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What are you watching on TV?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Hearth Mistress, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    Cut cable and went OTA quite a while ago.
    Actually went a couple years in between with no TV, but decided should have something to watch the local weather .
    Mostly PBS travel shows and +1 on Test Kitchen being interesting sometimes.

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  2. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Luckily I know better ;) I watch it more for the scenery and the animals.

    Eh...too much drama in Ax Men for me.
  3. Blackcountyburner

    Blackcountyburner New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    over here in good old blighty we seem to be having a slight problem with our weather. Snow has fallen to the depth of nearly 4'' maybe even 5'' in some places, causing the normal mayhem,which can be basically be described as everthing is closed, airports,schools, road networks,rail networks,etc;em .
    But the tv is working and of course we are looking forward to the new series of "Top Gear". But the new "Downton" is "Call The Midwife" which was the big winner in the Christmas ratings war,and I have really enjoyed "Homeland" which is a quality production:).
    Regards Tim.
  4. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

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    We watch way too much TV

    For series(do not miss an episode) we watch (in the order of my favorites)

    Breaking Bad (surprised i havent seen anyone mention this) by far the best show on TV in my opinion
    Walking Dead
    Dexter
    Shameless
    Homeland
    Mad Men

    (we were getting showtime for free for a while and watch alot on netflix)

    As for filler TV ill call it(dont care if a miss an episode TV):

    American Pickers
    Storage Wars (the original)
    Arrested Development
    Gold Rush
    Alaska Frontier
    Alaska State troopers
    Pretty much anything on A/E History or discovery channels
  5. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    We tried that when we bought the Cottage. Worked until Canada went digital too, we had a great old black and white Philco we could get Canadian stations on. We're too far out to get a decent signal, the antenna wouldn't pull "local" stations from inside. Gave up and got the cheap cable.
  6. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    I would watch Breaking Bad but it would take a lot of back tracking to try to follow it now but the few episodes I've seen were good, I was just not following the story :)
  7. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

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    Yeah definitely gotta start that one from the beginning.. it is on netflix.
  8. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Reality tv aint
  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    NO! Really? :)
  10. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    You mean most of the crap on tv isn't real!?
  11. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Wrastling is real
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  12. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    I can't speak for the "Really Desperate Housewives of the Jersey Shore" or "The Amazing Survivor Bachelor Race" or whatever those shows are, but I enjoy shows like Ice Road Truckers, American Loggers (RIP), North Woods Law, and Alaska State Troopers just because they offer a little taste of the Great White North, stunning landscapes, and a (somewhat) authentic glimpse into life in those places. If I had my druthers I'd be up in the middle of the Great North Woods somewhere, but instead I live in a relatively rural (for New Jersey) part of the Mid-Atlantic. Whether the scenarios shown are 100% real or not, they remind me of where I love to be.
  13. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I enjoy some of the reality shows, I just don't take them seriously.
  14. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    I went and got a Brooklyn Blowout Haircut and named my first kid Snookie.... ;)
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  15. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    LOL...just got to reading your profile-The Red Green Show is one of my favorite "reality shows" of all time! ;) I mean, who hasn't built a jetpack out of old propane tanks?
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  16. cwill

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    Been watching Netfix, haven't seen regular cable in months. We seem to watch entire series lately. Some of the cheesy 80's shows like A-team & Knight Rider. Discovered how great of a show Cheers was (too young at the time to appreciate it). Battlestar Galactica, so good we plan to rewatch it soon. Seriously if you haven't seen it, it's one of the greatest shows ever made. Right now it's Burn Notice, Louie, and next week Top Gear UK!
  17. seige101

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    Love Shameless on Showtime! It's the only time i have ever paid for a premium channel.

    The usual round up

    Holmes on Holmes / Holmes Inspection
    Gold Rush
    Simpsons
    Family Guy
    American Dad
    NCIS
    NCIS LA
  18. jharkin

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    Another vote for BSG as best show ever. I loved it, and loved the originals as a kid, campy as they were. Actually I really miss a good scifi... After years of BSG, Stargate and the spinoffs, Babylon 5, and all the various Star Treks its kinda tough for a SciFi fan on TV now. SciFi channel, or whatever they call themselves now ,hasn't made anything decent in forever :(


    BTW android autocorrect is crap.
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  19. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Agreed . . . that whole station is a joke for true science fiction fans . . . it went downhill about the time they started running professional wrestling on it. I don't even bother with that station any more. Doctor Who is still around . . . and re-runs . . . it is a pretty dry time for good sci fi.
  20. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    Modern Family is my weekly belly laugh. The boy and I catch pitbulls and parolees on Saturday nights. Other than that, I just catch random stuff to fill the void when I'm working on schoolwork.
  21. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Oh come on now, there is GREAT stuff on sci fi ;)

    Where else can you see 80's pop stars Debra Gibson AND Tiffany in such high production valued feature presentations such as "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid." :eek:

    If you watch it on mute, you can turn it into a drinking game or a Mystery Science Theater episode (I really miss that show)
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  22. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    I'm usually watching the inside of my eye lids:)

    Start my day @ 0230 on the job by 0400 , cook some dinner for my Honey, take care of my wood & pellet stove duties, hang out here with all you Great Folks have some laughs and learn some thing too, come 1900 hrs time for sleep.
    I will turn on the tv always on HBO or MAX don't like commercials I'm into movies and I like some of the series "Newsroom," " Game of Thrones" , "Board Walk." I got into" Strike Back" , and" Hunted "[ made by the Brit's really good stuff ] newest series is" Banshee " loaded with gratuitous sex & violence ;)

    Disclaimer: 90% of these shows are not watched in their normal time slot way past my bed time [ see 1st sentence above ] Catch them on Video on demand:cool: Got'a love it.
  23. Delta-T

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    I only really watch Big Bang Theory and Castle....I'm straight but I have the hots for Nathan Filian (sp?), but then, who doesn't....right?;)
  24. firebroad

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    I think I like all the way-out, escapist type shows. Fringe, Supernatural, Grimm etc. Also really like the stuff from the other side of the Pond, courtesy of WETA UK. Ashes to Ashes, Dr. Who, etc. I also love Raising Hope.
    I think what I don't really like about the trend TV has taken over the years is the "Soap Opera" format that seems to pop up in so many shows. Too many main characters, cliffhanger episodes that don't really go anywhere, etc. I want my adventures to be resolved in 60 minutes or less!
  25. blacktail

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    The rivers close to fishing on the 31st so I'm getting Directv hooked up tomorrow.

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