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#9132508 Feb 20, 2014 at 07:27 PM
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If you care to share, post some of your favorite TV shows to watch and provide a bit of detailed description regarding the narrative. Here are my top five shows thus far:

1. Dragon Ball Z- this classic Japanese Anime show places viewers onto a world where martial arts is regarded as chivalry and a test of strength. The main character, Son Goku, is a light-hearted character who cherishes martial arts over everything, even his family, and is constantly searching for fighters stronger than him; he even hopes someone, or thing, will some day beat him in a fight. Goku is one of the last surviving members of a race known as Saiyans, an inhuman race that can potentially possesses an incredible amount of power, and the show revolves around he and his comrades fighting to save Earth and other galaxies from various evil forces.

2. Dexter- I've only recently started watching this Showtime series but from what I've watched, it is quite brilliant. The title character, Dexter, works for the Miami police force, the forensics department as a blood splatter analyst, who works to catch serial killers. The aspect that differentiates this series from other crime flicks is that Dexter is also a serial killer however, he mainly kills serial killers, and other deviant beings.

3. Breaking Bad- This AMC show has gained an enourmouse fan base, and with good reason. The show is about a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer who, fearing his family will be helpless if he dies, takes to cooking crystal meth with his former student.

4. Game of Thrones- This HBO series is based on the novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire by writer George R.R. Martin and pits readers/viewers into a fantasy land driven by greed, wits, and blood.

5. Gundam Wing- Also a Japanese Anime show. This series is based in a futuristic setting where man now fights wars with mechanized beings, known as Mobile Suits. In this dystopic setting, five pilots are granted their own respective customized Mobile Suits, these suits being Gundams which are are extremely difficult to take down in battle, which they use to embark on there mission of liberating a political group oppressing Earth.

If I already mentioned one of your favorite shows, feel free to add additional narrative because there is plenty more to say about each of these shows; I've only scrapped the mere surface content. Anyways, these are my favorites so please, share your favorite tv shows so we can binge watch them on Netflix during the summer!

Note: I think it's just to sat that each of these shows contain a warrior-like aspect(s) to them.


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#9133058 Feb 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM
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#9132508 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

If you care to share, post some of your favorite TV shows to watch and provide a bit of detailed description regarding the narrative.

It's crazy that you bring this up now. I was just thinking about some old WWII shows I used to watch as a youngster. You may not have seen or even heard of these, but here goes my short list with a WWII theme.

The Rat Patrol was an American TV program that aired on ABC during the 1966–1968 seasons. The show followed the exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one Englishman — who were part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North African campaign during World War II. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field Marshal Rommel's vaunted African Korps".


Black Sheep Squadron was a television series that aired on NBC from 1976 until 1978. Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Pappy Boyington and his WWII "Black Sheep Squadron". They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep.

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#9134099 Feb 21, 2014 at 04:41 AM · Edited 4 years ago
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Some of my favourite shows are,

Farscape -

It is a scifi from the Henson company so most of the SFX are practical and of the highest quality. The story is about a NASA pilot/scientist who was testing his own design of shuttle in earth orbit but ends up being transported to the far reaches of the galaxy surrounded by stange aliens who he must work with to survive and hopefully find a way home. It is not you're average scifi show since it is chalk full of crazy I would say it is a cross between LEXX and Star Wars but does better than both of in the space fantasy and space crazy.

Burn Notice -

This show is alot like an updated Macguyver/A-Team, it is about a disavowed spy who use's his wits/ingenuity to help the local people of Miami who hire him while also staying one step ahead of the people who had him put in his current situation. It has plenty of laughs, action and entertainment.

Grimm -

This show is a fantasy show that takes fairy tales and the Brothers Grimm and drops one Grimm into the modern world. It is from David Greenwalt one of the men behind Buffy,Angel and the X-files. This show does not have as much humour as Buffy or Angel and takes itself more seriously. Nick is the Grimm but is also a homicide detective and must find a balance between his duties keep hostile creatures at bay and his duties as a police officer.

Dracula -

A new take on the Prince Of Darkness set in Victorian London and has Vlad take on the role of an American business man trying to expand his empire into Britian. It has a great cast including Jonathan Rhys Meyers from The Tudors.

Torchwood -

A spin off from Doctor Who but geared more towards a mature audience and certainly not for youngsters. This show follows occasional Doctor Who visitor Captain Jack Harkness and his team as they protect humanity from alien and supernatural threats in Cardiff.



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#9136559 Feb 21, 2014 at 03:24 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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#9132508 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

If you care to share, post some of your favorite TV shows to watch and provide a bit of detailed description regarding the narrative. Here are my top five shows thus far:


2. Dexter- I've only recently started watching this Showtime series but from what I've watched, it is quite brilliant. The title character, Dexter, works for the Miami police force, the forensics department as a blood splatter analyst, who works to catch serial killers. The aspect that differentiates this series from other crime flicks is that Dexter is also a serial killer however, he mainly kills serial killers, and other deviant beings.



I am about half way into the final season of Dexter and have loved it. One of the problems with being behind on shows though is the internet , I was on another forum and some one posted a few details about the final episode including the fate of 3 title characters :*(

I have not been able to get back into it since but hopefully I will some day.


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#9137076 Feb 21, 2014 at 05:33 PM
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#9136559 DamodarThade wrote:

#9132508 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

If you care to share, post some of your favorite TV shows to watch and provide a bit of detailed description regarding the narrative. Here are my top five shows thus far:


2. Dexter- I've only recently started watching this Showtime series but from what I've watched, it is quite brilliant. The title character, Dexter, works for the Miami police force, the forensics department as a blood splatter analyst, who works to catch serial killers. The aspect that differentiates this series from other crime flicks is that Dexter is also a serial killer however, he mainly kills serial killers, and other deviant beings.



I am about half way into the final season of Dexter and have loved it. One of the problems with being behind on shows though is the internet , I was on another forum and some one posted a few details about the final episode including the fate of 3 title characters :*(

I have not been able to get back into it since but hopefully I will some day.
No spoilers please! Hahaha, yeah it is a fantastic show. Very crafty and clever. I have two episodes left of season two and I must say, it has been quite the season! That's a bummer....kinda like what happened to me regarding season 3 of Game of Thrones; I just bought the third season but I haven't watched it because I know the fate of a few title characters via the "Red Wedding." Dang internet lol.

Good luck with finishing Dexter though!


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#9138365 Feb 22, 2014 at 01:22 AM · Edited 4 years ago
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Well I gave up watching TV about 7 years ago but if I cast my mind back... *Que TV screen blur*

Water Rats - It was a long running show about the Sydney Water Police. It ran for a long time and mixed true and fake stories mixed with light humor to elevate the more grizzly murders. For the most part the show was a lot like the Bill before it got all soapy. It had a strong cast who were all well thought out.



The Bill - Everything above just set in the fictional suburb of Sun Hill in London. Sadly in the last few years of its life it lost one of its best writers and it was made into a police procedural-soap hybrid.

Spyforce - This show was on so late at night I missed a lot of episodes. It was an old Aussie show about a secret group of Australian Commandos sent to the islands around Australia that had been infiltrated by Japanese forces.

Game of Thrones - Doesn't need an explanation lol. Got it on DVD and I never seem to find time to watch season 2.

Good Game - The original first ever TV show that is all about console/pc games! They post their Episodes for free download online. Look HERE

The News - Sucks constantly.

The Practice - Great legal TV show before the writer David E. Kelley went mad and started writing Ally Mcbeal.

City Homicide - I always thought of thus as being Water Rats on land, set in Melbourne.

Columbo/Kojak - Columbo was written by the man who made Kojak to be Kojak's opposite. Columbo was a constantly disheveled man who played the fool but was actually a genius in forensics and crime. Back in the 70's when this was made it was ground breaking and beats the crap out of CSI. Columbo investigates the rich and powerful of LA. While on the polar opposite is Kojak a well dressed logical man who deals with the poor and down and out in NY. It was a great idea and both shows were made really well. I could go on forever about Columbo and his ever there but not there wife lol.

Criminal Minds - The Anti-Dexter. About an Elite Team of FBI agents who help local law enforcement track down serial killers. They belong to the BAU based of real life Behavioral Analysis Unit. I've always thought of this show being a spiritual successor to Silence of the Lambs.

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#9453250 May 01, 2014 at 09:49 AM · Edited over 3 years ago
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Defiance, the TV series, returns June 19th 2014.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoIHzO2sGsw

Linda Hamilton - star of Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day (remember how ripped she got?) and the TV series Beauty and the Beast, among other work - is coming to Defiance! She'll play Pilar McCawley, the long missing wife of Rafe and mother to Christie (and thus an in-law to the Tarrs). Regular viewers will remember that Pilar (only spoken about before, never seen) had suffered from mental illness.

In the aftermath of the aliens' arrival on Earth, her medication stopped being produced, leading to some dangerous and violent behavior (as in, she tried to kill her kids). Rafe banished her. But that was then and this is Season 2 (at least, it will be when it starts June 19th at 8/7c). Pilar is coming back - but what's she been up to since she's been gone? What's her motivation for coming back? How will she and Stahma get along? And will she try to kill her kids again?


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#9453933 May 01, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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Looking forward to Defiance season two, it was a good watch. Remember Linda in the Terminator movies I would say she and Sigourney Weaver where pretty much the first female action movie leads and both directed by James Cameron. It will be interesting to see how her character gets involved in the plots of the various power players.


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#9474842 May 06, 2014 at 03:06 PM · Edited over 3 years ago
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Vikings!!!

No one has brought that show up yet, unless my failing eyes have failed me again? I have just finished season 2 and it is bloody brilliant and also bloody. Some great acting also from Ragnar and Floki. If you haven't watched it yet I suggest giving it a try, I have seen some people on the net call it a poor mans Game Of Thrones but I would say that is like comparing Dexter and Hannibal while they are in a similar genre they are doing very different things very well :D


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#9476355 May 06, 2014 at 09:24 PM
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I've heard that Vikings is good but I have never checked it out. Guess I'll have to add it to the list!


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#9477323 May 07, 2014 at 04:57 AM
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If you want to try out two great Aussie true stories Underbelly and Galipoli are the ones to go for where action is involved.
- Mysterious sightings have been reported around inner-Sydney over the last week. A door to the past has opened, affording locals a glimpse of one of their citys most colorful erasthe 1920s. A time when notorious vice queens, Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh battled for supremacy over a nefarious world built on illegal drugs, gambling, extortion and prostitution. When brothels and sly grog shops flourished and gangs of thugs slashed their opposition into silence until the streets ran with blood. Welcome to the compelling world of Underbelly: Razor.

Gallipoli (1981)

This one might upset some people. Another true story. See HERE The Movie changes some of the names, and the ending is slightly changed, but if you can stand the tragedy check it out.
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#9600131 Jun 05, 2014 at 01:51 PM
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I'm on the last two seasons of Dexter and I noticed a quite evident character cameo from Mass Effect 2; Miranda Lawson aka Yvonne Strahovski. Once I started watching I thought to myself "she looks a lot like Miranda" and sure enough, I looked on imdb and saw that Yvonne did indeed voice Miranda, plus her character model is identical to her actual self--talk about high tech visual recorders! Anyways, just thought I would bring that up.


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#9600315 Jun 05, 2014 at 02:52 PM
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#9600131 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

I'm on the last two seasons of Dexter and I noticed a quite evident character cameo from Mass Effect 2; Miranda Lawson aka Yvonne Strahovski. Once I started watching I thought to myself "she looks a lot like Miranda" and sure enough, I looked on imdb and saw that Yvonne did indeed voice Miranda, plus her character model is identical to her actual self--talk about high tech visual recorders! Anyways, just thought I would bring that up.



I have a rather nice and rather large framed print of Yvonne on my cave wall 3(

She has a nack for playing characters that are quite well versed in killing people.


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#9603221 Jun 06, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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#9477323 Falconer wrote:

If you want to try out two great Aussie true stories Underbelly and Galipoli are the ones to go for where action is involved.


I did some checking via the TiVo in my Man Cave. Underbelly is on Netflex and Underbelly: Razor is on HULU Plus.
Gallipoli is on Amazon Video.

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#9603412 Jun 06, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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#9600315 DamodarThade wrote:

#9600131 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

I'm on the last two seasons of Dexter and I noticed a quite evident character cameo from Mass Effect 2; Miranda Lawson aka Yvonne Strahovski. Once I started watching I thought to myself "she looks a lot like Miranda" and sure enough, I looked on imdb and saw that Yvonne did indeed voice Miranda, plus her character model is identical to her actual self--talk about high tech visual recorders! Anyways, just thought I would bring that up.



I have a rather nice and rather large framed print of Yvonne on my cave wall 3(

She has a nack for playing characters that are quite well versed in killing people.


She is indeed quite stunning and good at her character roles aka killing lol.


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#9762678 Jul 17, 2014 at 07:17 PM · Edited over 3 years ago
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Been watching a new show called Banshee that is really good, lots of action,drama,sex,violence and all sorts of scheming. There is some very good hand to hand fight scene's including one very brutal fight with a cage fighter. Great story and characters.


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#9764928 Jul 18, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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I haven't seen it before. It's a Showtime show, right? Or is it Starz or HBO? I know it's one of them lol.

What's the overall premise, if you wouldn't mind sharing?


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#9764985 Jul 18, 2014 at 11:50 AM · Edited over 3 years ago
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#9764928 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

I haven't seen it before. It's a Showtime show, right? Or is it Starz or HBO? I know it's one of them lol.

What's the overall premise, if you wouldn't mind sharing?



It's about a thieve/confidence man who has just been released from prison after a rather long stretch and then tries to re-connect with an old flame that doesn't go well at all but along the way finds himself able to assume the identity of a small town's new sheriff who is on his way to the town named Banshee. Banshee is a fairly regular town except for having a near by amish community and native american reservation which leads to all sorts of headache's for our thieve/con man Sheriff Hood.

It's a cinemax show, same folk who make Strike Back if you watch that.


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#9765174 Jul 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM · Edited over 3 years ago
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#9453250 Masiv wrote:

Defiance, the TV series, returns June 19th 2014.

Linda Hamilton - star of Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day (remember how ripped she got?) and the TV series Beauty and the Beast, among other work - is coming to Defiance! She'll play Pilar McCawley, the long missing wife of Rafe and mother to Christie (and thus an in-law to the Tarrs). Regular viewers will remember that Pilar (only spoken about before, never seen) had suffered from mental illness....

Well we are about 4 episodes into the season and Linda hasn't made her appearance yet. I hope we see her soon. :)

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#9765199 Jul 18, 2014 at 01:01 PM
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#9765174 Masiv wrote:

#9453250 Masiv wrote:

Defiance, the TV series, returns June 19th 2014.

Linda Hamilton - star of Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day (remember how ripped she got?) and the TV series Beauty and the Beast, among other work - is coming to Defiance! She'll play Pilar McCawley, the long missing wife of Rafe and mother to Christie (and thus an in-law to the Tarrs). Regular viewers will remember that Pilar (only spoken about before, never seen) had suffered from mental illness....

Well we are about 4 episodes into the season and Linda hasn't made her appearance yet. I hope we see her soon. :)


Still not even got an air date for the second season over here yet which is really strange since it aired I think a day after each episode aired in the US with season 1.


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