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    Current TV Show

    What television show are you currently watching? It doesn't have to be something that's currently airing. It can be something old, that you downloaded, or own on DVD. Well, here's mine.

    Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 - 1994)



    I've never really been a massive fan of the Star Trek franchise. I've never even watched the original series (shock horror). But TNG is something that I have always noticed on TV growing up, and I've also been getting into a lot of documentaries to do with the universe and space travel recently, so I thought I'd give it a proper watch from the beginning. I've just watched the episode where they all get pissed up, and Wes takes over the enterprise. I'm liking it so far, and am pretty excited about the Blu-Rays coming out this year.

    Planet Earth (2006)



    A Nature Documentary series by BBC. I watch a lot of stuff like this. I tend to marathon them, too. in fact, I've probably learned more from documentaries than I ever did at school. Also, it's narrated by the great one, David Attenborough. I'll watch pretty much anything that he appears in or lends his voice to. If your a fan of Nature docs, then you need to check this one out.

    Ideal (2005 - 2011)



    I only caught a chunk of this, back when it started. I didn't even realise it went on for as long as it did. Probably because I stopped watching actual television several years ago. Anyway, it's a BBC comedy about a small time dealer named Moz (played by Johnny Vegas). He's one of those guys who just wants to chill out with his weed and live a quiet life, but he needs to sell it to survive, so the guy can't catch a break from the amount of nutters who come knocking at his door for drugs. It's British underworld comedy, so the jokes might be lost on most of you, but still, give it a shot.

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    RE: Current TV Show

    "Shut up Wesley!"

    I remember seeing Star Trek: TNG on TV almost all the time when I was a kid. Even after the original run had ended, it was always being re-run on BBC2 and several satellite channels nearly every day, so it was inevitable that I'd develop some sort of minor interest in it (**** that GameBoy game though, Christ that's awful). On later watching TOS (and laughing my way through almost every damn episode), it's easy to see why some of the hardcore Trek fans were originally up in arms over the changes in TNG - it's almost as though it's a completely unrelated series that just so happens to be set on a starship also called the Enterprise. TNG is more 'realistic' (or to put it another way, less abstract) in its approach than TOS, which itself very often seemed to feature everyone standing on the ship's bridge while staring at the viewscreen as it displayed a badly-drawn lightshow which occasionally spoke in a booming voice. Yeah...

    Speaking of TNG though, I'd give 1996's First Contact a watch once you finish the series.

    As far as my current show goes, I'm re-watching series 1-7 of Peep Show.


    No, that's not the title for some sort of... ahem, 'stimulating' programme, but rather a clever, unique and very funny comedy series. The name comes from the fact that everything you see is shot as though it's seen through the eyes of the characters, instead of some random camera angle -- in addition, you get to hear the characters' thoughts, too, which is where a lot of the humour comes from. Series 8 is due on air later this year, and despite knowing most of the show inside-out I figured I might as well recap everything so far.

    Not that it's particularly complex with hundreds of minor details that are easy to forget. Not at all. It's just very easy viewing and never fails to make me laugh.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    RE: Current TV Show

    The Walking Dead
    Current TV Show

    This show may not be staying to the comic but I do like how it keeps elements from the comic such as the diverse personalities and the power to make viewers see characters differently. For example, my fiance's favorite characters are almost opposite of the ones I like and when we discuss the motives behind someone in the show. She will agree with a specific characters actions where I can disagree yet both sides have foundation to stand on when making an argument for or against it. And just within that instance, it rises above most shows that are produced now-a-days.

    Another reason I love this show is that it makes you question how would you personally respond in this depicted world. How would you decide who has power and what rules still apply. Also, could you trust those around you and would the relationships that were made before it occurred stick through after all that has been happening?

    That's really the only show I now turn my TV on for, I watch NY Ink here and there as well since I like tattoo's but I wish that there was less drama and more emphasis on the tattoo's and peoples meanings behind it.
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    RE: Current TV Show

    Oh, how did I manage to forget about this?!

    Second half of TWD Season 2 begins tonight over here (after several goddamn months), and I will be watching it... although probably tomorrow. I don't think I'm in tonight.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    RE: Current TV Show

    Ah, I'm quite a fan of David Attenborough documentaries myself. Anyway, I'll plagiarise the format you've used...

    Fringe (2008 - ?)

    Current TV Show

    Fringe is a series that explores the concept of fringe science—which to my knowledge means being on the border of what is possible and is nearly wholly based on theory. The show follows Fringe Division, a division of the FBI that explores crimes that are paranormal in nature. The lead protagonist is Agent Olivia Dunham, who becomes greatly involved in the investigations, especially after managing to get a clinically insane mad scientist called Walter Bishop on the team, who previously had spent over a decade in a mental institute.

    This is a great show, and I'm currently on the final episode of series three. The show is ongoing and presently is partway through series four. After I finish this series, I'm going to move onto something else until series four is finished. If I can have the patience for it, I'd rather wait and enjoy a series as something close to a marathon viewing rather than waiting a week for each episode. Since I sometimes will blitz anime series in-between ongoing shows, it's likely I'll forget some aspects of it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29bSzbqZ3xE

    If I had one bad thing to say about Fringe. Well, I'll say two. First of all, the show does have a couple of filler specials, but a lot of shows do. Well, these specials sucked. But it doesn't really impact the overall quality too much. Secondly, I think the lead protagonist, Olivia, is selfish to the core. She thinks everything, I mean everything, revolves around her. Whilst this is actually true at points in the show, it's downright annoying sometimes when she makes this assumption and compares others' situations to her own. For instance, somebody's loved one was brutally maimed and they're grieving. She compares this situation to her relationship situation. Wait... what?!

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    There isn't really anything else right now except The Walking Dead which Gene has pretty much summed up. It's what I'll move onto after I finish this Fringe series. Since it's continuing from the halfway mark of the second series after a three-month pause, I think I'll watch the last couple of episodes again just to be fully clued up on what happened, since the second series has been slightly disappointing in some aspects. Sure, I'm all for the drama side of apocalyptic zombie survival, but the problem isn't the drama over action. The problem is that the drama is sub-par.
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    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
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    RE: Current TV Show

    Breaking Bad ( 2008 - ongoing )
    Current TV Show

    Good times...well, intense times.
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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    RE: Current TV Show

    Spider-Man (1967)


    This is the greatest cartoon ever. It's so bad that it's absolutely brilliant; crap plots, inconsistent design/colours, terrible animation, and utterly laughable action. I love it.

    An example of a fight


    Each episode follows the same basic plot; something happens, Spiderman investigates, gets his ass kicked in 10 seconds, then spends the next 8 minutes dicking around before winning the finale by doing what he should have done the first time around -- dodging the villain's attacks!

    I recommend it. I really do. And I'm not the only one here who's watching it either. It's all on Marvel's website for free viewing too, so you don't even have to pay anything to watch it either.

    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    Just started watching the walking dead on Saturday and finished all of season 1. I thought it was pretty darn amazing. Now on to season two though I have heard pretty mixed reviews about it :\
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    RE: Current TV Show

    Samurai Champloo. And I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far.

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    RE: Current TV Show

    Quote Originally Posted by OSRed1
    Samurai Champloo. And I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far.
    I don't mean to moderate, but this thread is for non-anime TV shows, I guess I should have specified. There is a thread for your current anime series, already.

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