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Vanity: Looking for good TV/Cable TV dramas. Any suggestions?
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Posted on 11/12/2012 3:14:13 PM PST by Leaning Right

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1 posted on 11/12/2012 3:14:19 PM PST by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

Well I watch other shows I will not list but NCIS is still good, also Dexter ,the Walking Dead


2 posted on 11/12/2012 3:18:02 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Leaning Right

I like Burn Notice. You can watch old episodes on Netflix

About a former CIA spy.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 3:18:12 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Leaning Right

NCIS and Burn Notice are the only two I watch religiously.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 3:19:11 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: Leaning Right

Good TV was eliminated with the influx of PC network executives, years ago. I quit watching TV with the exception of ‘House’, which they are cancelling - it figures!


5 posted on 11/12/2012 3:19:13 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Leaning Right

Burn Notice
Person of Interest
Elementary


6 posted on 11/12/2012 3:19:19 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: RobertClark

House ended last spring.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 3:20:25 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: Leaning Right

If you can get past the good guys being the bad guys and the bad guys being the good guys, I’d recommend “Sons of Anarchy”. The first 3 seasons are on Netflix.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 3:21:45 PM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Leaning Right
If you want a good, even great, drama, I would recommend Last Resort. It is about the Captain and crew of American submarine ordered to attack a foreign country by a corrupt American administration. You will cheer the Captain and crew because they face EXACTLY the very issues we talk about on the pages of Free Republic.
9 posted on 11/12/2012 3:22:55 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine .)
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To: Jaxter

I like Sons of Anarchy. Also found Mad Men on Netflix.

I watched Weeds and Breaking Bad on Netflix.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 3:23:20 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Leaning Right

Person of interest, NCIS, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Last Resort,
Homeland, Justified, Hell on Wheels, Walking Dead.

Warning—these are nor for the kiddies.

Most previous seasons available on Disc from Netflix or whatever, episodes of current seasons are usually available from itunes, etc.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 3:24:30 PM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


12 posted on 11/12/2012 3:24:36 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Leaning Right

Watched Vegas for the first time last night...

Found it kinda dry and boring...

Now I see in the next show the good guys and bad guys join together to fight.....something....

I’ll stick with NCIS and Burn Notice...


13 posted on 11/12/2012 3:25:02 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SMGFan
Others have already recommended Burn Notice (which I miss now that I don't have DirecTV.)

REVOLUTION on NBC is an *excellent* show, IMO. Besides football on Sunday's, it's the only thing I watch on TV.

Re-Runs are available on Hulu Plus if you have that to catch-up.

14 posted on 11/12/2012 3:25:32 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Leaning Right
History channel: "The Men Who Built America" (John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan)
15 posted on 11/12/2012 3:25:53 PM PST by avacado
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To: Kartographer

Yes , Person of Interest & Elementary are good.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 3:25:59 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Leaning Right

Homeland
Grimm
Once Upon a Time


17 posted on 11/12/2012 3:26:58 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Leaning Right

Revenge... Sunday @ 9:00pm


18 posted on 11/12/2012 3:27:15 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: usconservative

Funny I wanted to like Revolution very much, but it seem to grow old on me very fast.

I forgot to add Falling Skies to my list.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 3:28:44 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: illiac

Yeah, and it’s a little too cliched.

It’s watchable though.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 3:28:54 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destory the economy!)
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To: Leaning Right

Many of the sorter season dramas on the cable networks are pretty good.

They show up at different times during the year:

Burn Notice [getting somewhat stale—it has been on for several years]
White Collar
Suits
Flashpoint (ION TV)
Copper just concluded season 1 on BBCAmerica
Hell on Wheels (AMC)
Justified (FX)
Southland (TNT)

Most of those show up in reruns and marathons at various times.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 3:29:16 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Leaning Right

In no particular order:

Castle
Burn Notice
White Collar
Leverage
NCIS
NCIS LA
Psych
Suits
Royal Pains
Vegas


22 posted on 11/12/2012 3:30:57 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: TomGuy

Funny I see that about White Collar (which hasn’t been on as long) more than Burn Notice.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 3:32:42 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: RummyChick

Netflix is great. Many shows on cable — when I didn’t get cable — are on Netflix now.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 3:32:48 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Leaning Right

http://free-classic-tv-shows.com/Drama/index.php

The good stuff...

Armstrong Circle Theatre
Climax!
Diagnosis Unknown
Four Star Playhouse
General Electric True Theater
Gruen Guild Playhouse
Lux Video Theatre
Man With A Camera
Studio One
Suspicion


25 posted on 11/12/2012 3:35:36 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Leaning Right

Best show on TV=tie between “Sons of Anarchy” and “Homeland,” with “Dexter” a close second. Later, “Suits” and “Hell on Wheels” start up, then later “Boss,” then “Breaking Bad” for it’s final eight episodes. (Guess I should have put “Breaking Bad” first-—fantastic, but the series is almost over).


26 posted on 11/12/2012 3:37:01 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: mrsmith

Justified and The Good Wife are my favorites


27 posted on 11/12/2012 3:37:57 PM PST by estrogen (voter fraud was huge)
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To: Leaning Right

Also, if you have never seen Chiklis in “The Shield,” it remains the best show ever on TV. “The Wire” is a close second. Rent them.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 3:37:57 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Leaning Right

If you enjoy the medieval period you might like Game Of Thrones on HBO. It’s fantasy fiction and psychological thriller with a little horror thrown in, sort of Pillars Of The Earth if it were written by Dean Koontz, lol.

Well acted, well cast, beautiful sets, props, costuming and location (Ireland).

It can be quite adult at times, and it can be gory. It’s almost put me off because of this several times.

I’ll say the same for Boardwalk Empire, just a beautiful production, Steve Buscemi is the embodiment of a mob boss, surprisingly enough. Again, quite adult at times, and can be gory. Setting is early Atlantic City, teens and twenties, boom years. Stunning show, but disturbing at times.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 3:38:32 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Kartographer

The premises that some tv programs just do not hold up well ongoing series. They would be better served to be mini-series, I think.

I enjoyed Political Animals. It has about 6 episodes, IIRC. It didn’t get enough viewership to get renewed, but it didn’t have a cliff-hanger ending the left viewers hanging after it was cancelled.

There are still many TV series from the past 40 years that ended with cliff-hangers and no series resolutions.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 3:38:34 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Leaning Right
Person of Interest
Duck Dynasty
31 posted on 11/12/2012 3:38:41 PM PST by llevrok (I haven't left America. It left me.)
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To: Leaning Right

The DNC...and the GOP...pretty good corruption and mob’ish like show.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 3:38:45 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Leaning Right

“Last Resort”, Thursday nights on ABC......Absolutely riveting.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 3:38:47 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Leaning Right

I’d go back and watch all the seasons of “24,” possibly the last TV series made by a conservative.

If you don’t mind a show with no sense of right or wrong and you like Michael Chiklis (the bad gangster from Vegas), I can’t recommend highly enough getting all episodes of “the Sheild.” However, as noted above, it is very morally ambiguous and the bad guys often win.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 3:39:08 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Leaning Right

Blue Bloods


35 posted on 11/12/2012 3:39:11 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: LS

THE WIRE.

Best series ever!


36 posted on 11/12/2012 3:40:56 PM PST by bonfire
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To: Leaning Right

As a side note, if you have Comcast cable (Xfinity), past episodes are available for free via their “On Demand” function.........


37 posted on 11/12/2012 3:43:26 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Leaning Right

Coming after the first of the year: Southland and Justified.

You can visit web sites for more info. Just search the names.

If you like gangster fare go to HBO and AMC web sites for Boardwalk Empire (a lot of nudity-heads up).

Breaking bad finishing up next year. may want to check out the first season and see whether to continue.

Check out BBC on wed night for Dramaville (the Hour and author) and other good british dramas.

I like Homeland on Showtime, very much.

Try The Wire if you can find it, perhaps HBO GO. One of the best series ever.


38 posted on 11/12/2012 3:44:18 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Leaning Right
Any suggestions for other good TV dramas?

Yes, find a good book. TV today is little more than crap and all you will be getting is Hollyweird agenda.

So, find a good book - then find another.

39 posted on 11/12/2012 3:44:28 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: morphing libertarian

Dramaville (The Hour AND LUTHOR)


40 posted on 11/12/2012 3:45:35 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ShadowDancer
House ended last spring.

Well, that demonstrates perfectly how closely I have followed. On the other hand - dang it! You've just ruined my evening, thank goodness for Hulu. ;)

41 posted on 11/12/2012 3:45:37 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Leaning Right

My wife and I are big fans of the following:

Justified (FX)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Spartacus (Starz)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Hell on Wheels (AMC)

The best series of the last decade was fx’s The Shield. 7 seasons of awesomeness.

Most of these have the first few seasons on Netflix. Of course, all are available through bitorrent downloads from the internet - but not that I would ever advocate such a thing... ;-)


42 posted on 11/12/2012 3:45:46 PM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
the last TV series made by a conservative.

Try to take politics out of your life, you might enjoy it more..........

43 posted on 11/12/2012 3:45:57 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: bonfire

Most amazing scene, when the white drug dealing “yuts” using all the ghetto slang are being surveilled by the two black detectives. They are saying, “Yo my n...r, zup” etc. The two black detectives turn to each other and one says “White mothe#%#@s steal EVERYTHING!”


44 posted on 11/12/2012 3:46:07 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Leaning Right

i enjoy NCIS, CASTLE is fun but is a cross between drama and humor (but not comedy), BLUE BLOODS, BURN NOTICE, WHITE COLLAR, LEVERAGE.
the problem with many of these is you have to start at the beginning to really understand the character development and interaction which is what i enjoy.
if you want to sci fi, i like BABYLON 5, FARSCAPE, STAR TREK DEEP SPACE 9, STARGATE SG-1
i think i just listed much of my DVD collection.


45 posted on 11/12/2012 3:46:07 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: Leaning Right

I alos like Masterpiece Mystery on PBS, especially the Inspector Zen and Inspector Lewis episodes.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 3:46:33 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: SMGFan

I like TREME on HBO about post-katrine New Orleans. Excellent dose of music. Some interesting story lines. Start at the beginning. I think this is the third season. Good cast.


47 posted on 11/12/2012 3:48:12 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: RobertClark

Hahahaha! Sorry about that!


48 posted on 11/12/2012 3:52:30 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: RegulatorCountry

“I’ll say the same for Boardwalk Empire, just a beautiful production, Steve Buscemi is the embodiment of a mob boss, surprisingly enough. Again, quite adult at times, and can be gory. Setting is early Atlantic City, teens and twenties, boom years. Stunning show, but disturbing at times.”

With all due respect, I have felt very strongly that Steve Buscemi was terribly miscast as Nucky. I find that at times when his character is supposed to be most menacing he comes off as almost laughable to me.


49 posted on 11/12/2012 3:57:49 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Leaning Right

I second Kartographers recommendation of Elementary. Really like it.


50 posted on 11/12/2012 4:03:14 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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