✭ Roanmore


    blackwave wrote: »
    Justified

    Definitely. The cast throughout the whole show was superb, some great characters in there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    Sense 8.
    Utopia - the English original.
    Back - Mitchell and Webb reunited.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,547 ✭✭✭ FortuneChip


    Justified
    Banshee
    Leftovers

    I know all are critically held in high regard, but they're a long way from the mass presence if the usual heavyweights


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,370 ✭✭✭ Cina


    Rectify. One of the best shows ever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,922 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    Is the sopranos really that good?
    Yup. I've been flying through a re-watch.
    I've rewatched a number of times, and it has aged really well. It gets funnier too as you get to know what motivates and frustrates the various characters.
    The amount of laughing and cringing I'm doing on this re-watch is unreal. So many sideways looks I hadn't caught before, seeing innocent foundations for what happens later. It really is incredible in every sense.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Banshee was a very welcome surprise considering how sceptical I was.

    Seems gritty crime is the most popular theme so allow me to continue that with warrior.

    Season 1 and 2 on hbomax now having been created by cinemax then cancelled. Hbomax just renewed it for season 3. Excellent version of the bruce lee idea based on Chinatown in san Francisco during the tong wars.

    From a sci fi genre, korean show 'sweet home' was far better than it's synopsis would suggest. They seem to have an ability for character creation that still manages great characters and unnerving monsters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 780 ✭✭✭ Ashbourne hoop


    Is the sopranos really that good?

    Yes. The best tv show ever. Basically changed TV forever. I've rewatched it numerous times, and it's still class.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,442 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    HBO's Rome, I really loved it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    The Shield is brilliant.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,444 ✭✭✭ nudain


    Quarry - just 8 episodes but worth a look.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980696/


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